Director of Recreation Resume Samples

A Director of Recreation handles the core responsibility of overseeing the recreational program that is put on at public & private parts, sports facilities, community centers, or other institutions. The job description entails planning, organizing, and directing the operations of sports and fitness programs, activities, and services. A well-drafted Director of Recreation Resume mentions the following core duties – managing coaches and other members working for running the activities; planning programs after assessing the recreation requirements of the community; implementing recreation programs; creating and managing schedules; recruiting and training staff and volunteers; supervising and leading activities; developing and maintaining budgets, and promoting the programs by advertising as needed.

To accomplish the primary task of leading and designing the recreational activities, the Directors need specific skill sets and such include – passion for serving and working with all kinds of people; experience with event coordination and planning; knowledge of emergency procedures, first aid, and CPR; and a good understanding of coaching theory and practice. Sample resumes highlight a degree and several years of experience in recreation and leisure activities.

 

Director of Recreation Resume example

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Seeking to obtain a career position, utilizing comprehensive professional and organizational capabilities. Opportunity for professional growth. High-energy and confident professional with an infectious enthusiasm with the ability to communicate effectively both written and oral.

Skills : As400, Business Development.

Description :

    1. Management of all Recreational staff, parks, facilities, and programs.
    2. Developed and implemented an annual department budget of over $3.5 million dollars - based upon current operating levy, income tax increase, and user registration revenues.
    3. Planned, outlined, and implemented recreational and leisure programs.
    4. Created full-time positions in the department.
    5. Completed the Parks Master Plan for Fairview Park.
    6. Served as project supervisor and liaison with contractors and architects during Parks Master Plan capital improvements, which included the 1.9 million dollar Park renovation.
    7. Researched, designed, planned, outlined, budgeted, operated, and implemented a $22 million dollar project.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.Ed


Director of Recreation Resume

Objective : Seeks to provide outstanding care, commitment, and service through recreation therapy to residents. To improve to quality of life of residents through recreation therapy in the spiritual, emotional, cognitive, physical, and emotional domains as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Director.

Skills : MS Office, Medical Terminology, Knowledge Of ICD-10, Knowledge Of CMS 1500, Knowledge Of CPT.

Description :

    1. Attended care plan meetings in which one develops, updates, and goes over each individual resident's goals and objectives.
    2. Oversaw 1-2 employees as their supervisor.
    3. Created and implemented recreation programs every week for the residents as well as create the monthly recreation calendar.
    4. Provided a variety of activities to meet the needs of every resident that incorporates spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and psychosocial needs of the residents.
    5. Worked with a budget to get order supplies that are needed to benefit the residents as well as schedule and book entertainment for the facility.
    6. Documented on a daily basis such as MDS 3.0, care plans, progress notes, recreation history, and assessments, etc.
    7. Visited with residents, low functioning programs, and try to meet the need of every resident based on their individual needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS in Recreation Therapy


Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Director of Recreation with 2+ years of experience is now seeking to gain and maintain long-term employment in an environment where one can use advanced customer service skills to ensure customer satisfaction.

Skills : Attention To Details, Customer Service, Documentation.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the provision of therapeutic programs.
    2. Activities designed to meet the interests and enhance the functional abilities and self-esteem of each resident.
    3. Allocated resources in an efficient and economic manner to ensure each resident achieved the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being.
    4. Provided oversight, feedback, and on-sight training to improve the abilities of TR staff and members of the interdisciplinary team working with at-risk youth.
    5. Developed and provided individual and group activities for residents that reflect the interests of residents, taking place in a variety of locations and include special and seasonal events.
    6. Created and posted a monthly activities calendar.
    7. Hired and retained qualified competent TR staff to provide therapeutic activities to attain and maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being.
    8. Conducted interviews, providing regular performance reviews, making sure appropriate job actions were done, reviewed job actions taken by subordinates to assure that staff was meeting qualifications and performance standards.
    9. Facilitated meetings as delegated.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BSW in Social Work

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Former small-business owner and entrepreneur seeking an opportunity to expand and develop a versatile skill set. Focused on creating long-term profitable client relationships through exceptional customer service and quality assurance.

Skills : Ordained Minister & Published Author.

Description :

    1. Coordinated, planned, and executed life-enriching recreational programs and events for geriatric, assisted living, and memory care residents.
    2. Supervised four full-time and two part-time employees and manage related human resources.
    3. Facilitated ongoing continuing education for staff.
    4. Coordinated resident and community on-site volunteer programs involving recruitment, orientation, training, and recognition.
    5. Appointed as a mentor and trainee for best practices, quality assurance, and site reviews for other Brandywine communities.
    6. Liaisoned for community members that provide spiritual support, holistic healing, intergenerational outreach, and educational lectures to geriatric residents.
    7. Responsible for the annual week of judged events targeting family, residents, staff, and community members.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MSW in Management & Macro Practice

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Seeking to attain a management level Director of Recreation position in quality improvement that will promote the application of skills and knowledge acquired through previous experiences, allow management experience, and foster career development and growth.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Data Management, Project Management.

Description :

    1. Scheduled and participated in activities that encouraged social activity and life skills, which was also educational for children and young adults.
    2. Completed weekly and monthly recreation schedules for the facility.
    3. Coordinated recreation schedules with the associate director.
    4. Would created schedules for two recreational assistants.
    5. Provided the residents daily recreational activities on campus and off-campus for special events.
    6. Assisted them in life skills and provided them with positive support to work their program.
    7. Passed any and all daily medications to the residents.
    8. Provided first aid to the residents as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Psychology

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Highly determine innovative individual that adapts well in the environment, competitive, and goal-oriented, is seeking an opportunity that will utilize the diverse experience that will impact the company profitability.

Skills : Excellent Communication, Time Management, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Provided daily activities for eighty-nine residents.
    2. Recruited volunteers to adopt each resident as an adopted grandparent.
    3. Arranged outings.
    4. Facilitated resident council meetings monthly.
    5. Documented each care plan and MDS for individual residents.
    6. Arranged entertainment for special events such as a nursing home week, CNA week, etc.
    7. Worked with the social worker to invite the family to the open house events.
    8. Provided music therapy for our dementia and Alzheimer's residents.
    9. Trained to work with long term care residents.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA in Therapeutic Recreation

Director of Recreation Resume

Headline : Motivated self-starter with over 4 years of experience in management and 2 years of experience in sales. Effective team leader with exceptional communication skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while efficiently managing time and resources.

Skills : Customer Service Leadership, and Management, Knowledge Of Computers.

Description :

    1. Managed a multimillion-dollar budget and staff of 60+ employees.
    2. Developed, managed, and justified yearly budget to the Finance and Budget Committee.
    3. Managed Human Resource functions such as recruiting, onboarding, new hire orientation, training and development, employee relations, and performance evaluations.
    4. Analyzed expenses and revenues to identify where expenses could be decreased and developed strategies to increase revenue.
    5. Enforced policies and procedures to ensure employees performed their daily duties, maintained clean work areas, adhered to the staff dress code, and provided good customer service.
    6. Assisted in the opening and closing of the facility by verifying beginning and ending register audits, noting any overages or shortages, and closing out daily sales reports.
    7. Helped with the training and development of newly hired employees.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS in Human Resource Management

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Seeks to best utilize administrative, organizational, and communications skills and experience to be a blessing to a company, government entity, or ministry.

Skills : Cash Register, Microsoft Office, Power Tools, Lawn Equipment, Copy Machine.

Description :

    1. Developed and implemented the Therapeutic Recreational program.
    2. Scheduled and coordinated staff, patients, equipment, and facilities.
    3. Budgeted and inventoried supplies and equipment.
    4. Conducted fundraisers.
    5. Coordinated and supervised all special events.
    6. Constructed the policies used in the Therapeutic Recreational program.
    7. Prepared monthly reports to the Director of the treatment center.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS in Recreation Therapy & Parks Administration

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : An accomplished, versatile, and results-driven Leader with proven individual and team performance in rapidly changing, dynamic environments. Hands-on, team player with progressive success aligning teams to drive business results in the industry.

Skills : Data Analysis, Quality Improvement, Microsoft Office, Program Evaluation.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the total operation, supervision, and development of a comprehensive city recreation program, eleven park facilities, a street tree management program, and the management of a membership-based community fitness and recreation center.
    2. Worked with two separate advisory boards established by the City Commission.
    3. Developed and maintained an annual budget totaling $1,061,889.
    4. Supervised five full-time professional staff and 50 to 60 part-time and contracted staff.
    5. Developed programs and membership activities for 2500 members and serving over 8000 people annually in a service area of over 15,000 people.
    6. Decreased by 50 percent the City General Fund allowance to department budget.
    7. Secured grant and developing a new 20-acre soccer park and community-built playground.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MPA in Health Care Administration

Director of Recreation Resume

Summary : Accomplished and results orientated Recreation Director with extensive experience in developing and implementing programs conceived to promote the physical and mental well-being of residents. Possesses comprehensive knowledge of restorative recreation programs that cultivate feelings of community amongst strangers.

Skills : Customer Service, Data Entry, MS Office, Documentation.

Description :

    1. Oversaw up to seven programs offering a variety of recreational services to individuals with disabilities.
    2. Supervised approximately fifty-nine staff including, one Director, three Assistant Directors, three Nurses, five Coordinators, and forty-seven Direct Care Staff coordinating staffing and schedules, conducting disciplinary action, and providing quality assurance for client programs.
    3. Created funding presentations for annual programs and monitored participant involvement in activities.
    4. Developed programs for ongoing activity calendar, aided in developing program budgets, and monitored the program's financial status.
    5. Participated in program fundraising efforts including, writing award-winning grants, designing and producing agency brochures.
    6. Communicated with families, providers, individuals, vendors, and community businesses on an ongoing basis.
    7. Coordinated Special Olympics athlete training and competitions and facilitated the monthly Disability Advocacy Program.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MPA