Samuel Gentile Memorial Recreational Center
Posting ID: 2021-0021
Posting Date: August 11, 2021
Department: Recreation Department
Location: Samuel Gentile Memorial Recreational Center – 47 Elm Street, Everett
Salary: Up to $90,000
Shift: Various as necessary
About the City of Everett
A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett prides itself on the progress it’s made while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers alike.
Duties and Responsibilities
This leadership position will be responsible for ensuring that the City provides a wide array of programming and services for children and young adults. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of programming that the City, either directly or in partnership with other organizations and partners, provides to give youth opportunities to engage in activities, including but not limited to athletic programs and arts programs that are accessible to children and young adults of all socio-economic backgrounds, including access to programs and services that are ADA compliant. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the Everett Public Schools to ensure that programs and services complement and align with efforts to close student access and opportunity gaps.
- Manages and supervises operations to achieve goals within available resources. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans.
- Oversees the contracted vendor responsible for the operation of the City’s Health and Wellness Center.
- Works with other cities/towns agencies on developing appropriate programs for diverse populations. Oversees broad programming spectrum. Supervises and is responsible for the development and implementation of special events.
- Develops and implements appropriate policies and procedures regarding all recreation programs and departmental operations. Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
- Promotes interest and provides information regarding recreation programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other City Departments, and the general public.
- Partners with the Communications Department to develop advertising and marketing plans for all recreation programs and prepare the publication of various brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding recreation programs.
- Organizes and implements seasonal program registrations.
- Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
- Develops contracts and addenda for independent contractors and supervises the work of contractors.
- Prepares and implements bid process for specified programs.
- Determines work procedures prepare work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
- Develops, implements, and manages the departmental general fund and revolving budgets. Controls departmental funds and approves all division expenditures. Maintains records on all funds due to the City. Writes appropriate grants for financial assistance for recreation programs.
- Develops and coordinates efforts for recreational facilities’ capital improvement program. Determines priorities for capital improvement projects.
- Advises the Recreation Committee on the development of new programs.
- Collaborates with the Everett Public Schools to develop complimentary program offerings that supplement programs offered to students by the school department.
- Coordinates the maintenance schedule of outdoor facilities with the City Services Department.
- Acts as City Liaison to the Recreation Committee.
- Serves as a member of various employee committees.
- Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties, such as answering phones and picking up supplies for activities.
- Exercises close supervision over all personnel within the Recreation Department, including full-time municipal employees, intern(s), volunteer(s), and seasonal employees.
- Supervisory responsibilities include assisting Human Resources in interviewing and selection as part of the hiring process, training and development, counseling and discipline, scheduling, and evaluating performance.
- Some work is performed in an office environment. Some work is performed outside in all weather conditions, including extremes of heat. The noise level is usually quiet in the office and moderately loud while in the field.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or
- The position requires manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination for keyboard input and equipment operation.
- The employee must regularly lift to 50 pounds.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation management, sport management, or a closely related field is preferred; and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of related experience in recreation programming, preferably in a municipal recreation setting; or any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience.
- Must possess a valid State of Massachusetts Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one.
- CPR/First Aid/AED Certification is required at the time of hire or within 60 days of appointment. Certification must be maintained during the course of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent working knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning, and administration;
- Considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations, activities, and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation division;
- Working knowledge of playground safety and related regulations;
- Working knowledge of child development and age-appropriateness of recreation activities;
- Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation division;
- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, other agencies, program participants, instructors, community leaders, and the public;
- Ability to supervise, guide, direct, and motivate employees and volunteers.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Additionally, duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice as needed by the City of Everett within the scope of departmental needs.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. You can apply on Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/job/recreation-director-07c7f9d09072a432 or send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by email: EverettHR@ci.everett.ma.us
For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280
The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.