- has diverse life experiences
- interested in connecting with other youth and young adults ages 9-25,
- not afraid to share their ideas.
Salary: $13.91 – $20.30 Hourly$13.91 – $20.30 Hourly
Location: Various locations throughout the City & County of Denver, COVarious locations throughout the City & County of Denver, CO
Job Type: On Call Regular
Department: Parks and Recreation (DPR)
Job Number: CA2583-16 13963
Closing: 9/12/2016 11:59 PM Mountain
The City and County of Denver – Parks and Recreation Department is seeking Community Recreation– Recreation Instructors (Part Time – On Call) for the 2016 season (April through October).
What is Community Recreation within the City and County of Denver?
Community Recreation provides programming and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5-16. The Community Recreation team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating a wide variety of licensed programs and activities. These programs and activities include: After School Programming, Summer/Day Camps, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, Health & Wellness, Sports, Cooperative Non-Competitive Games, and Fitness (yoga, etc.). These programs and activities take place on-site at elementary schools, recreation centers and parks throughout the City and County of Denver. Programs operate Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings, with some Saturdays and/or Sundays for the track and/or cross country program. Summer programs run 6 to 8 hours, June through the beginning of August.
Will you be a great addition to the Community Recreation Team?
The Community Recreation team is devoted to actively engaging Denver’s youth through the facilitation of programming that promotes learning, health, and the development of important life skills in a fun and safe environment. Community Recreation Instructors will support and facilitate Community Recreation programming. These Instructors are devoted to enriching the community around them and are passionate about interacting positively with a diverse group of youth.
The current hiring rate for this position is $13.91 hourly.
Only Part Time opportunities are available.
Individual hours will vary between 10 to 30 hours per week.
We offer programming in all of our Recreation Centers throughout the city, so you may have the opportunity to work in more than one location (not required).
Interested? At the City and County of Denver you have the opportunity to work for a progressive public sector organization while building the community around you. Please review the qualifications and click the ‘Apply’ button at the top of the posting and/or visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs. Please make sure to complete the application in full.
Please Note: You will no longer receive communications via e-mail or regular mail regarding your application status. Please check your status throughout your application process by clicking HERE.
- Teach or instruct a variety of activities which may include; homework help, sports (including track and cross country), active games, arts and crafts, dance, drama, fitness, music and various recreational, educational, or cultural enrichment events.
- Provide and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants.
- Sets up and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after programs and activities.
- Facilitates programming and activities by following prescribed teaching methods and plans.
- Supervises participants and performs behavior management when necessary.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- High School Diploma or GED certificate
- AND a minimum of 6 hours of college coursework in a recreation field, information technology, elementary or secondary education, psychology, sociology, or related field.
- 1 year of experience as a teacher, tutor, counselor, or coach in an organized recreation program, education setting or related field.
- Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement
- Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement except for the high school diploma/GED Certificate.
- Appropriate volunteer experience may be substituted. Please note: This experience must be detailed in the “Work Experience” portion of the application in order to be considered in meeting minimum qualifications.
- By position, a valid Colorado Driver’s License may be required.
- Applicants should have, or be able to obtain, CPR/First Aid Certification, within 6 months of hire.
- Experience in instructing and/or facilitating the aforementioned Community Recreation programs and activities
- Minimum of 960 hours of experience working directly with youth
- Some experience working with youth with disabilities.
- Experience in behavior management and supervision of youth, ages 5 – 16
- Experience in facilitating programming for and/or instructing youth, ages 5 – 16
- Current CPR/First Aid Certification
- Bilingual skills
Classification Title: Recreation Instructor – On Call [CA2583]
Working Title: Community Recreation – Recreation Instructor (Part Time – On Call)
Pay Grade: 607-A
Pay Range: $13.91 – $20.30 Hourly
Agency: Parks and Recreation
To Apply: Please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs
Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
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720.865.0845 Phone | 720.865.0841 Fax
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MY Denver is very excited to announce we will be holding a teen centered event called the “Teen Splash & Bash” at Congress Park on Wednesday, July 13th.
MY Denver is very excited to announce we will be holding a teen centered event called the “Teen Splash & Bash” at Congress Park on Wednesday, July 13th. Attached you will find a flyer describing all of the details. The MY Denver staff would greatly appreciate anyone who is able to pass this information along to the teens you work with or your staff who work with teens. Some of you receiving this email are a part of large organizations, and if that is the case we would appreciate you forwarding this to your colleagues. With food trucks, sumo suits, bubble bowling, use of Congress pool and other fun activities, this is sure to be a night that the teens of Denver will not soon forget.
Clothes To Kids provides a wardrobe of FREE school clothing to preschool-12th grade students in need or in crisis. A wardrobe includes 5 tops, 4 bottoms(pants/shorts/skirts), 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes and 5 pairs each of new underwear and socks.
Students can be referred by schools/school districts, human service agencies, hospitals, clinics, shelters, youth programs and places of worship. We currently have a big selection of clothing and no wait for an appointment:
- The first attachment is CTKD’s Referral Form. This is all that someone would need to refer students.
- The second is a 1-page Information Sheetwith simple instructions for referring students to CTKD. This should answer any questions your contacts have about student eligibility and the referral process. Please note – we serve students in the entire 10-county Metro Area, not just Denver!
- These documents are also always available on our website: http://clothestokidsdenver.org/referral-process/
- Booth must display name of the board /council
- Booth must have at least 1 person (youth/young adult) manning it
- One unique fact about your county of origin- for example if from Denver County AKA-Mile High City
- 1st place- $500
- 2nd place-$300
- 3rd place-$200
Dare to Dream America is a unique funding opportunity for young people (ages 13 to 25) or youth groups to create and implement youth driven projects that promote mental health awareness and well-being. Youth M.O.V.E. National wants to support your ideas and efforts to make a difference in YOUR community. This is a chance for you or your youth group to be the primary decision makers and plan and manage a project from start to finish! Successful applicants will be awarded $1000 or $2500 to implement projects that increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges, and promote well-being. For more information on eligibility criteria and getting started, head over to “How Do I Get Started?” section.
Dare to Dream America is being made available through the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
How do I get started?
We are so excited that you are interested in applying for a Dare to Dream grant! But before you get started on the application, we strongly encourage you to carefully review the criteria and guidelines to make sure that you or your youth group will be eligible to apply. Once you’ve reviewed this information and determined that you are eligible to apply, you should: identify a Supportive Adult who will support you or your group throughout the Dare to Dream process, start brainstorming and developing your project idea, and then you fill out your application!
You are able to apply for a Dare to Dream Grant in two ways: as an individual; or as a group. Individual applicants can apply for up to $1000 and youth groups or Youth M.O.V.E. Chapters can apply for a grant of up to $2500. However, keep in mind that only ONE grant will be awarded per chapter or community, this includes all individual applications.
Your application can be filled out electronically and then emailed OR printed and filled out by hand, then mailed or faxed. Additional submission details can be found in the Dare to Dream application itself.
Applications are due Friday, April 29, 2016.
If you have any questions about Dare to Dream America, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-800-580-6199.
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) uses a portion of state lottery proceeds to preserve, protect and enhance Colorado’s trails, parks, wildlife, open space, river corridors, playgrounds, and Youth Corps in all 64 counties. It awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Created by voters in 1992, it is governed by a 17-member board that is appointed by the Governor and uses no tax dollars. Its current staff is 15 people.
In the years ahead, GOCO’s work will be guided by a new strategic plan with three primary goals:
• PROTECT more land and wildlife habitat, notably large scale landscapes
• CONNECT people to the outdoors and connect trails, parks and open spaces
• INSPIRE more Coloradans, children in particular, to get outside more and take care of our great outdoors.
For more information, please visit www.goco.org.
Reporting to the Director of Youth Initiatives, the Youth Initiatives and Grant Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and administering GOCO’s Inspire Initiative, a new program aimed at inspiring youth to get off the couch and out the door from the backyard to the backcountry through investments in close to home parks and youth programming. The coordinator will also work on GOCO’s School Play Yard Initiative, a grant program that supports schools and local governments in transforming school yards into exciting places for unstructured play and outdoor learning. All school yards are designed by the students they’ll serve. The coordinator will also work on GOCO’s parks, trails and planning grant programs.
• A degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in a closely related field.
• A demonstrated commitment to customer service and a positive and constructive view and practice of working with others. There will be a high percentage of time spent listening, understanding, and successfully working with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse locations throughout the state.
• A commitment to furthering GOCO’s mission and a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in
Youth Initiatives and Grant Coordinator
outdoor parks/recreation, youth programming and initiatives, and/or community development. Experience working with local governments, state agencies and non-profit organizations is desirable.
• A willingness and ability to travel and attend weekend and evening meetings, workshops, conferences, and events in Colorado. There will be travel that will require overnight stays.
• The ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and understandably through verbal and written communications. A comfort in making presentations to small and large groups.
• An exceptional level of attention to detail; the ability to handle several diverse tasks simultaneously, ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines, ability to carefully organize activities, tasks, and projects that require accuracy.
• The ability to navigate online file management and grants tracking systems such as Foundation Connect by Salesforce and SmartSearch by Square 9.
• A strong self- motivator as demonstrated by an ability to independently pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner, and an ability to maintain the required level of work toward achieving goals without constant supervision.
• Work effectively and productively with other members of the team to achieve program and organization related goals.
• A high level of diplomacy, tact, optimism and a “can do” orientation.
SALARY & BENEFITS
• The salary range is $40,000 to $45,000, depending on qualifications and skills.
• This full time, exempt position will be eligible for a competitive benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com, including “Youth Initiatives and Grants Coordinator” in the subject line. Letters of Interest should address the following three items in addition to any other pertinent information:
1) Why do you believe connecting young people with the outdoors in Colorado is important?
2) What appeals to you about the program coordinator position and how might it serve your career path?
3) What is your work style and how do you prefer to be supervised?
Please note that phone calls will not be entertained regarding this opportunity. All resumes must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 to be considered.
GOCO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
LYRIC would like to thank you for inviting us into your classrooms to teach your students how to safely exercise their rights under the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments. We know that your students have a wide range of talents, and for those who are artistically inclined, we invite them to participate in the attached poster contest.
We are challenging students to create an original image about what LYRIC means to them. Our board will judge the submissions, and the winner’s image will be used in LYRIC’s marketing materials, with credit given to the artist. Submissions will be judged on creativity, understanding of legal principles and positive messaging. Artwork should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in any digital format.
Submissions will be judged on creativity, understanding of the legal principles, and positive messaging. Each student must also provide valid contact information so that LYRIC may follow up with the winner in the summertime.
You are the experts on how to disseminate information to your students, so please feel free to share this announcement in any way you see fit! Please contact me, Michael Juba (email@example.com) or Hannah Proff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
Again, thank you so much for your continued support of LYRIC, and we hope to see you in class very soon!
Applications from residents and civic organizations to be accepted until April 1
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Office of Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP) today announced the launch of the 2016 Race and Justice Design Challenge Mini-Grants, a new initiative to help develop community-owned and driven projects around the issues of race and justice in the city.
“Together, I believe we can find ways to better relationships between our safety officials and communities,” Mayor Hancock said. “Denver is filled with amazing, diverse and creative-minded individuals who we ask to bring their new and fresh perspectives on race and justice issues facing our city today.”
The challenge was developed as a result of recommendations gathered from young people, community advocates and residents during dozens of race and justice meetings held across the city during 2014 and 2015.
The Design Challenge winning applications will help facilitate community programming that:
- Unites youth and law enforcement officers to create stronger, unified neighborhoods among diverse ethnicities and cultures resulting in more connected neighborhoods and behavioral change;
- Demonstrates the ability to build partnerships with local neighborhoods from diverse backgrounds;
- Identifies and addresses community needs to elevate quality of life, problem solve, and promote sustainability; and
- Builds sustainable partnerships between neighbors, civic organizations, schools, churches and neighborhood institutions through community conversations, art, and interactive workshops to inspire hope and restore safety.
The city will accept applications from residents and civic organizations until April 1. Grant applications will be reviewed by the HRCP Advisory Board, which is made up of leadership from the Mayor’s Community Commissions. On April 27, the finalists will compete for a total of $20,000 in grants. Winners will be announced on April 29.
The maximum grant amount is $3,000, which will be matched with in-kind support, volunteer hours or other grants or funding sources coordinated by the applicant.