Recreation Supervisor

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to assist the Director with coordination and administration of recreation programming, assume the responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence and perform a variety of administrative tasks in the operation and organization of recreation activities.


Creates and implements recreation programs.

  • Plans and implements the marketing of information regarding recreation programs using seasonal brochures, department web page, email, and social media;
  • Hires, trains and supervises recreation program staff, contractors, and volunteers;
  • Registers recreation program participants by mail, online system, and in-person.
  • Prepares detailed summary reports, including financial, participation, and evaluation at the conclusion of each program.
  • Secures and coordinates the use of school and City facilities for internal and external use.
  • Processes recreation department seasonal employee payroll and contracted services; prepares deposits, reconciles petty cash and receipts.
  • Assists in the preparation of the recreation programming budget.
  • Attends committee and Department Head meetings and performs other Recreation Director duties in their absence.
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned for the benefit and welfare of the Department.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
  • Orders supplies.
  • Directs new employee orientation regarding payroll.
  • Prepares purchase orders.
  • Maintains records of receipts, statistics, keys, equipment; and programs.
  • Attends and participates in meetings regarding recreation programs as needed and assigned.



High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in administrative skills, one to two years administrative experience with public contact, 3+ related Recreation department experience desired or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
  • Ability to analyze and categorize data and information in order to determine the relationship of the data with reference to established criteria/standards. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure, assemble, copy and record and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute and tabulate data.
  • Ability to persuade, convince, and/or train others, including the ability to act in a lead worker capacity. Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as schedules, time sheets, job applications, attendance records, rosters, billing invoices, registration forms, payroll records, purchase orders, newspaper copy, training manuals, program rules, maps, park plans, computer software operating manuals, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with program participants, Recreation Director, officials, coaches, City personnel, school personnel and law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and the general public.
Mathematical Ability
  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, and calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals.
  • Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine and photocopier.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training, such as data entry.
  • Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.
  • Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of sounds associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks.
Environmental Adaptability
  • Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as repetitive computer keyboard use may cause discomfort and poses a limited risk of injury.

Salary/Salary Range

$24.63 - $25.12 Hourly

Closing Date

January 19, 2018


January 3, 2018