Community Recreation Coordinator

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Open Until Filled

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Dept: Park

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $39,945.60 - $44,384.00

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate technical work overseeing and administering the operations, programs, and staff of community recreation and sports leagues, performing fundraising, marketing, and promotion of events and activities through various media sources, coordinating a summer camp program, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Park Superintendent. Limited supervision is exercised over assigned staff.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Organizes the operations of the City Summer Camp; trains seasonal and voluntary staff on processes, procedures, and camp curriculum; monitors and maintains inventories; records attendance and supervises camp attendees; monitors camp outings.

Coordinates community events, clubs, camps, sports leagues, and fundraisers; monitors related budgets, equipment, and supplies; evaluates programs and events for future improvements; maintains communication with participant parents and resolves issues and concerns.

Assists with the operations of the City's recreational programs; processes revenue and expenditures; monitors and maintains community recreation equipment and supplies; coordinates administrative processes and procedures.

Utilizes social media, news releases, public service announcements, and other forms of media to promote recreational programing and community involvement; creates and maintains the Recreation Guide; updates department website page as needed.

Prepares and submits budgetary requests; administers budget upon approval and

Oversees maintenance of financial accounts; assists with long range planning and capital improvement project management as requested.

Serves as a representative of the Department during board and external community constituent meetings.

Provides plans for innovative opportunities in programing and funding; writes grants; develops alternative funding sources.

Monitors and maintains department financial and rental website; assists with other technology related operations as needed.

Oversees the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program; ensures compliance with state mandated guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of recreational programming and administrative office operations; general knowledge of the principles, rules, techniques, materials, and equipment required for a variety of special events and recreational activities; general knowledge of the social behavior of all age groups; general knowledge of the methods involved in organizing, conducting, promoting, and supervising athletic and recreation activities; general knowledge of health, safety and first aid practices; general knowledge of clerical and administrative duties in an office setting; general knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to the Department; knowledge of the records and reports which must be prepared and maintained; knowledge of correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; skill in customer service and professional phone communications; ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply policies and procedures; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with detail to spelling, grammar, and punctuation; ability to understand and apply laws and established policies to the maintenance of records; ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business owners, coworkers, school officials, state officials, superintendents, and the general public.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in recreation and sports management, public relations, communications, event management, or related field and moderate experience with public relations, event management, community engagement, recreational activities, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This works requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

Obtain USDA Summer Food Service Program certification within 1 year of hire.

Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification preferred

Valid driver's license in the State of Indiana.

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