Recreation Supervisor

James City County Parks & Recreation
James City County (Williamsburg), Virginia
Job Type
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$28,823 per year or higher DOQ plus Full Time County Benefits
Required Education
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 48 semester hours of college credit coursework; bachelor’s degree in recreation, education or child care related field preferred; childcare certificate or credential from state-licensed approved program also acceptable


James City County Parks and Recreation Department seeks and enthusiastic individual to perform responsible work overseeing daily operations of state-licensed before and after school, summer camp programs or other recreation classes, camps, activities or events for families and individuals of a variety of ages and abilities; oversees staff and conducts daily program planning and scheduling, activity leadership, site record keeping and staff management for preschool, elementary and/or teen programs. Responsibilities

  • Implements and ensures compliance with State-licensed program rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Provides effective supervision of assigned staff including selection, training, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.
  • Organizes, leads, teaches and oversees a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, sports, outdoor games, educational program components, etc. for varying age groups and skill levels; supervises participants on field trips; plans daily activity and snack schedule; coordinates family involvement and other site special events.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with participants, parents, school staff, administrative officials and other community partners; works with parents and school staff to address behavioral needs and special accommodations; provides information to the public; implements program surveys and collects patron feedback; responds to customer inquiries and/or complaints; may be asked to represent the Division on interagency councils, committees, community agencies and groups.
  • Ensures a safe environment and proper use, inventory and upkeep of site facilities, vehicles, supplies and equipment; develops and enforces site rules; opens, closes and secures facility daily.
  • Implements and ensures compliance with State-licensed program rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Maintains program within budget limitations; keeps accurate records/statistics and completes necessary site paperwork; reports all accidents, incidents, and disciplinary actions to supervisor.

Required Experience

Some experience in staff management, instructional procedures and practices, and working with children of different ages and abilities, preferably in a recreational, state-licensed, or educational setting; some supervisory experience preferred.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
Must possess or be able to successfully complete or obtain within 60 days of hire: certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Medicine Administration; training in passenger van safety and County sponsored OSHA training.
Knowledge of stages of growth and development, safety and health practices of different age groups and abilities, different types of demographics and associated needs and planning different recreational activities.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction; and leadership techniques, principles and procedures to assign work, schedule and train assigned staff.
Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite; and arts and crafts, sports and games.
Ability to work effectively in a team setting and with children, families, staff and community partners and contacts; solve complex problems and work efficiently and effectively under pressure such as deadlines or emergencies; work under minimal supervision.

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