Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $80,457.00 - $105,876.00 gross per year
  • Hillsboro


The principal function of an employee in this class is to manage and supervise the daily operations of the City's Community Center, Aquatics, or Recreation Complex. Responsibilities may include overseeing programs and staff; developing strategic and operational plans; developing and managing multiple program budgets; developing and implementing grants; coordinating and participating in the development of marketing materials; managing program databases; resolving complex customer service issues; preparing financial and operational reports; developing and implementing policies and procedures; overseeing risk management; and coordinating program resources. Incumbents supervise other recreation staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Examples of Essential Work
This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.

- Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
- Coordinates, oversees and provides administration of assigned recreational programs, facilities or functions; develops and implements objectives, policies and procedures; ensures programs, activities and facilities are safe and are compliant with applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
- Develops programs and strategic operating plans; researches and evaluates effectiveness of existing programs, services and operations; reviews and oversees risk related to assigned area; plans for future needs and expansion; provides recommendations.
- Responds to inquiries, requests and issues; provides information and resolves complex issues; serves as liaison and representative of assigned program or function to staff and the community.
- Prepares and maintains reports, communication materials and required documentation.
- Plans, identifies and implements marketing and promotion activities; provides fundraising, networking, and/or education activities; oversees partnerships and grants related to assigned area.
- Prepares, reviews and oversees assigned budget; monitors and approves expenditures; forecasts resource requirements; and makes budget recommendations.
- Manage records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and City policy, guidance and records retention schedule.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training

- Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances;
- Supervisory principles, practices and techniques;
- Program administration principles;
- Principles, practices and methods of assigned recreation operations and programs;
- Community outreach practices and methods;
- Research methods;
- Safe work practices;
- Positive and effective customer service principles;
- Public relations principles;
- Budgeting and forecasting principles;
- Planning principles;
- Contract and grant administration principles;
- Risk management principles;
- Modern office equipment.

- Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
- Supervising, monitoring, training and evaluating staff;
- Prioritizing and assigning work activities and projects;
- Coordinating, facilitating and administering the activities, programs and projects of assigned area;
- Managing emergency situations (based on area of assignment);
- Monitoring and maintaining equipment, systems and facilities of assigned area;
- Performing research and analysis;
- Identifying issues and recommending solutions;
- Developing, preparing and maintaining records, reports, marketing and communication materials;
- Developing and updating policies and procedures and ensuring compliance;
- Monitoring and adhering to safe work practices;
- Providing community outreach, public relations and customer service;
- Preparing and forecasting budget;
- Monitoring budget compliance;
- Monitoring contract compliance;
- Administering grants and seeking grant opportunities;
- Preparing and providing public presentations;
- Resolving conflict;
- Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications;
- Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.

Additional Information
Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows:

- Excellence in Public Service
- Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas
- Responsiveness in Customer Service
- Tradition of Reliability
- Stewardship of the Public Trust
- Leadership with Ethics and Integrity
- Culture of Teamwork and Communication
- Emphasis on Innovation

Employees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro.

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel and environmental conditions such as disruptive people, imminent danger or a threatening environment.

Community Center
Annual Salary Range
$80,457 – $105,876
Community Center Manager
Parks & Recreation -- HP# 2020-59
Human Resources Department Phone 503-681-6455 Fax 503-615-3459 Web

Join our team to manage the Pacific Northwest's new premiere community center!
The Community Center at 53rd Avenue Park (CC53) is currently under construction and will open in Fall of 2020. This highly anticipated facility will be an inclusive space providing access to programs that serve the wellness, cultural, social, and enrichment needs for Hillsboro in a safe and welcoming environment for all.
The selected manager for CC53 will be the cornerstone employee of this exciting project. Hired in advance of the grand opening, the position will be responsible for developing and overseeing all programs, operations, and staffing. In essence, this is an opportunity to launch an amazing new facility and build it, with vital and valuable community programs, from the ground up.
CC53 is located on the west side of 53rd Avenue, across the street from the existing community park and sports fields. The two story facility will feature a beautiful community event space, two court gymnasium, a large cardio weight room, exercise rooms, classrooms, and more. All of these amenities are surrounded by twenty acres of green space and a stunning forest. To say the least, it is an extraordinary campus.
Our ideal candidate has facility management experience, knowledge and practice of working with community and cultural organizations, a high understanding of sports, wellness, fitness, enrichment and recreational programs, is intuitively creative, and has a high level of initiative. This position also requires direct communication, flexibility, tact, problem-solving, strong social skills, excellent safety judgment and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additionally, Phase II of the project calls for the build out of an aquatics wing to the facility (date to be determined)
The initial duties will involve opening and activating CC53 to the public and will include:
•Recruitment and hiring of diverse full, and part-time staff
•Develop facility policies and procedures
•Create a facility programming plan (classes, workshops, concerts, lectures etc.) for all ages and abilities
•Support the development and implementation of a marketing plan
•Create a budget and cost recovery plan (expenses and revenues)
•Purchase facility equipment, supplies, and materials, including FF&E prior to opening
•Membership pre-sales plan and implementation
•Plan the grand opening and other launch events

Acceptable Experience and Training:
Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management, Education or Public Administration or a closely related field and 5 years of parks and recreation facilities and event management experience, including 2 years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

•Valid driver's license and safe driving record
•CPR, First Aid and AED Certification
•Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Pay Range
$80,457 – $105,876/year
Starting Salary
$80,457 – $97,889/year
Depending on qualifications
Full-time, exempt position
with benefits
November 25, 2019
For extensive Benefit Package:
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Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptiona

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