Recreation Coordinator-Senior Services
City of Avondale, AZ - Avondale, AZ

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The City of Avondale Parks, Recreation and Library Department is accepting applications for a Recreation Coordinator-Senior Services. This position is full-time, FLSA exempt and with benefits.

Plan, organize and implement recreation programs, and special events with a strong emphasis in senior center operations and active adult program management and development. Provides administrative support to Recreation Manager, assists peers in recreation activities, and oversees the following programs: senior center operations, grant management, home delivered meals, transportation, marketing, program development and congregate meals. Oversees all activity at designated locations, and responsible for all program areas. Will exercise supervision over full time, part-time and volunteer staff.

Examples of Duties:

Plan, organize, implement and evaluate recreation programs by overseeing a variety of senior programs, attending senior and active adult planning and programming meetings, ordering supplies and collecting registrations.

Coordinates and plans events and programs by marketing, attracting sponsors, locating equipment and entertainment, and complying with policy requirements.

Provides administrative support by answering phones, interacting with the public, inputting purchase order and petty cash amounts, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment, creating sponsorship letters, keep financial and activity records, prepares reports, seeks and maintains grants.

Responsible for overseeing all activity at designated locations such as public facilities. Includes setting up facilities and areas, and any related tasks to assure success of program.

Train, motivate, evaluate and work as team with contracted staff and employees for events and programs. Meets with individuals or groups to stimulate interest and support for recreation activities.

Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

Cover activities at designated locations, and confirm proper event set-up at time of event occurrence, which includes weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Typical Qualifications:

Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Public Administration or closely related profession. Master's Degree Preferred.

Minimum five (5) years' experience in senior health and wellness programming with an emphasis on Senior Center Management, supervision, active adult programs, marketing and grant management.

Requires valid Arizona Driver's License and CPR/First Aid Certification.

Must have the ability to obtain a Fingerprint Level 1 Clearance Card within 30-days from date of hire. Must have the ability to obtain a Food Managers Card within 90-days of hire date.

Supplemental Information:

Work requires the ability to read and interpret manuals, rules, contracts, purchase orders, and professional publications.

Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.

Work requires the ability to write forms, letters, sponsorships, fliers, receipts, equipment bids, reports and grants.

Planning responsibilities include collecting and tracking registration monies, reserving schools, training volunteers and coaches, and monitoring program results.

The incumbent prepares documents and conducts research to provide information to Recreation Manager. Responsible for monitoring and tracking funding sources, revenues and expenditures for assigned units. Monthly reports and collaboration with the finance department for on-going budgets. May also recommend budget allocations for Division.

Will require functioning as a lead worker while performing own responsibilities, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work for full time, part-time staff and volunteers.

Work involves decision making within established standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment and analytical skills required to determine appropriate course of action.

The incumbent in this position has a high degree of interaction with others both within and outside the organization. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the City which may be involved in decision making or providing approval or input. In addition, the incumbent works with individuals outside the City who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with various state and federal agencies, as well as vendors and suppliers for information on purchases, supplies or products may also be required. Meetings and discussions may be conducted with internal and external customers, clients and citizens. Employee must maintain regular attendance.

Applicants will need to submit an employment application on-line at If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department at 623-333-2200.