Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with experience with a complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and possible bonus.
Reports to: Sports & Fitness Center Vice President & General Manager
Applications: Applications accepted until position is filled. Position available immediately.
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to GusL@ability360org. Please reference "Program Manager" in the subject line of your email.
Job Description: This is a full-time, exempt Program Manager position, specializing in Recreation Therapy. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising therapeutic recreation programs and services for Sports & Fitness Center members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hours: Work schedule requires a great deal of flexibility and is dependent upon program needs and will include some evenings and weekends.
Please only apply if you can fulfill the time requirements.
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision is exercised over therapeutic recreation staff, interns, students, and volunteers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of Recreation Therapy principles, theories and techniques. Advanced knowledge of adaptive equipment in fitness, aquatics, sports and recreation programs. Knowledge of recreation programs risk management. Excellent public relations and customer service skills; verbal and written communication skills; planning, organizational, supervision, and problem solving skills. Ability to use independent judgment and initiative. Ability to manage emergency situations. Basic computer skills, including word processing. Exceptional ability to work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and Sports & Fitness Center members.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and five years of progressive work experience in program leadership and supervision of therapeutic recreation programs. Master's degree preferred. Program experience to include working with individuals that have a wide variety of abilities; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above-described duties. At least five years of CTRS certification required and adaptive aquatic experience a plus.
Applicant must have at least five years of experience working with people with disabilities. Must have current First Aid and CPR/AED certification. Clean criminal background required.
Working Conditions: Pressures and stress of the position include dealing with crisis situations, meeting deadlines and supporting a wide variety of participant and staff needs. High level of responsibility, including supervision of TR staff, volunteers and interns.