This is a management level, exempt position that is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and delivering all cultural, recreation, and leisure services to the residents of Aventura along with the overall management of the Community Recreation Center and neighborhood parks.
This involves managing employees, volunteers, vendors/contractors, the Community Recreation Center, neighborhood park operations, community wide special events, camps, teacher planning days, active adult trips, programs for residents of all ages, athletic leagues, afterschool programs, and member benefits.
The incumbent develops short and long range goals along with establishing and implementing policies and procedures pertaining to the effective and efficient operation of the recreation facility, neighborhood parks, events, and programs.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor Degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Services, Public Administration, or related field, plus:
B. Four years of management experience
C. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
D. Ability to obtain Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification within six (6) months of employment.
CPRP (Certified Parks & Recreation Professional) preferred.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of special event planning, activities, and programming
Knowledge of modern principles of recreation programming; effective supervisory and management principles; business mathematics; computerized management systems; training and employee development.
Knowledge of neighborhood parks and center operations.
Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance practices.
Knowledge of recreational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to plan and manage year round park and center programming including camps, teacher planning days, active adult trips and tours, programs for residents of all ages, athletic leagues, afterschool programs, and member benefits.
Ability to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate community wide events.
Ability to establish and maintain a volunteer corps.
Ability to acquire and maintain knowledge to perform job functions of subordinate staff.
Considerable knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, and recreation registration computer software, as well as general office procedures.
Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment.
Ability to establish operational standards and apply them.
Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to handles complaints and solve problems
Ability to effectively manage, schedule, and supervise employees and contractual staff.
Ability to express oneself effectively and clearly in written and verbal form.
Ability to develop recreation programs and activities that reflect the citizen's needs and concerns.
Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as required.
Ability to be on-call and respond accordingly whether scheduled or in an emergency.
About City of Aventura
Our mission is to join with our community to make Aventura a city of the highest quality and a city of excellence. We do this by providing responsive, cost effective and innovative local government services.