Recreation Plus Coordinator (Part-Time)

Minneapolis, MN - May be assigned to any of the Rec Plus+ sites.
$12.53 - $15.99 hourly + pro-rated vacation, sick and holiday pay
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Child Care
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time

Essential Duties:

  • Provide direct child care for school age children (K-6) and create a positive, safe and nurturing environment for children registered in a Rec Plus program.
  • Ensure every registered child is safely supervised and accounted for each day.
  • Plan and engage in structured and non-structured activities/programs and special course offerings.
  • Act as the main point of contact for parent communications including any disciplinary issues with children.
  • Ensure children are aware of emergency procedures and run practice drills.
  • Provide work direction to other school age child care workers as directed.
  • Plan monthly snack schedule and purchase food and beverages online.
  • Maintain child registration information including emergency cards, special needs, medical information, transportation and more.
  • Prepare bills and monitor payments on a web-based recreation management software system.
  • Order necessary program related supplies and track expenses.
  • Complete other duties and special projects as assigned.

Related Work:

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings and parent meetings.
  • Research possible activities, program choices and courses to offer during child care hours.
  • Plan small field trips (i.e. library) and special events (i.e. parent's dinner).
  • Prepare offering of a nutritious snack schedule, prepare daily snacks and display weekly/monthly snack calendar.
  • Order supplies and track expenses.
  • Assist with promotion of program, give tours to prospective parents and assist in orientation of new users.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Training and Experience (positions requirements at entry)

  • High School Diploma and completion of post secondary degree with three (3) courses in child development or closely related field (i.e. recreation, youth studies, elementary education).
  • Six (6) months of work experience providing direct child care to elementary school age children (ages 5-12 years) in a facility-based child care setting.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered: Two (2) years of college (60 credits) with three (3) courses in child development or related field with nine (9) months of related work experience -OR- High School Diploma or GED with eighteen (18) months of related work experience and six (6) credit hours in child development or other areas related to school age childcare programming.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)

  • CPR Certification within three (3) months of hire
  • First Aid Certification within three (3) months of hire

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Frequently outdoors with exposure to hot and cold temperatures and varying weather conditions.

Other Qualifications

Knowledge of:
(position requirements at entry)

  • Current principles and best practices in line with the Minneapolis Department of Human Services' Guidelines for Childcare Workers.
  • Developmental needs of school age children between the ages of 5-12 years old.
  • Current principles and best practices in behavior management skills for school age children between the ages of 5-12 years old.
  • Current principles and best practices in working with special needs of school age children between the ages of 5-12 years old.
  • Current principles and best practices in recreation program planning.
  • Recreational development needs of children between the ages of 5-12 years old.
  • Positive disciplinary techniques.
  • First Aid/CPR of the ability to pass such training as provided.
  • Variety of children's activities and good planning/organization skills to bring such activities together.
  • Customer service practices and principles.

Skills and Abilities to: (position requirements at entry)

  • Learn and utilize basic computer skills to produce simple MSWord documents, send/receive email, rgister participants and enter payroll.
  • Motivate and mentor children between the ages of 5-12 years old showing flexibility, creativity and excellent communication skills.
  • Perform a variety of tasks to attend to children's interests and problems.
  • Work effectively with diverse cultural and economic populations and demonstrate good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Perform a variety of tasks to attend to children's interests and problems.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing with staff, families and participants.
  • Establish and maintain successful relationships with staff, families and participants.
  • Work in a team environment; demonstrate flexibility and patience in adapting to changing conditions and situations.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism in sometimes chaotic or stressful situations.
  • Maintain confidentiality in work-related matters.
  • Maintain a safe environment based on safety standards set by the program.
  • Complete 2% equivalent of work hours in required training hours annually.
  • Complete annual training or review of requirements for being a mandated reporter and procedures for reporting abuse or neglect.

Background Check:
A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain his/her criminal history in connection with the position sought. An applicant who does not sign the informed consent will not be considered further for the position.

Selection Process:
Apply online at and click on Jobs at MPRB. Applicants are encouraged to read the job posting carefully and be complete and thorough when filling out the application. A completed application requires the application with supplemental questions and documentation of child development coursework or training that satisfies the minimum requirements. The education/training documents can be attached to the online application, faxed to 612-370-4886 or emailed by January 31, 2013 at 4:30 PM. A cover letter with resume is not a substitute for a completed MPRB application; however you may submit these in addition to your application. The examination/selection process for this position will consist of a rating of training and experience based on application materials/supplemental questions (40%) and oral examination (60%). Minimum passing score for any and all testing components is 70.00. Human Resources reserves the right to limit the number of people invited to successive testing events.

Eligible list will expire three (3) months after posting.

Service Department: Recreation

Accountable To:
Recreation Plus Program Director, Recreation Leader / Recreation Supervisor / Recreation Coordinator or Community Service Area (CSA) Team Leader

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Union Status: N/A

Grade: 4

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