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Summer Program Leader
Recreation Leader Classification
City of Emeryville, East Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 596-4317
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $15.20 - $23.27 Hourly

Summer Program Leader   

(Official Classification: Recreation Leader)


$15.20 - $23.27 Hourly


PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time, at-will position working less than 950 hours per fiscal year and is non-benefited.




The Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions: Community Services Administration, Youth and Adult Services, and the Child Development Center. We, as a department, take pride in the reputation we have for providing a variety of quality services to the community and seek individuals who can contribute to this well-deserved reputation.  The Summer Program Leader will be a member of a dynamic team in the Youth and Adult Services Division charged with delivering creative, innovative, and enriching summer programs for youth in the Emeryville community. 

Ideal Candidate:



·         Responsible, flexible and proactive

·         Capable of being part of an effective team

·         Energetic and motivational

·         Able to provide encouragement for participation in programs

·         Able to follow written and oral instructions

·         Able to exercise good judgment and deal effectively with the public

·         Able to deal with stressful situations

·         Able to work independently with minimum supervision

·         Knowledgeable of sports, games and arts and crafts

·         Fun and have a sense of humor



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Organizing and leading recreational activities including arts and crafts, sports, and games; supervising field trips, which may include bus travel to local attractions, taking attendance and assisting with record-keeping; issuing, maintaining and storing equipment and supplies; interacting with children, parents, care-givers, volunteers and City staff; ensuring the safety and well-being of program participants.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Must be at least 16 years of age. There are no educational requirements for these positions; however, experience in a structured or supervised recreational program and/or college-level training in Recreation, Physical Education, Education or a related field is desirable. Pay rate and program assignment will be based on relevant experience in the field and/or college coursework.


Candidates must also have eye sight sufficient to read data, memos, spreadsheets, vouchers, computer screens; manual dexterity to operate a personal computer, typewriter, copy machine; ability to sit for extended periods; stand, walk, bend, reach above and below shoulders and lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds.  Stamina to interact with a variety of school-age children.



You must submit a completed City of Emeryville/MESA application and a comprehensive résumé that outlines how you meet the characteristics of the ideal candidate and a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire online at (paper applications will not be accepted).  You may also call the City of Emeryville Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City’s website at for additional information. All hired candidates will need to be fingerprinted and must pass tuberculosis screening.  Applicants are encouraged to review the City’s website to learn more about the City of Emeryville.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Nezam Etemadi, Recreation Supervisor – Youth Services, at (510) 596-4317.



Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit our requirements may be invited for an interview.


filing deadline for application materials is:

open, continuous

(Must submit completed application and résumé)




EMERYVILLE is located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its central location is the gateway to an extensive region that includes all major northern California cities, businesses, universities, and the Pacific Rim marketplace. The City is proud of its reputation as a leader in community development, cutting edge programs and progressive approaches to organizational issues. Emeryville has evolved from an industrial environment to a retail/technology based community.  The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.




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