Teen Specialist

Recreation Leader Classification
East Bay
$15.27-$23.27 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


4727 San Pablo Avenue Emeryville, 94608


$15.27 - $23.27/hour

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

The Recreation Leader/Teen Specialist will be a member of a dynamic team charged with delivering creative, innovative, and enriching recreational programs for the Emeryville Recreation Center. This position will be primarily responsible for leading our Teen programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the direct supervision and safety of all teen participants. Implements and follows all Teen Center Guidelines, Policies & Procedures. Plans, creates, and participates in teen activities, providing the youth with an active, positive role model. Supervises field trips, which may include bus travel to local attractions, taking attendance and assisting with record-keeping; issues, maintains and stores equipment and supplies; interacts with children, parents, caregivers, volunteers and City staff; ensures the safety and well-being of program participants.


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
  • Knowledgeable of the principles and practices of child development and ages and stages of youth 11-17
  • Fun and have a sense of humor

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least 21 years of age. There are no educational requirements for this position; 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. Salary and program assignment will be based on relevant experience in the field or college coursework.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Eye sight sufficient to read data, memos, spreadsheets, vouchers, computer screens; manual dexterity to operate a personal computer, typewriter, copy machine, word processor; ability to sit for extended periods; stand, walk, bend reach above and below shoulders, lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds; stamina to interact with a variety of school-age children.


This is a part-time, non-benefitted position.

Special Instructions

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a completed City of Emeryville/MESA application and a resume online at www.calopps.org (paper applications will not be accepted). Applicants may utilize the computer in the lobby of Emeryville City Hall located at 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville to apply online. All hired candidates will need to be fingerprinted. For more information about the Management of Emeryville Services Authority (MESA)/City of Emeryville or the Community Services Department, please visit the city’s website at www.ci.emeryville.ca.us. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Aja Pijeaux, Youth Services, at (510) 596-4396.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / ADA:  The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants to participate in the application and examination processes. 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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