CITY OF BERKELEY invites applications for the position of:
Assistant Recreation Coordinator
$4,902.00 - $5,700.00 Monthly
02/26/18 05:00 PM
The City of Berkeley is seeking applications from qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity as an Assistant Recreation Coordinator! This classification assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising a specialized city-wide recreation or sports program. Desirable candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: Day Camp – General oversight of an outdoor-based summer day camp and after school program including marketing, participant registration, staff supervision, and program development. Therapeutic Recreation - Planning, facilitating, and evaluating programs for people with disabilities in both inclusive and specialized settings. Experience with Teen Programs – Developing meaningful and responsive city-wide programs for diverse groups of teens. Youth Sports – Oversight of development and expansion of seasonal, city-wide youth sports programs including, but not limited to: baseball, basketball, and flag football. Volunteers/Special Events – Recruit, train, and retain community volunteers to assist with a variety of division/department-wide programs and special events.
Environmental Education - Assist with facility management, staff and volunteer training and supervision, environmental education instruction, teacher training, curriculum and program development, and special event coordination. The current vacancy assists with all aspects of operation of the programs and facilities at the Shorebird Park Nature Center and Adventure Playground, which services more than 55,000 visitors, teachers, and students each year and educates all ages about the history and ecology of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Typical duties include:
Assists in recreation program planning, organization and implementation
Recommends staffing, coordinates staff assignments and program scheduling and participates in the recruitment, interviewing, testing and training of new staff
Completes staff evaluations and organizes training and safety practice sessions
Writes staff training materials; monitors the progress and effectiveness of recreation and sports programs and recommends necessary improvements
Updates brochures and poster layouts, prepares mailing lists and arranges for publicity in local media
Sets up fund raising events and activities such as sports tournaments
Organizes and directs volunteers for specialized recreation programs
Provides volunteer training and organizes recognition events
Surveys program participants to develop program feedback
Monitors the collection and deposit of program receipts
Handles recreation and sports section payroll and prepares periodic program reports
Participates in the preparation of program budgets and quarterly reports
Monitors supply needs and requisitions necessary supplies, materials and equipment
Plans, organizes, schedules and staffs sports programs
Schedules and staffs athletic leagues and coordinates team schedules
Enforces safety and operating procedures; may develop training materials and conduct workshops and environmental education programs for the general public and school district
EDUCATION: Equivalent to graduation from high school
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in recreation program planning, coordination or leadership. College level coursework in recreation, physical education or a closely related field may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Recreation program activities including games, hobbies and athletics
Team sport scheduling including selection and coordination of team schedules
Basic supervisory principles and practices
Rules and regulations related to team sports
Community recreation needs for all age groups
Basic principles of first aid
Motivating and providing encouragement for participation in recreation programs and team sports
Implementing multi faceted sports and recreation programs
Identifying community recreation needs and recommending programs to fulfill them
Planning, staffing and scheduling sports events and other recreational activities
Administering first aid for minor injuries
Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines
Preparing clear and complete reports of program activities and other written correspondence
Maintaining organized and accurate records of team schedules and rosters and other recreational activities
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
To apply and for more information about this opening, please visit our website at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/hr/, no later than Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST).
Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: 1-(510)-981-6300 | TTY: 1-(510)-981-6347| ADA@cityofberkeley.info and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.
About City of Berkeley
Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.Our mission is to provide quality service to our diverse community; promote an accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally sound and culturally rich city; initiate innovative solutions; embrace respectful democratic participation; respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns, and do so in a fiscally sound manner.