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City Hall | 16400 Colorado Avenue | Paramount, CA 90723 | (562) 220-2027
M-Th: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Coordinator - Star After-School Program

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.90 - $18.11 per hour
  • Posted Date:11/01/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:11/16/2018

(At-Will/Hourly/Part-Time/Grant-Funded Position)

DEFINITION: Success Through Academics and Recreation (STAR) is a grant-funded after-school program operated in partnership with the Paramount Unified School District. STAR is designed to enhance children’s overall academic performance, reduce absenteeism, improve behavior, and re-engage the child in the educational process by providing homework assistance, mentoring, physical fitness, and recreational activities in a safe, supervised environment. Site Coordinators are responsible for providing the onsite leadership to ensure STAR program effectiveness and success.

WAGE & HOURS: $14.90 - $18.11 per hour, appointment is generally made at the beginning step; approximately 25 hours per week, although not guaranteed. The STAR after-school program operates Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Attendance at monthly Saturday trainings is required. This position works only during the school year.

FILING DEADLINE: Friday, November 16, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. City application and supplemental should be completed and submitted.

QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: Completion of 48 units of college course work in Recreation or related field (must provide a copy of college transcripts to verify units). Previous relevant experience in Recreation or related field preferred. Knowledge and Ability: The successful candidate will have the ability to organize, plan, coordinate, and implement special events; supervise, assist, and safeguard children participating in STAR programs; communicate clearly and concisely; supervise and evaluate employees; will have a working knowledge of municipal recreation programs; implementation and assessment of recreation, sports and program methods and practices.

Driver’s License Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.

GENERAL DUTIES:    Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Coordinator will coordinate the operation of an after-school program; supervise instructional staff; facilitate the delivery of the LitART Literacy Curriculum including the literacy, math, enrichment, recreational, and homework support activities; maintain clean and organized classroom areas; actively participate in professional developments activities including training workshops and coaching; supervise recreation activities, sports programs, special events, and excursions; employ positive classroom management and discipline techniques; consistently support the mission of the STAR program; communicate regularly with school principal, teachers, parents, and community; manage program logistics such as the collection of student data and attendance records; assist the Program Director with program development and evaluation activities; and perform other duties as assigned.

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Human Resources Division at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.  City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment at any time.

HOW TO APPLY: Application and supplemental questionnaire should be completed and submitted online. Job information may be obtained from the Human Resources Division at 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723. Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067 or via email at                                   


The City of Paramount, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.

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