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Program Assistant - Athletics

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Program Assistant - Athletics
City of Durham Parks & Recreation

Position Description

Work. Serve. Thrive. With the City of Durham
Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

A nationally accredited team of passionate professionals devoted to building better lives and a better community through the power of parks and recreation. Our talented team at Durham Parks and Recreation is devoted to community service and provides a diverse range of programs, services, opportunities, and experiences while being united through our core pillars of creating equitable economic impacts; advancing conservation; rejuvenating health and wellness; enhancing quality of life and sustaining social equity.   

Hourly Rate:  $17.75 - $18.28
Assigned Shifts Vary: Evenings 6:00pm - 10:00 pm  and 
                                    Weekends 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Position responsible for organizing, leading and instructing participants of all ages in skill development of a variety of sporting activities. Incumbent leads and provides on-site supervision of athletic programs, tournaments, leagues, events and maintains responsibility for equipment and records.  Programs take place weekday evenings and weekends, both indoors and outdoors.


  • Supervises diverse age groups in a variety of indoor and outdoor athletic activities.

  • Teaches skill development for a specific sport activity, maintains order and discipline, issues and collects equipment.

  • Manages and leads leagues, games and programs, sets up equipment and prepares supplies.

  • Communicates with the public and provides support to participants and parents.

  • Observes necessary precautions to secure the safety of activity participants and spectators.

  • Maintains activity and attendance records and occasionally prepares reports such as accident reports.

  • Provides on-site supervision of volunteers and part-time staff, as assigned.

  • Provides feedback to supervisors concerning field/gym safety and work orders.

  • Renders first aid in case of minor injury.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, orientations, department/city trainings and evaluation sessions.


  • Group recreational supervision and the rules and regulations governing various competitive games and other athletic activities.


  • Interacting positively with the public.

  • Communicating instructions effectively to individuals and groups.

  • Organizing and instructing athletic programs.

  • Conflict management and defusing confrontational situations.

  • Report writing and record keeping.

  • Exercising initiative and good judgment.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

High School diploma or equivalent (GED, HiSet, TASC) .
One (1) year of experience in recreation, physical education, coaching, or a related field.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Valid Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED – with Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto Injector Certification within the first six months of employment.

Additional Preferred Skills

Experience supervising/coordinating youth/adult athletic leagues, games, or sporting activities. 
Consistently available to work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. 
Consistently available to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 
Know the rules to baseball, softball, soccer, pickleball or kickball. 
Experience working athletic programs.
Experience planning small social gatherings for athletic participants. 
Willing to work both indoors and outdoors.
Experience organizing and teaching skill development for a specific sport activity.  
$17.75 - $18.28/hour
Job Type
Part Time
Durham, North Carolina United States
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