Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation to perform administrative and supervisory duties and direct all phases of assigned recreation programs and special events. Exercise direct supervision over full time, part time, volunteer, and seasonal staff. To provide a total recreation program that will serve and meet the community's needs with active and passive activities. Will be evaluated through observation, conferences, and written evaluations.
II. Listing of Individual Duties and Responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities include those listed below, but other duties may be assigned as needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Other duties may also be assigned, as indicated below.
Plans, organizes, schedules, markets, and supervises a variety of recreational programs, athletic leagues, and special events for the community.
Establishes standards for facilities and athletic programs, activities, and participation.
Updates recreational and athletic league by-laws and rules for consistent and effective athletic program operation. Updates website information, program and league schedules, and standings.
Solicits and procures alternative revenues such as sponsorships from local businesses for various programs and special events.
Responds to suggestions and complaints in a positive and professional manner. Interprets rules and mediates disagreements of program and league operations.
Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, monitors, supervises, and evaluates full-time, part time, and seasonal staff, officials and coaches for assigned programs.
Participates in preparing assigned budgets, submits purchasing orders, and monitors budget expenses throughout the fiscal year.
Prepares bid specifications and requisitions for new equipment; purchases some items directly.
Assists the Director with long range planning and goals for assigned events/programs.
Performs community outreach, researches, and analyzes data for recommendations to the Director of Parks and Recreation concerning additions, deletions, and changes in programs; implements approved changes.
Adheres to safe work practices and procedures.
Attends and participates in staff meetings and related activities; attends workshops, conferences, and classes to increase professional knowledge.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
III. Minimum Knowledge and Training Required
Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field with a minimum of five (5) years in supervising recreational sports activities, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Proficient in computer skills related to Microsoft 365.
Experience with CivicRec preferred. Effective communication (oral and written) and public relations skills. Ability to interact with tact and diplomacy.
Valid driver's license from state of residence.
Ability to plan and expedite recreational programs and activities for all age groups.
Ability to hire, train, and supervise staff.
Must have current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification or equivalent or obtain within 6months.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) required within 12 months.
IV. Environmental Conditions The following environmental conditions are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The work is performed in a combination of normal office conditions, and at external facilities (e.g., sports fields, gyms, etc.) under varying conditions. Mobility to and from various work areas and external facilities is required. The office work involves movements that include sitting, standing, stooping, and reaching. Work at external facilities may involve repetitious bending, reaching, standing, and stooping. Moderate lifting is required (average of 50 pounds). The noise level is normal for an office work environment and varies when working outside or at external facilities. Effective vision (near and far) is required. Evening hours and weekend work will be required as needed.
The City of Lakeland has a rich history, beautiful landscapes, exceptional schools, and outstanding neighborhoods. Lakeland has a thriving community with abundant activities and wonderful venues. The City protects its natural beauty with a tree management ordinance, generous conservation easements, sheltered scenic corridors, and strict design guidelines. Lakeland is proud to be certified Tree City USA, and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Lakeland’s Parks and Recreation Program includes youth and adult recreational leagues, senior programming, and an exciting array of seasonal events. The community includes tennis courts, walking paths, outdoor pavilions, playgrounds, fishing lakes, hiking trails, and a challenging off-road bike course. Plans are already underway to build the 100-acre Lakeland Athletic Complex and Recreation Park, offering several multi-purpose fields (the first 2 fields were completed in the fall of 2021), concession stands, a splash pad, multiple trails, and much more.