Director of Recreation

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

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The Woodlands Resort
Director of Recreation
 
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit, values that today are embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation.  While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his visionary investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company today.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  For our people, for our stakeholders, for our shareholders and for the people that live, breathe, consume and experience our brand.
 
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We are driven by entrepreneurialism, a passion for excellence, and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast to coast.
 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
 
The Director of Recreation oversees all outdoor recreation venues, including, but not limited to Forrest Oasis, Cabanas, Treetop Adventures, Bike Rentals, as well as our Summer Family Adventure Program.  True to the Woodlands Resort Mission, the Director of Recreation is responsible for creating both a fun and educational atmosphere for all guests of the Resort. Through effective hiring, training and managing of staff, the Director will ensure a high-level of guest service. 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement activities that appeal to a wide range of personalities and ages.  Complete needs assessments to determine how often activities will be offered, how seasons will affect these activities and what space is available or required for participants.
 
Research possible activity ideas and evaluate based on developed themes, guest feedback and location. Keep up to date on trends in the field.
Organize sporting activities such as volleyball, games such as trivia, events such as karaoke nights or wine tastings, or activities such as crafts and dancing lessons.
 
Create activity schedule for guests that reflects the Resort’s needs each season. Vary the activities to ensure the schedule appeals to as many guests as possible.
 
Communicate activities to Resort’s guests.  Update website, produce newsletter and create a calendar of activities to highlight specific events.
Supervise recreational staff members and introduce them to new activities as needed.
 
Ensure activity equipment remains clean, prepared and properly maintained.  Manage inventory and for special events, secure extra equipment.
 
 
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
Superior verbal, written, and listening skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
Ability to proactively and effectively communicate and network with various levels within the organization.
Proven track record of implementation of developing activity programs, concepts and tools.
Experience working in team-oriented roles that rely on the ability to collaborate with others.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Flexible to work varying schedules.
Strong understanding of the hospitality industry, specifically service cultures.
Available to work flexible schedule and long hours, especially during the summer months.
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EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
A minimum of three years of management and activities development experience in a Resort setting.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field required.
TABC and ServSaf certified.
Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.

 
“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.”
 
 
 
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