The Town of South Kingstown is seeking an experienced recreation professional to join the Parks and Recreation team as the next Recreation Superintendent. The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to serving the needs of the community by providing enriching recreation experiences and quality facilities, and the Department is responsible for managing South Kingstown’s public parkland and recreation facilities and offering of a wide variety of activities and programming for the community. The Recreation Division plans and coordinates over 500 classes, programs, and events annually, with choices for all age groups and interests - arts, music, sports, fitness, community education, seasonal fun, and so much more. Through creativity and forward-thinking, the Recreation Division strives to offer a diverse, year round programming calendar for the entire community, with a mix of new programming and favorites like the Summer Concert Series, Discovery Camp, and the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Old Mountain Field.
The highly visible position of Recreation Superintendent reports to the Leisure Services Director, and is a member of the Town’s management team. The Recreation Superintendent is responsible for leading the overall operations of the Recreation Division and plans, directs, manages, and oversees all personnel, activities, and operations of the Recreation Division, which also includes the Town Beach at Matunuck and the Stepping Stone Preschool Program. The Recreation Superintendent develops and manages a year-round calendar of recreational programs and events; assists with planning and coordination of community wide special events and parades; prepares the Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal program brochures; manages community outreach, promotional marketing, and digital media for the Department; oversees the scheduling and reservations for indoor recreation facility space; and works closely with the Personnel Division to recruit, hire, and train a variety of part time and seasonal staff to support the Division’s programming. Duties include administrative, supervisory, and professional work; preparation and management of the Division’s annual operating budget; procurement of goods and services including preparation of bid specs; preparation of work schedule and shift staffing; and supervision of all Division staff. The Recreation Superintendent also supports the Friends of South Kingstown Parks and Recreation; manages the Parks and Recreation Department Scholarship Program; and helps provide guidance to Town Administration and municipal boards and commissions, including the Recreation Commission.
This position requires someone with enthusiasm and a passion for recreation, exceptional people skills, and considerable knowledge of modern parks and recreation administration, programs, and facilities management. To be considered, applicants must possess a proven track record of sound administrative, financial, supervisory, and general management skills; experience in planning and management of recreation programming and events; have the ability to provide leadership in training and supervising staff; have knowledge of cash handling, invoicing, and reconciliation procedures; knowledge of office management procedures, practices, and systems; a demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, stay organized, and exercise independent judgement in decision making and carrying out responsibilities; excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with the public, fellow employees, Town officials, and other agencies in a courteous manner. Applicants must possess strong computer skills, including word processing, excel, database management, as well as online recreation software applications for program registration, facility rental and scheduling, and social media; experience with Rec Pro and MUNIS preferred. This position is considered essential, and must be available for all shifts, and during storms, weather, and other emergency events.
To apply, please submit your application, cover letter, and resume to email@example.com or by mail to the Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications are available for download on the Town’s website www.southkingstownri.com. Application materials will be accepted through Wednesday November 18th, 2020. EOE M/F/D/V
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or a related field, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management of parks and recreation programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Professional Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is preferred upon hire, and is required to be obtained within one year of employment. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and background investigation is required.
Additional Salary Information: This full time position has a salary associated with Non-Union Grade 13 starting at $78,197 and includes a comprehensive benefit package as detailed within the Town’s Non-Union Employee Benefit Summary.
About TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN
The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, a suburban coastal community of approximately 30,000
residents, is seeking a highly experienced professional to join the Parks and Recreation Department management team in the role of Recreation Superintendent.