City of Garland, TX

Recreation Director

4 weeks ago
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
USD $85,134.00/Yr.
USD $111,946.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Parks and Recreation

Position Summary

Responsible for directing the operations and business functions of the City’s recreation, athletic/aquatic and senior citizen programs and facilities to ensure the community and its citizens are served effectively.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Direct the recreation, athletic/aquatic and senior citizen operations and facilities.
  2. Develop, coordinate and implement the objectives of the department including performance measures, service improvements and capital improvements.
  3. Oversee the annual Recreation Division operating budget; analyze revenue projections and monitor department expenditures.
  4. Research, coordinate and manage the implementation of new activities and programs developed at each facility.
  5. Evaluate staff performance, assess training needs and develop improvements to workflow.
  6. Develop pricing and operational policies to maximize public use of Department facilities and programs.
  7. Oversee the development and the effectiveness of promotional advertising programs and marketing material distribution throughout the community.
  8. Assist with city wide special events coordination
  9. Collaborates with the design and development division on recreation facility plans

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

  • Education/ Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Business Administration or a related field of study.
  • 7-10 years experience in Parks and/or Recreation Administration
  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the management or coordination of a major recreational function

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Extensive knowledge of procedures, methods and techniques regarding budget/revenue preparation and control
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and safety regulations regarding recreational administration
  • Extensive knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning, and administration
  • General understanding of reading facilities architectural blueprint floor plans
  • Skill in monitoring and evaluating program results and demonstrating outcomes both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Ability to present to City Council


Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license
City of Garland Defensive Driving Certification within 6 months of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Championing Change
Customer Focus
Decisive Judgment
Driving for Quality Results
Interpersonal Communication
Managing Others

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Four-year college degree
7 years experience in Parks and/or Recreation Administration or related practice
3 years of supervisory/management experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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