SLPR is seeking a Program Coordinator/Office Manager:

Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation is taking applications for a full time Program Coordinator/Office Manager. The position is now open and will be accepting applications until March 31st or until filled.  


Applicants should possess a successful background and working knowledge of recreation and event programming and development, with a successful background in office management. Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Suite, and knowledge of online registration and facility scheduling is required. Must understand budget development, be able to facilitate multiple initiatives, and have exceptional customer service and writing skills. Other qualifications include experience supervising event staff and managing instructors/coaches/coordinators. A background in building management/maintenance is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field preferred or successful on the job experience. References should be submitted with application.


  •  Successful experience in the parks & recreation environment, school administration, or other related experiences desirable.
  •  Proven success in recreational programming, competitive leagues, community involvement, and athletics.
  •  Experience working successfully with volunteer groups, service clubs and local/state agencies.
  •  Self-Starter Work Ethic
  •  Servant-Leader Ideology
  •  Problem Solving
  •  Decision Making
  •  Organization
  • Presentation
  •  Active Listening
  • Multitasking
  •  Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Building
  • Innovative/Creative
  • Employee Motivation
  • Critical Thinking-2nd/3rd order effects
  • Adaptability
  • Planning/Strategizing


Some weekend and evening work required at special events, concerts, farmers’ markets, etc. Some light to moderate lifting required.

Starting pay is $40,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. Paid time off for vacation, personal and sick days plus a matching contribution to a Simple IRA and medical, dental and vision insurance is available. SLPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment offer is contingent on background check. Send cover letter, resume, and references to SLPR, Attn: Shirley Priestap, 150 S. Leroy St., Fenton, MI 48430 or email

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