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Part-time Recreation Leader II

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$19.02 - $22.84 Hourly
Closing date
Feb 6, 2023

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Part-time Recreation Leader II/ GS 8

Permanent Position

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Part Time Permanent Recreation Leader II - Out of School Time & Teens.

In pursuit of service excellence the Recreation Leader II performs recreation work. This position works as a recreation leader II at a revenue producing recreation facility and provides program information. This position will assist supervisors in promoting and marketing center events, programs and activities for teens/seniors. An employee in this class assists to ensure that all safety precautions and guidelines are followed. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work independently, work with other Recreation Leaders, the participants, volunteers and adults to provide a safe, fun, structured and engaging atmosphere. A strong candidate brings enthusiasm, flexibility, and excellent communication skills. Our Recreation Leader II should also be available to work Monday to Friday from 1pm. to 11pm. and some weekends as needed. An example of a schedule could be
  • Monday - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday - 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday - 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Friday - 2:00pm - 10:30pm
What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services that meet the identified need of the community they serve. You will ensure that all activities are fun, structured, safe and orderly. You will bring your passion and knowledge of recreation, enrichment, and community programming to working with elementary school students and teens. You will have the support of, and work under the direction of, a Recreation Coordinator. You will execute programming that meets the high standards of excellence.

The Opportunity
  • Leads a group of elementary students for the Out of School Time Program
  • Creates and delivers lesson plans to include a variety of recreation, enrichment, and STEM activities
  • Provides classroom management and behavior guidance in line with City, RPCA, and Center protocols
  • Provides guidance and direction to the additional staff assigned to your group
  • Leads outdoor field trips and activities
  • Plans two program wide OST events each year
  • Participates in, and contributes to, the planning of activities for the Teen program
  • Provides supervision and support to designated Teen hours at the Rec
  • Collaborates with Teen staff from other centers to plan 2 city-wide events
  • Assists in marketing and promotion efforts for the Teen programs
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and workshops;
  • Maintains a bulletin board in the center
  • Shows leadership to co-workers and the community that is consistent, constructive and positive;

About the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
The mission of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming. The vision is to promote well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma and two (2) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. First Aid training.

Preferred Qualifications

Two-Year college degree; a background working with elementary/teen population, experience working independently and/or as a part of a team, experience working with individual and family services and street outreach, schools, therapeutic recreation, Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Amharic, English/Dari/Pashto,) skills, exceptional customer service skills, excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, good knowledge of computers, and good communication skills.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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