Under the direction of the Recreation Manager and/or designee, this position is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing inclusion program services for the citizens of Evanston with disabilities at all city locations. Inclusion programs are designed to facilitate positive changes in individuals with disabilities and to enable them to enjoy health, well-being and an independent leisure lifestyle. The position is also responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating special recreation programs such as after school classes or trips/outings and leisure activities, provide training/education and support to department staff on inclusion issues and working with Special Recreation staff for community outreach. The position will include supervising employees and volunteers within the programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following)
Under the general direction of the Recreation Manager or designee, work is performed with independence. Works with other division and department staff at all levels, and with necessary resources in other departments and divisions. Work is assigned through specific projects assigned by the Recreation Manager or designee, and through general goals and objectives set by the Director and overall City management, providing research and analysis necessary to meet goals and objectives. The employee is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing support, administrative services, and program activities. As well as provide support for budgeting, programming, personnel and information systems functions. In addition to the development and implementation of procedures for operating guidelines, supervises professional and clerical and custodial employees. Supervision is provided by the Recreation Manager or designee, and performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific goals and this classification standard. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to managing staff, problem solving abilities, customer service, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.
The Recreation Program Coordinator has regular contact with the public, other departmental employees and supervisors.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.