Recreation & Aquatics Supervisor

Applications due 03/15/19

Job Description:

Location: Pier Park, Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

The Grosse Pointe Farms Parks & Recreation Department is committed to provide families with
enjoyable experiences
through a wide range of programs such as youth swimming, tennis lessons, aerobic classes, archery
and swim team to name a few. Pier Park is home to our Parks and Recreation Department which hosts
special events throughout the year. The harbor at Pier Park has 333 boat slips which are rented
from May 1-November 1. Other amenities at Pier Park include; swimming pool, splash park, wading
pool, beach, tennis and paddle courts, refrigerated ice rink, picnic areas, rentable areas and
meeting spaces.

General Statement of Duties:
The Recreation & Aquatics Supervisor is a full-time position responsible for hiring, training and
supervising all Aquatic staff. This position is responsible for the coordination and operations of
our swimming lessons and swim team along with assisting with other Parks & Recreation duties such
as but not limited to: developing and overseeing recreational programs/special events, facility
rentals, updating of department website, overseeing Dog Park and Park Pass operations, program
registration and other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Work is performed under supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation

Responsibilities of Recreation & Aquatics Supervisor:
➢ Interview, hire, train, schedule and supervise all Aquatic Staff.
➢ Coordinate and oversee the operation of our summer Swim Team. This includes hiring of coaches,
overseeing weekly practices, swim meets and working with other communities.
➢ Maintain all written records and reports as required by the City, Health Department and other
➢ Develop and supervise recreational programming and special events.
➢ Supervision of part-time staff including orientation, training, scheduling and evaluation.
➢ Assist in the operation of our Dog Park which includes handing residents phone calls,
purchasing supplies and
issuing of dog park access fobs.
➢ Recruit volunteers for programs and special events; coordinate proper training.
➢ Assist in the marketing and promotions for Pier Park and related aquatic, recreation and
special event
➢ Assist in purchasing of recreation, aquatic and park supplies.
➢ Assist in budget preparation and development; financial record keeping.
➢ Assist with office operations which includes but not limited to answering telephone calls,
helpings residents
register for programs, facility rentals and issuing of park passes.
➢ Maintain effective communication with residents by promptly returning all telephone messages or
➢ Attend Parks & Harbor Committee Meetings and other meetings as required.
➢ assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
➢ Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field.
➢ A minimum of (3) years of related work experience in a municipal or commercial recreation
➢ Certified Parks Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification preferred, if not attained prior
to employment
must be attained within 6 months of employment.
➢ Possess either Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certifications,
American Red
Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
➢ American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or attain within 6 months of employment.
➢ American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) or attain within 6 months of employment.
➢ Ability to work a flexible schedule. This includes working evenings, weekends, and holidays, as
➢ Experience with RecPro is preferred but not required.
➢ Ability to work effectively with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
➢ Positive communications with the public and staff
➢ Efficient computer skills including Word, Excel and Power Point.
➢ Efficient written skills; assist with reports and development of promotional materials.
➢ Ability to react to emergency situations and provide first aid, CPR, and AED administration.

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Interested candidates review the job posting should submit a copy of their Resume with a Cover Letter along with the official City of Grosse Pointe Farms Job Application and Background Waiver to:

City of Grosse Pointe Farms
Attn: Derrick Kozicki, Assistant City Manager
90 Kerby Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Deadline to apply for this position is Friday, March 15, 2019. Any position related questions should be directed to Chris Galatis, Director of Parks & Recreation via email [email protected]

Contact Information

Chris Galatis, Director of Parks and Recreation

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