To perform a variety of complex, administrative, managerial and professional work with administrative and operating functions of the Parks and Recreation Department and the H.F.V. Wilson Community Center; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and local agencies.
The employee works under the direction of the Director Parks and Recreation who provides managerial direction with assignments in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies and goals. In addition to; receives direction and recommendations from the H.F.V. Board of Directors.
Exercises direct supervision over technical, seasonal and clerical staff at the Center
Essential Functions and Duties:
Develop and utilize community partnerships with universities, public schools, churches, and civic organizations. Secure sponsorships for special events through ongoing networking and annual sponsorship campaign.
Provide leadership in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates Parks & Recreation/Center activities with other department and agencies as needed.
Review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet regularly with staff to identify and resolve problems; make monthly reports to the Parks and Recreation Department and the H.F.V. Board of Directors.
Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and advancement. Represent the Parks and Recreation/Center to elected officials and other agencies.
Assist with the selection, training, motivation and evaluation of Center personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and plans of improvement procedures.
Assures that the Center is within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures at the Center to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget request; assures effective and efficient use of budget funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
Develop a clear understanding of Parks & Recreation/Center programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
Prepare a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision making purposes; type and compose confidential and specialized letters, memos, or other types of documents and correspondence on computer. Which may include but not limited too surveys, interviews and program evaluations to improve existing programs
Seek out and obtain funds through grants, aid programs, etc.
All other duties as assigned.
Broad knowledge of such fields as recreation administration, basic accounting, program marketing, customer service delivery, program budgeting etc.
Knowledge of operations, services and activities of a community recreation program.
Knowledge of the techniques of supervision to plan, assign, coordinate, direct and monitor recreational personnel and programs.
Principles and practices of program development, administration and general office procedures
Principles and practices of municipal and non-profit budget preparation and administration
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Ardmore is known as being "On the Sunny side of the Arbuckles" and has four season. We have mild winters and warm summers.
Ardmore, Oklahoma has long been the focal point for outdoor fun in south central Oklahoma. Located on Interstate 35 between the Arbuckle Mountains and the Red River Valley, Ardmore offers recreation opportunities for everyone.