Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent required. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Gerontology, Health and Human Performance, or a related field is preferred.
Two years of relevant experience in coordinating recreation programs. One year of post-secondary education will be considered in lieu of one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
Ability to plan, implement, and direct programs that meet the needs of the community, with limited direct supervision.
Communicate and work with a variety of organizations to schedule activities to accommodate unforeseen events.
Ability to develop and use spreadsheets for program development and cost recovery. Ability to develop word processing documents.
Awareness of community resources and other available activities and programs as related to age groups.
Possess current knowledge of issues, trends, and interests for the area and age group of assignment, which include older adult programs, adult and youth sports, day camps, youth volunteers, adult and youth special classes, outdoor recreation and special events.
Ability to make decisions in difficult situations, often under pressure.
Ability to get along well with coworkers and the public, and maintain effective work relationships.
Gerontology certificate preferred for the position developing programs for older adults.
Youth Sports Administrator certification must be obtained by the end of the probation period for the position coordinating youth sports.
Current First Aid/CPR certification must be obtained within the probationary period.
Travel among City worksites, off-site trainings and meetings, and outreach presentations.
This position has frequent schedule changes that include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holiday shifts.
Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Driver License may be required depending on assignment.
Ability to pass a pre-employment background and/or criminal history check.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website, Human Resources, Job Opportunities. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/considered.
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