The Assistant Recreation Director is an executive management position responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Mt. Lebanon community recreation facilities, which include an ice rink, swimming pool, community rooms, athletic fields and tennis center. Work includes planning, publicizing, staffing, scheduling, and supervising all services relating to the operation and maintenance of the facilities. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment under the general supervision of the Director of Recreation through reports, financial statements, patron feedback and meetings.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Evaluate staffing needs and effectiveness of current personnel including recruitment, hiring, training, discipline, supervision, and evaluations. Makes adjustments to schedule and staffing as needed to ensure operational efficiency and customer service goals are met.
Work directly with numerous user groups and leagues to maximize use, create and maintain rental agreements, manage schedules and collect user fees.
Ensure that the facilities are well-maintained, clean, safe, meet all local/state/federal requirements and that guests’ concerns are addressed.
Offer excellent customer service to all guests and develop a strong working relationship with staff and user groups.
Perform the duties of the Recreation Director, in the Director’s absence; and assist the Director with departmental planning.
Plan and implement advertising, public appearances, and special events to stimulate interest in and use of the facilities.
Coordinate and produce promotional and informational materials for distribution to the public.
Develop and manage high-quality recreation programs that appeal to the community.
Work with the Director to prepare annual operating and capital budgets and monthly reports on the revenues, expenses and usage of the facilities.
Recommend fee schedules and operational policies to the Director of Recreation.
Prepare requests for proposals and license agreements. Oversee vendor operations, including vendor renewal activities.
Plan and implement major capital improvements. Prepare bid specifications. Manage construction and renovation projects.
Develop private advertising revenue in recreation facilities.
Perform set up and supervision of events and activities to include evenings and weekends as needed. Subject to 24-hour call.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs all other work assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must have knowledge and skill in managing people, motivating and supervising a team of employees; providing strong leadership and direction.
Must be proficient in using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Must have a willingness to perform other duties, work irregular hours, and assume added responsibilities as needed.
Must be committed to providing excellent customer service and lead staff by example.
Must have the ability to work independently with strong self-motivation and effective time management skills.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing with staff, user groups and guests.
Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
Must be enthusiastic, friendly and courteous and effectively interact with diverse personalities.
Clear understanding of the philosophy, principles and practices of public recreation.
Knowledge of public management and administrative practices.
Knowledge of the methods, techniques, materials, equipment, and safety precautions involved in the planning, maintenance and operation of recreation facilities with emphasis on ice skating and swimming facilities.
Knowledge of financial management of recreation facilities.
Proficient in the use of Peak SportsMan and MaxGalaxy software, or the ability to learn quickly.
Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation or related field from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years’ demonstrated experience as a manager of recreation facilities including an indoor ice rink and/or swimming pool complex, OR ten (10) years’ demonstrated experience as a manager of recreation facilities overseeing a comprehensive and broad-based organization. Experience must have included management of staff through subordinate levels of management or supervision.
Must have or be able to acquire Certified Pool Operator certificate.
Must have or be able to acquire state Pesticide Applicator’s license.
The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, stoop; use hands to handle, or feel equipment and supplies. The employee is required to sit at times at a desk and operate office equipment. The employee will need to be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee must regularly lift tables, chairs, tents or other objects and move up to 50 pounds and work in various weather conditions. Requires normal range of hearing, eyesight and verbal communications to supervise, record, prepare and communicate appropriate activities.
The above job description reflects the general information deemed necessary to convey the primary functions of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent to the position.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
About Mt. Lebanon Municipality
More than 33,000 residents take pride in living in Mt. Lebanon. Our housing stock of more than 14,000 homes runs the architectural gamut from Tudor revival to eclectic to modern with everything in between. Residents, who enjoy miles of sidewalk-lined streets framed by municipally-provided trees, have dozens of opportunities for fun and exercise. Our neighborhoods include beautiful nature trails and gardens and our municipal recreation facilities include a freshly updated outdoor swim center, golf course, tennis center and ice rink among other top-notch amenities.
Our nationally known, top-ranked school district with its recently renovated high school continues to attract young families. Our expansive public library keeps residents learning throughout their lives.
A true walking community with easy access to the light rail transit, Mt. Lebanon is a safe place to live, with top-rated fire, police and ambulance services. St. Clair Hospital, our largest employer, continues to earn national accolades for excellent care. Add to that our vibrant business districts with sought-after shops, professional offices and restaurants and it is apparent why so many people choose to live here....
We are a Tree City USA and Niche has named us the best Pittsburgh suburb in which to live. The FBI designated us the third safest large city in the state and we are a Main Street America. For the growing list of our accolades view our Municipal Designations and Honors
Plan a visit and see how our services, amenities and friendly neighborhoods make Mt. Lebanon a place you’ll be thrilled to put on your return address.