The Director of the Recreation Center is instrumental in the success of meeting the Tribal
Membership’s goals for physical fitness, engaging classes, good nutrition, community events
and overall wellness. In this role you are responsible for the operations of the facility,
management of Recreation Center staff and the development and implementation of fitness
classes and programs for all ages of the community.

 Responsible for the daily operations and management of the Recreation Center.
Including all resources, i.e. facility, gym, bowling lanes, pool, events and classes.
 Develops, manages, and provides oversight to comprehensive programs and
activities for children, youth, adults and seniors, including community-wide events
and special interest classes.
 Create an environment conducive to promoting physical fitness, good nutrition and
overall wellness of the tribal community.
 Works with other departments, i.e. TANF, ITS, Youth, Rangers, Fire, Facilities, etc. to
coordinate and implement activities and programs.
 Organize, lead, and promote interest in the Recreation Center, events and activities.
Actively promote the facility throughout the community. Collaborate and seek input
from staff and the tribal community to develop and plan programs and activities of
 Establish and implement a standard operating platform that is tailored to community
conditions, reflects the Tribes values, programs, and SOPs. Review SOP’s annually
(at a minimum), revise and update as needed, and communicate with staff for
 Using excellent customer service skills to investigate and resolve all participant
complaints. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff,
participants and the membership.
 Responsible for insuring that equipment and machines are regularly cleaned and
inspected. Scheduling maintenance as required through manufacture warranty and
maintenance agreements and scheduling repairs as needed. Review and inspect
the entire facility and operations for safety hazards, cleanliness and potential problems.

Models team expectations by interacting and observing members, checking the
details of member experiences, making recommendations and proactively solving
 Develops and prepares the Recreation Center’s annual budget. Assures that all
areas of responsibility are performed within budget. Monitors expenditures to ensure
sound fiscal control and accountability; ensures effective and efficient use of
budgeted funds.
 Occasionally required to demonstrate or explain proper physical fitness activities,
techniques and procedures.
 This is a hands on position, attendance at work is an essential job function.
 Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phones, typing
correspondence, picking up supplies as needed for events or activities, helping set-
up for events or activities, etc.

Supervise all employees working for the Recreation Center. Carry out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the Pechanga Tribal Government policies and procedures
and applicable laws. Provides training and direction to the Recreation Center staff; to ensure
that the duties, responsibilities, authority, and accountability are clearly defined and fully
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees. Planning, assigning
and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 3 -5 years extensive knowledge and background of recreation and the fitness
industry, with considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities and operations
 5+ years of progressive management experience in supervising 5-20 employees
 Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent of education focused in exercise
science, physical education, kinesiology or nutrition and relevant work experience
 Experience in developing fitness programs for individuals and groups preferred.
 Ability to plan, evaluate, and prioritize work assignments to ensure accurate and
timely implementation and completion.
 Ability to handle multiple tasks with clear sense of ownership and priority.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Proven leadership skills
 AED and CPR certification within 30 days of employment required.
 Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
 This position must comply with the Pechanga Tribal Government’s Drug-Free
Workplace Policy. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident or injury,
and random testing.
 Must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

The Pechanga Band offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package for all full-time employees.
Benefits include the following:
 Retirement – 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match
 Health & Wellness Coverage – Medical, dental and vision coverage
 Life and Long Term Disability – $25,000 employer paid life and Long Term Disability
 Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare and Dependent care reimbursement accounts
 Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
 Supplemental Coverage – Disability, Accident, Cancer, Life, and Hospital Confinement
 Legal Shield and Identity Shield
 Pet Insurance
 Education Reimbursement Opportunities – For pre-approved specific, job related education
 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Face-to-face counseling, Legal assistance, Financial
assistance, ID recovery, Tobacco cessation, Dependent care and Daily living resources, and Crisis

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About Pechanga Tribal Government


Direct link to open positions and application: https://www.pechanga-nsn.gov/index.php/contact/employment

Send application and resume to:
Fax: 951-587-2209

Hiring Preference: The Pechanga Tribal Government is an equal opportunity employer.  Consistent with federal law, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians applies Indian preference in employment.  It is the policy of the Pechanga Tribal Government to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified applicants in the following order: 1) Pechanga Tribal Members; 2) Pechanga Tribal Member Spouses; 3) non-member American Indians.  Drug Testing: The Pechanga Tribal Government is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to drug testing.  Background Investigation: All candidates and employees may be subject to a background investigation.