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MY Denver Youth Instructor

at City of Denver Government

Posted: 9/14/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: R0013415-1

Job Description

About Our Job

The MY Denver Card provides free access to 23 of Denver's recreation centers for young people, ages 5-18, who are residents of Denver and/or attend Denver Public Schools. MY Denver exists to engage young people in structured drop-in programming through a myriad of learning and social opportunities during out-of-school time. Out-of-school time recreational programming directly contributes to academic and social development, positioning youth for present and future success. MY Denver's focus is to provide safe, supportive, quality opportunities for youth to play, learn, and grow. Activities offered in the recreation center fall into the broader categories of: Sports & Wellness; Science, Technology, & Education; Urban Arts & Culture, Social Recreation; and Community Engagement.

We are seeking a MY Denver Youth Instructor to instruct, plan, and implement organized recreation programs, classes and activities for youth throughout the MY Denver network. These positions provide an opportunity to make a direct positive impact to enrich the lives of the Denver community's youth, ensuring and participating in fun and engaging programming!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use creativity and passion to plan and implement activities from one or more of the five broad categories listed above to youth (ages 5-18)
  • Manage administrative time wisely to respond to emails, turn in monthly activity calendars, report attendance, and complete other administrative duties as necessary
  • Shop for needed supplies and materials within a budget monthly
  • Develop meaningful connections with youth, parents, and recreation center staff
  • Conduct outreach events and recruitment within the community, supported by the MY Denver Team, as needed
  • Attend meetings up to three times monthly

This is an on-call position which will typically work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. Although we are flexible, these positions will last throughout the year and will typically work 20 - 30 hours per week.  Core hours for programming typically occur M - F 2pm - 7pm. 

About You

We are looking for a passionate and creative individual with an enthusiasm for youth programming. We need people who can collaborate with a team and also work independently to achieve program goals. This position will benefit from individuals who are innovative and up-to-date on youth programming trends and community needs, and who want to be actively involved in an effort to build a better future for our community. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience working with youth (ages 5-18).
  • Experience with community outreach and collaboration in an organized program
  • Experience buying and organizing needed supplies and materials within a budget
  • Experience in after-school programming for youth
  • Experience in the planning and implementation activities and programs in the broader categories shared within the MY Denver description (e.g. Sports and Wellness)

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR/First Aid within 6 months of hire. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

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CA2583 Recreation Instructor

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Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

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