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City of Detroit Recreation Program Coordinator in Detroit, Michigan

Recreation Program Coordinator

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Recreation Program Coordinator


$14.94 - $18.08 Hourly


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


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Under general supervision, conducts recreation activities at an assigned center, or in an assigned special phase of recreation work. Provides information and instruction in recreational games and activities.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists in promoting recreation center programs and activities.

  • Assists in identifying sponsorship opportunities within the community.

  • In the absence of the supervisor, represents the department and assumes responsibility for the activities and safety of the recreation center and assigned employees.

  • Directs and monitors the activities of Playleaders, volunteers, other seasonal employees, and providers.

  • Completes work activity reports.

  • Conducts formal exercise classes and directs free play. This includes conducting formal exercise classes, directing free play, providing instruction in and officiating basketball, volleyball, and other indoor games, and supervising and instructing participants in arts and crafts, games, and other projects.

  • Organizes and directs the activities of an outdoor play center.

  • Assists in the direction of indoor and outdoor activities and programs.

  • Supervises, coordinates and instructs groups at one or more small summer playgrounds, in preparation for special activities.

  • Administers first aid.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, or sports and athletics. One year of professional recreation experience.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education and experience requirement of this position.


Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures of a recreation center.

  • Knowledge of purpose and intent of organized recreation work.

  • Knowledge of rules and equipment of various athletic events and games.

  • Knowledge of recreational and athletic activities.

  • Skill in administering basic first aid.

  • Skill in effectively communicating with program participants, the general public and other departmental employees.

  • Ability to organize, instruct and lead groups in various forms of directed recreational activities.

  • Ability to oversee and monitor recreation programs and activities.

  • Ability to prepare activity reports.

  • Ability to demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in promoting recreation programs and activities.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer utilizing word processing and other related software.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Special Requirements:

  • Individuals entering this class are required to complete a training course in basic first aid and CPR to attain permanent status in this class.

  • A valid State of Michigan drivers license is required. Mileage will be reimbursed according to reimbursement policy.

  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position

Physical Demands

This job may involve lifting tables, chairs and other objects needed to properly execute the event. It also involves participating in games and activities with children, adults, and groups. The intensity level of activity can vary from low to high depending on activity.

Work Environment

Work is performed within a recreation center or municipal park including playgrounds, swimming pools, gymnasiums and other city facilities and outside areas. Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to all seasonal conditions.

Evaluation Plan

  • Interview: 70%

  • Evaluation of Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications: 30%

  • Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P: 100%

Additional points may be awarded for:

  • Veteran Points: 0 – 15 points

  • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 point


City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


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City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226




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