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Program Coordinator- STARS Education

Company: City of Fort Myers, FL
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive: YES Level II Screening: YES

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, position is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operational activities of facilities, programs, events and personnel. Plan, develop and implement program activities and special events.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:

Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.

Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


  • As appropriate to facility, coordinate city services for special events held at city facilities.
  • Plan, develop, implement and coordinate recreational activities.
  • Book facilities for public or private events to generate revenue.
  • Maintain revenue and attendance reports to track revenue and facility usage.
  • Responsible for pursuing grant and sponsorship opportunities.
  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee's physical presence at the workplace
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

When Assigned to STARS:

  • Develop and plan activities that incorporate program goals into the daily routine of the STARS Complex
  • Provide staff and participants with appropriate leadership during program
  • Communicate with Parents through meetings and conferences.
  • Coordinate with School Districts on curriculum base activities


  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Skill in the use of word processing, email, internet, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Skill in both oral and written communications
  • Skill in administrative and organizational skill
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of deadlines, and within budget constraints.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with government officials, employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ability to inspire community participation and build coalitions.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of citizens, who may have conflicting interests and opinions.
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Ability to support, and empower individuals.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Requirements

When assigned to Stars/Skatium:

  • Associates degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Education or related field; and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, may be substituted for the degree.
  • Three years' experience in recreation administration, education, public relations, coordination of programs and interaction with youth in structured programming or related work.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

When assigned to working with Youth, must meet the Department of Children and Families (DCF) requirements and inspections.

When Assigned to STARS:

  • Successful completion of Department of Children and Families (DCF) child care competency training Part I required within ninety (90) days of hire or promotion; remaining Parts within one (1) year of hire or promotion; and annual in-service.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications

Supplemental Information

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.

  • Balancing - maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing - ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Reaching - extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion - substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking - expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing - for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping - bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Crouching - bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling - perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering - picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping - applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling - picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 - perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Kneeling - bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting - raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity - ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work performed is primarily:

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
  • Occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Keywords: City of Fort Myers, FL, Fort Myers , Program Coordinator- STARS Education, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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