The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for managing both actively and administratively a broad and diversified program of recreation activities, services and facilities to meet the needs and interests of the growing community: to include coordination and management of all recreation programs, facilities and staff. Oversee all maintenance and construction of parks & recreation facilities. Reports to and works under Board of Trustees. Facilities include park, ball fields, swimming pool, equestrian grounds, skate park, multi-purpose field and recreation center.
Financial and Facility Management
Prepare an annual budget for the parks and rec department direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Purchase or approve the purchase of all materials and supplies needed for the operation of the recreation programs, in accordance with the annual approved budget.
Establishing the fee schedule for all recreation programs on an annual basis.
Administer the Sportsites software system for registrations in person and online.
Overall management and operation of the District swimming pool during the summer. This includes all preseason, in season and post season maintenance work.
Coordination of use of school facilities for District programs as needed.
Organize and administer a series of regularly scheduled recreation programs and activities to include youth baseball, softball, T-ball, soccer, basketball, flag football, aquatics programming, adult sports, and special events, etc.
Plan, implement, evaluate and supervise all aspects of the recreational programs being offered.
Advertise, interview, and make recommendations for approval of all part time and seasonal staff positions.
Prepare flyers announcing program offerings that is distributed throughout the community and send out through social media.
Continuously review recreation programs being offered through an evaluation process of participants.
Management of Personnel
Supervise and manage all part time and seasonal staff where appropriate.
Participate in professional development opportunities to maintain certifications and keep informed of regulation changes especially in aquatics and playground safety.
Provide leadership and training opportunities for support staff where appropriate to ensure they have the tools to be successful.
Consistently review job descriptions for all personnel to keep them relevant to actual job duties and requirements.
Handle all personnel related matters including interviewing, hiring, work schedules, discipline or potential dismissals.
General knowledge, aptitude and experience in facility maintenance and mechanical areas is key in this position, IE. irrigation, swimming pool pumps, boilers, heating, etc.
Manage, guide and direct maintenance crew in the maintenance of all District owned properties including parks, ball fields, equestrian facilities, swimming pool, recreation center and other District owned properties.
Develop news releases, advertisements, and social media posts to promote various recreation programs and events.
Maintain positive public relations and open communications with municipal officials, local youth sports organizations, civic groups, PTO’s, and other nonprofit community groups.
Work collaboratively with the local schools, principals, Athletic Directors, etc., to provide needed recreation services to the entire community.
Plan and execute programs that enhance public perception of the Recreation District.
Represent the Recreation District in a positive, professional manner at all programs and meetings.
Offer knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient service to persons coming into the office in person or by telephone or email.
Demonstrate Ideal Leadership Skills throughout the District
Develop partnerships with public and private institutions, the community and with the general public.
Contribute to planning of recreation facilities and programs.
Establish and evaluate the long term goals, objectives, and procedures of the parks & recreation department.
Contribute whatever is necessary to provide a quality recreation program
Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation or related field is preferred or three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible experience in community recreation operations or in a municipal park and recreation agency. Certified Park & Recreation Professional, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and Certified Aquatic Facility Operator are highly suggested. Excellent communication skills are necessary. Ability to directly supervise 5-10 employees and indirectly supervise approximately 15-30 employees. Position requires sitting, standing, walking or moving throughout the community, often for extended periods of the workday. Occasionally may lift objects up to 50 pounds in an upward movement or from position to position at the same level. Performs a variety of duties, able to make judgments and work under high level of stress. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions relevant to the various community events and facilities.
Computer skills and ability to work with a variety of software and internet applications needed. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, and Sportsites (or something similar) computer program knowledge preferred.
Must have current driver license for the state of Nevada and 3 yrs. clean driving record. (Or ability to secure within 30 days of hire).
Must be able to lift, transport and carry equipment, supplies and materials. Individual must be capable of setting up recreation/athletic equipment for programs as needed for various activities.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: No Nevada State Income Tax, $1000 Relocation allowance
CLOSING DATE: May 8th, 2019 5:00 p.m. (MDT)
Successful applicant subject to background check, Eval. at 90 days
About West Wendover Recreation District
The West Wendover Recreation District is a general improvement district that owns and operates recreation facilities and programs in West Wendover, Nevada. West Wendover is a gaming community of approximately 6,000 residents located on the Utah/Nevada border approximately 120 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Recreational facilities in West Wendover include an 18 hole golf course, Olympic size swimming pool, equestrian grounds, community park and recreation center. The WWRD also runs the youth league programs which include baseball, T-ball, softball, basketball & soccer. The District has full time and seasonal employees.