Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

If you enjoy working with children, you might be just who we are looking for! Youth Program Directors will provide a safe and fun program for youth in remote learning center settings held at city recreation centers. Remote learning sites will be a place for families to drop off their children to do their school work online, as well as participate in enrichment activities.

This position is part-time and approximately 28 hours per week. Schedules will vary during the times of 6:30 am- 6 pm during regularly scheduled school days Monday-Friday.
  • Youth Program Director will supervise a group of 3-7 staff.
  • Youth Program Directors are the main contact for the program and will be responsible for communicating with parents, other city staff and local school teachers.
  • Youth Program Directors will serve as role models, utilizing positive youth development strategies in the workplace.
This is a continuous position and will be closed when all positions are filled. Applications will be sent to the hiring Supervisor twice a week for review.

At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect - we welcome all who share those values to apply.


Youth Program Directors at remote learning sites must be able to lead and actively participate in games/programs with children, be able to effectively monitor behavior while using appropriate discipline techniques and develop age appropriate activities.
  • Oversee the supervision of enrolled students during their remote learning.
  • Organize and run staff meetings, mandatory trainings, and other Youth Development events required by program.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary supplies and stay within budget guidelines.
  • Program Directors are responsible for check in and/or check out procedures.
  • Directors will coordinate and implement activities throughout the day when students are participating in class which will include direct supervision of group programs.
  • Ensure program is compliant with the Colorado Licensing Rules and Regulations for School Aged programs.
  • Directors will work closely with parents on paperwork, program communication & volunteer needs.
  • Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the learning environment.
  • Be available for the entire length of the program and demonstrate a positive work ethic.
  • Be committed to being a positive role model with youth.
Selected applicant will be required to pass a TRAILS background check, an FBI fingerprint background check, and a drug test as a condition of employment.


*Program Directors must be 21 years or older and possess a 4 year degree within the field of Education, Child Psychology, Recreation, Social Work, or an equivalent field.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Child Psychology, Recreation, Social Work or an equivalent field.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years college training and 6 months (910 documented hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer experience in the care of and supervising of 4 or more school-age children

Knowledge: Knowledge of youth development and recreation programming for elementary and/or middle school students. Familiarity with the rules and regulations of School Age Licensed Summer Day Camp Programs.

Skills: Experience working with youth in a recreational or afterschool setting or outdoor education. Fluency in Spanish language preferred but not required. Previous supervisory experience is preferred but not required.

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:
  • Reliable transportation to work sites, trainings, and events as needed
  • Valid Driver’s License 
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR is required or willing to obtain by the date of employment.
  • This position will allow the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands: Primarily physical and active work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds; lifting, carrying, walking and standing; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; frequent speech communication with fellow employees and City of Aurora citizens.

Work Environment: Works primarily in recreation facilities and outdoor parks.

Equipment Used: May use standard office equipment including, computers, calculators, copy/fax machines; may answer telephone.


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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