Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
4 Year Degree
The City of Lewisville Parks & Recreation Department is searching for the Manager of Thrive - an 87,000-square foot multi-generational facility currently under construction. The center will include an indoor aquatic park, gymnasium, community room, fitness center and walking track, outdoor porch, indoor playground and various play spaces for the residents of Lewisville. It will be a central component of Lewisville's commitment to Extend the Green with a strong connection to nature and the ecosystem and featuring a stunning public art piece depicting the community's location on the Central Flyway. In addition to Thrive, the manager will also be responsible for oversight of the City's two seasonal outdoor aquatic facilities.
The City is looking for a passionate parks and recreation professional who can provide dynamic leadership for Thrive, the outdoor aquatic facilities and respective team members, with an emphasis on customer service, innovative programming and sound business operations (including revenue production). The manager will be a direct report to the Director of Parks & Recreation Department and provide critical support to the mission of the department and city.
In accordance with City management policies is responsible for professional, safe and efficient management of events, programs and activities at the Thrive Center.
Starting Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 annually, plus $350 a month car allowance and $50 cell phone allowance
Operates the Thrive Center including recreation center, gym, fitness center, aquatic facility, community center and oversees special events.
Prepares, executes and monitors facility budget.
Directs recreation supervisors to ensure work and planning schedules are in compliance with facility business plan, departmental goals and objectives.
Manages contracts and agreements and oversees purchasing efforts for the facility.
Coordinates facility marketing efforts.
Creates an atmosphere of excellence.
Responsible for maintaining facility membership levels.
Coordinates and supervises hiring needs for the Thrive Center.
Supervises and evaluates work of direct reports.
Develops policies and procedures and training programs for the Thrive Center.
Attends meetings within the City operation and with outside agencies and partners.
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Education Bachelor's Degree in Parks & Recreation, Education, Sports Management or a related field. Experience Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a related field including at least three years of supervisory experience. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Operational and project management practices for parks and recreation programs and facilities
Recreation, Fitness and Sports Management principles and practices.
Parks and recreation services and the vital role they play in a community.
Municipal budget preparation and administration principles and practices.
Principles of leadership, supervision, training and performance evaluations.
Methods, materials, techniques, equipment and technology used in parks and recreation programming.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and statutes.
Accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
Be punctual and attend work regularly
Work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Identify and respond to community issues, concerns and needs.
Must possess skills in personnel supervision, training and in coordinating operations for Recreation
Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
Skills in program and service planning and delivery.
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class "C" and good driving record as defined by City policy.
Additional Salary Information: APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Internal Number: FY1718-151
About City of Lewisville
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On behalf of the 100,000 people who call Lewisville their home, I want to welcome you to our city. Lewisville is proud of its rural Texas heritage. The first settlers came to this area before the Civil War, and some of their first buildings were churches and schools because they weren't building a place to live for the short term, they were building a home for generations.
The same pioneer spirit and family values thrive today in Lewisville, a place where families enjoy a high quality of life and business is booming. Lewisville is a vibrant and growing community of the 21st century, with major employers and thriving retail outlets that combine to create a strong economic framework for our residents and a quality family-friendly experience for our visitors.
Lewisville has many opportunities that make this such a great place to live, work and play. Many of those are detailed in the comprehensive Lewisville 2025 vision plan that was developed by residents and then adopted by City Council in July 2014.
Enjoying and protecting our natural environment is important to Lewisville. With more than 2,0...00 acres of public parks, plus 2,000 acres of urban wilderness at LLELA Nature Preserve, there are nearly endless options for outdoor recreation. Lewisville Lake draws more than 3 million visitors each year for active and passive enjoyment of its cooling waters and tree-lined shores. Keep Lewisville Beautiful gives residents and businesses a chance to actively help protect our environment and its natural beauty. Click here to see the many outdoor options available to you.
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Our city is a fun, safe and nurturing place to live for families with young children, young professionals charting their life path, seniors entering their golden years, or anyone else seeking urban convenience in a relaxed suburban setting. High-performing schools, scores of volunteer opportunities, spirit-filled churches and a thriving economy mean nearly any need can be met right here in Lewisville.
As a lifelong Lewisville resident, a graduate of Lewisville High School and the son of a former Lewisville ISD educator, my roots in Southern Denton County run deep. But the city's roots are even deeper. Physical evidence of our rich history dots the Lewisville landscape today, and the community's frontier heritage lives on in a strong sense of optimism and neighborliness found in the hearts of our people.
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City of Lewisville, Texas