Sports Coordinator - Park and Rec Department

Job Details

Category: Part-Time
Status: Open
Posted: Jul 2, 2024
Close: Until Jul 30, 2024

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity Employee (EOE).

The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is hiring for the position of Seasonal Sports Coordinator.  

                                                                            Salary $15.00 - $16.50 per hour


To administer and oversee the operation of all sports programming.


Include the following.

  • Supervises daily operations of sports programs.
  • Develops leagues for team competition.
  • Collaborate with the Recreation Director to develop new sports activities.
  • Develops league schedules for teams.
  • Reschedules all make-up games due to rain or cancellations.
  • Plans, develops, and oversees all tournament and play-off play.
  • Perform work on weekends and/or evenings as needed to meet deadlines or scheduling needs.
  • Oversees and supervises special events such as picture day, fundraisers, and all-star games.
  • Works in cooperation with Park and Recreation staff in the overall operation of sports programs.
  • Recruits, assigns, evaluates, and supervises umpire/referee staff.
  • Recruits, assigns, trains, evaluates, and supervises volunteers.
  • Keeps an accounting of games worked by staff for payroll purposes (to be submitted to the Park and Recreation Department).
  • Complete any accident/incident form and turn into the Park Office with 24 hours of the incident.
  • Conducts coach’s meetings as needed.
  • Makes recommendations to the Park and Recreation Director as needed regarding the operation of programs.
  • Maintaining safety and administering basic first aid.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Ability to learn, perform and show initiative to perform new tasks without direct supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with the public and all employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or have approval of the Recreation Director.
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) and/or college focus in recreation, elementary education, physical fitness, or a related field.
  • Experience in baseball/softball would be beneficial.
  • Maintain First Aid & CPR Certifications


  • Directly supervises 25-30 employees in programs. Fulfills supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training staff and volunteers, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to understand, conduct, give oral and written instructions and follow posted schedules.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is typically performed standing, bending, stooping, reaching, walking, sitting, and lifting supplies and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • All City facilities and vehicles are tobacco-free.


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • CPR & First Aid Certifications


  • Ability to relate to customers in an appropriate manner.
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving

Interested candidates may submit an application by:

Accessing it online at and mailing, emailing it or dropping it off at the Park Office at 250 Pine Lake Avenue or at the Human Resource Department, 2nd Floor, 801 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, IN  46350.  Applications are available inside the Park Office and Human Resources.

Thank you for your interest with the City of La Porte!

The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.