Recreation Program Coordinator (20354086) – San Francisco, CA

Recreation Program Coordinator (20354086)


San Francisco, CA



One Twin Pines Lane Belmont, 94002


The City of Belmont Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting for the position of Recreation Program Coordinator. 

Recruitment will close by Sunday, April 9, 2023 @ 9 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 100 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.



City of Belmont

Recreation Coordinator

Job Description (additional)

In addition to the information provided in the Recreation Coordinator job description, the following essential duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities have been identified for this position.


The Position

Performs professional work planning, organizing, implementing, and coordinating activities and services for both the youth and teens and adult/senior services divisions.   The ideal candidate must be flexible, versatile, and innovative with excellent management, organizational and public relations skills.   This position’s primary focus areas will be working in the areas of youth and teens and adult/senior services but may be required to work in other areas within the department as necessary.


Essential Duties

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop programming for recreational and educational programs, events, and day trips.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate Belmont Redwood Shores School District after school activities and contract classes.
  • Research and obtain alternative funding sources (i.e., grant writing, fundraising).
  • Promote interest in programs and services by providing information to community leaders, community groups and the public.
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of seasonal, temporary, part-time staff, and volunteers.  Develop and train staff in engagement, programming, and events, safety, conflict resolution, and facility management.
  • Contract with instructors and vendors for the provision of enrichment classes, indoor/outdoor programs, and events.
  • Develop and distribute paper and electronic surveys which provide reportable feedback on desired interests, participation, and program outcomes.
  • Utilize software programs, social media, website, traditional print media, and industry contacts to develop and market programs, enrichment opportunities, and events using best practice marketing strategies.
  • Utilize customer service skills to maintain positive work relationships with all levels of City staff, service providers, and external customers.
  • Coordinate and implement City-Wide Community and Cultural Events.
  • Be available during afterschool hours, some evenings, and weekends to provide supervision of programs and activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.




Job Description URL:

Ideal Candidate


Knowledge of:

  • Recent trends, social media, current literature, and information related to programming in youth and teen and adult/senior recreation.
  • Principles and practices for providing quality customer service.
  • Structure and content of English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Basic operations, services and activities of a City recreation program.
  • Principles and practices of recreation program development and implementation.

Ability to:

  • Prepare and administer a program budget.
  • Evaluate participation data using Microsoft Excel or other appropriate tool and use of data to prepare reports and presentations for Management, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City Council.
  • Coordinate and direct recreation activities for both our youth and teens and adult/senior services divisions
  • Problem solve and trouble shoot problems with in assigned program.
  • Select and oversee the work of volunteers, instructors, and staff.
  • Utilize software systems to author reports and track and compile data.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Prepare and collect evaluations of recreation instructors, programs, and events.


Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A minimum of three years responsible experience coordinating recreation programs and activities


Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, leisure studies, physical education, social work, gerontology, public administration or a closely related field.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certifications highly desirable.



The following is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Belmont full-time benefit eligible employees. For specific benefit information, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and it's labor groups.


The City contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement benefits. The current benefit level are as follows:


CategoryFormula Employee CategorySafety
Tier 13% @ 50
One (1) year final compensation periodEmployees hired prior to January 1, 2012Safety
Tier 2

3% @ 55
Three (3) year final compensation period

Employees hired on or after January 1, 2012 and CalPERS "Classic" members per PEPRA*Safety
Tier 3 (PEPRA)2.7% @ 57"New" CalPERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013 pursuant to PEPRA*Miscellaneous
Tier 12% @ 55
One (1) year final compensation periodEmployees hired prior to December 30, 2012


Tier 2

2% @ 55
Three (3) year final compensation periodEmployees hired on or after December 30,
2012 and CalPERS "Classic" members per
Tier 3 (PEPRA)2% @ 62
"New" CalPERS members hired on or after
January 1, 2013 pursuant to PEPRA*



The City provides health insurance to eligible employees and dependents via the California Public Employees’ Retirement System(CalPERS) Health Benefit Program. The CalPERS program provides employees with several Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options.

The City provides each eligible employee who participates in a City sponsored CalPERS Health Plan with an employer contribution towards the monthly health insurance premium.

The City provides dental insurance for employees and their eligible dependents.

The City provides vision insurance for eligible employees and their dependents via the Vision Service Plan (VSP) or a vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents via the City’s reimbursement program (varies by MOU).

Flexible Benefits Plan
The City offers an Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Plan, which allows employees to contribute pre-tax income to the following accounts:

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (up to $2,500 annually)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (up to $5,000 annually)


Life Insurance
The City provides basic group term life insurance, the specific benefit amount varies by labor group. Employees have the option of electing voluntary additional and dependent life at their expense.

Long-Term Disability Benefits
The City reclassifies the cost of the long term disability insurance to the employee’s salary. The employee then pays the actual monthly cost of the premium on an after-tax basis.

Deferred Compensation
Employees have the option of participating in the City sponsored deferred compensation account. Some classifications receive an employer contribution per their respective MOU.

Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Account
The City contributes a specified amount to a Retirement Health Savings Account based upon an employee's hire date and years of service with the City. For example, an employee working for the City for 1 to 5 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $150.00. An employee working for the City for 11 to 15 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $250.00. Employees are vested in the Retiree Health Savings Account after 10 years of continuous service with the City.


Vacation is accrued on a monthly basis based on years of service.

The City observes twelve (12) holidays per year. In addition employees are granted two (2) floating holidays to be taken after 1 year of service.

Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight (8) hours per calendar month of service (with the exception of Unrepresented Management Group employees).


Special Instructions

Special Instructions

Recruitment will close April 9, 2023, at 5:00pm or upon receipt of the first 100 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.

All applications and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Resumes are strongly recommended but do nottake the place of completing the required information requested on the application.  A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process which may consist of an oral panel interview, tentatively scheduled forWednesday, April 12.

Candidates who successfully pass the oral panel interview and placed on the employment list, may be selected by the hiring department to move forward in the process to the department level interview, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 26.


Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 


Contact email: 

[email protected]


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