About this Opportunity!
Recreation Manager - Licensed Preschool & Camps
(Full Time, Exempt)
Salary: $57,600 - $73,380 per year
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation, this
position is responsible for the overall oversight and coordination of
comprehensive childcare programs including licensed summer and school
break day camps, year-round preschool and other various youth programs
across multiple facilities. Responsible to ensure compliance and
maintenance of appropriate certifications and licensures as required
by the State and Department of Human Services.
- Plan, coordinate and lead the daily operations and staff in
childcare and youth programs at a variety of SSPRD facilities.
- Ensure all licenses, certifications, staff and participant files,
and inspections are up to date and on file, in compliance with all
applicable laws and regulatory agencies such as Colorado Department
of Human Services, TriCounty Health, local Fire Departments, and the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Serve as program staff including, but not limited to Camp
Director, Preschool Director and instructor based on current
- Expand current program offerings to include additional locations
and services to meet budget goals and community needs.
- Work cooperatively with various District divisions, such as
facilities, registration, administration and communications to
ensure successful programs and a positive customer experience.
- Enforce high operation and risk management standards through
combination of staff training, adequate procedures, enforcement and
- Respond appropriately to program related emergencies such as
evacuations, medical emergencies, suspicious behavior, etc. Includes
performing first aid as trained, completing incident and accident
reports, and following up accordingly to district and state
procedures in a timely manner. Correct or inform supervisor of any
hazards; complete routine walkthroughs of program areas.
- Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate assigned staff;
provide or coordinate staff training, and work with employees to
- Provide a high level of customer service both internally and
externally, including maintaining professional and timely
communication through effective verbal and written methods.
- Prepare and monitor budgets, managing revenues and expenditures.
Including interpreting and generating various financial reports. May
prepare purchase orders, RFP’s, journal transfers, profit/loss
reports, fee increase proposals and invoice requests.
- Prepare and manage registration systems for programs including
class creation, various reports and communication. Encourage
participants to register for future sessions and programs through
various marketing efforts and promoting a positive image to the public.
- Maintain records and generate reports as directed, including but
not limited to attendance reports, program reports, payroll
documentation, incident/accident reports and personnel evaluations.
- Develop and maintain relationships with several vendors, outside
user groups and community partners as it relates to areas of supervision.
- Purchase and maintain inventory for the program and facility equipment.
- Determine community needs by evaluating programs and activities;
makes recommendations for improvement and future development, and
- Develop capital improvement plans and oversee approved projects
within areas of supervision; working collaboratively with a variety
of District staff to ensure successful and timely completion.
- Plan and organize special events. May include oversight of
volunteers, soliciting vendors, partners and donations.
- Attend program, department, district and community meetings and
trainings, as well as potentially serve on a variety of committees.
- Assist with a variety of District and community-wide special events.
- Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stays
abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of recreational services.
- Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.
This job description should not be construed to imply that these
requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents
may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any
other related duties, as may be required.
Education and/or Experience:
- An Associate's Degree Degree in Elementary Education, Human
Services, Recreation Administration or other related field required.
A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in licensed childcare program
management including personnel supervision. Supervisory experience
- A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:
- Must meet appropriate Large Childcare Center Director
requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as
required by the State of Colorado’s Department of Human Services
within 30 days of hire.
- Current certifications in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions
and Medical Administration or the ability to obtain such
certifications within 30 days of hire.
- Satisfactory criminal background check including Colorado Bureau
of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review
as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within
five (5) working days of employment.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License or the ability to
obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must have excellent communication, customer service and problem
- Must be able to supervise, coach and evaluate numerous staff on
safety, instruction techniques, equipment use, problem solving, and
customer service and industry trends.
- Must have significant knowledge of planning and organization of
childcare programming; recreation and its application; safety and
emergency first-aid procedures; program management; customer service
principles; and budget management.
- Must be proficient in childcare licensing standards to ensure compliance.
- Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
(including Excel, Word, Outlook and Publisher).
- Must be willing to work a varied work schedule which may include
some evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
- Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and
high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
- Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with
coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and
vendors in a professional manner.
Material and Equipment Used
To successfully perform the required job duties, this position
regularly uses a phone, computer with a variety of software systems,
printer, fax and other common office equipment. This position also
regularly uses and operates first-aid supplies and equipment. This
position is required to drive a motor vehicle to various District and
off site facilities.
This position requires work in a variety of settings including
working indoors and outdoors subject to variable weather conditions,
ecosystems, and landscape. Regularly works with children in busy
recreation facility environment subject to continuous interruptions
and loud background noises.
Stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time. Handles and operates
objects and equipment, reaches outward and above shoulder to carry,
pull, push or lift up to 20 lbs. May need to pick up children. May
occasionally climb, crawl, squat, knee and lift up to 40 lbs. and
carry, pull, push or lift 60 lbs. or more with or without assistance.
The employee must be able to see close up and at a distance with
vision acuity and the ability to adjust focus allowing a broad field
of vision. The employee must communicate clearly and effectively, must
understand and be understood.
This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work
environment and physical demands.
Employee Benefits & Perks at
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision package
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement packages with employer contribution/match
- Free Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time off including vacation time, sick leave, personal leave
- District paid life insurance and long term disability
- FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
- Discounts on recreation classes and golf
- Opportunities for training and promotion from within
- To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit
package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org
Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the
environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational
services and programs.
We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of
I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of
Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service
recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two
ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports
dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature
center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and
open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more
than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis
courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.