CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 747

Communication and Media Officer

Salary: $51,418 - $65,624 Annually
Location: 6000 Orange Avenue
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  • Promotes District programs, activities and special events using various media including print, email, websites social media and news releases.  Manages the design, production and distribution of informational brochures, flyers, emails, presentations and other print and electronic media.  Oversees the implementation of the marketing calendars for the Recreation and Golf departments.
  • Manages the production of the “Southgator”, the District’s quarterly newsletter printed and distributed to over 60,000 mailboxes.  Manages graphic designer(s) for the “Southgator” and other projects.  Coordinates with various printers.
  • Develops and provides clear and concise reports, policy manuals, memoranda, resolutions, general correspondence and other written documents including proofreading of documents.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and conducts a variety of recreational programs and events for various age and special interest groups including sports, special interest classes, after-school programs, day camps, teen programs, senior programs, community enrichment and crime prevention programs, facility maintenance, facility rentals, park rentals, aquatics and special events.
  • Writes and distributes news releases for the District and WildHawk Golf Club. Maintains database of media and community contacts.
  • Takes professional quality photographs of special events, programs, facilities and meetings.
  • Maintains records and makes reports on District programs, facility use, and marketing efforts and results.
  • Administers contracts, maintains contract files, and confirms that contract payments are made according to terms of contract, reviews certificates of insurance and other documentation for compliance.
  • Uses recreation registration software expertly and provides training and support to staff for all functions including set-up and registration for programs; reservations and contracts for facility rentals and park rentals; inventory; point-of-sale; receipt of payments; billing; budgeting; marketing and forecasting.
  • Organizes and participates in meetings with member organizations and advisory boards. Attends District, County and other public meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, media, stakeholders, and community organizations to provide quality programs to the community.
  • Prepares and administers budgets for programs, facilities and marketing. Works within the budget limitations and is responsible for the control of expenditures.
  • Researches and pursues donations, grants, sponsorships and fundraising programs. Prepare grant proposals and administer grant contracts.
  • Complies with Southgate Recreation & Park District Occupational Injury & Illness Prevention Program.
  • Performs physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects, such as tables and chairs (up to 30 lbs.) Walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods; climb ladders.
  • Performs under various weather conditions.
  • Follows oral and written instructions.
  • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public.


  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from a college or university with a four-year degree or equivalent in, marketing, journalism, English, public relations, or related field. Two years of professional level experience in public recreation, marketing, journalism, recreation, or related field is required.  Additional experience may be considered for the college degree requirement. 


  • Valid California Driver’s License is required.  Insurable under District policy.


  • Salary range is $51,418 - $65,624 annually, depending on qualifications. Benefits include personal time off, holidays, health, dental, and life insurance and retirement programs.


STATUS:  Full-time; Non-Exempt.                                     


This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  The incumbent may be required to follow any other instruc­tions, and to perform any other related duties.

Southgate Recreation & Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or pregnancy.


How To Apply:

Application screening begins May 3, 2021. For more information about this position, benefits, the experience and education requirements, and to apply online, please visit our website at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=2071335a-65d2-446e-9cad-f8cd66c9ca3b&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

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