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Recreation Directors oversee programs in public and private parks, sports facilities, and community centers. Their resumes reflect such skills as developing, designing, and teaching recreation initiatives to the recreation staff; supervising recreation activities for 900 students; acting as the administrative assistant to the managing director; and overseeing staff development, camp discipline, first aid, and equipment repair. Sample resumes show that a bachelor's degree in recreation, parks and leisure studies is required to earn certification in this field.

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1

Recreation Director

Promoted From Assistant Director (2006-2007)

  • Developed and implemented meaningful recreation services for all customers based on needs, interests, and abilities while encouraging customers, families, and team
  • Supervised and managed recreation team and volunteer team to assure delivery of quality services to customers
  • Evaluated effectiveness of recreation services through qualitative and quantitative
  • Monitored and prepared monthly and yearly budget of department and reported on variances; controlled costs and maintained financial stability for the company while
  • Effectively communicated and interpreted the goals and methods of the department to all corporate personnel, center team members, community resources, and families
  • Served as a members of the center management team by participating in risk
  • Oriented new team member and provided regularly scheduled training and education to other team members
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
2

Recreation Director

Planned and directed the activity program for a 140-bed skilled nursing facility based upon assessed resident needs, while adhering to state and federal requirements.

  • Recruited, trained, and supervised part-time staff and volunteers.
  • Assisted in development and implementation of resident care plans.
  • Assisted in daily operations of facility, including customer service, prospective resident tours, and family support.
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Parks And Recreation Management
3

Recreation Director, Wyoming Recreation Department

Oversaw a staff of 6 full time professionals.

  • Oversaw the operations and staff of the Wyoming Recreation Center, Wyoming Family Aquatic Center and Wyoming Civic Center.
  • Developed and oversaw a 1.3 million dollar, operation and maintenance budget for the Wyoming Recreation Center, Wyoming Family Aquatic Center and Wyoming Civic Center.
  • Developed the annual budget and provided monthly reports to ensure adequate control and efficient use of financial resources.
  • Developed and administered collaborative or shared service efforts with other communities, local businesses and or school districts all designed around the idea of saving dollars and ensuring strong community relationships and community sustainability
  • Developed and administered a number of evaluations and tracking mechanisms to ensure quality service delivery. Along with identifying performance measurements and evaluation processes for trends, marketing and quality customer service delivery.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Criminal Justice
BA
Public Administration
Management
4

Recreation Director

Managed and supervised Recreation Department's daily operation.

  • Implemented and designated work tasks to recreation staff and volunteers.
  • Kept and maintained monthly expenses log as well as staff monthly work schedules
  • Hired, trained and retained qualified employee for the department.
  • Participated in administrative conferences and department head meetings.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
5

Recreation Director

Promoted From Assistant Director (2006-2007)

  • Evaluated effectiveness of recreation services through qualitative and quantitative
  • Managed and shared data with key stakeholders and personnel to improve customer
  • Monitored and prepared monthly and yearly budget of department and reported on variances; controlled costs and maintained financial stability for the company while
  • Effectively communicated and interpreted the goals and methods of the department to all corporate and center level personnel, including Federal Regulations
  • Served as a member of the center management team by participating in risk
  • Developed and implemented meaningful recreation services for all customers, including
  • Planned, coordinated, and managed center events including open houses, holiday
  • Developed and implemented team building experiences to enhance better
  • Supervised and managed recreation team and volunteer team to assure delivery of quality services to customers
  • Oriented new team members and provided regularly scheduled training and education to all team members including monthly and annual education and human resources updates
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
6

Parks and Recreation Director

Manage and supervise daily operations of six city-owned parks totaling 99 acres

  • Provide leadership and direction to seven full-time and nine part-time employees
  • Assure that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; implement cost
  • Plan, coordinate and direct a diverse, year-round, city-wide parks and recreation program to include Fourth of July celebration, Old Timers' Festival, annual 5K run, and Christmas parade;
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Aviation Technology And Management
7

Recreation Director

Prepared monthly activity calendars, supervised staff and volunteers, maintained and wrote new policies and procedures, completed residents' chart documentation, completed weekly payroll, scheduled staff and volunteers, maintained departmental budget and petty cash, knowledge of basic computer skills, created signs and posters, scheduled entertainment, completed MDS 3.0, answered phone calls in office, maintained good customer service with residents and family members, member of the following committees: safety, infection control, quality assurance, restraint and interdisciplinary care conference. When required would act as weekend administrator.

  • When needed would assist social work department with documentation on residents' charts and completion of MDS 2.0 and 3.0.
  • Also would assist admissions department with prospective family tours if needed, setting up charts and basic knowledge of medicaid and medicare laws.
  • Answered phones at front desk if needed.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
25
years
at this job
AS
Liberal Arts
BA
Gerontology
Accounting
8

Therapeutic Recreation Director

Work closely with Recreation Director in creating the monthly activities calendar and planning of special events and entertainment

  • Implement group programs for all levels of cognitive functions and abilities. These programs include group games, exercise, cognitive, music, reminisce, and cooking.
  • Sensory programs involving music, aroma therapy, and touch for non-communicative and those not able to benefit from group programs.
  • Documentation of program attendance, one on one and family visits
  • Transporting residents to and from the recreation programs safely
  • Responsible for writing progress notes, quarterly and annual as well as Care Plans and goal setting.
  • Interdisciplinary team member attending care plan meetings to monitor progress of resident's goals
  • Providing emotional support to family members ensuring the safety and well-being of their loved one.
  • Assist Dementia Program Coordinator with programming in our 30 bed memory care unit.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Human Services
9

Recreation Director

Observe, analyze, and record patient's participation, reactions and progress during activities in treatment sessions. Modifying treatments sessions as needed

  • Plan, organize, direct and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate rehabilitation, help them integrate into the community and prevent further medical problems
  • Develop treatment plan to meet the needs of patient's, based on the assessment, patient's interest and objective of therapy.
  • Prepare and submit reports and charts to treatment team to reflect patient's reaction and evidence of progress and regression.
  • Obtain information from medical records, medial staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patient's capabilities, needs and interest.
  • Instruct patient's in activities to meet their specific physical and psychological needs.
  • Counsel and encourage patients to develop leisure activities.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as fine arts, arts and crafts, sports, community outings and gardening.
  • Confer with members of treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribe procedure and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Conduct individual room visits
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Therapeutic Recreation
10

Therapeutic Recreation Director

Responsible for recreation programming in a 180-bed subacute and long-term care facility

  • Plan, implement and evaluate monthly schedule of therapeutic recreation and diversional leisure programs
  • Documentation including initial evaluations, care plans, progress notes, MDS, census tracking and CQI reports
  • Oversee supply, entertainment and special events budgets and ordering of supplies
  • Supervise and delegate duties to 4 full time and 6 part time staff and coordinate activities with other departments
  • Manage Volunteer Program including orienting, training and supervising volunteers
  • Oversee New Horizons Program and coordinate with nursing department in its implementation
  • Schedule monthly off-site trips, entertainers, pet therapy and intergenerational visits
  • Direct monthly Activity Calendar/Program Planning Meeting and departmental meetings
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Education
MS
Master of Science

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