The City of Ames is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, and passionate individual for the position of Recreation Manager. This position is responsible for adult and youth sports & activities; hires, trains, and directs approximately 150 temporary staff throughout the year; develops and implements recreation programs, leagues, and activities for all ages; and recommends and administers the instructional and athletic program budgets.
Adult sports and activities programmed and supervised include, but not limited to basketball (25 teams), soccer (16 teams), softball (75 teams in summer and 45 teams in fall), indoor volleyball (62 teams in fall and 70 teams in winter) and sand volleyball (70 teams in summer). Youth sports and activities programmed and supervised include, but not limited to, basketball, dance and gymnastics, soccer (spring and fall), summer camps, t-ball, tennis, and volleyball.
This position includes day, evening, and weekend hours.
The Parks and Recreation Department manages 37 parks and offers approximately 150 athletic, aquatic, instructional, and wellness programs. Indoor programs are provided year round at the Community Center, Ames/ISU Ice Arena, and Municipal Pool. To read more information about Ames’ programs and facilities, visit www.amesparkrec.org.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management, fitness, or related field and one year of experience in a recreation environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A valid State of Iowa driver’s license required. Ability to attain CPR and AED certifications.
Completed application, resume, college transcripts, certifications, and supplemental questions must be received by Monday, June 26 at 5:00 PM. Applications may be submitted at www.cityofames.org/jobs.
Residency requirement: The hired candidate is required to live within a 12-mile radius of Ames City Hall (515 Clark Avenue) within six months of starting work. EOE/AA
Additional Salary Information: Hiring salary not to exceed $63,160 (midpoint).
The City of Ames is committed to providing the highest quality of public service possible. To that end we are dedicated to both the hiring and developing of City employees who share in this commitment of service to the citizens of Ames. All employees are important members of the City team and we do our best to ensure that we hire the best available candidates while promoting equality of opportunity.