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Summer Youth Program Assistant Director

Job Details

Bresnan Meeting Center - CHAMPAIGN, IL
$16.00 Hourly


The Summer Youth Program Assistant Director assists the Summer Youth Program Director in the daily operations at the assigned youth program site.

Douglas Summer Youth Program:
Held at Douglass Community Center, each week their daily activities are led according to the themes and will include games, crafts, playtime at the splash pad and more.

Leonhard Summer Youth Program:
Held at Leonhard Recreation Center, each week will include sports, arts, fitness outdoor activates, swimming, field trips and so much more.

Champaign Urbana Recreation Center CUSR) Summer Youth Program:
Held at the CUSR Center, participants will enjoy games, crafts sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more.  CUSR Summer Programs offers a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy.  The program is open to any individual who has a disability.  Goals of the program are for the participants to learn new skills, increase their independence, increase peer interaction, socialization, motor functioning and development and community awareness.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to plan and lead recreational activities for children at assigned age level
  • Previous day camp leadership experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Park District staff and the general public
  • Positive can do team attitude


The Summer Youth Program Assistant Director reports directly to the Summer Youth Program Director. The Summer Youth Program Assistant Director helps supervise leaders and volunteers at their assigned program site.


  • Bloodborne pathogen training
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certification from American Heart Association or from an accredited agency
  • Heads Up Concussion through Center for Disease Control
  • Facility training
  • Harassment prevention training
  • Anyone who will be driving a Champaign Park District vehicle will need to complete and pass a driving test from one of our certified Champaign Park District trainers
  • Mandated reporter certification


  • Non-Exempt, hourly
  • Seasonal position May to August


  • Follow all Champaign Park District safety policies and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of the public, fellow employees, and themselves
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and implementing the day camp program and activities
  • Train, supervise, discipline, and assist in evaluating day camp leaders and day camp volunteers
  • Maintain good public relations with participants, parents, other staff members, and the general public
  • Maintain accurate budget of all-day camp expenses
  • Responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and safe proper use of program supplies
  • Maintain the program environment in a clean and orderly fashion
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for participants
  • Responsible for maintaining an open line of communication with the Program Coordinator regarding all situations concerning the program, participants, and staff
  • Communicate effectively with staff, participants, and parents
  • Maintain records of program operations including participant files, incident/accident reports, attendance, and sign-out sheets
  • Responsible for parent newsletters, weekly schedules, payroll, required reports, and requests
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Attend all required meetings


  • Responsible for safe and well-organized programs
  • Must be able to respond to problem situations in a mature manner and within the policies and procedures of the Champaign Park District


  • May need to respond quickly and accurately
  • Must be able to be physically active to lead activities and field trips


  • May be exposed to all weather conditions


  • Must be able to work well with people, resolve problems fairly and with judgment in keeping with the mission of the district
  • Should exercise creativity and resourcefulness in developing and implementing projects
  • Must be able to respond quickly and accurately in emergency situations
  • Must understand oral and written communication
  • Should be safety conscious at all times


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