About Us: Nestled in the scenic Fox River Valley and just 45 miles west of Chicago, the Batavia Park District serves a thriving, growing community of 26,298 people strong. The Batavia Park District maintains and operates approximately 350 acres, comprised of 40 park sites. Vibrant and charming, Batavia's Riverwalk (named one of the Midwest region's "Top 10" by the Chicago Tribune) is known for being a unique recreational area in the downtown area. The Batavia Park District is committed to excellence and is a leader in providing leisure experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community.
Job Summary: The Human Resources and Risk Manager will report to the Executive Director. This position will have the responsibility of planning, directing and implementing activities related to training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, risk management, performance management, policy development and employee wellness. The selected candidate will develop and maintain personnel policies, procedures and programs consistent with local, state and federal laws. Will be responsible for the employment and orientation function of all full-time, part-time and seasonal positions (currently 30 FT, 80 PT, 90 seasonal). Will investigate and resolve employee relations issues including performance and development, disciplines and terminations. Will collaborate with Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) to administer District's employee benefit program (health insurance and employee assistance program). Will serve as the claim representative on all workers' compensation, property, unemployment and liability claims. Will serve as the Safety Coordinator for the District (while working with the Chairman of the Safety Committee) to ensure safety related inspections are being completed within each department.
Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of human resources or risk management. A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field is required. Strong communication skills in both verbal and written formats. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Benefits: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance (PPO), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.
Apply: Please submit an online cover letter, resume and application to: www.bataviaparks.org.
Only online applications will be accepted.
Batavia Park District is an equal opportunity employer (and one of the best places to work).
Full-Time Position Announcement
JOB TITLE: Maintenance I
Under the Direction and Supervision of the Park Operations Manager or designee. Responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of all district grounds and facilities as assigned. This is a non-exempt, Bargaining Unit position represented by Local 681 of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.
1. Possess a high school diploma or equal. Completion of trade school or other continuing education in a related area preferred.
2. Knowledge and ability to make plumbing, electrical, and carpentry installations and repairs.
3. Ability to troubleshoot problems that arise and possess a basic mechanical ability to correct.
4. Familiarity and understanding of general grounds procedures for the care and upkeep of turf, irrigation, trees, shrubs and athletic field preparation.
5. Possess a current Class “B” CDL Driver License
6. Possess a current Illinois Pesticide Applicators License
Position completes tasks as assigned by performing skilled labor in connection with the repair and preventative maintenance, construction, and development of parks, open space, buildings, athletic fields, etc. Position conducts periodic inspections and corrects deficiencies. Operates and maintains district owned and rented vehicles and equipment to remove snow, care for turf areas by seeding, aerating, slicing, topdressing, and mowing; land clearing, grading, tilling, ditch digging, and material transport along with other duties as assigned.
Must be able to stand 90% of work day with 80% of work performed outdoors. Must have the ability to life 50 lbs. and be able to operate power tools and heavy equipment.
HOURS: 40 hours per week. On call weekends and evenings required for special projects, workdays and events.
SALARY: $38,680 annually ($18.59 per hour)
CLOSING DATE: Friday June 7, 2013. Please submit application and resume to the address below.
Geoff Penman, Director of Operations and Development
Downers Grove Park District
2455 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Park Ridge is a community of an estimated 37,000 residents located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport. Our District has more than 20 parks for public enjoyment, including an award-winning natural prairie. This is an exciting time for our district with recent voter approval to acquire and redevelop 11+ acres into outdoor space devoted to new athletics, performing arts, water play, and other year-round recreational activities for the community.
We have a unique leadership opportunity as the head of our district’s financial function. This position will report to the Executive Director and will have responsibilities for strategic development, as well as to perform transactional functions within the scope of finance. Our 2013 total budget is $13.9m with an operating budget of $11.1m (minus debt and capital).
Selected candidate will be responsible for the entire range of financial activity for the district, including both the treasury and accounting functions. Will formulate and recommend policies on banking, receipt and disbursement of funds, debt, fiscal and accounting matters. Will develop/maintain standards of accounting, perform analysis and reporting, and exercise overall financial control. Serves as the key leader with regard to: compliance with the preparation and oversight of audits, directing the district’s budget process, capital budget, tax levy, investments, debt compliance, legal reporting and filing requirements. Will serve as a key decision making member of the management team and supervise a finance department staff. Depending upon the expertise and background of candidates, this position may also have responsibilities to oversee our Information Technology function and staff.
Qualifications: Requires 10 years of progressive financial experience including supervision of a staff; knowledge of GAAP, GASB, and CAFR preparation. Public sector experience is desirable with private sector candidates encouraged to apply. Demonstrated leadership qualities are essential to include strategy, pro-active decision making, supervision of staff, interacting with elected Board members, and ability to balance the needs of the operations with the financial function. Strong presentation skills are required in order to project confidence and expertise to a public audience. Advanced skills are needed in Excel, financial and recreation software such as MSI and CLASS, as well as basic skills in Word and PowerPoint. Experience overseeing an Information Technology function and staff is not required but may be considered.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Preferred candidates will be a CPA and have some educational focus in Public Administration.
Availability: The normal work week is Monday through Friday with regular attendance at our monthly evening Board of Commissioners’ meetings and finance advisory committee meetings.
APPLY: Submit application, resume, and compensation history to:
www.prparks.org select: Jobs or by clicking:http://www.applitrack.com/prparks/onlineapp
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The Fitness Health & Wellness Coordinator shall be responsible for all operational and program functions and the supervision as they relate to fitness programs, race events and the Community Center Fitness Center. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan, organize, implement and coordinate youth, adult and senior fitness programs, Community Center Fitness Center operations and personal training, race events, cross-country and track programs, community health and wellness programs, and employee health and wellness incentive programs; prepare and monitor program, race event and Community Center Fitness Center budgets; hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate program and Community Center Fitness Center staff; and oversee, implement, promote and evaluate the marketing of all Community Center Fitness Center memberships. The Fitness Health & Wellness Coordinator position is a full-time, full-benefited, exempt, year round position reporting to the Recreation Manager.
Bachelor degree in Parks & Recreation, Physical/Health Education or related field with equivalent experience preferred. Two (2) years experience in coordinating fitness program and fitness center operations preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of health and fitness industry, fitness programming, race events and fitness center operations required. Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Training Certification from nationally recognized association required (ex: ACE or AFAA). Strong part-time supervisory skills. Attain valid adult CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment.
Send your resume and completed application to Phil Riskin, Human Resource Manager, Palatine Park District, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine, Il 60067. Application available on website at www.palatineparks.org. Or email application and resume to email@example.com or fax to 847-388-4900.
Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Two years of experience in recreation setting, working with individuals with disabilities, with at least one year supervising staff is preferred. Must have the ability and knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate recreational activities for individuals with a wide range of ages and abilities. Must demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and have the ability to solve problems comprehensively and efficiently. Ability to effectively work and communicate with others in creating and maintaining a team environment and approach in accomplishing the goals of the agency is a must. Professional certification is strongly preferred. First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard Certifications are required or attainable upon employment. Must have valid Driver’s License and be willing and able to drive all Agency vehicles, including lift vans. Pre-employment physical required.
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the creation, organization, implementation, supervision and evaluation of recreation programs, events, staff and administration. Positively and professionally communicate with parents, guardians, staff and other professionals. Recruit, hire and provide orientation and continued training to part-time and seasonal staff and volunteers. Involvement in budgeting, brochure information, report writing, meetings, fund-raising and outreach. Oversee Special Olympics and Adapted sports programming. Coordinate and oversee the Agency’s Volunteer Program. Actively participate in the Agency’s safety program, including PDRMA trainings and administrative responsibilities.