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Become An Activities Leader

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Working As An Activities Leader

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $23,320

    Average Salary

What Does An Activities Leader Do At Centers Health Care

* Design and implement recreational programs for residents
* Complete resident assessments
* Work directly with residents on units, without direct supervision
* Organize and obtain supplies and equipment as requested
* Assist recreation specialists and set up program areas as needed
* Keep daily attendance and document residents’ participation in activities
* Assist residents to program location and return residents to appropriate units
* Communicate related information to other individuals directly involved in resident care
* Be familiar with established emergency procedures

What Does An Activities Leader Do At Jewish Community Center

* After School programs seeking activity leaders for programs grades K
* Hours are 1:45 pm
* pm, Monday
* Friday.
* Great position for college students or recent college graduates.
* Looking for those who can lead arts and crafts, cooking, sports, outside play, homework help and general supervision.
* Must be reliable, caring, and dedicated.
* Experience with children is a must!
* Interviews are being scheduled immediately.
* To be considered please send a resume and a brief email on why you would be good for this position

What Does An Activities Leader Do At DXC Technology

* Responsible for verifying and implementing the detailed technical design solution to the problem as identified by the Project/Technical Manager.
* Often responsible for providing a detailed technical design for enterprise solutions.
* Is often the Principal Consultant who analyzes and develops enterprise technology solutions.
* Regularly leads in the technical assessment and delivery of specific technical solutions to the customer.
* Provides a team structure conducive to high performance, and manages the team lifecycle stages.
* Coordinates implementation of new installations, designs, and migrations for technology solutions in one of the following work domains: networks, applications or platforms.
* Provides advanced technical consulting and advice to others on proposal efforts, solution design, system management, tuning and modification of solutions.
* Provides input to the company strategy moving forward.
* Collects and determines data from appropriate sources to assist in determining customer needs and requirements.
* Responds to requests for technical information from customers.
* Develops customer technology solutions using various industry products and technologies.
* Engages in technical problem solving across multiple technologies; often needs to develop new methods to apply to the situation.
* Owns and manages knowledge sharing within a community (e.g. team, practice, or project).
* Ensures team members support knowledge sharing and re-use requirements of project.
* Contributes significant knowledge to job family community.
* Proactively encourages membership and contributions of others to professional community and coaches others in area of expertise.
* Regularly produces internally published material such as knowledge briefs, service delivery kit components and modules, etc.
* Presents at multi-customer technology conferences.
* Creates and supports sales activities.
* Manages bids, or major input into the sales lifecycle.
* Manages activities and provides qualitative and quantitative information for successful sales.
* Produces complete proposals for smaller engagements within area of expertise.
* Actively grows the company portfolio with existing customers through new opportunities and change management

What Does An Activities Leader Do At Sunrise Senior Living

* Evaluates resident's interest and involvement in Life Skill
* Develops Life Skills tailored to each resident's unique needs and abilities
* Engages residents in Life Skills throughout the day and evening
* Assist in maintaining an inventory of Life Skills programming supplies
* As applicable, assist residents with daily care of any animals and/or plants as part of the Life Skills program and services

What Does An Activities Leader Do At Absolut Care

* Assist the Activities Director in carrying out activity programs for the residents
* Maintain activities records
* Transport residents to and from various activities
* Assist in a variety of fun and engaging to help create a more energetic atmosphere for our residents

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How To Become An Activities Leader

Education and training requirements for recreation workers vary with the type of job, but workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

Recreation workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many receive on-the-job training that typically lasts less than a month.

Entry-level educational requirements vary with the type of position. For example, an activity leader position working with the elderly will have different requirements than a position as a summer camp counselor working with children.

Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or college coursework. In 2014, the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), accredited 80 bachelor’s degree programs in recreation or leisure studies. A bachelor’s degree in other subjects, such as liberal arts or public administration, may also qualify applicants for some positions.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Recreation workers must be able to communicate well. They often work with large groups of people and need to give clear instructions, motivate participants, and maintain order and safety.

Flexibility. Recreation workers must be flexible when planning activities. They must be able to adapt plans to suit changing environmental conditions and participants’ needs.

Leadership skills. Recreation workers should be able to lead both large and small groups. They often lead activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Physical strength. Recreation workers need to be physically fit. Their job may require a considerable amount of movement because they often demonstrate activities while explaining them.

Problem-solving skills. Recreation workers need strong problem-solving skills. They must be able to create and reinvent activities and programs for all types of participants.

For recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education. These qualities include a worker’s experience leading activities, the ability to work well with children or the elderly, and the ability to ensure the safety of participants.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The NRPA offers four certifications for recreation workers:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Applicants may qualify for certification with different combinations of education and work experience. They also must take continuing education classes to maintain their certification.

The American Camp Association offers four certificates for various levels of camp staff, from Entry-Level Staff Certificate to Camp Director Certificate. Individuals who complete online courses may show their advanced level of knowledge of core competencies.

Some recreation jobs require other kinds of certification. For example, a lifesaving certificate is often required for teaching or coaching water-related activities. These certifications are available from organizations such as the YMCA or the American Red Cross. Specific requirements vary by job and employer.


As workers gain experience, they may be promoted to positions with greater responsibilities. Recreation workers with experience and managerial skills may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Eventually, they may become directors of a recreation department or may start their own recreation company.

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Activities Leader Career Paths

Activities Leader
Program Coordinator Trainer Head Coach
Assistant Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Kindergarten Teacher Special Education Teacher
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Assistant Director
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Site Coordinator Program Director Coach
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Mentor Instructor Chairperson
Board Member
6 Yearsyrs
Instructor Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Program Coordinator Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Instructional Aide Site Coordinator Youth Director
Children's Ministries Director
5 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Operations Manager Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Staff Nurse Assistant Director
8 Yearsyrs
Activity Assistant Senior Technician Specialist Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Mentor Home Health Aid Instructor
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Assistant Director Director
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Office Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Activity Assistant Activities Director
Life Enrichment Director
5 Yearsyrs
Site Coordinator Project Manager Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Preschool Teacher Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Case Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
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Activities Leader Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Tagalog

  • Vietnamese

  • Cantonese

  • Hindi

  • Thai

  • Greek

  • Swahili

  • Swedish

  • Hmong

  • Somali

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Top Activities Leader Skills

  1. Daily Activities
  2. Homework Assistance
  3. Ensure Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participate and encourage positive participation of all students in daily activities and events, while providing Youth Development opportunities.
  • Provide homework assistance, educational literacy and enrichment activities to students ages 5-14.
  • Enforce rules and regulations to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans/activities for kids in the after school program.
  • Supervised individual and group functions.

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