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Our Recreation Division operates 30 recreation centers offering affordable facilities, programs and activities to residents and visitors year-round. Denver Parks & Recreation employees are devoted to positively impacting our diverse population, including children, youth, adults, seniors and special needs groups. With an extensive schedule and an active mixed-generational, multi-cultural population of facility patrons, our centers provide opportunities to connect, develop, and play to all city residents. Our programming offerings include MY Denver, Community Recreation, Fitness, Aquatics, Youth Sports, Citywide Adult Sports, Active Older Adult, Adaptive Recreation, and much more. Learn more about the department at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-parks-and-recreation.html.
We are looking to hire a Senior Recreation Supervisor to oversee our Platt Park and Highland Recreation Centers, as well as our Active Older Adults core program area.
Overseeing the daily operations of their assigned recreation center(s) and program area(s)
Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with community groups and other organizations to identify and assess community needs, develop and modify programs, and guide implementation to improve services
Planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of recreation staff members
Supervising the coordination of special events, activities, and programs while collaborating with other recreation staff to develop interagency coordinated programs
Serving on committees that create or modify recreation and athletic programs, fee structures, policies, and related ordinances
Providing input on developing or modifying recreation center and program area budgets and allocating resources in accordance with the principles and practices of program-based budgeting
Implement and enforce rules and policies for recreation participants and ensure a safe, fun environment for all center patrons and staff
Developing or modify work plans, methods, and procedures and establishing work priorities and assigning work accordingly
Resolving escalated problems encountered during daily operations
Developing the performance enhancement plan, documenting employee performance, providing performance feedback, and formally evaluating the work of employees
Training new staff members, ensuring staff are knowledgeable on policies and procedures
Responding to formal and informal employee grievances and preparing written response; documenting causes for disciplinary action and initiating letters of reprimand and formal recommendations for disciplinary action
Implementing safety standards and developing procedures to ensure compliance
Other duties as assigned
We are looking for experienced Recreation leaders adept at operational efficiency and providing top-notch customer service. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastically engaged in keeping up with recreation trends and innovations to mirror the high performance and customer service standards of our department.
Our ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Recreation Management, Sports Management or a directly related field
Substantial experience in various supervisory functions including leading a diverse team of part-time and full-time staff
Experience improving and sustaining operational efficiency of a recreation facility and recreation programs
Experience mentoring and coaching others in a professional group environment
Extensive customer service and community engagement experience
Ability to manage competing priorities in an efficient and professional manner
We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you possess the following minimum requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory experience in recreational operations, core recreational function(s), and/or city-wide program administration in a community recreation program
Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR/First Aid at the time of application or within six months of hire date. Licensure and certification must be kept current as a condition of employment. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
Internal Number: R0034320
About City and County of Denver
Denver's Parks and Recreation Department boasts one of the most expansive and diverse park systems in the Rocky Mountain West offering: more than 350 urban parks and parkways, 7 golf courses, one of the largest skate parks in the region, 14,000 acres of mountain parks, the Buffalo Bill Museum and bison herd, and a Ropes Challenge Course. We also provide and manage 27 neighborhood recreation centers with 13 indoor and 16 outdoor pools that offer hundreds of affordable programs throughout the year to our community.
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