Manager, Recreation

City of Fort Collins - Fort Collins, CO3.9

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Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
“Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)
Top 10 Healthiest Cities" ( - April 2015)
No. 13 “Best Place to Live” ( - September 2015)
No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

  • Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
  • Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
  • Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
  • Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance
  • Life insurance, short-term and long term disability
  • Wellness program, workout facilities
  • Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
  • Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
  • Collaborative work environment
SUMMARY: Provides leadership and manages personnel and operations of assigned recreation facilities and programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

Participates in formulating and administering program area and department wide policies and procedures.
Develops short and long-range goals and objectives.
Directs the preparation and monitoring of the facility and program area's budgets.
Reviews and analyzes programs, operations, and associated costs.
Ensures that stated program objectives are met.
Assists with department-wide events.
Evaluates the results of assigned operations, and provides regular reports to the Recreation Director.
Maintains relationships with local interest groups, organizations, advisory boards, and regional and national professional organizations.
Represents the department on various City task forces, teams, and/or committees.
Directly reports to the Recreation Director and participates on the Recreation Management Team.
Leads or participates as a member of department collaborative teams and special assignments.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the supervision of City employee(s).

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

Overall municipal recreation knowledge of best practices in finance, budgeting, facility management and recreation programming.
Ability to plan, do, check and act. and organize effectively.
Ability to effectively use standard software applications such as Microsoft Office Suites as well as specific municipal software.
Ability to prepare bid specifications and other official communication documents.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with City staff and the general public.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and project management skills.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Physical Education, Recreation Management, Health and Exercise Science, or related field from an accredited college or university; plus a minimum of five years managerial experience in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, City policies, and legal documents. Ability to respond appropriately to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Valid Driver’s License.
Certified Parks and Recreation professional CPRP may be desirable
Certified Pool Operator/Aquatic Facility Operator may be desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop; and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee works in a normal office environment; may also be required to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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