The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for a Limited-term Recreation Coordinator in the Recreation and Education Division. Appointment to this position is limited and will end no later than three years the date of appointment. This Recreation Coordinator position is located at the Senior Center and plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of recreation programs, services, events and activities, including overseeing the volunteer program, marketing, and coordinating classes, special events and facility reservations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to: Plan, coordinate, schedule, promote and evaluate a variety of programs which may include instructional classes, special events, trips and excursions, seasonal camps, and aquatics and sports programs; promote interest and involvement in recreation activities; serve as a liaison between the city, other public and private agencies, citizen groups and professional organizations on matters pertaining to assigned recreation services; prepare and/or coordinate the development of recreation program publicity; participate in preparing and monitoring program budgets; identify community leisure services needs and recommend appropriate programs; recruit, select, train, schedule, and evaluate part-time employees and volunteers; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as required.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of supervision and training, budgeting, and program needs analysis; methods, techniques, procedures, and philosophy of recreation programming; first aid and safety practices.
Ability to: Organize, direct, and supervise the activities of groups using recreation facilities; express and relate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; keep records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, and the public; on a continuing basis, stand, sit, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach, and lift and carry weight of 25 pounds or less while coordinating and/or supervising recreation activities.
Experience and Education: One year of experience coordinating a variety of recreation programs and services. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation/leisure services or related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for 2 years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience working with seniors in recreational and leisure activities is highly desirable. Municipal experience preferred.
License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent supplemental Benefit package includes:
oNew employees to Cupertino hired after 12/29/12 with prior CalPERS (or reciprocal agency) service– 2.0% @ 60, employees pay full 7% of employee contribution.
oNew employees with no prior CalPERS service or a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more -– 2.0% @ 62 employee required by law to pay 50% of the Normal Cost which currently equates to 6.25%.
•Choice of health insurance, portion of family premium paid by the City, and fully or partially paid premium for employee, depending on plan.
•Fully paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
•Fully paid dental insurance and partially paid vision insurance.
•Fully paid Employee Assistance Program.
•Educational reimbursement up to $1,350 for approved coursework.
•12 holidays plus 20 hours of floating holidays annually; 8 hours of sick leave per month; 10 to 24 days of vacation annually.
•Cupertino Sports Center membership and $400 credit which can be used to pay for recreation activities and programs.
The City of Cupertino (population 60,000) is located against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the west end of the world famous Silicon Valley. Rich in diversity, Cupertino is committed to becoming a model multicultural community for the 21st century. With one of the most diverse, technologically savvy, and nonpartisan populations in Northern California, Cupertino is quickly becoming ...a city that people like to talk about. Corporate headquarters blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods that climb into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. This is the backdrop for living and working in Cupertino, California. Cupertino is home to many well-known high-tech companies like Apple, and offers a dynamic and exciting business climate. Winner of numerous state and national awards for excellence, Cupertino public schools are widely acknowledged to be models of quality instruction. Cupertino is also home to De Anza College, recently named the best community college in California. Quality schools and proximity to high-tech jobs and beautiful open spaces make Cupertino a desirable location for a highly educated and culturally diverse population.