First review of applications will be Monday, April 5, 2021.
There is currently one vacancy in the Aquatics Assignment and one vacancy in the Recreation Center Assignment (Eagles Community Center). This recruitment will also be used to create an eligible list, which may be used to fill future vacancies or assignments.
A Recreation Programmer is responsible for providing professional recreational programming or facility coordination services for recreation programs. Responsibilities include: planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and implementing recreational activities, events, and classes; selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating full-time staff, part-time/seasonal staff, temporary staff, officials, coaches, and volunteers to support the recreation program area; securing, scheduling, and preparing recreation facilities; preparing promotional program information for distribution; assisting with and monitoring a budget for assigned program area; preparing program evaluations and other related reports; and participating in local, state, and national organizations related to assigned program areas. Incumbents in this class may be rotated or transferred to other facilities and/or assignments based on department or seasonal needs. This class performs related duties as required.
Recreation Programmer is a journey-level position for the professional recreation programming class series. An employee in this class is required to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Recreation Programmers may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate recreation program activities. Depending on area of assignment, supervision is received from a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Coordinator, who reviews work through observation, conferences, reports, and results achieved. The Recreation Programmer class is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator by administrative duties. This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.
Aquatics Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and supervising year-round aquatic programs and events (example: learn-to-swim classes and Dive-In Movies). Additional responsibilities also include: developing and distributing marketing materials for the aquatics areas; developing and administrating staff training; scheduling facility rentals; working in partnership with Mesa Public Schools and other valley communities; and organizing the summer seasonal hiring process.
Recreation Center Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating and supervising programs at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, Jefferson Recreation Center, Webster Recreation Center, or the Eagles Community Center. Responsibilities include: developing facility programs; supervising, training, and hiring of staff; and developing and maintaining strong relationships with partner groups.
Adaptive Recreation and Inclusion Support Programs Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating and supervising adaptive and inclusion programs, and multiple sports programs for individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Responsibilities include: assessment of individuals; coordinating program locations; developing programs; approving equipment purchases; and communicating with school officials, community disability groups, and family members/caretakers.
Adult Sports Program Assignment: This assignment is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the implementation of adult and teen sports leagues; scheduling umpires and officials based on league requirements; documenting and evaluating the work of umpires/officials; and maintaining team standings. Additional responsibilities also include: developing, marketing, and establishing programs; coordinating sports field repairs and preparation with maintenance staff; coordinating program schedules and facility reservations; approving league rules and enforcing compliance; and completing all monthly reports in a timely manner.
Facility Reservations and Registration Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating and supervising reservations, registration, and/or membership operations with either Athletics or Recreation Center areas. Responsibilities include: invoicing members, participants, and groups for facility reservations, rentals, membership, and activity registration; communicating and coordinating with local, as well as out-of-state, clientele, stakeholders, and partner organizations; scheduling field lights and member auto payments; and communicating with department staff to coordinate program or stakeholder facility use. Additional responsibilities may include overseeing web page communications, on-line registration, and oversite of support staff or cashiers. This assignment requires extensive use of Active Net activity registration and/or facility reservation system.
Tennis Center Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and supervising year-round tennis lessons, leagues, tournaments, and special events. Additional responsibilities include: recruiting, securing, and supervising tennis instructors; planning and implementing in-house tennis leagues; developing and administrating staff training; overseeing facility rentals and retail sales; developing and nurturing partnerships with local schools; monitoring and reporting daily cash receipts and cash handling procedures; monitoring facility maintenance and coordinating facility repairs; and managing a positive customer service program at the Tennis Center.
Youth Recreation Programs (Sports and Summer) Assignment: This assignment is responsible for coordinating and supervising the implementation of sports leagues, clinics, officials, and recreation programs. Additional responsibilities also include: developing, marketing, and establishing partnerships for the programs; coordinating program schedules and facility reservations; approving coaches' manuals and rules of the programs; developing weekly themes and special events; and completing all monthly reports in a timely manner.
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Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Facility Management, Public Administration, or a related field. Considerable (3 – 5 years) full-time paraprofessional experience independently performing recreation programming duties OR a minimum of six (6) years part-time paraprofessional experience independently performing recreation programming duties.
Special Requirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date. Must obtain Red Cross (or equivalent) Lifeguard Training and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer certifications within 30 days of hire and a Water Safety Instructor certificate within 90 days of hire (Aquatics Assignment). Must have CPR/AED and First Aid certificate within 30 days of hire (Adaptive, Aquatics, Recreation Center and Tennis Center Assignments). Must have valid Department of Economic Security fingerprint clearance card level 1 within 30 days of hire; Department of Economic Security Article 9 certification; and Protective Behaviors Certification all within 30 days of hire (Adaptive Assignment).
Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures (by assignment).
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Municipal recreation experience is preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field. Certification and/or membership in the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA), the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association, as a Leisure Professional, and/or any other valid accredited certification program related to the position is desired. Possession of a nationally recognized certificate in Therapeutic Recreation and/or experience working with people with disabilities (Adaptive Assignment). Red Cross (or equivalent) Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Training Instructor and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer certifications (Aquatics Assignment). Previous attendance at a NET Generation Workshop through the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and/or attendance at USTA Recreation Coaches’ Workshop (Tennis Assignment).