Parks and Recreation Wellness and Community Recreation Coordinator

Town of Surf City - Surf City, North Carolina

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Position Description

**Parks and Recreation Wellness and Community Recreation Coordinator position will be opened until filled **

Position Type: Non-Exempt/Full-Time
Starting Salary: $36,498.10- $54,747.15

Job Purpose

The Wellness and Community Recreation Supervisor primarily performs work in planning, organizing, promoting, implementing, and supervising community and employee wellness programs as well as community recreation activities and special events for the Town Parks and Recreation (P&R) Department. Additional duties include facilitating the implementation of recreation software programs, assisting with athletic programs and camps when needed, and working on special projects as assigned. This position requires work during the week, weekends, holidays on occasions, and some nights. This is a 40 hour a week non-exempt position.

Duties and Responsibilities

These duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the Town.

• Plans, organizes and performs any tasks associated with Town sponsored wellness programs, specialized programs, and special events including but not limited to promoting, setting up facilities, directing and supervising volunteers and instructors, facilitating programs, cleaning up facilities, and evaluating program effectiveness.
• Processes, communicates, and coordinates the “Special Event Application” process for the Town.
• Collaborates with the Town Administration to implement and promote wellness programs for employees that identify and address a variety of factors affecting their well-being and works with individual departments to assess their specific wellness needs.
• Prepares promotional materials for programs, and keeps employees and participants regularly informed of program activities.
• Seeks grants and works with the Director in writing/applying for funding through grant processes.
• Assist in the development of walking and biking trails.
• Performs administrative tasks such as utilizing a computer to complete projects, typing, copying and faxing materials as needed, updating files, informing citizens of program status, and responding to inquiries in person, over the phone, or via email.
• Recruits, trains, assigns and supervises instructors and volunteers to assist with program tasks.
• Supervises wellness instructors by scheduling, evaluating performance, and taking necessary corrective action as needed, and recruits additional instructors when appropriate.
• Procures services and/or donations for programs by contacting local businesses, meeting with wellness professionals, researching grant opportunities, and developing partnerships with local organizations.
• Ensures an environment of safety for all participants. Treats minor first-aid incidents, fills out accident reports and provides a copy to the P&R Director.
• Manages program budgets and tracks program expenses. Provides reports and requests to the P&R Director.
• Manages the fitness room equipment and performs safety checks, including scheduling repairs on equipment.
• Assists with athletic and recreation programs as needed.
• Assist with the front desk at the community center and welcome center as needed.
• Performs work on special projects as assigned.
• Works a self-directed schedule that may include nights and weekends, according to program needs, with little or no supervision.
• Maintains a clean work environment at all times.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Financial and Budgeting Responsibility

• Processes customer payments by entering payment information into the appropriate programs.
• Prepares budget requests for wellness programs and special events in preparation of the annual budget.
• Provides purchase requests and quotes to the P&R Director to review for purchases.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, physical education, health promotion/management, community health, or a related field, and two (2) years of work experience in the field of wellness, recreation, community health, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licenses and Professional Certifications
• NC Driver License
• Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certifications
• CPR/AED Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the standards, principles, practices, rules and procedures of organized fitness/wellness programs; the philosophy and objectives of public recreation; health and wellness programming; industry researched best practices; standard safety practices; various recreation facilities, materials and equipment and their uses; nutrition, physical fitness, addiction prevention, stress and weight management; disease and injury risk prevention; behavior change; project management, organization and administration; grant processes; and the current trends and development in the field of fitness/wellness programs.

Skilled in planning, organizing, promoting, leading, supervising, and monitoring the activities of others in relation to fitness/wellness programs and special events; championing employer sponsored wellness efforts; using time effectively and efficiently; exercising good judgment in the application of programs, rules and procedures; gathering and analyzing information from a variety of sources and preparing clear and concise reports from information; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; composing effective correspondence; establishing rapport, understanding, and confidence with participants and the general public; being flexible with unexpected situations that accompany working with the public; exercising tact and courtesy in frequent contact with business persons, public officials, and the general public; using common office machines, a computer, and related software applications; organizing and prioritizing work; solving problems; directing programs; multitasking and managing multiple projects at the same time; instructing and guiding groups and individuals; and communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Ability to represent the Town in a professional and respectful manner while interacting with a diverse set of individuals within the workplace and the community.

Working Conditions

The employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. When indoors, the employee will be exposed to the lighting, temperature, and noise of an open floor-plan gymnasium environment and that of an office setting. When outdoors, the employee may be frequently exposed to insects, dirt, grass, and weather elements including rain, wind, varying temperatures, etc.

Physical Requirements

The employee must be able to set up and break down the needed equipment. A portion of work is performed within an office environment, primarily behind a desk, and frequently includes the operation of a computer. The employee must read and write, and interact with others in person, over the phone, and via other devices. The employee may move about within the facility to access equipment, office machinery, and other necessary tools. Travel is often required to outside job sites in order to perform the duties described above, as well as to attend meetings, training, and other business activities. The employee must be able to work for extended periods of time, sometimes under adverse conditions. Persons in this position frequently lift, carry, push and/or pull objects weighing up to 25 pounds. They also occasionally move objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and sometimes, but rarely, up to 100 pounds. Additionally, work may require standing, walking, running, reaching, bending, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, lifting, carrying and/or moving equipment, and pushing and pulling various objects.

Direct Reports

• Wellness Instructors
• Wellness and Special Event Volunteers