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The Town of Spindale

is currently accepting applications for the position of

Recreation Program Coordinator

Plans, coordinates, implements, and supervises a variety of recreational, athletic, and leisure time activities for the municipal Parks and Recreation Department.

Distinguishing features of the Class

An employee in this class performs a variety of professional and administrative duties in the management of parks and recreation activities for the Town. Professional recreation work includes organizing youth and adult sports and recreational activities. Work includes preparing schedules, recruitment of coaches, officials and volunteers, acquiring sponsors, ordering equipment, coordinating or performing field preparation, supervision of practices and games and evaluation of program effectiveness. The employee has extensive public contact with coaches, officials, participants and parents and requires considerable tact and diplomacy in resolving concerns. Administrative responsibilities include planning for program expansion and supervision of part time staff. Work also includes supervising and participating in facilities management and maintenance. The employee is subject to the hazards in recreation work including working in both inside and outside environments, in hot and cold weather, and exposure to noise, dust, moving parts, etc. Duties may expose the employee to human body fluids in emergencies thus is subject to the OSHA requirements on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under the supervision of the Recreation Director and is evaluated by observation, discussions, reports and public feedback of program effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Develops and maintains a varied athletic program for the community’s youth and adults as well as recreational activities for both youth and adults; develops long and short-range plans to enhance the overall program.

Plans, organizes and schedules youth and adult athletic programs such as basketball, volleyball, and softball and coordinates camps and intramural leagues; registers participants; collects fees; schedules fields for practice and games.

Recruits volunteer coaches, secures officials, teaches skills and game rules; conducts coaching clinics; referees or coach games if needed.

Observes and evaluates athletic events, practices and games for quality of competition, proper use of equipment and facilities and for sportsmanship; enforces rules, policies, and regulations for participant behavior; evaluates programs for participation levels and attainment of program objectives.

Solicits and secures sponsors for teams; orders equipment and supplies; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; assures equipment is safe, adequate and up to standards.

Meets with coaches, officials and/or parents to deal with problem situations and seek resolution; makes and explains decisions based on the official game rules and department policies and procedures; counsels and advises parents concerning participation of children in athletic and recreational activities.

Plans for and participates in maintenance of ball fields, parks, community center, gym and concession stands; coordinates and monitors repairs and renovations with contractors; mows, drags and lines fields; assembles nets, goals, batting cages, temporary fencing, etc. needed for specific activities.

Trains and supervises part-time staff and officials; processes criminal background checks; schedules staff as needed for program activities and maintains time records of part-time employees.

Formulates and executes departmental rules and policies for activities and participation; enforces rules and regulations as required.

Markets programs utilizing traditional and social media.

Prepares and maintains a variety of computer and hard copy records and prepares reports as required.

Additional Job Duties

Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of standard resources, materials, game rules, equipment, and facilities utilized in a public recreation program including required maintenance of athletic fields and facilities.

Knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices.

Knowledge of the liability issues involved in parks and recreation administration.

Working knowledge of grant development and administration.

Skill in dealing tactfully, courteously and firmly with program participants and the public and in collaborative conflict resolution.

Skill in managing multiple priorities and program requirements in recreational and athletic programming and facility maintenance.

Ability to function independently and use sound judgement in decision making and directing the activities of the department.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

Ability to effectively plan and execute a year-round program of athletic and recreational activities, to organize and manage current activities while planning and preparing for future events and to handle effectively, efficiently and accurately.

Ability to use sound judgement to enforce rules and regulations.

Ability to express ideas effectively in oral and written forms and to deal tactfully, courteously and in a firm manner as necessary with the public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, program participants, parents, employees, volunteers, officials and the general public.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking and hearing.

Must be able to perform medium heavy work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, do basic accounting, read extensively, operate a computer and motorized vehicles and perform maintenance tasks.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education or closely related field and considerable experience in planning, implementing and supervising athletic and recreation programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Police Officer

Spindale Police Department

Position reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include but are not limited to: Effect arrests; prepare investigative and other reports; safely operate law enforcement vehicles; communicate effectively; gather information by use of interview techniques; maintain proficiency in the use of various firearms; testify in court; read and comprehend legal and other documents and interact with the public. Applicants must be BLET certified; a resident of North Carolina; possess a valid North Carolina driver's License; have a high school diploma or equivalent and pass an extensive background investigation to include drug testing.

Benefits include: Competitive salary, health, dental, and vision insurance, state retirement, and 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick days.


Applications may be requested at the Spindale Town Hall 125 Reveley St. Spindale, NC 28160 and should be submitted to: Chief of Police, Town of Spindale, open until filled. EOE.

Please remit all applications to Spindale Town Hall, 125 Reveley St., Spindale, NC 28160.
during normal business hours 8am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Please attach your resume with the completed application.
or scan and email completed applications to: cswafford@spindalenc.net

Town of Spindale - EOE


Town of Spindale,
Jul 25, 2016, 1:51 PM