The Salvation Army

  • Recreation and Fitness Assistant Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Dayton
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    REPORTS TO:         Fitness and Recreation Department Manager

    SUPERVISES:          Supervises various recreation workers and volunteers as directed by Fitness & Recreation Department Manager 

    STATUS:                   Exempt

    SCHEDULE:            Full Time

    FUNCTION: The Assistant Manager of Rec & Fitness. is responsible for assisting with all Rec./Fitness programs.  He/she helps to oversee and lead the Rec. staff to provide a sustainable level of excellence in character, customer service and execution of job duties.  Assists in all activities utilizing the Recreation building.



    • Assists the Fitness & Recreation Department Manager/ Associate Kroc Center Administrator in areas such as: planning, services, facilities, special events, classes, field trips and programs; helps recruit, train and develop schedules, registration processes and fees for recreation services.
    • Supervision: supervises various recreation workers and volunteers as directed by the Department Head
    • Assists in the marketing for the Recreation Center.


    Program Development:  Assists in these areas

    • Develop Programs for such things as: Afterschool Program, Youth Basketball, Fitness, Corps Programming Staff.
    • Assists in coordinating the Rec. facility schedule and all personnel needed for the various programs. (Be they staff, coaches, referees, or various support personnel / volunteers)
    • Comes along side of Fitness & Recreation Department Manager in supervising any specialized recreation program in the department.
    • Evaluates program effectiveness and success based on revenues, participation, satisfaction and further interest
    • Monitors program activities, including approving expenditures and ensuring activities are running smoothly; responds to questions and complaints.
    • Recruit, select, train, develop, coach, discipline, and manage performance of staff, coaches, etc. as directed by Fitness & Recreation Department Manager.
    • Consistently update recreation management knowledge through workshops, certifications and seminars.


    Administration:  Assists in these areas

    • Supervises Seasonal staff, Support Staff (Scorekeepers, Time Keepers, etc.), Fitness staff, Program Aids, and Rec. Volunteers. Supervision includes determining workloads and schedules, implementing and interpreting policies and procedures, effectively evaluating staff and making hiring and disciplinary recommendations.
    • Trains new employees and provides ongoing training for all recreation staff.
    • Responsible for zone management duties which include reporting any facility, janitorial, or capital improvement needs for assigned area


    Camps/After School Program/ Seasonal Programs:  Assists in these areas

    • Responsible for the creation and development of all camps, be they week long summer camps, weekend camps, or during the school year.
    • May be asked to assist with the Red Kettle program during the months of November and December.
    • All other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Fitness & Recreation Department Manager


    • Bachelor’s Degree in the fitness, sports science, related fields or equivalent experience in the Recreation Field.
    • Minimum of two years of administrative or leadership experience
    • Administrative skills
    • Experience in networking with others
    • Able to plan and implement new and established programs
    • Able to multi-task and meet hard deadlines
    • Strong creative and communication skills.
    • An understanding of The Salvation Army Mission and the ability to implement that into programs
    • Able to work in a team environment
    • Positive and energetic
    • Able to teach children and adults, individuals and groups


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