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Job Title: Recreation Division Administrator
Department: Athens-Clarke Co. Leisure Services Dept.
Location: Athens, Georgia
Application Deadline: 2018-03-26
Minimum Education: 4 Year College Degree
Minimum Experience: 3 Years
Salary: $53,631 - $69,720
Date Posted: 2018-03-05
Last Updated: 2018-03-05
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Contact Method: Phone, Email, or Mail
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Looking for a job that will provide a work day full of opportunities to motivate staff and enhance the quality of life through outstanding recreational programs and amazing
facilities? How about sharing your public recreational expertise and leadership skills with the award winning Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department? Then this might just be the perfect career move for you!
T he Leisure Services Department is seeking a Recreation Division Administrator to manage facilities including community centers, sports complexes, aquatics, and a tennis center, along with extensive programming including afterschool activities, athletics, special events and camps.
A bout Us: ACC Leisure Services is one of the largest departments in the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, providing outstanding arts, athletics,
environmental, and recreational programming. Maintaining more than 2,500 acres the Department serves the entire community of over 100,000 residents and is a regional
destination for many visitors.
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to manage and evaluate staff, programs, finances, services and operations as assigned within the Leisure Services Department. Under limited direction, guides self and/or leads staff in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of programs, operations and functions. Contributes to the Leisure Services Department management team through leadership, management, administration, planning and project delivery. Performs additional tasks as assigned.
Job Related Requirements WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 Evening, weekend and holiday work
may be required. REPORTS TO: Leisure Services Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt CLASSIFICATION: Regular Non-Merit - Serves at the discretion of the Department
PAY GRA DE: 25 ($53,631 - $69,720 depending on qualifications)
May be required to work on religious holidays.
Regular and predictable attendance is required .
Must work cooperatively with others. When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC\'s safe driving policy. MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Bachelor\'s degree in a related field with five years of related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess three years supervisory experience. Must possess a valid driver\'s license. Must possess a minimum of three years full-time programming experience in recreational program delivery.
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, and provides operations management at
assigned facilities. Recruits staff and recommends for hire; handles employee concerns, directs work assignments, counsels and disciplines employees when necessary, and
completes employee performance appraisals. Assists with new employee orientation, ongoing training and professional development of assigned staff.
Observes and reviews operations, staffing levels, programs, etc. for optimum efficiency and effectiveness, and reports recommended changes when needed. Attends various
work unit programs to evaluate and support programs.
Coordinates the collection of data and analyzes it to assess programs, services and operations. Provides necessary reports to the Director or designee. Prepares and implements short and long term goals and objectives.
Develops operating and capital improvement budgets including a five-year plan; manages expenditures and revenues of assigned cost center budgets. Administers and manages the planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of projects, programs and activities.
Negotiates, drafts, reviews, and re commends contracts and agreements. Serves as liaison to other government, non-profit, private and/or special interest groups
or members of the public as assigned; provides technical expertise, and professional assistance/participation.
Researches, plans, evaluates, and analyzes appropriate technological development and its impact on operations.
Enforces department/government policies, procedures, rules, regulations and ordinances; keeps staff informed of appropriate departmental/governmental changes in a timely fashion. Researches, writes, manages and administers donations and grants for program and
facility enhancements. Coordinates with other divisions and departments the planning, organizing, and
implementation of shared programs and services.
Prepares Department for agency accreditation and ensures its continued future accreditation. Shares after-hours emergency duty coverage with Division staff. Responds directly to emergency after-hours calls from supervisor.
Writes, revises and/or reviews Department and/or Division policies as needed and directed. Writes agenda reports as assigned.

Performs special projects and duties as assigned by Department Director.
Works with assigned staff to develop and periodically update Department programming
plan covering current year and 3-5 years, including programming philosophy, activity
selection, type and scope of programs, and outreach initiatives.
Works with staff to develop specific and measurable program objectives and performance
measurements for programs and services.
Develops systematic processes for program and services evaluation; analyzes and uses
data to consistently improve program and service quality.
Stays current with recreation and leisure trends, and periodically assesses linkage to
department\'s programming goals and objectives.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of the Athens-Clarke County Government and the operations and functions of the Leisure Services Department.
Knowledge of sound management practices, human resource management/personnel,
financial administration and management, long range planning, policy development, grant
writing, non-profit organizations, and policies and procedures as necessary in the
completion of daily responsibilities.
Knowledge of recreation program planning, to include development of a recreation
programming plan, program and service determinants, participant involvement, fee
determination, cooperative programming, establishment of program objectives, program
evaluation, community outreach, program scope, selection of program content and
program and service statistics.
Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards, and regulations
pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job.
Knowledge of organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational and educational administration,
departmental rules and regulations, funding and development resources, community
resources, supervisory practices, accounting and bookkeeping practices.
Knowledge and skill in the use of office equipment, various software programs, desktop
publishing, and audiovisual equipment.
Ability to develop and keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations,
budgetary, and equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to division/department, fund
raising, marketing, grant writing and human resource/personnel operations and activities.
Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and interact with subordinates,
management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in
the activities of the Athens-Clarke County government as they relate to the Leisure
Services Department.
Ability to lead teams, and to professionally and effectively serve as a team member.
Ability to develop and administer policies and procedures, train staff in the development
of facility and division performance measures, plan activities to monitor performance of

subordinates against measured established goals.
Ability to develop and implement short-term and long-range goals for the Division and
Department in order to promote effectiveness, efficiency, and appropriate development in
accordance with changing community needs.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including
the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be
implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.
Ability to assemble information and make written reports, documents, policies, proposals,
and procedures in a concise, clear, and effective manner.
Ability to develop, comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related
P HYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery
and equipment including a computer, LED projector and copier. Must be able to use body
members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking,
standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing,
talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force
occasionally. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable
functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent
from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires t he ability to hear, speak and/or signal
people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving assignments
and/or directions to co-workers and assistants as well as from supervisors.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of reports, proposals, requests,
registers, applications and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and
methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare reports, proposals, articles,
notices, letters, memos and miscellaneous documents using prescribed formats and
conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to
speak to people and groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principle s and
techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary
occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to ex plain
procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate
effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional
languages including legal terminology.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and
subtract totals; multiply and divide; utilize determine percentages; interpret graphs;
perform statistical calculations.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length,
width, and shape, visually with a computer and copier.
MOTOR COORDINATION: May require the ability to
coordinate hands, fingers, and eyes
accurately in using a computer and copier. Requires the ability to use the keyboard, lift,
bend, push, and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as a
computer, telephone and copier. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or
turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal
levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require the ability to differentiate between colors and
shades of color.
INTERPERSON AL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond
giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable
stress when confronted with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking -
expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature
of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.
375 Satula Avenue
Human Resources Department
Athens, GA 30601
Position #2018-00922