Human Resources

Recreation Director

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a professional position, involving responsibility for all phases of the planning and implementation of a community recreation program, with multiple major segments.  The incumbent serves as the manager of a municipal multipurpose facility.  Work is performed following established general policies, with wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgment in the planning and execution of programs.  Does related work, as required.

Plans, organizes, schedules, and promotes a broad range of public sporting and recreational activities for the citizens;
Designs and implements specific recreational and athletic events for individual segments or groups of the population, particularly minorities and senior citizens;
Provides for instruction in various athletic, cultural, and craft activities;
Hires and directs staff and keeps employee records;
Ensures appropriate training and certification for staff;
Works in concert with the City Engineer/Public Works to maintain the physical plant;
Acts as liaison with community groups;
Promotes and encourages cultural events such as art shows, plays and concerts;
Provides appropriate assistance to the Youth groups and the Senior Citizen groups as requested for purposes of their recreation programs;
Purchases or contracts for supplies, materials, or services;
Prepares and administers budgets;
Keeps accurate gate, concession, and activities accounts.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. ]

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the theory and methods of implementing community recreational programs, particularly of ice rink operations; good knowledge of the facilities and equipment related to recreational programs; good knowledge of personnel administration; good knowledge of business practices and procedures; ability to plan and supervise the work of other effectively; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree, with a major in Physical Education, Recreation, Education, or Business Administration;
  2. Possession of an Associate's degree, with a major in Business Administration or General Studies AND two (2) years of full-time, paid experience in the field of recreation, one year of which was in a supervisory capacity;
  3. Four (4) years of full-time, paid experience in the field of recreation, one year of which was in a supervisory capacity;
  4. Any equivalent combination of training and experience indicating the ability to perform the duties of the job.