Coordinates and oversees staff and program activities of the Recreation Section; which includes Community Recreation , Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Education;
Develops, plans, implements and evaluates the activities, programs or projects within an assigned section;
Develops and coordinates a comprehensive safety program and administrative and operating guidelines and procedures for an assigned section;
Reviews and makes recommendations for capital improvements for assigned section;
Projects and proposes budgetary needs for personnel, materials, maintenance, supplies and equipment for an assigned section; prepares section budget; prepares and completes federal, state or local grant applications;
Ensures section expenditures correspond to budget schedules; prepares annual budgetary reports in order to account for the allocation of City or grant funds; evaluates and implements revenue enhancement opportunities for an assigned section;
Meets with community, professional and governmental group officials and other interested parties for the purpose of assessing needs, promoting departmental programs, exchanging information and resolving problems; makes presentations and plans meeting agendas;
Consolidates information and maintains necessary records; prepares manuals, documents, correspondence and technical and comprehensive reports;
Coordinates marketing, contributions, grants and volunteer utilization efforts for an assigned section with the department's marketing and development sections;
Supervises managers and other section staff; assigns and monitors work and evaluates staff in writing; coordinates training opportunities for staff; conducts staff and related meetings; approves leave requests and recommends disciplinary actions.
Possession of a bachelor's degree and four (4) years of experience in recreation administration or a closely related field, including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Substitution(s): Two (2) years of additional experience in recreation administration or a closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. A master's degree in public administration, recreation administration, or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-supervisory experience.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
About The City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) is a major urban recreation and park department offering a wide variety of facilities, programs and services for leisure and enjoyment. CRPD has over 14,000 acres of land and water with both developed and undeveloped areas. These include:200 parks, 7 golf courses, 9 outdoor and 1 indoor pool, 5 athletic complexes, 31 recreation centers, specialized facilities such as the Columbus Performing Arts Center and over 40 miles of trails and bike paths. CRPD's annual operating budget is over $30 million and the department has ~480 full-time and numerous seasonal positions. The City of Columbus provides a competitive benefits package as well as pension benifits through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.