City of Fort Wayne

Recreation Coordinator - Weisser Center

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Job Code: 2024040
Posted On: Sunday, 25th February 2024
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: School Year Program (August – May) Youth Program hours are: Monday- Thursday 3-7pm, Friday 3-6pm, Scheduled school closings 9am-5pm, school closings (i.e. snow days) 12-5pm 20-30 work hours per week. Summer (June- July) Youth Program hours are: Mond
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Supervisor IV –Community Youth Centers, the incumbent will model good behavior, encourage and guide youth participating in the program to participate in harmony, using proper social conduct and respect. The incumbent will assist youth in recreational games, recreational sports and educational enrichment. The incumbent will work with a team to assist with, plan, lead and execute all youth activities, programs and community events. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, leads, organizes, and evaluates daily recreational and educational activities, programs, games, Sports, tournaments, youth groups and events for youth of all ages;
  • Encourages good behavior, acts as a role model at all times, and implements the Center rules among participants, volunteers, and visitors;
  • Communicates, on a daily basis, in a professional manner with supervisor, co-workers, participants, children, volunteers, and the general public;
  • Creates, designs/sets-up, and implements programs, activities and tournaments;
  • Attends Center staff meetings to plan daily activities and accepts assigned responsibilities;
  • Gathers and organizes all supplies and equipment needed for each activity;
  • Works with the team and Center Supervisor to maintain all equipment and supplies and ensure they are used properly;
  • Keeps accurate daily attendance for each activity and reports this to the Center Supervisor;
  • May assist with Cooking and serves Kids Café meals, maintains kitchen, completes program paperwork, and complies with all the rules and regulations given by the program;
  • Prepares and serves snacks and completes paperwork;
  • Helps maintain and updates current registration information for all participants;
  • Assists and encourages youth to clean areas inside and outside building after completing activities;
  • Assists in keeping the building clean, sanitary, and safe for all that enter; Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions at facility to supervisor;
  • Encourages all children and adults to participate in Center activities;
  • Promotes the Community Youth Centers daily programs and activities with distribution of flyers in surrounding neighborhoods;
  • Works with co workers and supervisor to complete inventory on program items on hand and needed for current and upcoming programs and activities;
  • Work with volunteers and community service workers;
  • Assists or fills in when needed in programming, classes, and other areas; Performs other duties such as answers phones, greets public, opens and closes/secures building, and sets up for programs, classes and other activities as needed at any other park facility as requested;
  • Works at any center requested when needed;
  • Drives a City vehicle when needed to transport youth, food, and other needed items;
  • Performs duties in accordance with the City’s safety rules operating regulations and practices and follows required procedure for reporting injuries.


Those aged 16 or 17 years old will help to oversee younger age groups under the supervision of adult staff.  

  • These staff will only help assist, under the supervision of an adult staff member, to transport younger children;
  • Attend staff meetings as required;
  • Does not drive a City Vehicle;
  • Help in other Park facilities and programs as assigned.


Perform other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


  • Ability to supervise a group of children inside and outside of building, i.e. programs in or out of the building, playground activity, basketball court, open field/grass area, field trips, and special events.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One or more years of experience in Education, Recreation, Sports, or a field related to working with children;


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a desire to guide, mentor, engage and interact with youth on a daily basis;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
  • General knowledge of working effectively with people in the work place as well as in the public;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to take own initiative to plan and organize activities in a timely manner;
  • Attends Hepatitis B orientation and turns in acceptance or denial waiver’
  • Understands the work hours of the Recreation Center Coordinator are not standard 8-5pm. There are evenings and occasional weekends required.


The Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to speak effectively before groups of participants, children, adults and employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Required for Continued Employment

  • Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used;
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department).


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.