Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism
The Recreation Manager will direct, manage, supervise and coordinate assigned activities, and evaluate recreation programs at one or more recreation centers as well as to inspect and supervise work inside the recreation facility and around the park property. This individual performs professional work in the administration and operation of the recreation facility and programs to include communicating and networking with other departments, outside agencies and the public.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Administers operation of the center(s), schedules facility staff, maintains supplies and equipment, and ensures proper maintenance of property, reporting problems to immediate supervisor and Assistant Director of Recreation
Hires, supervises, and trains staff on BREC policies and procedures and site operations
Supervises all programs conducted within recreation centers and on park property
Communicates program concerns to Program Coordinator Tennis Manger and facility and park property concerns to Assistant Director Assistant Director Recreation
Directs program ideas from public to Program Coordinator including program objectives
Assists Program Coordinator in promotion of programs throughout the serviced community
Supervises and assists with special events and group activities as directed
Conducts observations and collects data on recreation facilities, parks, events, and programs to include attendance, type of participation, program outcomes, and performance measures.
Maintains financial records and completes weekly and monthly reports of all activities relevant to assigned facilities
Regularly communicates with staff, groups, civic associations, community leaders and businesses within serviced community
Coordinates requirements of program/facility with effected BREC departments
Assists Program Coordinator with supervision and evaluation of program quality and content at each facility
Assist with purchasing, maintaining and distributing resale item merchandise
Supervises site supervisors and performance reviews This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited 4 year college or university; Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited college or university
Area of Study (Major): Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field
Certification(s) Required:Professional membership with LRPA and NRPA; First Aid, CPR & AED certification within 6 months of hire?
License(s) Required: Valid LA driver's license
Years Relevant Work Experience: 2 years experience in field of recreation
Other Job Specifications:
Knowledge of municipal recreation management principles and procedures
Knowledge of planning, scheduling, administering and evaluating the effectiveness of recreation programs and operations
Knowledge of basic math/financial reports/budgeting
Knowledge of and skill in the use of various software applications such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Suites, Rec Trac, Main Trac, HR/Financial software, etc.
Knowledge of purchasing procedures
Strong interpersonal skills & ability to relate to others in a positive manner
Creative programming skills with the ability to assist in developing programs for diverse populations
Strong ability to relate effectively with people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
Public relations skills and public speaking ability
Ability to multi task is essential
Ability to quickly learn BREC policies and procedures and Programs
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, staff, volunteers, patrons, BREC officials, community interest groups, and the general public.
BREC operates public park and recreation facilities and programs throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA. This award-winning agency is a member of NRPA (The National Recreation and Park Association) and has been nationally accredited and recognized as one of America's premier recreation and park departments. BREC maintains 184 parks that feature a wide variety of quality facilities with family-oriented leisure activities for all ages and population groups.www.brec.org