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Description Under the general direction of the Town
Manager, and under the general direction of the Director of
Community Services, recommends and develops strategies and plans
for the provision of recreation, educational and cultural programs
in the Town that are consistent with quality and financial
objectives; oversees the administration of all such programs and
the implementation of related special projects and new ventures
Responsibilities Recommend and develop plans for the
provision of recreational programs in the Town that respond to
community needs and are consistent with financial objectives of the
Town and the Recreation Division and the Department of Community
Identify and recommend strategic opportunities for special
projects and new ventures that are consistent with the mission of
Assess community needs for new recreational, educational and
Oversee on-going administration and scheduling of division
programs, including recreation, afterschool enrichment programs,
licensed afterschool programs, summer playground programs, adult
education programs, and special events.
Evaluate the utilization and effectiveness of all programs.
Promote community relations and community education by
increasing the visibility of the office through appropriate reports
Subject to the approval of the Town Manager and Director of
Community Services, hire or recommend hiring of all division staff;
directly supervise all division staff, including program
coordinators, contractors and seasonal employees.
Manage and control the financial operations of the division,
including funds provided by the Town and funds collected through
Prepare, recommend and defend divisions annual budget; manage
division payroll; approve all purchase orders and request for
payments; establish program fees; and oversee the collection,
deposit and expenditure of all funds, consistent with Town policies
Develop and defend capital improvement projects for Town parks,
playgrounds, and recreational spaces.
Responsible for marketing of division programs through various
publicity efforts, including several seasonal program brochures,
multiple websites, and social media. Prepare and make presentation
to community leaders, user groups, civic organizations, etc.
Seek additional program funding through grants and corporate
Work with Town Manager, Community Services Director, Town
Department Heads, and School Administrators and other personnel to
coordinate school based programs and Town services.
Perform related duties as required
Qualifications Ability to recognize and accomplish Town-wide
priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment
as part of the Town Managers administrative/management team.
Ability to establish goals and objective for the department or
Ability to analyze complex issues and to develop relevant and
realistic plans, programs and recommendations.
Planning, leadership, management, organizational and supervisory
Excellent marketing and public relations skills.
Financial management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
to establish positive public relations for the Town, department
and/or division; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of
people, including town and school officials, community
organizations and the general public.
Knowledge of Continuous Quality Improvement practices and
Must be computer literate.
Education and Experience Duties require Bachelors degree in
Recreation, Sociology, Psychology or related field,
Masters Degree preferred; 5+ years progressively responsible
experience in recreation management; or any equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) a plus.
Responsible for direct supervision of 5 or more full-time
equivalent staff and indirect supervision of more than 200 seasonal
and/or part-time employees.
More than half of time spent in normal office environment, not
subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Involves travel to meetings and other communities.
Duties require frequent attendance at evening and weekend
meetings and programs.
Involves frequent travel to outdoor and indoor recreation
programs and/or events.
Supplemental Information FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: IE-26 Standard Work Week: 36.25 Job Code:
6562 Risk Code: 9102 Town of Andover Classification
Review Revised December 2018