JOB SERVICE BULLETIN
Recreation Resources Service

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, NC State
and the Department of Environment & Natural Resources
 
Job Posted By: Foysyth County Parks & Recreation
Description of Company/Agency:  
Company/Agency Type: County
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Recreation Specialist
Job Description: Responsible for planning and executing various recreational programs around the County, which will include athletic programs, classes and sports clinics; and be involved with planning and programming at the new regional Triad Park, which offers activities to residents of Forsyth and Guilford Counties.
Agency Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Qualifications: Should be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. and have the ability to substitute for any athletic instructor or program instructor when necessary; must possess computer experience; some nights and weekend work required; graduation from college with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, education, physical education or related field; requires two years' experience in recreation programming; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered; and possession of a valid NCDL.
Salary & Benefits: $27,123-$44,740
Application Closing Date: 10/25/06
Start Date:  
Web site: www.forsyth.cc
Contact Information:

Forsyth County Human Resources; 201 N. Chestnut St.; Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Job Posted By: Appalachian State University (10/11)
Description of Company/Agency:  
Company/Agency Type: University
Position Type : Nine-month, tenure-track
Job Title: Recreation Management Asst. Professor (Generalist)
Job Description: Teach courses in the undergraduate Recreation Management core curriculum and support the Commercial Recreation & Tourism Management concentration (may be expected to teach distance education courses); engage in research, service and scholarly endeavors; contribute to the development of the Recreation Management curriculum and advise undergraduate majors and minors; and responsibility in distance and web-based instruction is to be expected.
Agency Location: Boone, NC
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in recreation, leisure studies or related field with at least one degree in recreation or leisure studies required; evidence of abilities in teaching, research and scholarly activities and service to professional organizations; and field experience in leisure services preferred.
Salary & Benefits: $ Commensurate w/E&Q
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date: 8/07
Web site:  
Contact Information:

To apply, please send a packet containing a letter of application specific to the generalist position; vita; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a list of 3-5 current references with addresses, emails and telephone numbers; and a written statement of teaching philosophy. Mail to Dr. Mandy B. Harrison, Search Committee Chair; Appalachian State University; Dept. of HLES; Holmes Convocation Center, 111 River St.; Boone, NC 28608.

Job Posted By: Clemson University (10/11)
Description of Company/Agency: The Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management at Clemson University is one of the largest of its type in North America with 25 full-time faculty, 60 graduate students (Master's and Ph.D.) and 500 undergraduates. Clemson University is a land-grant institution and was ranked 30th among the nation's 162 public doctoral-granting universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2006. The campus is situated along the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by the 17,000-acre Clemson Forest. The region offers numerous natural, cultural and historic parks and forest resources managed by the federal, state and county agencies and NGOs. Clemson University is located approximately halfway between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC (a two-hour drive either way). The City of Clemson, SC, is a college town with a population of approximately 12,000 residents and is located 30 miles from Greenville, SC (pop. 56,002).
Company/Agency Type: University
Position Type : Ninth-month, tenure-track
Job Title: Asst./Assoc. Professor (Recreation Resource Management) (Position #1773)
Job Description: Applicants must be committed to establishing a funded program of research using innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to addressing visitor behavior and the management of natural, historic and cultural recreation resources in public agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in recreation resource management along with undergraduate core curriculum courses; serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate students; serve on graduate student committees; and participate in service to the university and the profession.
Agency Location: Clemson, SC
Qualifications: Professional qualifications should include earned doctorate and at least one degree in forest recreation or recreation resource management (preferred); sufficient coursework in the natural sciences, geography, anthropology or cultural/historical resources to understand resource management issues; evidence of the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at the university level; evidence of activity in an innovative area of research; and the ability to solicit extramural funds to support a successful research program.
Salary & Benefits:  
Application Closing Date: Open until filled; review of applications will begin 12/15/06.
Start Date: 8/07
Web site:  
Contact Information: To apply (electronic submissions accepted), send a letter of application addressing the qualification criteria relative to position responsibilities, the names of three references, unofficial transcripts and a curriculum vita to Dr. William C. Norman, Search Committee Chair; Dept. of PRTM; 263 Lehotsky Hall; Clemson University; Clemson, SC 29634-0735. Phone (864) 656-2060; FAX (864) 656-2226; email: wnorman@clemson.edu
Job Posted By: California State University, Long Beach (10/11)
Description of Company/Agency: California State University, Long Beach, a vibrant, comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, is one of the largest campuses in California. Located in Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California, the 320-acre campus near the ocean offers a beautifully landscaped, gardenlike setting, an excellent physical plant, and outstanding instructional facilities enhanced by attractive, aesthetically pleasing architecture and design. CSULB is aggressively recruiting bright, high-achieving students who seek a traditional college experience, while maintaining its mission of providing access and opportunity for nontraditional students. This fall more than 370 California high school valedictorians and National Merit scholars are studying on campus under the President's Scholars Program. CSULB was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three public universities in its category in the west. Most recently the Princeton Review's publication, "America's Best Value Colleges: 2007 Edition," ranked CSULB as the nation's third best public university in educational value. CSULB, a young, proud institution striving to become one of the premier universities in the country, is strongly committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is extremely proud of its long history of hiring outstanding faculty and staff, and it seeks to recruit and hire the most talented, inspiring and dedicated professionals available. Long Beach is a beautiful city by the sea and offers a unique combination of strategic location, excellent climate, shoreline beauty and Southern California lifestyle wrapped in one package. The City overlooks San Pedro Bay on the south coast of Los Angeles County. Visit more at www.ci.long-beach.ca.us/
Company/Agency Type: University
Position Type : Tenure-track
Job Title: Asst. Professor, Dept. of RLS (Recruitment #123)
Job Description: Teach courses in core curriculum including, but not limited to, supervisory and administrative practices, financing leisure services, human services programming in urban areas, recreation leadership, and facility operations and management; teach department general education and graduate courses; supervise interns; advise undergraduates; serve on graduate committees as appropriate; conduct an ongoing line of scholarly inquiry, publication and presentation of original work and seek grants to support this scholarly inquiry; and additional responsibilities include providing leadership in and establishing communication with agencies and organizations appropriate to individual area of specialty; serve on department, college and university committees; and have a willingness to serve as a cooperating member of a diverse faculty.
Agency Location: Long Beach, CA
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in recreation/leisure or related discipline; at least one degree in the field of recreation or leisure services; evidence of ability to teach effectively in a wide range of college courses, and potential for scholarly activity, research, publication and grant writing is required; and candidates must have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. PREFERRED: Teaching experience at the college or university level, research and work experience in one's area of specialty, and evidence of experience in computer-assisted instruction.
Salary & Benefits: $ Commensurate w/exp.
Application Closing Date: Open until filled or cancelled; review of applications begins 1/15/07
Start Date: 8/27/07
Web site:  
Contact Information: Letter of application, curriculum vita (including a current email address), three recent letters of recommendation, an official transcript from institution awarding highest degree, and/or requests for information should be sent to Chair, Search Committee; Dept. of RLS; California State University, Long Beach; 1250 Bellflower Blvd.; Long Beach, CA 90840-4903. Phone (562) 985-4071; FAX (562) 985-8154; email: scruz@csulb.edu
Job Posted By: Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts (10/12)
Description of Company/Agency: Asheville, NC, is nestled between the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC and is a diverse city serving a region of 230,000. The City has a large, vibrant downtown as well as a multitude of shopping venues. We have been recognized many times in the last few years for the exciting benefits that our community offers to residents and visitors. We hold the distinction of being one of America's Top 25 Arts Destinations, Top 50 Hottest Cities, 50 Most Alive Places to Live, One of the Best Places to Retire, and Top 10 Getaway Destinations.
Company/Agency Type: Municipal
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Director
Job Description: Serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, this leader will assume responsibility for a nationally recognized department of professionals who administers comprehensive, city-wide parks and recreation programs. This team player must also have effective communication skills and must be able to work with diverse groups of people in dynamic situations. This position manages a $10 million budget, and 128 full-time and 200 part-time employees, including 4 superintendents. Asheville consists of 57 parks totaling 965 acres and 11 recreation centers.
Agency Location: Asheville, NC
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management or a related field with 6-9 years of progressively responsible, related experience; Master's degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits: $ DOQ; competitive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, medical and childcare flex accounts, local government employees retirement pensions, 401K contributions, separation allowance, tuition reimbursement and more.
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date:  
Web site: www.asheville.gov
Contact: Submit an application (available at above website) and resume to City of Asheville; Human Resources Dept.; PO Box 7148; Asheville, NC 28802-7148. FAX (828) 259-5479, or email to rnx@ashevillenc.gov
Job Posted By: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (10/17)
Description of Company/Agency: UNLV is a doctoral-granting institution ranked in the category of Doctoral/Research Universities Intensive by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university has 28,000 students and about 2,800 faculty and staff. UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university sitting on more than 337 acres in dynamic Las Vegas, NV, and has over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has become a major source and impetus in the economic and social development of the state.
Company/Agency Type: Academic
Position Type : Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track
Job Title: Asst. Professor of Recreation; Dept. of Recreation & Sport Management
Job Description: Teaching undergraduate and graduate degree programs, pursuing active research agenda and external funding, and providing service to the department, university and profession. Additional responsibilities include contributing to curriculum development, including a new Ph.D. concentration, and serving on or chairing graduate student committees.
Agency Location: Las Vegas, NV
Qualifications: Doctorate in recreation, leisure studies or closely related field from an accredited college or university; evidence of a research program; university teaching experience; professional experience in the field; and ability to teach in the core is essential.
Salary & Benefits:  
Application Closing Date:  
Start Date: Fall 2007
Web site: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
Contact: Electronic application open at above website. Any questions or discussions regarding the position, please contact Cynthia P. Carruthers, Ph.D.; Dept. of Recreation & Sport Management; William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration; 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 456013; Las Vegas, NV 89154-3035. Phone (702) 895-4192; email: cynthia.carruthers@unlv.edu
Job Posted By: Burlington Dept. of Recreation & Parks (10/19)
Description of Company/Agency:  
Company/Agency Type: Municipal
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Athletic Director
Job Description: Responsible for supervising the operations of the athletics division. Work includes budget preparation, staff supervision, public relations, marketing, program planning and needs assessment. Responsible for developing programs that are interesting and demanded by the community; and attracting and organizing state, regional and national athletic events to the City of Burlington. Work is performed under the general supervision of the recreation superintendent; and evaluated for effectiveness in budgeting and program design through periodic conferences, observation of programs in progress, and an annual review of goals and objectives.
Agency Location: Burlington, NC
Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field and extensive experience (five or more years) in recreation or athletic programs, preferably in a management position; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices associated with recreation and athletic program planning and development; thorough knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public recreation programs; strong communication, organization and planning skills; ability to determine the needs of athletic division customers and the general public; ability to implement program standards and objectives; ability to supervise employees and delegate responsibilities to employees; ability to resolve disputes with firmness and objectivity; and possession of a valid NCDL.
Salary & Benefits: $33,530-$55,320
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date:  
Web site: www.burlingtonnc.gov
Contact: Please see above website for application. For additional information, contact Lisa Wolff at (336) 222-5038, email: lwolff@ci.burlington.nc.us
Job Posted By: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA (10/23)
Description of Company/Agency:

San Luis Obispo, a city of 43,000, is located 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic central coast. University families live in San Luis Obispo and nearby communities both on the coast and inland. Excellent recreational facilities are available, and the area has an outstanding climate. Cal Poly, founded in 1901, is a state university of over 18,000 students. Applications significantly exceed admissions. As one of the 23 campuses in The California State University System, Cal Poly is a comprehensive, polytechnic university with a national reputation for the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for professional and technical careers. The University is organized into the colleges of Agriculture, Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science and Mathematics.

Company/Agency Type: Academic
Position Type : Full-time, tenure-track
Job Title: Asst. Professor; Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
Job Description: Responsibilities and duties include teaching undergraduate core courses in recreation, parks and tourism administration, graduate courses and courses related to sport management and youth development, such as recreational sport programming. Examples of potential core courses include introduction to recreation, parks and tourism, areas and facilities, management, evaluation and assessment, legal aspects and leisure behavior. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research and academic advising. As a part of professional development, the successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities and carry out a focused area of scholarship (research, grant writing, publications, presentations) in sport management. Service to the university community and local, state and national sport management organizations is expected.
Agency Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Qualifications: Doctorate degree by the starting date required with a minimum of one degree in recreation, parks and tourism. Applicants should have a combination of teaching, practical and/or research experience in recreation, parks and tourism management. Experience working with agencies, organizations and businesses, including youth sports, professional sports teams and recreational sports is desirable. Knowledge of youth development through sports, sports management, recreational sports and sports tourism is desirable.
Salary & Benefits: $ Commensurate w/Q&E
Application Closing Date: Review of applications will begin 12/1/06; applications received after that date may be considered.
Start Date: Starting date 9/10/07
Web site: www.calpolyjobs.org
Contact: To apply, please visit above website. Complete an online faculty application and apply to requisition #101102. Be prepared to attach the following required materials to your online application: letter of interest, vitae, three letters of recommendation and transcripts. The attachments may also be mailed to Dr. Bill Hendricks, Coordinator; Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration Program; Natural Resources Management Department; Cal Poly; San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Phone (805) 756-1246; FAX (805) 756-1402; email: whendric@calpoly.edu
Job Posted By: Huntersville Parks & Recreation
Description of Company/Agency: Huntersville, NC, is 10 miles north of Charlotte, NC, in the Lake Norman region.
Company/Agency Type: Municipal
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Athletic Coordinator
Job Description: Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising recreational and particularly athletic programs and activities for all ages, including clinics, camps and leagues. Work includes solicting and training volunteers, coaches and officials; assisting in registering participants; developing and distributing promotional information; maintaining and establishing partnerships with other local departments; assisting in determining community needs and providing input on budgeting; preparing and maintaining athletic division schedules and records; supervision of part-time staff and various contracted instructors/workers conducting activities for the department; and seek grant funding and potential outside funding sources.
Agency Location: Huntersville, NC
Qualifications: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in parks and recreation administration, physical education or closely related degree; minimum of three years of professional experience in relation to athletic programing, or an equivalent combination of experience and education is preferable; ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with public; and build rapport and understanding with participants and citizens of the community. Special requirements: Must possess or obtain a valid NCDL, and Certified Parks & Recreation Professional certification preferred.
Salary & Benefits: $30,600-$45,211, including NC local government benefits
Application Closing Date: 11/17/06
Start Date:  
Web site: www.huntersville.org
Contact: For more information or to apply, contact Pamela D. Royal, Recreation Superintendent, proyal@huntersville.org, (704) 766-2227. Submit resume and application to Huntersville Parks & Recreation; PO Box 2879; Huntersville, NC 28070. You may download a copy of the application at above website.
Job Posted By: Brunswick County Parks & Recreation (10/23)
Description of Company/Agency:  
Company/Agency Type: County
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Fitness Coordinator (Filing Code E613107)
Job Description: Under limited supervision, performs professional work managing a variety of fitness and wellness programs for county residents and county employees. Work involves planning, developing, implementing and supervising fitness programs for children, teenagers and adults; this position will determine the current and future priorities for fitness services in cooperation with the Parks & Recreation Director; hire, train, develop and evaluate part-time staff; establish annual budgets that maintain a diverse and stimulating program; ensure accurate recordkeeping and assessment; and create and provide a holistic physical activity program that meets the needs of Brunswick County
Agency Location: Bolivia, NC
Qualifications: Strong marketing skills are required to promote programs through fliers, news releases and public speaking at civic, political and social group meetings. The Fitness Coordinator is expected to make decisions that consistently provide professional fitness services in accordance with national exercise standards; exercise tact and courtesy and be in frequent contact with program participants, employees and volunteers; Bachelor's degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, recreation or a related field and three years of full-time experience in fitness management work; demonstrated professional involvement, particularly involvement with fitness organizations, such as ACE, AFAA and ACSM; certification from a nationally recognized governing body in fitness, aerobics or wellness-related component (ACE, ACSM, etc.); or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities; and a NCDL required.
Salary & Benefits: $33,384-$53,414
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date:  
Web site: http://www.co.brunswick.nc.us/
Contact: Applicants contact the Employment Security Commission; 5300-7 Main St.; Shallotte, NC 28470. Phone (910) 754-6120 to obtain the appropriate application.
Job Posted By: Brunswick County Parks & Recreation (10/23)
Description of Company/Agency:  
Company/Agency Type: Municipal
Position Type : Full-time
Job Title: Special Populations Coordinator (Filing Code 613104)
Job Description: Under limited supervision, performs the planning, developing, implementing and supervising of therapeutic recreational programs for people with disabilities for the County Parks & Recreation Department. Work involves developing programs to improve overall health and wellbeing and establish feelings of self-worth, achievement and personal satisfaction in each participant; promotes programs through fliers, news releases and personal interviews; coordinates with community vendors to provide a variety of programs; recruits and supervises necessary staff and volunteers; prepares and maintains records and budgets; employee is in frequent contact with program participants, employees and volunteers; performs other related duties as required; and employee reports to the Director of Parks & Recreation.
Agency Location: Bolivia, NC
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation, physical education or a related field and three years of full-time experience in recreation work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities; employee must exercise initiative and independent judgment in properly coordinating recreational programs; and position requires a valid NCDL..
Salary & Benefits: $33,384-$53,144
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date:  
Web site: http://www.co.brunswick.nc.us/
Contact: Applicants contact the Employment Security Commission; 5300-7 Main St.; Shallotte, NC 28470. Phone (910) 754-6120 to obtain the appropriate application.
 
October 23, 2006