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Classification: Non-exempt Hourly
Reports to: Parks & Recreation Director

Job Statement:
This is a part-time position under general direction of the Parks & Recreation Director. Hours will average 20-28 hours weekly, with potential of more based on a seasonal basis and will not exceed 1,250 hours annually.

Compensation:
Starting range: $12.50 - $15.00/hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day coordination and supervision of various activities and services administered within the Parks & Recreation Department. Areas of assignment may include: youth & adult programs, fitness classes, enrichment classes, and special events in the community. In addition to the programming aspects of Parks & Recreation this individual will perform light maintenance in the parks including seasonal mowing.

Essential Job Functions: (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed)

  • Be able to work weekends and evenings as needed to supervise gym time and assist in program operations.
  • Assist in budgeting of program supplies and equipment for recreation programs.
  • Responsible for responding to, communicating and documenting emergency situations, including but not limited to, First Aid, and Severe Weather events.
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of community needs and current trends in recreation field to ensure the delivery of cutting edge and state of the art recreation programming. 
  • Responsible for interaction with participants, families and staff members in a positive, professional and friendly manner to ensure a high level of customer service and delivery of quality recreation programs.
  • Represents the Parks & Recreation Department and Township at local and regional meetings as assigned and makes decisions and commitments within scope of authority.
  • Responsible for detection and reporting of property and equipment defects.
  • Work with community organizations, businesses, groups and individual citizens to promote recreation.
  • Communicates with front office staff and keeps them informed of ongoing and upcoming programs/events.
  • Develop and maintain a quarterly newsletter, brochures, posters, and other marketing tools to promote programs, events, and activities in the community.
  • Assist in maintaining web site, Facebook page and other social media outlets.
  • Works closely with the Summer Camp Staff to develop a comprehensive camp program.
  • Assist in writing, searching for grants and other fundraising aspects.
  • Assist in minor maintenance projects in the Parks.
  • Seasonal mowing and landscape maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of recreational programming and the basic fundamentals of common recreational sports and activities. Able to be creative in developing new programs and events that will benefit the community and the Department.
  • Knowledge of office equipment including computer software (Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, etc.)
  • Knowledge and skills in marketing / promotion of programs.
  • Knowledge and ability to coordinate events.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and execute community events and programs.
  • Understanding of the development needs of youth.
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Ability to perform minor maintenance tasks in the Parks.
  • Knowledge of tools, lawnmowers, and general maintenance equipment.

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • Experience in the Parks & Recreation Field or closely related industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Services, Communications, or closely related field is preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to youth & families.
  • Ability to observe youth behavior and assess its appropriateness; be able to enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist youth in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of youth.
  • Ability to frequently walk and sit when leading various recreational activities.
  • Ability to work outdoors and under a variety of weather conditions
  • Lift/Carry
    • Ability to frequently lift and carry recreational equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds, and to occasionally lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to occasionally lift and carry heavier items with assistance from others such as tables and equipment.
  • Push/Pull
    • Ability to occasionally push, pull, climb, kneel, and crouch to prepare facilities and grounds for recreational activities