Deputy 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.

  • Under general supervision, develop, plan and implement recreation activities.
  • Assist in the day-to-day management and operations of a recreation center.
  • Use initiative and creative problem solving to manage resources effectively.
  • Participate in the development and management of programs including sports, fitness, outdoor adventure, after school/educational activities, performance arts, teen workshops and summer camp.
  • Work with partner organizations and agencies to provide programming.
  • Supervise recreation and operations staff, alternative workforce and volunteers.
  • Represent the Center Manager in community outreach, fundraising and marketing efforts.
  • Work with the Center Manager in the creation of comprehensive presentations to community organizations, partnership groups and public officials.
  • Oversee the immediate correction of safety hazards and precautions; related to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), AED (automated external defibrillator) and other similar concerns.
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. Excellent management, administrative and communication skills, with experience planning, coordinating, scheduling and supervising recreation programs.

2. Strong writing skills and computer knowledge.

3. Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

4. Valid New York State driver license.

5. Bilingual a plus.

6. Fitness, Sports and Summer Camp background a plus.

Additional Information

This is an Expense funded position.

NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period.

To Apply

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

2) Search for Job ID# 111436

For all other applicants:
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2) Search for Job ID# 111436

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.



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