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Community Services Coordinator


Under the general direction of the Community Services Supervisor, the Community Services Coordinator is responsible for developing, organizing, and supervising part-time recreation personnel and activities in the areas of youth, teens and aquatics. Programs include but are not limited to Youth Advisory Council, Junior High and Teen programs, arts and crafts programs, contract classes, special events, and aquatics programs. Responsibilities include the assisting, recruiting, training and supervising of part-time, seasonal, and volunteer program staff as well as monitoring and assisting program contractors and contractual agreements. Perform related work as assigned. This position is assigned to the Miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, evening and weekend assignments.


The Community Services Coordinator receives direct supervision from the Community Services Supervisor in charge of this program area. The Coordinator supervises part-time, seasonal and volunteer personnel.


This classification may be assigned to any one of the following four specific areas of concentration as distinguished below: Community Services Coordinator-Teens & Family Programs/Aquatics: Aquatics programs and facilities; instruction and safety classes; special youth programs, youth commission, and services; and staff liaison to affiliated organizations Community Services Coordinator -Youth: Youth services clearinghouse; Junior High and K-6 after school programs; prevention and pro-active programs; Police Activities League (PAL); bicycle safety programs; and neighborhood education programs. Community Services Coordinator -Sports: Adult and youth sport programs; sport tournaments and special events; supervision of Pedretti Park sports complex; supervision of National Youth Sports Coaches Association training; and staff liaison to affiliated organizations. Community Services Coordinator –Prevention/Outreach: Special populations/senior citizens/school education/programs and safety programs/prevention/neighborhood programs/associations/outreach education programs, events and youth scholarships. Research and write public safety grants and education grants; and staff liaison to affiliated assigned organizations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, organizes and supervises recreation/prevention activities in Youth, Teen, Senior and Aquatics.
  • Helps recruit, train and supervise part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff.
  • Prepare program/activity reports, maintains records, and mailing list.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates programs/special events with community groups.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Plans publicity and promotion. Develops public service announcements, press releases, flyers and program formats.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with public groups, agencies, school officials, and media in the course of work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge Of:

  • Current recreation principles as applies to youth and teen family programming.
  • Basic programming and supervision techniques.
  • Promotional publicity techniques.
  • Technical knowledge of Teen family programming.
  • Basic concepts of recreation/social programming

Ability To:

  • Work effectively with the public, community groups and on teams.
  • Resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Schedule staff, programs and activities.
  • Effectively use written and oral communication techniques.
  • Use word processors, spreadsheets, and graphic programs. Perform clerical duties.



Two years of experience in organized Community Services and leisure service work in a responsible leadership capacity.


Graduation from a college or university with an Associate in Arts degree in Recreation, Community Services or related field.


Possession of an appropriate valid California Drivers License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Possession of an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, Water Safety Instructor Certification or the equivalent within three months from time of appointment (for Aquatics Programs only).


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting customers and program participants; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver program supplies and equipment; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering telephones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and able to lift equipment as necessary.

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      Human Resources
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5540
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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