Website Belvidere Park District

Job Summary: The Athletic Coordinator is a year round, part-time position responsible for the hands on coordination and supervision of athletic sports programs as assigned. The Athletic Coordinator reports directly to the Recreation Supervisor – Athletics.

General Hours: This position works on-site during specific programs, leagues, camps and clinics. Shifts will vary depending on the season, month, day or time. Shifts can fluctuate depending on a particular class or league includes nights, weekends and midweek hours. This position can be scheduled up to a maximum of 18 hours per week and is not to exceed 960 hours during an anniversary year.

Essential Functions:

v Responsible for set-up, take down and/or implementing athletic programs, leagues, camps and clinics.

v Enforce rules, policies, and regulations.

v Secure all recreation equipment and supplies necessary for athletic programs

v Monitor all athletic programs and special events.

v Regularly monitor the condition of the athletic programs, equipment and facilities.

v Supervise athletic workers.

v Work the specific program when necessary by direction of the Recreation Supervisor.

v Communicate with Recreation Supervisor-Athletic about ongoing facility, personnel, and general operations matters.

v Notify Recreation Supervisor of any changes, problems, or emergencies.

v Inspect and maintain all athletic equipment.

v Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.

v Represent the Belvidere Township Park District in a positive and professional manner.

v Complete all paperwork required, keep organized and submit on a timely basis.

v Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as designated by the Park District.

v Responsible for providing, reporting and documenting all injury, illness and health information required by the Park District.

v Actively support the safety policies and related programs including following safety rules, first-aid procedures, and reporting accidents & injuries when necessary.

v Follow payroll procedures as designated by the Park District.

v Consistent on-time attendance.

v Performs other work-related duties and functions as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

v Assist in developing and creating inspiring lesson plans for each sports program.

v Assist in interpreting customer needs and delivering programs and services to meet those needs.

v Assist Recreation Supervisor with preparing and providing accurate, specific and measurable evaluations.

v Assist Recreation Supervisor with ongoing facility, personnel, and general operation evaluations.

v Assist with any physical setup/take down when needed.

v Assist in the successful inclusion of special needs participants.

v May be required to complete tasks outside of normal work hours.

v Assist with grievances from patrons.

v Assist coordinating and delegating athletic duties to Athletic Workers.

v Occasionally responsible for opening and closing of facilities being used.

v Attend all staff meetings and trainings.

Psychological Considerations:

v Demonstrate patience, compassion and understanding, yet be assertive and firm in decision-making.

v Ability to work well with individuals.

v Possess decision-making, conflict resolution, and organizational skills.

v Demonstrate a positive influence in working with the public, and with the Belvidere Park District.

v Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations.

v Proficiency to read and write in English, and organize effectively.

v Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers.

v Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

v Must be especially supportive with staff during and after emergency situations.

Physiological Considerations:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

v General work area is outdoors and indoors. May have to work in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate.

v May stand for periods of time; walk, run, push, pull and reach; occasionally bend, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance and stretch.

v May sit for periods of time at desk in front of computer monitor.

v Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, calculator, photocopier and telephone.

v Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting items and packages.

v Lifting requirements should not exceed 50 lbs without assistance.

v Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriately in person and in writing.

v Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Environmental Considerations:

v May have potential exposure to chronic infectious diseases.

v May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions which may include cold, heat, rain, various degrees of humidity and lighting.

Cognitive Considerations:

v Ability to lead and give clear, concise directions to participants and staff.

v Must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgement.

Education, Experience, and Training:

v Must be at least 18 years of age.

v High School Diploma or equivalent required.

v Must have extensive knowledge and ability to teach multiple sports

v Ability to work with children of all ages, abilities and experience levels

v Ability to lead and give clear, concise directions to participants and staff.

v One to two years of supervisory experience in recreation sports, athletics or related fields.

v Prior experience in planning, organizing, and leading activities.

v Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.

v Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent) is required within 30 days of hire date. If you are not already certified, training will be provided.

v Successful background check.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.00 – $16.48 per hour


Employee discount
Flexible schedule

4 hour shift
Weekends as needed
Ability to Relocate:

Belvidere, IL 61008: Relocate before starting work (Required)

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