RECREATION SUPERVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and management of the Kids’ Place before and after school program, Schools Out!, day camps, family programs, tween and teen programming, general early childhood and youth programs, and assigned special events.
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible to the Director of Recreation.
Degree in Park and Recreation Administration or related field is required. Previous successful experience in recreation program management is desired. Professional certification preferred.
Experience in before and after school programming.
Experience in early childhood, youth and family programming.
Ability to hire, train and supervise staff to result in quality programs.
Ability to work effectively with volunteers and full-time, part-time and administrative staff to reach the goals of the District.
Knowledge of budgeting practices and the ability to comprehend and determine these budgets for assigned program areas.
Ability to work with the public in an effective manner.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
First aid, CPR, and AED certified.
Communicate with the Director of Recreation on issues related to the Recreation Supervisor. This includes programming, public relations, budgets, and hiring and supervising part-time staff.
Develop and implement quality recreation programs that meet the needs of the public as well as the long- and short-term goals of the District.
Hire, supervise and train part-time employees to provide quality recreation programming in a safe atmosphere for both participants and staff.
Develop, manage, and coordinate day camps, extended care, early childhood, youth and teen programs and assigned special events.
Continually identify nationwide and local trends in the areas of early childhood, youth, teens, and before and after care. Develop and implement similar programs and opportunities for District residents and participants.
Work closely with local school districts to strengthen and maintain a positive, cooperative working relationship.
Prepare and submit promotional material for assigned program areas for the seasonal brochure, flyers, and website.
Prepare and maintain budgets for assigned program areas that are cost effective and meet the monetary goals of the Park District.
Practice exceptional public relations that promote a positive image of the Park District.
Continually evaluate recreation programs to ensure the needs of the public and the goals of the Park District are being met.
Maintain a working knowledge of all general- and department-specific safety rules.
Implement CHARACTER COUNTS! into Recreation programming.
Properly orient new employees. Provide thorough job instruction training and in-service training to current employees.
Exhibit and encourage CHARACTER COUNTS! in the workplace and District programs and facilities.
Actively support the safety program and related programs, including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents.
Develop and coordinate assigned special events.
Assist in other programming areas that are not directly related to the Recreation Supervisor’s assigned responsibilities.
Assist with the development and implementation of special events.
Continually develop as a professional, attending workshops and networking with other professionals that will help promote new innovative programming ideas.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation.
Hours of Work and Compensation:
The position of Recreation Supervisor is a full-time position and shall be paid every two weeks at an agreed salary. This position is classified as an exempt employee status and will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. However, as a professional employee in the park and recreation field, it shall be assumed that hours beyond the minimum, including evenings and weekends, will be expected. Flex and Comp. time may be used to avoid burnout. The starting salary for this position is $39,150.
The Recreation Supervisor may feel pressure from long hours, needs from staff, patrons, and volunteers. The Recreation Supervisor may feel additional pressure from having to meet deadlines and coordinating part-time staff. The Recreation Supervisor must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize projects and handle several projects at the same time.
The Recreation Supervisor must expect to work prolonged days, in which some may include long periods of time on his/her feet, lifting or moving supplies and equipment. This position is both an office and a physical one.
The Recreation Supervisor may be exposed to outdoor elements while driving to/from or supervising activities. Prolonged hours with exposure to sun, heat, rain, snow, or other natural elements should be expected. When involved with programs that are held indoors, the Recreation Supervisor may be exposed to conditionals such as lighting and temperature.
The Recreation Supervisor must possess both the ability to carry out instructions given by the Director of Recreation and think quickly and make decisive action on his/her own. The Recreation Supervisor must have the ability to present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. The Recreation Supervisor must exhibit good problem-solving skills and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.