Recreation Program Coordinator (Senior Programming)

Posted: 05/03/2024

JOB SUMMARY

This person in this position is responsible for coordinating, scheduling and leading participants in a variety of recreational activities and assisting with organizing and implementing activities for the recreation program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                                                                         

  • Plans, evaluates and coordinates recreation activities, including scheduling facilities, ensuring facilities are set up, and scheduling trips;
  • Provides direction to and supervises seasonal and volunteer staff, including selecting, monitoring, training, scheduling and determining work-loads; assists with hiring, disciplinary and evaluation processes;
  • Assists in the development, recommendation and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the assigned recreation area(s);
  • Monitors the day-to-day operations of recreation activities, including making site visits, handling and resolving complaints and ensuring that programs and events have required materials and supplies;
  • Formulates and organizes program plans and schedules seasonal recreational activities;
  • Supervises the issuance, use, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment;
  • Creates program flyers, brochures, catalogs and newsletters; assists Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation with putting recreation information on television and website;
  • Financial Responsibilities: Accept, receive, and/or collect payments; accountable for inventory/property management; make recommendations that impact the budget; and manage the budget within assigned unit/division.
  • Works with neighborhood community groups on matters of civic and recreation interest;
  • Attends staff conferences and professional meetings; cooperates with voluntary agencies in the area;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SENIOR PROGRAMMING

  • Design and develop a comprehensive range of recreational programs suitable for senior citizens, considering their interests, abilities, and health requirements.
  • Collaborate with senior citizens, staff members, and community stakeholders to gather feedback and ideas for program improvement and innovation.
  • Plan and organize recreational events, outings, classes, and workshops in accordance with established schedules and budgets.
  • Coordinate with external vendors, instructors, and volunteers to facilitate program activities and ensure smooth operations.
  • Ensure all programs adhere to safety guidelines and regulations, particularly regarding the well-being of senior participants.
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for senior citizens to actively participate in recreational activities and build meaningful connections with their peers.
  • Provide assistance and support to participants as needed, ensuring their comfort, enjoyment, and overall satisfaction with the programs.
  • Maintain accurate records of program attendance, feedback, and evaluations to assess program effectiveness and make data-driven decisions for improvement.
  • Handle program-related inquiries, registrations, and payments, and effectively communicate program details to participants and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the administrative team to manage budgets, procure necessary supplies, and handle logistical arrangements for program activities.
  • Represent the organization at community events, senior expos, and networking opportunities to promote program offerings and build partnerships with relevant organizations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

Bachelor’s Degree in related field; two (2) years of work experience in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of good public relations practices and principles;
  • Ability to work effectively, compassionately and creatively with youth ages 5 through 18;
  • Ability to juggle numerous responsibilities and tasks;
  • Ability to maintain a positive, team-oriented attitude;
  • Ability to work a variety of hours and days;
  • Ability to plan creative, appropriate activities for all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, parents and children.

CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

Requires a valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; First Aid and CPR Certifications, Certified Leisure Professionals Certification also desired. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is light work and requires climbing, crouching, fingering, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT         

The incumbent works in a relatively safe, secure, and stable work environment.