RECREATION ASSISTANT IV (55+ SENIOR CENTER SUBSTITUTE)

Location
Arlington
Posted
Sep 18, 2018
Closes
Sep 28, 2018
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Note: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation has a unique opportunity for a Recreation Assistant IV to work intermittently part-time during the daytime hours in support of Senior Adult Programs. This is a "substitute" programmer position responsible for traveling to different community centers, as needed, to assist with the smooth service delivery of 55+ programs at all Arlington County 55+ Senior Centers. The employee will assist the Senior Center Director and the Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) with daily routine operations and management of the Senior Centers, to include opening and closing a facility; answering phones; responding to participant needs; performing administrative duties in support of program operations, and ensuring compliance with all County policies and procedures are met.
 
To learn more about our programs, please click here.

Specific duties include:

  • Conducting on-site registration, membership renewals, class sign-up, record keeping, and recording of fees;
  • Maintaining accurate participant, budget, and administrative records using Microsoft Office products;
  • Assisting with the planning and implementation of special events, setting up rooms for activities and assisting with maintaining inventory;
  • Monitoring space for issues for availability and preparing work orders as needed;
  • Becoming familiar with 55+ Sports & Fitness programming in order to provide customer service to clients who enroll in fitness classes and sports activities throughout Arlington County;
  • Responding to questions from current and potential participants regarding availability of resources to seniors; and
  • Assisting with writing, producing, and distributing marketing materials for programs including 55+ Guide, Center newsletter, calendars, and flyers.
The ideal candidate will have strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills, and the technology proficiency to perform administrative tasks independently. The employee is expected to demonstrate effective leadership by following County and Senior Center professional standards of leadership including showing respect, responding with sensitivity to individuality; developing nurturing relationships, and creating an atmosphere where different perspectives, opinions and positions are welcomed, encouraged, and fully explored.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Gerontology, Leisure Studies, Recreation, or a closely related field, plus one year of experience, or the equivalent of four (4) summers, in administration or management of programs in a senior adult recreation setting.

Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for experience, or additional responsible experience may be substituted for education.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the following:

  • Working with diverse communities in a recreation program;
  • Human Services or Gerontology working with the senior (55+) population in a recreation program; and/or
  • Intermediate level use of the MS Office products including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and/or RecTrac or similar membership management software.

Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

This position will require travel to many senior center sites within the county.

Work Hours: Approximately 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. as needed. Employee will work a varied schedule, mostly weekdays. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

This position will work intermittently part-time during the daytime hours in support of Senior Adult Programs.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required and a part of the application process for consideration for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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