Deputy Director of Recreation

This is a new position within our quickly growing Recreation Department. This position is of an administrative nature, supporting the planning and directing of the over-all municipal recreation programs including all childcare (after school and summer) programs, adult programming and over 50 programming, as well as staffing Biddeford's waterfronts in the summers. The Deputy Director will communicate information regarding programs to the public, as well as handling correspondence and communication with individuals seeking information.

This position involves managing all recruitment and training of personnel including volunteers for executing the various programs; supervisory and performance management work regarding all Recreation Staff. Creates all departmental policies and procedures for approval by the Recreation Director.

Additionally, the Deputy Director will:

· Assist in the management of the financial operation of the department along with the Director including preparation of budgets and monitoring expenditures and revenues

· Collaborate with the Human Resources Department for payroll, personnel matters, recruitment advertising, employee selection and orientation, training, and worker’s compensation related matters; Handle all employee issues including investigations and disciplinary issues

· Responds to citizens/parents complaints/inquires about recreation programs

· Prepare correspondences, communications, and reports pertaining to the recreation department; Promote interest and provides information regarding recreation programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other departments, and the general public

· Create and implements a department wide training program for all staff and volunteers; Create and implement retention program with the assistance of the HR Department

· Supervise the scheduling of all outside activities at the Community Center and on City athletic fields and parks, coordinating with coaches, athletic directors, and the Recreation Department


A four-year degree in Recreational Management or relevant field

At least two years’ experience and training in public recreation and administration

At least two years’ experience in a supervisory role

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume at to apply online.

*accepting applications through December 20, 2021

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $57,000.00 - $69,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Supervisory: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Recreation Program: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations