The Recreation Coordinator is the advanced journey level support class responsible for assisting with and planning a variety of program content and overseeing the daily operations of one or more on or off site District recreation related programs and activities. Generally this class works with the more difficult recreation programs. Work is performed at a variety of recreation sites, including the District's Community Center, Jackson Elementary, Golden Hills Elementary, playgrounds, parks, pools 'and other sites. This classification is distinguished from the next higher level of Recreation Supervisor in that the latter has overall responsibility for one or more programs within the Recreation Department. This position is located in the Youth Development Division.
Under direction, organizes, implements and supervises areas of one or more District recreation programs, such as the Summer Camp, Day Camp, after school programs, preschools, teen programs, leisure enrichment classes, youth and adult sports, special events and volunteer programs; performs other duties as assigned. Receives general supervision from a Recreation Supervisor. Exercises functional or technical supervision over volunteer, seasonal, or lower level staff, including Recreation Leader I,II and Recreation Specialist.
Accepts responsibility for organizing, implementing and supervising areas of one or more District recreation programs, such as the Summer Camp Program, Day Camp, after school programs, preschool programs, teen programs, sports team events, volunteer programs and special events.
Develops, coordinates and implements one or more areas of assigned recreation programs; oversees classes, activities, and programs for participants, staff and volunteers; may instruct special classes and staff/volunteer training.
Plans program content on a monthly basis; reviews plans with a Recreation Supervisor for approval; may purchase necessary supplies with authorization; sets up for and cleans up after all program activities; researches new program ideas; prepares monthly calendar listing program activities and themes.
Monitors and directs children's activities; handles the more difficult discipline needs; completes band aide, accident and incident reports and follows up with parents when necessary; speak with parents regarding their concerns and complaints; takes roll periodically throughout the day; tallies participants hourly attendance in programs; tracks daily attendance; sorts participants timecards into folders.
May assist the Recreation Supervisor to create and develop recreation program components including manuals, guidelines and procedures. Conducts research regarding assigned areas; drafts reports and other written material; and submits to supervisor for approval.
Create flyers and other promotional items; arranges field trips; works special events, including teen and youth dances. Dive-Ins, holiday activities, etc.
Assists in the organization, implementation and evaluation of rules and procedures; may assist with the development of assigned area's budget; collects, records and deposits fees at off-site program locations.
Assists with training and supervising lower level recreation staff and/or volunteers; recommends disciplinary actions to Recreation Supervisors as needed; prepares employee/volunteer schedules; verifies and checks staff/volunteer timecards; submits timecards to Recreation Supervisor or appropriate personnel.
Responds to inquiries about assigned projects and programs made by telephone, correspondence or during public meetings; ensures excellent customer service is provided throughout the district including recreation programs and parks services.
Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, District management and staff and the public.
ABOUT THE EL DORADO HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT The El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) provides the community with public parks and recreation services and facilities, CC&R, design review approval and enforcement, cable television and waste/recycling collection. This local, special district is led by the EDHCSD Board of Directors, who is elected by our residents. We employ ...professional management and staff who manage the diverse services and facilities for the El Dorado Hills community. Among our responsibilities is to continue to provide quality programming for all ages at facilities that are clean, well-maintained, and safe; to be environmentally conscious; and to be responsive to our customers – the people who use our parks and recreation amenities and who enjoy and benefit from the multitude of activities and services we offer. During these challenging economic times, we remain operational because of the tremendous efforts of our employees, patrons and volunteers.
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