Director of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Job Description
The City of West Union, IA (population 2,486) is accepting application for a fulltime Parks and Recreation Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creates, supervises and coordinates all Parks and Recreation activities for the city. Develops and coordinates recreation programs based upon community interests and needs. Interviews, Hires, and supervises staff at the aquatic center. Organize, advertise, and implement the Learn-To-Swim program. Must possess a minimum Associates degree in community recreation, physical education, health or education and experience in Parks and Recreation Administration and Management. Plus 4 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in the field of Parks and Recreation. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Please provide cover letter, resume and references online below. or mail to West Union Parks and Recreation, PO Box 151, West Union IA 52175, or email to email@example.com. Full job description along with any questions can be answered at Parks and Recreation at 563-380-8496.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with the first review set for September 13, 2021.
West Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CITY OF WEST UNION
CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION
DEFINITION: The Recreation Director creates, supervises and coordinates all Parks and Recreation activities for the city. Develops and coordinates recreation programs based upon community interests and needs.
SALARY: $35,000 - $38,000 depending on experience.
POSITION OBJECTIVE: To provide leadership, organization, and supervision for day-to-day operations of the West Union Parks and Recreation Department and works closely with city employees.
- Minimum Associates degree from an accredited college or university in community recreation, physical education, health, or education and experience in Parks and Recreation Administration and Management. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 4 plus years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in the field of Parks and Recreation.
- Management, staff development and effective discipline techniques
- Interpersonal relations and conflict resolution in regard to public contact and staff supervision
- Fiscal policy control, accounting and time management
- Fundraising experience helpful
- Must be creative, enthusiastic, and resourceful
- Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
- Responsible for planning developing, implementing and evaluation of youth, adult, and special event programs
- Maintains accurate records, prepares monthly and other reports and provides recommendations
- Handles marketing, public relations, and volunteer recruiting and recognition
- Attends all parks and Recreation Board Meetings and functions as Board Secretary.
- Selects, trains and evaluates part-time recreation program staff and pool manager
- Maintains accurate public records and helps maintain facilities in cooperation with city employees
- Schedules activities and events in cooperation with the school district and civic groups
- Prepares program Public Service Announcements, ads, flyers, and announcements, and makes public presentations to schools and community organizations as needed.
- Prepares appropriate reports for Parks and Recreation Board Meetings
- Prepares and administers budget. This includes proposals for the new fiscal year, capital replacement improvement items and any budget amendment request during the year.
- Assures property, facilities, and equipment are maintained in good condition and repair.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge on new equipment, materials and procedures.
- Maintains the Parks and Recreation website and Facebook page including the Calendar of Events and Activities
- Studies and reviews need for new facilities or improvements as needed.
- Attends professional conferences and meetings as required.
- Plans and researches new events and programs to meet public needs
- Requisition of equipment and supplies
- Prepare manuals and be knowledgeable of rules and regulation for all sports conducted by the department
- Provide opportunities for part-time staff development.
- Screen select, train supervise and recognize program volunteers
- Must know how to swim. Lifeguard certification preferred.
- Interviews, hires staff, delegates work assignments and reviews job performance
- Prepare operation and lifeguard manuals
- Organize, advertise, and implement the Learn-To-Swim program
- Maintain and order equipment
- Review safety procedures
- Order chemicals
- Comply with Department of Public Health and Federal policies
- Work closely with staff to provide a safe, hospitable, clean facility
- Must be Certified Pool Operator, or be able to obtain within 60 days of employment.
- Must have a valid Iowa Driver’s License and be insurable.
- Must be willing to work some nights and weekends as needed to provide for programming
- Must have Adult, Child, Infant CPR, AED, First Aid and maintain certification