Recruitment #23-120-4235


Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) is dedicated to connecting all communities through exceptional people, parks, and programs. Our goal is to make Loudoun the community of choice through outstanding experiences while promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We celebrate the strengths of individuals and collaborate to deliver programs and community services that provide social, personal, economic, and environmental benefits to last a lifetime. Come be a part of something that matters!

Job Description

We are seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Special Events Coordinator. Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, performs supervisory and administrative work overseeing staff, planning, and developing regional and countywide events for all age groups including events supporting tournaments and The Lodge at Hanson Park, a 300-seat events center located within Hal and Bernie Hanson Regional Park. The successful candidate should possess excellent organizational, time management, leadership, and project management skills. PRCS serves a diverse population including but not limited to youth, adults, individuals with disabilities, and seniors.

We are currently hiring at the following location:

  • PRCS, 742 Miller Drive SE, Leesburg, VA

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Plan and execute countywide PRCS special events including planning, implementation, contract management, logistics, staffing, marketing, and evaluation. 
  • Develops and utilizes special events preparation checklists.
  • Coordinates and monitors special events. 
  • Responsible for managing and overseeing fiscal resources, staff, programs and activities, event planning, administrative and personnel functions, safety inspections, and promotion of events.


Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package! 

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) 
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development

Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a field related; two (2) years of related work experience including one year (1) of lead or supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements


  • Knowledge and understanding of event planning and execution principles and techniques. 
  • Knowledge of basic accounting as related to budget preparation and management. 
  • Certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Event and Festival Executive (CEFE) preferred.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Criminal background, credit checks, and DMV records check are required
  • Valid Driver's License
  • CPR and First Aid Certification