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Recreation Program Manager – Athletics

Published on October 13, 2022

Department(s): Parks and Recreation

Location: Pittsburg, KS

The Athletic Manager is responsible for overseeing agency-wide athletic programs, including the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of athletic programs and services. The position also acts as the liaison to several athletic affiliate organizations. The position oversees part-time and contractual workers including sports officials, facility attendants, instructors, concession and facility staff and others.

The athletic manager will work in both an indoor office environment as well as regularly working outdoors and will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions, including exposure to chemicals.

This position’s hours may vary. Hours may include some evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary to support scheduled events and tournaments.

Please see the attachment for a complete list of job duties and responsibilities.



•Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience
•Effective communication and presentation skills with supervisors, staff, participants, other department members and the public
•Ability to write and maintain accurate reports, business correspondence and policy and procedure manuals
•Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals and technical procedures
•Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends and weekday nights as required
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public
•Knowledge of athletic/facility design specifications
•Knowledge of a variety of sports, leagues and tournaments
•Knowledge of principles of recreation programming
•Knowledge of budget development/oversight, financial accounting, cash handling and controls
•Knowledge of basic mathematic skills and the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret graphs
•Knowledge of basic social media usage, marketing and strategy
•Knowledge and skills with computers and software including Microsoft Office.


• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management, Recreation Services and Sports Management, Sports and Leisure Service Management or related field;
• Minimum of one to three years’ experience with athletic programming;
• Valid driver’s license is required;
• CPR/First Aid/AED certification must be obtained within three months of employment.