CITY OF UNALASKA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
IN HOUSE POSTING: October 9, 2017 TO THE PUBLIC: October 9, 2017
The Department of Parks, Culture & Recreation is accepting applications for the position of: RECREATION PROGRAMCOORDINATOR - SPECIAL EVENTS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated, community minded individual with some experience in special events management, design and marketing, and social media marketing. Position is open for applications until filled.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position works under the direct supervision of the Recreation Manager. Performs routine and complex administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and administering a variety of recreation programs. Coordinates a variety of different recreation activities with a specific focus on large scale community special events. This position also works with the Recreation Manager to develop marketing strategies, manage social media accounts, and design promotional materials.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Determines materials, equipment, facility, supervision or instruction needs for each event/program and coordinates with other PCR staff. Provides supervision, instruction, guidance and discipline for youth and teens participating in afterschool drop-in programs, as well with adult patrons. Coordinates all aspects of assigned programs. Schedules and runs a variety of programs. Runs errands, orders and picks up supplies needed for activities and sets up required equipment, etc. Assures assigned programs are performed within budget and assures the most effective and efficient use of funds, facilities and time. Assists Recreation Manager with the publication of the departments tri-annual activity guide. Manages the departments social media accounts. Designs a variety of publication and promotional materials. Periodically assists the Recreation Manager with updating the department’s marketing strategies. Performs related work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain records associated with work. Knowledge of recreational activities. Ability to work with a variety of age groups and cultures. Ability to plan and implement large scale special events for a community of over 4,000 individuals. Ability to effectively manage social media and other marketing efforts. Ability to design effective promotional materials using a variety of computer software. Ability to count and record cash accurately. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of basic arithmetic and office practices and procedures. Ability to operate office equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Four (4) years of college with a degree in recreation or related field preferred. One (1) year and/or summer internships of recreation experience such as: child care, counseling, coaching and programming community center events or similar required. Experience managing special events preferred. Experience in marketing and design preferred. Other combination of education and experience, which could provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed, will be evaluated on an individual basis. Other work or educational experience preferences are: background in arts and culture ranging from visual to performing arts and/or a background in leisure activities, special events and special interest programming.
LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Alaska driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire is required. Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications within 90 days is required. Ability to meet the education and experience requirements for state licensing of programs. Must work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, with possible hours during the week for various other programs. Occasionally the position will require working outdoors with program participants. As a condition of employment, the person selected will be required to successfully complete a drug test prior to beginning work and will be subject to future periodic drug and alcohol tests on a random basis without advance notice. Position is subject to pre-employment, post-offer criminal investigation as defined by Alaska Statute 12.62.
TO APPLY: Please submit a City of Unalaska application and a reference release form. A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 907-581-1251, or by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us . Return application to HR in City Hall or by one of the following methods: Mail to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685; e-mail to email@example.com; or fax to 907-581-4469.
PAY RANGE: Union position $22.41/hr Regular Full-Time Position
Unalaska, the 11th largest city in Alaska, is located in the Eastern Aleutian Islands approximately 800 miles southwest of Anchorage. Unalaska, which is the number-one commercial fishing port in the US, is a coastal community with a multi-cultural population of approximately 4,000 full-time residents and seasonal influxes of 4,000 to 6,000 from multiple commercial fishery operations. The City’s... Department of Parks, Culture & Recreation (PCR) operates the community center that includes a full-sized gym, an indoor track, racquetball courts, a weight room, an aerobics room, a workout room with exercise machines and equipment, a ceramics room, a music room, a teen room, and a childcare room. The natatorium, or aquatics center, which is located in Unalaska City School, includes a standard sized pool with racing lanes, a warming pool, and a slide. A small workout room with exercise machines is also located at the natatorium. The PCR maintains eight community parks, including Ounalashka Park, the central focus of which is Kelty Field, a modern, fenced softball field with an electronic scoreboard. The park also includes a track, a fenced all-purpose court for activities like tennis and basketball, a fenced play area for children, a picnic gazebo, and a concession stand.