The Aquatic/Fitness Supervisor is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervision of year round public recreational activities, aquatic operations and exercise fitness programs. This includes services at the Hartford Recreation Center fitness facilities, indoor Signicast Family Aquatic Center and outdoor Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center. Hours will include some evenings and weekends based on seasonal schedule.
SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:
- Assess community needs, interests and resources in developing new programs while evaluating existing programs to provide a comprehensive community-wide recreation and aquatics program and fitness activities for all ages.
- Responsible for recruiting, hiring, supervision, training and evaluating personnel involved in recreation, fitness/exercise and aquatic programs.
- Schedules and coordinates the use of facilities utilized for recreation programs.
- Assists with various administrative functions including payroll, program brochures, and registration, ordering of equipment and supplies.
- Assist in the preparation of the annual recreation budget.
- Responsible for the operation and management of activities at all aquatic program sites.
- Provide Recreation Center exercise facility program planning and personal trainer instruction.
- Maintain good public relations with staff and community at all times.
- Serve as a direct liaison to various special interest groups, organizations and individuals providing leisure resources/programs for the community.
- Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers assigned to the recreation programs.
- Prepare and implement communication and promotional materials for the aquatic and fitness programs.
- Attend various meetings as required with the recreation programs or department.
- Provide research and assistance in the development of safety programs, plans and manuals.
- Assist in providing customer service/desk services at the Recreation Center.
- Instruction of swim and exercise programs as needed.
- Perform other related duties as directed by the Parks and Recreation Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
This position requires excellent organizational skills. It also requires developed supervisory and personnel management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential for this position.
This position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
This position requires the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
This position requires the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and is occasionally required to stand, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While moving program equipment and supplies from storage sites to activity areas and setting up rooms for events (tables and chairs for example), it is occasionally required that the employee lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside conditions. The employee occasionally is exposed to wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold or heat, risk of radiation, electrical shock, and vibration.
The employee is usually exposed to a moderate noise level from working in a variety of locations from a business office to gymnasiums, outdoor parks, and pool environments including pool mechanical areas.