The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Department of Recreation and Community Services is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and energetic leader to oversee the department's Aquatics and Driver Education programs. Further responsibilities include the supervision of five (5), full-time personnel and over one hundred-fifty (150) part time personnel, budget management, purchasing functions, and the formation of community partnerships to enhance programming.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience/knowledge in Aquatics, a.demonstrated aptitude to engage and cultivate new relationships within our community, and a strong work ethic.
Oversees the management of year-round Aquatics and Driver Education programming including, but not limited to, aquatics lessons, competitive swim programs, community-based driver education, and the MPS Drive program.
Provides guidance and supervision to five (5), full-time staff to ensure professional growth and fulfillment of job duties and responsibilities. Establishes performance measures for subordinates and evaluates performance against these standards.
Determines goals and objectives for assigned area.
Leads development and implementation of new initiatives including day school swim program.
Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide feedback and support to full-time staff.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; prepares annual budget; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, and time and identifies creative ways to secure program funding.
Establishes and initiates standards, policies, and procedures as they relate to the program area; enforces policies regarding program operation; evaluates effectiveness of existing policies and procedures.
Assists with program marketing strategies and provides oversight to ensure accuracy of marketing materials.
Assesses community needs, investigates program trends, analyzes program evaluations, and recommends program adjustments accordingly.
Manages program area customer surveys, assists in the interpretation of data, and supervises changes in programming based on customer feedback.
Establishes partnerships with other MPS departments, governmental units, and community-based organizations to enhance program development and service delivery.
Serves as liaison between MPS Facilities and Maintenance Services Department and the Milwaukee Recreation Aquatics Program.
Assists with Recreation Department activities as needed.
Serves on various community or Department committees as required and/or assigned.
Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in recreation management, sports management, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
A minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible full-time recreation experience in an urban recreation setting. Will consider equivalent part-time experience.
Certified First Aid and CPR/AED or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date.
Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date.
Lifeguard Instructor and/or Water Safety Instructor Trainer or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.
Valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Wisconsin.
Properly insured personal vehicle for job-related travel.
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.