Community & Cultural Services Leader (As-Needed)

City of Santa Monica
July 13, 2022
Santa Monica, CA
Job Type


Job Summary
Plans, organizes and/or conducts activities and events offered by the City's Department of Community and Cultural Services in the following program areas: Youth Cultural and Education Enrichment: Youth Sports and Recreation: Community Sports; Adaptive Recreation.

NOTE: This is a temporary position without benefits. The eligible list that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill all other Community & Cultural Services Leader (As-Needed) vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list.

Major Duties

Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment.

Develops ideas and builds curriculum for programs and activities. Instructs, coaches or provides mentoring and guidance to program participants.

Coordinates special programs and/or assists in program-specific and City-wide events.

Opens, inspects and secures program facilities on a daily basis. Assists in the preparation, set-up, maintenance and security for programs and events.

Reports safety issues with equipment or facility to supervisor. Maintains an equipment and supplies inventory and recommends items to be purchased, repaired and/or replaced.

Enforces program policies, rules and regulations and monitors or supervises participants in program activities. Calls for appropriate back-up support as needed.

May arrange for field trips, speakers, (and other resources) in support of program activities.

Assists in preparing and distributing program and event publicity, including news releases, flyers pamphlets and brochures. May provide information and referral or program outreach at school classrooms, assemblies and meetings, community meetings, senior centers and event information booths.

Registers participants, takes reservations, schedules use of facilities and collects approved fees.

Assists in maintaining records and developing reports concerning new or ongoing programs including, but not limited to, participation levels and revenue reports.

Interacts with adults, parents and family members, providing program information, participant feedback and community resources.

Distributes program satisfaction surveys to participants or parents. Collects and tabulates survey material and prepares related reports.

Plans small scale special events at program sites.

Administers basic first aid and completes appropriate Risk Management forms, as required.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:

Recreational, educational, cultural and human service program activities.

Principles and practices of recreational and cultural service programming.

Dispute resolution techniques.

Use of recreational and/or audiovisual equipment and supplies.

First aid methods and safety practices related to recreational programs.

Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:

Learn, understand and carry out the responsibilities of assigned program area.

Monitor participation, track attendance and prepare and maintain basic records.

Enforce program policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Interact and communicate effectively with program participants, family members, school administrators and/or City staff in a professional manner.

Provide instruction and guidance to participants.

Learn and implement program-specific computer software systems.

Effectively resolve conflicts and handle participant disputes.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Provide effective customer service.

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.

Provide basic first aid and CPR.

Skill in:

Planning, modifying and conducting activities of assigned specialty program area.

Dealing with program participants, co-workers and supervisors in a cooperative, constructive and supportive manner.

Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level.

Cash handling and making change.

The use of personal computers and applicable software applications.

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school or the equivalent. One year of recent, paid or volunteer work experience directly related to recreation or community programs and services, involving public contact.

Depending on job assignment, the one year of recent experience must be in the area of specialty, i.e., Youth and Education Enrichment; Youth Sports and Recreation; Community Sports; Senior and Therapeutic Recreation.

Bilingual skills are desirable.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid class C driver license. Possession of a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid certificate within six months of date of hire.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.

Selection Process:

All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position. All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Background Investigation:

Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.
Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 7/28/2022 5:30 PM Pacific

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