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Job title: Recreation Program Supervisor
Job location: Allen, TX 75013 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/13/12
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Parks/Recreation/Tourism

Job Description

Job description:
The purpose of this position is to coordinate recreation center programming and provide support for programs and services. This is accomplished by supervising personnel, developing, implementing and supervising recreation programs, promoting the Recreation Center and its activities and assisting with facility operations. Other duties may include monitoring the allocation of resources, assisting with the budget process, providing organizational support for the department and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position provides direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

• Supervises personnel and contract instructors by interviewing applicants for open positions, coordinating training, observing and monitoring work tasks, developing program staff, evaluating work performance, writing performance evaluations, assisting employees to correct deficiencies, scheduling the necessary employees for facility operations and submitting time sheets for payroll. Position has direct oversight of Recreation Specialist II’s at the center.

• Develops and implements various programs by assessing the needs of citizens, identifying the types of programs to offer, recruiting and hiring qualified instructors for new programs, negotiating class and instructor fees, preparing goals and cost analysis for 110% plus cost recovery, scheduling program dates, reserving facilities for programs, purchasing and maintaining equipment and materials needed, and advertising programs to the general public. This position will act in a liaison role to civic organizations and community partners on events; will research and lead the coordination of partnership of national/state affiliated programs as well as corporate partnerships that benefit the division.

• Assists with facility operations by addressing and resolving complaints and concerns from the public, responding to emergencies when required, preparing facilities for programs, rentals and special events and ensuring the cleanliness of facilities.

• Monitors the allocation of resources by ensuring that the supplies necessary for the operation of the facility are maintained, ordering new supplies and equipment, evaluating and recommending the budgetary needs for operations and creating vendor lists. Position is responsible for vendor and instructor payment processing and budget oversight of relevant to such.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Job Requirements:

Formal Education / Knowledge Education
Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field preferred or equivalent experience in Parks and Recreation or related field in lieu of education.

Related Fields/Experience including but not limited to:

Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Therapeutic Recreation
Kinesiology, Sports Management or Physical Education
Ice Rink Operations or Management
Golf Operations or Programming

Over two years up to and including three years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, CPR/First Aid Certification (within four months of hire).

Work Schedule
Works varied shifts including opening, closing and weekend hours as assigned.
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