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Athletic Coordinator

City of Doraville

Listing Summary

Position Title:                               Athletic Coordinator

Reports to:                                      Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs

Department:                                   Recreation

FLSA Status:                                   Non-Exempt



Summary of Position:


Under the direction of the Director, the Athletic Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the coordination, implementation, and administration of City of Doraville athletic programming. The specific duties of the Athletic Coordinator will include program development and management, carrying forth prudent fiscal management, participation in staff development, and offsite collaborations. S/he will aide in providing a safe, nurturing, well-supervised athletic programs. S/he will be the liaison with coaches, parents, collaborators, school management, donors, and visitors to display the site and the program positively.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 


  • Initiate, develop, and implement a sports calendar.
  • Work involves knowledge of sports, rules and regulations governing the more common competitive games such as basketball, baseball, softball, football and soccer.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, markets, and supervises recreational sports activities and facilities.
  • Works regularly with program and facility users of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, particularly children and must be able to maintain discipline and resolve disciplinary problems.
  • Operates, assigns, collects and maintains a variety of recreational equipment.
  • May supervise and direct independent contractors in accordance with City policies and procedures.
  • Helps plan long-range goals, objectives, and directions for the City's recreation programs and parks.
  • Maintain assessment of community needs and develop programs/seasons as necessary.
  • Maintain active membership in GRPA and seek out opportunities to host district and state tournaments.
  • Work involves the scheduling and management of facilities and sports programs.
  • Exercises discretion in the performance of the work and regularly uses independent judgment.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact when interacting with parents and fee collections. As well as ensuring all monies are accounted for all groups and athletic teams.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Desirable Skills and Qualifications:


  • Skilled in the use and maintenance of a variety of sporting equipment.  Knowledge of sports rules, management, equipment maintenance and programming.
  • Skilled in the use of a computer and oral and written communication.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive program of recreation and park services; to analyze and make decisions; to maintain complex records, and to prepare reports utilizing these records; to supervise, to plan, establish, assign, and coordinate priorities.
  • Must be able to accurately forecast future needs of the department and exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the Mayor, City Council and professional staff members in City government.
  • Possess at least 3 years’ experience working with school-aged youth and teens with a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to best practices in education and recreation for children and families.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a work environment in which the employee is exposed to significant public scrutiny and be able to adequately and effectively address public questions and concerns as well as interact with members of the community.
  • Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public school setting. Spanish speaking is a preference.
  • It is preferred that the Athletic Coordinator possess a BA/BS and have 2-3 years’ experience developing and implementing sports programs.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license and current automobile insurance. First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must be bondable.


Mental and Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
  • Ability to communicate orally and to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  
  • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, water hazards, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
  • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.


Other Requirements:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to work various shifts which include working on weekends and holidays.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation, to include but not limited to, a physical examination with drug screening and an oral interview.


At-Will Employment:


This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


Employment with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.


Equal Opportunity:


The City of Doraville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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