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Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Recreation Coordinator I
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports To: Recreation Coordinator (Sports)
Open Date: January 15, 2020
Close Date: Open Until Filled, First Review: February 3, 2020
Hiring Range: $19.00 – $24.27 per hour, DOE
Salary Range: $19.00 – $28.49 per hour, DOE

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Recreation Coordinator (Sports), the employee is responsible for coordinating and assisting with the implementation of community recreation programs. Work includes the organizing and promoting of sports leagues and tournaments, the maintaining of program and facility safety, and supervision of related personnel. Work is reviewed through performance evaluations of accomplished goals, projects, and programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Plans and implements community recreation programs that include adult and youth sports leagues and tournaments to meet the needs of the community;

Communicates with program staff to insure that program guidelines and rules are followed;

Assists with onsite operations and facility preparation for sport leagues and tournaments;

Meets regularly with the Recreation Coordinator (Sports) and Recreation Site Supervisor to coordinate staff and operational logistics for sports programs;

Works closely with other internal staff responsible for scheduling Parks and Recreation Department facilities to coordinate the blocking and scheduling of those facilities for sports programs;

Assists in the hiring of new employees and training and developing staff;

Supervises the work of full time, part time and seasonal staff and provides written and verbal reports to the Recreation Coordinator (Sports) on staff performance;

Reviews and recommends to the Recreation Coordinator (Sports) that eligible applicants be hired and that subordinate employees be transferred, suspended, promoted, terminated, reassigned or disciplined in the best interest of the program unit and the department;

Assists in the coordination of community wide fund raising activities to support and expand leisure service programs;

Prepares publicity on recreational activities and programs; solicits active interest, participation and support of neighborhood and community groups.

Prepares individual program budgets and recommends to the Recreation Coordinator (Sports) fee amounts to be proposed in the department’s fee schedule;

Performs inspections of athletic fields and other recreational facilities; checks operation, condition, safety and security of equipment and facilities; coordinates periodic maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities with department maintenance personnel. Reports issues to the Recreation Coordinator (Sports);

Responds to inquiries and complaints from the general public;

Assists with the soliciting of sponsorships for sports leagues and tournaments and arranges for the fulfillment of sponsorship obligations such as hanging on-site banners;

Assist as a back-up receptionist and telephone console operator, receiving and transferring of incoming calls, taking telephone registration information, and provides general department information as required.

Assists as back-up evening site supervisor to set up and take down facilities.

Other Duties& Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned or needed.

Job Specifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or Leisure Services, Sports Management, Physical Education, or related field of study not required, but is preferred;

Must be CPR and First Aid certified or the ability to become certified within 90 days of hire, have good public relations skill, and be a good organizer;

Must be able to frequently work evenings and weekends;

Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others and work as a team player;

Ability to act in an emergency;

Ability to communicate with management, co-workers and general public with respect and in a pleasant, courteous manner;

Integrity in the performance of assigned tasks.

Must be able to use the department’s registration software or learn to use in first 6 months of position.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to temperature changes, night lighting and is subject to outside environmental conditions;

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;

Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in an outside environment to accomplish tasks.

Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle.

Frequently requires lifting and moving up to 50 to 100 pounds.