CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 2554

Recreation Manager

Salary: $81k-$92k
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Closing Date: May 19, 2023

Recreation Manager, Golden Rain Foundation

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek

About Rossmoor

Rossmoor Walnut Creek is a nationally recognized community for active seniors who are 55 and older. With nearly 10,000 residents in 6,700 homes on 2,000 acres, Rossmoor is a beautiful, serene enclave about 25 miles east of San Francisco. Offering a vast array of activities, residents are inspired to create, enjoy, learn and participate in activities and sports that they never had time to learn or engage in when they were younger. With two golf courses, four swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, lawn bowling and numerous other activities, it is never dull in Rossmoor. Activity studios include dedicated facilities for art, ceramics, lapidary, sewing, and woodworking. Rossmoor also operates its own movie theater, TV station and weekly newspaper. There are more than 200 clubs in Rossmoor for every interest. Numerous clubhouses hosted 22,000 events and meetings on campus in 2019.

In 2018, Rossmoor completed a $10 million renovation of its 30,000 square foot fitness center, which nicely complements other newer amenities like the event center, restaurant, table tennis pavilion, tennis complex and recycling facility. In late 2019, Rossmoor activated a one-megawatt solar project that will save more than $5 million on energy costs over its 25-year life. Rossmoor is currently exploring the development of a water reclamation facility and an expansion of the solar project.

Rossmoor is fully developed with construction commencing in 1964 and concluding in the early 2000’s. The homes in Rossmoor are individually owned by residents who live in one of 23 homeowners associations, called “mutuals.” Rossmoor’s streets, open space and amenities are held in Trust. The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) is the nonprofit Trustee that manages and operates the amenities in a manner similar to that of a small town council. One mutual is self-managed and the others are managed by GRF.

GRF's approximately 250 full-time, part-time and part-time/on-call employees provide a huge variety of services including maintenance, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, golf course maintenance, recreation, lifeguarding, fitness training, vehicle repair, accounting, insurance and purchasing.

Eligible full time employees are provided with vacation and sick pay, health insurance, dental, vision, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 401k with a matching component. Centrally located in the heart of Contra Costa County, Rossmoor provides its own bus service including a connection to Walnut Creek’s BART station.

Recreation Manager

Supervises Recreation Department, including recruiting and training/cross-training employees, performance evaluations, etc.  Coordinates event planning, liaison with resident groups and clubs, caterers and contractors.  Oversees annual recreation calendar that includes event forecasting community events for the year. Current subordinates include Excursion Coordinator, Reservations Coordinator, 2 Recreation Assistants, Special Events Coordinator II, Program & Activities Coordinator, 2 Front Desk Receptionist ,2 Application Support Specialists and 4 Event Assistants.

Main liaison for Rossmoor clubs and residents regarding rules and policies of the Golden Rain Foundation. Serves on the Rossmoor Activities Council and Diversity Festival Steering committee.  Ensures communications and maintains close contact with custodial supervisor regarding facility schedules, AV needs, and room set up requirements. Responsible for providing input for the Recreation Department’s Yearly Budget and managing expenditures in accordance with the approved budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises recreation department staff, including budget, communications, community liaison. 
  • Recruits and trains recreation employees.
  • Mediates and resolves problems within department.
  • Knows, understands, and enforces the current GRF policies that relate to Recreation.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction and input.
  • Public speaking at various events.
  • Coordination with other GRF Departments
  • Introduces new programs and ideas through a collaborative process
  • Ensures familiarity with all clubhouses, outdoor spaces, etc. (i.e., room capacity, appropriate usage, etc.)
  • Other related duties as required by Supervisor





    Job-related knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Excellent customer service & teamwork skills
    • Communicate effectively in all written and verbal communications
    • Experience working with an aging population
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Ability to adapt and pivot when working on a variety of projects/events.
    • Ability to collaborate and work with all of the Resident Services departments
    • Knowledge of Recreation & facilities management

    Required licenses, certifications and/or education/degrees: 

    • BS in Recreation or related field or experience in supervision/events management.
    • Minimum 2 years experience in Recreation or working with a senior population.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Clean and valid California driver license and satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial employment.
    • Ability to meet the Dept. of Homeland Security requirements confirming identity and right to work in the United States is required. 
    • Offer is contingent upon satisfactorily passing pre-employment physical, drug test and physical capabilities assessment. 
    • Previous employment must be verifiable. 
    How To Apply:

    CONTACT:       To apply, email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@rossmoor.com .

    Agency: Golden Rain Foundation
    Apply To: 800 Rockview Drive

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