Recreation Specialist - Aurora Center for Active Adults
- Summary of Job Duties
**This is a repost of this position and will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.**
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: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, 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 wellness programs
- Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
- Access to innovation work spaces
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads by example to ensure excellent customer service for visitors to the center and program participants by assisting to establish high customer service standards for staff
- Implements a variety of adult recreational specialized programs such as excursions, hikes, extended trips, dance, and Seniors' 88 performing group
- Monitors and schedules transportation for excursions, trips and city events; works with Fleet regarding van/bus maintenance
- Makes personnel decisions on selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and developing assigned employees and/or volunteers
- May lead activities in recreational and outdoor programs and coordinate special events
- Performs administrative tasks such as registration, purchasing, maintaining records of expenditures, and making program recommendations to ensure strong financial performance
- Schedules and oversees activities of contingent employees and/or volunteers
- Communicates, develops, and enforces policies and procedures that require staff to provide top notch customer service
- Coordinates with community schools, groups, and organizations
- Develops promotional and marketing materials
- Provides additional duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: Bachelors degree in recreation, gerontology, or a directly related field.
Experience: At least 3 years recreation, and planning experience. Prefer experience working with seniors.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of recreation program development and administration.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and community businesses; handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; coordinate, schedule, and instruct recreation programs; coordinate and oversee the work of others; and work nights and weekends.
Skills: Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and transparency; skill in use of computer with related software.
Licenses, Certificates, Equipment required:
Driver's License with good driving history.
CDL license would be desirable.
Prefer certifications in Wilderness First Aid and/or Wilderness First Responder Certification, AED, and CPR.
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
- WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Demands: Sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment; may require ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance; may require lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds; may require regular standing and walking; may require bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer; 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: Personal computer with related software applications; may require operation
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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.