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Program Assistant, Senior (Mature Adults)

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Program Assistant, Senior (Mature Adults)
City of Durham Parks & Recreation

Position Description

Work. Serve. Thrive. With the City of Durham
Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

 A nationally accredited team of passionate professionals devoted to building better lives and a better community through the power of parks and recreation. Our talented team at Durham Parks and Recreation is devoted to community service and provides a diverse range of programs, services, opportunities, and experiences while being united through our core pillars of creating equitable economic impacts; advancing conservation; rejuvenating health and wellness; enhancing quality of life and sustaining social equity.  

Hourly Rate:  $18.90
Workdays/Hours:  Monday - Friday / 9am - 3pm with some weekends and evenings

This position is a generalist assigned to support Mature Adult programs at multiple Recreation Centers. The incumbent will help plan and implement special events, fitness classes, and recreation programs for mature adults. 


  • Plans, coordinates, markets, and evaluates recreational and instructional programs.

  • Locates and obtains resources, recruits and orients volunteers, and coordinates with community agencies for program planning and operation.

  • Assists supervisor with training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating recreation activity leaders and volunteers.

  • Provides customer service to patrons by responding to questions and concerns, escalating issues to superiors as appropriate.

  • Enters patron information, program registrations, and fee payments into Active.Net recreation software system.

  • Supervises part-time staff, determines work priorities, and evaluates staff performance.

  • Maintains and prepares attendance and activity reports and other program documents.

  • Completes program and staff evaluation forms at the end of the program.

  • Addresses participant and staff needs and concerns and communicates them to supervisor.

  • Coordinates transportation for trips.

  • Completes accident and incident reports.

  • Collects payments, writes receipts, communicates payment information, completes daily cash reports, and maintains cash drawer.

  • Renders first aid in care of minor injury.


  • Recreational planning and provision of general and specialized recreation programs and services.

  • Aging process and special needs of maturing adults.


  • Interacting positively and communicating effectively with maturing adults.

  • Planning, organizing, and leading individual and specific group recreation programs.

  • Providing training and instruction.

  • Conducting evaluations.

  • Decision making.

  • Conflict resolution.

  • Report writing and record keeping.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

High School diploma or equivalency (GED, HISet, TASC).
Two (2) years of experience in recreation or a related field. 
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
Valid Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED – with Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto Injector Certification within six months of hire.

Additional Preferred Skills

Available to work day time hours, weekends and evenings.
Comfortable working with people of all ages, with disabilities, and from different cultural groups.
Experience creating and implementing recreation programs for mature adults.
$18.90 - $21.28/hour
Job Type
Part Time
Durham, North Carolina United States
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Desired Start Date
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