Youth Recreation Coordinator

Job Title:
Youth Recreation Coordinator

Parks and Recreation

Reports To:
Parks and Recreation Director, Janita Raham

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
.75 FTE (30 hours a week)

TS Range:
5/6 DOQ ($17.78)

Opening Date:
March 19, 2020

Closing Date:
April 2, 2020


The Youth Recreation Coordinator will plan, and supervise youth recreation activities provided through The Parks and Recreation Department. The Youth Recreational Coordinator will chaperone and coach tournaments, provide after-school, weekend and school-break sports and recreational activities. This position will learn program reporting requirements, how to maintain accurate attendance records, and develop and maintain activities files related to the youth program. Maintain program supplies and identify the need of new supplies as needed. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. 


  • Uphold all Tribal and departmental policies, protocols, rules and requirements.
  • Support a positive work environment.
  • In coordination with the Parks and Recreation staff, help plan and implement daily, seasonal, summer and school-break activities and provide overall supervision of planned activities in the gym, field and around the Squaxin Community.
  • Provide direct supervision to program participants at all times and ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.
  • Value the feelings and skill-building of players equally with winning, ensure fair playing opportunities for all players.
  • Maintain inventory, organize and store program supplies and sports equipment and related supplies. Identify and plan for equipment needs.
  • Maintain and encourage a clean and professional environment where sports and activities are being instructed.
  • Model values of fairness, honesty, sportsmanship, patience, respect and responsibility.
  • Follow school standards and attendance to participate in traveling sports teams.
  • This program involves planning and conducting practices, games and events that are intended to occur outside school hours. Must be available to work evenings and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate youth participation in on-site and off-site sporting activities, including travel coordination while following proper safety measures in accordance with Parks and Recreation policies. Travel coordination includes driving youth in a GSA van or similar.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and reports of activities, turn in monthly.
  • Encourage parent involvement, and recruit volunteers and specialists to assist in youth sports development. Support volunteers assisting with coaching, mentoring and/or chaperoning.
  • Establish a monthly rotating calendar of a verity of recreational and sports activities.
  • Communicate instructions and directions using clear, simple language.
  • Prepare incident reports accurately, consistently and in accordance with established timelines. Communicate to supervisor in writing, accident and discipline situations which require corrective action. Seek guidance from supervisor in unusual circumstances.
  • Attend required training and staff meetings.
  • Learn and use age-appropriate coaching techniques and practices.
  • Will coordinate a team meeting with youth and parents prior to each organized/ traveling team session.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associates Degree with 1 year with related experience, OR High School diploma /GED with 3 years related experience, OR 5 years of related experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports. And correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must have a current Washington State Driver’s License; current CPR/First Aid Certification. Successful applicant must also pass a WATCH and Tribal background check.

Must be insurable.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will frequently be required to sit, talk and hear. Occasionally be required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will occasionally be required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements for this position are distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more.) Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point.) Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.)

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 432-3865.