Recreation Supervisor

Recreation Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Concord

Website Town of Concord, MA


The Town of Concord seeks an enthusiastic and team-oriented leader for the position of Recreation Supervisor. Recreation Supervisors assist in the organization and development of various recreation programs in an operation that employs approximately 15 full time employees and 150+ seasonal employees with an annual budget of approx. $4 mil.  The Recreation Supervisor team manages all programs and events and works collaboratively to assure success. Specifically, this person will oversee the Department’s summer programs, summer camps, and afterschool programs at Concord public schools. Candidates should have a proven track record of successfully managing staff and designing innovative programs and be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring program safety.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.  CPRP preferred. This is a full-time, exempt position; weekend and evening work may be required to attend events and meetings.

Full salary range: $71,573- $ 100,214/year; starting salary based on qualifications.  Compensation package includes paid leave, insurance options, a pension benefit and a free swim and fitness center membership!

Applications will continue to be accepted until filled. The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application.

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including criminal, motor vehicle and credit record checks, a physical exam, and a drug screening.  Costs for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.

The Town of Concord, MA is an EEO Employer.  We value diversity and welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply.



Under the general supervision of the Assistant Recreation Director, Recreation Supervisors assist in the organization and development of various recreation programs. Depending on the Department’s need, Recreation Supervisors are responsible for one of the following areas of operation: 1) Vendor contracts for youth and adult sports/school programming, Specialty Camps, and special event help 2) Special Events, vacation programming, and specialty programming or 3) Summer Camp and youth and adult sports.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under their direction and control. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

¨       Works collaboratively with other Recreation Supervisors to organize, facilitate and develop various recreation programs. Organizes and directs department special events and fundraisers; manages or participates in planning committees/teams. Oversees marketing, enrollment, and registration of various programs.


¨       Places equipment and apparel orders, and shops supplies needed for various programs. Performs administrative/office functions as needed; organizes various mailings.


¨       Assists with the development and monitoring of the Recreation Division’s operating budget to maintain fiscal accountability.


¨       Supports the Childcare Manager with support at an afterschool childcare site located at one of the Town’s three elementary schools.


¨       Recruits, trains, supervises, and schedules part time staff. Reviews payroll.


¨       Coordinates with other staff and Town Departments to ensure that Recreation facilities are well maintained. Provides recommendations for improvements and needs for the operations.


¨       Creates, updates, and maintains current and accurate content for the Town’s website, program guide and registration software. Assists with ongoing marketing including press releases and social media.


¨       Responds to public inquiries regarding Department services and programs via telephone, email, written correspondence, or during site visits and tours.


¨       Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.


¨       Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.



Directly supervises the activities and performance and provides functional oversight to program staff and volunteers, as needed. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Concord’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, training and recommending hire of employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; assisting with performance management; helping to address complaints and resolve problems.



¨       Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Leisure Studies or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


¨       Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record and ability to provide personal transportation during work hours.


¨       Current Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.


¨       CPR, AED training, and First Aid preferred (required within 6 months).


¨       Lifeguard certification preferred.



¨       Working knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation management; considerable knowledge of all activities that comprise childcare programs, summer camp programs, or special events and youth/adult sports.


¨       Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public, co-workers, other employees, departments, officials, and other agencies. Ability to organize people and programs.


¨       Ability to work evenings and weekend hours as necessary to effectively coordinate, supervise, and monitor programs.


¨       Competency using computer systems and ability to learn automated registration system (MyRec).




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the physical demands (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Majority of work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and /or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished.


Operates computer, printer, video display terminal, typewriter, calculator, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and all other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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