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Afterschool Program- Recreation Leader I

Swanston Community Center is hiring motivated and energetic staff  for the Afterschool Adventure Program. Multiple positions are open, and we will be accepting applications until filled. Please view job description below.

The Position:

The Recreation Leader I oversees youth at a community center and directs/participates in a variety of recreational activities as assigned. This is a seasonal position that guides participants volunteers and assists the Coordinator in planning, organizing and conducting recreation activities and events. Additional functions, responsibilities and qualifications below.

The Program:
Afterschool Adventures is a safe place for children, providing opportunities for growth through structured age-appropriate programs centered on youth development.  The program will focus on discovery of the arts, exploration of healthy recreation choices and expansion of enrichment activities.  

Selection Process:
Will consist of an application screening with the most qualified candidates being invited to participate in a group interview.  Appointment subject to successful completion of background investigation and proof of negative TB test.

How to Apply: You may pick-up an application from Swanston Community Center or download an application online at  Applications can be sent as an email attachment to or mailed to:

Attn: Tisho Ward
Swanston Community Center
2350 Northrop Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825

Questions concerning the Swanston after-school program can be directed to Tisho Ward, 916.333.6464 x3104.

ASA Rec Leader Job Description

Elementary and Middle School Sports

Paid coaches and officials positions are available for after school sports including volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling and track starting August, 2012 - May, 2013. For Elementary positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3016. For Middle School positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3005.

Independent Contractors

Mission Oaks Community Center and Swanston Community Center: Do you have a new and exciting class to offer? We are looking for energetic independent contractor instructors. Please send a proposal to (MOCC) or (SCC).


TEAM LEADER with the BRIDGES After School Program

Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District is looking for college students or those interested in careers in education to work in the Bridges After-School Program with elementary and middle school students in the San Juan Unified School District for the 2012-13 school year.

We are looking for people who can plan and lead recreation games, assist students with homework, and facilitate enrichment activities. Please do not apply for this position if you are looking for a short-term, temporary position. Building positive relationships with students is critical to the success of our programs and we prefer candidates who are committed.  Work schedules are Monday-Friday and hours vary depending on the school sites, but are approximately 2:00-6:15 MTWF and 12:30-6:15 on Thursdays.  You can read the qualifications and description for this position below.


Basic academic competency must be demonstrated by providing one of the following: Proof of a passing score on the San Juan Unified School District’s proficiency exam, transcripts demonstrating completion of two years of college (48 semester units/60 quarter units), an AA/AS degree (or higher), or proof of a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

The position requires passing of a criminal background check. 

Education and Experience (Recreation Leader I):

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to assist in the planning and facilitation of activities in an after school program; Ability to work after school hours and attend occasional evening or weekend meetings/trainings; CPR/First Aid certification desirable.

Recreation Leader I Description:

Under general supervision assists in providing academic support to both large and small groups of elementary, middle and/or high school students. Facilitates assigned enrichment and recreation activities to students and performs miscellaneous related duties. Applicants should have the:

  • Desire to work with children
  • Ability to lead groups of children in homework assistance, enrichment, and recreation activities
  • Ability to facilitate age appropriate and safe group activities
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, take directions, and follow through
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team
  • Competency in basic academic skills such as reading, math, spelling, language arts and writing.

Please submit your application AND resume (applications for employment may be found above) to:

Rodney Dahlberg
Supervisor of Recreation
3344 Mission Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-7276 ext. 3017

Youth Summer Camp Coordinator- Project HYPE

Project HYPE (Healthy Youth for Physical Excellence) is a summer program held within the Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District (2015 location TBD). Camp runs Monday-Friday for youth and features a wide variety of fun and healthy activities for kids. Special events and activities are also planned to include the parents and families of participants.

The Coordinator is responsible for managing many aspects of planning and implementing this program. Full Job Description Available HERE