CLASSIFICATION NO. 464
PARK AND RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Under direction, to plan, schedule, organize and coordinate recreation, sports, education and/or social programs and activities; to lead the work of support staff and volunteers; and to do other work as required.
The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District provides aquatic, park, recreation, education and social services to County residents within the park district boundaries.
The Park and Recreation Program Coordinator oversees and coordinates the provision of services within assigned program areas. Incumbents are responsible for program development, operation, monitoring and evaluation.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Plans and coordinates the activities of park service programs or projects; develops work plans, allocates resources and develops schedules to accomplish program goals.
- Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness in meeting established objectives; participates with management and community groups in developing program goals, policies and procedures; assists with program registration; maintains program and scheduling records and files; develops and maintains local community sports organizations website; prepares reports on program operations.
- Oversees the work of program staff, volunteers, temporary and/or contract employees; provides training and assigns work; motivates staff to provide quality service to program participants; develops and coordinates citizen advisory groups; works with other District staff to develop cooperative opportunities for community members and coaches to participate in District functions and programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other public and private agencies.
- Coordinates the activities of the program/project with other park service programs within the district and with other community and government agencies; serves as liaison to private industry.
- Assists in preparing and updating budgets and grant proposals; manages budget/grant funds and authorizes/reviews limited program expenditures; gathers and compiles data and prepares reports.
- Conducts research, including needs assessment and feasibility studies; identifies educational, recreational and social needs of target population; gathers and analyzes information on community resources; works in cooperation with school districts and community organizations to assure compliance with applicable policies related to public use, particularly with respect to athletic programs; prepares recommendations for new programs and program changes, including estimated fiscal and organizational impacts.
- Conducts public relations and outreach activities; recruits volunteers and donations; develops resources within community and private organizations; represents the District throughout the community in meetings, gatherings, events; provides program information to the public, community groups and agencies.
Working knowledge of: Principles, methods and techniques in specific area/field relevant to assigned program, such as recreation, leisure or sports programming, field scheduling, gerontology or adolescent development; principles and practices of public administration, including program planning and development and budget/grant administration, needs of individuals with limited economic and social resources; participative management theories; community resources; research methods and techniques; interviewing techniques; record keeping techniques; basic math and statistics; English grammar and composition; basic supervisory techniques.
Skill to: Plan and coordinate a park service program; effectively develop and utilize available staff, program and community resources; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; relate to a wide range of clients, personnel, professional staff and community representatives; interpret policies and develop procedures; gather and evaluate data; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; establish and maintain effective working relationships with community, private and government agencies, County employees and the public; prepare and deliver oral presentations before public groups.
Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.
Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.