Reports directly to the Superintendent of Recreation and is responsible for the planning, development, training, hiring, and oversight of the program staff and all activities involved with a highly successful program schedule. Strong organizational, communications and motivational skills.
Essential Job Functions (listing most important first):
Develops budget, monitors revenues and expenditures for programming areas throughout the year
Develops and oversees program schedule and information
Identifies needs for programming in the community and trends for the future
Recruits, screens, trains and supervises programming staff, program volunteers, and interns
Conducts year-to-year programming comparisons
Produces annual program report
Evaluates and recommends appropriate program pricing
Partners with local government, non-profit organizations and other groups as appropriate to provide programming to the community
Participates in state and national recreation organizations to monitor trends and assure the DRC is maintaining best practices standards of the recreation industry.
Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to implement, high quality recreation programming. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability supervise programming staff. Strong planning and organizational skills. Should maintain certification in CPR/PR and First Aid. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation administration, sport or leisure services preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 5 or more years of experience in supervision of personnel and program development.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands are consistent with an office environment.
Additional Salary Information: The DRC offers a full range of benefits incuding retirement and health insurance.
Derby is a growing community of about 22,000 located 10 minutes south of Wichita, Kansas. The Derby Recreation Commission serves about 34,000 citizens of Unified School District 260. The Commission employs 28 full time staff and several hundred part time and seasonal employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $8,000,000.The DRC offers a wide range of benefits including: •Excelle...nt health/dental and retirement benefits•participation in state pension plan•paid sick/holidays•free membership and classes•performance bonuses•Commitment towards professional development and networking for employees