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SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 8/7/2020.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report, and drug test required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
No 14 Best Place to Live: 2018
C40 Cities, Cities4Action Winner: Bloomberg Philanthropy-Dec 2017
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-November 2017
5th Best Performing City: Milken Institute-Jan 2017
No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: 2017
No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance – March 2017
Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family: LendEDU – Feb 2017
No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance – Feb 2017
Peak Award for Performance Excellence: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence-2014
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

–   Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire

–   Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days

–   Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting

–   Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both

–   Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance

–   Life insurance, short-term and long term disability

–   Wellness program, workout facilities

–   Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic

–   Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility

–   Collaborative work environment

Coordinates recreational activities and services by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Works in direct collaboration with one other Coordinator to plan for, schedule and supervise licensed preschool and summer day camp programs, and to coordinate and supervise at least two additional youth program areas including art, science, outdoor education, dance programs and day trips.
Responsible for direct oversight of daily operations in assigned programming areas including health, safety and supervision of youth participants, implementation of all regulatory procedures with program staff and communication with families of participants.
Responsible for organization and management of participant records and staff personnel files to ensure compliance with all childcare licensing rules and regulations.
Coordinates marketing strategies and publicity of programs, services and events both in area of responsibility and additional as are assigned for department wide ventures.
Works towards creating additional recreational and educational programming while building partnerships for future programming ventures.
Works closely with multiple volunteers or interns that assist in assigned program area including training, daily oversight and evaluation of duties.
Evaluates effectiveness of recreation area, facilities and services, including performance of paid instructors, and produces alternative or progressive suggestions for modification.
Prepares program budgets, tracks and monitors revenues, recommends authorization of expenditures of department funds and maintains department records as required by City policies.
Compiles monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for assigned programming areas.
Assists with facility scheduling and maintenance, including direct responsibility for reservations needed for assigned programming areas.
Provides clear and consistent customer service by answering questions, providing information and referrals, filing of applications and communication of any required follow-up.
Acts as staff liaison to internal user groups and to external boards, partners and networking groups.
Maintains collaborative planning and working relationships with allied public and voluntary agencies.
Participates as a member of various inter-departmental collaborative teams.
This position is responsible for the supervision of hourly City employee(s) and volunteers, interns, or community service workers.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
Ability to use Microsoft Office programs, recreation software, phone, copier, fax and may need to use publishing, graphics, or spreadsheet software.
Ability to handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy.
Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
May need knowledge of disabilities and diseases.
Strong customer service skills.
Teaching and training skills for working both with guests and staff.
Ability to deal effectively with City staff and the general public.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to adapt to changing environments and lead others through changes in processes.
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Human Development, Physical Education, Education, or related fields; and one to two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous experience supervising others preferred.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Ability to solve practical problems, and to make appropriate judgement calls in chaotic or stressful situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Large Center Director certification for childcare facilities operating less than 24-hours, including:
Successful clearance from state and federal fingerprint checks, and child abuse and neglect background check;
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive 15-passenger vans with provided training; and
Valid CPR/AED, First Aid and Medication Administration certifications or ability to complete provided trainings within 30 days of hire.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently may be required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.

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