Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism, Youth Services
The Town of Fountain Hills (www.fh.az.gov) has an excellent full-time job opportunity available as a Recreation Program Coordinator.
This position reports to the Recreation Manager. The fundamental reason for this position is to provide professional recreational programming for the Town of Fountain Hills. This is accomplished by planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising a wide variety of recreation programs, sports programs and special events. Will also assist peers in programs and events. Non-traditional work hours are required including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.
Examples of Duties
Plan, organize, implement and evaluate recreation programs; create and monitor budgets; incorporate new developments in the field of recreation as needed.
Coordinate programs and events and work with Tourism in designing fliers, writing news releases, brochures and survey instruments; attracting sponsors, locating equipment and entertainment, and complying with policy requirements.
Provide administrative support by answering phones, interacting with the public, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment, and drafting letters to participants and sponsors.
Responsible for overseeing all program activity at designated locations such as parks, school facilities and other public facilities. Includes setting up facilities and area for special events, and any related tasks to ensure success of programs.
Train, motivate, evaluate and work as a team with contracted and part-time staff for events and programs.
Collaborate with school districts, non-profit groups, citizens and other departments to promote programs and activities.
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Recreation, Leisure Studies, or closely related field.
Minimum two years experience in professional recreation work, including programming and coordinating recreational activities is required. Full time municipal recreation programming experience is preferred. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. .
Possess a valid Arizona Driver's License with a minimum of two years driving experience with a good driving record; Basic First Aid and CPR/AED Certification required or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) status preferred.
Equivalent combinations of experience and training that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
Work requires the ability to read and interpret manuals, rules, contracts, purchase orders, and professional publications.
Work requires the ability to to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.
Work requires the ability to write forms, letters, sponsorships, fliers, receipts, equipment bids, purchase requisitions and reports.
May require functioning as a lead worker while performing own responsibilities, and includes overseeing work quantity, training, instructing, and scheduling work for part-time staff and volunteers.
Work involves decision making within established standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment and analytical skills required to determine appropriate course of action.
The incumbents in this position contact others within the organization. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the Town, which may be involved in decision-making or providing approval or decision-making authority for purchases or projects. In addition, these incumbents work with individuals outside the Town who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with various state and federal agencies may also be required of the employee. Vendors and suppliers may also be called upon for information on purchases, supplies or products. Meetings and discussions may be conducted with department heads, customers, brokers and sales representatives.
About Town of Fountain Hills
The Fountain Hills Community Services Department is a 2021 NRPA Gold Medalist Finalist for Class V (population less than 30,000).
The Town of Fountain Hills has seen rapid population growth over the last four decades, from just short of 3,000 residents in 1980 to over 25,000 in 2020. Large population growth before the new millennium has slowed in the past decade, ensuring Fountain Hills retains its small-town charm. Since 2010, the Town has averaged about 1.3% annual growth. Maricopa County remains the fastest growing county in the US, with over 660,000 new residents moving to the region since 2010.