Recreation Coordinator - Special Events, Youth Camps, Concessions
City of Kearney Park and Recreation
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $44,822 - $63,028
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, coordinate, implement, supervise, teach and evaluate youth camp programs, special events and concessions. Assist with youth and adult athletic programs, leagues and tournaments. Work varies, requiring interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.
TYPICAL DUTIES: Develop, plan, organize and schedule year-round recreational camps for youth; oversee management of concessions including facility, staff, inventory, sales, etc; assist with the coordination of athletic programs, leagues and events for youth and adults; perform hands-on teaching functions; develop lesson plans; research and develop new youth programs and special events; attend and monitor activities as required; recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate a large staff of seasonal recreation employees that include instructors, coaches, and concession attendants; obtain program sponsorships; coordinate maintenance and upkeep of equipment and facilities; promote programs through various methods, assist in budget preparation and review program expenditures and revenues; promote safety in all aspects of the job; explain and enforce department policies; conduct public relation programs to encourage community involvement; serve as liaison with participant groups and organizations; work nights and weekends when required; perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION - RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS: Supervise seasonal employees in various program areas.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, public officials and the public. (Daily)
Regular timely/punctual attendance. (Daily)
Possess knowledge of program development, marketing, implementation and evaluation. (Daily)
Supervise and conduct youth and some adult program activities. (Daily)
Effectively and efficiently plan, organize, schedule and coordinate youth camps. (Daily)
Ability to develop lesson plans. (Daily)
Possess knowledge and/or skills with arts and crafts, playground games, sports, and other day camp activities. (Daily)
Possess knowledge of operation and management of concessions including ordering and purchasing product, inventory control, monitoring sales and deposits, and routine maintenance. (Daily)
Possess knowledge of rules and skill techniques of sports, with an emphasis on soccer, basketball, and volleyball. (Daily)
Ability to promote and maintain public interest in recreation programs. (Daily)
Possess knowledge in expenditure control and budgeting. (Daily)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Work Type: Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects
Climbing/Balancing: Moderate, ability to sit and stand
Walking: Moderate amount required
Stand/Sit: Sit about 50 percent of the time
Reaching: Moderate, overhead as well as horizontal
Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
Color Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
Hearing: Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear
Speech: Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 23, 2021
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Services or closely related field. One year experience with basic understanding of special event and/or recreational program coordination implementation, and experience working with, leading and supervising, youth in an organized environment. Knowledgeable in the area of concession sales and inventory. Strong computer skills. Must obtain First Aid / CPR certification within first six months of employment; possession of a valid Nebraska driver’s license.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: This position has a thirty (30) minute response time by way of the most direct route from the employee’s permanent residence to the employee’s assigned work site and within posted speed limits.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to read and comprehend written material
Ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions
Ability to understand mathematical concepts and basic arithmetic
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AIDS USED: Vehicles, computer, calculator, telephone, two-way radio, scoreboards, POS Systems, art/craft tools.
We see Kearney as a safe community with a family oriented quality of life. Our community pride produces many partnerships working together to create an environment that is progressive, friendly and attractive. The Kearney economy is strong, and there is an ever-expanding infrastructure to support the needs of a growing community. We have all the big city conveniences with the feel of small community living.
Visit www.cityofkearney.org for more information.