Program Coordinator – Freedom Park
James City County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a self-motivated professional with a passion for the outdoors to assist in the daily operation of Freedom Park and other assigned parks as needed. Administrative functions include cash handling, budgeting, staff scheduling, inventory management, payroll, procurement, policy development, employee selection/training, coordinating special events, programs, and volunteer projects, assisting in marketing efforts and oversight of trail maintenance standards. Operational functions include assisting in maintaining the cleanliness of assigned parks and that include hands-on activities and quality control through inspections. To be successful in this position, the applicant should have proven ability to work with diverse groups and partners and available to work morning, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
Responsibilities: Provides effective supervision of assigned staff and volunteers including selection, performance management, employee relations, training, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities; Coordinates and manages multiple, year-round recreation programs, associated leagues and events; coordinates programming opportunities with division staff, volunteers, instructors and partner organizations; Prepares, develops and monitors the annual budget, performance measures and statistics, program and service evaluations, marketing efforts and other daily administrative functions for assigned program area; Serves as primary contact and liaison to County staff and community partners, for training and best practices in assigned program area may represent the department on interagency councils, committees, community agencies and groups; May be responsible for the daily operations of a park or facility that may include the coordination of maintenance, cleaning and inspecting, reservations, programs, events, project management and fiscal transactions; ensures assigned facility or park operates in accordance with County safety policies and procedures and specific regulations that pertain to unique amenities.
Requirements: Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field, preferably from a National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) accredited college/university; considerable experience in community recreation program planning, design, implementation and evaluation; leading and supervising diverse staff and volunteers.