DESCRIPTION: The Town of Fountain Hills ( https://www.fh.az.gov/) has an excellent full-time job opportunity available as the Recreation Manager reporting to the Community Services Director.
This position is open until filled. A first review of applications will be conducted on March 12, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis thereafter.
The Recreation Manager, under the direction of the Community Services Director plans, organizes, and manages, through subordinate supervisors and staff, the operations of the recreation division. Incumbents supervise the development, coordination, implementation, and daily activities of the recreation, events, and related programs; have oversight of staff and recreational facility usage; have budget responsibility; and, are charged with program supervision and marketing of services and/or programs. Non-traditional work hours are required including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Assists the Director in the development and administration of Community Services functions including policy and procedure administration, recreation, events and promotions, program development, strategic planning, partnership development and administration, organizational development, staff supervision, and facility utilization. • Supervises full and part-time recreation staff, volunteers, and contract personnel; conducts supervisory meetings, attends management meetings, and full staff meetings; selects, plans, assigns, supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of subordinates. • Under the supervision of the director, develops, prepares, administers, and monitors the annual budget, including monitoring of fees, expenditures, and revenues for recreation and related programs. Ensures grant opportunities are optimized, including marketing and event opportunities, researches, develops, and presents to Council activities relating to budget. • Oversees the activities, permitting, and use of public recreation facilities; participates in the planning of park and recreation facilities through the CIP process; ensures compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies; manages risk and safety for recreation and events; ensures adherence to safety and risk management practices. • Markets, promotes, and coordinates programs by preparing marketing materials including social media; promotes the Town as a special event destination; recruits event producers, procures sponsorships, and develops partnerships to enhance Town events; acts as a Town representative for committees, including the special event committee; monitors and evaluates event logistics including the permitting process; oversees coordination of support necessary from other sources including police, fire, and other departments when applicable. • Supports and promotes Community Services Department initiatives through cross-divisional collaboration and communication. • Acts as Community Services Director in their absence. • Manages various related projects and performs other related duties as assigned.
• Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in recreation, leisure studies, parks and recreation management, recreation administration, recreation management, or related field. Considerable knowledge of recreation program design and management; planning and provision of large scale public events and promotions. • A minimum of five (5) years experience in professional recreation management with a minimum of three (3) years at a supervisory level. • Possession of a valid driver's license with a minimum of two years with a good driving record; Basic First Aid and CPR/AED Certification required. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) status preferred. IFEA Certified Festival and Event Associate certification preferred. Membership in Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) as well as the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) is preferred. Non-traditional work hours are required including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays. • Equivalent combinations of experience and training that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted. • Work requires the ability to read and comprehend contracts, bids, proposals, applications, registrations, insurance documents, council reports, budgets, meeting minutes, newsletters, equipment specifications, surveys, e-mails, purchase orders and instruction manuals. • Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. • Work requires the ability to write intergovernmental agreements, evaluations, reports, letters, memos, contracts, grant applications, and sponsorship letters; and create other documents and registration forms, • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of staff engaged in the delivery of recreation services to the community. • Administers the budget for the Recreation Division, which includes both expenditures and revenues. Oversees grant applications and reports to Town Council on budget and grant status. • Supervises employees, volunteers, interns, and oversees contracted employees directly and through the recreation coordinators to ensure a smooth operation of all recreation programs and facilities. Reviews reports of employees; advises and directs subordinates in the improvement of work processes. • Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Work requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment. Requires the ability to exercise decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable. • Position requires frequent contact with others internally and externally. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the Town, which may be involved in decision- making or providing approval or decision-making authority for purchases or projects. In addition, these incumbents work with individuals outside the Town who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with various state and federal agencies may also be required of the employee. Vendors and suppliers may also be called upon for information on purchases, supplies or products. Meetings and discussions may be conducted with department heads, customers, brokers, and sales representatives.
• This position routinely works non-traditional hours including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.
The Town of Fountain Hills provides full-time employees with all the benefits that you'd expect from a municipality, such as generous vacation, health insurance, retirement programs, and tuition assistance.
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status