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Recreation Coordinator - Summer Day Camps 2023 - Rec & Parks (3286)

Recruitment: REF21000B

Published: March 20, 2023


Tara Stevens -

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Department: Recreation & Park Commission
Job class: 3286-Recreation Coordinator
Salary range: $68,380.00 - $83,200.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


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Reopened for additional recruitment: February 2, 2023

Date Opened: January 18, 2023
Filing Deadline: File Immediately. This announcement may close at any time after 5:00 pm on January 31, 2023
Compensation: $32.8750/hour - $40.00/hour
Work Hours: Full-time, hours as directed.
Appointment Type: Temporary-Exempt (TEX) Appointment. This position is a temporary exempt, as-needed appointment. This position is seasonal and will not result in an eligible list for a permanent civil service position. Employees serve at the will of the Appointing Officer.  These positions are seasonal for Summer 2023 and are subject to budgetary constraints.  Previous paid volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment.

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Race and Social Equity Statement
We believe that parks and open space in San Francisco provides the opportunity to model equitable access for all.  With this belief, San Francisco became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. The Recreation and Park Department’s goal is to close the gaps and improve equity and access to quality parks and open space, and recreation activities for historically marginalized communities.

We envision a department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in its internal operations.  With a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals - gardeners, recreation leaders, park rangers, custodians, craft shop personnel, park and recreation managers and more, the department is committed to doing its part to provide equitable access to parks and programs for all the communities we serve to enjoy, as well as foster a work environment where our differences are celebrated, and everyone has what they need to thrive regardless of their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin.

Role description

Under direction, the Recreation Coordinator supervises, plans coordinates, develops and evaluates Summer Day Camp programs in the areas of Recreation Facilities and Recreational Programs.

Essential functions include: Supervising staff and daily operations of a summer day camp; Procuring the materials and resources necessary for implementing day camp programs, and in making the most effective use of the facilities and staff; Compiling data and preparing attendance, facility use and budget expenditures or other financial reports; Conducting informational meetings with staff, and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to their specific assigned activities at a community recreation center, and performing additional duties as required.

At this time, the following camps will have positions: Sharon Arts, Pine Lake, Silver Tree, and Mega Camp. 

How to qualify


:  Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;  AND
4000 hours of experience leading recreational activities, performing recreational support services, and/or facility monitoring (experience as a security guard is not qualifying as facility monitoring).

Substitution:  1) Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year for year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal to 2000 hours.  2) Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Business Management, Physical Education/Kinesiology, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts may substitute for 2000 hours of experience as described above.


  • Experience supervising part-time/seasonal staff.
  • Mentoring and evaluating staff performance.
  • Experience supervising teen staff / volunteers.
  • Experience working with children and parents in a recreation environment.
  • Experience in teaching, recreation administration, camp management, afterschool or youth enrichment programming.
  • Experience leading recreation camps or programs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • Background in youth restorative justice practices
  • CBRPC (California Board of Recreation and Park Certification)
  • NAYS (National Alliance For Youth Sports) Certification.
  • Fluency in languages other than English, including American Sign language.
  • CA Driver's License.
  • Comfortability and experience with Word, Excel and other computer word processing programs.
  • Working knowledge of city/government recreation principles.
  • Experience creating / teaching unique arts and craft projects to youth in a classroom or camp setting.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. More information can be found at: Information About the Hiring Process | Department of Human Resources (

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

What else should I know?

Steps to Apply:

1.  Carefully review the information presented in this job announcement.

2.  Complete your application with as much detail as possible in the experience section. Please be sure to include all relevant training and experience (duties and how many hours per week you worked for each position) in your application. It is essential that you provide complete information. A resume will not substitute for a completed application. If you write "see resume" on your application, your application may be rejected.

3.  Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Selection Process: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to the minimum qualifications. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Contact:  Tara Stevens at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.