Operating under general direction from the Director of Parks and Recreation, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent with considerable knowledge of the objectives and principles of public parks and recreation administration is responsible for planning, directing, administering, and assuring that the Town’s parks and recreation programs objectives are accomplished at parks, playgrounds, recreations centers and other locations, through supervision of professional and sub-professional personnel assigned to supervise the programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assists the Director in developing the overall municipal recreation program and prepares rules and regulations governing each activity. • Researches, develops, implements and evaluates individual recreation programs. • Develops program budget; conducts activities to support expenditures, including but not limited to collecting fees, raising revenues and recruiting sponsors; and presents budget to the Director for approval. • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains the seasonal staff (over 100 individuals each season). • Supervises all recreation division personnel and maintains the payroll records on each department employee. • Evaluates the adequacy of existing physical facilities and equipment, recommends improvements to the Director and develops plans for approved alterations and expansions. • Coordinates department programs and special events with privately sponsored community recreation activities. • Oversees media releases publicizing the Department and recreational programs. Meets with social, civic, and community groups to explain and promote departmental programs. • Maintains parks and recreation program software, Department’s Web page, and social media presence. • Prepares and maintains records of requisitions for personnel, supplies, equipment and materials. • Maintains schedule of availability for all indoor recreation facilities coordinating use between departmental activities, school department activities and other user groups. Verifies that user groups and/or individuals possess adequate insurance coverage’s. • Maintains records and produces report of recreational activities and attendance. • Processes requisitions and purchase orders for department supplies and equipment. • Maintains personal professional development in own field of expertise by attending related training seminars and actively participating in professional associations. • Responds to employee and public inquiries, concerns and department policy interpretation requirements. • In the absence of the Director, this position will assume the responsibility of Acting Director. • Performs related work as may be required.
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED • Duties require knowledge of recreation and leisure administration or related field of study equivalent to completion of a 4-year college degree and at least 3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Certification as Parks and Recreation Professional preferred. • Ability to lead, manage, motivate and direct the activities of department personnel. • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to proactively establish and maintain effective working relationships and deal courteously with business executives, vendors, associates, employees, internal departments, federal, state, regional and local agencies, community organizations and the general public. • Ability to establish priorities and organize work. • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective public relations and labor relations. • Strong oral and written communication skills, and report writing capabilities. • Strong computer skills and software knowledge. • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
The Town of Brunswick is a vibrant, diverse community of more than 22,000 citizens. Brunswick's quality of life is steeped in its sense of place; a place to live, to recreate, to learn and to work. Home to Bowdoin College, Maine State Music Theatre and the Brunswick Landing - Maine's Center for Innovation, Brunswick is a full service community with a Town Council/Manager form of government.The Town's Parks and Recreation Department has been recognized nationally by NRPA, Sports Illustrated and Dodge as one of only eight "Good Sports Communities" nationwide (www.brunswickme.org/parkrec/goodsports.htm) In addition, Brunswick serves as Maine's first "Bicycle Friendly Community" as determined by the League of American Bicyclists and home to the Androscoggin River Bicyle Path recognized by the East Coast Greenway Alliance with its 2001 Trail of Merit Award. The Department has also received recognition from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for its award winning "River to the Bay" - "A Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan for Brunswick, Maine". In 2005 Brunswick was recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 5 communities in the country in which to retire. (http://money.cn...n.com/magazines/moneymag/bpretire/2005/index.html). In January 2016 the National Park Service added the Brunswick Commercial Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.