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PARK DIRECTOR - Saluda Shoals Park

General Description:

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) is continuing to build a solid foundation of trusted leadership, a strong management team and continued sound fiscal stewardship through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, and a focus on performance excellence. ICRC operates on 39% tax revenues and 61% user fees and other revenue sources.  The candidate for this position must possess the experience and knowledge of the essential job duties, as well as possess strong leadership skills, strategic planning competencies and an entrepreneurial spirit which includes new and innovative ideas tied to strategic and financial goals.

Plans, coordinates and directs the operation of Saluda Shoals Park. A priority for this position will be directing the implementation of a newly developed soccer/tournament facility, tennis courts, and extended river access and trails as well as meeting short and long term strategic objectives. Additionally, this position will lead, plan, coordinate and direct park operations and recreational programming; this includes active and passive park use, natural areas, an environmental education center, a conference and meeting facility, recreation facilities, trails, programs and special events. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving ability, strong strategic planning skills and strong business and leadership skills. 

Essential Job Functions:

Prepares, presents and administers an operating budget of approximately $2 million.

Plans and directs the parks and recreation department within budgetary limitations and in consideration of requests, displayed interests and full utilization of available facilities; develops, recommends and implements departmental policies, procedures, regulations and work priorities.

Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral forms, in a formal and informal environment. Possess effective supervisory and leadership skills. Possess highly developed public relations skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Executive Director, management team, staff, business partners, public officials, other governmental agencies, and the public. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the agency and community. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports. Ability to represent the Commission in public speaking events. Must be an effective change agent driven to inspire and implement change with excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability. Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiate proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism administration or related field. Three to five years of experience in organized recreation programming and management and one or more years of experience in natural resources/environmental education based programs; three to five years of experience in highly responsible leadership and supervisory capacity, preferably experience in both Parks and Recreation related positions. Verifiable history of progressive responsibilities and assignments.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Certification as a Certified Leisure Professional or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or equivalent is preferred.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Part Time Positions & Independent Contractor Opportunities

Therapeutic Recreation Soccer Coaches

Crooked Creek Park is seeking patient and fun-loving staff for our soccer team for people with special needs.  No soccer experience necessary, but experience with children is preferred.  Must be available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7:00pm through May 4th.  Salary range: $8.00-$10.00/ hour.   Please contact Jordan O’Keefe at 213-1194 or jokeefe@icrc.net, or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Athletics Field Supervisor - Irmo and Chapin

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission has part-time opportunities for athletic field supervisors in the Irmo and Chapin areas of the district.  Duties include opening concessions, closing and cleaning concessions, getting games started in a timely fashion, filling in for officials, rules interpretation, crowd control, maintaining facilities as required, program and activity preparation, filling out accident reports, and anything else deemed necessary. This position is responsible for facility and public safety and requires independent thinking, good judgment, and excellent communication skills.  Knowledge in sports turf maintenance (ball field maintenance) is a plus. Approximately 20-25 hours per week; scheduled shifts include weekends.  Hourly pay range:  $8.00-$12.00. Please send resume and cover letter to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212 Attn: employment manager or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Facility Aide (part-time) – Saluda Shoals Park

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission has part-time opportunities for facility aides/attendants at Saluda Shoals Park.  Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license.  Duties include visitor and facility safety, good public relations skills, set-up and tear-down of events/functions, following and communicating policies, park patrol, monitoring, closing and securing of facilities, providing park information, and collecting fees. Good computer skills required and the ability to work independently. Approximately 20-25 hours per week; scheduled shifts include weekends and evenings.  Hourly pay range:  $7.35-$11.00. Please send resume and cover letter to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212 Attn: employment manager or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Front Desk Position (part-time) - Saluda Shoals Park

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for the part-time front desk at Saluda Shoals Park East tennis courts.  Responsibilities include greeting and assisting guest with court rentals, park information, customer inquiries, and sales, as well as assisting staff with daily activities in support of park operations.  This staff member will receive and route incoming calls in a courteous manner; collect and enter fees and other payments into computer software or as directed.  Must have experience in administrative, customer service or the retail industry. Approximately 20-25 hours per week; part-time shifts include Mon - Fri during the day as well as evening and weekend shifts.  Salary range is $7.35 - $11.00 per hour depending on experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212 Attn: employment manager or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Therapeutic Recreation Afterschool Staff

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for its Therapeutic Recreation program.  Staff will be part of an afterschool program that focuses on inclusive socialization in a warm, nurturing environment for students ages 4 to 21.  Must be available Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:30pm.  Must have South Carolina Driver’s License and be comfortable driving an agency vehicle. Experience with people with intellectual, behavioral and/or physical disabilities, special education or recreation is preferred. Competitive salaries. Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park. Resumes may be mailed to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or complete online at http://www.icrc.net/employment-application or email jokeefe@icrc.net.

Therapeutic Recreation Part-time Athletic Staff

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for its Therapeutic Recreation athletic programs.  Staff are needed to lead our athletic programs for people with special needs at Seven Oaks Park and/ or Crooked Creek Park.  ICRC will host a soccer team at Seven Oaks Park and a track & field team at Crooked Creek Park, February-April 2016.  Must be available Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm.  Experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities, special education or recreation is preferred. Salary range: $8.50-$10.50 per hour. Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park. Resumes may be mailed to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or complete online at http://www.icrc.net/employment-application or email jokeefe@icrc.net.

Maintenance Staff

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is hiring part-time maintenance staff at Saluda Shoals, Seven Oaks and Crooked Creek Parks.  Responsibilities include: general upkeep of the park facilities using light equipment for day to day grounds and building maintenance; may include some carpentry repair, ball field maintenance, equipment maintenance and park custodial duties. Successful candidate must be reliable and must possess a valid SC driver’s license.  Salary Range:  $7.35 - $11.00 per hour. Please apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.  Resumes or applications can be mailed to Eve Mittendorf, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212.

Senior Services Position

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is currently hiring an enthusiastic and dependable part time senior service staff member working with older adults at our Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  This position is responsible for implementing programs, daily activities, which may include exercise, arts/crafts, education, holiday events, trips, speakers, and snacks.  Additionally, this employee is responsible for paperwork related to reports completed for Federal and State Funding.  Schedule includes 15-20 hours per week. Current salary range: $8.00 - $12.00.  Strong people skills, initiative skills, and office and record keeping skills preferred. Please apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Front Desk Staff – Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for part-time front desk staff at Crooked Creek and Seven Oaks Parks. Responsibilities include assisting receptionist with daily activities including a variety of duties in support of effective and efficient park operations.  Greets and assists office/park visitors; receives, screens and routes incoming calls in a courteous manner; collects, receipts and enters fees and other payments for deposit into computer software or as directed.

Experience in administrative, customer service or retail industries. Approximately 20-25 hours per week.  Salary range is $7.35 - $11.00 per hour depending on experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212, or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Afterschool Safari Camp

(Seven Oaks Park, Crooked Creek Park, Oak Pointe Elementary and Ballentine Elementary)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking fun and dependable staff for its afterschool programs in the Irmo and Chapin areas.  Must be available Mon - Fri, 2-6 P.M.  Experience in childcare, education or recreation preferred.  $7.35-$11.00 per hour based on experience.  Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park.  Resumes may be mailed to Afterschool Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Therapeutic Recreation Part-time Staff (Seven Oaks Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for its Therapeutic Recreation program at Seven Oaks Park.  Staff will be part of an evening program that focuses on life skills management and education for adults with disabilities. Must be available Tues-Thurs, 3:30-8:30 P.M. Must have South Carolina Driver’s License and be comfortable driving an agency vehicle. Experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities, special education or recreation is preferred. Competitive salaries. Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park. Resumes may be mailed to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or email jokeefe@icrc.net apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application..

Recreational Attendant (Saluda Shoals Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for part-time recreational attendant positions at Saluda Shoals Park. Responsibilities include: safety of park visitors, knowledgeable of various recreational opportunities within the park, the ability to teach responsible use of various equipment; handles sales of various recreational activities (canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, challenge course, horseback riding, splash pad), good cash handling & record keeping skills, strong people skills. Must be reliable and able to work evenings and weekends. Competitive salaries. Send resume or application to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application..

 

Contract Opportunities

Certified Senior Fitness Instructor (Crooked Creek Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is looking to contract a senior fitness instructor with a high level of enthusiasm.  This individual will plan and supervise high quality group fitness classes for active older adults and maintain a high level of professionalism and willingness to have fun with students in a safe learning environment. A certification specializing in senior fitness is required or a combination of a group fitness certification and experience working with seniors.  Please contact Jennifer Riddle at 803.345.8107 or complete an application online at http://www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Athletic Officials

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is actively seeking referees and umpires for all of our youth sports programs. We are reviewing contract opportunities with new, experienced, and returning referees/umpires. Apart from the monetary benefit, umpiring provides a fun way to stay fit and healthy while participating in community sports. Umpiring suits all ages and actively encourages males and females to join the team...we’d love to hear from you.  As part of your contract, ICRC will offer umpire training. If interested, please contact Paul Atkerson at 345-8104 or email at patkerson@icrc.net.