Community Center Recreation/Fitness & Media Manager

City of Carter Lake   Carter Lake, IA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on May 15, 2024

POSITION:   Community Center Recreation/Fitness & Media Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Recreation/Fitness & Marketing

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Community Center Director

  • NATURE OF WORK: The Carter Lake Community Center is owned and operated by the City of Carter Lake. This facility features a full-size gymnasium, walking track, fitness room, multi-purpose room(s), warming kitchen, commons area, and customer service reception desk. External features include 4 baseball fields and concessions. The purpose of the Community Center Assistant Manager Rec/MA is responsible for assisting the Community Center Director in the overall management and operation of the community center gym, group fitness, included programming, as well as advertising the center and its offerings efficiently and effectively.


  • Two years’ management in recreational activities and/or fitness, or closely related field.
  • One to two years’ experience working in a community recreation facility desired. Experience managing recreational activities, for adults and youth with a general knowledge in a community setting.


  • General knowledge of management, program development, promotion, and budgeting.
  • General knowledge and experience in planning, prioritizing, and organizing a changing workload.
  • Ability to multi-task and provide exceptional customer service to the public with professional and effective communication skills.
  • Previous experience in both development and leading recreational and activities/programs for a membership-based facility preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, members & guests and other departments and agencies.
  • The ability to effectively manage facility programming software, use of a personal computer, including word processing, copy and electronic viewing devices, phone, social media, and various other technology.
  • CPR/First Aid, follow all safety protocol, and mandatory reporter requirements. (CPR/First Aid Certifications must be completed within the first 90-days of employment)
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours


  • Aid in the management and of facility software, supplying reports monitoring activities and programs of the facility to maintain accurate financial and statistical records.
  • Direct oversight of recreation & fitness staff in all duties, including coordination of activities and program planning and organization, assist as required for all events within the facility and on city owned recreational facilities as needed.
  • Oversee recreational activities
  • Provides administrative support by answering questions, maintaining correspondence with other departments, interfaces with community groups and actively promote the facility throughout the community as needed.
  • Ensures the department is well staffed and properly maintained and all public spaces are kept safe, organized, and contribute to the welcoming atmosphere for the community.
  • Meets regularly with the Community Center Director to revise and review facility activities and programs, marketing materials, policies, procedures, comments and suggestions of members and guests including suggestions for recommendations.
  • Assists as needed and gain approval as directed for building, park, and field rental requests in line with the outlined policies and facility availability.
  • Assist in monitoring facility safety for assigned staff and members of the community using the building and all recreational areas.
  • Ensure and assist in monitoring facility safety for assigned staff and members of the community using the building.
  • Attend as directed by the director all relevant community engagement meetings through the city and attend all relevant training needed of the position.
  • Oversee the Community Center media and advertising


  • Position requires excessive walking, running as well as some moderate lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Work is performed primarily in a city community center or related facility. Some activities may be performed outdoors, where incumbents are exposed to varying temperatures, but seldom in inclement weather. Conditions may necessitate working in or around ice and snow.

City of Carter Lake

950 E. Locust Street
Carter Lake , IA