Temporary Recreation Leader III-Summer Camp Assistant

Alexandria, VA
$20.84 Hourly
Mar 22, 2023
Apr 10, 2023
Part Time
Recreation Leader III

Summer Camp Assistant

Temporary Position

“Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future”

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 Lifeguard/Pool Operator.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles: Assessment

  • Aligning the work, we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship
In pursuit of service excellence the Program Assistant provides an energetic camp environment while demonstrating a joy of interacting with children in safe and comforting environment. This position will understand how to develop, organize, and manage recreation land and aquatic base classes and camps. The position will provide exceptional customer service and foster a happy and engaged environment.

What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. You will work to meet the needs of our community. To succeed as a Program Assistant, you should be upbeat, decisive, and responsible while giving campers a fun, safe camp experience. You should also be organized and possess strong leadership skills. You will have the support of and work under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Manager II. The hours will vary Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm with specials events outside of standard business hours.

Program Assistant:
  • Assist with registration, data management, and recordkeeping
  • Assist with the administration and clerical needs of the programs offered
  • Visiting program sites
  • Learn and understand database Rec Trac
  • Supports the Recreation Coordinator/ Recreation Manager in the planning and leading camp and class organizing
  • Maintain summer camp participant information binder including collecting forms, contacting parents, developing and maintaining camper medication log.
  • Attends all staff trainings, staff meeting, and participants in events and activities
  • Activity monitor all campers in the pool, locker rooms, pool deck, and all areas campers might convene.
  • Know how many participants are under the position’s care and know who and where they are always.
  • Safely escort children to and from activities
  • Effectively communicate with supervisor, staff and campers.
  • Assist in packing all materials and equipment at end of camp day and season
  • Organizes the set up and break down of necessary equipment and materials needed for instructional programs and activities.
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns in a positive and professional matter.
  • Function effectively as a team member
  • Performs related work as required.
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 spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department’s vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The 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 or GED; one year of experience as a Recreation Leader II, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Possession of valid First Aid training and CPR.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records check prior to employment.

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