City of University City
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 13.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to provide day to day operations coordination and oversight of the City's Golden Lions Senior Program.  Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and/or Deputy Director of Recreation, this position performs responsible work in the development and implementation of recreational activities designed to improve the quality of life of our senior program participants.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below may not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in the position.

  • Supervises and interacts with program participants at senior centers, parks, and other activity locations.
  • Assists and/or plans, organizes, promotes and conducts activities for senior participants.
  • Prepares promotional materials for program activities.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of center goals and objectives.
  • Keeps accurate records of activities, attendance, calendars.
  • Responsible for data collection and submission to partner agencies.
  • Compiles monthly reports regarding program statistics.
  • Recruits, organizes, and coordinates volunteers.
  • Addresses emergency/accident issues regarding patrons and facilities.
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information in an effective manner.
  • Represents the program to the participants, volunteers and community.
  • Performs special projects and tasks as assigned by Deputy Director of Recreation and/or supervisory staff.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Responsible for following all prescribed safety rules and regulations; and utilizing and wearing appropriate safety gear.
  • Follows and upholds City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Reports to work free from the effects of drugs/controlled substances and/or alcohol, and free from impairment due to prescription drugs.
  • Maintains regular attendance.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or age appropriate with this level of schooling (some college preferred).
  • Minimum of two years responsible experience working with senior population in a recreational setting or similar role (preferred).
  • Basic cash handling, previous computer experience and clerical/administrative related work.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • CPR and First Aid certified within six months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill in senior focused programming and activities.
  • Ability to understand and communicate written/oral forms and instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with senior population, staff, vendors, volunteers and service providers.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer practices and procedures.
  • Ability assist in the research and implementation of senior recreational programming.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to submit and maintain records efficiently, accurately and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Ability to document and develop clear internal and external operational procedures.


Telephone, copier, fax, computer, and associated hardware and software.

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