Recreation Activity Coordinator - RAE
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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The Recreation Activity Coordinator is responsible for the safety and general welfare of program participants at Petersen Barn Community Center; on occasion, the person in this position may assist with programs at similar program sites. Responsibilities include application of experience and independent judgment and the effective implementation of assigned recreation programs within program guidelines. Working under the general supervision of the Recreation Program Supervisor, coordinates a variety of Petersen Barn activities, provides outreach to under-served communities, develops and teaches recreation activities, and provides a safe environment for learning and play. Primary focus is on programming for High School-aged youth.

Department/Division : Library, Recreation and Cultural Services / Recreation Division
Work Location: Petersen Barn - 870 Berntzen, Eugene

Work Schedule : 32 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Core schedule will be between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, with some evening and weekend hours as dictated by program needs. Schedule will be discussed at interview.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:00 PM

Must Pass Criminal Record Check

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Performs logistical and administrative functions and responsibilities related to recreation program coordination such as developing program outlines that meet stated objectives; scheduling facilities and equipment for planned activities; promoting and marketing activities; providing a safe activity environment; managing activity registration, room set up, and clean up; maintaining accurate records; implementation of solutions to potential hazards.
Plans, promotes, implements, and evaluates the City of Eugene’s out-of-school time programs.

Provides direct leadership to program participants; provides a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion, positive youth development, and satisfaction of all participants.

Adheres to scheduled work hours; attends orientations, trainings, and staff meetings as required.

Purchases appropriate supplies; coordinates expenditures; maintains records and receipts.

Participates in maintaining assigned facilities.

Develops and maintains good public relations with staff, school administrators, parents, and the public; works cooperatively with school district staff, participants, parents, and community members.

Coordinates special events at Petersen Barn.

Communicates with program supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner about ongoing participant, parent, and school staff requests.

Assists with resolving participant behavior issues; may train mentors, volunteers, student interns or new instructors as assistants.

Safely drives a 15-passenger bus to and from activities.

Reports needed repairs or safety hazards immediately to Program Supervisor.

Follows procedures and policies as set by the City and Recreation Division.

Performs First Aid, CPR or other emergency responses as needed.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of :
Emergency Response, First Aid, and CPR procedures.

Recreation leadership and program planning principles.

Computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

The 40 Developmental Assets and/or similar youth development principles.

Group behavior management techniques.

Ability to :
Create and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for all participants.
Safely drive a 15-passenger activity bus.
Keep accurate records as needed.

Adhere to scheduled work hours.

Work within City, State, and Federal guidelines.

Demonstrate organizational skills and prioritize work.

Develop and implement student after-school activity programs.

Responsible for providing an activity setting that promotes and encourages inclusion, positive youth development, and satisfaction of all participants.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrate and maintain good public relations skills and commitment to client services.

Work harmoniously and effectively with various and diverse groups of people including students, their families, school personnel, staff, and the public.

Effectively work on multiple projects, meeting multiple deadlines.

Work independently with minimum direct supervision; exercise sound judgment.

Participate with coworkers in a team problem-solving environment.

Create documents and flyers using Microsoft Word.


High school diploma or GED. Additional coursework related to childhood development desirable.

Minimum one year recreation program planning and/or work in a certified child care facility, youth center, or recreation program. Additional experience working specifically with elementary-aged youth in a certified child care facility, youth center, or recreation program is desirable.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

License or Certificate
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Adult/Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Food Handler’s Permit, or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.


Supplemental Information:

Selection Process

Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


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