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POSITION TITLE:  Sr Coordinator, Recreation   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req2337
DEPARTMENT:  Recreation
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $47,480.00 – 71,219.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)


SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 3/1/2020.
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.

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.

  • Coordinates, schedules, supervises our Licensed Preschool and Summer Camp programs, and at least two of the following youth program areas: education, STEM, youth outdoor education, arts & crafts, dance, volunteer engagement, and day trips.
  • Coordinates scheduling, staffing, and publicity of programs, services and events both in area of responsibility and for department wide ventures.
  • This position will work towards creating educational and STEM programming while building partnerships for future programming ventures.
  • Works closely with multiple volunteers that assist in assigned program area.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of recreation area, facilities, marketing, instructors, and services.
  • Prepares program budgets; tracks and monitors revenues; authorizes expenditures of department funds and the maintenance of department records.
  • Promotes recreation programs by personal presentations coordinated with the department’s Communication office staff, assisting in the preparation of publications, brochures, news releases, flyers, etc..
  • Assists with facility scheduling and maintenance.
  • Provides customer service by answering questions, filing applications, providing information and referrals, etc..
  • 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.
  • Compiles monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports.
  • Participates as a member of various department 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.


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.


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.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Valid driver’s license.

CPR/AED and First Aid Certification required within 3 months of hire

Large Center Director Certification


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.


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