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Recreation Leader/Kids Plus Summer Program (up to 18 positions available; based upon student enrollment)

Champaign Unit 4 Schools

Champaign Unit 4 Schools

Champaign, IL, USA · Champaign, IL, USA · Illinois, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Our Mission

  • Positively transforming learning and life outcomes for students through educational justice, equity, and excellence.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs and interests of children but also adhere to expectations of the program
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience working with children 5-12 years of age (preferred)

Application Deadline

  • This position will remain posted until the hiring process is complete; however, interviews may be conducted after April 3, 2024, so interested applicants should submit their materials ASAP to ensure consideration.

Important Notes

  • This position is for the District’s Kids Plus Summer Program, which will be located at Garden Hills Academy.
  • Summer Camp runs Monday through Thursday from June 10, 2024 through July 11, 2024. Exception: There will be no school on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 and Thursday, July 4, 2024.
  • Student Contact Hours will be from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Staff will be expected to be on duty (and will be paid) from either 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or 12:00 o.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Initial required training (paid) will be June 4, 2024 and June 5, 2024 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m at the Champaign Public Library.
  • Recreation Leaders will be paid at the rate of $17.00/hour.
  • Please contact Teresa Blanden (blandete@u4sd.org) or Christine Borrmann (borrmach@u4sd.org) with questions about this position.

More About Our Community

  • Champaign Unit 4 Schools serves over 10,000 PreK-Young Adult students in 18 facilities, which include twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one early childhood facility, and the Novak Academy. Located conveniently near Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, Champaign residents enjoy the entertainment and intellectual activity of a large city, without the higher costs of living and lengthy commute times often associated with busy city/suburban life. The University of Illinois provides the excitement of Big 10 sporting events, a thriving business environment, and world-class entertainment at State Farm Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Champaign is characterized by a thriving downtown and campustown, shopping centers and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, neighborhood parks, live music venues, and summer festivals. We also share many museums, galleries, and theatres with the adjacent city of Urbana.

Want to Learn More?

  • If you want to learn more about this position or other career opportunities in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, please contact our Assistant Director of Human Resources & Employee Engagement, Ms. Nancy Whitehouse, at whitehna@u4sd.org. Please include your résumé.