Recreation Leader - Teen Center

South Bay
Until filled
$13.50-$15.50 Hourly


10300 Torre Ave. Cupertino, 95014-3232


City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity

Recreation Leader (Cupertino Teen Center)

The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department is currently recruiting for part-time Recreation Leaders in the following year-round program: Cupertino Teen Center. These are part-time, temporary, non-benefited positions with a maximum of 995 hours per fiscal year. 

Position: Recreation Leader (part-time temporary, non-benefited position, maximum 995 hours per fiscal year)

Hours per Week: 10-20 (approximate)

Salary Range: $13.50 to $15.50 per hour
Applicants with a high school diploma or GED equivalency will begin at step 3 of the salary schedule. 

Final Filing Date: Open until filled.

The Position
Under supervision, the Recreation Leader plans, organizes, and supervises recreational activities for the Cupertino Teen Center and does related work as required.

Recreation Leaders are responsible for the overall planning, organization, and leadership of recreation programs at the Teen Center. The ideal Recreation Leader is expected to form positive relationships with teens by engaging in different activities at the Teen Center, provide supervision of program participants, lead different programs and events at the Teen Center, maintain a positive and safe work environment, support fellow Recreation Leaders and Senior Recreation Leaders, participate in the maintenance of facilities and equipment, attend staff meetings, and respect departmental policies and procedures.

Typical activities include, but are not limited to: arts, crafts, sports, games, trips, contests, and special events. The Recreation Leader may supervise volunteers and ensure that the assigned programs meet the needs and interests of the participants while maintaining good relations with staff, parents, neighbors, and other concerned groups.

The Recreation Leader must possess the ability to engage youth in activities, have experience working with youth/teens, have knowledge of safety precautions, be able to work with fellow leaders, and prepare accurate reports and marketing material.

  • Be able to work weekday afternoons and weekends
  • Must have a high school diploma/ GED
  • A valid California Driver's License
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified (Certification and re-certification courses will be offered to new employees)

Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work

How to Apply
Applicants may submit an application online via, or applications may be picked up and returned to the following offices: 

Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014     

Cupertino Human Resources Division
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA  95014  

Selection Procedure
Applicants will be screened by: A. Review of their written application; B. an oral interview/group assessment; C. State law requires that if your position will bring you into contact with minors (i.e., those under 18), you must complete a fingerprinted criminal history records check. D. Successful applicants will also need to show proof of current T.B. test; E. Successful applicants must have current CPR and First Aid certification within six months of hire date*; F. License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver license.

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

*CPR/AED and FIRST AID Certification
If you are offered a position with the Recreation and Community Services Department, CPR/AED and First Aid certification is required. If you are offered a position, CPR and First Aid certification and re-certification training will be offered to employees. Possible training dates will be discussed with employees. 

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