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 $34,000-$42,000 DOQ

Job Summary: The Program/Events Manager is responsible for assisting with the coordinating, organizing, planning, participating, supervising and evaluating recreational Park District programs including Early Childhood Programming including Youth and Tot Programs, and Early Childhood – Preschool, Playschool and Tot School, all Camps, Afterschool Program, Special Events, Teen Programming, Dance/Tumbling and Cultural Arts. He or she will be hiring, training and supervising paid and volunteer recreation personnel in program activities by performing the following duties as listed further below.

Qualifications: Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Combination of field-work, full-time or part-time experience in a related position totaling a minimum of one year. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

A. General Administration • Prepare and implement specific program and special event budgets within adopted guidelines. • Research, analyze, review, recommend, and interpret program fees and appropriate policies. • Monitor and review appropriate financial reports. • Develop and implement goals and objectives for assigned areas of responsibility. • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies and merchandise as required and within adopted guidelines. • Attend professional educational training and remain informed on current trends and issues in related responsibilities. • Service on various Park District and Department committees. • Prepare and present written and verbal reports as assigned.

B. Personnel Management • Supervise, recruit, select, hire, train, evaluate and dismiss according to adopted policies of the following: Recreational Program Instructors, Early Childhood Program Staff, Camp Staff, Special event and Afterschool program staff. • Organize or Conduct appropriate safety training for staff. • Conduct appropriate customer service training for staff. • Establish personnel quality control systems for ensuring customer satisfaction. • Maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.

C. Planning • Evaluate customer and community interests and assess needs; make recommendations on future programs and special events. • Submit appropriate program and special event reports as requested or as need requires. • Review and recommend independent contractor agreements for various areas of operation. • Assist in organizing, coordinating, planning and implementing of specific logistical elements of our special events. Including but not limited to staffing, contract negotiation, purchasing supplies and creating layout and work orders.

D. Program Management • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate camps and programs as proposed and approved. • Prepare appropriate budget, marketing, and staffing schedules. • Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. • Review and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs.

E. Event Management • Assist in organizing, coordinating, planning and implementing specific logistical elements of Park District current special events. • Assist in contract negotiation, purchasing supplies, developing staffing needs and creating layouts and work orders. • Develop new and innovative special events where a need exists. • Review and modify existing special events to meet current and future community needs.

F. Public Relations • Develop and maintain effective internal and external public relations with staff, customer, press (as needed), vendors, other agencies and the community. • Maintain daily written and verbal communication with customers, staff, agencies, organizations and individuals. • Encourage and maintain inter-departmental communications within the Park District. • Develop and maintain high standards of quality for customer service.

G. Marketing • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for programs and special events. • Evaluate and revise marketing plans on a regular basis. • Develop appropriate user surveys for marketing purposes. • Prepare accurate and appropriate program and special event information for seasonal brochures and other public information.

H. Safety, Health, and Loss Control • Support, promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the park district. • Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. • Responsible for providing all injury, illness and health information the Park District of Franklin Park requires.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to mlaskowski@fpparks.org

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 Park District of Franklin Park

 Contact

Maria Laskowski
8474518130
mlaskowski@fpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,000-$48,000 DOQ

Job Summary: The Program/Facilities Manager is responsible for the operation, organization, and evaluation of facilities and programs within the Park District of Franklin Park including, but not limited to Community Center, Pool on Pacific, Mannheim Aquatics, Athletic Programming – Micro Sports, Youth Athletics, Adult Leagues, Adult Athletics, Adult Fitness and Affiliates, Senior Programming and Sport Affiliates.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation, Park, or Leisure Service Administration or related field. Minimum of three years full-time experience in a public recreation services agency required. Related experience and basic understanding in Facility Management, Aquatics and related programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

A. General Administration • Preparation and implementation of specific facility and program budgets within adopted guidelines. • Research, analysis, review, recommendation, and interpretation of facility and program fees and appropriate policies. • Monitor and review appropriate financial reports. • Develop and implement goals and objectives program for assigned areas of responsibility. • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies and merchandise as required and within adopted guidelines. • Act as liaison with related community organizations including, Thunder Soccer and Vipers Baseball and Softball. • Attend professional educational training and remain informed on current trends and issues in related responsibilities. • Service on various Park District and Department committees. • Preparation and presentation of written and verbal reports as assigned. • Serve as certified trainer for the Park District lifeguard staff.

B. Personnel Management • Supervision, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal according to adopted policies of the following: Center Staff, Pool on Pacific Managers, Pool on Pacific Seasonal Staff and Athletic Program Staff. • Organize or Conduct appropriate safety training for staff. • Conduct appropriate customer service training for staff. • Establish personnel quality control systems for ensuring customer satisfaction. • Maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.

C. Planning • Evaluate customer and community interests and assess needs; make recommendations on future facilities and programs. • Plan and implement certain capital repairs and improvements for facilities according to adopted guidelines. • Submit appropriate facility and program reports as requested or as need requires. • Review and recommend independent contractor agreements for various areas of operation. • Develop and implement written cooperative agreements with related community user groups.

D. Program Management • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate fitness, and aquatic programs as proposed and approved. • Prepare appropriate budget, marketing, and staffing schedules. • Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. • Review and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs.

E. Facility Management • Provide quality operation of the following facilities: Community Center and • Pool on Pacific. • Develop and maintain quality preventive maintenance programs for all assigned facilities. • Develop and implement marketing plans for assigned facilities. • Maintain effective and efficient scheduling program for assigned facilities.

F. Public Relations • Develop and maintain effective internal and external public relations with staff, customer, press (as needed), vendors, other agencies and the community. • Maintain daily written and verbal communication with customers, staff, agencies, organizations and individuals. • Encourage and maintain inter-departmental communications within the Park District through meetings and written correspondence. • Develop and maintain high standards of quality for customer service.

G. Marketing • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for facilities and programs. • Evaluate and revise marketing plans on a regular basis. • Develop appropriate user surveys for marketing purposes. • Prepare accurate and appropriate program and facility information for seasonal brochures and other public information.

H. Safety, Health, and Loss Control • Support, Promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the park district. • Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. • Responsible for providing all injury, illness and health information required by the Park District of Franklin Park. • Maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to ensure all are in working condition at each location.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to mlaskowski@fpparks.org

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 Park District of Franklin Park

 Contact

Maria Laskowski
8474518130
mlaskowski@fpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $90,000 - $ 110,000

The Roselle Park District is seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is a highly responsible professional and administrative position serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Roselle Park District. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations of the District so as to provide responsive recreational programs and maintain quality park facilities for the citizens of the District in a manner that is fiscally responsible and which provides the opportunity for fun, fitness and development of skills for all. The Director is appointed by the Board of Park Commissioners, which establishes policy for the District and provides general direction to the Director. The Director reports to the Board of Park Commissioners.

The Roselle Park District operates and manages over 158 acres of land in 16 parks, and offers approximately 276 recreational and seasonal programs. We provide a full range of activities and services year round. Major recreation programs include athletics, music, cultural arts, dance, day camps, fitness, preschool, outdoor recreation, trips, and special events.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK

• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of recreation administration, park and facility maintenance management, and recreation programs and services development. • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision, training and performance evaluation, and mentoring. • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of park and recreation risk management and loss prevention. • Principles and methods of data collection and social research. • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of public agency governance, including the Board-administrator relationship. • Knowledge of alternative funding for park and recreation agencies, including grant programs, foundations, and public-private partnerships. • Considerable knowledge of recent industry trends, current literature and sources of information related to park and recreation services, planning and administration. • Thorough knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations related to park and recreation administration. • Knowledge of State and Federal legislative processes.

EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge would be:

• Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a public recreation or park agency, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park and recreation administration, public administration, business administration, education, or a related field.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Certification with the National Recreation and Park Association. If not certified to be completed within 12 months.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Per Americans with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:

• Ability to perform work functions indoors and outdoors. • Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing ability. • Ability to work seated at a desk for extended periods, a minimum of 2 hours. • Ability to bend and lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Establishes and administers the safety and loss control programs. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Assumes the duties of/or appoints a Safety Coordinator to implement the loss control program for the agency. • Instills in each department head, a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities in the areas of loss control and safety. • Participates in Safety Committee functions.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential job functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Manages park and recreation activities including park and facility planning, development and maintenance; recreation programs and services; and community relations. • Identifies and responds board and community issues, concerns, and needs. • Manages the development and implementation of district policies, procedures, goals, and priorities. • Recommends the annual district budget to the board; oversee the administration of the budget; monitors and regularly reports on the status of the budget to the board; and works with the independent auditor in reporting to the board on the district’s financial condition. • Seeks out and applies for alternative sources of revenue and/or additional resources. • Advises the board on staffing and organizational needs; establishes within district policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery; and the allocation of district resources. • Ensure the condition of parks and facilities operated by the district to safeguard public and employee safety; and to protect against deterioration. • Negotiates contracts and agreements for professional services; oversees the administration of agreements; inspects the work of professionals, contractors and suppliers to ensure that work is performed in accordance with contract specifications. • Develops systems and procedures to offer high quality recreation programs, services, and special events that meet community needs. • Represents the board and district on local park and recreation matters before elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public. • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of district records and documents, including board meeting agendas and minutes; legal documents; property inventories; personnel and financial records; and other district records. • Attends and participates in professional meetings and stay abreast of new industry trends and innovations and methods. • Monitors various legislative initiatives to assess impact on district activities; attends and participate in State and Federal legislative conferences. • Evaluates the accident investigation policy and procedures to ensure that sufficient data is being gathered for review.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required by the Board of Park Commissioners

The hiring range is $90,000 - $110,000 based on qualifications. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance and participation in the IMRF pension program. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Candidates must apply online at rparks.org.

Please include in your application a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references by August 31, 2018.

The Roselle Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Roselle Park District

 Contact

NIcholas Kapetan
6309944589
nkapetan@rparks.org

 Closing Date

August 31, 2018

 $15.00 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY: The Aquatics Coordinator assists the Aquatics Supervisor in daily tasks including communicating with the public and with the aquatics staff regarding aquatics programming and facility operations. The Aquatics Coordinator is a part-time position with a normal workweek of 25 - 40 hours including night and weekend hours.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assist Aquatics Supervisor with daily tasks and various projects including, but not limited to, brochure, payroll, staff scheduling, and budgeting.
2. Communicate with the public in reference to the swim lesson program, swim team, and facility operations through e-mail, telephone, and in-person contact.
3. Act as administrative liaison for the Hurricanes and Cyclones Swim Teams.
4. Prepare and process refunds when appropriate.
5. Assist with swim lesson programming.
6. Facilitate all in-service trainings.
7. Book group rentals and birthday parties at the Spray ‘N Play facility.
8. Substitute for aquatics staff when needed.
9. Makes recommendations and works to ensure that the Park District is in compliance with all ADA guidelines for registration, programs and facilities.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Associates Degree or higher preferred.
• Lifeguard Certification required (Starguard preferred) within 30 days of hire.
• Aquatics experience preferred.

STARTING SALARY: Depending on Experience

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 Buffalo Grove Park District

 Contact

Scott Spitz
847-850-2143
jobs@bgparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $24.76 per hour

The Village of Orland Park provides and maintains over 60 village parks, over 30 miles of trails, 139 athletic fields/courts, and approximately 300 acres of open space acquired through the Village Open Lands of Orland Park program. This equals over 600 acres of park space to meet the needs of residents and visitors of all ages and a variety of interests. Our Parks & Grounds department seeks an enthusiastic, hardworking, team oriented maintenance professional to join our team as a full-time Maintenance Worker I.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing varied skilled and semi-skilled duties in maintenance and construction relative to Village-owned properties and equipment including, but not limited to, landscaping, horticulture, forestry, irrigation, pond shoreline restoration, playground equipment, athletic fields maintenance, and snow and ice removal. Work involves performance of duties of routine difficulty and is reviewed by the Operations Manager of the Parks & Grounds Department. This position may serve as a team leader for at least one crew of part-time and/or seasonal employees. Under certain conditions, this position may be required to perform duties of maintenance personnel in other classifications.

In addition this position responds to work orders and internal requests for service in a prompt and professional manner, demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality, seamless service. Providing a high level of responsiveness and resident inquiries and complaints is a key role of this position.

This position operates light and heavy-duty motor vehicle equipment and tools including, but not limited to, pickup and dump trucks, backhoe, bobcat, front-end loader, tractors, field grooming equipment, roller, sod cutter, compressors, concrete saws, chainsaws, generators, pumps and aerial lifts in a safe and responsible manner.

Performance of general maintenance duties including but not limited to installation, measuring, grading and repair of concrete work; rough carpentry, demo, light plumbing and electrical repairs; environmental control of all Village properties and special event support/set up is essential.

Ordering parts, equipment, material and supplies as required; picking up, transporting and delivering goods and equipment as well using various technologies to track work status and prepare forms and time audits are also duties of this position.

This position is required to perform all tasks safely with proper utilization of personal protective equipment (P.P.E). Training new and existing staff in current work methods to ensure conformance with accepted standards and performing other duties as assigned or as may be required.

This position requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. along with at least 1-3 years related experience in a Parks/Grounds maintenance environment or other closely related field. This position also requires a class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake, trailer and tanker endorsements. If not already in possession, ability to obtain class "A" is required within 6 months of employment. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and Pesticides Applicator preferred.

Experience and skill in the use of hand tools and in the operation of gasoline and electric powered tools and equipment is required. Prior experience with irrigation systems, horticulture/forestry, and playground equipment is highly preferred. Previous maintenance, landscape or construction experience preferred. Knowledge of construction techniques is also preferred.

In addition the selected candidate must be able to maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain tact and composure in stressful situations; work within time constraints; work independently; communicate effectively with staff, contractors, outside organizations and the public in face-to-face, one- on-one settings, in group settings and/or using a telephone; follow verbal and written instruction; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and make decisions in accordance with established policies.

This position requires both strength and endurance. The employee is required to frequently walk, run, crawl, perform overhead work, bend, stoop, kneel, stand, sit, twist, squat, climb, use heavy or vibrating tools. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to continuously drive.

Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and push or pull up to one hundred pounds. The position will be required to occasionally use a respirator.

The employee regularly works outside and is frequently exposed to wet, hot, cold, and/or humid conditions. The employee frequently is exposed to mechanical moving parts as well as various agents and compounds, some of which could give off fumes. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration or risk of electrical shock.

Pay rate: $24.76 per hour ($51,500.80 annual). This full-time position is eligible for the Village of Orland Park’s comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

Interested candidates may complete an online application by visiting our career portal at www.orlandpark.org/jobs

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 Village of Orland Park

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled