Essex Junction Recreation & Parks (EJRP) is seeking a spirited, innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial self-starter to be our next Program Director – Sports & Fitness. We work in a cooperative team environment that demands excellence, thrives on serving our community, and promotes collaboration with local organizations. We pride ourselves on being responsive to community needs and trends in recreation. A successful candidate will welcome and seize all aspects of program/event management, finance, marketing, and communications. Oversight of activities will range from youth and adult sports programs/leagues, to running races, fitness classes, and youth summer camps. Additionally, this person will lead our department's web and social media communications. S/he will manage staff and volunteers, seek sponsorships, continue thriving programs, and develop new initiatives. Essential skills include planning, coordinating, and organizing – all with attention to detail. With the support, guidance, and encouragement of seasoned professionals, our Program Director – Sports & Fitness will have the independence to explore and experiment. A flexible work schedule is necessary. Applications being accepted through 6/21.
SPECIFICS: This position will focus on the following existing initiatives, as well as expand and offer new opportunities: *youth and adult sports programs/leagues (High School Rec Soccer, Thursday Night Basketball, Women's Basketball, Over 30's Hoops, Barcomb Basketball Leagues, Power Sixes Volleyball, Frank Smith HS Basketball League) *running races (Halloween Hustle, 5K Running Series, Father's Day Fun Run, Bright Nite Fun Run, 1/2 Marathon) *fitness classes (yoga & RIPPED) *youth summer camps & programs (both sports & non-sports oriented) *developing and publishing our web and social media content, and staying current with apps and other modes of communication
A PLUS IF YOU: 1) Have a working knowledge and background in a variety of sports as a player, manager, coach, ref, volunteer, or organizer - in particular basketball. 2) Have been an organizer or participant in running races - 5K's and/or 1/2 marathons. 3) Are current and adept in social media/web trends and apps. ?4) Have experience or interest in photography or videography.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: BA or BS in Recreation, Sports Management, Leisure Studies or other appropriate discipline plus a minimum of two years experience in recreation supervisory capacity, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Have extensive background with a wide variety of recreational programs and activities with direct experience in planning, organizing and leading a diverse array of recreation activities. Also, must possess a working knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and objectives of community recreation programs.?
CERTIFICATIONS: *Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) desirable; or must be eligible for, and obtain, within one year of employment *Must be certified in First Aid and C.P.R. *Must hold a valid Vermont's driver's license and have their own vehicle; must hold or be eligible for, and obtain, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one year of employment. *Interest and ability to continue to take classes and certifications to enhance recreation knowledge and abilities.
Additional Salary Information: ?Salary starts at $47K, depending on experience. Excellent benefits available through the Village of Essex Junction, including family medical and dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability, retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, tuition reimbursement, and paid leaves.
Essex Junction Recreation and Parks (EJRP) provides a comprehensive and diversified set of recreational programs, events, and services to the Essex Junction community of 10,000 people. With the vision of "We create community through people, parks, and programs," the department has 15 full time, year round staff, 300 part time staff, operates a $2.4M budget, and oversees three parks and an outdoor community swimming pool.