Recreation Program Coordinator

  • 006237

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, coordinates and participates in the development and presentation of quality recreation program activities at a recreation site, facility or specialty area including after school activities for children, adults, seniors, and other special citizens of the City of West Palm Beach; and performs other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and participates in the development and implementation of recreation programs for patron groups or specialty areas.
  2. Conducts research to stay current on recreation program development and management.
  3. Obtains sponsorships for various recreation needs.
  4. Sells and receives field permits.
  5. Prepares written documents, statistical reports, work orders, time sheets, schedules, press releases, brochures, calendars, program rosters, etc.
  6. Communicates and works with individuals, community groups, and committees to stimulate interest and develop recreation program support, including fundraising.
  7. Performs light office duty including answering phones, making appointments, copies, completing forms and providing customer service.
  8. Drive bus to transport children commuting to and from the Center.
  9. Develop and prepare weekly lesson and recreational plans and curriculum for programs.
  10. May consult with school officials, police, probation officers, public assistance workers, civil organizations and other public and private agencies in seeking solutions to problems affecting youths.
  11. Performs program registration duties including accepting funds and providing receipts.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of recreation management.
  • Knowledge of recreation activities for children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens, and/or special patrons.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of variety of sports rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, rules, and regulations in a variety of competitive games and sports.
  • Knowledge of personal computer usage and applicable software.
  • Skill in developing and implementing programs.
  • Skill in the methods and techniques for recreation program planning, execution, and facility and field maintenance.
  • Skill in applying supervisory practices and performing lead responsibilities over others.
  • Skill in creating, planning, and overseeing a diverse number of public recreational programs, facilities, and community.
  • bility to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other City of West Palm Beach employees and the general public; including groups of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment and in an outdoor setting. There may be occasional need for light to moderate lifting (up to 25 pounds). May require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Recreation, Leisure Management, or related field and one (1) year of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification, required. Child Development Associate Certificate, preferred. A valid Florida Driver’s license is required. A valid Florida commercial driver’s license with air breaks and “P” endorsement is required within six months of date of employment.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2007
Overtime: Yes
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