DeKalb Park District
TITLE: Recreation Supervisor 1
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a variety of recreation programs and events including aquatics, rentals of District facilities and venues, adult and teen variety programs, fitness and wellness, day trips, 4th of July entertainment and programming, specialty camps, and other community events Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates program staff, prepares and monitors program budgets and assists with marketing and promoting programs to the community. Oversees the daily operations and maintenance of Haish Gymnasium and Hopkins Pool, including staffing, facility scheduling and risk management.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Superintendent of Recreation
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises Aquatics Supervisor, facility staff including building supervisors, maintenance staff and office/front desk staff along with a variety of part-time and seasonal recreation program staff and instructors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a full and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of this position.
1.Develops, plans and conducts instructional, recreational, and educational programs andevents that are relevant to the community. Areas of responsibility include but are notlimited to aquatics, rentals of District facilities and venues, adult and teen varietyprograms, fitness and wellness, day trips, 4th of July entertainment and programming,specialty camps, and other community events.
2.Continually researches and identifies national and local trends in recreation and educational programming and develops similar programs and opportunities for District residents and participants.
3.Evaluates programs, events, and facilities under assigned area of responsibility. Makes recommendations to improve, modify, continue, or eliminate the program offerings to the public.
4.Actively seeks feedback from the public to ensure the current roster of recreational, educational and aquatic programming, events and services are meeting the needs of the community and the long and short-term goals of the District.
5.Actively assists in the marketing and promoting of programs and facilities within assigned area of responsibility including the development of program material for the seasonal brochure.
6.Assists with coordinating and instructing CPR and First Aid training for the District,including oversight of lifeguard training and certifications.
7.Oversees the daily operations of Haish Gymnasium and Hopkins Pool including staffing,scheduling, coordination of outside users, rentals and District programs.
8.Schedules and monitors daily maintenance of Haish Gymnasium and Hopkins Pool.Plans and implements seasonal maintenance tasks.
9.Oversees program registration functions and maintains program records for assignedarea of responsibility. Displays proficiency at using the District’s registration software.Accounts for all funds received and daily deposits.
10.Responsible for the development and implementation of the budget under assigned area of responsibility. Monitors revenues and expenditures and prepares reports as requested. Authorizes departmental purchases within policy limitations. Makes recommendations for capital improvements.
11.Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates staff to provide quality recreational, educational and aquatic programming in a safe environment for both participants and staff.
12.Promotes a positive image for the District by providing excellent customer service and responding to inquiries and complaints in a timely and professional manner.
13.Incorporates risk management practices in the implementation of programs and facility operations. Completes reports, documentation, and District wide assessments. Complies with overall District risk management goals and objectives.
14.Works closely and cooperatively with other department heads and staff in a team environment.
13.Attends all meetings as requested and maintains open communication with the Superintendent of Recreation.
15.Other duties as assigned.
1.Periodically substitutes for absent staff, program supervisors, or instructors as necessary.
2.Instructs and certifies District staff in First Aid and CPR, including oversight of lifeguardtraining and certifications.
3.Participates in community groups and committees that relate to area of responsibility.
4.Serves on internal District committees or project teams as assigned.
5.Attends conferences, seminars, and educational sessions and participates in professional associations as they pertain to area of responsibility.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Education and Experience:
A. Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.
B. Two (2) - four (4) years of experience in recreation administration with an emphasis on supervision, recreation programming and facility management.
2.Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A. Considerable knowledge of all phases of recreational, educational and aquatic programming.
B. Ability to develop and run innovative programs that meet the needs of the community.
C. Ability to hire, train, lead and direct staff in an effective manner.
D. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written format.
E. Facility management skills to include daily operations and maintenance.
F. Basic computer skills and an ability to learn and display proficiency at using the District’s registration software.
G. Ability to interact with customers in a professional manner and resolve complaints and issues in a timely manner.
H. Ability to develop and implement program and facility budgets and to be fiscally accountable for areas of responsibility.
1.Possess a Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP) certification.
2.Possess a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification.
3.Possess CPR, First Aid, and AED instructor certification.
4.Bilingual preferred, but not required.
1.Possess a valid driver’s license.
2.Must have or obtain certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
3.Evenings, weekends and holiday hours will be required at times.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to drive, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, climb stairs, see, hear, and speak. The position requires substantial time on the phone, sitting while using a computer and sitting at a desk. The employee may need to stand for prolonged periods of time and be required to walk, run, jog or perform other physical maneuvers in order to demonstrate a skill or component of a program.
The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. by themselves and 75 lbs. with assistance.
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 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 associated with this job the employee may work near people playing a variety of sports, instructors conducting youth/adult activities or specialized program classes, or near a fitness area, gymnasium or field house. The employee may be occasionally exposed to loud noises such as fireworks or noises associated with athletic or special events with crowds. The position is exposed to outdoor weather conditions, including extreme heat and humidity, cold, rain and/or snow.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference and /or background check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.