Recreation Supervisor – Programming, Youth, Family & Events

CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK invites applications for the position of:

Recreation Supervisor – Programming, Youth, Family & Events

SALARY:

$33.50 – $45.32 Hourly
$5,806.67 – $7,855.47 Monthly / $69,680.00 – $94,265.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/11/19

CLOSING DATE: 02/25/19 11:59 PM

POSITION SUMMARY:

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department is looking for a highly motivated and team-oriented individual who has a desire to make a difference in Brooklyn Park. This key leadership position works in the recreation division management team determining program outcomes and facility needs at the Zanewood Recreation Center. This division assesses youth and recreation program needs in the community and implements programs.

This position will work independently under the general supervision of the Zanewood Program & Facility Coordinator and management of the Youth Services Manager of the City of Brooklyn Park to develop innovative programs focused on quality, partnerships, and service to our community.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising a wide variety of community recreation programs. In order to maintain a high standard of quality this professional supervises and leads program specialists, part time and seasonal staff in the areas of child/teens/youth development, youth enrichment and family events.

This professional must be in charge of evaluating and effectiveness of programs, scheduling to implement programs for youth, teens and families at the Zanewood Recreation Center in partnership with the school district and community education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess community recreation program needs, research new strategies for meeting those needs and implement programs
  • Plan, direct, supervise and evaluate programs and services
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise part time and seasonal staff
  • Supervise program specialists for K- 5 programs and summer camps
  • Supervise teen program specialists and staff to support on site programming that includes direct service, relationship building and behavior management.
  • Plan, direct, implement and supervise events at Zanewood Recreation Center and out in community
  • Identify potential risks in advance, analyze them and take steps to reduce liability for city and ensure safety of participants and visitors.
  • Effectively respond and train staff to respond to crisis intervention needs with youth and families at Zanewood Recreation Center
  • Work with contract vendors to deliver specialty services and programs
  • Coordinate facility maintenance needs with facility coordinators and maintenance supervisors
  • Facilitate meetings for various work groups
  • Prepare program budgets and monitor expenditures of funds for program budgets
  • Seek alternative revenue sources
  • Engage community by creating volunteer leadership opportunities
  • Write materials to promote and market programs and events and increase participation in recreation programs
  • Develop and implement program quality evaluations to reach youth outcomes and submit reports
  • Determining the appropriate programs and make adjustments accordingly to program offerings to grow and develop
  • Solve customer problems, complaints to their satisfaction and within policy guidelinesCommunicate effectively and work cooperatively with city and department staff, schools, community groups and residents

MINIMUM AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Human/Services, Community Social Work, Education or Recreation and Parks or related field

Experience

• Five (5) years of experience organizing community recreation programs for youth, teens and families which includes:

o Five (5) years of experience supervising employees, including recruiting, hiring and conducting evaluations

o Three (3) years of experience with budget preparation and management of program budgets and funds

o One (1) year experience working with community organizations, youth clubs, social services agencies

o One (1) year experience working with diverse age and socioeconomic clients

Equivalency

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience preparing written materials to promote and market programs and services
  • Experience developing and implementing recreation programs in a municipal setting
  • Experience utilizing and coordinating the service of volunteers and partners
  • Ability to orally communicate effectively within all levels of the organization and write clear and concise reports, and written documents.
  • Ability to write, develop and create materials to promote recreation programs on social media
  • Must be an enthusiastic, creative and flexible leader who can manage multiple duties.
  • Clear and well-defined vision for, and commitment to, the unique role Youth Services plays in community building.
  • Experience working in group situations to generate programming ideas, collaborate efficiently, and solve problems collectively.
  • Proven ability to influence others, and build positive, effective working relationships.
  • Success in recruiting talented and culturally diverse individuals to deliver desired programs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding.
  • Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations and youth in challenging life situations
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali or Vietnamese language(s)

Background Check

The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Core Operational Values

Ability to work within the City’s value system where individuals are valued and respected for their unique differences, experiences, skills and knowledge.

INCLUSION: We value all people and diverse ideas

o Cultural competency

o Address economic, geographic and racial inequities o Include the people affected in decision-making

o Engagement is part of our DNA

PARTNERSHIP: We build trusting partnerships

o Working within and between departments

o Partnering with residents and community stakeholders

o Open and honest communication

ACCOUNTABILITY: We are accountable for our actions and results

o Ethical decisions

o Personal and professional responsibility

o Responsible stewardship of the community’s resources o Excellent service and results

LEARNING: We learn and improve each day

o Continuous improvement and innovation
o Opportunities for learning and training
o Thriving employee culture and learning environment o Professional and personal growth

BP2025 Goals

Ability to work towards a set of goals to further strengthen and grow the community.

  • UNITED COMMUNITY: A united and welcoming community strengthened by our diversity
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACES: Beautiful spaces and quality infrastructure make Brooklyn Park a unique destination
  • THRIVING ECONOMY: A balanced economic environment that empowers businesses and people to thrive
  • HEALTHY AND SAFE PEOPLE: People of all ages have what they need to feel healthy and safe
  • INCREASED EQUITY: Partnerships that increase racial and economic equity empower residents and neighborhoods to prosper
  • EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING GOVERNMENT: Effective and engaging government recognized as a leader

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Department/Division: Recreation and Parks Department/Youth Services

Anticipated Work Schedule: Full-time, exempt, non-union position subject to a flexible schedule that includes a standard eight (8)-hour work day; will include daytime, evening and weekend hours, generally Monday thru Friday, may require work on some select holidays.

Anticipated Hiring Wage: $33.50 – $45.32 per hour, depending on qualifications Pay Grade: E06

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.brooklynpark.org

5200 85th Avenue N Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

763-493-8016

Position #2019-00024-PM RECREATION SUPERVISOR – PROGRAMMING, YOUTH, FAMILY & EVENTS JL

[email protected]

Recreation Supervisor – Programming, Youth, Family & Events Supplemental Questionnaire

*  1. Which best describes your highest level of education in areas of Recreation & Parks, Human Services, Youth Development, Community Social Work, Education or related field?

  • No degree
  • High school diploma or equivalent Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Degree in unrelated field

*  2. Which level best describes your previous experience developing and monitoring budgets?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more

*  3. Which level best describes your previous experience in programs, youth, family and events?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more

*  4. What techniques have you found most useful in crisis intervention work and why? Please write ‘NA’ if you have little to no experience in this specific area.

*  5. Which level best describes your experience in program development for K-5?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

*  6. Which level best describes your experience in program development for teens?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

* 7. Which level best describes your experience in afterschool program development and implementation?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

* 8. Which level best describes your experience in summer camp development and implementation?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

* 9. Which level best describes your previous experience assessing program quality and evaluating programs?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

* 10. Which level best describes your previous experience in working with trauma-exposed youth?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

* 11. Describe the programming or work you have done with trauma-exposed youth. Please write “NA” if you have little to no experience in this specific area.

* 12. Which level best describes your previous supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring, training staff and conducting evaluations?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years to less than 6 years
  • 6 years to less than 7 years
  • 7 years to less than 8 years
  • 8 or more years

* 13. The City is seeking two Recreation Supervisors. Would you also like to be considered for the Recreation Supervisor – Outreach & Intervention position?

  • Yes, I would like to be considered for both the Recreation Supervisor positions (1) Outreach & Intervention AND (2) Programs, Youth & Family position.
  • No, I would like to only be considered for the Programs, Youth & Family position.

* 14. In your opinion, which focused area are you best suited for in regards to your experience, education and skills?

  • Outreach & Intervention
  • Recreation Programming

* 15. Are you able to fluently speak, write, and understand any of the following languages? (Check all that apply)

  • Spanish
  • Hmong
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese
  • American Sign Language
  • None of the Above

* 16. Which veteran’s preference points, if any, are you claiming?

  • Not claiming veteran’s preference Veteran’s preference
  • Disabled veteran’s preference Spouse of a deceased veteran Spouse of a disabled veteran

* Required Question

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