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 $35,000-$40,000

The Wauconda Park District is seeking a Full-time Marketing Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, and have the ability to multitask while collaboratively working with all areas of the Park District. The Coordinator is responsible for the organization and development of public information, public relations, and marketing strategies for the district. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong skills related to graphic design.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Develop and implement a District wide marketing plan, which brings awareness to all District services, programs, and facilities. Design three (3) seasonal program brochures, including themes, design, layout, and editing. Develop and maintain a working relationship with area media. Coordinate the District’s electronic communications, including website, e-newsletters, Constant Contact, and social media. Maintain a district photo library for use in promotional materials, coordinate sponsorship opportunities with local, regional, and national businesses and organizations.

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 Wauconda Park District

 Contact

Tim Staton
(847) 526-3610
tstaton@waucondaparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-47,000

Energetic and cohesive recreation team looking for an athletic supervisor following a recent internal promotion. The Athletic Supervisor is responsible for early childhood, youth and teen sports, adult softball and several special events. Desirable candidates will:

• Have experience organizing youth and adult athletics. Know how to modify fields/courts for different ages and abilities. Recognize what types of programs can be offered to fulfill the needs of various groups in our community and how we can we best market our sports programs.

• Be able to serve as an approachable representative of the Park District who can remain calm under pressure, listen to concerns of all parties and resolve problems using good judgment.

• Exhibit strong communication skills. Written and verbal communications should be clear and understandable by various audiences.

• Be successful working independently and in team settings.

Schedule varies by day and includes office hours, nights and weekends.

All interested candidates must visit the employment page to read the full job description and apply for the career opportunity: https://www.applitrack.com/stcharlesparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Full+Time+Recreation&AppliTrackJobId=442&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

If you require assistance or accommodation with the application process, please contact the Recreation Department at 630-513-6200.

The St. Charles Park District is an equal opportunity employer under all state and federal laws and regulations. The job responsibilities are subject to accommodations pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.

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 St. Charles Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Bruggeman
630-513-4337
jbruggeman@stcparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Full-Time $17-$19/hr + Benefits

The Events and Recreation Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis. The Events and Recreation Manager is an hourly full-time or permanent part-time position. Work pace is typically moderate but may be brisk depending on tasks required and scheduled seasonal activities. The Events and Recreation Manager may perform duties in the medium work level (lifting up to 50 lbs.). Nights, weekends and holidays are required with this position as scheduled.

Qualifications: Degree in Recreation or 3 years of related field is preferred. CPR and First Aid certification must be acquired and maintained. Experience in programming for all age groups and administrative procedures are also preferred. The position requires excellent communication skills and knowledge of computer use, specifically including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe software and MSI/VSI. Employment is contingent upon physical examination, including, but not limited to, a drug screen and passing a criminal background check. A valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License is required. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable.

Immediate Supervisor: The Events and Recreation Manager is under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Essential Functions: 1. Responsible for the creation, implementation and maintenance of innovative teen, adult, senior and special event programs; this includes teaching and/or leading programs as assigned. 2. Provide appropriate information and production assistance for all programs to be advertised through the seasonal brochures, fliers, press releases, the website, and other social media and marketing efforts utilized by the park district. 3. Meet with Superintendent of Recreation to foster communication and receive assigned tasks. 4. Compile class proposals and final reports for all programs and events and evaluate the effectiveness of all services under his/her authority, making recommendations for modifications of services to the Superintendent of Recreation. 5. Manage rentals for Proksa and Freedom Parks and Proksa Activity Center 6. Actively recruit, train, and monitor the performance of volunteers, instructors, and part-time staff to work all events and programs. 7. Network with neighboring park districts and other community organizations to provide outstanding programming. 8. Inventory and order supplies and equipment for the Recreation Department. 9. Maintain awareness of current trends in recreational programming and district needs, including marketing and social media. 10. Prepare budgets, implement programs and complete reports for all assigned programs. 11. Attend required meetings. 12. Assist with holiday and seasonal programs, trips and other collaborative activities. 13. Seek, interpret and implement input from the public. 14. Assist in the development of long range planning, goals, and program forecasts. Responsible for quarterly reports and budget analysis. Constantly review and monitor the budget and take appropriate action to ensure that variances stay within budget guidelines. 15. Maintain close contact with the population and guests served. 16. Perform other duties as assigned

Marginal Functions: 1. Assists with light maintenance of common areas including set up and take down of tables and chairs and clean-up of areas used. Open/close park district buildings/areas for all assigned programs. 2. Assist with emergency procedures and building examination. 3. Assist in the scheduling of staff for programs and registration desk. 4. Conduct program registration. 5. Assist the safety coordinator in maintaining a safe area for patrons and staff.

Psychological Considerations: The Events and Recreation Manager may feel added pressure from being responsible for programs and events. Must be able to resolve conflicts with staff and park patrons.

Physiological Considerations: Prolonged standing during busy months could affect some individual’s blood pressure. The Recreation Manager may need to respond quickly and accurately. Responsible for the set up and take down of program areas.

Environmental Considerations: May be exposed to elements when driving or assisting with outdoor functions. Temperature, humidity, lighting conditions may change.

Cognitive Considerations: Must be able to plan, administer, and evaluate the operation of the Recreation programs. Must be able to use a computer proficiently. The ability to disseminate information to others in a clear, concise manner is necessary. Must be able to think through complicated issues and use proper judgement in decision making.

Hourly Wage: Starting $17-$19 per hour plus benefits.

Contact: Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Mike Gianatasio, Superintendent of Recreation, mgianatasio@berwynparks.org

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 Berwyn Park District

 Contact

Mike Gianatasio
708-795-2893
mgianatasio@berwynparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $35,000-$39,000

Job Title: Athletic & Special Events Supervisor Location: Twin Lakes Recreational Area Department: Recreation

The position of Athletics & Special Events Supervisor is responsible for the efficient management and operation of athletics, leagues, fitness programs and special events. The employee will work under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and requires an individual who is capable of exercising independent judgment and who possesses the personal disposition generally required of people who work well with the public and other employees. Salary Range is $35,000 - $39,000 depending upon experience & qualifications.

Essential Job Functions • Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. • Strong communication and leadership skills. • 1 – 2 years’ experience in planning, organizing and implementing programs for youth, teens, adults and families. • Strong knowledge in athletics programming, league planning and special events preferred. • Must be able to hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff. Must be able to obtain and work well with volunteers. • Must be able to accomplish all aspects of a task properly and safely and in a timely manner. Needs to be detail oriented. • Ability to work independently, efficiently and be a good team player. • Ability to communicate with the public, professional agencies and other Districts in a professional manner that positively represents the Salt Creek Park District. • Prepare and organize yearly athletic & special event program budgets and marketing timeline. • Must obtain an Illinois Class “B” CDL driver’s license within six months of employment. • Maintain active participation in IPRA and attend monthly meetings within your designated program area. • Evaluate all program areas and make recommendations for program improvements. • Use creativity and consider needs of the community when planning new programs. • Teach programs in the absence of staff. • Work some nights and weekends to make sure all program areas are covered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Working knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of RecTrac a plus. • Communicate regularly with parents and participants of programs via telephone/email. • Implements, plans and prepares programs for all types of activities and individuals. • Responsible for inputting payroll, marketing of designated program area and implementing co-op opportunities with local surrounding districts. • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds. • Must be able to identify on site all assigned program participants. • First Aid/CPR/AED certification • Must exhibit good judgment decisions.

Environment • Will mainly be in an office setting. The employee will need to maintain a neat and orderly work space. • Will be required to work in an outdoor setting at times. Temperatures will vary so please be prepared for the weather (jacket, water bottle, sun screen etc.)

Work Hours/Work Week: • Normal work week will be designated by the Superintendent of Recreation as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. A minimum of 40 hours must be achieved.

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 Salt Creek Park District

 Contact

Kelly Sisco
8472596890
ksisco@saltcreekpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13-$16 per hour, depending on qualifications

Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village, with a total population of 215,000.

We are currently searching for a full-time Buildings Maintenance Laborer. Under the supervision of the Buildings Maintenance Crew Leader and Buildings Department Manager, the Buildings Maintenance Laborer is responsible for aiding in the mechanical repair and maintenance of all Park District buildings and facilities.

The starting pay rate for the Buildings Maintenance Laborer is $13.00-$16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. We offer a competitive full-time benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, VSP vision plan, park district facility usage and discounts, 457 plan, IMRF benefits, and paid time off.

Interested candidates will apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance Or, visit our website at www.mppd.org, and click "Careers" to begin the application process.

Job Description: Aid in the mechanical repair and maintenance of all Park District buildings and facilities as directed by the Buildings Department Manager.

Duties: • Take direction from others working on the same job or project. • Participate in preventive maintenance. • Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Buildings Department Manager. • Respond in person for emergency night and weekend jobs, when contacted. • Required to participate in the emergency phone program. • Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis. • Perform remodeling jobs, make repairs on buildings, make repairs on outside facilities, maintain and repair swimming pools, heating and a/c systems, perform necessary electrical maintenance, carpentry and plumbing work, and use of a man-lift when required. • Participate in the Park District’s Safety training programs and serve on Safety Committee when required. • May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends. • Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned by the Buildings Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.

Qualifications: • Must be 18 years of age. • Must have high school education or G.E.D. equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skills for this position.
• Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. • Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work and in emergency situations if needed. • Must possess a thorough knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.
• Must be available nights and weekends, when needed.
• Must possess the ability to work with little or no supervision. • Familiarity with the use of large outdoor construction equipment such as loaders, backhoes, or skid steers is desired.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your work week may exceed 40 hours at times.

Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

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 Mt. Prospect Park District

 Contact

Mary Kiaupa
847-255-5380

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled