Job Listing - Washington City Utah

Recreation Coordinator

Department: Recreation

Division: Leisure Services

Effective Date: 06/02/21 | Closing Date: 06/16/21

Salary: $32,671

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of general administrative and supervisory duties as required to assist with the coordination, establishment, organization, scheduling and operation of recreation programs, emphasizing participation and instruction in mens, womens, and youth sports programs and leagues.

Supervision Received:

Works under the direct supervision of the Recreation Manager.

Supervision Exercised:

Under the direction of the Recreation Manager, provides direct supervision to all recreation officials, gym supervisors, scorekeepers, coaches, and any other part-time or volunteer personnel associated with recreation programs offered by Washington City and through the Washington City Community Center

Essential Functions:

Assists with the planning and organization of leisure programs offered by Washington City and through the Community Center. Helps determine necessary resources and components (i.e. officials, facilities, equipment, volunteers, gym supervisors, scorekeepers, coaches, etc.). Monitors program activities to assure quality and serves as trouble shooter and problem solver. The position is intended to be a supervisory position although circumstances may, at times, require those with primarily organizational assignments to perform in additional capacities on an as needed basis.

Provides assistance with the recruitment and training of officials/referees, gym supervisors, and scorekeepers. Trains these individuals in their respective responsibilities providing timely resources and guidance in conjunction with scheduled leagues, programs and activities. Recruits volunteers within the community to serve as coaches, and provides training and guidance associated with their respective responsibilities. Monitors performance and makes recommendations affecting personnel status such as retention, advancement, and discipline to the Recreation Manager.

When needed, serves as a liaison to the community on behalf of the Recreation Manager and the Assistant Leisure Services Director of Parks & Recreation. Prepares and provides weekly updates and reports to advise the Recreation Manager of league results, payroll roster, and other pertinent information. Makes recommendations concerning leagues and programs offered, and schedules such events. Provides timely updates to the Recreation Manager regarding complaints, problems and/or concerns expressed by the public and makes recommendations accordingly. Analyzes circumstances and issues and develops alternative solutions.

Assists, as needed with administrative functions to include registration, field and gym rentals, park pavilion rentals etc. Assists with year round recreation based marketing and advertising. Utilizes various media vehicles to reach all segments of the public and educate in recreation programs. Orders and receives T-shirts, awards, and other related items associated with recreation leagues and programs.

Responsible for all equipment associated with the various recreation programs. Maintains a current inventory and provides a purchase request for replacement and/or new equipment as needed. Assures a safe and clean environment in all gymnasiums and throughout the Community Center. Conducts periodic safety checks as needed.

Gives recommendations for the recreation budget. Strives to meet, or exceed revenue projections. Monitors on-going expenditures to assure compliance with fiscal goals and to avoid unwarranted loss. Assists in the preparation of the yearly calendar of Community Center activities.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience:

  1. Graduation from a college or university with an Associates Degree


  1. Two (2) years of continuous experience in recreation management;


  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledgeof the methods, techniques, and philosophies of developing and operating a broad spectrum of programs; programming for all age groups in the community; liability issues and injury prevention; organizational skills; budgeting processes and general accounting; working knowledge of personal computers and various software applications including spreadsheets, word processing, etc. Some knowledgeof recreation leagues, establish team rosters and schedule games, tournaments and other play activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, and the public; direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid drivers license. Must be certified in Defensive Driving, CPR and First Aid within six months of hire date.

  1. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls and typical settings associated with outdoor recreation. Tasks require a variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, etc. Communicating, i.e. talking, hearing, and seeing, is essential to job effectiveness. Common eye, hand, and finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in the normal course of job performance.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into 401(K) plans for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fund. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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