Day Camps and Active Older Adults Recreation Supervisor

Salary: $58,422 - $73,028 DOE
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted September 23, 2022
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Mountain Recreation creates experiences that make our community better than yesterday, where life-long goals are achieved, and dreams are born. We don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every area of our organization. We have the courage to be honest and adapt to change. Regardless of role, those values are embedded into our organization making us a true leader in recreation.

Under the supervision of the Recreation Programs Superintendent, the Day Camps & Seniors Supervisor (Recreation Supervisor) is responsible for oversight, administration and operation of all aspects of Mountain Recreation’s Rec Kids, Day Camps, schools out, and Older Active Adults (55+) programs throughout the District.

Mountain Rec’s Recreation Supervisors are expected to be an innovative, imaginative team player and a positive role model who supports the mission of the District by ensuring the services offered align with the needs of our growing community.

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field and work experience in the related field or any satisfactory combination of experience and training in a related field or work experience related to physical education, recreation, or similar field. Other related certified credentials are helpful.

Salary: Full-Time; Year Round. Exempt. $58,422 – $73,028 DOE

Location: Edwards, Eagle County, Colorado


  • Free facility and programs access for employee and immediate family or friend. (Free schools out programming for kiddos).
  • Medical insurance up to 100% paid by the district for employee and their family. Eligible the first of the following month of start date.
  • Dental insurance paid 100% by the district.
  • Vision insurance provided by the district for employee and family.
  • Life insurance for employee in the amount of $50,000
  • Long term disability paid for by employer.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Cell phone stipend
  • Flexible work schedule
  • $2500 College Scholarship program
  • 12 days vacation per year (first 1-4 years)
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Retirement:
    401a Colorado Retirement Association Plan – Upon hire employees’ contribute 3.75% pre-taxed to their 401(a) with a match from the District. After five years of employment, employees’ match automatically increases to a pre-taxed 6% contribution with a match from the District.
  • 457b Retirement Plan – Full time year round employees are eligible to elect the 457b Retirement plan up to 10% with a $1 for $1 match from the district after one year of employment. Employees may contribute to the 457 plan within their first year without receiving the district’s match. Once the employee reaches one year of service, the district will begin matching. Employees may change their contribution at any time.

General Statement of Duties: Coordinate and supervise recreation programs in assigned area, providing high quality recreation opportunities for the community.

Examples of Duties:

  • Plans, coordinates, supervises and conducts specialized recreational activities in our Day Camps& Active Older Adult (50+) programs.
  • Seeks out and obtains community input on assigned programs, measuring level of interest
  • Responsible for overseeing the licensing process for our programs in each facility
  • Hires, trains and schedules all part-time staff, with teamwork and efficiency as primary goals; reviews and evaluates to maximize program and customer service quality and staff productivity. Oversees, processes and approves employee payroll.
  • Arrange times, locations, speakers, instructors, officials, and other participants as necessary for all recreation programs.
  • Supervises all classes and programs by providing a comprehensive training program for part-time staff and volunteers. Assists instructors/coaches with program set-up, rosters and equipment needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Facility Supervisors to coordinate use of program area facilities in accordance with priorities and/or regulations; files necessary permits and schedules use of program space.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to internal and external guests
  • Provides good public relations for the District by notifying class participants and instructors of class cancellations, program changes, added classes, processing refunds, receiving and replying to all correspondence.
  • Assists with the development of the budget in assigned area and monitors program revenues and expenditures to remain within budget.
  • Develops program information and inputs data for registration. Assists with specific marketing and promotion efforts for programs in coordination with the Marketing Manager.
  • Develops new programs and services that are consistent with District mission and goals and meet community needs and interests.
  • Provides for the safety of participants and staff, including implementing risk management practices.
  • Collaboratively works with other Recreation Supervisors to implement program registrations.
  • Work with other organizations not limited to: Recreation Departments, School Districts, Towns, Counties, Special Districts, Non-Profits, and Sport Associations.
  • Regularly serves as Shift Supervisor/Manager on Duty. May perform closing and opening duties at the facilities.
  • Inspect program spaces as needed to ensure a safe and positive experience for participants and spectators.
  • Evaluates classes and programs on an on-going basis, utilizing statistics to plan and market future programs and classes.

Other Duties and Functions:

  • Oversee contract program providers and vendors.
  • Maintains and cares for program facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Instructs various recreational classes as needed or directed.
  • Attends Mountain Rec board meetings and community meetings as requested
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Other duties as may be required by the Recreation Superintendent

Skills and ability: to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form; exercise independent initiative, judgment, and decision making; demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, planning and problem solving skills; effectively supervise and motivate staff; work well with a wide variety of people including children, youth, and adults; actively participate in activities provided by program area; establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all contacts; lift, restrain, and run after participants; lift equipment and supplies; work cooperatively with others and create a positive, construction relationship with staff and the general public; proficient in the use of office equipment including computers  

Considerable knowledge of: theory, development, practices, implementation, and evaluation in assigned program area; age and activity appropriate program planning; recreation program risk management; facilities and equipment required in assigned program area; demonstrated to the hiring authority maturity of judgment, administrative ability and the skill to appropriately supervise and direct school-age children in an unstructured setting.

Education:  The program director must have verifiable education or training in work with school-age children in such areas as recreation, education, scouting or 4-H; and the program director must have completed at least one of the following qualifications:

  1. A four (4) year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field; or
    • Two years of college training and six (6) months (910 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience, since attaining the age of eighteen (18), in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children; or
    • Three years (5460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience and one of the following qualifications:
      Complete six semester hours, or nine quarter hours in course work from a regionally accredited college or university; or
    • 40 clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children and the department-approved courses in injury prevention, and playground safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers within the first nine months of employment.
  2. Conversational English/Spanish preferred

Supervision Required: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Recreation Programs Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, volunteers, instructors, and coaches.

Work Environment: Works indoors and outdoors. Work hours will vary, including evening hours, weekends, and holidays. Hours will be flexible to successfully accomplish the duties of the position.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement

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