Recreation Coordinator
City of Grand Island, NE - Grand Island, NE

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Manage, coordinate and evaluate youth and adult recreation programs, leagues, and special events for persons of all ages in the community. Coordinate recreational activities with other divisions and provide complex staff assistance to the Recreation Superintendent. Work varies, requiring interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required. Develop, plan, organize, supervise and schedule activities in association with the City facilities and outdoor summer youth programs. Supervise facility daily operations as it relates to athletic leagues and events for youth and adults. Perform hands-on teaching functions; develop lesson plans; research and develop new youth and adult athletic programs; coordinate non-athletic programs such as youth summer programs; attend and monitor activities as required. Recruit, hire, train, motivate, supervise and evaluate numerous seasonal recreation employees that include instructors, children’s program leaders, coaches and officials; provide or coordinate staff training. Work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement disciplinary procedures. Explain and enforce department policies; conduct public relation programs to encourage community involvement; serve as liaison with participant groups and organizations; work nights and weekends on a regular basis. Obtain program sponsorships; coordinate maintenance and upkeep of equipment and facilities. Assist Recreation Superintendent in budget preparation and review program expenditures and revenues; promote safety in all aspects of the job. Effectively and efficiently plan, organize, schedule and coordinate recreation programs and supervise and conduct program activities. Manage, plan, and coordinate recreational activities such as children’s park camps, outdoor explorers, crafty kids programs, summer concert series, adult and senior programs, and special events. Assist with the coordination for the registration of participants for recreational activities. Maintain records and develop reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness. Attend weekly staff meetings. Compile data for special events and projects; collect and assemble data and background materials for a variety of reports. Purchase items needed for recreation programs, activities, or facilities. Perform related duties as assigned .

Knowledge of : Recreation and programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Program development, marketing, implementation and evaluation. Rules and skill techniques of most sports, with an emphasis on volleyball, basketball, soccer, football, baseball and softball. Arts and crafts, tumbling, dance, playground games, sports, and other day camp activities. Expenditure control and budgeting. Principles and practices of lead supervision and training. Desktop publishing and word processing. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to : Supervise and train assigned staff. Promote and maintain public interest in recreation programs. Organize and coordinate recreation programs and services. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Supplemental Information:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience : Minimum one year experience, with an emphasis on program planning is preferred. Training : Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, leisure services or a closely related field is preferred but not required.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Must obtain First Aid/CPR certification within first six months of employment.

Candidates are subject to a background check.