The Supervisor, Recreation Programs is a management level position in the Recreation Division of the Community Services Department for the City of Palo Alto. This position will manage the year round Aquatics program, Lucie Stern Community Center, Special Interest Classes, Summer Camps and will play a lead role in Special Events and special projects for the Recreation Division.
A significant role will be to recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate employees and provide advisory support and act as a liaison to committees, organizations, community groups, etc., involved in developing, promoting, and evaluating community recreation programs. Our Community Services Department values meeting the recreational needs of the community so the successful candidate will need to have the ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of recreation programs to meet the changing needs of the community.
Some of the essential duties are: Provides adequate staffing, coordinates the efforts, determines and develops new programs, audits and evaluates existing programs, and recommends policies and regulations; Administers contracts for programs by preparing and negotiating contracts, monitoring for compliance, and submitting payment requests; Maintains contacts with the media to promote coverage of Department sponsored programs and events; Prepares a variety of written reports, program and budget proposals, program goals and objectives, and other documents as required; Develops, implements and monitors an annual program budget within areas of responsibility. Some related duties are: Supervisor of Recreation Programs functions as the Administrative Services Manager for the Community Services Department's Division of Recreation, Open Space and Sciences; Responsible for many of the business, customer service, and technological functions of the Division; Assisting in the administration and management of equipment and software needs, registration and reservation systems and processes; Provides oversight and forecasting of revenues and expenditures, and assists with the development of revenue plans; Conducts surveys and analysis regarding fees, cost recovery and customer satisfaction.
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Combination of experience and education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Liberal Arts, or a related field. and Three years' experience working in supervisory activities in a recreation related field. and Registration with the California Board of Recreation Personnel - "Registered Recreator" and/or "Certificate in Supervision" preferred. Certifications Required (can be obtained within 6 months of hire): LGI – Lifeguard Instructor (Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, AED) Certifications Preferred (can be obtained within 12 months of hire): WSI – Water Safety Instructor CPO - Certified Pool Operator Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
The Ideal Candidate will possess the following: Knowledge of modern recreation business practices, program content, and implementation. Ability to assess community needs. Ability to train and supervise the work and activities of professional, part-time and voluntary personnel and program participants. Ability to effectively plan and implement multiple recreation programs. The ideal candidate is results oriented and a collaborative professional with a demonstrated track record of planning and coordinating Recreation programs. The ideal candidate must possess the vision and leadership skills to effectively interact with a wide range of individuals. We seek an individual with a solid background in aquatics among other Recreation supervisory experience. Other experience that would strengthen you as a candidate includes supervising staff, coordinating special events, facility management, customer service, and lifelong learning classes. Core competencies and personal characteristics we are looking for include: Sound understanding of Youth Development Ability to communicate effectively with youth and teens Can build consensus from a wide spectrum of viewpoints and interests Pro-active, innovative problem solver Self motivated and self assured Multi-tasked; able to handle a variety of priorities at the same time Ability to manage a budget Ability to write concisely and effectively Accessible, approachable and visible Able to lead others Organized and follows through on commitments made Anticipates change and remains flexible and open to new ideas Team player Politically sensitive and aware Ability to prepare detailed reports and other written materials based on oral and written information. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Preferred Lifeguard Instructor Special events and staff training will require some evening and weekend work
City of Palo Alto - 3 years ago