Aquatics, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to serve as the day-to-day manager of the City’s Recreation Services and primary coordinator from the department for parks and facility construction. The work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation. This position will supervise the Fitness, Aquatics and Recreation staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive public recreation program for a diverse community population including aquatics, athletics, fitness, cultural programs, camps, leisure activities, and special events.
Participate in meetings and provide input relating to development of new parks and facilities funded through bond and other funds.
Develops and administers long and short-range plans to ensure cost efficiency in operations of Department facilities, including The View Community Center, athletic complexes and day camp facilities.
Provides professional analysis, prepares written reports and makes recommendations to the Director, Board of Aldermen, City Administrator, and Parks and Recreation Commission regarding recreation services and facilities.
Works with staff and the Marketing Manager in developing the marketing program for the recreation division to include all direct promotional activities, publicity campaigns, and public relations initiatives. .
Assists the Director in the preparation of the recreation, fitness and aquatics budget; analyzes monthly reports to track expenditures and revenues. Recommends fees and charges based on trend information and cost recovery analysis.
Assists the Director in preparation of projections and budgets for operations of new parks and facilities.
Develops and administers policies and procedures for all recreation services, including a Standard Operating Procedure Manual. Assures that safety standards and precautions are followed.
Recruits, selects, trains, schedules, supervise and evaluates aquatics, fitness and recreation personnel.
Advocates and works closely with citizens and public service providers in a cooperative community response to recreation service needs. Develops and maintains partnerships with the Grandview School District, local service groups, agencies and businesses.
Assists the Director in the development of strategic planning for a comprehensive community Parks & Recreation Department. Advises the Director on matters related to long-range capital improvements and development of recreation services and facilities.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or closely related field with three years of increasingly responsible recreation facility, and project and program management experience. Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. Requires strong knowledge and direct experience in administering the principles and practices of recreation/leisure services and facilities management. Must have a strong knowledge of recreational operations, programs and activities. Must have a working knowledge of financial management, contract administration, marketing, customer service, public relations, codes, and specifications pertinent to recreational facilities development and management. Must have the ability to establish positive public relations while interacting with a diverse population. Exceptional listening, writing and oral communication skills are also required. Certification in CPR, First Aid preferred.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Requires the ability to perform basic level of data analysis including the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or reference data, statutes and/or guidelines and/or group, rank, investigate and diagnose. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established standards to recognize interactive effects and relationships.
Requires the ability to provide first line supervision. Ability to persuade, coach, counsel, and train others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
Requires the ability to develop, analyze, and utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as financial statements, budget and revenue reports, charts, purchase orders, requests for Board actions, personnel manual, statutes, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.
Requires exceptional listening skills used along with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with Parks and Recreation Director, City Administrator, elected officials, Parks and Recreation Commission, Park staff, City employees, school officials, instructors, vendors and a diverse public.
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Requires the ability to develop expenditure and collection databases.
Requires the ability to prepare, analyze, and utilize technical and complex cost-analysis, budget, revenue and expenditure reports.
Requires a strong ability to use computer spreadsheet and database software.
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule format. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective.
Requires the ability to exercise good judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery and tools such as a computer and other office machines, digital camera, security alarms, sound system, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Requires the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing coordinated movements such as typing.
Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects and materials of moderate weight up to fifty pounds.
Work is generally performed in an office setting with occasional exposure to outside temperatures and weather conditions.
City of Grandview, attn.: Sue Yerkes, Director,13500 Byars Rd, Grandview, MO 64030
The City of Grandview is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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