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Recreation Administrator – Corporate & Community Wellness

City of Dublin

Primary Focus:
Under the direction of the Director of Recreation Services and with guidance from a cross functional work team comprised of representatives from Economic Development, Human Resources and others, the successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic planning and coordination of corporate and community wellness initiatives for the City of Dublin.

These initiatives will focus on the development of a suite of wellness services and recreational programming for Dublin businesses, a community based wellness program and new and enhanced partnerships with local academic institutions, private sector businesses, hospitals and community health agencies.

Incumbent must model the following established core values: Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude, and Dedication to Service.

Given the nature of this classifications duties/responsibilities, it has been designated as Exempt under the governing Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and, therefore, is not entitled to formal overtime compensation and/or formal compensatory time.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 16, 2017. To apply please visit:

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
Supervises seasonal and part time staff.

Essential Duties: 

  • Prepares and executes strategic plan in alignment with the City of Dublin’s corporate and community wellness goals.
  • Develops and oversees corporate and community wellness programs and leads community partnership initiatives.
  • Creates and enhances collaborative partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Attends numerous community meetings, identifies potential partnerships, develops a strategic action plan and successfully acts on that plan with measurable results.
  • Develops an understanding of the related projects occurring across various departments and weaves that into wellness action plans. Key departments include Economic Development, Parks and Recreation and Human Resources.
  • Evaluates numerous city-wide wellness opportunities and develops a structure and plan to leverage all opportunities into a cohesively executed plan.
  • Acts as the lead city representative on all issues of corporate and community wellness.
  • Develops an understanding of how each city department and community partner works and successfully engages them in relevant projects.
  • Exploring potential health insurance cost-savings programs that can be shared with Dublin corporate residents.
  • Tracks and manages all Recreation Services contracts and partnership agreements.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Corporate Wellness, Community Health, Health Promotion, Public Health or related field required.
  • Experience in health promotion and incentive program planning and implementation required.
  • Considerable experience in developing, delivering and measuring health education programs.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in corporate and community wellness, leading community partnership initiatives and strategic planning with successful project execution.
  • Successful candidates should be comfortable speaking in front of and leading groups of community partners and engaging action toward a common goal.
  • Experience with coalition and team building required.
  • Substantive knowledge of and strong interest in the health issues of community required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher required.
  • Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and work independently with efficiency and precision.
  • Ability to establish a trusting rapport with employees in all levels of the organization and use appropriate discretion and confidentiality when discussing personal health related topics.
  • Ability and desire to work independently, but in a team atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, general recreation programming and sound financial practices.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • The nature of this position requires the incumbent to work flexible hours.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. for occasional facility operational/safety needs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment in performing essential functions of work.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular attendance, as governed by and in accordance with, applicable rules, regulations, procedures and laws, is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.
  • Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.
  • Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules, and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.

Core Competencies:

  • Directing Others: Is good at establishing clear directions; sets clear objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people and is an effective communicator.
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Innovative Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside the organization; builds rapport, builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Patience: Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.
  • Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Written communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
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Date Posted
January 9, 2017
Job Type
Dublin, OH

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