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Now Hiring: Recreation Facility Manager – Hugh Smith Recreation Center

The Arlington, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an individual with a passion for people and programming as the facility manager of Hugh Smith Recreation Center. Originally constructed as a YMCA in 1963 and turned over to the City of Arlington in 1970, this 25,000 square foot, two story facility serves the residents of east Arlington in numerous ways seven days a week. Amenities include a weight room, activity rooms, service counter, gymnasium, indoor pool and an attached senior adult center. Although currently functional, reconstruction of Hugh Smith is proposed as part of an upcoming bond issue.

The ideal candidate will have Spanish language skills (preferred but not required) along with demonstrated skill and experience in customer service, office technology, social media, budget/finance processes, revenue management, procurement, creative programming and staff development. An unwavering commitment to serve the Arlington community and work effectively with staff and customers of all backgrounds completes the desired candidate profile.

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department prides itself on five critical values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, and Participation. We hope you’ll consider joining our “Naturally Fun” team!

Job Opportunity: Recreation Facility Manager – Hugh Smith Recreation Center


ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/employment/career-opportunities/

Salary: $3,947 - $4,933 per month | $47,364 - $59,196 annually

Work schedule: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with some evenings and weekends required.

Duties: Under general direction, this position, plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates activities at recreation centers.

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Parks & Recreation, Physical Education, Management or a related field plus three (3) years' experience in a recreation program with at least two (2) years' experience in a supervisory position. Possession of a valid Texas Operator's License, Class C. Must successfully complete pre-employment testing which includes: Criminal Background, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Physical and Motor Vehicle Evaluation (MVR).

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Ability to direct, organize, and schedule the activities and operations of a multipurpose facility and staff to accommodate a wide variety of public programs and services including cardio fitness, facility reservations, miscellaneous special events, adult and senior classes and activities, and general public visitation.

  2. Ability to effectively direct and manage customer service and facility operations to ensure a safe and appropriate environment for customers including facilitating space requirements, solving service issues, documenting and managing customer metric information and developing marketing materials.

  3. Ability to develop and monitor an annual budget and monitor and analyze revenues and expenditures to ensure performance targets are met; ability to manage financial related processes and procedures involving payroll, purchasing, and petty cash transactions.

  4. Ability to supervise and determine parameters of facility maintenance including custodial, determine requirements for the safety of public and personnel, determine and recommend maintenance and capital improvement solutions, determine facility and programmatic needs based on customer comments and preference and deploy appropriate action in response to any deficiencies.

  5. Ability to select, hire, train, direct and evaluate full time and part time subordinates, set work standards, monitor work progress and inspect work upon completion.

  6. Ability to operate an integrated computer system (CLASS) and the city's mainframe financial query system; ability to analyze and report on key budgetary and program measures.

  7. Ability to solve problems through the use and application of various process improvement tools and methods; ability to facilitate process teams to develop and recommend improvements.

Additional Requirements: Knowledge of the principles, rules, and materials of recreation activities Knowledge of the techniques of supervision to plan, assign, coordinate, direct, and monitor personnel programs. Knowledge of marketing and promotional strategies Knowledge of ADA and its effects on recreation programs. Skill in oral and written communication Skill in office management principles Skills in managing multiple tasks Skill in communication Ability to perform a variety of physical skills, including but not limited to, seeing, calculating, carrying, and entering data on a personal computer Ability to operate a motorized vehicle Ability to lift or exert forces equivalent to lifting up to 50 lbs. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, telephone, fax machine, and copier Ability to work occasionally in an outdoor environment Ability to respond to after-hours calls.

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