City of SunnyvaleSunnyvale 94086
||none||Recreation: Fun On The Run-after School Site Director||City of Sunnyvale|| ||||">

Recreation: Fun On The Run-after School Site Director

City of Sunnyvale
25) per week Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States



(Casual Recreation Specialist - Job Code 9327)

A valid California Class C driver's licenseand a safe driving record is required for this position at the time of hire. Should you move forward to be hired for this position, you will be required to turn in a current copy of your DMV driving record.   
 Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). 
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals interested in supervising youth in school-age, afterschool recreation programs (ages 6-12).  Currently there are vacancies in our Columbia Neighborhood Center work unit responsible for programs/services in community education, recreation and enrichment, health & mental health, and social services for youth and families.

Currently, we are seeking Site Directors for the Fun-on-the-Run (FOTR) program, a mobile recreation unit that staff drives to various locations throughout Sunnyvale to offer recreation activities and programs to youth, ages 7-12. This position will be based multiple locations throughout Sunnyvale, city facilities, parks and school sites.
Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to the following)

  • Organize and lead recreation activities including arts and crafts, sports and games; 
  • Plan and develop curriculum for recreation activities and interactive games for school-age children;
  • Supervise participants and volunteers during programming hours and activities;
  • Take attendance and assist with record-keeping; 
  • Issue, maintain and store equipment and supplies; 
  • Interact and communicate effectively with children, parents, caregivers, volunteers, and City staff; 
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants and volunteers; 
  • Responsible for staff supervision, and training (staff meetings, planning and other duties).
  • Provide excellent customer service;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum age: 18 years old; 
  • Two (2) years or two (2) summers paid or volunteer experience with youth or recreation programs is required;  
  • Applicants are asked to list all paid or volunteer experience in the Work Experience section of the application and in the Supplemental Questions section, as required; 
  • Willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification during paid training; 
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license 
  • Ideal candidate is available to:
    •  work varying afternoon hours Monday through Friday. 
    • Work priority program hours, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
    • There may be opportunities to work morning weekday and weekend hours.
  • Comfortable in operating a mobile recreation vehicle (size of a U-Haul truck) after paid training.
Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish, or Mandarin. 
Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and complete responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to the required supplemental questions. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page, go to, Search: Jobs. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are optional and are not accepted in lieu of the application.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand at  or 408-730-2719 for updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

*A valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record is required for this position at the time of hire. Should you move forward to be hired for this position, you will be required to turn in a current copy of your DMV driving record.