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Recreation Coordinator

Posted: 11/21/2022

Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1972. CDD provides residential care services and day habilitation to adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City, MO area.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law
The hourly rate of the Recreation Coordinator will earn $17 to $19 per hour, all of which is grant dependent.  If the grant is not funded after one year, the position could be eliminated.  
Classification:  Non-exempt
Reports to:  Director of Development
Recreation Coordinator will work with individuals who receive services, staff, and volunteers to address community activities objectives in Individual Support Plans (ISP) and plan other activities as requested. Activities will address the physical, social/interpersonal, emotional, vocational and intellectual interests of individuals in services. Responsible for providing assistance in planning, scheduling, and execution of activities.  Will provide outcomes data information for community engagement activities.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Plan annual activities such as the Scavenger Hunt, picnic and Advocacy Day;
  • Manage and Coach Special Olympics team(s);
  • Provide opportunities for travel and leisure vacations that fulfills dreams of program participants;
  • Provide teams with suggested activities to address ISP outcomes;
  • With assistance from the Director of Development, coordinate volunteer activities as needed;
  • Coordinate with Program Teams to collect all community engagement outcomes;
  • Chaperone trips as requested;
  • Provide written documentation in ISPs as needed;
  • Write newsletter articles as appropriate;
  • Provide outcomes data information as requested.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Read, write, comprehend and speak English
  • Ability to pass medication administration, first aid and CPR
  • Professional and positive
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Flexible
  • Time Management
  • Team Oriented
  • Discrete with Confidential Information
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Ability to navigate web-based computer programs and have proficient typing skills
  • Able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Customer/Client focused
  • Maintains effective working relationships with supervisor and peers;
  • Ability to pass chauffeur’s license test
Supervisory Responsibility
This position as no supervisory responsibility
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands
The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, climb or bend.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Also requires stepping up into commercial passenger vans.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time position.  Day and hours of work are typically Monday-Friday with the understanding that weekend work is expected and Monday-Friday hours can be flexed.
Travel in and out of state is expected and driving throughout the metropolitan area as needed.
Required Education and Experience
  • High school diploma/GED with at least three years paid experience planning for small and large events.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies; Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning; Hospitality; Recreation, Park and Tourism Management or like degree. At least 2 years working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
None required for this position.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999