Teen Services Recreation Leader

Website Portland Parks & Recreation

Job Appointment:  .75 FTE, 30 hours per week
Work Schedule: Mon-Thu, 1:30-7:30 pm & Fri 4-10pm, Recreation staff schedules may change based on business needs.
Benefit: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.
Union Representation:  Recreation (REC-LL483). To view this labor agreement, please click here.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.
Position Summary:
Join our team as a Teen Services Recreation Leader and make a positive impact on the lives of underserved and under-represented adolescent youth in Portland. Lead engaging recreational activities, create safe spaces, and mentor youth who historically face challenges in navigating institutional systems. Collaborate with a diverse range of individuals, champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and be part of a supportive team dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment. If you’re a collaborative, solutions-oriented, and emotionally intelligent professional, this is your opportunity to help shape a brighter future for our youth and community. Apply now and be a catalyst for change with Portland Parks & Recreation’s TeenForce program! 

What you’ll get to do:

  • Engage youth, ages 10-20 years old, in positive recreational options.
  • Lead activities during after-school hours and at weekly Teen Nights.
  • Collaborate closely with support staff, playing a role in guiding and directing their work as well.
  • Dedicate efforts to guarantee the safety of participants in both TeenForce drop-in and registered programs.
  • Collaborate with the Recreation Coordinator to execute youth programs, both drop-in and structured in nature.
  • Contribute as a supportive, positive, and engaged team member within one community center, fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all site participants.
  • Become an involved, positive, and supportive member of the Teen Services workgroup, with a strong emphasis on collaboration to deliver the highest quality service for youth.

Who you are:

  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Dedicated: Reliable, consistent, trustworthy, and willing to step outside of your personal comfort zone to engage with youth including those from backgrounds and/or with interests different than your own.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.
  • Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • An Equitable Leader:  Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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