Full-time Employment Opportunities & Application Process

  • View the job description for the open position(s) below.

  • Download the “General Employment Application” which is available in either PDF or Word format.

  • View the  “Instructions for Full-Time Applicants” section below to ensure you properly submit your application and resume.

Instructions for Full-Time Applicants (Part-time has a different process, see below):

  1. Complete the application form and attach a resume and cover letter.
  2. Within the specified time, mail the application form to the physical address below, or email a copy to humanresources@columbus.in.gov.

Personnel Department
City Hall
123 Washington Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Open Full-Time Position(s)

Columbus Parks & Recreation Department

Position Description
Position Title:  Project & Resource Development Director
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Status:   Full Time Salary Exempt
2019 Salary Range: $45,138 – $56,423
Department: Parks & Recreation
Reports to: Director of Business Services & Director of Parks & Recreation
Supervises:  0 Employees

Summary of Functional Responsibilities:
The Project & Resource Development Director is responsible for supporting the Parks & Recreation Department through fundraising, resource development, cultivating and strengthening community partnerships, recruit and manage volunteers, and assisting with capital improvement projects.  This person will utilize the Department’s Master Plan, Strategic Plan, and Capital Improvements Plan to prioritize projects and fund development efforts in support of the Parks & Recreation Department, Park Board and Park Foundation.

 Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Assists with the planning, design, and construction of capital projects within the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Assists with the future Capital Project Budget process in cooperation with the Director of Parks & Recreation, Director of Business Services, department directors and managers.
  • Facilitate, design and construct future people trail projects.
  • Communicates, interacts and supports managers and facilities within Parks & Recreation in order to enhance fundraising and service opportunities.
  • Negotiates and secures major sponsorships, grants and donations through the Park Foundation to help support the various programs and facilities within the Parks & Recreation Department (ex. Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund, Special Swim program, the People Trail Network, etc.).
  • Identify, track and apply for private foundation, state and federal government funding opportunities to support Parks & Recreation operating, special projects, and capital needs.
  • Develops and strengthens community partnerships to enhance city parks, facilities and programs.
  • As a Parks & Recreation Department employee, this individual will serve as the liaison between the Parks & Recreation Department and the Park Foundation. The primary objective as liaison is to communicate the needs of the Parks & Recreation Department to the Park Foundation and to foster collaboration between these stakeholders to fund and support those needs.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Business Services and Director of Parks and Recreation, collaborates with the Park Foundation Board to develop and implement a long-term strategy to build the Park Foundation into a major external funding resource for the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Creates a comprehensive resource development plan that will benefit the Department of Parks & Recreation on an annual and long range basis.  This plan will act as a roadmap for future resource development.  This plan will be reviewed by Park Foundation and approved by the Director of Business Services, Director of Parks & Recreation and the Park Board.
  • Encourages donors to consider planned gifts or major gifts to the Park Foundation.
  • Works with the Director of Business Services, department directors and managers, and the Park Foundation to conduct annual fundraising efforts.
  • Ensures all fundraising programs and events are delivered in a safe and high quality manner.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing contacts and relationships with volunteer groups who assist in the facilitation of parks special events and programs as well as standalone (trash pickup, tree plantings, etc.) and ongoing volunteer programs (i.e. Adopt-a-Trail).
  • Represents the Parks & Recreation Department and the Park Foundation in a courteous, professional and friendly manner.
  • May work from other Park and Recreation facilities to cover paid time off given to employees to deliver good customer service for all park facilities.
  • Completes multiple tasks without direct supervision
  • Provides the highest quality customer service
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required with 1-3 years of experience desirable.
  • Grant writing experience required
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Non Profit experience desirable
  • Must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License

Judgment:

  • Work is of a high degree of difficulty and complexity and is performed under direction of the Director of Parks & Recreation, with considerable latitude granted for exercise of independent judgment.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The Projects & Resource Development Director supervises a variety of contractors and volunteers on various projects, but has no direct reports.

Relationships Responsibility:

  • Provides the highest service standards possible when working with fellow employees and customers (internal & external).
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with donors and volunteers.

Working Conditions:

  • Works regular business hours.
  • Requires some evenings, weekends and mandatory overtime

 Note:  This job description is intended to provide a general overview of typical general duties as well as the complexity of the work to be performed by this staff member.  It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or specific tasks required of this person.

 This position is also subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-work testing and follow-up testing.

 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
M/F/H/V

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Columbus Parks and Recreation Department
Position Description

Position Title: Commons Administrative Assistant
Application Deadline: September 3, 2019
Status: Full Time Salary Non-Exempt
2019 Salary Range: $31,542.00 – $39,427.00
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: The Commons Manager
Supervises:  0 Employees

Summary of Functional Responsibilities:
Clerical position providing administrative staff support, customer service and event management for area citizens requiring knowledge of the facility, the department and community resources.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Answers incoming telephone calls for The Commons and directs to staff or take messages as appropriate.  May occasionally be back up to answering phones at other Parks and Recreation facilities if needed.
  • Learn and implement any efficiency that can be utilized with our RecTrac software program for any Commons rental tracking.
  • Greet and assist customers visiting The Commons with registration, answer questions about programs and facilities, and direct them to appropriate staff/area.
  • Process activity cancellations and submit any refund request to accounts payable for payment.
  • Keep public informed about any program or event schedule changes at The Commons.
  • Type letters, schedules, and any other documents for board meetings and other functions as needed.
  •    Prepare end of day financial reports, balance drawer and make bank deposits nightly.
  • Provide information on rental of department facilities to customers, complete rental contracts and keep room rental book or on-line calendar updated.
  • Perform support functions for staff including, faxing, e-mailing, making phone calls, etc., as needed.
  • Event management including serving as a liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
  • Build relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Open, sort and distribute mail to staff daily.
  • Prepare and distribute invoices for outstanding room rental & A/V tech charges.
  • All other duties needed for efficient operation of the Columbus Parks and

Recreation Department administrative/program area.

  • Provide the highest quality customer service and facility care.
  • Represent the Parks and Recreation Department and the Commons in a      professional and friendly manner.
  • Must have a good driving record (and a valid Indiana driver’s license), and will have a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen after conditional offer of employment.
  • Must be able and willing to work weekends, holidays, and more than 40 hour weeks/extended hours when needed.  This position will flex time weekly to work any necessary events on Saturday or Sunday.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma and at least 2 years experience working in a business related environment.   Fluent in English.  Good communication skills required both orally and in written reports

Judgment:
Work is somewhat difficult and complex and is performed with direction as needed.  Latitude granted the incumbent for exercise of independent judgment.        

Supervisory Responsibility:
None

Relationships Responsibility:
Work requires contact with Parks staff, city departments, community partners and citizens.  Must be able to respond to requests for information and complaints.  Must also be able to effectively manage stressful situations.

Working Conditions:
Ordinary office working conditions.

Remarks:
Bartholomew County or neighboring county resident within 90 days

Note:  This job description is intended to provide a general overview of typical general duties as well as the complexity of the work to be performed by this staff member.  It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or specific tasks required of this person.

This position is also subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-work testing and follow-up testing.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

M/F/H/V

Part-time & Seasonal Employment Opportunities & Application Process

  • View the job description for the open position(s) below.

  • Download the “Parks & Recreation Part-Time Application” which is available in PDF format.

  • View the  “Instructions for Part-Time/Seasonal Applicants” section below to ensure you properly submit your application.

Instructions for Part-Time/Seasonal Applicants (Full-time positions have a different process, see above):

  1. Download and complete the application form (hard copies also available for pickup at Donner Center located at 739 22nd Street).
    • Parks & Recreation Part-Time Application (PDF Format)
  2. Turn in the application to Donner Center by one of the following methods:

Parks Department
Donner Center
PO Box 858
Columbus, Indiana 47202

Open or Ongoing Part-Time & Seasonal Position(s)

All applications are held on file until the end of each calendar year.

Rolling applications accepted for:
Aquatics
Pool Guards (Lifeguards)
Pool Staff Members (Non-Lifeguard)

Athletics
Concessions and Batting Cage Manager (Not currently open)
Concessions and Batting Cage Staff
Sports Supervisors
Referees/Umpires (Training Available)
Tennis Instructors

Columbus Gymnastics Center
Instructors
Registration Assistant – Gymnastics Center/FFY

Golf Courses
Clubhouse/Concessions Attendants
Cart Individuals

Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena
Office Supervisor
Site Supervisor
Skate Guards

Maintenance & Park Operations
Golf Course Maintenance and Grounds Staff
Athletics & Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Maintenance and Grounds Staff (Job Description)
Park Operations Maintenance and Ground Staff

Recreation
Day Camp Counselors
Playground Leaders
Playground Site Coordinator
Special Swim Instructor
Special Swim Supervisor

Park Patrol
Park Patrol Staff

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination in employment because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex, or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States is prohibited by City Policy. In addition, the City employment policy requires compliance with national and state employment practices laws and regulations.