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The Salvation Army Recreation Coordinator in Briarwood, New York


The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of recreation activities for children after school and when school is not in session. The Recreation Coordinator plans, organizes, and coordinates all youth and family programming.


· The Recreation Coordinator reports directly to the Education Coordinator regarding all youth and family recreation related issues,· The Recreation Coordinator coordinates field trips, calendar of programs, and holiday celebrations.· The Recreation Coordinator works with local colleges and high schools in the development of recreational opportunities for clients, i.e., Big Buddy programs, student recreation and any other program concepts.· The Recreation Coordinator develops and maintains contacts with museums, theaters, sporting events, and other cultural programs and activities for clients.· The Recreation Coordinator develops and facilitates recreation activities for the adults within the facility including but not limited to homemaking, healthy eating, shopping on a budget, empowerment.· The Recreation Coordinator organizes After School Programs, i.e., basketball, soccer, baseball, football leagues, etc., on-site or in conjunction with community and school programs.· The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning monthly family meeting activities.· The Recreation Coordinator plans and supervises a summer program for up to fifty (50) children.· The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, orientation, and supervision of summer counselors.· The Recreation Coordinator responsible for maintaining a safe and structured environment.· The Recreation Coordinator maintains up-to-date statistics and documents on incidents.· The Recreation Coordinator may be called upon to work a shift beginning as early as 8am and ending as late as 8pm depending on the needs of the program and the activities scheduled for the program youth.· To continue to run each of our shelters with excellence and to meet the needs of the program, employees may be asked to assume their same position at one of our other shelters operated by the Salvation Army at the discretion of the Director of Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.· Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.· Has respect and consideration for the people being served.· Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervision.· Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs.· Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers, and co-workers.· Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the workplace and towards job.· Projects a good image in dealing with the public and its clients. Is willing to make an extra effort to help build a quality and caring shelter/program.


· High School Diploma or GED is required.· Experience working with disadvantaged children in childcare and/or recreational programs for children.· NYS Driver’s License is strongly preferred.· Must be certified in CPR and First Aid and Fire Safety within three months of their hire date.· Good organizational skills, writing skills and communication skills are a must.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Briarwood-Jamaica

Job ID 2021-8759

Category Community and Social Services

Compensation Min USD $16.00/Hr.

Compensation Max USD $17.50/Hr.

Type Regular Full-Time