Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming, Therapeutic Recreation/Inclusive Services
Reports directly to Assistant Director, SPAR. Responsible for the management of City of Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR)-Recreation Division. Assumes management responsibilities for recreational services and activities, including program planning, operations of sixteen (16) recreation facilities and all division personnel (full and part-time). Implements and manages goals, objectives and policies for the division. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and procedures. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Divisions annual budget. Monitors and approves division expenditures. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Prepare reports as requested on several recreation related subjects; including assisting in local, state and federal grant writing. Review contracts, bids and proposals. Attends and participates in professional development meetings, including maintaining awareness of new trends and developments in the field of recreation and leisure services. Attend community meetings as assigned and SPAR Advisory Committee meetings quarterly. Conduct interviews and makes recommendations for employment. Establish positive working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, external city departments/agencies and the general public. Performs other related duties as requested.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Recreation or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of responsible recreation administration experience or a combination of experience and education. Must have a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory responsibility. Comprehensive knowledge of managerial budgeting. Effective communicator, both orally and in writing. Must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed or requested.