Recreation Coordinator (Races and Special Events)

Parks and Community Services: Parks


$16.04 Per Hour


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center.
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, performs various tasks as

necessary to provide recreation services to the St. George Community. Assists in developing and coordinating various programs, events, and/or facility operations. Assists with the development, interpretation, training, and enforcement of division policies and practices. Provides suggestions to improve the overall program and helps develop short range goals and plans.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.      Oversees the work of other part time employees and volunteers during assigned shifts or tasks

2.      Assists in staff and volunteer training, assignments, and recruiting

3.      Provide customer service in person and over the phone; answering questions and/or referring customers to appropriate staff members

4.      Responds to public inquiries providing accurate information regarding recreation programs and services.

5.      Aids in the promotion and advertising of programs and special events

6.      Registers participants for programs, classes and activities

7.      General office and clerical duties

8.      Performs money-handling duties according to City and division policies and procedures.

9.      Copies and prepares various brochures, flyers, schedules, rosters, etc. for distribution.

10.  Organizes, cleans, prepares and maintains recreation facilities and other work areas

11.  Works programs and special events taking charge of specific part(s) of assigned programs, events, or facilities.

12.  Runs errands

13.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other related duties as needed.

14.  Follow all city policies and procedures

15.  Provides leadership by taking charge of lead workers I, II, and III and of specific parts of an assigned program, event, or facility operation

16.  Assists in providing feedback and evaluation to Recreation Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor for employees and contractors who work under their direction at events, programs, and facilities

17.  Handles minor employee issues when Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor is not on duty or at that specific site and then reports back to Recreation Supervisor

18.  Assists the Recreation Supervisor with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs

19.  Manages inventory controls and oversees the proper use, safety and security of all supplies, and makes requests to Recreation Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor for purchase of equipment needed during events, programs, and facilities

20.  Takes complete charge of at least one program or special event and manages the event under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor

21.  Schedules employees and/or contractors, volunteer groups, and vendors

22.  Coordinates with sponsors and helps to create new partnerships

23.  Assists the Recreation Supervisor in the budgetary process and assumes responsibility for cost control during events, programs or facilities.

24.  Perform other duties as required


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Conditions and temperatures may vary depending on the assignment.  Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies.  Must be able to respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies. Requires moderately heavy physical activity exerting 25-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently. Mental demands of intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.

Note:   Must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and other schedules to help prepare for races and special events. Hours vary depending on the event and include long hours during event weeks and short variable hours during the off season. Hours average less than 28 hours per week over a period of twelve months.


Minimum Qualifications


Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Preference given to those with education in recreation or a related field.


·         Minimum of two years experience working in programs and special events for the City of St. George, or a similar organization, showing adequate knowledge and skill in assigned tasks; Three years preferred

·         Customer service experience required

·         Experience overseeing the work of other part time employees required

Licenses and/or Certifications: 

·         Must possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

·         CPR, First Aid, AED certification required. Must be obtained within 60 days of hire and maintained throughout employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

     General Knowledge of Recreation and Leisure Activities


·         Highly motivated

·         Dependable

·         Customer service oriented

·         Computer literate

·         Working with people of all ages

·         Technical skills related to the area assigned

·         Interpersonal and communication skills


Ability to:

·         Follow Directions

·         Perform Physical Labor

·         Be Flexible

·         Work with a team

·         Operate a motor vehicle safely

·         Work with people of all ages

·         Lead a group of people to accomplish a task

·         Work independently and supervise others

·         Work in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training

·         Maintain a great attitude through long hours and in stressful situations

·         Plan and exercise judgment in new or constantly changing problems and situations

·         Show good judgment in preventing injuries and responding to recreation related injuries based on an understanding of risk management

·         Establish good community relations

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, civic organizations, and the public

Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities and personnel involved in recreation programs, events, classes, or facilities

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 10/26/2023 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.