Cultivates a comprehensive sports program for youth and teens. Primary responsibilities include the supervision of seven (7) full-time staff, oversight of a large network of citywide youth and high school sports programs, leveraging sponsorship opportunities to support program growth, and the establishment of partnerships with community groups and sports organizations to ensure Milwaukee’s youth have access to high quality athletic and interscholastic academic programs. The ideal candidate possesses a strong background in sports programming, solid leadership skills, and the creativity and vision to take Milwaukee Public Schools athletic programs to the next level.
Oversees MPS interscholastic and youth sports programs.
Provides supervision, guidance and leadership to 7 full-time staff.
Prepares and manages a budget in excess of $5.8million.
Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide evaluation feedback and support to full-time staff.
Provides guidance as necessary to school administrators concerning their athletic programs.
Ensures compliance with eligibility rules for all athletic programs and investigates rule violations as necessary.
Identifies alternative ways to secure funding to meet program needs.
Oversees marketing of MPS Interscholastic and youth sports programs.
Oversees district permit process.
Prepares manuals and resource materials for all programs.
Works with Recreation Facilities staff to ensure outdoor fields are properly prepared for competition.
Implements business practices and policies including contract development, oversight of fees and charges, inventory control and supply purchases.
Oversees hiring, assigning, training and evaluating of athletic officials.
Conducts meetings and develops training opportunities for coaches and athletic directors.
Oversees payroll process for youth sports and interscholastic staff.
Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sports management, recreation, education, physical education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) preferred.
Membership in professional organizations including Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA), and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in the management of youth and/or high school sports programs.
Experience working in a large urban agency preferred.
Internal Number: 1011972
About Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services
Milwaukee Recreation (the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation & Community Services) serves to strengthen and extend the bond between public education and the community. Founded in 1911 by legislation that was reportedly the first of its kind to assign a local public school system the responsibility for conducting recreation programs, Milwaukee Recreation has maintained a leadership position throughout its history. Multiple use of public school facilities for community services, especially in the evenings, has earned Milwaukee Recreation the distinction of being recognized nationally as the "City of the Lighted Schoolhouse."Milwaukee Recreation enriches the lives of Milwaukee's youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents.Milwaukee Recreation's mission is to enrich and strengthen the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal development, and fun through memorable recreational and educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities.M...ilwaukee Recreation personnel include over 40 full-time program & clerical staff, plus approximately 2,500 part-time employees hired annually as instructors, leaders, field attendants, umpires and referees. Over 100 schools and community locations are programmed on an annual basis to serve the Milwaukee community.
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