Employment Notice-The City of Arkadelphia is accepting applications for a Recreation Programs Manager until December 18, 2020. 

Job Title: Recreation Programs Manager

Hours: Full-Time

Range: $30,000-$35,000 year

Location: Arkadelphia, AR

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for leading, managing, and delivering a variety of sport and recreational programs for the community.  These services include program areas encompassing youth/adult sports, athletics, camps, clinics, and tournaments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation physical education or related field.
  • 1-3 years progressively responsible experience in recreation, OR, any combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Possess a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.
  • 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.
  • First Aid & CPR Certification.

Applications will be accepted through December 18, 2020, and maybe 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.