DUTIES: Under the direction of the Director for Parks, Recreation and Fleet Services, the Superintendent of Parks, Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the overall capital improvements, maintenance and repair of all indoor and outdoor Village facilities including Village buildings, playgrounds, ball fields, shelters, 2 community centers, and the community swimming pool. The successful candidate will have a complete understanding of park maintenance operations, construction management, and ball field and landscape maintenance; he or she will also be knowledgeable in the areas of plumbing, HVAC and aquatic systems. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of personnel management, budgeting, pertinent safety precautions, and must possess good written and oral communication skills; this person must recruit, train, and evaluate qualified staff, as well as purchase supplies and equipment according to the Village’s purchasing guidelines. The successful candidate must be able to evaluate and make adjustments within the department so that the total program operates efficiently and creates and environment of success. He or she must be able to coordinate their responsibilities and projects with all Village departments including Police, Fire, Public Works and Economic/Community Development.
QUALIFICATIONS: A BA/BS in Park Management, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Turf Grass Management, Horticulture, or a related field is preferred. A candidate that is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional is preferred (or certification must be obtained within one year after hire), and will have had a minimum five years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in parks, buildings and grounds management. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and must have a valid driver’s license. This is an at-will position. The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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APPLY TO: Greg Gola, Director of Parks, Recreation and Fleet Services Village of Villa Park 338 N. Iowa Ave Villa Park, Il, 60181 Gregg@invillapark.com
Please send letter of interest, resume and references via e-mail or the address above. Include “Parks Superintendent Opening” in the subject line.
Title: Summer Recreation Intern
The Wheeling Park District is seeking a summer intern for university students in their senior year majoring in Recreation or Leisure Studies or related field. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment and gain exceptional program and facility management experiences at many of our programs, events and facilities.
• The selected intern will be expected to complete a 12-week internship designed to provide a comprehensive experience in community recreation.
• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events.
• Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.
• Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events.
Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursing a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.
EAGLES is a community-based program that incorporates therapeutic recreation to help adults with disabilities Enhance Adult Growth through Lifestyle Education and Service. This program emphasizes leisure independence, community outings and social interactions with peers. The EAGLES Assist Staff is responsible for assisting with the EAGLES Program. This includes providing a safe, learning environment for the participants and staff, assisting the Manager and Site Director with program planning and lesson plans, and purchasing supplies.
• High School Diploma required; college degree preferred. • Two years direct experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred. • Valid Driver’s License, CDL, CPR/First Aid, CPI/Conflict Resolution. Must have these certifications or be able to obtain within six months. • 21 years of age or older and able to perform the job functions independently of others. • Availability to commit to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday from approximately 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. year round with some holiday breaks.
• Assist Day Program Manager and EAGLES Site Director in the development, planning, and implementation of daily activities for EAGLES participants. • Successfully work with Full-Time staff, EAGLES Site Director and other Assistants, volunteers, parents, community partners, member entity staff, and individuals with special needs. • Discuss and concerns and issues with EAGLES Manager. • Participate and supervise in all planned activities.
• Know the physical, mental, and medical limitations of all participants; be prepared to provide appropriate attention to all participants in all situations. • Ensure safety factors relative to program and participant needs. • Know and use proper disciplinary techniques; provide behavior management when necessary. • Be available to listen to parental concerns and answer questions on behalf of SEASPAR or refer questions to administrative staff. • Create some lesson plans which include appropriate activities, contacts, and timelines. • Ensure that the facility/program site as well as any equipment is properly maintained. • Read, understand, and abide by all SEASPAR policies and procedures.
• Motivate staff and participants to initiate success. Be flexible to change when considering their needs. • Act as an advocate for the participant when necessary. • Provide behavior management when necessary. • Be dependable and punctual. • Encourage participation and development of friendships with other participants in the program. • Gathering, loading, transporting, and setting up equipment if necessary
Responsible for the organization, implementation, set up and instruction for children’s activities.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with at least two years’ experience related to child care or child development required. Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1.Set up equipment and supplies for daily use. 2.Instruct and supervise participants. 3.Interact with children in various activities. 4.Maintain communication with participants and parents. 5.Obtain a list of medications, control and administer based on written consent. 6.Collect in-processing forms from parents. 7.Observe behavior, assess appropriateness, and apply behavior management techniques. 8.Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer. 9.Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines. 10.Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis. 11.Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
1.Secure substitute teachers when needed. 2.Incorporate WDSRA staff into program to create a comfortable atmosphere. 3.Attend meetings and in-service trainings as required. 4.Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation. 5.Appropriately resolve concerns, problems and emergencies that arise. 6.Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have and maintain: CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment. Be a “Mandated Reporter” for the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
Salary: Starting at $12.00 per hr DOQ
9:00am - 12:30pm with additional hours as needed
Plus additional paid plan/prep time
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and organizing programs in the Before and After School Care program (Clubhouse). This position will include the direct supervision and leadership of part-time staff, as well as other areas as assigned. This position will report directly to the Superintendent of Recreation. This is a full-time position with a normal workweek of 40 hours per week.
• B.A. or B.S. degree in Park and Recreation Management or related field required.
• Minimum three years of full-time experience in supervision of recreation programs or significant combination of full-time and part-time experience in related field.
• Professional Certification (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association is preferred.
Prior supervisory experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written communications.
Candidate must possess a State of Illinois Driver’s License.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet and registration/facility booking software.
Specific knowledge in Microsoft Office, RecTrac Software a plus.
Starting Salary Range:
$46,000 - $57,000 D.O.E.
Please apply through our website at: http://bgparks.org/information/job.aspx