Part-time Out of School Time Recreation Leader III

Alexandria, VA
$17.22 - $21.05 Hourly
Aug 24, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Part Time
Part-time Out of School Time Recreation Leader III

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 Out of School Time Recreation Leader III Position.

In pursuit of service excellence, the Part-time Out of School Time Recreation Leader III performs advanced-level recreation work. A Recreation Leader III will act as a Site Supervisor at an Out of School Time Program location. The Recreation Leader III will plan and initiate programs and activities for youth 5-17 years old from all backgrounds in arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, cooking, exercise and field trips. An incumbent in this class may provide supervision to a small number of subordinate staff. Our Recreation Leader III should be available to work 30 hours per week; Monday - Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (September - June) and various hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (July and August); in addition to, some evenings and weekends throughout the year. Enthusiasm, flexibility and excellent communication skills are needed to be successful in this position.

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 recreation needs of our community. You will have the support of and work under the direction of a Recreation Coordinator and Manager. You will execute an administrative need that meets high standards of excellence.

The Opportunity
  • Plans, organize and develops sport and recreation programs including drama, music, dancing, and arts and crafts in order to ensure that activities and events are made available to the community;
  • Makes preparation for recreational activities at one or more sites on a particular date: opens site, sets up equipment, assures that officials and teams are there, ascertains that rules and regulations are followed, controls the crowd, stores equipment, and secures the site;
  • Assist in the operation and record keeping for on-site lunch/snack programs for youth participants;
  • Performs operational functions such as record keeping, program registration, attendance, and cash handling;
  • Communicates with supervisors, co-workers, and citizens via emails, letters and phone conversations;
  • Manages and prioritizes multiple tasks and assignments;
  • Attends to sick and injured children, fills out incident/illness report forms and contact parents as needed;
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and workshops;
  • Ensures all safety precautions and guidelines are followed;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
The mission of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities, and programming. 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 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. First Aid training, valid driver's license issued by state of residence.

Preferred Qualifications

Two-Year college degree; experience working independently and/or as a part of a team, Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills, good 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.

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