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Recreation Coordinator


Under general direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the Coordinator is responsible for developing, organizing, and supervising part-time recreation personnel and activities, including but not limited to after school programs, summer camps, aquatics, sports special events, local parades, and community events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting, training and supervising of part-time, seasonal, and volunteer program staff as well as monitoring and assisting program grants and contractual agreements. The Coordinator will provide a wide range of routine clerical, technical and administrative support. Perform related work as assigned.

This position is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association Bargaining Unit for labor relationís purposes and is subject to overtime, evening and weekend assignments.


The Coordinator receives direct supervision from the Recreation Supervisor in charge of the assigned program area. The Coordinator supervises part-time, seasonal and volunteer personnel.


This class provides leadership and general guidance for City recreation and related programs and activities. Work is performed at a variety of recreation sites, including community centers, schools, playgrounds, parks, sports facilities and other sites. Incumbents may be considered subject area experts in areas such as after school, aquatics, sports, contract classes, special events or may be program generalists.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ė Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, organizes and supervises recreation activities.
  • Helps recruit, train and supervise part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff.
  • Prepare program/activity reports, evaluations and maintains records.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates programs/special events with community organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with public groups, agencies, school officials, and media in the course of work.
  • Prepare payroll for the department to interface with City payroll system.
  • Assist in responding to requests for information from other departments, agencies and the public.
  • Provide planning support for local parades and community events.
  • Provide support for the Community Events and Activities grant program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Current recreation principles as applies to community programming.
  • Basic programming and supervision techniques.
  • Promotional publicity techniques and tools.
  • Basic concepts of recreation/social programming.
  • Principles of public administration; record keeping and filing practices; and government practices and requirements
  • City codes and regulations relating to departmental activities
  • Word processing and spreadsheet applications

Skill in:

  • Developing, organizing, supervising, and evaluating recreation programs and activities.
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating staff.
  • Coordinating programs and special events with community groups.

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with the public, community groups and on teams.
  • Resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Schedule staff, programs and activities.
  • Effectively use written and oral communication techniques.
  • Use spreadsheets and graphic programs.
  • Perform clerical duties.



Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Community Services, Communications, Marketing or related field desirable or the equivalent of an Associateís Degree with four years of related experience.


Two years of experience in organized Recreation Services, Leisure Service or related field work in a responsible leadership capacity.


Possession of a valid California Driverís License within 30 days of employment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting customers and program participants; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver program supplies and equipment; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering telephones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and able to lift equipment as necessary.

        For questions about City employment, please contact:

        Human Relations
        156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
        Turlock, CA 95380-5454
        (209) 668-5150
        Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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