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Recreation Coordinator- MLK Rec Center

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:


Responsible for coordinating recreation programming and providing support for programs and services. This is accomplished by supervising temporary seasonal personnel,volunteers and contract instructors, as well as developing, implementing and supervising recreation programs, promoting the activities and assisting with facility operations. Other duties include monitoring the allocation of resources, assisting with the budget process, providing organizational support for the department and interfacing with other City employees and citizens in relation to the PARD mission and City's Core Values.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

Essential Functions:

* Supervises temporary seasonal personnel, volunteers and contract instructors including interviewing applicants, coordinating training, monitoring work tasks, coaching staff, evaluating work performance, scheduling program staff and assisting with payroll.
* Develops and implements various programs and special events by assessing the needs of citizens, negotiating class and instructor fees, preparing program goals and cost analyses, scheduling program dates, reserving program facilities, purchasing and maintaining equipment and materials, and collaborates with Marketing Administrator to promote and advertise programs to citizens.
* Assists supervisor as liaison to volunteer agencies, public schools, universities, organizations, and agencies in establishing and implementing specialty programs.
* Assists with addressing and resolving complaints and concerns from the public, responding to emergencies situations, preparing facilities for programs, rentals and special events.
* Monitors the allocation of resources by maintaining program area supplies and equipment, evaluating and recommending budgetary needs for program area. Position is also responsible for vendor and instructor payment processing and budget oversight of program area.
* Assists with daily reconciliation reports, monthly reports, and other routine administrative tasks.
* Acquires job specific certifications and training related to job specific program area.
* Partakes in the development of continuous improvements and process efficiencies and communicates recommendations that seek to improve customer service
* May represent the facility/program supervisor in their absence.
* Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:

* High School Diploma/GED and 5 years of recreation experience and 1 year of supervisory experience.


* Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or a related field, 2 years of recreation experience and 1 year of supervisory experience.


* Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.

Core Competencies:

* Possesses, demonstrates, and maintains skills and knowledge to perform job competently.
* Ability to produce quality work with accuracy and thoroughness.
* Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work environment.
* Ability to accept responsibility for effectively managing and resolving conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize adverse impact.
* Ability to analyze problems, make objective decisions, and execute them effectively without prompting.
* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
* Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers.


* Bilingual in Spanish and English
* 1 year experience in a licensed preschool or similar setting
* National Recreation and Parks Association CPRP certificate
* Experience utilizing Rec 1 Software or similar recreation management software
* Technically proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis in Excel
* Experience with CANVA design software and Facebook scheduling

Conditions of Employment:

* Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class C driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law.)
* Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check.
* Must pass a physical examination
* Must be able to complete cash handling class within 6 weeks of employment
* Must be able to work overtime or outside of regular business hours when requested
* Must attend and successfully complete the City's Defensive Driving Course (DDC) and Van training as soon as possible after employment (if required to drive City vehicle or personal vehicle for City business.)
* Must complete CPR, AED & First Aid Certification within 6 months of employment.
* Must complete City of Denton Cash Handling course within 6 months of employment.
* For fitness positions, nationally recognized fitness certification (ACE, AFFA, ACSM, NASM, etc.) within six months.
* Preschool Directors meet the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (TXDFPS) Minimum Standards of Care for Child-Care Centers within 12 months of employment.
* Must be able to pass FBI fingerprinting and background check as required by TXDFPS childcare licensing.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Overall Strength Demands:The italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

* Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds
* Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds
* Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds
* Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds
* Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (

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