The City of Merriam Parks and Recreation Department is experiencing significant growth. Currently, the Department is designing a new 66,000 square foot community center with indoor/outdoor aquatics and is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Recreation Supervisor to plan and oversee city-wide special events, cultural, athletic, recreational, and educational year-round activities for the parks and recreation program. Responsibilities include initiate, plan and coordinate city-wide festivals and special events; solicit and coordinate special event sponsorship program with local businesses; investigate available grant options for program funding; assist in the preparation of grant applications; evaluate year-round programs developed by recreation coordinators to identify new and innovative ways to deliver City services; research and evaluate new trends, technology or data to improve organizational performance and/or customer service; prepare information for publication and marketing flyers, social media, brochures, news releases, television and radio media; other related duties as necessary and assigned. Exercises direct supervision and authority over Recreation Coordinator and Community Recreation Coordinator. Has indirect supervisor of contract instructions, fitness attendants, program assistant, child watch attendants, Farmers’ Market staff, athletic officials and volunteers.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park Resources, or Recreation Leisure Service;
Five years progressively responsibility experience in the development of recreational programming and special event production, and five years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision and development of subordinate staff;
Any equivalent combination of related education and experience will be considered;
Certified Park and Recreation Professional designation or ability to obtain within one year of appointment;
Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid. 9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202, or by fax (913) 322-5505. A complete job description is available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.
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Qualified applicants may apply at Merriam City Hall (9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202) Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Applications can be downloaded online at www.merriam.org. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to: City of Merriam; Attn: Human Resources;
Internal Number: PR062018
About City of Merriam Parks & Recreation
Merriam is located in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas, and is only eight miles south of downtown Kansas City. A central location along Interstate 35 and relatively small size make Merriam an accessible and convenient place for travelers, residents, and businesses. The City of Merriam owns and operates nine parks and one 4-mile streamway trail for a total of approximately 90 acres of parkland. The department coordinates over 25 special events annually, including three major events: Turkey Creek Festival, Turkey Creek Car and Motorsycle Show, and the Heartland Artist Exhibition.