Recreation Supervisor/Senior Rec Supervisor

City of Albany, CA - Albany, CA

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Location 1249 Marin Ave Albany, 94706

Description Under general direction and support of the Recreation & Community Services Director, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of weekly planning, staffing, supervision, and evaluation of the City’s Teen Center and Friendship Club Programs. The City of Albany’s after-school recreation program is for children grades 1–5 attending Albany schools is called the Friendship Club. The program provides a well-supervised environment for children to make friends, enhance self-esteem and develop social skills. Friendship Club offers a variety of activities from outdoor/indoor games of a non-competitive nature, age appropriate arts and crafts, arcade and video games, afternoon snack as well as a daily homework period. Program hours are 1:55 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a capacity of 55 students at our Ocean View site and a 35 student capacity at our Memorial Park site. The Friendship Club also offers full-day camps during Mid-Winter break, Spring Breaks and 10-weeks Summer Camp. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee the Teen after-school program for grades 6 - 8. The Teen program operates Monday through Friday during the school year only. The City will be filling the position at the Recreation Supervisor or Senior Recreation Supervisor level, depending on experience and education.

Recreation Supervisor Salary Range: $5,540 - $7,071 Monthly

This is the entry level class in the Recreation Supervisor series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same level of judgment on matters allocated to journey level. Employees work under general supervision while learning assigned job tasks. As experience accrues, incumbents will perform with increasing independence. Incumbents in this job class perform professional duties involving the development and supervision of recreational programs.

Senior Recreation Supervisor Salary Range: $6,788 - $8,663 Monthly

This is the full journey level class within the Recreation Supervisor series. This class is distinguished from the Recreation Supervisor by the assignment of the full range of duties and responsibilities. Employees at this level receive only general direction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Incumbents allocated to this job class must work independently and possess the ability to prioritize assignments in an effective and productive manner. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

Ideal Candidate
  • Is energetic, motivated, organized and works well with others
  • Is a team player with strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently
  • Possesses strong leadership and customer services skills and practices
  • Has the ability to develop youth programs that are creative, innovative and fun for youth
  • Can multi-task, coordinate, organize and implement a variety of programs as well as train and oversee the work of part-time employees
  • Will exhibit the City of Albany’s core values in their daily course of work:
City of Albany’s Core Values
We: Are here for the Community, act inclusively, providing quality services for all; Take pride in our work and go the extra square mile; Are innovative and take initiative; Do the right thing every time with integrity, honesty and loyalty

Examples of Duties Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops, oversees, and implements diversified recreation programs and services.
  • Administers and supervises day to day operations, staff, scheduling, rentals, maintenance, and marketing at any of Albany’s recreation facilities.
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates a variety of Citywide special events.
  • Actively seeks new ways to create community through programs, events, and services.
  • Oversees class offerings, actively seeks new classes, and prepares class information for Activity Guide production.
  • Provides motivational leadership, training resources, work plan development, and guidance to assigned staff and volunteers which may include childcare, before and after school care, enrichment classes, senior center, transportation services, facilities management, instructional classes, adult and youth programs, summer programs, and/or community events.
  • Supervises staff, monitors work assignments, develops work schedules to assure proper staffing levels, evaluates staff, and provides regular feedback on job performance.
  • Oversees volunteer program and activities.
  • Develops and updates training manuals for staff and volunteers.
  • Assumes lead role for department-wide assignments and events.
  • Prepares and monitors budgets for assigned areas.
  • Identifies and maximizes recreation program revenue opportunities.
  • Prepares and monitors recreation service contractual agreements with instructors, sports officials, and vendors.
  • Reviews specifications and contacts vendors to obtain quotes, and makes recommendations for purchase.
  • Identifies and actively seeks partnership opportunities internally and with outside groups and local businesses.
  • Regularly assesses community recreational interests to add, modify, or delete program offerings.
  • Plans and implements coordinated marketing plans using print and social media and other creative strategies.
  • Responds to questions and resolve complaints as authorized.
  • Makes recommendations for short- and long-range program, event, and facility planning.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records, contracts, and files for assigned program areas.
  • Operates and oversees the RecTrac recreation program and facility software system.
  • May drive a motor vehicle to transport supplies, equipment, seniors, and youth in the course of the work.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Knowledge of:
  • Recreation program administration, philosophy, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Recreation class and facility administration.
  • Comprehensive event planning.
  • Principles and practices to provide effective leadership and to successfully supervise, train, direct, motivate, support, evaluate, and correct staff performance.
  • Cost analysis and budgeting principles.
  • Basic contracting principles and vendor relationships.
  • Marketing techniques.
  • Innovative problem-solving strategies and techniques.
  • Record keeping and report writing fundamentals.
  • Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, and other related software programs.
  • RecTrac registration and facility scheduling software.
  • Basic graphic design.
Ability and Skills to:
  • Administer and supervise recreation programs, services, classes, and events.
  • Implement effective leadership and supervision practices.
  • Perform budgeting, contracting, and marketing duties.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of recreation programs and services and modify as needed.
  • Exercise initiative and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze situations effectively and adopt an accurate course of action.
  • Effectively respond to emergency situations and apply First Aid and CPR when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Exercise discretion in confidential matters.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of reports and records.
  • Operate computers, related hardware, and various software, and administer and oversee department programs and systems.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a team environment with participants, citizens, affiliate community agencies, staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintain safe and clean equipment, facilities, and grounds, and perform occasional custodial and light maintenance duties.
  • Work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends, evenings, and other irregular hours.
Minimum Requirements The City will be filling the position at the Recreation Supervisor or Senior Recreation Supervisor level, depending on experience and education.

Experience and Education:

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would consist of the following:

Recreation Supervisor
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation or other closely related field.

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the recreation, recreation facility administration, or closely related field, including at least one year working in a lead capacity.

Senior Recreation Supervisor
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation or other closely related field.

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the recreation, recreation facility administration, or closely related field, including at least two years working in a lead capacity.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be CPR & First Aid certified within six months of employment, and recertification every two years thereafter.
  • Must provide proof of a negative TB test dated within the past two years, and recertification every four years thereafter.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class C California driver’s license, with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be willing to independently travel within and outside of the City limits to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be willing to attend evening meetings or events and work occasional nights and weekends.
Desirable Qualifications
  • At least five years of experience working in the area of Recreation, Education, Physical Education, Child Development, Psychology, Social Work, Health and Human Services or a closely related field; and

  • Two years of supervisory experience (preferably in an after-school recreation program setting or summer camp program setting);

  • Experience with the development and administration of after-school recreation programs and youth summer camps;

  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service, good working relationships with fellow employees, solve problems and conflicts, and communicate with parents.

  • Experience with youth transportation

Benefits The City's excellent benefits package includes:

  • CalPERS Classic Members (employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, and defined as “classic” PERS members) participate in a 2% @ 60 retirement formula.
  • New CalPERS Members as defined by PEPRA (employees new to PERS or with greater than 6 months gap in service with PERS) participate in a 2% @ 62 formula.
  • This position participates in Social Security.
Health Insurance
  • 9 CalPERS Health Plans to choose from. Employer-paid family health insurance up to the Bay Area Kaiser premium rate.
  • Deferred compensation in-lieu of health insurance at Kaiser single rate for employees choosing to opt out by providing proof of outside coverage.
Dental, Orthodontia, Life Insurance, and Disability
  • Employer paid dental insurance through Delta Dental
  • Supplemental Orthodontia reimbursement plan
  • Employer paid life insurance in the amount of $50,000
  • Employer paid long-term disability insurance
Other Optional Benefits
  • Vision Insurance (VSP) - with competitive rates
  • Section 457 deferred compensation program, administered through ICMA
  • Section 125 flexible spending benefits plan for health care and dependent care expenses
  • Commuter Checks
  • 11 days of vacation per year (increases with years of service)
  • 13 days of holiday pay per year
  • 12 days of sick leave per year
  • Administrative Leave Annually - with cash out option
Selection Process Your completed application materials should include your comprehensive resume. Based on the information provided in the application materials, the best-qualified applicants will be invited to move forward in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.

The information contained in this Employment Opportunity flyer is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The City of Albany is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Technician at (510) 528-5715 at least five calendar days prior to any examination.

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