The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department
is seeking a creative, innovative individual with exceptional leadership skills and a passion for customer service to be the new Epic Manager. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Operations, the Epic Manager, plans, organizes and directs the operations and administration of the Epic staff. This position supervises over 100 employees, monitors budget expenditures, coordinates, initiates, and maintains effective relationships with its members, guests, civic groups, contractors and the community. This position is responsible for marketing and promoting the facility, developing short-term and long-term goals to obtain maximum cost recovery, and working with third party management agents and/or businesses to ensure operational and financial goals of the Epic are achieved.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in either Parks and Recreation, Hospitality Management, Business, Marketing or related field and three years of experience, including two years of supervisory/management experience in a recreation, resort or fitness center.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE), Certified Pool and Spa Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Certified Hospitality Revenue Manager (CHRM), Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP), Disney Institute graduate, or a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License is preferred. ABILITY TO PERFORM:
Supervisory/Organizational Control: Work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed.
Human Relations: Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Managerial: Receives Limited Direction: Within this position, the employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Complexity: Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
About City of Grand Prairie
Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 166,000 people live in Grand Prairie. We call more than 4 million people "neighbor" in the Metroplex. Generally speaking, our residents are 30-something dual income homeowners. For more information about our City, please visit our website at www.gptx.org