SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, this position is responsible to plan, organize and coordinate a comprehensive community recreation program for youth and adults, including athletic and seasonal activities, sports, arts, and outdoor activities, social and other special interest and general programming. Position includes supervisory responsibilities of the Recreation Division including a Recreation Center Coordinator, Adult & Youth Coordinator and an Aquatic Center Coordinator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with the planning and implementation of all components of the programming and operations of assigned programs.
Researches and assists in planning programming for all City-run Recreation Facilities, to include Recreation Center, Ski Hill, Rock Wall, Shooting Range, etc., and assists with compliance with required certifications for staff and the facility operations.
Supervises program participants in assigned programs to ensure and healthy and safe environment.
Develops and publishes monthly schedules, flyers and advertisements for recreation programs as assigned.
Schedules and registers program participants.
May account for funds received from various revenue producing activities.
Completes and maintains detailed budget for the Recreation Division.
Collects statistical information and compiles data such as detailed record of all activity participation and generates monthly reports for the Director.
Assists in working with School District and community organizations to develop and coordinate programs and events.
Interacts with the public and NGO’s.
Screens and directs inquiries and complaints to the appropriate Department.
Provides information on policies and procedures.
Assists with the development of long and short-term strategic goals pertaining to planning, development, design and operational processes of City recreational programs and facilities.
Assists in recruiting, training and supervising both Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers for community special events and activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
City and Department policies and procedures.
Municipal Parks and Recreation management principles and techniques.
Recreation planning, special event planning and youth and adult education techniques and principles.
Aquatic facility safety, emergency first aid and CPR techniques.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects
Supervision, coordinating staff and delegating tasks and authority.
Managing public relations and community education programs.
Providing customer service and responding to public inquiries.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation with two (2) yrs in a supervisory position OR…
A minimum of 5 yrs in a supervisory position in the field of recreation without an accompanying degree
Background working with Youth; either as a coach, supervisor or event coordinator or outdoor programmer
An understanding of the role of OSHA, ADA, and DEC in the area of recreation
Budgeting and Revenue Generation
Programming background in sports, special events, ongoing general recreation activities
Experience working with multiple agencies
Must obtain and maintain CPR and first aid certifications within one (1) month of hire.
Valid State of Alaska Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record within 30 days of hire.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Individuals in this position cannot be listed as having a founded child abuse or neglect complaint.
Must demonstrate an understanding of and the necessity for staff training manuals, emergency action plans, risk management and liability mitigation.
Must obtain and maintain necessary certifications as they relate to assigned venues and program development.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is DOE
Internal Number: 8020
About City of Valdez
The City of Valdez, population 4,353, is located in South Central Alaska on the northeast tip of Prince William Sound. On the road system, Valdez is 305 road miles east of Anchorage, and 364 road miles south of Fairbanks. The City encompasses 222.0 square miles of land and 55.1 square miles of water. The City was founded just prior to the turn of the 20th century as a gateway to the “All-American Route” to interior gold and copper fields. Incorporated since 1901, the community’s first hundred years have been marked by a number of significant events the most notable of which are the 1964 Alaska Earthquake, being chosen as the terminus of the trans-Alaska Pipeline and the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Vision for the City of Valdez:Capitalizing on the intrinsic qualities of our area and its people; create a place our grandchildren will be proud to call home.