The Recreation Facilities Manager oversees a broad range of services and activities within the City’s major recreation facilities and parks, including competition level sports complexes and events to meet the needs of specific user group demands while maximizing the values and benefits of these facilities for the community at large. Requires substantial contact with the public in a fast-paced environment and an ability to collaborate with and make presentations to park board members, business and tourism industry leaders, citizens, and user groups.
Core duties and responsibilities to include:
Coordinate and provide direction to the recreation events staff and maintenance crews responsible for the rentals and activities at regional and community athletic and recreation facilities.
Maximize facility use for programs, outside rentals, and special events.
Provide leadership for staff in performing duties, such as staffing events and maintenance.
Secure sponsorships, vendors, and concessionaires. Provide promotion of facilities and events, pricing and fee structures, cost-benefit analysis, and event and site evaluation.
Assist with strategic planning for department, prepare a variety of reports and planning documents as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management or other relevant field and three years of facility management experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
Or two years of Supervisory Experience and any equivalent combination of education and Recreation Facilities Management experience equivalent to seven years.
Verified Acceptable Driving Record
Priority screening will begin on July 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. It is in your best interest to apply by this date.
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance Benefits, Fit City Wellness Program, Public Employees Retirement, Vacation, Sick leave, Employee Assistance Program.
About Missoula Parks and Recreation
The City of Missoula is in the heart of the northern Rockies. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, blue ribbon trout streams, and is surrounded by National Forest lands, including the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The population is approximately 70,000. Missoula residents rank high in their per capita participation in outdoor and organized sports, art, culture, and music. While budgets are challenging, citizens demonstrate exceptional support of their parks and recreation services. In addition to City provided public lands and programs, residents of Missoula are within minutes of Snowbowl Ski Area, and less than half a day from Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Missoula is a mecca for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, art, music and more. Missoula also offers wide varieties of education for all ages through public, parochial, experiential, and alternative learning opportunities. Missoula is the shopping and service center of western Montana. Additionally, Missoula attracts some of the greatest research and medical/health professionals in the nation due to the many recreation opportunities offered.... Missoula has been designated among the Top 100 Communities for Kids. Missoula Parks and Recreation is a dynamic department charged with maintaining most of Missoula's public spaces, which include the Urban Forest, 3600 acres of conservation lands, 400 acres of parkland with the development of a new 156 acre Fort Missoula Regional Park, and miles of commuter and recreation trails. The Department operates state of the art aquatic facilities including Currents, an indoor water park and fitness pool as well as Splash MT, a full service outdoor water park. The Department prides itself on successful public process and empowerment. It demonstrates that success through continued implementation of adopted plans such as; the Urban Area Comprehensive Master Parks and Recreation Plan, Open Space Plan, Conservation Lands Management Plan, Transportation Plan (including non-motorized). Friends of the Urban Forest, Missoula's newest advocacy group, is just now forming.
The City of Missoula is committed to building and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage diversity in age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political ideas, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make individuals unique. Reasonable accommodations in the selection process are provided, upon request, for individuals with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.