|RECREATION DIVISION MANAGER|
|Performs, administrative and professional work managing a comprehensive municipal recreation organization. Responsibilities include planning, developing, organizing, promoting and safety of all City recreation programs and facilities, and general administration of the Division. Work is performed under the direction of the Director, Families, Parks & Recreation and is reviewed for results obtained through reports and conferences.|
|Plans, organizes and manages the operations of the City's Recreation Division; analyzes and evaluates existing programs and initiates implementation of corrective action.
Formulates and implements operating policies and procedures; establishes/reviews annual fees and charges for program instruction, memberships, facility and equipment rental/use; ensures sound revenue collection and auditing practices are adhered to.
Analyzes and recommends acquisition/development requirements to meet public recreational needs; drafts specifications for facilities as required; develops/recommends additions and changes to project specifications relative to Department/Bureau facilities.
Prepares and administers annual budget; establishes and/or reviews and approves program goals and objectives, monitors and ensures adherence.
Ensures safety of recreation facilities; establishes/determines need for liability insurance coverage for use/rental of facilities.
Promotes/interprets programs through press releases, speeches, radio addresses, representation on interagency councils and committees.
Promotes use of facilities for local, state, regional and national recreation tournaments; hosts/attends meetings to coordinate community wide projects/activities; plans, develops and hosts dedication, ground breaking and ground opening ceremonies relative to recreation facilities and programs.
|Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public community recreation administration.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and methods of playground planning and development.
Extensive knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates.
Ability to develop and execute a well?rounded program of recreation activities for all age groups.
Ability to interpret recreation philosophies.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, civic groups, the media, and the general public.
Ability to develop participation and interest in recreational programs through public relations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
|Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or related field; five (5) years of experience as a senior administrator in the recreation or leisure services field overseeing various activities such as youth and adult sports, aquatics, cultrual & therapeutic arts, health and fitness, community centers, etc; or an equivalent combination of related training and experience; supervisory and budget experience Certification as Professional Parks and Recreation Administrator by the Florida Recreation and Park Association desired, but not required.|