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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Eggan Youth Leader (Summer)

Eggan

The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Recreation Eggan team. 

We look for people who are committed to their community, and take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession. We will gladly train and educate the right candidate.  

Basic Function

Supervise, coordinate, and lead after-school program activities and special events such as Kids’ Kamp for youth primarily aged 2nd through 9th grade as well as work with various youth groups and organizations; evaluate programs to recommend modifications; problem solve, serve as chaperone and/or supervisor for birthday parties and various special events; maintain attendance records and other various reporting information; open and secure building.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • The incumbent shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.  
  • The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Help develop, plan, and coordinate youth after-school activities and special events.
  • Work with various youth programs and organizations.
  • Evaluate programs to recommend modifications to Youth Recreation and Aquatics Supervisor.
  • Act as chaperone and/or facility supervisor for youth dances and other varied events.
  • Assist in maintaining records and logs for such records as attendance.
  • Use proper discipline actions for youth displaying inappropriate behavior as described in the Youth Recreation Leader’s Handbook.
  • Maintain proper documentation and contact parents of youth displaying inappropriate behavior as deemed necessary by following the Youth Recreation Leader’s Handbook.
  • Unlock buildings and prepare them for public attendance.
  • Secure the building after working, making sure all areas are clean, all doors are locked, and appropriate lights are shut off.

Supervisory Functions

  • None

Competencies

  • Philosophy, principle and practices of public recreation programming.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Youth programming and/or activities.
  • Supervise youth activities and programs, while maintaining safety and well-being of youth.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, and in youth particular, youth and community groups and other employees.
  • Communicate effectively using oral and written communications.
  • Reduce accident risk and act in a proactive manner with all youth confrontations, fights or accidents.
  • Mediate conflict in an appropriate manner.

Software

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook

Work Environment

  • Office setting
  • Outdoor work
  • Working varied hours including nights and weekends and holidays

Physical Demands

  • Climbing
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Lifting heavy objects up to 60 pounds
  • Walking and running
  • Reaching overhead and above the shoulders
  • Kneeling or crouching
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Seeing to monitor activities
  • Exposure to contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals
  • Exposure to sun 
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, cold and heat
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals

Travel Required

Staff is expected to drive City vehicles or ride passenger to Kids’ Kamp and other destinations.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Some experience in youth and recreation preferred

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Valid Drivers License

Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

The City has an equal employment opportunity policy.  The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


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