City of Boston

Staff Assistants (PT)

Req ID
2024-26854
Dept
Parks Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Parks Department
Union
EXO
Openings
19
Posting End Date
9/1/2024
Contact Email
darlene.bufford@boston.gov

Overview:

THIS IS A TEMPORARY, SUMMER ONLY POSITION.

 

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

The City of Boston, Parks & Recreation Department, offers a wide variety of summer programs including, but not limited to drop-in programs, golf, soccer, rugby, sports camp(s), baseball, softball programs and much, much more.  The Staff Assistant(s)  supports and/or plans, organizes and conducts age appropriate programs, including educational activities, games and drop in activities for youth throughout the Greater Boston Neighborhoods.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality instruction/skill development for teen/youth sport/recreation programs.
  • Exhibits leadership in setting a positive tone and attitude in all aspects of the job.
  • Responsible for equipment set up and break down.
  • Monitors and supervises participants and ensures their safety and security at all times.
  • Attends and participates in all necessary training and staff meeting(s).
  • Ensures a fun environment for all program participants.
  • Follows dress code determined by the appropriate Program Director and/or Manager.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with youth ages 5-18 a plus.
  • Previous summer recreation programming, summer camp, sports camp, golf and drop in program experience preferred.
  • Must have the capability to instruct or lead a variety of sports and games for varied level of skill ability.
  • Must be familiar with emergency procedures and protocol.
  • Ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time.
  • An interest in a variety of youth programs including technology, art, sports and recreation.
  • Must be flexible and able to function well in a team oriented environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with continual distractions.
  • Must be enthusiastic, patient, creative, energetic, mature and be able to focus on a continual basis.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is a plus.
  • Staff Assistant must commit to 20-35 hrs/wk during summer camp weeks.

Background Checks Required:
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI).

Boston Residency Required.

Terms:
Hourly Rate: $15.00 to $25.00 per hour  Pay rate depends on program and experience.
Hours Per week 20-30 hrs per week (see above).

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