Sports Assistant - Recreation & Parks

Howard County Government Columbia , MD 21044

Posted 1 week ago


BRIEF DESCRIPTION: County instructional sports programs are offered to youth participants of all ages. Activities include a variety of sports and games.

Flexible work schedule based on availability. Hours available: Mon-Thursday 3-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Assist in the organization and supervision of a sports program/camp.

  • Provide written reports and attend scheduled meetings as required.

  • Set up and take down program equipment.

  • Assist in coordinating daily lesson plans to show progression of skill.

  • Maintain positive communication with parents, school staff, the public and Sports Coordinator

  • Responsible for the safety and general welfare of the program and participants.

  • Must satisfy requirements of the Recreation and Parks Coaches Registry upon employment and prior to being scheduled by supervisor. Coaches Registry requirements include completion of the American Sport Education Program and recommended Concussions in Youth Sport exams.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: (Must be at least 16 years old)

  • Sound philosophy of coaching and teaching with emphasis on fun and development of skills.

  • Personal skills in sport activities specific to position.

  • Ability to demonstrate sports skills, give positive and effective feedback to participants and parents.

  • Ability to teach sports skills to youth participants in age appropriate settings.

  • Ability to teach sports skills with introductions, demonstrations, verbal instructions and to give positive and effective feedback to participants and parents.

  • Knowledge of age and ability adaptations for activities to ensure equal participation and success.

  • Ability to communicate and gain control over a large group of children.


Leader I: Participation in sports, some background working with children's programs. Meets Coaches Registry requirements.

Leader II: Knowledge of sports skills specific to position, background in coaching sports skills and/or leading children's activities, CPR and First Aid certified.

EDUCATION: Course work specific to Recreation and/or Physical Education.

RATE OF PAY: Contingent - Salary commensurate with experience and certification

Leader I: Minimum Wage (Paraprofessional)

Leader II: $16.00-$20.00/hour (Paraprofessional)

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Sports Assistant - Recreation & Parks

Howard County Government