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Director of Recreation

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Montclair Township

Montclair, NJ 07042
Leisure & Sport
3 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Summary: The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and promoting a comprehensive recreation and cultural service program. Reporting directly to the Township Manager, the Director will supervise subordinate personnel, cultivate and maintain partnerships with external organizations, non-profits and community leaders and work collaboratively with other Township departments. The Director will oversee operations of the Township's three pools, ice arena, park shelter house, day camp, sports and cultural activities, review and approve issuing of park permits and plan, organize and manage special events such as the Independence Day celebration, holiday tree lighting, Memorial Day and Veterans Day remembrance ceremonies and various other festivals. Duties: Establishes, organizes and maintains cultural programming through performances, festivals and special events. Plans, directs and manages the municipal recreation program including developing and implementing department policies and procedures, establishing program goals, leading fundraising and grant writing efforts, working cooperatively with Board of Education to schedule events on multi-purpose facilities and ensuring operational effectiveness. Prepares and administers department budget, evaluates needs and recommends staffing, equipment and capital improvements. Uses software such as Community Pass, Edmunds and Primepoint to process program registration and process and reconcile internal purchasing documents, accounting systems and payroll. Works with colleagues to publicize program and events. Supervises the maintenance of accurate records of activities, personnel and municipal property. Plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates staff and oversees hiring of temporary seasonal personnel. Works collaboratively with Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Requirements: The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in recreation administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, be a forward-thinking business minded leader of vision with demonstrated success in strategic planning and administrative skills and a proven knowledge of and passion for recreation and the arts. A clear ability to effectively communicate complex information succinctly to executive level staff and elected officials and advance writing skills are imperative. A master's degree is preferred. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing recreation and cultural programs, mentoring staff, managing resources and the flexibility to work non-traditional hours is required. Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Park Association is preferred. Salary: Starting annual salary $96,276, per Township Ordinance Apply: Click APPLY to the right Closing Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 Category: Sports , Keywords: Recreation Director

Reference: 692127245

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