Recreation Program Coordinator

City of Austin - Austin, TX4.2

22 days agoFull-time
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Recreation or related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of the assigned programs.

Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years

Licenses or Certifications:
Appropriate certifications as specified for the assignment.
Texas Class "C" Driver's license if required for the assignment.

Notes to Applicants
The Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the departmental youth quality assessment program, including scheduling, implementing, data entry and data compilation of assessment results. This position will also create and submit reports documenting assessment results with recommendations for training and changes to procedures. This position will work with participants who need support from the Parks and Recreation Inclusion Unit and there will be frequent travel to various sites throughout the department. This position will communicate with a diverse workforce, verbally and in writing, when sharing assessment results and when training staff. Ideal candidates must be able to work independently and efficiently with minimal direct supervision.

Driving Record:
  • If selected as a finalist, a Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire within 30 days of hire.
Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter are required, but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.

Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications – minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.

Detailed, complete Employment Application (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.

Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 yrs or more.

Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.

Top Candidates may be subject to a skills assessment.

The candidate selected for this position may be required to provide proof of education, if applicable.

May report to multiple office locations and/or one site. Work location will be assigned at start of employment.

Pay Range
$20.47 – $26.04 per hour.

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Variable schedule; 40 hours per week.
  • May be required to work during special events outside the normal hours for programming needs.
  • Evenings, Weekends, & Holidays may be required.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location DeWitty Building, 2209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, 78702
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree or major course work in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation, recreation administration, special education, education or related field.
  • Successful completion of Youth Program Quality Assessment assessor training or other youth recreational/educational program assessment training.
  • At least two years of experience implementing youth recreational/educational program assessments.
  • At least three years of experience working in a community recreation or similar setting.
  • At least two years of experience teaching and/or training staff in the area of in a recreation or similar setting.
  • At least one year of experience as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
  • One year experience working with individuals with physical, emotional and/or mental health challenges in a recreation or
mental health challenges in a recreation or similar setting.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s license holder or have the ability to acquire within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid certification in CPR, First Aid or have the ability to acquire within 30 days of hire.
Other Preferred Experience:
  • Experience developing best practices, procedures and/or policies in recreation programming setting.
  • Experience gathering, tracking and analyzing data used to make recommendations for program and/or service delivery improvements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Organizes employees, contractors and/or volunteers.
Promotes interest in recreational activities; represents the City and the Department with public groups.
Plans, develops, coordinates and schedules programs, activities, events and staffing.
Modifies classes and workshops to accommodate individuals with a variety of disabilities.
Manages and directs the daily operations of recreational facilities, activities and/or special events.
Coordinates citywide events.
Coordinates the design and creation of necessary materials to market and promote programs.
Recommends the purchase of new equipment and coordinates purchase orders.
Assists with and monitors the budget.
Coordinates cross-functional work groups.
Researches trends and implements best practices with respect to recreational programs and activities.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.
May fill in for supervisor or Program Specialist in his or her absence
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of principles and methods for development design and coordination of recreational programs, activities and events.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
Knowledge of City practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priority.
Ability to design, creates market and promotes programs.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.