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Top 50 Parks Recreation Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Parks Recreation Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Parks Recreation Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.5% of Parks Recreation Director resumes contained Special Events as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Parks Recreation Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Parks Recreation Director:

1. Special Events

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  • Developed a database of patrons in regard to planning for marketing special events and traditional leisure activity.
  • Implemented special events and activities encouraging teamwork and challenging students daily.
  • Planned and coordinated numerous special events.
  • Plan and manages a comprehensive countywide recreation program including athletic leagues, instructional programs, day camps and special events.
  • Planned, programmed and established new marketing ideas for youth sports, special events, community and area neighborhood schools.
  • Organized and directed all city special events, including parades and festivals attracting up to 10,000 people per event.
  • Plan & coordinate parking operations for special events with includes luncheons, galas, conventions & fashion events.
  • Develop special events for the entire community and work with community organizations to better serve the citizens.
  • Coordinate all aspects of park programs including concerts, firework displays, carnivals, and special events.
  • Organized 3 day special events of up to 150,000 in attendance @ Phoenix International Raceway.
  • Created and marketed special events that raised scholarships for inner city high school students.
  • Plan and implement athletic leagues, special events, camps, and classes.
  • Implemented recreational programs, special events, athletics and cultural arts programs.
  • Developed and implemented community programs and special events for all ages.
  • Prepared budgets, oversaw all special events, programming and publicity.
  • Coordinated activities, programs, leagues and special events.
  • Conducted city wide special events and music festivals.
  • Coordinated corporate sponsorships and underwriting for special events and programs.
  • Worked with community special events such as Christmas lighting, Watauga Fest and other community special events.
  • Coordinate with CBS Network for offsite parking on holidays and special events.

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2. Recreation Programs

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  • Coordinated and/or facilitated a wide variety of educational, instructional and recreation programs and services.
  • Developed a training and safety policy for staff and evaluation tools for recreation programs/instructors.
  • Performed professional, supervisory, and administrative work in planning and implementing recreation programs, retail items, RV and campsites.
  • Fashioned policies and procedures for parks and recreation programs as well as The Club at Flowers Plantation.
  • Create recreation programs to enhance the health and welfare of community citizens of all age groups.
  • Worked closely with a nine member advisory board for recreation programs and an appointed Beautification Committee.
  • Developed and marketed recreation programs for a membership base of over 3,200.
  • Approve or deny purchases of supplies and operating inventory for recreation programs.
  • Implemented fifteen new recreation programs including first ever training sessions for coaches.
  • Initiated weekly recreation programs which tripled in attendance each season.
  • Manage the registration process for over 20 town recreation programs.
  • Supervised recreation programs and maintenance of public parks system.
  • Expanded existing and developed new recreation programs for youth.
  • Develop, operate and manage youth recreation programs.
  • Provided and organized various recreation programs for youth.
  • Researched, developed, and supervised parks and recreation programs at the newly created Ahrens Family Recreation Center.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage many different recreation programs for a variety of facilities and organizations.
  • Recruited, trained and organized support personnel for various recreation programs.

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3. Recreational Facilities

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Here's how Recreational Facilities is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Generated revenue streams by soliciting and selling advertising to local businesses that paid for maintenance costs of recreational facilities.
  • Derived fiscal year budgets for recreational facilities and created revenue generating tournaments through national and local sponsorship.
  • Develop and administer policy and procedure for recreational facilities and programs.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of short and long range goals for parks and recreational facilities.
  • Meet and assist the public who are visiting and utilizing the recreational facilities if the City.
  • Develop and plan new innovative recreational facilities.
  • Directed a maintenance program for recreational facilities, while developing a plan for future capital projects and equipment.

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4. Recreation Department

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Here's how Recreation Department is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Managed and oversaw all technology for Parks and Recreation Department including the implementation of comprehensive recreation management system.
  • Developed initial start up and administration of a comprehensive Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Represented Parks and Recreation Department to community.
  • Develop, plan and implement goals and objectives for the Parks and Recreation Department; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Managed and directed all aspects of the operation and maintenance of Houston's Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Help to create a 10 year strategic plan for the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Covered events at high schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, and recreation departments.
  • Created City's first Parks and Recreation Department: facilities, programs, services and staffing.
  • Create a new Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life for the citizens.
  • Apply, process, research award opportunities for the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Developed and implemented a full service park and recreation department for the community.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive municipal Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Plan and direct the work programs of the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Formulated the first ever full-service parks and recreation department for the city.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the entire Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Develop and run a parks and recreation department from inception.
  • Directed all aspects of the park and recreation department.
  • Manage the daily operation of the recreation department.
  • Managed County Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Published all flyers and calendars for the programs that were offered by the Recreation Department.

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5. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities in order to maintain discipline and ensure safety.

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6. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Prepared and presented a comprehensive annual budget.
  • Prepared and administered annual budgets.
  • Prepare three (3) million dollar annual budget for fifteen (15) separate parking business units within the property.
  • Plan and present the annual budget request and prior year report to the Selectmen and Townspeople.
  • Develop and manage annual budget, and report back to County Commissioners.
  • Oversee the preparation of the department's annual budget and expenditures.
  • Prepare and regulate parks and recreation department annual budget.
  • Prepare an annual budget for recreation program functions.
  • Prepared and monitored the annual budget.
  • Managed Department's annual budget.
  • Create, maintain annual budget.
  • Administrated 3.7 million dollar annual budget and 30 million dollar capital improvement campaign.

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7. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Created, deployed and maintained operations manual and standard operating procedures including daily procedures, safety guidelines and customer service expectations.
  • Supervised budget preparation, performed all personnel & customer service functions including staff development and department goal setting.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement of operations and the ability to provide quality customer services.
  • Traffic regulation and customer service.
  • Author and implement staff training programs on budgeting, motivation, customer service and team-building.
  • Participated in Disney Customer Service Seminars at Disney facilities Palace University Teacher, Tips Trainer and Honorary Historian
  • Managed parking lot employees in admissions, cleaning and maintaining facilities Provided customer service
  • Managed parking lot within busy neighborhood Assisted customers with directions and customer service Kept order without impeding pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic
  • Directed traffic Customer service Cash handling experience
  • Collected money at concerts for parking Directed traffic, cars and RVs Customer Service

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8. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Manage daily operations, Plan, direct, or coordinate operations, Listen to and resolve customer complaints.
  • Enabled smooth daily operations through supervising 7 city parks, 58 high risk kids and maintaining park equipment.
  • Defined overall direction of department consisting of strategic planning, daily operations, and budget control.
  • Monitored fiscal budget of 3 million dollars and daily operations of all equipment and staff.
  • Managed daily operations, finances and programs of a joint City/County department.
  • Manage daily operations of the largest Treetop Obstacle Course in Georgia.
  • Oversee all pools and is responsible for the daily operations.
  • Managed the daily operations of facilities.
  • Managed approximately 30 part time and full time employees Responsible for budget and daily operations

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9. Oversight

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Here's how Oversight is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Developed and executed fiscal budget requirements for the department including oversight of all contract expenditures.
  • Provided oversight to Agency wide management and productivity improvements initiatives.
  • Developed plans and provided oversight for detailing and finishing work.
  • Full oversight of swim instructor staff including scheduling and reviews.
  • Oversee Daily operations of a multi faceted department - including oversight of park facilities, maintenance and programming.

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10. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Organized, supervised, implemented, and oversaw recreational activities for school-aged children in a recreational setting.
  • Arranged field trips, themes unit planning, academic as well as recreational activities.
  • Plan and organize for different recreational activities in line with promotional plans.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities.

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11. Department Budget

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Here's how Department Budget is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Generated department budget, expense reports, and kept data log for grant funded projects.
  • Prepare request for proposals, manage contracts and a department budget of $6 million.
  • Create and balance the recreation department budget for all operational needs.
  • Administered department budget, events, various sports leagues, tournaments, and fundraising.

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12. Community Outreach

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13. Tennis Courts

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Here's how Tennis Courts is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Demolished dilapidated tennis courts and replaced with mural plantings.

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14. Master Plan

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Here's how Master Plan is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Developed strategic facility master plan resulting in annual membership increases from 35% to 65%.
  • Formulated parks and facilities master plans and ensured that they were accomplished.
  • Managed development and implementation of master plans for thirteen Township parks.
  • Assisted in Developing the District's 10 year Master Plan.

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15. Facility Maintenance

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Here's how Facility Maintenance is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Maintained water quality, facility maintenance and improvements.

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16. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Devised policy and procedures that demonstrated risk management issues, emergency plan of action and procedures for rental of park property.
  • Managed multiple staff members, the Parks and Recreation budget, risk management, and social media initiatives.

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17. Aquatic Facility

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18. Athletic Fields

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Here's how Athletic Fields is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Managed and scheduled 18 gymnasiums and 37 athletic fields for 790 different teams and 11 organizations.
  • Directed a $110,000 field irrigation program to all athletic fields located at Owen Bell Park.
  • Scheduled the use of the Town's parks, athletic fields and recreation areas.
  • Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for play.

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19. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Led a team of 10 staff members in an elementary school-based summer day camp setting.
  • Maintained supervision of all 8 staff members while facilitating daily routines.
  • Recruit and hire staff members.

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20. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Performed all human resources duties such as recruitment/hiring, and managing of staff.

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21. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Coordinated activities with the Boston Police Department for the Democratic National Convention
  • Supervised construction of new police department complex.
  • Coordinate with other city agencies, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works, Library and Museums.
  • Played a major part in the success of "Haunted Trail" sponsored by the Hopewell Police department.

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22. Advisory Board

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Here's how Advisory Board is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Present each monthly to the Town Board and Advisory Board.

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23. Seasonal Staff

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Here's how Seasonal Staff is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Hired and supervised full and seasonal staff at two parks including scheduling and training.
  • Manage a seasonal staff of college and high school aged of approximately thirty.
  • Assisted with training, supervising and evaluating seasonal staff, volunteers and participants.
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise all yearly & seasonal staff.
  • Supervised 50 administrative, maintenance, and seasonal staff.
  • Managed and coached upwards of 350 exempt, nonexempt, part time, and seasonal staff.
  • Direct and supervise a full time staff of 7 and lead part time and seasonal staff of 50-75 employees.

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24. Tourism

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Here's how Tourism is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Collaborated with Tourism to promote economic growth with development and implementation of major events and community events.
  • Park was awarded a Tourism Award for the marketing campaign for the Firetower Trail.

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25. New Programs

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Here's how New Programs is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with the community while implementing new programs and work on the yearly budget.
  • Create new programs and oversee existing programs.
  • position, in charge of creation of new programs, including starting a fitness center, year round youth sports programs.

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26. Lifeguard Training

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27. Community Centers

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Here's how Community Centers is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Managed two community centers: one multi-million dollar facility with two year-round public swimming pools, indoor/outdoor athletic and recreation facilities.

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28. Civic Groups

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Here's how Civic Groups is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Networked with civic groups, private sports and recreation agencies, community businesses, State, Federal agencies.
  • Hosted pre need seminars at various different organizations and civic groups.
  • Provided professional advice to supervisors and made presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
  • Hosted various different seminars for pre planning some were by invitation only and others were for civic groups and various originations.Stewart Enterprises

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29. Recreation Board

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Here's how Recreation Board is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Lead monthly Parks and Recreation employee meetings and monthly Parks and Recreation Board meetings.

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30. Capital Improvements

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31. New Construction

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32. Sports Leagues

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Here's how Sports Leagues is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Maintained facility, supervised employees and managed sports leagues

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33. Budget Development

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Here's how Budget Development is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Budget development and management of multiple cost centers, capital improvements and facility maintenance.

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34. AGE Groups

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35. Program Development

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Here's how Program Development is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Involved in program development, managing recreation staff, and overseeing sports operations such as spending activities and development of budgets.

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36. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Answer all inquiries and complaints from the general public concerning parks and recreation facilities and activities.
  • Communicated official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.

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37. Department Operations

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Here's how Department Operations is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Direct all facets of the County Recreation Department Operations and Maintenance including scheduling full/part-time staff.
  • Develop and direct short- and long-range plans for department operations and capital improvements.

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38. Student Athletes

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39. Recreation Centers

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40. Facility Management

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Here's how Facility Management is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Completed all operations, including financial, programming, public relations, maintenance and facility management.

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41. Recreation Commission

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Here's how Recreation Commission is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Advise the Parks and Recreation Commission, Prepare and present City Council agenda reports at City Council meetings.
  • Collaborated with Parks and Recreation Commission to research, design and implement a facility master plan.
  • Staff the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Tustin Council for Fine Arts and the Senior Advisory Board.

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42. Day-To-Day Operations

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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Scheduled and directed all day-to-day operations with staff of eleven.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations including budget and P&L.

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43. Public Speaking

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Here's how Public Speaking is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Performed public speaking and made Council presentations.
  • Grant writing, and public speaking.

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44. Girls

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45. Recreation Staff

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46. Capital Expenditures

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47. Community Resources

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48. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Upgraded all existing recreational facilities to meet OSHA, Federal and State Guidelines including construction of skateboard park.
  • Achieved 100% compliance with OSHA requirements at all facilities.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA and TOSHA regulations.

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49. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Prepared to use certified CPR in case of emergency.
  • Perform minor first aid and CPR as needed.

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50. Performance Reviews

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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Parks Recreation Director jobs:
  • Conducted interviews, generated employment offers, conducted employee performance reviews, dismissals and terminations.
  • Implemented structured interviews, training programs, work standards, performance reviews, etc.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Parks Recreation Director

Special Events

13.6%

Recreation Programs

12.8%

Recreational Facilities

10.1%

Recreation Department

10.0%

Ensure Safety

8.9%

Annual Budget

5.8%

Customer Service

5.5%

Daily Operations

4.4%

Oversight

3.8%

Recreational Activities

3.5%

Department Budget

3.0%

Community Outreach

3.0%

Tennis Courts

2.2%

Master Plan

2.0%

Facility Maintenance

2.0%

Risk Management

2.0%

Aquatic Facility

2.0%

Athletic Fields

1.9%

Staff Members

1.9%

Human Resources

1.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Parks Recreation Director

Rank Skill
1 Special Events 10.5%
2 Recreation Programs 9.8%
3 Recreational Facilities 7.7%
4 Recreation Department 7.7%
5 Ensure Safety 6.8%
6 Annual Budget 4.4%
7 Customer Service 4.2%
8 Daily Operations 3.4%
9 Oversight 2.9%
10 Recreational Activities 2.7%
11 Department Budget 2.3%
12 Community Outreach 2.3%
13 Tennis Courts 1.7%
14 Master Plan 1.5%
15 Facility Maintenance 1.5%
16 Risk Management 1.5%
17 Aquatic Facility 1.5%
18 Athletic Fields 1.4%
19 Staff Members 1.4%
20 Human Resources 1.4%
21 Police Department 1.2%
22 Advisory Board 1.1%
23 Seasonal Staff 1.1%
24 Tourism 1.0%
25 New Programs 1.0%
26 Lifeguard Training 0.9%
27 Community Centers 0.9%
28 Civic Groups 0.9%
29 Recreation Board 0.9%
30 Capital Improvements 0.8%
31 New Construction 0.8%
32 Sports Leagues 0.7%
33 Budget Development 0.7%
34 AGE Groups 0.7%
35 Program Development 0.7%
36 General Public 0.7%
37 Department Operations 0.7%
38 Student Athletes 0.6%
39 Recreation Centers 0.6%
40 Facility Management 0.6%
41 Recreation Commission 0.6%
42 Day-To-Day Operations 0.6%
43 Public Speaking 0.6%
44 Girls 0.6%
45 Recreation Staff 0.6%
46 Capital Expenditures 0.6%
47 Community Resources 0.6%
48 Osha 0.6%
49 CPR 0.6%
50 Performance Reviews 0.6%
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