Recreation Specialist - Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

Type: Part-time/Full-Time

County: Los Angeles

Agency: Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

Agency Description:

"The Wooten Center is a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. We provide a safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence."


This is a part-time position in our CollegeTrek Afterschool Program, full-time in Summer Fun Camp. The Recreation Specialist focuses on sports and other recreation activities for grades 3-12.

REPORTS TO: Christelle Telesford, associate director

SCHEDULE: Afterschool Mon-Fri, 2-6pm; 8 hours/day in summer TBD; occasional Saturday events

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and supervise sports and recreation activities, including implementing discipline procedures

  • Work with students and staff in developing and coordinating field trips and other events

  • Identify, supervise and train contractors, interns and other volunteers in recreation activities

  • Coordinate “free time” activities including arts and crafts, games, snacks, etc.

  • Oversee and supervise youth and volunteers in program set up and clean up

  • Create lesson plans for recreation activities and assist contractors with lesson plan development

  • Submit a monthly report of accomplishments to the associate director

  • Other activities in all areas, as needed


  • Minimum Associate’s degree obtained or in progress in recreation, child development or other related field

  • Ability to participate in and provide instruction and supervision for recreational activities

  • Experience leading sports and/or other recreation programming for school-age youth

  • Experience using lesson plans or other tools to develop recreational activities

  • A positive attitude and ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Passion and commitment to support students in grades 3-12 in the South Los Angeles area

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications

  • Solid written, math and verbal communication skills

How To Apply

Email your resume and recent salary history to Christelle Telesford, For information, call (323) 756-7203, or visit our website at