Parks and Recreation Manager - Recreation

City of College Station | College Station, TX

Posted Date 9/20/2022

Under administrative direction, the Recreation Manager directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Recreation Division (Lincoln Recreation Center, Southwood Community Center, Aquatics, Senior Services and Recreation Programming) within the City's Parks and Recreation Department and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director and/or Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation. Responsibilities include overall administration and implementation of assigned Division including development of Division objectives and design and implementation of supporting units, programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives.

Principal Duties


  1. Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities.
  2. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  3. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  4. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  5. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of assigned Division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
  6. Serve as the liaison for assigned Parks & Recreation Division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; attend and participate in organizational and community meetings, committees and boards as necessary.
  7. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Director of Parks and Recreation; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to recreation programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  8. Gather and interpret statistical and fiscal data; prepare and submit a variety of reports and memoranda on a number of recreation related subjects.
  9. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; respond to inquiries or requests for service from interested community groups and citizens; interprets City policy for community groups, commissions, advisory boards, and citizens; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.




Bachelors Degree in Parks and Recreation or a field related to area of assignment and five (5) years experience related to area of assignment, including supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Available for emergency response.  Valid Texas Driver's License.

Masters Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.  Five (5) years supervisory experience.


Supplemental Information


Position posted until filled or closing date. 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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