The Crystal Lake Park District offers two internships per year for university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected interns will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.
Interns are allowed to witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during their internship. •Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. Direct leadership skills will be emphasized as students actually conduct programs and special events. •Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. •Customer relations as intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. •Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy formation, and public and professional meetings.
We are recruiting a Full-Time Program Supervisor of Aquatics and Rink. The Program Supervisor manages the assigned programs through their life cycle of the Revenue Facility Program Portfolio. Additionally, leads research, creation, implementation and evaluation of new programs. Supervises part-time program coordinators, instructors and operations staff. We offer a competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $42,756 + based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $300 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.
Please review job description and apply online at www.pdop.org, jobid#1315.
The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Are you studying to be a recreation professional and hoping to complete an internship in winter or spring? Are you an organized, upbeat self-starter who succeeds in individual and group work settings? Are you known for being helpful, friendly and a quick learner?
If yes, consider applying to work with our fast-paced, fun-loving team of rec professionals. We are looking forward to a busy winter/spring of special events, programs for all ages and prepping our fabulous summer facilities. Along the way, our intern will experience registration software, financial reports, brochure proofing, special event preparations and analysis, seasonal hiring, networking events and more.
Attach resume and cover letter to your online application at stcparks.org/jobs. Include in your cover letter a description of what you are most excited to learn during your internship.
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is a cooperative of eight park districts and three villages in northeast DuPage and west Cook Counties, Illinois. NEDSRA was formed in 1976 as a means of combining resources among the member agencies to provide recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Today, NEDSRA serves approximately 3,500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events. NEDSRA's main objective is to meet the unique social and recreation needs of individuals with disabilities, so they may increase their enjoyment of life and reach their highest level of independence.
NEDSRA is looking for an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Manager to promote the agency’s public image and develop effective strategies to encourage financial support for NEDSRA. This position will organize and execute all aspects of agency fund-raising events and campaigns; manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic promotional material including, but not limited to, marketing and sponsorship materials, four seasonal brochures, social media, website, press releases and email blasts; manage all media contacts; foster relationships with advocates and key persons; effectively represent NEDSRA for networking and recruiting of sponsorships and corporate partners; promote special events and programs; maintain a fund-development database; and assist with reports as required.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, media or similar, at least three years of experience with demonstrated skills and proficiency in content marketing and creations of marketing materials, preferably with park districts, special recreation associations or non-profits; experience in event planning; and in digital advertising and social media. The Marketing Communications Manager must possess the following skills and attributes: strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work at a fast pace, unsupervised; proven project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; and strong attention to detail. They must also be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Photoshop, have strong MS Office Suite experience, fund-development data base experience (knowledge or Raiser’s Edge a plus), experience using Facebook, Twitter, etc. as marketing tools, strong knowledge of Constant Contact email marketing, and also a strong passion to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation.
Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days
Submit resume via email to: Sue Martellotta, Administrative Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is an organization dedicated to the provision of recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Services are available for individuals of all ages and all abilities. Program areas include adult transition programs, Special Olympics sports, social clubs, cultural arts, travel, health and fitness, adventure and outdoor programming, day camps, adaptive wheelchair athletics and community events.
About the Program: TREC is a recreation based program developed to meet the unique needs of transition- aged individuals with a mental disability who desire to reach their full potential through recreation, leisure activities and community involvement. The program provides opportunities which challenge the individual but also ensures success and a positive experience. TREC strives to maintain and develop social skills and life skills in order to provide individuals with positive experiences within their community and assist with the transitions occurring in their post-school years of life. TREC provides opportunities for self-discovery, self-advocacy and fun through community based volunteer opportunities, recreation activities and peer interactions.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: The chosen applicant will be responsible for leading NEDSRA’s adult day program TREC, planning and implementing detailed lesson plans, as well as working cooperatively with assisting program staff to ensure the goals of the program are achieved and participants’ needs are met. Additional responsibilities include meeting with the program coordinator to plan activities, manage program budget and provide program status reports. The program leader is also responsible for sharing the job duty of transporting program participants in an agency vehicle during program hours. The chosen applicant must be able to carry equipment up to 35 pounds for up to 100 feet as well as lift equipment/participants up to 50 pounds. This is a part- time position with the expectation of working 20 to 25 hours per week. Applicant must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and possess or be eligible to receive CPR/First Aid certification.