Recreation Program Manager
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 9 reviews - Auburn, WA

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Under general supervision, plans, organizes, directs, supervises and evaluates the recreation program of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, including cultural arts, physical activities, special interest classes and summer programs.


  • Directs and supervises assigned staff, recruiting, hiring, training and development; conducting performance evaluations and disciplinary actions and making recommendations for termination.
  • Develops short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Ensures Recreation staff communicates and interacts effectively with youth, parents, external sport league staff/coaches, or other sports associates.
  • Develops and implements staff schedules, to ensure they coincide with the seasonal sports and/or tournaments, while providing adequate training/practice time for youth within time constraints.
  • Monitors expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Facilitates, promotes and maintains effective relationships within the Tribal Community and Youth Development Committee.
  • Promotes the value and needs of the recreational program services to groups and individuals.
  • Provides program policy direction and ensures program consistency with policies and procedures.
  • Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and reviews work for conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Identifies risk management issues within the recreation program and initiates corrective action.
  • Makes recommendations to division management on changes or revisions to program goals, policies and procedures.
  • Promotes interest and provides information regarding recreation programs to Tribal school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other divisions, and Tribal members.
  • Creates periodic reports to the committee and completes all written, financial and statistical reports at the end of each sport season on a quarterly, annual, or as needed basis.
  • Researches and prepares proposals for both traditional and non-traditional sports for youth participation, and makes presentations to management and committee.
  • Actively works with Tribal staff members to provide valuable hands-on training and mentorship, using all available resources, communicating thoroughly with immediate Supervisor important information.
  • Ensures that Native Preference law is applied when possible, including, but not limited to: developing class specifications, organizational planning, and while carrying-out daily operations.
  • Because of the Tribe’s commitment to a community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


    Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Management, or related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of related recreation and/or supervisory experience is required. (A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be accepted in lieu of the education requirement).


    Knowledge of: Recreation programming techniques and practices; Facility scheduling and coordination; Community organizing; Interpersonal and group dynamics; Behavior management; Recreational programming; Basic marketing techniques and principles; Risk-management techniques and principles as they relate to recreation programs; Supervisory principles and techniques; Budgeting principles and techniques; Native American culture and history. Skill in: Basic supervision and counseling; Conflict resolution and problem solving; Time management skills; Oral and written communication; Project/program management; Coaching, counseling and motivation; Scheduling; Working with diverse groups and populations. Ability to: Communicate effectively with diverse groups; Establish and maintain effective working relationships; Meet deadlines and schedules; Set priorities and coordinate activities; Use standard office equipment and computer; Utilize sporting equipment; Maintain a positive attitude and work ethic; Be a role model for program staff and youth athletes.


    The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderate when in the field.

    Licenses or Certifications Required:

    A current and valid Washington State driver’s license, First Aid and CPR certification is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.

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