Recreation Supervisor (Aquatics)
Job Details
Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$96,948.60 - $117,849.72 Salary/year

Are you looking to join a fantastic team? The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is seeking an aquatics supervisor who has a passion for aquatics and is looking to make a difference in the community.


In this role, you will oversee the Hayward Plunge as well as three additional seasonal aquatics facilities and gymnastics classes for the District. Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations including janitorial, maintenance and rentals of the aquatics facilities. You’ll be tasked with recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising staff.


As aquatics supervisor, you will manage a budget and oversee accompanying programs such as swim lessons, rec swim, lap swim, swim team, swim/tennis camp and any aquatics special events such as our Floating Pumpkin Patch.


Our ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of hourly/seasonal staff, an entrepreneurial spirit in program planning, technical expertise in aquatics maintenance and great customer service skills.




Under general supervision, manage, organize, direct, and promote a wide variety of recreation programs and activities at specific locations or within a major division of the overall District recreation programs; supervises the work of hourly recreation leaders and other full time personnel and provides high quality customer service.




Recreation Supervisors are assigned the responsibility for a specific recreational activity and/or a major division of the Districts recreation programs. Areas of responsibility may be designing and overseeing multiple recreation programs areas or units and/or designing and overseeing recreational activities to serve specific audiences. Recreation Supervisors act with a considerable degree of discretion and they report to the Recreation Superintendent. This class is distinguished from the Recreation Superintendent in that the latter is responsible for the entire Recreation Department.




NOTE: The following lists of duties are those usually performed by most employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.)


  1. Researches trends, demographics and assesses community needs to plan strategically for the future.
  2. Plans, organizes, and participates in the development of recreational programs and activities for such programs as: adult sports, aquatics, youth programs, art programs, senior/older adult programs, performing arts/theater, instructional sports, nature and special needs programs, and supervises program staff.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates hourly and full time recreation program employees and volunteers; maintains attendance records and approves timesheets. Investigates and resolves personnel complaints; initiates disciplinary action and responds to grievances as appropriate. Ensures staff is trained in proper safe work practices.
  4. Plans, develops and oversees the implementation of various recreation activities.
  5. Evaluates program effectiveness and makes appropriate adjustments to meet program goals.
  6. Develops and implements marketing plan for assigned areas of responsibility.
  7. Responds to the public in a timely manner.
  8. Maintains accurate and complete records for all areas of responsibility. Prepares final reports and budget summaries. Prepares weekly District program updates.
  9. Works collaboratively with school, city and other agency representatives to facilitate and develop programs, clarify procedures, identify needs and promote existing programs. Serves as the District representative and/or liaison to City and Community Task forces in determining the recreation needs, interest and desires of the community. Represents the District at professional and community meetings.
  10. Inspects various facilities to be sure they are safe and ready for use; sees that adequate personnel are assigned. Oversees completion of monthly facility reports. May oversee maintenance functions at certain facilities. Coordinates capital improvement projects with other departments.
  11. Prepares and oversees budget for assigned program areas. Assesses and compares program fees and charges through market analysis and recommends changes. Coordinates the development of grants, sponsorships, donations and other fund raising to fund services and programs.
  12. Oversees purchasing; tracks, reconciles and approves monthly expenditures; prepares required financial reports.
  13. Supervises the collection and reconciliation of monies.


A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in recreation or a closely related field. (Masters Degree in Recreation Administration is desirable.)




The equivalent of two (2) years of experience in the class of Recreation Coordinator in the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District service.





The equivalent of four (4) years of full time professional experience in recreation programming which must have included the supervision of paid recreational personnel.



Valid California Motor Vehicle operators license and a good driving record.


Special Requirements:

Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation AED and First Aid Training Certificate within six months of employment.


NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.



NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the Examples of Duties section of this specification.


Knowledge of:


  • District policies and procedures.
  • Philosophy and objectives of public recreation, recreation management and supervision, facility management and knowledge of community needs and resources.
  • General knowledge of local, state and federal laws applicable to recreation profession and programs.
  • Recognize safety needs.
  • Computer applications related to the work.


Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and direct a wide variety of recreational activities.
  • Long range planning, including analysis and evaluation of programs and current trends, make recommendations for improvement and future program development.
  • Plan and budget for personnel and equipment required for individual program areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, community organizations and the public.
  • Work effectively with others.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Withstand sustained periods of sitting while intermittently operating keyboards, twisting and reaching to operate other equipment without incapacitating adverse effect.
  • Safely transport and lift objects weighing up to forty (40) pounds.
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