Recreation Program Coordinator

Cedar Center

Lancaster, CA

Type:Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:$4,383 - $5,895 per month
Posted Date:08/12/2016
(Non-Union - Professional/Supervisory)
Parks, Recreation & Arts Department
Range 42 - Exempt - Not Overtime Eligible
Benefits eligible & 401(a) payment equal to 3% of base salary


This is a journey (experienced) level class in the professional Recreation series. Positions in this class differ from the Recreation Supervisor in that the Recreation Program Coordinator assists the Recreation Supervisor in carrying out a recreation activity within the specialized discipline or assists in the operation of a recreation center or facility.


  • Coordinates, promotes, implements and evaluates recreation activities as assigned.
  • Prepares, organizes, maintains and schedules activities or programs in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Recruits, supervises, schedules, trains and evaluates part-time employees and volunteers.
  • Operates and supervises a recreation center or facility.
  • Prepares events publicity, including flyers and news releases, and oversees marketing efforts in the community regarding classes, services and events.
  • Performs a variety of office related functions, including the processing of payroll data, registration fees, activity reports and related records.
  • Assists in preparing the program budget and purchasing activities.
  • Creates and organizes schedules for facilities, transportation and appropriate activity supervision. 
  • Organizes and encourages the formation of clubs, teams, leagues and special events.
  • Builds and maintains positive and effective relationships with school officials, community groups and citizens regarding program implementation.
  • Builds and maintains positive and effective working relationships with City employees, contract workers, public groups, agencies, school officials and media in the course of work using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, Public Administration or related field.
  • Possession or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license.
  • Two (2) years of experience in the implementation of recreational programs or activities.
  • Proven knowledge of procedures for implementing a variety of recreation activities and programs through community participation.
  • Proven knowledge of program content for specialized community recreation activities.
  • Proven knowledge of research techniques and practices.
  • Proven knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting.
  • Proven knowledge of personnel management principles, practices and techniques, including methods for employee selection, supervision, evaluation and training.
  • Proven knowledge of recreational, cultural and social needs of the community.
  • Ability to coordinate, organize and implement recreational activities.
  • Ability to prepare and distribute publicity concerning new or ongoing recreational offerings.
  • Ability to select, train, supervise and evaluate part-time employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to understand community needs in a variety of recreation areas and evaluate activities according to those needs.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter; ability to identify methods to maximize service effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision; ability to work in a team environment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to work with all levels of employees and management, and willingness to give assistance to co-workers. 
  • Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written; ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint; proficiency in common office equipment, i.e. printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.
  • Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed both in a standard office environment with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions and at indoor/outdoor recreational facilities; travel to different locations; incumbents may be exposed to inclement weather conditions and may have some contact with chemical agents used in pool maintenance; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and outdoor setting: To stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 25lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision requirements: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

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