Recreation Program Supervisor - Youth Sports Job at Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC

  • Mecklenburg County
  • Charlotte, NC

Job Description

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation is excited to add a Recreation Program Supervisor to the team! This position will be responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing our youth sports programs and activities across the County. A few of our youth sports offering are basketball, flag football, track & field, and soccer. The incumbent will also be responsible for scheduling all tournaments, clinics, and special athletic events. In addition, the incumbent will work with internal and external customers, including vendors to ensure successful youth athletic operations. The selected candidate will be a key member of our team in building and maintaining partnerships within the department and with our community. The preferred candidate would have extensive knowledge/understanding of league and tournament scheduling and strong interpersonal skills. This full-time position will be based at Revolution Park Sports Academy and may be required to work nights and weekends based upon athletic schedules.

By applying to this position, you are eligible to be considered for a similar role, in which you meet the minimum qualifications for, at other Park and Recreation locations should they become available. If you are looking to grow in your career, or transition laterally into a new role, don't miss this opportunity to apply!

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification
  • Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) Certification
  • Experience with community-based sports/recreation programs


  • Supervise the recreation activities of groups within a program, assigned district, or center
  • Supervise such recreational activities as summer programs, after-school programs, community centers, special events, youth, and adult sports programs
  • Stimulate interest in recreational activities within the area of assignment through contacts and liaison with interested groups and individuals
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteer personnel at the assigned location
  • Participate in staff conferences in planning comprehensive recreation programs
  • Conduct staff meetings with personnel to discuss plans, programs, and problems
  • Investigate and take action on requests, suggestions or complaints concerning recreation services in the assigned area
  • Provide leadership, equipment and facilities to staff members and the community
  • Responsible for inventory control of equipment and materials allocated to a particular program
  • Responds to emergency situations as needed


  • Experience: Minimum of four (4) years of experience in recreational programming; One (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Health and Physical Education or a related field

Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?: Yes

  • Licenses/Certifications: Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License and County Driving Privileges; First Aid/CPR
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in various computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite



  • Principles, practices, and techniques of public recreation programs and the needs of all levels and age groups
  • Facilities and equipment required in both indoor and outdoor recreation activities
  • Program assessment, planning, development, coordination, and evaluation applicable to the assigned area


  • Develop, promote, schedule and coordinate programs, classes and special events
  • Analyze specific community recreation needs and to adopt programs to meet needs
  • Oral and written communication including public speaking
  • Data entry, program and/or course entry and scheduling, facility scheduling as needed and computer-based registration processes
  • Keeping accurate records including registration, deposits, receipts and community data
  • Problem solving, organizing workloads and meeting deadlines
  • Meeting the needs of diverse populations


  • Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Delegating Responsibility: Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization’s and individuals’ effectiveness
  • Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively
  • Facilitate Change: Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Applied Learning: Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner
  • Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that instills confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
  • Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving forces behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive
  • Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role
  • Safety Awareness: Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards

In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions. Other duties may be assigned based on business need and the supervisor’s request. Mecklenburg County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Designated positions may be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Summer work, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Night shift, Weekend work,

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