Position Summary: The Parks and Recreation Supervisor’s position performs professional work in a variety of recreational activities designed to meet the needs and interests of the community. Plans, organizes, promotes and directs programs and activities for all age groups in the Village and assists in the supervision of staff on a daily basis. These activities include a variety of recreational programs and events for various age and special interest groups including sports, special interest classes, before/after-school programs, day camps, teen programs, senior programs, community enrichment and crime prevention programs, and special events. The Parks and Recreation Supervisor is under the general supervision of the Director. In addition, offer and direct implementation of ideas for process improvement, automation, and resource utilization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise staff and assign work assignments.
• Maintain records and makes reports on recreation programs.
• Monitors activities and programs to ensure the Village is providing quality services.
• Responsible for the issuance, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment.
• Organizes and participates in meetings with member organizations and advisory boards.
• Recruits, trains, and supervises full and part-time staff and volunteers.
• Create staff schedules, approve time worked and benefit time.
• Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, and community organizations to provide quality programs to the community.
• Works with Administration Office Staff to effectively market recreation programs and events.
• Assist in the preparation of professional quality flyers, brochures, and other publications.
• Prepares and administers the budgets for programs.
• Works within the budget limitation and is responsible for the control and supervision of expenditures. • Responsible for proper cash handling procedures. • Researches and pursues donations, grants, sponsorships, and fundraising programs. • Periodically survey fee structures, programs, and part-time staff salaries and recommends adjustments. • Ensure safety precautions are followed and facilities are in safe working order. • Complies with South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). • Performs under various weather conditions. • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public. • Seek programs and events that provides revenue for the Village. • Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of basic philosophies, techniques, and methodologies of organizing groups in a recreation setting, including the use of volunteers.
Knowledge of budgeting, fiscal control, and cash handling procedures.
Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Computers, Office Equipment, and Registration Procedures.
Knowledge of spelling correctly, using proper grammar, and good customer service. Ability to multi-task and maintain confidentiality Ability to work in a team environment with a diversified staff with multiple talents. Ability to communicate orally and written effectively, without having inappropriate conversations
Qualifications: Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field, along with 2 years of professional level Public Relations and/or Marketing experience. 4 years of related work experience, along with solid communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills and grant writing and administration. Strong supervisory skills Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here 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. Work is performed both outside and in an office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The employee may be exposed to heat, cold, wetness, and humidity in performance of his or her duties. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works indoors and outdoors daily.