Assistant Childcare Program Coordinator - City of Piedmont Recreation Department

Type: Full-Time

County: San Francisco

Agency: City of Piedmont Recreation Department

Agency Description:

The City of Piedmont is a charter city of approximately 11,000 residents located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The city, which is virtually built out, consists of established, high-quality single family homes on quiet tree-lined streets. Within Piedmont’s 1.8 square-mile area there are five city parks and numerous landscaped areas which offer wooded paths, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and picnic facilities.

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, assists in planning, organizing, coordinating, and overseeing the City’s Schoolmates and MiniMates Programs (childcare programs), Counselor-In-Training (CIT) and Junior CIT programs, as well as special events; provides administrative support and program assistance to the Childcare Program Coordinator; fosters cooperative working relationships with various public and private groups; and performs related work as required. Receives general supervision from the Childcare Program Coordinator and/or Recreation Supervisor. Provides direct supervision to seasonal and/or part-time staff and volunteers. This classification assists in developing, coordinating, and implementing the Schoolmates and MiniMates Programs including scheduling and implementing a variety of educational and recreational activities and events. The duties involved include the oversight of day-to-day program operations. This class is distinguished from Childcare Program Coordinator in that the latter has responsibility for planning, developing, programming, and administering Schoolmates and MiniMates programs including implementation of goals and objectives and oversight of program performance, reporting, accountability, and regulatory compliance.


Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to an associate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in child development, early childhood education, recreation, or a related field and six (6) months of work experience in a licensed childcare facility or similar program serving school-aged children in a group setting.

Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. The City of Piedmont monitors DMV record information over the course of employment; Must possess or obtain prior to the completion of the probationary period First Aid and CPR Certificates; May be required to possess a class B driver’s license.

Knowledge of:

  • Theories, principles, methods, and materials used in recreational activities with elementary school children;
  • Principles, practices, and methods of administering and coordinating a counselor-in-training program; Recreational, cultural, age-specific, and social needs of the community;
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices; Safety principles and practices, including basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and City policies and procedures relevant to assigned programs; Record keeping principles and procedures;
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and software relevant to work performed;
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation;
  • Techniques for effectively dealing with individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and effectively representing the City in contacts with the public;
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned staff;
  • Train staff in work and safety procedures;
  • Develop, implement, and conduct age-appropriate recreational programs and activities for school-age children;
  • Plan, research, organize, coordinate, and implement a variety of activities and events related to the City’s MiniMates program;
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement a counselor-in-training program;
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and City policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility;
  • Prepare effective written informational and promotional materials;
  • Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments;
  • Effectively use computer systems, software, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks;
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing;
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines;
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

How To Apply

Employment application and complete job announcement can be found on our Human Resources page: You may complete the application on-line, then print and either mail or deliver in person by the due date of 5 p.m., June 19, 2018.

Application Deadline: 6/19/2018