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Recreation Coordinator I

Posted: 11/15/2023


$48,758.94 - $52,737.78 Annually

Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Coordinator I conducts research, plans, implements, supervises and evaluates various recreation programs, with a special focus on youth & adult sports and fitness.   This position assists with program logistics to include facility availability, preparations, supplies, and instructor orientation.  The Recreation Coordinator I also assists in administrative functions as necessary such as processing program and shelter reservations and providing general office coverage as needed.

Essential Job Functions

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all the following essential functions.   These examples do not include all the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. 

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates a variety of recreation programs to include sports, enrichment and fitness.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates seasonal and LTE program staff.
  • Assists in the preparation of department program brochures including, but not limited to the annual Summer Fun Guide, Rec Connection program guides and individual program flyers.
  • Lead and instruct programs and classes as necessary.
  • Assist with the inventorying, organization and purchasing of program supplies and materials.
  • Coordinates class times and facility reservations with instructors and other program managers.
  • Recommends, interprets, explains, and enforces program policies and procedures.
  • Assist with special events, as needed.
  • Assists in departmental social media postings through Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
  • Assists with department office operations as needed.   Assists with office coverage and processes program registrations, shelter reservations and general office support as needed.
  • Enforces safety standards for programs and participants to maintain a safe environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Meets regularly with Recreation Supervisor to discuss programs, staff, and operations.


Requirements of Work

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Education, Physical Education, Public Relations, or another related field desired, but not required.  Less than one year of experience in community-wide public recreation program.

Knowledge of
  • Computer applications, including, but not limited to MS Office Suite, RecPro, In Design, Social Media Applications, Canva and other publishing/design software.
Ability to
  • Supervising seasonal and part-time employees, including monitoring activities, providing training and evaluating performance.
  • Use some discretion when making decisions that could moderately delay projects or schedules.
  • Being creative, working independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Communicating both verbally and in writing to promote recreation programs to the community and assist in preparing department brochures.
Skill in
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with supervisors, associates, staff members, subordinates, program participants, and the public.

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • Must be able to travel throughout the City to check the status of recreation programs. 
  • Work hours may vary due to programs and events being conducted outside of normal office hours.
Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • This work required the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
  • Employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions during all seasons of the year.
  • This position occasionally works varying hours to meet the needs of programs and due to programs and events being conducted outside of normal office hours.
  • Must be able to travel throughout the city to check the status of recreation programs and inspect work and facilities.
  • Work is primarily in an office setting, with regular exposure to outdoor weather conditions throughout all seasons of the year.