The part-time Graphic Designer plans, develops and prepares layouts and design for printed and electronic uses for marketing brochures, promotional pamphlets, promotional flyers/posters, external advertising/direct and or indirect marketing, bulletin board and web-site. Responsibilities include:
1. Through layout and design software prepares publication draft layouts to departmental specifications; schedules work load to meet specific deadlines and coordinates required work with both outside vendors and City of Lake Forest departments.
2. Prepares "initial drafts" for review by the department head, and program manager responsible for the program and/or special event. Updates design and layouts through alterations and prepares final draft for printing and or use electronically.
3. Due to the immediacy and timeliness in dealing with the media and required print and distribution deadlines, this/these positions may require unscheduled hours or after hours work requirements until projects are completed. This may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
4. Performs all job tasks in a safe manner according to the established procedures and guidelines set forth in the Department's Safety Program.
5. Assist Department in projects, events or programs as needed and other duties which may be required.
• Desirable to have degree from college or university in an area of graphic design; or an employment history of at least four to five years working within a graphic design or typesetting environment on a PC. Advance knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
• Should have practical and applied experience in the use of layout/design software for print, multimedia and web.
• Knowledge of printer terms along with some free-hand artistic ability a real plus.
• Some journalism and photography background is also desirable.
• Knowledge of Class registration software is desirable.
To promote Fox Valley Special Recreation (FVSRA) programs and services to individuals with disabilities, families, parent groups, school districts, member agencies, social service and community agencies. Also conducts assessments, reassessments and initial intakes of new and existing FVSRA participants
1. Graduate from accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation or recreation with a therapeutic emphasis and practical experience in therapeutic recreation programming.
2. Current NCTRC Certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment.
3. Minimum of two years experience planning and conducting recreation programs for people with disabilities.
4. Must demonstrate strong knowledge of disabilities.
5. Must demonstrate enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work effectively with people with disabilities, FVSRA staff, FVSRA member agency staff, parents/guardians, participants, schools district personnel, social services agencies, community agencies, and members of the general public.
6. Must be able to work independently, solve problems, and convey a positive attitude to others. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
7. Possess Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and First Aid/CPR Certifications or obtain within one year of hire.
8. Current CDL Drivers License or ability to obtain within one year of employment.
9. Ability to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate activity programs for the therapeutic recreation continuum of services.
10. Ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion. Ability to perform required duties under stressful situations without supervision.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Adheres to all Agency Policy and Procedures Manuals.
2. Adheres to Safety Manual contents by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and department specific safety rules.
3. Plans, develops, leads and evaluates therapeutic recreation programs on a year-round basis.
4. Serves as liaison to part-time program leaders.
5. Assists in supervision and evaluation of part-time staff and volunteers in assigned programs.
6. Develops goals and objectives for each assigned program and maintain all program paperwork; i.e., records, forms, and correspondence.
7. Attends all assigned meetings and approved professional development opportunities.
8. Develops and maintains effective communications in all work-related relationships.
9. Assists in the orientation of new staff and supervision of interns.
10. Prepares program budgets and maintain expenditure records.
11. Drives a van or car to assessments, programs, seasonal events, away trips and/or meetings.
12. Provides physical and emotional assistance to children and adults with disabilities.
13. Select, recommend, inventory, purchase and organize supplies and equipment, which are associated with program assignments and responsibilities.
14. Assists with gathering, purchasing and organizing equipment.
15. Works efficiently and effectively under pressure; such as deadlines and emergencies.
16. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities.
17. Inspects work and program areas (use checklists) for compliance with safe work practices and rules.
18. Enforces safety rules by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions.
19. Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to supervisor.
20. Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents.
21. Effectively uses cell phones, computers software, and the internet for the performance of job assignments.
22. Treats public concerns with the utmost and courteous attention.
23. Assists in all Foundation fundraising events.
Job Specific Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Schedules and conducts therapeutic recreation assessments and re-assessments, and initial intakes on new participants.
2. Offers recommendations regarding appropriate program placements according to goals, needs and abilities of participants.
3. Attends community meetings and networking events, and serves as a resource and connection to community agencies and service providers, in order to meet participants’ needs.
4. Attends and participates at social services meetings/community meetings/participant team meetings, when requested.
5. Obtains, enters and maintains data for outreach database and assigned areas of the registration database.
6. Develops goals and objectives for outreach services and maintains all appropriate paperwork, i.e., records, forms, and correspondence.
7. Evaluates the assessment process and updates the assessment/intake forms.
8. Assists with the Program Advisory Committee.
9. Communicates with the TR staff regarding suggestions/deficits which come from results of assessment process.
10. Develops and maintains effective communications with special education teachers, social service workers, community members, parents, social service agency and school district personnel.
11. Assists in the recruitment and orientation of new staff, volunteers and interns.
12. Maintains a working knowledge of community resources and contacts available for participants and families, where/when appropriate.
13. Presents to small and large groups about FVSRA programs, its services, employment and volunteer opportunities.
14. Performs other duties related to the Outreach Coordinator when necessary, or duties in the best interest of the Association.
Promotes and supports work teams and groups
Performs responsibilities dependably and accurately, fulfills promised actions
Focuses on the customer, willingly helps others and provides prompt service
Conveys trusts and inspires confidence
Deals with individuals, appreciates their differences, handles emotions and shows compassion
Recognizes the contributions of others and is conscious of own ability
Begins and follows through energetically with plans and tasks
Shares information, listens to what others are saying
Makes decisions and solves complex problems
The Outreach Coordinator must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to perform the following functions:
1. Gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities.
2. Supervise individuals, including at times the use of physical restraints.
3. Physically assist individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling or providing stabilization on unknown terrain.
4. Physically transfer individuals from wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck into pool, in washroom facilities, etc.
5. Active participation in programs.
6. Ability to pass pre-employment physical and lift test.
The employee may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.
Performs a variety of routine labor functions to maintain park district facilities, grounds and equipment. Position responsibilities include, but not limited to cleaning, sweeping, mowing, landscaping, janitorial, etc. Must have physical ability and strength to perform a variety of manual tasks and also be able to work in all types of climate conditions as there will be inside and outside work. Desired some experience in maintenance of buildings, grounds and mechanical equipment. Should be a high school graduate with valid Illinois Drivers License. Up to 30 hours per week.
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center (PSSWC) is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Fitness Program Supervisor.
Individual must be experienced with fitness program development and coordination, fitness member retention services and have strong customer service skills. A key component of the job position involves creating and implementing a structured member retention program to enhance customer retention, build customer relationships, and reduce attrition. Duties also include maintaining and increasing participation within current fitness programs such as a multi-sport club, running and walking programs, youth and family fitness programs as well as developing and offering innovative fitness programs to encourage member participation within facility programs and activities. Additional responsibilities also include providing departmental administrative support, attendance at community and park district special events, and participation in the Manager on Duty program. The position requires the flexibility to work combinations of daytime, evening, and occasional weekend hours. Qualified candidates should have the knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience as well as a minimum of 3 years of experience in program coordination and management, preferably within the fitness industry.
Please submit Hoffman Estates Park District employment application and resume online via the career opportunities page on the District’s website: www.heparks.org. In order to be considered for the position, all applicants must submit an application as well as a resume. If unable to apply online, please submit application and resume to Eric Leninger, Human Resource Manager. Email:Eleninger@heparks.org
The City of Moline seeks a Parks Recreation Director. Under administrative direction and within the framework of City Council and Park and Recreation Board policy, is responsible for direction and management of parks recreation programs and facilities. Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, leisure studies or related field and 3 to 5 years of management level experience in parks, recreation or special facilities. Valid Certified Park and Recreation Professional Certification or ability to obtain. Compliance with City Residency Policy. Salary starts at $75,622. For a job description or to apply online, visit www.moline.il.us. Deadline 9/19/14, 5:00 PM. Equal Opportunity Employer.