Recreation Center Manager (Das Rec)

$68,225 - $81,869 yearly
  • City of New Braunfels
  • New Braunfels, TX, USA
  • Jun 02, 2021
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, a CAPRA accredited agency and two time finalist for the NRPA Gold Medal, invites you to take part in helping deliver fun, fitness, and smiles to the community of New Braunfels by joining the Das Rec, New Braunfels Recreation Center family. Das Rec is the first of its kind facility in the community. At over 74,000 square feet consisting of two full-sized basketball courts, two indoor pools, a fitness floor, an indoor track, and more - the opportunities to help build a happier, healthier, active New Braunfels are endless. For more information visit


GENERAL PURPOSE:  Under general supervision, responsible for the overall direction, coordination, operation, and success of the New Braunfels Recreation Center; assures that safe and appropriate recreation programs are provided for the community.



The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


  • Manages the recreation center staff and activities to meet the community needs; directs operations, evaluates and analyzes issues, and recommends and implements solutions; provides leadership to assure that recreation programs are in alignment with the City's strategic objectives and within budget constraints.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages City recreation facilities and programs, including aquatics, fitness, membership, sports and recreation programs, and special events.
  • Plans and manages resource allocations; assures efficient operations and cost-effective practices; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational, budget, and financial data; analyzes future needs and forecasts resource requirements.
  • Achieves or exceeds financial targets including revenue, profitability, and expenses. Uses data effectively to strategize against challenges and seek growth opportunities.
  • Analyzes community needs, and develops plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to deliver recreation center programs and services effectively and efficiently to the City residents.
  • Responsible for distribution, collection and evaluation of satisfaction surveys, participant feedback and program data.  Draft recommendations for enhancements to programs, services, and facilities for Director review.
  • Develops and maintains a high performing team through relevant and effective coaching, training, performance management, planning and staffing decisions.
  • Supervises the hiring, supervision & evaluation of Fitness Center staff, Aquatics staff, building maintenance staff, floor staff, customer service staff, group exercise instructors & personal trainers.
  • Monitors and reviews trends in public recreation operations and management issues and recommends improvements in the City recreation programs.
  • Works closely with recreation organizations, community groups, vendors, and regional sports and recreation associations to enhance City programs and facilitate community participation.
  • Supervises and delivers fitness and wellness programs and services to members and prospects to drive membership and build client relationship
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.




Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or a related field; AND five years’ experience managing recreation and community services program with four (4) years supervisory experience required.; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications are required.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional is preferred.


Required Knowledge of:

  • City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Regulations and standards governing the maintenance and operation of recreation, fitness, and aquatics facilities.
  • Program planning, development, and management practices for municipal recreation services.
  • Planning, design and development trends in recreation programs and sports facilities.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, and employee supervision.
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.


Required Skill in:

  • Managing expenses and revenues to achieve a targeted cost recovery goal.
  • Interpreting and applying recreation standards and City policies and procedures.
  • Analyzing recreation program issues and preparing and presenting recommendations.
  • Interpreting customer needs and solving customer service and public relations issues.
  • Monitoring operations and assuring recreation facilities are properly and safely maintained.
  • Supervising facilities maintenance and program management activities.
  • Assessing community needs and developing solutions.
  • Collecting data, preparing special reports, and effectively presenting program information.
  • Evaluating and interpreting program results and performance outcome measures.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, vendors and community organizations.
  • Supervising staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.


Physical Demands / Work Environment: 

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and in recreation facilities.
  • May be required to work immediately before, during or after an emergency or disaster.