Class Title: Recreation 4

Class Code: REC 4

Hourly: $22.42 - $29.60 | Monthly: $3887.54 - $5130.93 | Annually: $46650.56 - $61571.19

Benefits: Full-time | Part-time, benefited


This classification is responsible for providing general leadership and support to staff and assisting with developing, planning, implementing and evaluating of recreation activities.


The Recreation 4 – Coordinator classification is distinguished from the Supervisor classification series as the Recreation 4 – Coordinator is responsible for assisting a Supervisor with overseeing staff and operating programs whereas the Supervisors series is directly responsible for overseeing staff and the overall program.


Reports directly to a Supervisor.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


In assisting the Supervisor, provides direction and leadership, which may include directing and assigning work, adjusting work schedules, approving time sheets, training, and coaching, setting goals and evaluating staff. Assists Supervisor in recruiting and hiring staff and may provide direction and guidance to district contractors.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Provides general leadership, expertise and support to staff, including assigning work, providing direction, training and ongoing coaching and feedback.
  • Manages staff schedule including approving schedule changes, vacations and time sheets.
  • Sets goals and evaluates staff performance. Assists Supervisor with recruiting and hiring staff.
  • Assists in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating recreation activities.
  • Supervises activities, ensuring program standards are consistently maintained.
  • Assists in setting up activities in registration software, managing activity registration and class rosters, and communicating with instructors and participants.
  • Works with staff to facilitate the inclusion of all participants, adapting activities to meet individual needs and abilities and coordinating with Therapeutic Recreation staff as needed.
  • Coordinates facility use, transportation, activities and other logistics as needed,
  • Provides for safety of participants and staff, including implementing risk management practices.
  • Serve as front line activity leader or instructor as needed.
  • Purchases regular program supplies; recommends the purchase of larger equipment and supplies.
  • Assists Supervisor with a wide variety of administrative tasks.
  • Maintains necessary records, completes required reports/paperwork.
  • Addresses public questions and concerns regarding facilities and programs in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reports; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Recreation programming, including development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Effective supervision and customer service best practices; and
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures for assignment

Skill and Ability to:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Exercise initiative and significant decision making;
  • Manage a high volume of tasks at one time, including organizing and prioritizing own work and the work of others;
  • Demonstrate a high attention to detail;
  • Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing;
  • Work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive, and respectful relationship with staff and the general public;
  • Operate computer programs as well as staying current with new programs and operate common office equipment;
  • Work independently with minimum direction while also working as part of a team and collaborating with others.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent; two years of college coursework preferred; AND
  2. Two (2) years of closely related work experience with at least one (1) year of team lead experience; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Some positions in this classification may be required to have basic first aid and CPR training and certification.
  3. Other specialty licenses and certifications may be required depending on program area of assignment.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Depending on facility, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work schedule is varied and includes early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Some positions require the ability to work a rotating on-call schedule and may require working during off duty hours for emergency call-outs.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling and kneeling.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.
  • Work includes extensive exposure and contact with staff and public, which may cause exposure to illness.
  • Occasional focus on a computer screen. Manual dexterity and coordination may be required.  Daily precise control of fingers and hand movements while operation computer keyboard, telephone, and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain sustained concentration on computer screens; use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.



Full-Time or Part-Time


Recreation Coordinator

Benefits: Full-time | Part-time, benefited

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