This is responsible professional, administrative and managerial work in the development, supervision, and evaluation of all Aquatic programs operated by the Park and Recreation Department. This position is responsible for the overall operation of Whitewater Junction, the outdoor water park.
Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation; work is reviewed on the basis of conferences and reports for overall program effectiveness. This position is responsible for all financial processes and training for front-line staff. Department policies are provided.
Acts as a team member with the Recreation Managers; embracing and supporting the Vision and Mission of the Rock Island Park and Recreation Board and the City of Rock Island.
Plans, supervises and prepares all aquatic oriented programs and special events offered by the Department, including swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes at RIFAC and Whitewater Junction.
Responsible for hiring appropriate personnel, securing equipment, preparing schedules, setting program budgets, and arranging for proper facilities in conjunction with recreation team.
Responsible for the overall operation of Whitewater Junction including hiring, training, certifying and evaluating staff; ordering and maintaining concession inventory and establishing prices; communicating maintenance needs to proper personnel; and enforcing policies.
Identifies aquatic and leisure needs and associated benefits and develops programming to fulfill those needs.
Develops, creates and delivers fiscally sound programming and events with a focus on revenue generation.
Participates in annual program budget process for all related recreation program operations. Directs the expenditures of funds in accordance with approved estimates and department policies for purchasing.
Directs and assigns responsibilities to part-time staff.
Screens, interviews, hires and supervises staff under his/her direction.
Maintains records and prepares reports for the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation.
Maintains social media for Whitewater Junction by posting weekly updates, promotions, etc.
Develops marketing plan with Marketing manager including Leisure Guide development, flyers, and advertising campaigns.
Provides effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
Acts as a member of the Recreation Team for special events, programs and other activities.
Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in the field of Aquatics, Parks & Recreation or related field; and/or equivalent experience in the field of Aquatic Program and Facility Management.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of recreation and leisure programming.
Thorough knowledge of city, state, and federal laws regarding the provision of recreation and leisure programming for all individuals. Thorough knowledge of pool operations including laws, requirements and standard operating procedures.
Thorough knowledge of budgeting, procurement, personnel, and other management practices.
Knowledge of computer technology and skills such as it relates to recreation and leisure services.
Ability to analyze and advocate solutions to complex problems.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate staff.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, and speaking publicly to groups and organizations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with provision of recreation and leisure programming for all individuals.
About City of Rock Island
The City of Rock Island has a population of 39,684 residents and is located in western Illinois along the Mississippi River. Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa make up the metro area called the “Quad Cities” with a population of 436,672. City government that includes, police, fire and municipal services as well as a large Park and Recreation department.