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Program Coordinator - Part-time - Aquatics Program - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0008)

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Minimum Salary: $34.58 per hour
Maximum Salary: $40.69 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: February 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, January 28, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Aquatics Program Coordinator works in the Recreation Division of the Parks and Community Services.  This position is responsible for effective planning and implementation of City park and recreation programs, facilities and services for a specific area of operation.  Areas of operation include Aquatics Programs; Seasonal Peter Kirk outdoor Pool and three beaches water safety programs: Houghton, Waverly and Juanita Beach.  This position works closely with community organizations, user groups, and department staff in order to carryout planning, scheduling, logistics and implementation.  Serves as a department and city liaison with the community, working in collaboration in order to meet the needs of the community.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Plans, develops, organizes and implements year round and seasonal park and recreation programs, facilities and services.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates and disciplines various part-time contingent staff and volunteer staff as well as contracted staff (e.g. instructors, officials, referees, service providers, etc.). Recognize and motivate staff/volunteers and nominate for service or achievement awards.
  • Ensures safe, quality and efficient programs, facilities and services by ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Provides proactive communication with customers and City staff about operations, programs, facilities and services and ensures timely resolution of customer issues.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of operations budgets; carrying out budgeted expenditures and work plans.  
  • Follows policies, procedures and relevant national, state and local laws and standard of care guidelines.
Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of specified program/area content and industry standards for park operations programs, facilities and services.
  • Computer proficiency including maintenance management software, word processing, spreadsheet and email software.
  • High degree of group and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations of the public.
  • Ability to make presentations, facilitate processes, provide effective training, generate enthusiasm, and implement programs.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Consistent exercise of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service practices.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Business Administration, Environmental Studies  or related field plus three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in the specified area of parks and community services. Years of experience may be considered in lieu of education.  Must have or obtain within weeks of hire, certification in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, and a valid Washington State Driver’s License.  Must successfully complete a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.


Preferred Qualifications

Operational knowledge and proficiency in: National Recreation & Park Association Facility Operator. Direct experience in athletic, fitness program coordination and supervisory experience is preferred as well as knowledge of current and advanced technology to ensure proper risk management, program supervision and content.

Hours of Work

This position will work an average of 20 hours a week with a flexible schedule that fluctuates based on the need of the programs - Note: Hours of work may fall outside the normal business week to attend community meetings or events.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Must be able to move objects up to 50 pounds.  Duties may be performed in a variety of settings and conditions, both in a typical office setting as well as field situations and involves working in natural areas with uneven terrain, sometimes with physically challenging conditions. Incumbent is frequently required to visit program/activity sites for monitoring purposes. Performs work in varying weather conditions outdoors, including evenings and weekends.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application. 

Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.

This opportunity includes a pro-rated  benefit package: medical/dental vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals,  paid holidays, free on-site parking, on site work-out facility.

Finalist(s) will be required to complete a Criminal History Background Check.

Union Affiliation

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) , membership options are available upon employment.



PCS Operations Center
1129 8th St
Kirkland, WA 98033