MY Denver Recreation Program Coordinator - Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver, Colorado

Created 03/19/2023
Employer City and County of Denver
Reference 619619
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

This posting will accept applications until filled.

This is a full-time position and is eligible for the City and County of Denver’s comprehensive suite of benefits. Learn more about working for the City and County of Denver and these benefits by visiting the “Why Work Here?” page of our website.

The MY Denver Card provides free access to all of the City and County of Denver’s 30 recreation centers for young people, ages 5-18, who are residents of Denver and/or attend Denver Public Schools. The MY Denver Program, part of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), exists to engage young people in structured drop-in programming through a myriad of learning and social opportunities during out-of-school time. Out-of-school time recreational programming directly contributes to academic and social development, positioning youth for present and future success. MY Denver's focus is to provide safe, supportive, quality opportunities for youth to play, learn, and grow. Activities offered in the recreation center fall into the broader categories of Sports & Wellness; Science, Technology, & Education; Urban Arts & Culture, Social Recreation; and Community Engagement.

The MY Denver Program Coordinator will plan, organize, and coordinate the development and implementation of MY Denver programs, activities, and events. MY Denver Program Coordinators love their jobs because they are directly responsible for providing enriching opportunities to youth and building relationships that positively impact the community. Furthermore, this position provides the opportunity to work directly with youth, learn new things every day, and build a diverse set of skills - all while having fun!

The typical work schedule for this position will be Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m, and the occasional weekend, dependent on program needs and special events.

Job duties and responsibilities of the MY Denver Recreation Program Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Communicate and collaborate with Recreation Center Coordinators, partner organizations, or city representatives to coordinate the use of facilities and implementation of programs that have been identified through collaborative efforts to meet the needs of the community and customers
  • Organize, administer, and develop schedules for recreation programs, activities, and events
  • Recruit, hire, terminate, and train on-call employees or volunteers to achieve quality programming delivery
  • Purchase supplies, equipment, and materials for recreation activities, classes, and programs
  • Assist in the development and implementation of program policies, standards, and budgetary decisions based off recorded data
  • Develop program curriculum, model, training, and program resources for implementation
  • Perform program pre-planning duties for assigned programs, classes, and activities including written projection of costs and fees.
  • Coordinate with Recreation Center Coordinators to identify community and customer needs and interests, then assess program responsiveness to these interests and initiate new programming elements and enterprises, including partnerships with other community-based organizations
  • Review and evaluate programs for effectiveness and participation levels; analyze and use findings to increase program participation and assist in the development of new classes, activities, or programs
  • Engage in outreach activities to secure community acceptance and increased participation in recreation programming

About You

We are looking for a passionate and organized professional with excellent communication and time management skills.Candidates must enjoy being busy, be comfortable working under pressure, as well as working with high volume while remaining agile to shifting demands. This position requires strong skills in both working collaboratively and independently. Our ideal candidate will have a creative approach to problem-solving and providing innovative, equitable, and engaging programming that appeals to a diverse population of youth. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Recreation Management, Education, Program Administration, or another directly related field
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and implementing out-of-school-time programs for youth
  • Experience working with youth (ages 5-18 years) in a programming or education setting
  • Experience managing programming at multiple sites/locations at one time
  • Experience working for a medium to large municipality; parks & recreation department preferred
  • Experience with various supervisory functions
  • Experience fostering and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners, providers, and organizations
  • Experience with research, documentation, and working with data to determine strategic goals

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of experience working in recreation, education, or a closely related field.
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Requires certification in CPR/First Aid by the completion of probation. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.

To be considered for this position, you must include a resume. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2925 Recreation Program Coordinator
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$23.48 - $35.22

Starting Pay
Based on experience

Parks and Recreation

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