Recreation Coordinator

The Mission of the Recreation Coordinator is “Helping Children to be Victors.” The Recreation Coordinator shall be accountable to the Director of Operations and Facilities. The Recreation Coordinator will be responsible for organizing, planning and implementing recreation programs for the clients of Wolverine Human Services. Programs will include sports, fitness classes, recreational activities and programs, sports events including but not limited to intermural sports leagues and wellness programs.


  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation or Human Services field is preferred. High School diploma/GED is required.
  2. Experience working with Juvenile / Residential population.
  3. Knowledge of and experience in professional principles and practices of recreational administration.
  4. Skills in training and supervision of clients and staff in designated sports/recreation activities or programs.
  5. Excellent writing and communication skills.
  6. Ability to maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and the agencies program goals.
  7. High energy, maturity and leadership with the ability to demonstration the fundamentals of each sport or activity.
  8. Knowledge of fitness trends, application and implementation. Safety practices as it relates to physical movements.
  9. Self-starter, able to work independently and creative in ability to implement new initiatives.
  10. Must have current American Red Cross, CPR and 1st aid certification.
  11. Must have valid Michigan drivers /chauffeurs license.
  12. Fitness instruction certification is preferred.

**Ability to Work with a Diverse and Multi-cultural Client and Staff Population.**


Full-time; includes daytime, evenings and weekend scheduling as determined by management.


  1. Develop and coordination recreation activities for all designated WHS programs.
  2. Maintain an activity schedule.
  3. Coordinate, train and supervise all staff in maintenance of skills in lifetime sports activities.
  4. Responsible for the purchase, inventory and distribution of sports equipment.
  5. Ensure that all clients are engaged in meaningful activities.
  6. Fill in when needed for line of sight staff.
  7. Ability to conduct him/herself in a professional manner and shall work with integrity and respect with staff, colleagues and executives of Wolverine Human Services.
  8. Ability to have and maintain visual control of a group of youth (line of sight) at all times during shift as well as the ability to respond immediately and to visually observe behavior.
  9. Ability to successfully complete and pass all levels of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training and certification provided by the agency.
  10. Responsible for maintaining a clean working environment.


Must have physical condition and health adequate for participation and performance of the job. Physical activities which include but are not limited to: physical management of youth (TCI), leading calisthenics, refereeing and coaching recreation activities such as basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and softball. Trek experiences such as backpacking, white water rafting, caving, ropes courses initiatives, canoeing, life guarding, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing. While performing the duties of this position, the Recreation Coordinator is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment, but not limited to, computer keyboards, phones and standard office equipment. The position may require the occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

Supervised by: Director of Operations and Facilities


This is an exempt position for purposes of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1967.


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