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Elementary and Middle School Sports

Paid coaches and officials positions are available for after school sports including volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling and track starting August, 2012 - May, 2013. For Elementary positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3016. For Middle School positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3005.

Independent Contractors

Mission Oaks Community Center and Swanston Community Center: Do you have a new and exciting class to offer? We are looking for energetic independent contractor instructors. Please send a proposal to (MOCC) or (SCC).


Recreation Leader, Swanston Turkey Day Camp

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Recreation Leader will conduct, participate and supervise youth in a variety of recreation activities as assigned. Recreation Leaders will be asked to collaborate with other Recreation Leaders and Junior Leaders in order to provide an enriching and safe environment for youth. Recreation Leaders will assist in organizing and marketing Swanston Turkey Day Camp, as well as participating in additional events. This is a seasonal position.

Program details:
Work will be performed primarily outside at a district public park.  The program components are sports, active and passive games, songs, arts and crafts, and special events. Camp runs Monday through Wednesday (November 24-26, 2014) from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  There will be a morning shift from 7:30am to 12:30pm and an afternoon shift from 12:15pm to 5:15pm. There are also mandatory meetings and other events. Specific training dates and times will be announced.

For more information, please see full job description here. 

How to Apply:
You may pick-up an application from Swanston Community Center or download an application online at Applications must be submitted no later than October 24, 2014 by 4pm. Applications can be sent as an email attachment to or mailed to:

Attn: Pearon Tep 
Swanston Community Center
2350 Northrop Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Questions concerning Swanston Turkey Day Camp can be directed to Pearon Tep,
916.333.6464 ext 3104, or

TEAM LEADER with the BRIDGES After School Program

Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District is looking for college students or those interested in careers in education to work in the Bridges After-School Program with elementary and middle school students in the San Juan Unified School District for the 2012-13 school year.

We are looking for people who can plan and lead recreation games, assist students with homework, and facilitate enrichment activities. Please do not apply for this position if you are looking for a short-term, temporary position. Building positive relationships with students is critical to the success of our programs and we prefer candidates who are committed.  Work schedules are Monday-Friday and hours vary depending on the school sites, but are approximately 2:00-6:15 MTWF and 12:30-6:15 on Thursdays.  You can read the qualifications and description for this position below.


Basic academic competency must be demonstrated by providing one of the following: Proof of a passing score on the San Juan Unified School District’s proficiency exam, transcripts demonstrating completion of two years of college (48 semester units/60 quarter units), an AA/AS degree (or higher), or proof of a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

The position requires passing of a criminal background check. 

Education and Experience (Recreation Leader I):

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to assist in the planning and facilitation of activities in an after school program; Ability to work after school hours and attend occasional evening or weekend meetings/trainings; CPR/First Aid certification desirable.

Recreation Leader I Description:

Under general supervision assists in providing academic support to both large and small groups of elementary, middle and/or high school students. Facilitates assigned enrichment and recreation activities to students and performs miscellaneous related duties. Applicants should have the:

  • Desire to work with children
  • Ability to lead groups of children in homework assistance, enrichment, and recreation activities
  • Ability to facilitate age appropriate and safe group activities
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, take directions, and follow through
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team
  • Competency in basic academic skills such as reading, math, spelling, language arts and writing.

Please submit your application AND resume (applications for employment may be found above) to:

Rodney Dahlberg
Supervisor of Recreation
3344 Mission Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-7276 ext. 3017