Non-merit Temporary - Activity Facilitator (rec Leaders Iiis)

Neighborhood And Community Services, Virginia
$30,078.46 - $50,130.29 Annually
Sep 04, 2021
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Working for Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is a great choice for your career and community. On top of all the fun that you will have leading participants in-person and online in exciting activities in community centers and senior centers, you will also play an important role in shaping and enriching the lives of youth and teens. During programs, participants learn important life lessons about community service, teamwork and explore new recreational activities ranging from STEAM, Health & Wellness, sports, theater, dance, arts, crafts and more. As a leader and a mentor, you can be a bright spot in someone else’s day!

We invite you to apply for consideration using the following instructions:

Positions: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader IIIs) positions available:
1. Benefit-Eligible* positions: E-status (average 20-30 hours/week)
***Recreation Leaders III (Starting at $15.29/hour)
2. Non-Benefit Eligible positions: G-status (average 17 hours/week)
***Recreation Leader III (Starting at $14.46/hour)

*Selected positions offer limited benefits. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. However, they are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay. When candidates are contacted by the Hiring Manager, they will be informed if the position they are being considered for is benefits-eligible.

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting our service delivery and working locations—NCS business practices reflect the CDC’s recommendations for maximum workplace safety. All current employees and future employees are/will be required to complete a training of workforce safety protocols used in NCS facilities. Any questions regarding this, can be directed to the point of contact when you submit your application(s).

This announcement will be used to fill multiple Activity Facilitator positions (Recreation Leaders IIIs) located at various NCS facilities across Fairfax County.

Seeking Activity Facilitators looking for part-time opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County residents. Activity Facilitators plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate.
  • They work collaboratively to plan and organize activities/programs that focus on prevention and are based on community needs.
  • They implement programming techniques that serve a multi-cultural and economically diverse population.
  • They lead scheduled activities, encouraging full participation, enjoyment, and group involvement that meet the desired outcomes.
  • They assist in the marketing of programs and outreach to the community.
  • They provide leadership and ensure the safety of all center participants.
  • They interact positively, supportively, and reassuringly with the participants.
  • They act as a role model and mentor.
  • They are accountable for quality of programs provided to the community participants.
  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.
Note: Use of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms will be required to engage participants during hybrid programming.

Hiring Teams at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers prefer candidates with skills in the areas of art, cooking, costume design, educational tutoring, graphic design, music education, theatre, science, and sports.

If you have a background and interest in Recreation Activity Facilitation—consider exploring opportunities with Neighborhood and Community Services—a leader of Inclusive Community-Based Programs in your own backyard.

-Positions vary.
-We have positions that work on average 17 hours per week (a maximum of 900 hours per calendar year), and other positions that work between 20 and 30 hours per week (a minimum of 1,040 hours and maximum of 1,560 hours per calendar year).
-Specific weekly hours for all positions will be determined based on agency/program needs.
-For all positions, there is no guarantee of a minimum number of hours worked per week.

-Work hours vary from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

-Various sites across Fairfax County.
-Please see information below on NCS’s four Service Regions.

To Apply:
1) Submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to the point of contact for your preferred Service Region;
2) State the position you are interested in (Recreation Leader III), and
3) State the type of position you are interested in (20-30 hours/week or 17 hours/week).
***If you are interested in applying for positions in multiple regions, please submit your resume and letter of interest (optional) to each point of contact in the region(s) you prefer. Please note that all preferences cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to match your preference with NCS’s program needs.***

Region 1: Burgundy Community Center, Gum Springs Community Center, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Huntington Community Center, Kingstowne Active Adults, Lee District Community Center, Lorton Senior Center, South County Senior Center, and South County Teen Center.
Contact: Jacob Berenbroick (

Region 2: Bailey’s Community Center, Bailey’s Senior Center, James Lee Community Center, James Lee Senior Center, James Lee Teen Center, Lee District Community Center, Lincolnia Senior Center, and Willston Community Center. Glascow Middle School and Graham Road Community Building (Drop-In sites).
Contact: Jessica Esparza-Jones (

Region 3: Herndon Senior Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Pimmit Hills Senior Center, Providence Community Center, Providence Senior Center, Reston Teen Center, and Southgate Community Center.
Contact: Robert Webster (

Region 4: Little River Glen Senior Center, Mott Community Center, Mott Community Teen Program, David R. Pinn Community Center, Sully Senior Center, and Wakefield Senior Center.
Contact: Leon Milkins (

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED; plus experience working with youth, adults and/or families. Must be 18 years of age. Individuals hired for positions working with teens must be at least 21 years of age.

  • A valid driver's license and eligibility to drive participants is required at the time of hire.
  • Must pass the NCS mandatory vehicle training course.
  • Must obtain CPR, First AID, AED, Food Handler certification with 90 days of appointment.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

  • Previous experience working with community recreational programs serving youth, adults and/or families.
  • Previous experience with youth development and/or human growth and development.
  • Ability to drive a 14-passenger (non-CDL) bus.
  • Bilingual in English and a second language, preferred but not required.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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