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Full-time Athletic Director - $35,000 - $42,000 with Benefits 

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position plans, implements and evaluates programs and athletic special events run by Catoosa County Recreation Department.  This position works under the supervision of the Department Director while maintaining responsibility for the athletic programs operated by Catoosa County Recreation Department.  This position assists in other duties as assigned.




  1. Plans, organizes, implements, and manages a variety of recreation and sports programs for youth, adults, and parent-run recreation associations of Catoosa County.

  2. Creates rules and guidelines relevant to sport, league schedules, coaches’ training, and ensures the assignment of game officials for athletic programs.  Evaluates programs on a seasonal basis to initiate any necessary changes.

  3. Plans, organizes, and coordinates sports tournaments at County owned sports facilities as assigned by the Department Director.  This includes securing tournament sponsors, advertising and promotion, daily communications, tournament set-up and scheduling, securing officials, and serving as tournament director during the event.

  4. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control of athletic programs.

  5. Serves as department liaison as assigned when working with parent-run associations and any groups or committees related to the administration of the programs of the department.  Interacts with these entities in a courteous and respectful manner.

  6. Plans and coordinates marketing and publicity for all athletic programs under the jurisdiction including the use of social media campaigns.  Contributes daily updates to the department website and social media page.

  7. Provides administrative support to Department Director for the day-to-day functioning of the department, programs, and facilities operated by the Catoosa County Recreation Department.

  8. Ability to work flexible and demanding hours including nights and weekends.

  9. Attends workshops, seminars, conferences and other professional development opportunities in order to keep abreast of trends and changes in the field.

  10. Performs other related duties as may apply.




  1. Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration or in a closely related field from an accredited college or university. 

  2. Minimum of two (2) years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  3. Must possess a valid driver’s license.




  1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern recreation administration, methods, and supervision.

  2. Knowledge of organizing sports leagues from beginning to end of each season

  3. Knowledge of record keeping, basic accounting, and budgeting procedures.

  4. Extensive knowledge of sports and the basic rules of the games.

  5. Knowledge of community organization and resources.

  6. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public, local elected officials, county employees and parent-run recreation association board members.

  7. Ability to adapt recreational and training programs to public needs.

  8. Ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informational material relating to the activities of the recreation department.

  9. Ability to work in all weather conditions.

  10. Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  11. Skill in operating office equipment including a computer.

  12. Proficient skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive/Calendar, Outlook etc.

  13. Proficient skills in operating a smartphone; text/multimedia messaging, emails, social media apps



  1. All inquiries, applications and background consent paperwork should be obtained from the Reception Area, Catoosa County Governmental Building located at 800 LaFayette Street, Ringgold, GA or at  

  2. Post offer negative drug test required.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

   3. Current employees wishing to apply for a transfer are expected to complete an application and will be notified if chosen for an interview.          

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