The City of Arkadelphia’s Parks and Recreation department is looking to hire a Recreations Programs Manager.


This position is responsible for the planning, coordinating, marketing, implementing, supervising and evaluating athletic leagues, tournaments and related special events and activities within the Parks & Recreation Department with emphasis on athletics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Public communications
  • Special events
  • Assist with budget development and management
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with private sports organizations
  • Analyze data and prepare reports
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Plan, schedule and implement all sport and recreational programs for children and adults, while maximizing program participation.
  2. Conduct or provide on-site supervision of programs as required; requisition supplies; organize registration and instructor staffing.
  3. Develop recommendations for recreational programs that serve community needs; research recreational needs of the public; analyze related proposals and prepare recommendations for department management consideration.
  4. Respond to citizen requests for information and complaints with respect to the recreation programs, or personnel; ensure appropriate follow-up action is taken.
  5. Prepare routine and special reports regarding recreation programs and activities.
  6. Develops, implements, and effectively administers and manages operational budgets to include financial reports, revenue generation, and operational costs.
  7. Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates, and disciplines, as necessary, all program personnel. Develops recruitment programs to maintain adequate program staffing.
  8. Performs miscellaneous administrative tasks as necessary for successful program operations.
  9. Supports other areas within Parks and Recreation Department by assisting with special events, recreational programs, facility rentals, and facility coverage issues in the absence of staff.
  10. Informs supervisor of all work-related programs and activities.
  11. Adheres to the personnel, safety, and department policies and procedures.
  12. Develops, organizes, schedules and implements recreational activities including camps, fitness and athletic programs.
  13. Establishes officiating policies, rules and procedures for the efficient operation of in-house sports programs.
  14. Coordinates registration for various recreational programs; schedules recreational facilities for programs and events.
  15. Plan, host, and manage youth and adult tournaments.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in recreation physical education or related field.
  2. 1-3 years progressively responsible experience in recreation, OR, any combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities.
  3. Experience with recreation software’s, & Microsoft Office.
  4. Possess a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.
  5. Energetic personality with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  6. High attention to detail and accuracy.
  7. Skilled in managing multiple tasks/projects along with the ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  8. Strong sense of ownership and initiative, collaborative and flexible attitude.
  9. Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekends.
  10. First Aid & CPR Certification

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