Position: Director of Recreation

Reports to: Park Superintendent

Dept: Parks

Position Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Oversees the daily operations and activities of the employees at the Torner Community Center and Aquatic Facilities
  • Director of Recreation may be assigned by the Superintendent to work flexible hours (seasonally) other than the normal 8:00 - 4:00 work day; including but not limited to weekends and evenings. Other duties may be required and assigned as needed
  • Oversees and coordinates the planning, design and implementation of a variety of recreation related programs and facilities
  • Develops and promotes community recreation services and programs to the general public.
  • Supervises staff employed at the Torner Community Center; concessions, softball leagues and aquatic facilities
  • Responsible for maintaining the condition of the parks, recreation facilities and aquatic facilities
  • Tracks financial records and generates financial reports for Torner Community Center, pottery classes, concessions, softball leagues and aquatic facilities
  • Responsible for monitoring the condition and safety of equipment and ordering supplies
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with Department personnel, customers, service clubs/schools, business representatives, Park Board members and City officials.
  • Prepares payroll for staff to be formulated by the main office
  • Maintains staff personnel files
  • Inspects City Parks for safety and improvements and generates reports and proposals based on observations.
  • Develops and directs training programs and projects for the employees at Torner Community Center and aquatics facilities
  • Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • Assist with marketing and promotion for Park events and programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Considerable ability to work well with others
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Marked ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Considerable ability to lead and influence others
  • Considerable ability to think creatively
  • Considerable knowledge of design software, Excel Spreadsheets, and word processing software

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Training: Bachelors Degree in recreation or business related field is preferred and/or 5+ years' experience with administrative and managerial responsibilities in a Recreational setting.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects and use a keyboard
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range

Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s)

How to apply: apply.terrehaute.in.gov