The Youth Development and Programming Coordinator is responsible for the organization, management, administration and supervision of all aspects of the HUB Recreation Center’s Child Watch and Camp programing as well as to provide safe, nurturing and enriching environment for youth members and program participants. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, troubleshooting, evaluating and completing payroll for department staff; updating staff training materials, operating manuals; Summer and Holiday camp program development, adjusting and enforcing policies and procedures; budget. He/she must meet and greet parents, assist in registrations, see that parents receive and understand the policies of the Youth Department and Programming Coordinator, build positive relationships with members and youth, implement age-appropriate activities and follow policies and guidelines. 


  1. Recruits, interviews, orients, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel & volunteers and holds bi-monthly staff meetings or as needed and appropriate.
  2. Recommends and advises on department hiring and termination in conjunction with General Manager.
  3. Reviews employee performance within disciplinary counseling sessions and positive recognition sessions.
  4. Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; assists in preparing annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances and initiating corrective action plans.
  5. Communication with parents about programming, questions or any issues that arise.
  6. Put together monthly work schedule for Camps, After School and Child Watch areas.
  7. Effectively supervise all participants, and children enrolled in the Child Watch, A-Team and Summer/Holiday Camp programs. Including monitor students and pick up on the bus at in town Marion Elementary grade schools for A-Team program.
  8. Build and put together new programming each season along with weekly themes for camps. Including scheduling outside activities and working with other departments in the building to set up and share all areas of The HUB to ensure maximum use and potential for camp and programming participants.
  9. Working with other buildings in the community to facilitate field trips, outings and activities with groups that may come to The HUB for the camp kids during programming.
  10. Work with computer system and registration programs to put in camper registration information for programs.
  11. Responsible for creating and posting weekly activity plans and themes for Summer Camp, Spring Break and Winter Retreat Camps as well as days out of school.
  12. Responsible for checking all equipment, and keeping clear of hazards.
  13. Clean up, collect, and return all supplies and equipment used for activities to proper place.
  14. Keep up on organization and maintain count of supplies for activities and craft supplies and snacks ~ this includes store runs and ordering any supplies needed for Camps, After School and Child Watch.
  15. Facilitate games and activities for all A-Team or Summer/Holiday Camp participants.
  16. Properly submit behavioral and incident reports turned in by staff to GM.
  17. Maintain proper financial reports and attendance records for all areas of youth programming.
  18. Ensure that all participants are properly signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  19. Administer first aid and emergency procedures as needed.
  20. All other miscellaneous duties as assigned by General Manager.


MUST LOVE CHILDREN. The candidate must have 3 years minimum experience working with children between the ages of 6 months old thru 13 years (Camps). Have set up, run and directed day camp programing for youth ages 5 years – 13 years.  Must have the ability to effectively communicate to young children and parents, and be familiar with age appropriate disciplinary procedures and policies as well as DCFS standards.  CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are required within in first 30 days of employment. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Most days 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or as scheduled with GM, working building events, staff meetings, trainings and weekends if needed to assure coverage for any hours of youth programing operation. Director hours for summer camp may vary or be longer depending on needs of the camp. Manager on Duty (MOD) shifts as required bi-weekly and on alternating weekends. 


Within eighteen months of the date of hire, employee must live within ten miles (straight line GPS) of City Hall.


Full Time-Non Exempt $34,000-$38,000 (Dependent on Education and Experience)


While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, and kneel and must occasionally lift and/or move 20-50 pounds. The ability to swim is helpful but not required; needs to be enthusiastic and able to play gym and recreational games and activities with program kids.


Please send resume and City of Marion employment application to City Hall, 1102 Tower Square, Marion, Illinois. Employment application can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office or obtained online at www.cityofmarionil.govAll questions concerning these positions and the application process may be directed to:

Chris Georgantas

General Manager, The HUB Recreation Center



The City of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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