Recreation Program Coordinator Lifelong Recreation

City of Seattle, WA
September 8, 2023
Seattle, WA
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Position Description
About Seattle Parks and Recreation:
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) ?is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is to equip employees and the public for well-being as we support healthy people, a thriving environment and vibrant community. We provide safe and accessible spaces for residents and visitors to work, recreate, rejuvenate and enhance quality of life and wellness for children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Delivering excellent customer service to all is a core value.

Equity & Inclusion
Seattle Parks and Recreation commits to advancing equity and social justice in our department and in every neighborhood by growing a dynamic and diverse workforce, developing strong investments, growth opportunities and beneficial partner strategies as we acknowledge and pledge to close disparities created by historical practices which often hindered workforce development, environmental justice, access to quality open spaces, programs and facilities. #OneSeattle

Join our dynamic team in the Lifelong Recreation Unit of Parks and Recreation, where we're dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults aged 50-110 through a rich tapestry of physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. We're not just about recreation - we're about transformation.
As a key player in this unit, you'll collaborate closely with the Section Manager and our team of Recreation Specialists to strategically shape the future of our programs. With a pulse on the evolving needs of the Boomer generation, you'll be at the forefront of developing citywide initiatives that transcend boundaries and empower our community members.
Your impact will extend far beyond our facilities as you forge meaningful partnerships with a diverse range of organizations - from local to national, for-profit to nonprofit. By nurturing these connections, you'll not only expand our program offerings but also cultivate a vibrant network of volunteer opportunities, ensuring our mission reverberates throughout the community.

Reporting to the Matrix and Partnership Manager, you'll also have the opportunity to lead and inspire a team of 6.5 FTE, amplifying the reach of our efforts. Are you ready to be part of a movement that's transforming recreation into a lifelong journey of growth and vitality? Contact us through the provided details and let's make a difference together.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and evaluates diverse City-wide adult and youth recreation and small craft programs; and meets with neighbor hood and community groups to encourage their support of recreation programs.
  • Provides the recreation division with technical expertise for City-wide programs; and coordinates the integration of these programs into the activities of recreation facilities.
  • Develops specialized programs to meet City-wide needs; and coordi nates the scheduling and programming of City-wide activities for a designated section.
  • Coordinates special use of recreation facilities with public groups or other City departments.
  • Develops policies and procedures of operation for a designated section.
  • Develops and monitors budget for applicable recreation program.
  • Recruits, trains and evaluates subordinate staff; and recommends selection of staff.
  • Organizes, directs and coordinates the activities of the appropriate advisory council; and monitors advisory council budget expenditures.
  • Conducts surveys of program participants; compiles and analyzes data; and recommends revisions to new or existing programs.
  • Provides recommendations and expert advice in the design, review and improvements to recreation facilities and program development.
  • Monitors and evaluates attendance, revenue and training statistics.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Required Qualifications: In addition to the skills and experience mentioned below, a successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to creating fair and equitable outcomes and has:

Requires one year of experience in developing and coordinating recreation programs, including two years of supervision experience and a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Program Administration, Recreation, or a related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which provides the ability to perform the work of the class).

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to work outdoors in all types of weather.

License, Certification and Other Requirements

  • Current Washington State driver's license.
  • First Aid and CPR certificate required within six months of hire.

Desired Qualifications - You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • 1 year of experience working with the older adult population
  • Experience developing and coordinating volunteer opportunities
  • Comfortable using Excel pivot tables and other online portals such as Active Net
  • Experience working with community organizations

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice .

Additional Information
Application Process
Please submit the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
  • A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.

The full salary range for this position is $$37.10 to $43.34 per hour.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle Parks and Recreation values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process, including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance , SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3 . A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020 . Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation time, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: .

Want to know more about Parks and Recreation? Check out our web page: Seattle Parks and Recreation - Parks |
SPR's Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards.

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.

Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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