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  • Full Time
  • Missoula

Website Missoula Parks & Recreation - Recreation

Essential Functions

Develop, design, and implement multiple innovative and inclusive adult recreation programs, sports activities and special events.  
Direct workflow, schedule, and monitor performance of assigned program staff.
Develop and monitor proposed program budgets, and fee schedules; apply for and administer grants;
Oversee program and event schedules; facility rentals; participant communication; marketing and community outreach; on-site evaluations of programs and special events, including coordinating volunteers for events and other programs.
Lead and facilitate programs, special events, and various staff trainings; organize logistics; assist with developing goals and objectives.
Monitor adherence to safety and risk management policies and procedures; assist with coordinating safety and training for recreation programs.
Conduct follow-up evaluations with program participants and staff; assess program success rates and recommend future changes; develop and implement various measurement tools for evaluating programs.
Oversee safety and sanitation of facilities and equipment, including maintenance, repair, and custodial management; manage inventory and purchase equipment and supplies.
Develop and maintain partnerships with various community organizations and entities, including schools, businesses, etc. 
Perform other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of facilitating recreation programming and special events, including program development and implementation, fundraising, directing and training staff and volunteers, etc.
Knowledge of or the ability to learn the principles and practices of public administration, including budgets, planning, policy development and implementation, risk mitigation, etc.
Knowledge of and ability interpret and promote departmental safety considerations, City safety policies, OSHA standards and guidelines, and the Americans for Disabilities Act.
Knowledge of the technical operations and skill in designing and facilitating multiple recreation programs and special events, including ropes courses, sports, outdoor recreation, and aquatics programs.
Skill in using various computer software and databases, including Microsoft 365, and the ability to learn job specific applications and equipment.
Skill in maintaining various recreation facilities, including athletic fields, gyms, etc.
Skill in managing multiple projects while prioritizing tasks with shifting priorities and timeline demands.
Skill in communicating, in person and writing, with the proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse individuals.
Ability to coordinate logistics for multiple programs and events.
Ability to maintain current knowledge, developments, and trends related to specific area of focus and/or assigned projects.
Ability to maintain and exhibit integrity and discretion in handling the confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to maintain and foster a culture of professionalism, adhere to departmental and City standards and specifications, and support a positive team environment.
Ability to participate in a customer focused and team-oriented environment, contributing as lead and collaborator, when necessary.
Ability to resolve conflict with facilitating outcomes while maintaining a calm demeanor.
Ability to learn City and departmental policies, procedures, and practices.
Working Conditions: 
Work environment may involve occasional exposure to unavoidable weather conditions, occupational hazards, and physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Duties may require driving City vehicles to transport youth of all ages to various recreational sites and facilities.

Qualifications and Additional Application Materials

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to five (5) years of recreation program lead experience, or another relevant field. 
Must have a valid Montana driver’s license with a verified acceptable driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. 
Must have First Aid/ CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications, or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. 
Wilderness First Responder certification, preferred. 

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