Assistant Recreation Director

DATE: 12-7-99

JOB TITLE: Assistant Recreation Director
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
DIVISION: Recreation

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Parks and Recreation

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Tennis and Fitness Center employees, recreation program employees, and program participants.

NATURE OF WORK: Manages and supervises the complete operations for the indoor tennis and fitness facility. Also responsible for the development of recreational programming associated with the facility and several other summer recreation programs.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in recreation or related field. Experience in Recreation Facility Management and Recreation Programming.


I. Directs Tennis & Fitness Facility and recreational programs in accordance with budget guidelines as established by Park & Recreation Department.

A. Prepares and justifies budget request for assigned areas of direct responsibility.
B. Assumes direct responsibility for fiscal compliance for assigned areas of responsibility.
C. Submits biweekly payrolls of part-time employees.
D. Submits daily revenue deposits to Park and Recreation office.
E. Reviews and approves all expenditures for which control has been assigned.

II. Maintains departmental records in accordance with established guidelines.

III. Shall be responsible for the interviewing and hiring recommendations of seasonal employees.

A. Will conduct orientation sessions for all part-time employees.
B. Shall maintain a reference and evaluation file on all part-time

VI. Shall be responsible for securing tennis pro, fitness pro and retail staff through independent contractor agreements.

V. Coordinates use of the Indoor Tennis and Fitness Facility to assure full and efficient use.

A. Conducts an effective marketing program to maximize usage of facilities.

VI. Maintains contact with groups who have a special interest in the operation of Tennis and Fitness facility.

A. Attends meetings and maintains a rapport with the Owatonna Tennis Association.

VII. Maintains a work schedule permitting easy access for citizen contact concerning facilities and/or programs.

VIII. Given direct authority to plan, supervise, and organize certain adult and youth Recreation Programs, and will report to Director of Parks and Recreation on matters pertaining to these programs.

IX. Will be expected to communicate with and supervise the contracted building custodial service as to Tennis & Fitness Center Facility cleaning needs and specifications.

X. Will be required to be familiar with Tennis & Fitness Center's pool filtration system and its operation. Also, will be responsible to know pool maintenance standards. Must hold a current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate.

XI. Will write pertinent news releases and will be involved in preparing information for a quarterly Tennis and Fitness Center newsletter. Also will assist in gathering information for the department brochure.


I. Develops public understanding and participation in Parks and Recreation programs through public relations activities.

A. Interprets to the public the program, its philosophy and objectives through all suitable means.
B. Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer community agencies.
C. Achieve public relation objectives through speaking engagements and use of media.


I. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license.

II. Must hold a current Certified Pool Operator certificate.


I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous office and other equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: personal computer, copier, fax machine, motor vehicles, communication equipment and related items.


I. Generally the work week is Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work are occasionally required. This is an exempt position.

II. Maintains a work schedule permitting easy access for citizens.

III. This position works primarily in an office environment, with limited exposure to outdoor temperature variations.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following
represents the
Physical and Environmental Demands: While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers,
handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb or
balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five
(75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.