The City of Arkadelphia is looking for an energetic leader to join our expanding and progressive Parks & Recreation Department. 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 an 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, and/or performing other related activities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
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 the 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, & 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
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and may be picked up and returned to Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation Center at 2555 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 7:30 to 5:30 Mon – Fri or found online at 
Equal Opportunity Employer.



Job Title: Recreation Center Operations Manager

Hours: Full-Time

Range: $30,000-$35,000 year

Location: Arkadelphia, AR

Job Summary: The City of Arkadelphia is looking for an energetic leader to join our expanding and progressive Parks & Recreation Department.  This position is responsible for all operations within the Parks & Recreation Center. Manage facility reservations for the Parks & Recreation Department.  Collect and calculate payroll & employee attendance for all department staff.  Maintain accurate bookkeeping records of revenues & expenses. Manage inventory for the recreation center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial records.
  • Prepare bank deposits.
  • Collect and record personnel’s time for payroll.
  • Maintains up-to-date budget/bill tracking.
  • Prepare end-of-month financial data and reports for Director’s review.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and schedule desk aide staff and custodial staff.
  • Facilitate and manage facility reservations.
  • Receives messages and effectively maintains communication within the department.
  • Trains staff in revenue collections.
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • College degree in accounting, marketing, or other job-related fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Experience leading staff.
  • Ability to operate office equipment and computers.
  • Experience with recreation software & Microsoft Office.
  • Energetic personality with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Skilled in managing multiple tasks/projects along with the ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative, collaborative and flexible attitude.
  • Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekends.

Applications are available at: Arkadelphia Parks & Recreation Center 2555 Twin Rivers Drive

Or online at

Apply with this LINK

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.

The City of Arkadelphia is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.



EMPLOYMENT NOTICE- Public Information Coordinator


Public Information Coordinator plays a critical role in the City of Arkadelphia on issues related to strategic messaging, community engagement, community relations, and crisis communications. The Public Information Coordinator develops, executes, and drives strategic communications plans, heightens our positive reputation in the community, and tactics consistent with the mission of the City of Arkadelphia. The Public Information Coordinator proactively identifies communication opportunities and needs related to organizational change, employee engagement, and city communication. Serves as the primary communications coordinator for the City of Arkadelphia and serves as the inward and outward-facing representative of the City of Arkadelphia to the community and in that role keeps current in terms of community needs, issues, and opportunities relevant to the organization.


  1. Participates in all services and activities of the department related to public information and marketing; maintains the confidentiality of all information handled in the course of business.
  2. Manages all social media accounts associated with the City of Arkadelphia.
  3. Collaborates with City Manager and the Director of Community Engagement & Special Events to ensure the media reports accurate and timely information
  4. Uses sound public relations and marketing techniques and principles to research and compose various types of communications, such as news releases, media advisories, digital content, brochures, speeches, speaking points, advertisements, market research, marketing plans, and marketing-related videos, etc., to inform the public about the activities of the City of Arkadelphia.
  5. Provides support to the City Manager’s Office, Mayor and Board of Directors, and departments as it relates to communicating the city’s message to the public and the media through various communication channels.
  6. Participates in planning, organizing, or publicizing city events, including news conferences.  
  7. Attends city events to communicate during the event through digital channels and other methods.  
  8. Will be in charge of coordinating communication efforts with the public and media during an emergency.  
  9. Edit materials created by other city staff, including news releases, brochures, flyers, and other digital content, etc.  
  10. Attends City Board Meeting and other city meetings as needed to provide staff support and communicate to the media and public about outcomes.  
  11. Acts as spokesperson for the city when directed by the City Manager providing interviews on camera, print, and radio.
  12. Participates in and provides media training for departments.
  13. Prepare the City Manager/ Mayor with talking points, speeches, scripts, and formal correspondence for presentations, and official appearances.
  14. Acts as a secondary contact for the news media and general public on issues relating to municipal government programs and services.
  15. Fosters, develop and maintains relationships with media, press representatives, elected officials, and stakeholders.
  16. Stays informed on best practices and current trends in the area of assignment.


The Public Information Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications; Marketing; Public Relations; or a related field. Two (2) years or more years of relevant work experience in strategic communications, media relations, and public relations. Experience working in a municipal government setting is desirable.


  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations that apply to the practice of Director of Communications in a municipal setting
  • Ability to make presentations before management, public groups, and staff.
  • Knowledge of analytical and grammatical skills necessary to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to (or possess the skill level to gain the ability to) define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; also apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, content development, presentation, interpersonal skills, and graphic design skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and verbal skills and the ability to liaise with staff and the community at all levels.
  • Demonstrated project management abilities for the entire life cycle of a project.
  • Demonstrated a good sense of judgment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of word processing, graphic design, and desktop publishing software.
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to work well independently including without administrative support when required.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills are essential.
  • Ability to work in a highly visible position undergoing significant changes with multiple constituents, each with demands exceeding resources.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and be available.
  • Ability to travel which may include overnight travel on an as-needed basis. May be needed to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours on an as-needed basis.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality.


The Public Information Coordinator should have knowledge of practices of journalism and marketing required to prepare press releases, reports, and related documents; town programs, policies, and structure; public information and modern principles and practices of public relations media; general experience in media and public relations; ability to write, edit and communicate effectively to create a positive and professional image of the City; ability to write public information reports and releases; knowledge of grammar, punctuation, editing, layout and related skills; good research and organization skills; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees, the media and the general public. Considerable knowledge of computer skills and technology (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.) and specialized software.

The City of Arkadelphia, Arkansas is accepting applications for the position of Public Information Coordinator.  Successful applicants will have a college degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related fields. Applicants must have strong communication skills both written and verbal, be well organized in thought and execution, and possess the ability to work well under pressure. Please visit the city website for full detail of qualifications. The salary range is DOQ. Offer and acceptance contingent upon passing a drug test and background checks.

Send resumes to Samantha Roybal, City Clerk, 700 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, or to Equal Opportunity Employer.