Recreation Coordinator

We are seeking a motivated, self-starter who has passion for recreation to fill our Recreation Coordinator position. The perfect person for this position will be able to adapt to change, have experience working with children and be friendly/engaging, work well under pressure, have supervisory experience, have program development and implementation experience, and have great communication skills. Must have excellent time management skills within a flexible work schedule, be able to work independently and in collaboration with others, and be able to accept constructive criticism.

Department: Recreation

Reports To: Recreation Center Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $43,761 - $55,435

Prepared By: Management Team

Summary: Supervises and coordinates activities of recreation department personnel engaged in and participates in recreation program development at all park and recreational facilities maintained by the Boardman Park & Recreation District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (Below list is not exhaustive of the assigned duties and will include other duties as assigned.

  • Develops, promotes, and occasionally participates in new and original recreation programs, which may include music, dance, arts and crafts, cultural arts, nature study, special events, open gym, and day camps, etc.
  • Communicate and delegate duties to assistant recreation coordinator.
  • Adapts recreation programs to meet needs of individual agency or institution such as hospital, armed services, children service or aged community.
  • Coordinates with Aquatic Coordinator to develop, promote, adapt, and occasionally participate in new and original aquatic programs to include the underwater easter egg hunt, water safety day, kayak lessons, etc.
  • Introduces and trains staff on new recreational program activities, equipment, and materials.
  • Responsible for conducting and coordinating set up and tear down of equipment and recreational items for all recreational activities and events.
  • Coordinates with administrative or other professional personnel such as those engaged in medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, and therapy, to ensure that recreation is well balanced, coordinated, and integrated with special services.
  • Participates in community outreach events and activities such as Morrow County Children’s Fair, 4th of July Parade, Sage Center Harvest Festival, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 1 to 5 employees in the Recreation Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include participating in the interviewing and hiring process, and training employees; planning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and addressing complaints from direct reports employees.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.  Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Improves processes, products and services. Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software, Word processing software, Reservation system, and Sport League Software.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

One-year certificate from college or technical school; or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current driver’s licenses

CPR, First Aide, & AED Certified

Lifeguard Certification – with in 6 months of hire or at 1st available class

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Schedule: This position will be required to work a varying schedule that is dependent upon the activities planned by the recreation department. Schedule will include working weekends, holidays, and evening hours as needed.