Under general supervision, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, overseeing and directing the operations, services, staff and activities of assigned recreation programs, services and activities for the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to two years full time work developing, coordinating, or implementing recreation programs/activities; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Activities, or closely related area may substitute for the required experience. Must possess First Aide/CPR certification, or be able to obtain within 90 days of hire. Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the Community’s insurance carrier requirements (no DUI/DWI convictions within the last five years). Must successfully complete and extensive background check.
Examples of Duties:
Establishes and maintains positive, effective, working relationships with volunteers, other staff, and the public.
Plans, organizes, leads and coordinates a variety of positive recreation/sports programs, activities, and events to help people stay active, improve fitness and have fun. Develops promotional materials to increase participation and attendance at recreational activities, events, and facilities.
Coaches teams and officiates games as needed.
Assesses the recreational needs of members in the Community and develops, evaluates, and recommends activities/programs to meet these needs.
Supervises/trains paid/volunteer staff involved in providing a wide variety of programs and activities for members, and ensures a safe/healthy atmosphere for participants.
Prepares periodic reports and data of program activities and status.
Manages program operating budgets, including receiving/depositing incoming fees/funds, compiling various financial reports, developing budget projections, approving purchase requisitions, and maintaining inventories of supplies, materials, and equipment.
Performs a variety of administrative support activities for the Parks and Recreation Director, including functioning as the Director during his absences.
Transports and chaperones participants during recreation/sports programs, field trips, special events, and other related functions.
Works closely with various individuals, groups, agencies, departments, and Community organizations by assisting in coordinating and organizing special and annual Community events and celebrations.
Oversees the collection of enrollment forms, program and special event registrations in the various recreation/sports programs as required.
Attends training as needed i.e. lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, etc.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of general Adult/Youth Recreation programs, services, and activities.
Knowledge of general Parks and Recreation Department operating policies and procedures.
Knowledge of general sports/recreation program development principles and practices.
Knowledge of general clerical/office support practices and procedures.
Knowledge of basic volunteer training and supervision principles and practices.
Skill in planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of recreation/sports programs, activities, and events.
Skill in training and supervising volunteer/paid staff to ensure efficient, effective operation of the Recreation program.
Skill in performing a variety of clerical/office support work, including typing, filing, photocopying, and inputting data into computerized data bases.
Ability to chaperone program participants in a safe and structured fashion.
Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with staff, other employees and general public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Ability to understand and follow routine and written instructions.