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Administrative Assistant/Program Coordinator (posted July 13, 2018)


Minimum requirement of an Associate Degree, but Baccalaureate Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related human service field is preferred. 
Minimum requirement of three (3) years experience in most of the following: customer service, planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive recreation program for all ages to include sports, arts and crafts, nature, music, drama, dance, games, social recreation, special events, day camps, and specialized classes and activities.

Experience with instructor oversight and/or program supervision, the individual must demonstrate background in managing multiple projects and tasks, in a timely manner and be able to work flexible hours evenings and weekends.
Related skills
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, this includes not only speaking publicly, but individually with staff members, other organizations, and Township residents.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator is a union position that reports directly to the Parks and Recreation Director and the position duties include but are not limited to:
• Plans, organizes and administers a comprehensive recreation program for all ages to include sports, arts and crafts, nature, music, drama, dance, games, social recreation, special events, day camps, and specialized classes and activities.
• Seeks and implements new program ideas.
• Schedules multiple events, programs or activities, instructor contract negotiations, new program development and instructor recruitment.
•  Supervises hired program instructors to ensure appropriate facilities and needed supplies are secure to provide a high quality leisure and recreation program for Newtown Township residents.
• Prepares promotional material including press releases, program flyers to recruit participants into activities.
• Oversees program registration and fee payments, and sets program fees.
• Keeps accurate attendance and registration reports.
• Implements evaluations to be completed by program participants.
• Handles complaints and suggestions from program participants.
• Prepares financial and evaluation reports for programs.
• Prepares and submits grant applications for program funding.
• Assists with fundraising projects and solicits prizes and donations.
• Purchases program supplies and keeps inventory lists.    
• Conducts interviews of seasonal staff, and participates in training and supervising.
• Recruits volunteers for programs and coordinates recognition efforts.
• Implements safe and proper procedures for discipline, accident reports and first aid for each program.
• Insures that all areas, facilities and equipment are safe and used properly.
• Works closely with the school district and private organizations in scheduling use of facilities and offering of recreational activities.
• Works closely with other community agencies to coordinate partnership opportunities.
The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the Township.

Resumes must be received by noon on July 31, 2018 and be mailed or delivered to 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940, attn.: Olivia or mailed to

Park Supervisor

Department: Assets and Infrastructure - Parks, Trails & Historic Sites, Green Lane Park

Position Reporting: Region Manager

Exempt: No; Salary: $44,000 to $52,000

The Park Supervisor is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at a specific County Park which includes supervising park staff.  In addition, the Park Supervisor will work with volunteers and any site support group(s).

• Manages daily operations of the park in accordance with best practices and standards for parks, recreation, natural resource management and environmental stewardship
• Assists Region Manager with overall administration of the site including budget, purchasing, scheduling, payroll, evaluating site personnel, reports and visitor counts
• In cooperation with the Region Manager, supervises and coordinates personnel engaged in grounds and building maintenance
• Works with Region Manager and staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable park experience
• Assists Region Manager with planning, prioritizing and directing work schedules for projects and specific programs based upon the park’s mission
• Works with Region Manager to identify sources of outside funding including grant administration, private partnerships and donations in accordance with the park’s mission
• Coordinates with Region Foreman about site specific projects
• Manages any outside contractors or lease agreements with outside organizations
• Participates in the planning process for park improvements and new facilities
• Performs routine inspections of the park & project sites to ensure they are clean, safe and maintained at an acceptable level
• Coordinates and communicates with other natural resource related agencies and organizations
• Oversees the coordination of volunteers, interns and community service workers
• Participates in all park programs and events
• Responsible for providing staff training on all required County and division policies and procedures
• Coordinates marketing efforts including flyers, brochures, calendar of events, etc.
• Works with Regional staff to ensure site security and maintenance needs are completed
• Will be required to attend professional meetings
• Ability to carry out light maintenance for daily operations and events
• Required to take training as assigned
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. 
• Five (5) years’ experience working in the field of Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Management, Environmental Resource Management or related field with a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience required
• Minimum of  a Bachelor’s Degree in Park Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Resource Management or related field
• Must have an understanding of and ability to apply related laws, rules, regulations, ethics, standards, policies and procedures applicable to this work
• Must project a pleasant and professional presence when interacting with the public
• Ability to communicate effectively and possess good public speaking skills
• Expected to participate in appropriate organizations and affiliations related to this field
• Must have basic computer skills
• Must be able to read/write/speak English
• Must possess a valid Driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record and the ability to maintain one throughout employment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
• Must be able to lift at least up to thirty (30) pounds
• Have the ability to climb, stoop, bend, reach, walk, sit or stand for long periods of time
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when applicable

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 function.  This position will require both office and field work. 

To apply online; , Human Resources Department. 

Executive Director-Parks & Recreation (posted June 7, 2018)


BUHL FARM PARK, located in Hermitage, PA is seeking a visionary leader to be its next Executive Director. The Director is expected to provide innovative leadership in the development of a variety of parks and recreational activities.  Other duties include managing Park personnel; developing and monitoring the Park budget; and overseeing general Park operations, major projects and purchases. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the Park’s fundraising which includes the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. A bachelor’s degree and prior experience in professional fundraising is desirable, however any combination of experience and training that provides the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job, including a sufficient amount of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree, may be considered. The review of applications will begin on June 20th. Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter which includes current or most recent salary. For consideration reply to  EOE

Director of Recreational Therapy

Rydal Park, a premier Life Plan Community located in Jenkintown, is hiring a full-time Director of Recreational Therapy to join our team!
General Responsibilities  
Responsible for managing the Therapeutic Recreation and Resident Activity Departments for assigned levels of care; planning, organizing, and implementing specific procedures and programs designed to meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident; participating with Administration as part of the management team; determining work procedures and expediting flow; insuring department compliance with all operating policies and procedures; directing and supervising activity team members; providing periodic reports as required. Provides exceptional customer service in support of Presby’s Service from the Heart. 
Essential Duties 
1. Manages the Therapeutic Recreation Department in providing a program of activities that meets the interest and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. 
2. Directly supervises activity staff: 
a. Participates in interviewing, hiring, and orienting of personnel within the department. 
b. Reviews employee performance on a regular scheduled basis in addition to coaching and counseling direct reports 
c. Organizes, schedules, and distributes work among department staff. 
d. Keeps staff informed of policies and procedures. 
e. Participates with Volunteer Program 
Judgment/Decision Making 
3. Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan. Contributes to the care planning process by attending care plan meetings and providing information to the care plan team. 
4. Provides all required documentation and reports pertaining to residents in accordance with state and federal regulations. Keeps residents, staff, and others informed of activities and related information through calendars, newsletters, or other forms of communication. 
5. Communicates with other departments and staff personnel in order to integrate activities. 
Customer Service 
6. Promotes a homelike environment for residents and maintains neat and clean work areas including supply and storage areas. 
Employee Development 
7. Keeps current in field of recreational activities for the aged through seminars, literature, and other pursuits that increase knowledge. 
Fiscal Responsibility 
8. Prepares and manages budget and supply needs for department. 
Other Duties 
1. Assists with various administrative tasks to support department operations; may be assigned special projects. 
2. Attends all mandatory in-service training programs and required meetings. Provides in-services as assigned. 
3. Performs tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances. 
Basic Qualifications 
Education/Training: A B.S. degree in recreational therapy or related field and/or activities certification; certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional; or two years’ experience in a social or recreation program including one year of activities in a health care setting. Valid PA Drivers License 
Skill(s): Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills; moderate PC skills; knowledge of Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare regulations relating to activity programming; auditory and visual skills; ability to bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push, pull, and lift items weighing 50 pounds or less. 
Experience: One year’s previous experience in a health care setting or with a geriatric population preferred. Page 4 of 4 Director of Recreational Therapy 
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and family-like work environment focused on customer service. If this sounds like the type of opportunity and the organization for you, ask yourself – are you ready to be inspired?
Presby’s Inspired Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Apply here

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