Recreation Specialist

City of Missouri
Full Time $59,420 - $74,275 Per year TX 2701 Cypress Point Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459, United States


This is a full-time (First/Mid-Level Officials and Managers) position in the Parks and Recreation Department. An individual in this position will be responsible for managing and supervising City sponsored recreational activities, programs, events and facilities. Reports to a Recreation Manager.

Examples of Work

  • Create and implement leisure programs in the areas of youth and family, athletics, fitness, tennis, senior services, volunteers, outdoor recreation, and/or adaptive recreation; conduct research on community needs and national trends then develop programs based on research outcomes; perform planning, scheduling, and administrative functions for new programs, events, and leisure activities.
  • Assist with the coordination of special events by soliciting sponsors; recruit participants for target markets; create and distribute promotional information; register participants; order awards, supplies and equipment; recruit volunteers; decorate and prepare for events; coordinate efforts with other departments; monitor budgets; send thank you letters to sponsors.
  • Prepare, maintain, review, process and/or disseminate reports, records, requisitions, invoices, notifications, and other documentation; compiles, tracks and reports information.
  • Assist in managing and coordinating facility rentals; oversee city programs and events; generate revenue reports and process payments for instructors and officials.
  • Provide administrative support for the department by answering phones and providing information regarding activities and facilities; complete reservation and registration forms; maintain petty cash; schedule facility availability, maintenance and usage; collect fees; and manage contracts and agreements.
  • Provide supervision to staff and the facility; manage and supervise personnel for the Community Center or Recreation and Tennis Center operations, camps, leisure programs, activities and events; communicate information regarding facilities; create monthly schedules and assign work duties; conduct staff meetings; maintain timesheets; evaluate work performance of assigned personnel/contract personnel; maintain fitness equipment; and hire contract personnel.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, or Certification

Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Sport Management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years related professional experience required. 

Professional experience developing, managing, delivering and evaluating after school program preferred.

Supplemental Information

The Department of Human Resources & Organizational Development may consider an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.