Recreation Leader (Up To 19 Hours Per Week)

City Of Pasadena, CA Pasadena , CA 91101

Posted 2 weeks ago

The City of Pasadena's Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a passion to work with youth in a recreation-type setting by providing assistance in supervising and conducting recreational activities in a variety of programs. These are part-time positions working up to 19 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will possess prior experience in assisting higher-level staff in the oversight, instruction, and implementation of recreation/education-type programs and activities. This is an excellent opportunity to work with youth from our local community and to serve as a positive role model in shaping future generations.

The number of work hours per week and work schedule varies depending on the assigned program and may include evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more information, please review the job description.

  • With the direction of the supervisor, leads staff, organizes recreation programs and/or special activities for all age groups at a community center, school site, or park.

  • Assists in planning and conducting special programs of a city-wide nature.

  • May be assigned as chief leader or serve as the only leader at a center, playground, park or special activities and events involving extensive facilities, large events, etc.

  • Instruct in various games and interprets rules of play.

  • Determines and arranges for supplies, equipment, and facilities needed for various program and activities.

  • Supervises the issuance, use, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment assigned to center, playground, or activity.

  • Takes necessary precautions to ensure the safety of participants and spectators and renders first-aid as needed.

  • Cooperates with staff employees in promoting the total recreation program at an assigned location.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records of attendance, timesheet reports, accident reports, incident reports, activities, progress reports, and meets all deadlines.

  • Communicates with volunteers by phone and/or email.

  • Completes customer registration of activities/programs through department software.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines


The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position. For more detailed information, please review the job description.

  • Functional Knowledge-Knowledge of rulesand regulations governing the play of organizedgames and various athletic and social recreation activities.

  • Adaptability- Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires.

  • Oral Communication- Engaging effectively in dialogue.

  • Customer Focus

  • Attending to the needs and expectations of customers.
  • Decision Making- Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner.

  • Teamwork

  • Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Allocating Resources- Prioritizing the use of equipment and other resources to maximize organizational effectiveness.

  • Safety focus

  • Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety concerns.
  • Physical strength and agility to lift, carry and pull 50 pounds on a regular basis.


  • 50 hours or more ofpaid and/orvolunteerexperience in recreation, physical education, or related field.

  • Current enrollment in a college or university majoring in Recreation or a related field is desirable.


The selection process may consist of a training and experience evaluation and interview.


There are currently several vacancies in the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services department. This is an at-will position.

The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used to fill this vacancy and similar vacancies in the future.

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