Recreation Program Coordinator

City of Des Moines, Iowa
Published
November 5, 2022
Location
Des Moines, IA
Job Type
 

Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction, leads, coordinates and assumes control of various specialized areas within the total recreation program, or a specialized recreation activity, and performs related work as required. Specialized areas include athletics, aquatics, environmental education, seasonal camps, special events, and recreation facility operations.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from high school and two years of group leadership experience in a recreation setting, including concentration in one or more specialties in the field of recreation or sports.
  • A college degree in recreation or a related field may be substituted for the required two years of experience.

PLEASE NOTE : SUBMITTAL OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL) IS REQUIRED BY APPLICATION DEADLINE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT. FAILURE TO SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RESULT IN APPLICATION DISQUALIFICATION.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
  • License or Other Requirements: Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, and instructs various recreation activities; leads and officiates one or more activities as requested.
  • Participates in agency planning, research and training, budget and action plan preparation.
  • Works closely with other recreation agencies to assure the proper development of recreational facilities in all areas.
  • Meets with neighborhood and special interest groups; assists organized groups in developing programs of recreation for special meetings.
  • Works with recreation staff to complete logistic support and supervisory assignments in the conduct of special activities; promotes and publicizes activities with the media.
  • Trains recreation leaders in techniques and application of recreation principles; recruits and trains temporary staff and volunteers; ensures safety of participants.
  • Maintains necessary records and submits required reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2022 4:00 PM Central

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