Youth Programs Coordinator

The Youth Programs Coordinator works under the direction of the Parks & Recreation Director and shall carry out the policies established by the Lafayette Recreation Committee.

The duties of the Youth Programs Coordinator include:

Coordinating and overseeing the Summer Program

Lafayette Recreation’s Summer Program operates for seven weeks. The program enrolls children entering grades 1-7 and adventure program for children entering grades 7-9.

The Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for the hiring (with a sub-committee) and training of the summer staff, as well as scheduling, maintaining safety standards and managing transportation of children.

Youth recreational sports teams

The Youth Programs Coordinator manages three sports seasons for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Responsibilities include enrolling participants and collecting fees; recruiting volunteer coaches; scheduling games and tournaments (in collaboration with coaches); recruiting officials; ordering, dispersing, and collecting uniforms; and communication with parents, coaches, players, officials, and other teams/recreation departments.

These include:

            Soccer (Fall) – The soccer program runs from the end of August to the end of October and includes hosting the annual Halloween Cup tournament.

            Basketball (Winter) – Basketball begins in late November (depending on the coaches’ inclinations) and continues to February vacation.

            Baseball/softball (Spring) – Spring sports begin in April (often starting with indoor practices) and run through the end of the school year

Additional responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in monthly Recreation Committee meetings
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, payments, and incident reports
  • Consider the needs of the three communities and present new innovative ideas
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff, volunteers, and participants
  • Assists with recreation department events

From mid-June to mid-August this position is full-time (40 hours a week) and the remainder of the year is part-time averaging 15 to 20 hours a week.

Send cover letter and resume' to:  Kim Cowles, Recreation Director, PO Box 900, Franconia, NH  03580  or via email to

Position open until filled.

Town of Franconia
Salary to commensurate with experience