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Recreation Manager Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 2644
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Student Activities & Services


To manage a student union recreation center; organize and direct leagues, tournaments, and special promotions; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: tournament rules and regulations of indoor recreation activities.

Some knowledge of: bookkeeping; cash-handling procedures; retail merchandising.

Experience: organizing and scheduling recreation activities; instructing others in bowling techniques; using tools and materials to repair and maintain recreation equipment, automatic bowling pinsetters, and related equipment; applying bowling lane conditioner, solvent, stripper, and lacquer; supervising and training others.

Physical ability to: maneuver in and around pinsetters and related equipment; lift and carry equipment weighing up to 60 pounds. Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safe and secure operations
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Ability to gather relevant information in order to provide services to clients

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Recreation Manager must:

  • Designs, implements, and directs marketing and operational activities for a recreation center; participates in developing recreation center policies and procedures; develops, monitors and projects expenditures and budgets; approves and monitors employee payroll; compiles and verifies revenue reports; collects, records and reviews deposits; purchases and maintains inventory levels of resale merchandise, supplies, and equipment; designs forms; interviews, hires, schedules, and trains student workers and evaluates performance; prepares regular and special revenue and activity reports; determines rates and price structure; sanctions leagues, collects money and processes memberships for various bowling organizations; represents recreation center and institution at various bowling association meetings.
  • Organizes, promotes, and directs leagues, tournaments, and special events; schedules events and group reservations; conducts clinics in various recreational activities; instructs and advises varsity bowling teams and coordinate travel schedules.
  • Performs and supervises: maintenance and repairs; measurement, drilling, plugging, repairing and fitting of bowling balls; cleaning, repairing and refinishing bowling pins and gutters. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, calibrates and performs major maintenance bowling pinsetters and related equipment; screens, sands and refinishes lanes and approaches; recovers and levels billiard tables.

35% of Time the Recreation Manager

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Recreation Manager

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents are exposed to highly flammable and toxic solvents, cleaners, and finishes. Overtime, weekend, evening and holiday work is required. On-call duty seven days a week is required.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Recreation Manager

Career Path

Other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.