Current salary schedule is under review and subject to Council approval (May 18th, 2022). Please contact HR at [email protected] with questions.
Salary Schedule – Recreation Division Manager
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Under general direction, the Recreation Division Manager directs and supervises recreation operations, including the planning, development, promotion and evaluation of recreational programs; the supervision and coordination of day-to-day operations; participation in policy development, participation in the development and administration of the annual operating and capital improvement program budgets; administration planning and problem solving; participation in the planning and developing of future park sites, open spaces, and recreational programs; development of staff training curriculum; and development and operation of recreational facilities. Assigned areas of responsibility may include any combination of: aquatic activities; sports programs; special-interest classes; facility rentals; playground and youth activities; senior activities; parks and open space management; administrative services; and cultural services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Manage the day-to-day functions of the assigned programs and activities of the Recreation Division which provide a varied and complete program of recreation services that meet the needs of the community including youth, adult, and senior activities, special interest classes, aquatics, playground, and other community programs and recreation operations. Develop, recommend, and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for recreation programs and activities; assist in determining division plans and priorities; identify resource needs; coordinate Recreation Division business functions.
Assesses and understands the recreational needs of the community and develops programs to meet those needs
Plans, develops and organizes recreation programs and activities to offer a well-rounded recreation program to the public to include any combination of aquatic activities, sports programs, recreation classes, senior center, facility rentals
Evaluates the effectiveness of current and new programs
Conducts public forums, studies, participant surveys and prepares reports of recreation needs and facilities usage as assigned
Provides significant input to long-range plans for recreation operations and capital needs
Develops procedures and systems for program registration, facilities scheduling and/or other procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the Recreation Division
Plans and coordinates the maintenance needs of recreation facilities with Maintenance Division
Assists with recruiting, hiring, assigning, training and evaluating the work of subordinate staff to include recreation coordinators, recreation leaders, sports officials, scorekeepers, aides, volunteers, and others as assigned
Determines and orders Recreation Division supplies and supervises inventory
Oversees the preparation of department publications and division press releases
Performs a variety of administrative support functions
Responds to citizen input and complaints
Meets with community groups, recreation and youth agencies, and schools
Develops, justifies, and administers the annual operating and capital program budget for the Recreation Division and maintains budget control of expenses throughout the year
Develops and implements a staff training curriculum for the Recreation Division staff
Prepares grant applications, contracts, agreements and written reports
Manages contracts and agreements including request for proposals development, vendor selection, budgeting, insurance, invoicing, and scope management
Coordinates volunteer activities
Coordinates City special events
Acts as staff liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission, Arts Commission, and Senior Center Advisory Board.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Licenses
Any combination of education and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities combined with any required licenses and certificates is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of the following:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in recreation, sociology, public administration, or a related field and,
Three (3) years progressively responsible working experience in recreational program design and implementation and,
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Apply organizational leadership and management skills including those related to communication, collaboration, strategic planning, problem solving and decision- making, planning and prioritizing, and workforce development and succession planning.
Evaluate operational problems or situations, develop sound conclusions, and make effective decisions and/or recommendations.
Organize and manage projects and programs that meet targeted schedules and budgets.
Prepare comprehensive and concise written reports, correspondence, publications and press releases.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make effective oral presentations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, City staff, governmental agencies, community groups and the media.
Identify and keep up to date on key policies/priorities and economic, political and social trends which affect recreation services.
Operate a computer using business software.
Interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Conduct effective analyses of programs, services and facilities.
Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals.
Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping and tracking systems.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs relevant to the work performed.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Current principles, trends, practices and techniques for implementing and directing a wide variety of recreation services and programs.
Community recreational resources; research, data collection and trend analysis; development of programs through community participation.
The principles of effective recreation program development, operation and evaluation; customer service; developmental assets and age group related issues.
Principles and practices of promoting recreational programs.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, staff development and management.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Program planning, implementation, and administration.
Project management including developing and implementing project scopes and schedules.
Budget preparation and fiscal accounting.
Grant resources and grant preparation.
Facility operations and scheduling.
Office methods and equipment and computer literacy.
Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned functional area.
Safety principles and practices.
Record keeping principles and procedures.
Modern office practices, and methods, including computers and software programs relevant to the work performed.
Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations and with property owners, developers, contractors and the public.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.