Recreation Coordinator
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Recreation Coordinator
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
This is a full-time position assigned to coordinate a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities for various age groups. Position requires flexibility in working hours.
Position receives supervision from the Recreation Supervisor, and may give supervision to part-time and seasonal recreation staff.
Under the direction of Recreation Supervisor, this position develops the Department’s quarterly brochure, oversees contract classes and develops, schedules, implements, supervises and evaluates major recreation and enrichment programs and special events. Prepares written reports, press releases and public relations materials, flyers and pamphlets for programs. Participates in selection and training of staff. Coordinates and supervises contracted instructors, part-time employees, volunteers and outside agencies and organizations; attends and conducts training and staff meetings. Assists in preparation, monitoring and administration of department and program budgets, including expenditure justification. Makes and implements operational decisions in accordance with City policies and procedures, and promotes effective communication and positive working relationships with other department city staff, members of the public, community groups and school district personnel. Other job-related duties include operation of personal computers, including desktop publishing, registration, word processing, and other Citywide and department-specific applications to promote activities and enrollment; provision of first aid or CPR in the event of and injury or medical emergency situation, maintains purchase orders and supplies. Serves as staff liaison to certain Citizen Advisory Committees; coordinates programs and services with schools and community groups. Provides department with customer service both with information and follow up to patrons and groups.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  philosophy, methods and techniques used in organized recreation; community resources; safety practices; recreation equipment, materials, and supplies; general office procedures.
Ability to:  organize and conduct recreational activities for all age groups; work independently; cooperate with team members; lead and direct the work of others; learn to adapt to changing priorities and multiple demands; learn and effectively use computers for desktop publishing; physically lift and move recreational equipment and supplies up to 25 pounds. prepare, monitor and develop recommendations for budget preparation; develop instructional materials and training objectives for staff members; be available to work flexible hours including some evenings, holidays and weekends.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from accredited four-year college or university with a major in Recreation and Leisure Studies or a related field. Equivalent of a BA degree in recreation, and leisure, or related field.
Experience:  One year paid, full-time experience in professional recreation work involving leadership; recreational programming, word processing, knowledge of Windows computer programs; instruction to groups and/or individuals in leisure activity.
Remain calm in difficult situations and circumstances; respond politely and courteously to citizen inquiries and complaints; act quickly in emergencies; hear and speak to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of people and age groups; move tables, chairs, and equipment; lift equipment and supplies from 5 to 50 lbs. in weight; demonstrate recreational activities, games, crafts, and athletic techniques; crouch, stoop, squat and stand for moderate periods of time.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a good driving record.
SALARY:  $5,653 - $6,871 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200