Under basic supervision, develops, coordinates, markets, and administers health and fitness programs for the community. Provides supervision and direction to staff members.
Develops, schedules, and coordinates recreation programs and events; manages event and program registration process and paperwork; load, unload, and distribute event equipment and supplies; supervises activity participants, volunteers and staff; provides staff support.
Selects and trains new staff members, contract instructors, and volunteers; prepares schedules and assigns tasks and special projects; evaluates work performance and corrects deficiencies or implements disciplinary procedures as needed; responds to personnel complaints and problems.
Promotes and markets programs; responds to inquiries and communicates program materials and information with program participants and general public.
Develops and manages annual budget; monitors income and expenses; evaluate program budgets; write grants to support programs; orders program supplies and equipment.
Facilitates and maintains partnerships with local businesses, school districts, government agencies, and other community members; recruit sponsorship and donations for programs and events.
Supports the relationship between the Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, or related field; AND two years of experience in recreation programming, which includes administrative experience and supervision; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Required Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of effective project management, leadership, supervision and training.
Recreation programming procedures.
Best practices for inclusive program participation.
Principles, standards, and regulations for developing and implementing budgets.
Methods and techniques involved in marketing and public relations.
Required Skills in:
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with coworkers and other individuals in contact during the course of work; communicating clearly and concisely
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard software such as Microsoft Office and some specialized software; functioning standard office equipment.
Assessing, prioritizing and completing multiple tasks and demands simultaneously.
Developing, planning, and implementing public programs and leisure activities.
Resolving conflicts efficiently and effectively.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Majority of work is performed in a standard office environment and recreational facilities. May be exposed to various weather conditions when participating in program outings or outdoor events.
Required to work routine nights and weekends as regular schedule.
Required to work unsupervised in the presence of children or vulnerable adults.
About Teton County/Jackson Wyoming Parks and Recreation
Teton County/Jackson is located in western Wyoming, and is a gateway community to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Teton County is over 76,000 acres, of which 97% is federally owned. Tourism is the driving force of the local economy, and sales tax is the primary funding source for local government services. Approximately 65% of the sales tax base come from visitors. Teton County has approximately 25,000 residents, of which 8,000 of those are in the town of Jackson. Jackson is the only incorporated town within Teton County. A significant number of the residents in Teton County are second home owners. According to the 2012 Teton County/Jackson Comprehensive plan, the common values of community character are ecosystem stewardship; growth management; and quality of life.Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department operates as a County agency under a Joint Powers Agreement between the town and county. Department Funding is split between the County at 55% and the Town at 45% based upon the 2010 Census on residential population distribution. The department also partners with the Teton County School district through a ...shared facility use agreement.The department has (11) eleven developed parks comprising 60 acres and (4) four undeveloped parks comprising 89 acres; a 40,000 square foot recreation center with a gymnasium, multi-purpose space, 8-lane lap pool, leisure pool, splash down pool/slide tower and therapy pool; 50 miles of paved multimodal pathways; and management of approximately 1,000 acres of BLM Snake River Recreation parcels. Through the school district agreement, the department has management and maintenance responsibilities of 11 athletic fields comprising 18 acres. Lastly, the department has grounds maintenance responsibility for all town and county government facilities and town right-of ways.