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Program Coordinator
City of Emeryville, East Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 596-3797
Close Date: May 10, 2013
Salary: $3,632.00 - $4,415.00 Monthly


About The department and the position

Under the Direction of the Community Services Director, the Community Services Department provides a comprehensive array of recreational, educational, physical fitness, and special interest programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents of Emeryville.  The Department is comprised of three divisions: Community Services Administration, Youth and Adult Services and the Child Development Center.  We, as a department, take pride in the quality and variety of services we provide to the community and seek individuals who can contribute to this well deserved reputation.


The Program Coordinator is a member of a dynamic team charged with delivering creative, innovative, and enriching programs for the Emeryville community.  Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for analyzing demand, coordinating and implementing a wide variety of activities and programs for all ages, ranging from preschoolers to seniors. Program areas include but are not limited to, pre-school, after school programs, summer day camps, teen activities, child and adult fee classes, adult sports, aquatics, senior programs, senior trips, as well as community and special events.  Initial assignment will be in the Youth Division but may be subject to change.


In addition to the core responsibilities associated with recreation programming, the successful candidate will assist in budget preparation and administrative activities related to recreation programs including developing partnerships with local businesses and community groups.


Ideal Candidate:



·       A Self Starter, with excellent organization skills

·       Responsible, flexible and proactive

·       Contemporary and forward thinking

·       A visionary who anticipates change

·       Service oriented and an effective and straight-forward communicator

·       Innovative and creative in the development of marketing materials and programs

·       Knowledgeable of the philosophy, methods and techniques utilized in organized  recreational programming

·       Approachable in his/her management style and thrives on working collaboratively with others

·       A mentor to program staff (permanent and part-time staff members), and possesses the skill to provide direction to independent contractors

·       Capable of being part of an effective team

·       Energetic and motivational

·       Fiscally conscious and technology oriented

·       Willing to work weekends and evenings

·       Fun and has a sense of humor



Equivalent to two years of college with an emphasis in recreation, early childhood development, or a related field and two (2) years of lead level work experience in the delivery of recreation and community services programs; demonstrated experience in programming for youth is a plus.  Possession of a valid California driver’s license (Class C) and a satisfactory driving record is an initial and on-going requirement of the position.



The MESA provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Salary range is $3,632 to $4,415 monthly and the benefits include:


·       Retirement: New Members 2% @ 62 PERS Plan (based on highest three consecutive years); Classic Members – 2% @ 60 (based on highest three consecutive years); Under both plans, the employee picks up the full 7% employee contribution; the agency does not participate in Social Security.

·       Vacation: Employee accrues ten (10) working days per year, and is eligible to use vacation leave after one year of employment. Maximum accrual of 2x annual accrual rate.

·       Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year (inclusive of two (2) floating holidays, prorated based on date of hire.)

·       Sick Leave: Fifteen (15) days per year, with unlimited accumulation.

·       Health & Welfare: Medical, Dental, and Vision care coverage paid by the agency (to a capped amount) for the employee and eligible dependents;

·       Misc. Benefits:  City provides life/AD&D, long-term disability (LTD) and employee assistance program benefits. 



The probationary period for new employees is nine (9) months which may be extended by an additional three (3) months.  This position is represented by SEIU, Local 1021.



To be considered for this exciting opportunity, all applicants must submit a completed MESA application, a comprehensive resume that outlines how you meet the characteristics of the ideal candidate and a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire online at (NOTE:  paper applications will not be accepted.)  You may also call the MESA Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City’s website at for additional information.


The qualifications for each applicant will be reviewed and those applicants that demonstrate the best qualifications in relation to the requirements listed above will be invited to participate in an oral interview.  Oral Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 3, 2013.  Applicants are encouraged to review the City of Emeryville’s website ( to learn more about the Community Services Department and the Emeryville Recreation Department.


filing deadline for application materials is

friday, may 10, 2013 5:00 pm

(Must submit completed application, resume and supplemental questionnaire)



EMERYVILLE is located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its central location is the gateway to an extensive region that includes all major northern California cities, businesses, universities, and the Pacific Rim marketplace. The City is proud of its reputation as a leader in community development, cutting edge programs and progressive approaches to organizational issues. Emeryville has evolved from an industrial environment to a retail/technology based community.

The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, color, natural origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants to participate in the application and examination processes. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.



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