This is responsible professional and/or administrative work developing, delivering and/or coordinating community education activities for the public as a component of the recreation programming in the Department of Parks and Recreation. The employee works under general supervision in collaboration with recreation center staffs. Work is evaluated through the establishment of goals and subsequent review of goal attainment.
Researches to identify community area-based education needs that can be addressed by the City through recreation centers and/or other sites.
Assists in determining fees appropriate to cost recovery objectives.
Coordinates with and supports recreation center staffs that have primary responsibility for program delivery.
Creates, updates and distributes community education literature, and otherwise promotes the programs via any appropriate media or other contacts.
May provide liaison among other agencies and City departments involved in related types of work to coordinate efforts.
Maintains records of participant attendance, and outcomes in meeting community needs.
Develops performance measures and/or program outcomes expectations.
Assists in developing and monitoring the community education budget.
Identifies, recruits, selects and evaluates volunteer presenters and instructors for community education classes.
Completion of work assignments will require the operation of a vehicle.
These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of education and training development and delivery
Ability to speak before groups
Ability to use a computer to access, interpret and record information
Ability to research, analyze, summarize and report findings
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other City departments, representatives of other organizations and the public
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and by whatever creative means necessary to overcome communication barriers
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas driver's license
Ability to disassemble, transport and reassemble portable displays and educational equipment and materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Bachelor's degree in education, communication, a social science, or other field closely related to the job duties, plus at least three years of experience developing educational programs. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.
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