Montgomery County Recreation is seeking a dynamic and experienced recreation professional who will manage the day-to-day operations of the departments Youth Development Team to include the work program of 18 full time equivalents (FTE's).
The goal of the Youth Development Team is to keep young people healthy, productive and connected during out-of-school time. The Recreation Manager will be a proven and polished professional who provides leadership and operational oversight of a wide range of out-of-school time programs and services designed improve and enhance quality of life and designed to meet the recreational needs of diverse groups of young people and their families. Program oversight includes but is not limited to after-school programs, special events, workforce development, sports leagues and other related experiential learning opportunities for children through late adolescence. Successful candidates will have demonstrated extensive and ongoing experience in positive youth development strategies applied to recreation settings, the development and oversight of programs with measurable outcomes, and will have experience with the removal of barriers to access for underserved communities.
The manager's work involves the knowledge, skills and ability to:
o Prepare work programs based on County and department priorities for serving the needs of a demographically diverse community;
o Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to work in a variety of high stress situations and environments that are changing and/or have competing priorities;
o Create connections with underrepresented individuals and communities, and ensure the development and delivery of culturally responsive programs;
o Conduct research and identify trends in the recreation industry and in youth development, improve or modify programs based on analysis to meet the community needs, and make recommendations to expand programs;
o Implement program and budget strategies within the framework of the approved budget to include setting priorities, goals and objectives, as well as evaluating programs, making appropriate resource allocations and making data driven decisions;
o Proactively communicate internally and externally, and develop and foster relationships with other county agencies, school administration, non-profits and other youth based service providers and stakeholders;
o Perform and schedules tasks in areas such as facility use, transportation, equipment maintenance and repair;
o Perform accurate and detailed administrative functions to include but not limited to preparing and maintaining programs in business software, administering fiscal responsibilities, focusing on internal and external customer service, approving timecards, preparing reports, writing grants, developing program proposals, initiating and monitoring contracts, developing presentations and implementing other marketing and communication tools;
o Supervise and support the planning, organizing, promoting, scheduling and directing of all assigned programs and activities, and evaluate the performance of personnel and programs under charge.
This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, as well as the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; and requires availability to respond to general information requests from the Director's Office outside of regularly scheduled work hours.
The individual selected for this position will be considered an Essential Employee. Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:
o Experience and knowledge of theories, principles and practices common in the field of recreation and positive youth development.
o Experience providing oral communication (such as giving presentations, speaking to the public in large groups, trainings, etc.), and written communication (such as newsletters, reports, grant proposals, etc.).
o Experience with budgets, financial management and automated financial systems such as ORACLE, Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications, etc.
o Experience monitoring program results and presenting outcomes, both qualitative and quantitative, especially in the area of programming for vulnerable populations.
o Experience in ongoing recreation management and oversight of daily operations including budget development and oversight, administrative and personnel matters including supervising and directing the work and performance of employees to include the ability to write clear and concise job descriptions and performance plans.