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Recreation & Parks Specialist

Job Title

Recreation & Parks Specialist



STARTING SALARY $31,016 - $46,524

OPENING DATE April 24, 2018

CLOSING DATE May 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

The Town of Elon is accepting applications for a Recreation and Parks Specialist. Elon is an active community with a population of 10,532, which includes Elon University. This is an exciting time for the Town as we set the stage for strategic growth and development. As part of this strategic planning, the Town is developing a comprehensive recreation and parks master plan. This plan will help guide the overall direction for recreation and parks and will help the Town focus on goals related to health and well-being, connectivity, and economic development.  The Recreation and Parks Specialist will be engaged throughout this process and with the implementation of the recommendations.

The daily duties for this position consists of assisting the Recreation and Parks Administrator with the management of recreation and parks facilities and grounds; following procedures for the public to reserve and use recreation facilities; preparing activity schedules and completing reports on program and center usage; coordinating with public works staff and assisting with set-up and breakdown of equipment and ensuring facilities, grounds, and equipment receive proper maintenance; serving as the facility supervisor for rental activities and programs; preparing budget recommendations; and recruiting and training volunteers. Work requires daily independent decision making and providing excellent customer service when answering phones and interacting with residents, visitors, town staff, volunteers, and vendors. 


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation administration or a closely related degree and some experience in recreation center operations including recreation programming; or an equivalent combination of training and supervisory experience.


Interested candidates who meet the position requirements for educational training and related job experience and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience must submit a town application to: Misty Hagood, Finance Director, P.O. Box 595, Elon, NC 27244. Interested candidates should apply by May 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. First review will begin on Monday, May 14th. The required Town of Elon application is available at  Resumes may accompany the completed application.

The Town of Elon is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment background check and drug test are required.


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