Arlington, Virginia
$61,027.20 - $93,267.20 Annually
Jan 01, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Are you a Gymnastics professional? Are you interested in serving the community? The Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is seeking a Gymnastics Program Manager to lead and operate all areas of a robust and popular gymnastics recreational class and competitive team program.
DPR operates an outstanding Gymnastics Program located at the Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center in Arlington, Virginia. The facility boasts two 10,000 sf. gymnasiums with new gymnastics equipment for competitive teams and recreational classes. The program hosts over 260 recreational classes yearly and supports two competitive teams; the Arlington Aerials and Arlington Tigers, who travel and compete both regionally and outside of Virginia.
This position reports to the Manager of Specialty Programs in the Athletics and Facility Services Division and covers a large area of recreational and competitive services including: Quarterly recreational classes, support of two competitive teams, summer camps, an adapted program, and much more! The position will be integral to the Athletics and Facility Services Division and is expected to be a leader of staff and a leader in the community.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide leadership and management of a large and diverse workforce, including supervising multiple staff including permanent and temporary coaches and instructors;
  • Correspond and interact with parents in-person, on the phone or via email;
  • Liaise with parent organizations, attend monthly meetings and respond to inquiries from the Arlington Aerials Parent Organization (AAPA) and the Arlington Tigers Parent Organization (ATPA);
  • Create and enforce gym policies for staff, athletes, and coaches with a focus on safety of the athletes and coaches;
  • Develop coaching staff schedules to maximize coaches time in the gym and on the floor;
  • Create quarterly class schedule for recreational classes, in conjunction with competitive team practice schedule and the team meet schedule;
  • Develop and implement gym coaching philosophy with all coaches and instructors; and
  • Manage team travel and appropriate County travel approvals for team travel; and
  • Manage payroll, performance evaluations, and other administrative functions.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Health Science or closely related field, plus two years' experience in the administration of recreational programs/activities in an athletic environment, including one year of experience in gymnastics.

Substitution: Additional years of experience in the specialty area may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the education requirement. A Master's degree in the area of specialty may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement, but the degree cannot substitute for the specialized one year of experience in gymnastics.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s in related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Managing a large diverse workforce;
  • Creating practice and/or coaching plans;
  • Public or private gym administrator experience;
  • Familiarity with SafeSport and implementation of the program; and
  • Current USAG membership and familiarity with USAG policies and procedures.

Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment, which may include the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, possession of a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required depending on programmatic needs. Employee must be able to travel to different locations.

The official title of this position is a DPR Programmer II.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School/GED
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree (or above)


Please check ALL boxes which describe your experience:
  • Experience in the administration of recreational programs/activities in an athletic environment
  • Experience with gymnastics
  • Managing a large diverse workforce
  • Creating practice and/or coaching plans
  • Public or private gym administrator experience
  • Managing payroll, performance evaluations, and other administrative functions
  • None


Please check ALL boxes if you are knowledgeable or possess any of the following:
  • Familiarity with SafeSport and/or implementation of the program
  • USAG membership
  • Familiarity with USAG policies and procedures
  • None


Indicate below the years of experience in the administration of recreational programs/activities in an athletic environment, preferably in the Gymnastics:
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 or more years

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