PALATINE PARK DISTRICT
Position: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Under the general direction of the Superintendent of District Services and Projects the Volunteer Coordinator will lead a comprehensive volunteer program which responds to the vision, mission and goals of the District by recruiting and by utilizing the talents and abilities of each volunteer. Volunteer Coordinator is a full time, benefitted, exempt position reporting to the Superintendent of District Services and Projects.
Qualifications and Education
Bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, Human Resources, Public Relations, Social Sciences or closely related field and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. Two or more years of experience in Volunteer Management, Parks, & Recreation, Human Resources or equivalent experience. Communicate clearly, both orally and written. Strong supervisory skills.
Abilities and skills
Moderate skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email, internet and websites. . Attain a valid adult CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment. Strong customer service and leadership skills. Ability to organize, prioritize and multi task. Ability to work independently and manage projects with minimal supervision.
Working a minimum of 40 hours, position will require frequent weekends and some evenings. Many events and activities are held outside the normal working hours of Monday – Friday and require an individual who is flexible with their schedule.
Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members.
Apply online at www.palatineparks.org under the Job tab, Full-time.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Starting Salary $47,500.
The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer
Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.
Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.
Internship opportunities are available in the spring and summer.
Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Facilities & IT, the Ice Rink/Aquatics Manager is responsible for the overall operations and programs at Centennial Ice Arena, including Gymnastics, Hidden Creek Aqua Park, Recreation Center of Highland Park Indoor Pool and Rosewood Swimming Beach. Directly oversees the Assistant Manager of Ice & Aquatics and Facility Technician along with the Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics and Front Desk Coordinator. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all staff members, including volunteers, in their assigned duties within all areas. Conduct in-service training for all staff and volunteers.
Responsibilities: Ice/Gymnastics • Oversee the supervision of facility operations. • Oversee all skating and gymnastics activities at the rink. • Oversee all special events and new activities held at rink. • Responsible for preparation and justification of annual budget for ice rink. • Responsible for all financial reports regarding department. • Responsible for proper ice conditions of rink and must be knowledgeable about ice making. • Prepare, review and approve payroll for ice rink and gymnastics employees.
Aquatics • Oversee the supervision of all aquatics operations including Hidden Creek Aqua Park, Recreation Center Indoor Pool and Rosewood Beach. • Recruit, interview and recommend personnel to be employed by department in accordance with approved practices. • Prepare report at end of season for each summer facility (beach, pool, etc.) with recommendations. • Review and approve payroll and submit with proper account distribution to the Director of Facilities & IT. • Prepare, review and make recommendations on operating policies and procedures at all levels. • Inspect facilities for ongoing maintenance.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Management experience in ice rink supervision, aquatic supervision, recreation program planning and operational duties strongly preferred but not required. Related professional certification preferred.
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Hiring Range: $72,500 - $75,000/year, BOQ
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and pension
To Apply: Please visit our website at www.pdhp.org to submit your resume and application.
The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicant should be at least 21 years of age or older. Volunteer/work experience with children is preferred. Applicant should be responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, patient and willing to learn. After School Counselor will drive Community House vans to pick up children from designated schools, will assist in planning and implementing of activities in the After School program as well as supervising children.
Hours Per Week: Approximately 12-18 hours per week
Start/End Dates: August- June
RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN:
Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect
Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; teach and redirect rather than scolding or reprimanding them; firmly and consistently enforce the rules
Express clear expectations and hold children accountable for adhering to them
Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility
RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH PARENTS:
Positively ID parents before releasing children (picture ID necessary until you can personally identify them)
Introduce yourself to parents and communicate with them regularly regarding program information: schedule changes
Communicate on a daily basis regarding the behavior of their children positive and negative (make sure to have parents review and sign corrective behavior reports) Express appreciation for their interest in their child(s) participation in the program
Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:
Supervising youth and presenting positive role modeling through all interactions with program participant
To keep confidences, loyalties and practice professionalism
Be reliable and dependable
Needs to be 21 years old or older, able to drive safely and within the required posted speed limit, have a valid license, and a clean driving record; able to pass a defensive driving course
Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs.
Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Full time Job with great benefits. Responsible for coaching high school group(s), recreational program development in gymnastics, including planning and coaching. Assists in conducting and directing the gymnastics program under direct supervision of the Gymnastics Supervisor/Head Gymnastics Coach. To evaluate, track progression and consistency of participants.