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Director of Sports & Recreation Programs
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to touch individuals, families and seniors of the Southside with: Community – Wellness – Excellence – Character – Faith
The Director of Sports & Recreation Programs is responsible for the ministry, growth and daily operations of the aquatics, gymnasiums, fitness center and all outside sports venues and fields.
SPECIFIC DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:
A commitment to promote the mission of The Salvation Army with a passion for seeing the integration of Christian faith and services in a community center setting.
A philosophy of education and child development which is consistent with that of the RJKCCC and The Salvation Army.
A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and programs in a constantly changing environment.
A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Salvation Army.
A leadership style that fosters team relationships to accomplish objectives and solve problems and crisis in a professional manner.
A service orientation; anticipating and responding to the needs of clients, employees and management.
The demonstrated ability to speak before large and small groups with poise and enthusiasm.
The ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education.
An extensive knowledge of large community centers offering a wide variety of programs and services.
The knowledge of how to relate to children and adults in a manner that displays a sensitivity to their needs and a respect for their worth as individuals.
An understanding of children’s educational and recreational needs, and appropriate positive discipline methods.
An understanding of how to supervise staff and participants of varying education levels and diverse cultural backgrounds.
As a member of the Leadership Team, this position’s duties are integral to the accomplishment of the missions and objectives of the RJKCCC. As a result this position must clearly understand the mission of The Salvation Army so that they can both articulate and advocate for the accomplishment of the Kroc Center’s mission and vision for the community.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC. Also, they will have to be able to participate in play and carry sports equipment on occasion. At times they will be expected to participate in community center activities. The work environment for this position includes a community center environment with a medium to high noise level. This employee may be required to drive at times. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.