Center Manager

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The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) serves as the steward for over 29,000 acres of land, which includes 1,000 playgrounds, 34 recreation centers, 66 pools and 14 miles of beach. Our primary responsibility is to build and maintain clean, safe and accessible parks, and to create cultural and educational programs for New Yorkers of all ages to enjoy. The mission of the Recreation division is to enable all New Yorkers to lead physically active lives through sports, fitness and outdoor adventure. Recreation programs include specialized exercise classes, youth sports, senior activities, summer camps and free after school programs. Recreation programming occurs throughout the City in NYC Parks recreation centers, parks and playgrounds.


  • Manage and oversee the operation and maintenance of a recreation center.
  • Develop and administer recreation programs.
  • Oversee center inspections, evaluate repair needs and take appropriate action to maintain facility.
  • Supervise, evaluate and provide dynamic leadership to a diverse staff.
  • Manage the development and implementation of center’s revenue plan.
  • Coordinate membership drives and account for all revenue generated through membership and programs.
  • Develop and institute grant funded programs. Ensure that all center funds are accurately tracked.
  • Work closely with all organizations and individuals contracted to provide services to the center; maintain records of services rendered.
  • Serve as liaison with community board, local organizations and schools.
  • Provide Borough Chief of Recreation with needs analyses and budget justifications.
  • Coordinate center safety protocols; manage the proper deployment and training of all CPR and AED certified staff as well as the proper maintenance of related safety equipment.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings and seasonal training seminars.
Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and two years of satisfactory, full-time experience in recreation leadership; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Preferred Skills

1. Bachelor’s degree.

2. Excellent management, administrative and communication skills.

3. Two (2) years experience planning, supervising and implementing recreation programs.

4. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

5. Valid New York State driver license.

6. Bilingual.

7. Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

To Apply

City employees:
1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities

2) Search for Job ID# 111434

For all other applicants:
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2) Search for Job ID# 111434

Work Location


Residency Requirement

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.



About this company
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) presents quality urban recreation and leisure services to residents and visitors to the...