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2 Mar 2015

Full-Time Recreation Programmer (Adult) – Posted by Clearfield, Utah, United States

Job Description

Performs a variety of general administrative, technical and first-line supervisory duties as needed to coordinate the establishment, organization, scheduling and operation of specific recreation programs emphasizing participation and instruction in women’s, men’s or youth sports, other recreational activities and special events.

Works under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager.
Provides general supervision to Program Specialists, and various part-time, seasonal, and volunteer personnel.
 Examples of Duties:
Plans, establishes, organizes and manages programs designed to meet the recreational needs of various groups or categories of participants; supervises the operation and activities of such programs as adult basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, softball, etc., youth baseball, after-school programs and summer activity classes; determines necessary components (i.e. instructors, facilities, fees, volunteer coaches, game officials and equipment, etc.); may officiate or referee games or assist in coaching; maintains statistics for leagues and tournaments; coordinates and instructs recreation related training; conducts regular meetings.

Responsible for the security of recreational facilities, buildings, and surrounding areas.  Assures a safe environment both indoors and outdoors through periodic safety checks of facilities and equipment.
Provides immediate supervision over recreation activities and seasonal, temporary or volunteer personnel; oversees coaches, activity specialists, site supervisors and officiators; monitors and evaluates employee performance; prepares work schedules; reviews time sheets and verifies hours worked; makes recommendations affecting job retention, advancement and discipline.
Assists in public relations by finding volunteer workers and presenting new programs to the general public; completes post-program evaluations to assure effectiveness; registers program participants for aquatic and recreation programs; takes registration information and fees, issues receipts.
Carries out publicity programs; utilizes various forms of media, notices, publications, flyers and brochures to promote city-wide interest and use of recreation facilities and program participation.
Controls use of equipment and facilities by signing out equipment and by scheduling reservations for use of public facilities; handles complaints from coaches, participants, organizations; negotiates to achieve solutions which better the recreation programs and services.

Develops program cost projections and recommends budgets; monitors program expenditures to assure compliance with established financial guidelines; aids in preparation of bids and equipment purchasing.

Performs related duties as required.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

Graduation from college with a bachelors degree in recreation management or closely related field;
One to two years of progressively responsible experience performing above or related duties;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Qualifications:
-Certification as a leisure professional is preferred (CPRP).
-Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the city’s Motor Vehicle policy.
-Must be Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR within six months of hire.
 Additional Qualifications/Information:
Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of developing and operating recreation programs; of the philosophy and objectives of community recreation programming; team sports management; community and public relations; principles and practices of general management including fiscal and human resources; budgeting processes and general accounting; rules and regulations of a variety of sports and recreational activities; of equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program;  of the operation of personal computers and various software applications including spread sheets, word processing, etc.
Ability to organize recreational leagues and programs, establish team rosters and schedule games, tournaments and other play activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, various age groups, other organizations and the public; administer a large work program; prepare and present budget estimates; direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Work Environment:  Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stopping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.  Occasional moderate pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, lifting. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in the normal course of job performance.  Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


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Job Categories: City or Town. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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