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Athletics Coordinator

City of Fairburn

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The Athletic Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organization, and coordination of athletic programs for the Parks & Recreation Department, to include, maintaining the aquatics facility year around, and implementing various recreation programs to meet the needs of the community. Reports to the Parks & Recreation Director. 



Monitor the day-to-day operations of recreation programs including making site visits, handling and resolving complaints and ensuring that programs have required materials and supplies, and formulate and organize program plans and schedules for seasonal and/or year-round activities.

Monitor and maintain the Duncan Park aquatic facility and Splash Pad during off season.

Manage all athletic programming including scheduling, registration, special events, banquets, scheduling, equipment, and uniforms.

Assist with creating, planning and promoting recreational programs based on the recreational need and interest of the community.

Assist in recruiting, training, supervising, and directing volunteers and participants assigned to work with athletic programs.

Maintain supplies, equipment and materials, in support of athletic and recreation programs and advises Director of Parks and Recreation in advance of program equipment and supply needs.  

Enforce City policies, procedures and park rules for staff, instructors, volunteers and contracted facility renters as well as enforcement of safety and operating procedures.

Conducts research to identify programs of value and interest to the community; evaluates program effectiveness and viability; makes recommendations on new programs or modifications of existing programs to meet community needs.

Conducts quarterly reports and ensures programs are properly maintained for optimal safety.

Assists in the maintenance of athletic fields.

Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; utilizes precautionary safety equipment and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. 

Responds to complaints and questions related to department operations; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Assists with administering parks and recreation special events as needed. 

Performs other related duties as assigned. 



Education and Experience:

Requires an Associate’s degree in Parks & Recreation Administration, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, or related field; supplemented by one to two (1-2) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid State of Georgia driver’s license; CPR certification Ability to obtain and maintain Certified Pool Operators Certification within six (6) months of hire.



Special Requirements -

Requires an acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and an acceptable driving record. This position is deemed safety-sensitive and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing.



Knowledge of day-to-day operations of recreation programs, site visits, handling and resolving complaints and acquisition of materials and supplies.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic programming.

Knowledge of current athletic trends.

Knowledge of departmental policies, Georgia Recreation Parks Association (GRPA) rules and regulations, and the rules and regulations of sports league governing bodies.

Knowledge of community resources, especially those resources focusing on athletics and recreation with an emphasis on diverse community populations. Athletic Coordinator

Ability to formulate and organize program plans, and schedules for seasonal and/or year round activities.

Ability to monitor and maintain the Duncan Park aquodic facility and Splash Pad during off-season.

Ability to train Duncan Park aquatic facility staff. • Ability to assist with creating, planning and promoting recreational programs based on the recreational need and interest of the community.

Ability to develop effective working relationships with fellow employees, instructors, and general public.

Ability to enforce City policies, procedures and park rules for staff, instructors, volunteers and contracted facility renters as well as enforcement of safety and operating procedures.

Ability to perform daily upkeep of recreational facilities to include minor maintenance, and the cleaning of floors and other areas.

Skilled in organizing and implementing athletic programs.

Skill in providing customer service and resolving issues.

Skill in operating, maneuvering and/or controlling the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. 




The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force. Work requires the ability to exert very moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Work is performed in an outdoor environment. Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature extremes, machinery, bright or dim light, traffic hazards, or toxic agents. 


The City of Fairburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss accommodations with the employer.

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