Arts & Cultural Resources, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
An exciting full-time position is available for an energetic and creative recreation professional with a passion for helping others through adult and youth community recreation and life-long leisure. The successful candidate will perform responsible work in planning, promoting and leading adult recreation programs, activities, special events, and trips. This position requires thorough knowledge of adult and youth community activities including but not limited to, fitness and movement, lifelong wellness, aquatics, arts, and leisure. Must have the ability to develop new and creative programs, maximize revenue resources and utilize effective communication both orally and in writing. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree from a four–year college with a major in recreation, leisure services or related field; one year related experience and/or training in recreation and leisure services; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The City of Roanoke is an employer committed to public service, equal opportunity, a drug/alcohol free workplace and the importance of diversity and inclusion. Pre-employment drug screenings are administered to all employees.
SUMMARY Performs work that involves planning, organizing, promoting and developing a variety of City-wide or facility based recreational opportunities for area residents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Assists in the planning, coordination and implementation of recreation programs; supervises and evaluates programs
Recruits, interviews, hires, supervises and evaluates part-time program staff
Evaluates programs and make recommendations regarding their continuation
Coordinates and plans recreation services with schools, community organizations, church groups, recreation centers and other agencies
Determines programs content and scope; sets goals and evaluates effectiveness
Assists in the preparation of and makes recommendations regarding budgets; monitors expenditures and allocates funds
Promotes programs and services through news releases, flyers, and other available media resources
Purchases materials and supplies as requested and/or required
Leads programs, activities or community events including summer programs; assists with the registration process
Provides for the safe operation of recreation centers, other facilities and equipment
Schedules, coordinates and ensures the preparation of recreation centers and other facilities for use
Conducts research and writes reports regarding recreational services
Serves on committees and maintains relationships with leaders in the community
Assists in preparation of part-time payroll
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervision may be exercised over volunteers, instructors and part-time staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a major in recreation, leisure services or related field; one to two years related experience and/or training in recreation and leisure services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, risk management plans, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and prepare correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of citizens or employees of organization. Ability to serve as department's liaison with community groups.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to understand and carry out instructions provided in written, or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Professional certification as needed and required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.
Internal Number: 00876
About Roanoke Parks and Recreation
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is a full-service, nationally accredited municipal agency that maintains nearly 14,000 acres of public land and provides the Roanoke Valley with thousands of recreational opportunities each year. The department employs 62 full-time employees and roughly 160 part-time and seasonal employees, offering in excess of 2,000 programs annually in 61 parks, six greenways, four plazas, two outdoor swimming pools, and seven recreation centers. For more information, please visit www.PLAYRoanoke.com.
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