Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespectProfessionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Department Information
The City of Aurora is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for a career in the Recreation Division. The Recreation Specialist plans, develops and implements a city wide Recreational Gymnastics Program that ensures quality customer service and a unified approach to gymnastics in the City.

This recruitment will close on Friday, August 3, at 3pm; however, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Recreation Specialist - Gymnastics is engaged through challenging assignments, opportunities to grow programs according to the needs and desires of the Citizens of Aurora and the ability to grow valuable, lasting relationships in a dynamic work environment.

  • Leads by example to ensure excellent customer service for participants in City of Aurora gymnastics program and by establishing high customer service standards and ensuring a high level of accountability to meet those expectations.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements a city wide gymnastics program for all age groups.
  • Produces program curriculum with skill criteria. 
  • Makes personnel decisions on selecting, hiring, training, evaluating and developing assigned employees.
  • Promotes outreach to the community to gain insight into citizen expectations, needs and desires and challenges staff to develop plans to meet them.
  • Stays current with trends in the gymnastic industry to ensure that Citizens of Aurora are afforded top flight gymnastics options to meet their varied needs.
  • Assists in budget preparation and manages revenue and expense closely to ensure strong financial performance.
  • Sets priorities for and oversees program staff, setting policies and procedures that require staff to provide top notch customer service.
  • Assess the condition and functionality of gymnastics equipment in use and makes recommendations to ensure that the equipment remains safe, functional and up to date.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education or a related field.

Experience: At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in the gymnastics industry (private or public) 1 year of supervisory experience (preferred)

An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Knowledge:  Knowledge of recreation and gymnastics programming, development and administration; comfortable working knowledge of personal computer and related software applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and Access.

Abilities: The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens.  The ability to respond to customer inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.  The ability to motivate staff, create a positive work environment, and hold staff accountable for achieving measurable goals and developing their skills.   The ability to handle sensitive and stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to recognize, analyze, and implement needed organizational systems; ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Skills: Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Licenses, Certificates, and/or equipment required: In order to be successful in this position, applicants must have the ability to obtain a Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record.  

You will have the opportunity to occasionally use your own personal equipment (i.e.  Vehicle, cell phone, laptop, tools, etc.) during the course of your employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:  Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds; may require lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds; may require regular standing and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and climbing; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard; may require foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
Work Environment:  Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment; may require outdoor work with exposure to dust and noise.

Equipment Used:  Uses standard office equipment including a computer
system; requires operation of own motor vehicle.
Work Schedule: This position requires weekday and weekend hours inclusive of evening hours depending on program needs.


For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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