Afterschool Program Instructor

Website City of Eugene

General Statement of Duties:

Do you enjoy working with school age children?  Are you full of energy and passion around mentoring youth?  Do you have a skill you are willing to share with the kids in our community?  Looking for a fun way to give back to your community? If you answered yes, then we encourage you to apply.  The City of Eugene is recruiting part-time temporary instructors to really fill out our Afterschool Enrichment Programs.
About the position:
Provides a wide range of recreational and fitness opportunities in a fun, safe, and positive social environment. Designs course outline and instructs recreational activities to enrich and improve the lives of Eugene youth.

Examples of instruction may include, but are not limited to, the following list. Instruction targets Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Proposals for class ideas, other than those listed, will gladly be considered.

Instructor-led activities focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)-themed education as well as fitness, active games, and pro-social activities. Examples include: Fitness, Consumer Issues, Music, Arts, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Sports, Dance, Rock Climbing, Cuisine, Educational Workshops, Hip Hop, Gardening, Computers, Wellness, Aerobics, Personal Enhancement, Weight Training

Locations:  There are openings at Sheldon, Amazon and Petersen Barn Community Centers
Hours: Approximately 4-20 hours/week
Salary: $13.00 – $18.20 hourly
Classification: Instructor 2 (Temp)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 7,  2022 at 5:00 pm PST
The City of Eugene will follow all required COVID vaccinations, exceptions, and guidelines based on the essential functions of the position.

Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Develops course outline for program to meet stated objectives.
Plans and implements recreation programs; is alert at all times to the safety of participants.
Responsible for providing a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion and satisfaction of all participants.
Responsible for providing a safe environment and implementing solutions to hazards.
Responsible for keeping accurate records, time sheets and attendance records in a timely manner.
Attends orientation meetings and other required meetings and trainings. May be responsible for room set-up and clean-up.
May be asked to promote/market activity.
May assist in training volunteers as assistants.
Develops and maintains good public relations with staff and public.
Follows procedures and policies as set by the City and Recreation Division.
Actively promotes diversity and equity in the workplace and during programs.
May purchase supplies.
Promote joy.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Knowledge of:
Developmentally appropriate activities for youth.

Ability to:
Work with minimal supervision.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Work in cooperation with staff and the public.
Identify hazards, implement solutions, and maintain a safe environment.
Work within the policies and guidelines set by the City.

Minimum Requirements

Experience and Training
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.

License or Certificate
Position requires current first aid and CPR certification.

Background Check

Must pass a criminal record check.


Supplemental Information:Eligibility List: This posting may also be used to establish an eligibility list of applicants for future vacancies. Candidates that are placed on the eligibility list will be notified via email which will include the duration of the list and how notification of call up will occur.

Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

General City: Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Marijuana use is evaluated consistent with current state law regulations.

Current information about the status of a job posting is available by going to and selecting “Job Posting Status.”

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a Respectful Work Environment, we value the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally responsive services to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we desire to welcome, respect, and create a sense of belonging for a wide range of identities and experiences in our workforce.   Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Calling Eugene Home
Eugene is located at the southern end of the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. From here, it is a short jaunt east to the Cascade Mountains, west to the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, or north to Portland.  We’re a small city with unlimited things to do: Downtown Eugene is revitalizing; the Oregon Bach Festival and Eugene Symphony call the Hult Center for the Performing Arts home; you can float the Willamette River and hook a salmon after work in the shadow of downtown; a booming food and beverage economy, including topnotch local craft breweries and wineries in the surrounding countryside, is the foundation of a local restaurant scene; the University of Oregon brings arts, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as championship athletics (Go Ducks!); a nationally-recognized transit system helps you move around the city; and our Gold rating as a Walk- and Bicycle-Friendly Community ensures that safe travel options abound! Known as Track Town USA, the community annually plays host to numerous track and field events at historic Hayward Field, including the IAAF World Championships in 2022! The impact of track and field can be seen beyond the track, with abundant trails coursing through the south hills, along the Willamette River, and through hundreds of acres of city parks. To learn more about Eugene, visit Eugene Cascades and Coast.

The Organization
The City of Eugene has a Council-Manager form of government. In this form of government, the city council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The city manager, hired by the city council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the city council’s direction. The City of Eugene has over 1,500 employees and a $840 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments: Central Services, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Police, Public Works, Planning and Development, and Library, Recreation and Cultural Services. The State of the City video shows how the city is meeting new challenges, learning from one another, building connections, and celebrating our city. The City of Eugene encourages our employees to bring their true selves to work with the knowledge that they are valued and protected.  We embrace all of the identities and cultural legacies that our employees represent and strive to be an inclusionary and safe place to work.   At the City, we learn and grow best as a team of individuals unafraid to use their unique voices to propel us to meet our goals as we serve our community today and into the future.
As an organization we are focusing on six Core Competencies for employees:
Trust & confidence – Making our intent and actions be transparent and honest while fostering healthy, inclusive relationships, actively listening and maintaining open communications, delivering on our promises, investing in other’s success, and engaging each other and the community
Creative work environment – Exploring meaningful new ideas and relationships to foster innovation and encourage collaboration and creativity. Challenging the standard method of doing business in a positive environment.
Now & later perspective – Looking beyond day to day challenges to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.
Respectful & inclusive work environment – Seeking out a wide range of voices and making each other feel respected and included.
Self-awareness & emotional intelligence – Learning to recognize and understand our own emotions and the emotions of others and recognizing our individual strengths and weakness to raise self-awareness so we can perform better.
Wellbeing – We take care of ourselves and each other.

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