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Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate professional for the position ofDowntown Parks Program Coordinatorto play an integral part in implementing The Outdoor Downtown plan in Denver. The Outdoor Downtown is a 20-year strategic plan focused on the future of downtown Denver's parks and public spaces; and creating a vibrant, livable and healthy Downtown.
The Outdoor Downtown Vision Statement:
"Denver will be renowned throughout the world for the creation and implementation of our signature parks, special events, innovative use of public spaces, social gatherings and celebration of art, culture and heritage. We must continue to imagine and build a new sustainable future for our Downtown parks and public spaces through social, cultural and economic investments."
To learn more about the vision and initiatives of The Outdoor Downtown plan in Denver, please visit: http://www.denvergov.org/theoutdoordowntown
About Our Job
This position will serve as an integral part of advancing The Outdoor Downtown's goals and vision to develop Denver as the premiere "livable outdoor downtown". The Downtown Parks Program Coordinator will perform administrative work planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the administrative aspects of activitiesand events designed to activate community use and enjoyment of Downtown Denver's parks and public spaces.
This position will report to the Downtown Area Planner and will have the unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in community planning and development, project management, and program coordination - all while engaging with and making a meaningful impact on Downtown Denver's community.
The Downtown Parks Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to contribute to and attend the international urban parks Greater & Greener Conference: Exploring Natural Connections in Denver in July of 2019.
This position will travel locally within Downtown Denver, but will be primarily located at the Wellington E. Webb Building at 201 W. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202.
This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. This position will work an average of 32 hours per week. This position is currently budgeted through 8/31/2019.
Plan, coordinate, implement and manage temporary pilot projects and capital projects in downtown Denver's parks and public realm to advance the goals and recommendations of The Outdoor Downtown.
Plan a variety of urban outdoor activities and events to provide recreational, cultural and social experiences for downtown's residents, workers and visitors.
Coordinate projects and collaborate with other Denver Parks & Recreation divisions, other city agencies and community partners to leverage resources and provide recreational, cultural and social experiences in downtown Denver's parks and public realm.
Assist in the conference planning and coordination for the 2019 Greater & Greener International Urban Parks Conference
Manage activities, observe and record use of pilot projects by utilizing an evidence-based approach of test, measure and refine pilot projects. Prepare reports and presentations summarizing data and recommendations for future projects.
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff to develop an interactive online resource via Denvergov.org.
Maintain current information on projects, programs and activities throughout downtown's parks and public realm, and manage public feedback submitted online.
Design, create and produce regulatory and informational signage, and other visual materials to inform and promote pilot projects, programs, activities and events.
Design and produce presentations and reports.
Support individuals, organizations and other community partners interested in activating downtown's parks and public realm. Assist partners by facilitating the department's permitting process, coordinating with Parks' staff and other city departments, as needed.
Assist the Downtown Area Planner with related tasks and projects, as needed.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The incumbentmust be comfortable engaging with diverse groups of people throughout our Denver Community, while also independently driving projects. Additionally, you should have knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of the Public Space Public Life model. Additionally, ourideal candidate will possess all of or a combination of the following:
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Public Administration, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Planning, Construction Management, Recreation/Parks/Leisure Management, Non-Profit Management, Political Science, Sociology or a directly related field.
Professional experience with community engagement and outreach
Professional experience in community/urban planning, design and development programs or projects
Professional experience planning and coordinating special events and community activities
Professional experience with graphic design or creating marketing materials
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, AdobeCreative Suite, InDesign
Possession of a valid driver's license
We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:
Education Requirement: Associate Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field
Experience Requirement: Three years of technical or administrative experience performing standard research and evaluation, case management, and/or implementing work processes.
Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
About Everything Else
Classification Title: We call this job a Downtown Parks Program Coordinator. The official job classification is Program Coordinator [CA1715]
Assessments / Testing: This position does not require testing.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.
Probationary Period:This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver.
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.