Summary: Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager, the Naturalist - Public Program Supervisor will be responsible for the planning and conducting of environmental/recreational programs at Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area. The Naturalist - Public Program Supervisor will also be responsible for site supervision and providing customer service to program participants and the general public at both Heller Nature Center and Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center.
Responsibilities: Develop, plan, evaluate and constantly improve programs, services and events related to Heller's teams course, public programs, special events, scout and custom programs and birthday parties at the Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area. Oversee Heller's beekeeping program and maintenance of hives. Coordinate brochure copy. Plan and direct the Sand Trackers, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Outdoor Challenge summer camps. Conduct and assist in the planning of school, early childhood, after school and teacher workshops. Develop and manage program budgets. Provide site supervision, extraordinary customer service, distribute information and answer questions. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) education or natural science with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in environmental education/interpretation or a related field. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele (preschool-adult). Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations. The ideal candidate should possess 2 years of staff supervisory experience. Experience in budgeting is a plus.
Classification: Full-time, exempt
Hiring Range: $51,000-$55,000 DOQ
Hours: Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.
Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.
The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Summary: In coordination with the Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics, the Aquatic Coordinator is responsible for the direct supervision of all Lifeguards and Swim Instructors at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, Hidden Creek Aqua Park, and Rosewood Beach. This position ensures implementation of all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District's safety program. With assistance and direct supervision from the Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics the Aquatic Coordinator is required to assist with recruiting and hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors; plan, organize and lead training for newly hired Lifeguards and Swim Instructors; and provide ongoing staff in-service trainings. Additionally, the Aquatic Coordinator will be required to assist the Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics develop and maintain a lifeguard schedule for all aquatic facilities, Swim Instructors at the indoor pool and ensure the aquatic facilities are properly staffed at all times. The Aquatic Coordinator is a Part time (30-39 hours per week) year round position.
Responsibilities: ◦Assist with recruiting, hiring, and supervising lifeguards and swim instructors for the Recreation Center pool, Hidden Creek, and Rosewood Beach. ◦Assist Recreation Supervisor with development of the lifeguard schedule for the Recreation Center pool, Hidden Creek, and Rosewood Beach ensuring that coverage is maintained, including guarding the pool if necessary. ◦Assist Recreation Supervisor with oversight and running of all lifeguard certification training including submitting records and maintaining accurate records of certification. ◦Assist Recreation Supervisor with development and implementation of an on-going in-service training program for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors, and maintain accurate records of training. ◦Assist with supervision of staff at Hidden Creek and Rosewood Beach including Seasonal Supervisors, Head Guards, Lifeguards, Pool Attendants, and Maintenance Staff. ◦Acts as a resource for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. ◦Ability to work early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays as required.
Qualifications: ◦Required to possess current certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Waterpark and Waterfront Lifeguarding or able to complete certification within 3 months of hiring. ◦Candidates required to have a Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification from the American Red Cross or able to complete certification within 6 months of hiring. ◦Candidates required to have a Water Safety Instructor certification from the American Red Cross or able to complete the certification within 6 months of hiring. ◦Required to possess Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or able to complete certification within 6 months. ◦Customer service-oriented with positive inter-personal skills. ◦Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and orally. ◦Three years of experience as a certified lifeguard required. ◦2 years of past experience in supervision of staff required, supervision of lifeguards is desired.
Classification: 30-39 hours/week. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.
Wage Range: Starting at $18.00/hour, DOQ
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and pension
The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Dundee Township Park District is offering a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship will include a comprehensive experience in recreation programming, facility management, special events, fiscal management and administration. The internship may include night and weekend hours. Please include resume and school requirements.
Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. All candidates must possess a valid driver's license.
Bloomingdale Park District
Parks and Facility Maintenance I General Laborer
Summary Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY: Parks maintenance positions at the Bloomingdale Park District demand efficient, courteous, and safe performance of the duties assigned to each specific position as well as general responsibilities related to maintaining safe, clean, and attractive parks and facilities. All Parks Department employees are expected to exercise sound judgment and decision making in the best interest of the Park District and its patrons. Parks Department employees are responsible for the appearance of all Park District facilities. The General Laborer position will be responsible for weekly work, Inspections, Projects, Construction and other various miscellaneous tasks necessary to the Bloomingdale Park District.
FUNCTION: The Parks and Facility Maintenance General Laborer I staff member is responsible for maintaining, repairing and improving the parks and facilities of the Bloomingdale Park District. Each Bloomingdale Parks Department employee is expected to arrive at work punctually and prepared with a plan for the coming day’s activities. Performance will be evaluated on demonstrated skills, the efficiency and effectiveness in which work is completed, and the employee’s ability to manage their time in a manner that maximizes productivity and controls labor and material costs to the organization. The Parks and Facility Maintenance I General Laborer staff member is responsible for planning, coordinating, budgeting and directing staff in the maintaining, repairing and improving of the parks and amenities within the Bloomingdale Park District.
HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION: This position requires non-traditional work-week schedules, dependent on seasonal maintenance needs of the Bloomingdale Park District. Pay ranges from $12.98-$14.90 per hour depending on qualifications, plus Bloomingdale Park District benefit package.
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TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES: Please email, mail or drop off applications and resumes with cover letter to Brian Roche, Assistant Director of Parks and Planning at Brian@BloomingdaleParks.org , 172 South Circle Avenue Bloomingdale IL 60108.
THE BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Manhattan Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: December 13, 2017 Salary: $100,000 - $110,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:
~A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. ~Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. ~A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma. ~Must possess the ability to carry out organizational restructuring, yet stay true to the mission and maintain the strength, identity, and traditions of the organization. ~Must be able to lead the organization through a transformation while maintaining a passion for results with the ability to think and act strategically and stimulate others to do the same. ~Knowledgeable in park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, creative financing, marketing and public relations. ~Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning. ~Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including; capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. ~Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. ~Knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism.
Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Manhattan Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by February 15, 2018.
The Manhattan Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by December 13, 2017 and must contain the information below in order to meet Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.
1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 current letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 professional references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to each question to one page. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Salary history for the past 5 years. 8) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.
All applications or inquiries should be referred to: Screening Committee - Manhattan PD Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186