Assistant Parks and Recreation Director

City of Columbia, Ms

The Parks & Recreation Assistant Director will help oversee the care and maintenance of all city-owned parks and recreation facilities.

Examples of Duties

Coordinates and supervises sports programs, collects fees, acquires coaches, assigns practice times, and other activities directly related to the particular program.

Schedules or arranges for the scheduling of games and umpires for basketball, soccer, baseball, T-Ball, flag football, tennis, softball, and other games.

Schedules and coordinates various tournaments throughout the year.

Coordinates with leagues and organizations (if external). Secures authority/responsibility/liability agreements.

Determines schedules and maintains related records and statistics for programs and personnel within the division.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, staff and external customers.

Create and maintain a progressive and performance-based culture.

Plans, staffs and supervises programs of parks and recreation maintenance.

Regularly inspects recreation facilities and parks to evaluate adequacy of maintenance, safety and to monitor programs and operations.

Develops and maintains effective relationships between City leadership, staff, and outside stakeholder groups.

Oversees publication of a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding parks and recreation programs.


Valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain one.

First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain same within one (1) year of hire.


Two (2) years recreation experience including community center programming; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Considerable knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning and administration; Considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program; Understanding of landscaping and recreation field preparation.

Skill in operation of tools and equipment; Skill in First Aid and CPR.

Ability to develop, coordinate and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $31,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbia, MS 39429: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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