GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under general direction, this employee is responsible for the management of community recreational center(s) and for the supervision of assigned recreation personnel and their Service Area consisting of one or more communities. This employee has administrative responsibility for recreational programs and services provided at other locations within the Service Area (schools, parks, churches, etc.) through collaboration and outreach and may also require non-community based responsibilities. This employee assesses Service Area needs and develops, organizes and implements programs designed to meet these identified needs in accordance with the policies of Recreation Commission. Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)
(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)
Operating policies and procedures of the department
Emergency and general safety procedures and practices
Program goals and objectives of the department
Basic management techniques (goals setting, motivation, etc.)
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
Basic accounting and bookkeeping fundamentals
Basic principles of marketing and public relations
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
Principles of budget preparation and financial forecasting
Community resources and existing support agencies related to park, recreation, and leisure activities
Contract, grant, and specification writing
Operation of computers and use of associated software applications
Standard English grammar, usage and spelling; standard business correspondence formats
Safety policies and procedures, e.g., Employee Safety Instruction Manual and applicable agency requirements
Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of planning, promoting, organizing and conducting recreational activities
Considerable knowledge of fundamentals, rules, skills, techniques, equipment and materials involved in a variety of recreational activities
Considerable knowledge of objectives of a recreation program
Basic understanding of the CRC business plan
Operate appropriate computer equipment; properly use all related hardware and software
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty
Prepare cost projections and monitor/control budgetary compliance
Establish work priorities
Determine area staff and equipment requirements
Monitor a budget and analyze and interpret accounting/financial information
Determine work schedules for staff
Organize and facilitate meetings involving a variety of participants
Provide training to staff and volunteers
Maintain a professional manner in stressful situations
Work as a team member with area staff, peers, outside agencies, and volunteers
Perform basic statistical functions
Plan appropriate programs for targeted audiences
Mobilize human resources
Interview and assess abilities of job applicants
Facilitate problem-solving at the service area level
Evaluate service area activities and programs related to quantity, quality, and meeting goals and objectives
Instruct others in a variety of recreational activities
Plan, direct, and coordinate a varied recreation program and win the support of staff and the general public for these programs
Schedule recreational activities and personnel
Make recommendations regarding personnel, equipment, maintenance, safety and supply functions
Supervise, correct and train subordinate staff
Develop and maintain harmonious organizational and public relationships
Maintain records and to prepare manuals, correspondence and reports
Operate a computer and utilize related software
Effectively communicate orally and in writing
Develop and present business plans
Required Education and Experience
Note: Resume and college transcripts (if qualifying based on education) must be attached or application will be rejected.
Each applicant must have five years of experience as a Community Center Director with the City of Cincinnati Recreation Department or an organization with similar operations (i.e. YMCA, YWCA, Boys & Girls Club, etc.)
Two years of experience as a Community Center Director or Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator, with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission or with an organization that offers similar programming and services with a Bachelor's (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED) degree. (i.e. YMCA, YWCA, Boys & Girls Club etc.)
One year experience as a Community Center Director or Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator, with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, and a Master's degree in Recreation Administration (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED)or related field. (Business Administration/Organizational Leadership/Education/ Public Administration etc.)
Must have a valid Driver's License.
Must furnish own vehicle; may be required to drive to various work sites.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including irregular hours, mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, if necessary.
MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION
Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.
Working and Physical Conditions
Environmental Conditions: Office/outdoor environment; travel to various locations; exposure to varying conditions; exposure to moving vehicles.
Duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time; general manual dexterity required; audio- visual and linguistic acuity required; work closely with others.