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Youth Development Manager
Job Title: Youth Development Manager
Job Code: Job: IRC28762
Address: 4010 Randolph Rd Silver Spring, 20902
Phone: 240-777-6800
Fax: 240-777-6803
Emp Type: Full-Time
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
Years of Experience:  5
Travel: None
Starting Salary: $75,934
Start Date: 1/1/2018
# of Openings: 1
Description: Montgomery County Recreation is seeking a dynamic and experienced recreation professional who will manage the day-to-day operations of the departments Youth Development Team to include the work program of 18 full time equivalents (FTE's). The goal of the Youth Development Team is to keep young people healthy, productive and connected during out-of-school time. The Recreation Manager will be a proven and polished professional who provides leadership and operational oversight of a wide range of out-of-school time programs and services designed improve and enhance quality of life and designed to meet the recreational needs of diverse groups of young people and their families. Program oversight includes but is not limited to after-school programs, special events, workforce development, sports leagues and other related experiential learning opportunities for children through late adolescence. Successful candidates will have demonstrated extensive and ongoing experience in positive youth development strategies applied to recreation settings, the development and oversight of programs with measurable outcomes, and will have experience with the removal of barriers to access for underserved communities. The manager's work involves the knowledge, skills and ability to: o Prepare work programs based on County and department priorities for serving the needs of a demographically diverse community; o Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to work in a variety of high stress situations and environments that are changing and/or have competing priorities; o Create connections with underrepresented individuals and communities, and ensure the development and delivery of culturally responsive programs; o Conduct research and identify trends in the recreation industry and in youth development, improve or modify programs based on analysis to meet the community needs, and make recommendations to expand programs; o Implement program and budget strategies within the framework of the approved budget to include setting priorities, goals and objectives, as well as evaluating programs, making appropriate resource allocations and making data driven decisions; o Proactively communicate internally and externally, and develop and foster relationships with other county agencies, school administration, non-profits and other youth based service providers and stakeholders; o Perform and schedules tasks in areas such as facility use, transportation, equipment maintenance and repair; o Perform accurate and detailed administrative functions to include but not limited to preparing and maintaining programs in business software, administering fiscal responsibilities, focusing on internal and external customer service, approving timecards, preparing reports, writing grants, developing program proposals, initiating and monitoring contracts, developing presentations and implementing other marketing and communication tools; o Supervise and support the planning, organizing, promoting, scheduling and directing of all assigned programs and activities, and evaluate the performance of personnel and programs under charge. This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, as well as the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; and requires availability to respond to general information requests from the Director's Office outside of regularly scheduled work hours. The individual selected for this position will be considered an Essential Employee. Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave. Effective oral and written skills are essential. Bilingual applicants in Spanish/Chinese/Sign/Vietnamese/Korean/French/Amharic in addition to English language are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills. For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from language listed to English and vice versa. As a manager of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation; maintaining stability of employees by modeling desired behaviors through consistent and positive work ethic, and by advocating on behalf of the management team and department; and has the responsibility for motivating and providing direction and guidance to employees through clear articulation of performance expectations, work plans, position descriptions, and program goals. Additional Employment Information All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws. Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference. If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume. Minimum Qualifications Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in recreation management or related field. Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications. Preferred Criteria The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas: o Experience and knowledge of theories, principles and practices common in the field of recreation and positive youth development. o Experience providing oral communication (such as giving presentations, speaking to the public in large groups, trainings, etc.), and written communication (such as newsletters, reports, grant proposals, etc.). o Experience with budgets, financial management and automated financial systems such as ORACLE, Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications, etc. o Experience monitoring program results and presenting outcomes, both qualitative and quantitative, especially in the area of programming for vulnerable populations. o Experience in ongoing recreation management and oversight of daily operations including budget development and oversight, administrative and personnel matters including supervising and directing the work and performance of employees to include the ability to write clear and concise job descriptions and performance plans.
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Date Posted: 11/8/2017

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Company Name: Montgomery County Recreation Department
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  Date Created:   11/8/2017
  Last Updated:   11/9/2017
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