Under general direction, performs supervisory work involving planning and coordinating of recreational and athletic programs at the Community Centers and park facilities. Work involves planning and implementing athletic/recreation programs, scheduling and coordinating activities, supervising children in a summer program and after school program, processing program registrations, recording and depositing revenues, administering budget, preparing statistical reports, and supervising division personnel. Reports to the Division Head for Facility Operations.
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description).
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals, interviews candidates for employment, conducts new employee orientation, recruits and supervises contracted instructors and volunteers.
Coordinates daily work activities, organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work, monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work, consults with assigned staff, assists with complex problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
Ensures division compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, ensures adherence to established safety procedures, monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees, program participants, and other individuals, initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Plans and implements new and existing athletic and recreational programs at Community Centers/Athletic Fields, developing schedules for leagues, classes, tournaments or other activities,
scheduling use of facilities, and moving equipment as needed. Coordinating or performing cleaning of facility, scheduling and supervising daily activities for summer recreation and after school programs.
Performs administrative functions, prepares and administers annual budget, monitors and controls expenditures, develops long and short term plans, goals and objectives for assigned area, prepares weekly, monthly and annual statistical reports, records/reports accidents and incidents, prepares press releases and program flyers, prepares weekly work schedules and payroll reports, reviews, approves and forwards invoices for payment.
Provides information and assistance related to division programs, services, events, activities, fees, procedures, forms, or other issues, responds to routine questions and complaints or requests for service, initiates problem resolution.
Receives and processes registration forms for program activities and recreation memberships, receives monies in payment of program registration fees or other fees/services, records and deposits program revenues.
Prepares and completes various forms, reports, correspondence, registration forms, payments, invoices, brochures/flyers, posters, signs or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, registration forms, payments, invoices, brochures/flyers, handbooks, policies, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation, reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections, utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, or other software programs.
Monitors inventory of division equipment and supplies, ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities, initiates request for new/ replacement materials, inspects equipment for proper operations, performs minor repairs as needed.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other division/departments, County and Commission officials, volunteers, instructors, program participants, parents, school personnel, community organizations, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice and direction.
Attends Commission, division and staff meetings, attends other meetings as needed.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an a awareness of new trends and advances in the profession, reads professional literature, maintains professional affiliations, attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Responds to routine questions or complaints from the public.
Assists with planning/implementation of special events/activities for the Commission and or other divisions of the department.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of Recreation Commission practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of planning and administering recreation/athletics programs and promoting the programs.
Knowledge of the policies, practices, methods, objectives and goals of the Facility Operations Division.
Knowledge of the requirements, policies and procedures of various media outlets necessary for promotional activities.
Knowledge of photography.
Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the public relations and parks and recreation fields.
Skilled in written composition and graphic design. Is able to use popular computer driven graphics, word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs.
Ability to develop and maintain high visibility and good relations with department personnel, County officials, employees, media representatives and community groups.
Ability to conceive, organize and implement programs to promote the department and its programs and activities.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in a variety of work situations.
Ability to research various topics and compile facts and data accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural technical, or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving/receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors, and giving instructions, assignments or directions to others.
Ability to read a variety of reports, letters and memos, literature, etc.; ability to prepare correspondence, news releases, advertising copy, speeches or scripts, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style; ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures and policies, and to follow oral and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.
Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; determine decimals and percentages, determine time and weight, make statistical calculations, and interpret graphs.
Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, visually with office equipment and sports/athletic equipment.
Performance Evaluation Criteria: Quality of Work, Quantity of Work, Dependability, Attendance, Initiative and Enthusiasm, Judgment, Cooperation, Relationships, Coordination of Work, Safety, Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading, Controlling, Delegating, Decision Making, Creativity
Physical Demands: (Note: physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.)
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment and tools such as motor vehicles, office equipment such as computers, copiers, etc.; must be able to use cameras telephones, two-way radio, sports equipment, scoring equipment, sports equipment, scoring equipment, automatic bleachers, arts/crafts supplies, janitorial equipment/supplies, or hand tools. Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects and materials or moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment and sports/athletic equipment and in operating motor vehicles. Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, job-related equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to sue one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. May require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal amounts of stress when confronted with and emergency. Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)
About Richland County Recreation Commission
MissionDedicated to enriching lives and connecting communities through diverse recreational opportunities.VisionTo be recognized as a leader in park management and the delivery of quality recreation programs in order to better promote health and improve the quality of life in Richland County.Vision DescriptionTo be the model recreation agency in the state of South Carolina.To be a leader in innovative parks, recreation programming and green initiatives.To be a nationally recognized leader in self-sustaining state-of-the-art recreational programming.To be recognized as “making a significant difference” in the quality of life in Richland County.To be a recognized leader in the state for preventive health programs.To be a health conscious agency through recreation and sports.To be highly effective in our community wellness programming initiatives.To see marked increase in utilization because of new programs.To be a “model agency” with superb parks, facilities and recreational programs.To become an agency with a greater number of adaptive recreation and facility options.To work in cooperation and collaboration with elected officials and community leaders.To become totally self-sufficie...nt.To be recognized by NRPA (Gold Medal Award) and maintain our CAPRA certification.To have a fully functioning Foundation that has name recognition, is self-sustaining, can enhance the needs of RCRC, conduct special events, concerts, assist in any funding shortfall from the County and has higher success rates in grant awards.Core ValuesOur Agency’s Guiding Principles are:HONESTYTRUSTRESPECTCARINGINTEGRITY