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Recreation Coordinator - Summer Day Camp 2024 - Rec & Parks (3286)

Recruitment: RTF0143111-01118194

Published: March 08, 2024


Eugenia Paw -

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Department: Recreation & Park Commission
Job class: 3286-Recreation Coordinator
Salary range: $71,682.00 - $87,204.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


**Application Deadline is March 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm**

Date Opened: January 24, 2024; Amended on 2/8/24 to include an additional camp (Kezar Sports).
Filing Deadline: File Immediately. This announcement may close at any time after 5:00 pm on February 2, 2024.
Compensation: $34.4625/hour
Appointment Type: 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.

NOTE: Applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire found in the Additional Information section of this job announcement in addition to submitting an application. Only applicants who submit both an application AND supplemental questionnaire will be considered for participation in the department's selection process.

About Us
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: Pine Lake, Silver Tree, and Kezar Sports.

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).

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.

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising part-time/seasonal staff.
  • Mentoring and evaluating staff performance.
  • Experience supervising teen staff/volunteers.
  • Experience communicating 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 certified.
  • Background in youth restorative justice practices.
  • Fluency in languages other than English, including American Sign language.
  • Comfortability and experience with Word, Excel and online class registration programs.
  • Working knowledge of city/government recreation principles.
  • Experience creating/teaching unique arts and craft projects to youth in a classroom or outdoor camp setting.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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. Complete the required supplemental questionnaire: Only applications with a submitted supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed for consideration in the department's selection process.
  2. Complete your application with as much detail as possible in the experience section. Please be sure to include all relevant training and experience 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.

Selection Process: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to the minimum qualifications and response to the Supplemental Questionnaire. 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.

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

Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” or “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

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

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Contact: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Eugenia Paw at

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.