The Director of Recreation oversees all programs and activities in the Recreation Department.
Essential Job Functions: • Analyzes department personnel requirements • Oversees hiring of Recreation Department staff • Plans professional development activities to improve staff competencies • Oversees maintenance of personnel records for Recreation Department staff • Coordinates use of school facilities for recreation and community activities • Implements a systematic schedule for maintenance of athletic fields • Creates schedule for repair or replacement of recreational equipment • Plans for and implements the regular and timely inventory of equipment and supplies • Develops and administers the Recreation Department budget • Serves as liaison to City of Wauwatosa on joint projects • Seeks opportunities for professional growth • Seeks input from community, parents, and staff regarding current and potential programs • Informs the community, parents, and staff about recreational opportunities • Represents the Recreation Department at community, state, and national functions • Serves as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings • Complies with the following requirement: The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District • Performs other duties as may be assigned
Essential Physical/Mental Requirements: • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods, up to six hours in an eight-hour day • Ability to perform moderate physical work, frequently lifting up to 25 pounds without assistance in indoor and outdoor settings • Ability to reach in all directions and bend/stoop to store and retrieve files • Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person to provide information and assistance • Ability to move throughout the building and from building to building • Dexterity and hand/eye coordination necessary to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment such as fax machine, copier, etc. • Hearing ability adequate to participate in numerous conversations throughout the day, both in person and over the telephone • Ability to complete job activities in an environment where background noise and frequent interruptions are the norm • Ability to maintain concentration and focus on tasks requiring timeliness and accuracy
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in recreation, education, sports management, or related field • Five or more years management experience in recreation and/or facility management. • Previous department head experience (preferred) • Experience supervising full-time staff (preferred) • Status as Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) (preferred) or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) • Certification in first aid and CPR • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality • Ability to read, comprehend, follow and give oral and written instructions. • Excellent writing and communication skills • Ability to work with limited daily supervision and to make accurate, rapid, independent decisions regarding planning and scheduling of work priorities •Ability to apply theories, principles, and concepts to diverse situations • Excellent organizational skills • High level of maturity •Strong degree of self-direction and motivation • Ability to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with others • Pleasant and professional manner with a customer-service focus • Ability to use a variety of office equipment and software products • Ability to maintain records and reports in an organized and orderly manner • Ability to work effectively in a team environment • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations • Basic math skills, including an ability to perform simple arithmetic • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
NOTE: Interested parties will be required to submit their application to the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN). Registration on the WECAN site is necessary.
Once registered and logged into WECAN, search for vacancy ID #47939
Applications via email and via National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will not be accepted without an accompanying WECAN application. Also, DESPITE ANY INDICATION TO THE CONTRARY ON THIS WEBSITE, THE WAUWATOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT RETAINS THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THIS POSTING AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING A SITUATION IN WHICH A QUALIFIED APPLICANT IS FOUND PRIOR TO THE "CLOSING" DATE LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE.
Internal Number: WECAN 47939
About Wauwatosa School District
Wauwatosa School District is a high achieving, forward-thinking, and richly diverse public school district serving about 7,200 students and families. Our educational community’s long history of excellence has been recognized both regionally and nationally. In 2017, the Washington Post named both of our high schools on its “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. The U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly recognized Wauwatosa East High School as one of the Top 25 High Schools in the state and our District has routinely “Exceeded Expectations” on state Report Cards issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Our District consists of 16 schools: 11 elementary, two middle schools, two high schools and the Wauwatosa Virtual Academy. Among our schools are two charter options: Wauwatosa Montessori and Wauwatosa STEM. We also offer a full STEM program at Underwood Elementary and at both of our middle schools. All of which offer robust parent choices when selecting educational opportunities for your child.
Additionally, our District provides the education for several county programs including Children’s Hospital, Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center and Riv...er Hills School which is part of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Center.
We believe relationships are at the core of the success of our students, teachers, and administrators. To achieve that success, our decisions are guided by our five-year strategic plan which focuses on:
Highly Effective Teachers and Staff
Continuous Improvement in Student Learning
Sound Stewardship of Resources
Community Relationships to Benefit Students