The Salvation Army

Recreation & Sports Specialist

Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
Job ID
Regular Part-Time


Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Fitness & Recreation Manager, the Recreation & Sports Performance Specialist will perform a variety of duties as assigned in the areas of direct customer care, specifically league management, individual and group sports performance training, health promotion activities; assist with building and leading a multiple levels of sports and recreation programs, by conducting research into programs design, development and implementation.




Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Leadership
• On a regular basis, assess the need for creating new or continuing recreation and sports programs.
• As needed design recreation and sports programs that serve families, youth, and identified groups (i.e. disabled, elderly, troubled youth, etc.).
• Develop recreation and sports programs utilizing the Kroclogic model, including leagues, tournaments, camps, and clinics.


Staff Leadership and Supervision:
• Provide direction and instruction to fitness and recreation staff applicable to recreation and sports program operations.
• Monitor the work of program attendants assigned to recreation and sports section, and document performance as directed.
• Provide appropriate and timely feedback relative to staff’s baseline assessments and observed performance growth and development to Kroc Center Leadership Team.
• Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.




  • H.S. Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in exercise science, recreation management, or a related area.
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of post-secondary organized sports experience at the Division 1 or 2 college level.
  • Evidence of previous experience coaching or sports performance training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, coaching, and modeling health and wellness.
  • Has or is willing to obtain CPR/AED certification; Blood borne pathogens training.
  • Must have an understanding of, and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army and the Camden Kroc Center’s Core values.


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