Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, supervises and coordinates a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities in a public recreation program. Assist in day to day functions of the Parks and Recreation Department and assumes full responsibility when the Director is not present. Supervises Recreation Coordinators, Office Assistants and Program Directors. Remains in close contact with the Public Works Parks Department to advise facility maintenance based on usage.
Coordinates usage of approximately 75 facilities for over 50 organizations which include youth and adult sport programs, high school athletics, Board of Education after-school programs, etc.
Establish a variety of classes, clinics, lessons and tournaments for such activities:
Develop, recommend and promote new programs to meet the public’s needs; set up programs guidelines, rules and regulations; establish costs and funding methods; recruit, train and evaluate volunteers and paid staff as required; provide facilities, purchase equipment and design methodology for registration
Recommend the continuance of discontinuance of any activity and attend meetings as required
Responsible for the ordering, repairing and replacement of equipment and policy decision for the Eunice Postal Recreation Fitness Center
Perform other related duties as requested
Examples of special projects/assignments include, but are not limited to:
Field building projects and the development of the universal recreation pass for golf, tennis and the fitness center
Implementation of several fundraising events/activities
Review of all existing policies and procedures
Considerable knowledge of :
the principles of management and organization, development and delivery of public programs, principles of staff development and training
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to maintain effective working relationships with community leaders, municipal officials, coworkers, subordinate staff and the general public
Ability to coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of the subordinate staff
Ability to analyze problems and situations to present appropriate facts and recommendations concisely in written or oral form
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university supplemented by a Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administrations, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field plus extensive experience in a responsible administrative or managerial capacity in parks and Recreation Administration or any equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills.
Possession of a valid driver’s license when operating a vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties
Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It borders the towns of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404. In July 2006, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth-best place to live in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast.