ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Assumes full responsibility for planning, organizing, and supervising the development, implementation, and administration of recreation programs for City community centers and related facilities.
- Plans, organizes, promotes, and monitors seasonal athletic programs, special events, after school activities, and summer camps.
- Prepares written documents including correspondence, grant applications, or reports as required.
- Investigates and resolves complaints and concerns as may be generated by others.
- Interviews and recommends hiring, train, and counsel employees, complete employee performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, maintain payroll, and attendance records.
- Develops annual budget, monitors expenditures, and approves purchases, maintains financial and participant activity reports.
- Plans, organizes, and conducts weekly staff meetings and makes/monitors staff assignments.
- Conducts research to stay current on recreation program development and management.
- Coordinates instructor-teaching contracts.
- Obtains sponsorships for various recreation needs.
- Interacts, communicates, and works with individuals, community groups, and committees to promote interest and develop recreation program support, including fundraising.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques for recreation program planning, execution, and facility maintenance.
- Knowledge of recreation activities for children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of recreation management.
- Knowledge of program evaluation and management.
- Knowledge of methods, techniques, rules, and regulations in a variety of competitive games and sports.
- Knowledge of personal computers and related software applications.
- Skill in budget development and administration.
- Skill in program development, planning, organizing, and evaluating techniques.
- Skill in prioritizing, and managing diverse community events and recreational programs.
- Skill in effectively delegating, controlling, motivating, and leading other employees.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, community leaders, and the general public.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Recreation, Leisure Management, or closely related field, and five (5) years experience in a recreation program, including one (1) year of supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air breaks and “P” endorsement is required.
Last Revision date: May 2004