Recreation IV Seniors – Louden Nelson Community Center - $13.1065 hourly
Senior Trip Coordinator/Senior Computer Center Volunteer Liaison.
Under supervision, performs a variety of duties in support of the Downtown Seniors Program at
Louden Nelson Community Center. Primary job will be to plan and conduct day trips for up to 90 people including researching venues, contact with various agencies and vendors, negotiating pricing, logistics, writing copy for trip descriptions and general customer service. Recruit teachers and coordinate 45 years and up senior classes within Parks and Recreation procedures and guidelines. Additional responsibilities to be integrated at a later date will be to support Senior Recreation
Coordinator in managing the Senior Computer Center. Duties will include contact and schedule
volunteers for quarterly classes and open labs, recruiting new volunteers, tracking and reporting
volunteer hours, writing copy and production of quarterly newsletter. Attention to detail, ability to work under tight deadlines, adapt to changing circumstances are critical. Hours vary depending on need.
Possession (or acquisition within 90 days of employment) and maintenance of Adult CPR and First Aid certification.
To apply, submit a City of Santa Cruz employment application to the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Center Street. For more information, contact Kim Fryer at 420-6178.
Jobs Available at the Santa Cruz Teen Center
Recreation Leader II - $10.5963/hour - Position Open Until Filled
Provide programming activities and teen mentorship for the Santa Cruz Teen Center. Under supervision aids in organization, implementation, and supervision of activities, programs, and special events at the Teen Center located at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Center Street. Must maintain flexibility, as the Teen Center is open Monday – Saturday, hours based on school schedules. Recreation Leader II may also work on other scheduled programs.
TYPICAL DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Assists in organizing, and implementing daily activities. Must plan and implement 1 activity/event per week.
• Supervises the maintenance of equipment, supplies, and facility; coordinates site and activities when needed with program partners.
• Prepares documents such as event flyers, program evaluation forms, publicity, permission slips etc.
• Completes department forms and reports as needed.
• Acts as cashier and makes deposits when required.
• Provides lead supervision for teen leaders, volunteer staff and program participants.
• Working knowledge of recreation programs, services and activities for teens and their appropriateness; and strong interest in working with teens and young adults.
• Interact effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals (teens, young adults, parent, business community).
• Respond calmly and effectively to spontaneous and/or emergency situations.
• Accurately prepare reports: weekly calendars, letters, program evaluation forms, memos, accident reports, parent correspondence, permission slips, etc.
• Attend all staff meetings
• Ability to work with teens & co-workers from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to enforce and explain program and facility guidelines, policies, and procedures.
• Flexibility and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Ability to maintain neat appearance, and wear program uniform and closed toed shoes while working.
• Strong communication skills: ability to understand and give verbal and written instructions.
• Independently initiate and complete work activities.
• Effectively motivate and supervise a number of teens at one time.
• Clearance on fingerprinting of all employees is required before work begins.
• Must be 20 years old at time of hire.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma or G.E.D. and 2 years of college experience.
• 1-2 years paid or unpaid experience leading activities in teen programs, activities or services in either a traditional or non-traditional recreation setting.
• Recreation, P.E. or Education/Child Development course work preferred.
• Possession and maintenance of current certification in First Aid and CPR prior to starting work.
• Proof of negative tuberculosis test or clear chest X-ray results.
OTHER HELPFUL SKILLS (not required):
• Bilingual/Bi-Cultural strongly desired
• Experience or knowledge of substance abuse issues (i.e. drugs and alcohol)
• Experience or knowledge of violence prevention issues in the youth community
• Familiarity with local community organizations and resources very useful
Recreation Leader III - $11.7463/hour - Position Open Until Filled
In addition to Recreation Leader II information listed above, addition qualifications for Recreation Leader III are as follows:
- Recreation III must create programming outside of the Teen Center program. This may include Middle School Programs, activities with other local agencies, etc.
- In addition to regular weekly Teen Center activites, Recreation III must also program for two additional monthly activities.
- Recreation III must have 2-4 paid or unpaid experience leading activities in teen programs, activities or services in either a traditional or non-traditional recreation setting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants for Teen Center jobs must complete the standard City of Santa Cruz Application. Resumes, letters of recommendation, copies of certification(s), and other supporting materials are gladly accepted as additional application information, but not in lieu of standard application.
Return applications to Teen Center Supervisor at:
Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department
323 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz Teen Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you have further questions call 831-420-5276 or email.