Requirements of Work:
- The principles and practices of recreation management, including recreation programming and general understanding working with registration software programs.
- Programmed and non-programmed park related activities, and revenue and non-revenue producing activities.
- Best management practices in the field of Recreation for proper staff training and risk management for all recreation facilities and programs.
- Best management practices and principles as related to recreation programming, registration software programs, staff training, and risk management.
- Developing and monitoring an annual budget.
- Grant application procedures and administration.
- Define a vision for the Department based on a professional, passionate, and informed recreational philosophy.
- Plan, organize, coordinate, train, motivate, and direct the personnel involved in the Department.
- Promote and coordinate the activities of the department with other departments and divisions of the City and with outside agencies.
- Establish and maintain effective public and employee relations and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Work with the Marketing and Communication Manager and the Department’s advertising agency to market Recreation programs.
- Create and maintain a strong professional relationship with the Committee Chairs of the Park Board, Park Board Vice President, and Park Board President.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It also involves local travel to other Parks & Recreation facilities and frequent attendance at meetings, including many that are conducted on weekends or during the evening. May require some out-of-town travel. Incumbent is expected to communicate verbally, in person, and by telephone. A computer is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. Generally this will include:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration/Management, Business or Public Administration, or related field; AND, a minimum of five years of experience in a responsible administrative, programming, and supervisory capacity in the recreation field.
A Master's Degree in an approved field and National Recreation and Park Association certification as a Leisure Professional may substitute for one year of experience each.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other City employees, and City leadership. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates with customers and other City employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors.