Activity Facilitator Ii (non-merit - Rec Leader Iis)

Fairfax, Virginia
$13.20 - $22.00 Hourly
Jan 15, 2022
Jun 04, 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. This is an exciting opportunity that can serve as a gateway to employment with the county, as an entry-level position or as a second job with flexible hours. On top of all the fun that you will have leading participants, in-person and online in exciting activities, you will also play an important role in shaping and enriching the lives of youth, teens, adults and seniors. 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 Recreation 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:
Position: Activity Facilitators (Recreation Leader IIs). Part-Time. Some positions offer limited benefits*.

Activity Facilitator (Recreation Leader II) positions available:
1. Benefit-Eligible* positions: E-status (average 20-30 hours/week)
***Recreation Leaders II (Starting at $15.29/hour)
2. Non-Benefit Eligible positions: G-status (average 17 hours/week)
***Recreation Leader II (Starting at $13.20/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 IIs) 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, teen and senior center activities that are age and ability appropriate.

  • They will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of in-person and virtual programming to offer enriching on-demand and live activities.
  • 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 II) 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, 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 ( and Elisa Velasco (

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 Grape (

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 ( and Ronja Roberts (

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.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications (Required within 3 months)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • 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 military status 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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