Recreation Manager (NHS256)

Brooklyn, NY, USA Req #1455
Thursday, June 9, 2022

About Us:

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.

Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.

"Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement."


Position: Recreation Manager (NHS256)


The recreation manager is responsible for the management of the recreation department to meet the goals of the organization within its policies and procedures.  The recreation manager will develop and implement recreation programs appropriate to the consumer population and supportive of social services goals of the clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a human service field and three years of appropriate experience, with one-year supervisory experience.

Supervisory Role:

This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:

The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

  1. Recruit, train and supervise staff providing recreational activities to all clients.
  2. Design and implement new programs aimed at enhancing clients' motivation through socialization and the development of leisure time skills.
  3. Develop and implement special event and holiday programs.
  4. Update and post printed activities schedule.
  5. Develop contacts for off-site activities.
  6. Prepare statistical reports.
  7. Order and monitor supplies and equipment for the department.
  8. Perform other related duties as required.

Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Staff is well-trained.
  2. Recreation program goals and objectives are achieved.
  3. Special events and holiday programs are executed successfully.
  4. Client services are maintained and improved.
  5. Contacts are established and utilized. VOA reputation is upheld and respected in the community.
  6. Program operates within the budget.
  7. Recreation program resources and facilities are maintained appropriately for the needs of the program.
  8. Related duties are performed accurately and on time.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in both an office and residential shelter environment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers and/or clients. This position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds.

Position Type:

This is a full – time position.

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Other details

  • Job Family Childcare & Recreation
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Brooklyn, NY, USA