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Recreation Associate II- Wellness


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Central Services Building
Full/Part Time
Job Summary
The Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services is seeking an energetic leader to coordinate community wellness programming for youth and adults during non-school hours.  Major responsibilities include the identification of community wellness needs and interests, development and implementation of wellness activities, and the formation of community partnerships to enhance programming.  The ideal candidate has a deep investment in the Milwaukee community and the passion to improve the quality of life for residents through a comprehensive wellness plan.
Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017.  A resume and three (3) letters of recommendation (not more than one (1) year old), must be attached to the completed application. Each letter must be dated and signed by its author.  Caution:  When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible.  If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration.  In addition to meeting the qualifications and interview, final appointment by the Board of School Directors is contingent upon a passing criminal background check, a passing drug/alcohol test and credential verification.  Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.  No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.
The salary range is $47,969-69,558
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in recreation management, education, health education, wellness, or related field.
Minimum of one (1) year of full-time professional work experience in wellness programming. Additional experience in planning and implementing programs for a diverse group of youth and adults is desired.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Work and PowerPoint.
Valid driver's license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle (upon appointment must obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license).  Properly insured personal vehicle for job-related travel.
Plans and implements health and wellness related activities for the Milwaukee community.
Coordinates and oversees Recreation Department led MPS employee wellness programs.
Establishes a multidisciplinary team of health experts to assist with the planning and implementation of wellness related activities.
Assesses the health and wellness needs and interests of the community.
Assesses Recreation Department operations and programming to identify opportunities to expand wellness impact or redefine programming to ensure optimal health benefits for consumers.
Conducts regular site visits to ensure program quality.
Hires, trains, and supervises part-time staff.
Orders supplies and maintains an inventory of program materials.
Identifies qualified vendors to provide wellness programming during non-school hours.
Manages vendor contracts.   
Prepares wellness budget and tracks expenditures ensuring budget limitations are followed.
Evaluates the effectiveness of program operations and updates program content to ensure it is relevant to participant needs and interests.
Assists in preparing and coordinating promotional materials to increase community awareness of health/wellness benefits and to generate interest and growth in participation.
Coordinates facility scheduling to ensure adequate space for program activities.  
Identifies creative ways to secure additional resources to enhance programming.
Other duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disablilty.
In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law.  Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Department of Human Capital.  The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.

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