This position is responsible for coordinating city recreation programs, Dakota State University Intramural, and Community Center programs and activities.
Recommends, develops, implements, and schedules programs and classes for youth and adults.
Develops, plans, coordinates, and supervises special events.
Monitors the safety of program and event participants, members, and guests.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; researches, develops, recommends and implements new programs; establishes schedules and methods for providing programs.
Responds to and resolves complaints.
Participates in the preparation and administration of the recreation budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
Assesses facilities, fee structures, and equipment needs; evaluates current programs and implements changes to existing programs.
Develops and implements marketing and public relations strategies to promote programs and classes.
Teaches classes and oversees programs.
Develops league schedules.
Selects, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines staff; conducts regular staff meetings and training sessions.
Maintains a variety of records and reports.
Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of recreation program coordination principles.
Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles.
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
Skill in planning.
Skill in administering and delivering recreation programming.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
The supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include the Community Center handbook, sports league rules, and city policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of varied management, supervisory, and instructional duties. The wide variety of programs and services provided contributes to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to coordinate the provision of recreation programming. Successful performance contributes to the efficient and effective delivery of programs and services to area residents.
Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city staff, vendors, volunteers, and the general public.
Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects and climbs ladders.
The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.
The position will work a flex schedule including afternoon to evening hours.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over assigned part-time and seasonal personnel.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field to include, but not limited to, Recreation, Sports Administration, or Physical Education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits provided through the City of Madison
About City of Madison - Recreation Department
The City of Madison is home to 6,500 people in southeastern South Dakota. We have a prosperous manufacturing center, reputable healthcare system, new schools, community center, a nationally recognized state university and plentiful outdoor recreational activities.
The Community Center serves the health, wellness, recreational, and social needs of Madison, Dakota State University, and the surrounding area. The Community Center features 3 gyms, workout area, indoor track, youth areas, and an aquatics area. The Madison Aquatic Center is an outdoor pool featuring a multiple slides, zero depth entry area, water walk, sand area, and much more.