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
Job Title: Recreation Program Manager
Division: Recreation Department
Salary: $30,000 - $33,000
Job Function: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Manager is responsible for development and implementation of assigned recreation programs in various areas including day camps, youth and adult sports, dance, gymnastics, ice skating lessons, arts, community recreation, and special events.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Plan and implement assigned Recreation Department programs in primary areas of day camps, youth sports and special events. Other areas may include dance, gymnastics, ice skating lessons, and community recreation.
• Innovate and develop new recreation programs in a variety of categories based on community demand and cultural trends.
• Provide safe and innovative Summer and Winter Day Camp activities, events, and policies for children ranging between 5 and 12 years.
• Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate recreation program staff which may include referees, program instructors, coaches, and other support staff.
• Promote interest in all assigned programs through publicity and marketing utilizing program brochures, flyers, and other communication tools.
• Fluent use of various social media outlets and other interactive media for marketing and interaction with participants and general public relations.
• Ability to understand and work within multiple program area operating budgets and assist the Superintendent of Recreation in drafting assigned program area operating budgets.
• Work closely with the Superintendent of Recreation, as well as other Recreation Department Program Managers to develop and implement recreation programming and special events.
• Coordination with appropriate department heads on physical arrangements and logistics necessary for programs and special events conducted at park facilities and grounds through work order preparation, as approved by Superintendent of Recreation.
• Complete and thorough evaluation process of all assigned programs and supervised staff.
• Communicate professionally and effectively with staff, volunteers, participants, parents, and community.
• Maintain and promote a positive professional image with the community.
• Monitor all facility and program inventory, supplies, equipment, and services in accordance with the park district purchasing policy.
• Monitor recreation programs, activities and events, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.
• Perform other related duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, sport management, or closely related field. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the education requirement.
• One – three years supervisory experience in the field Recreation Administration, Sport Management or related field preferred.
Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificates:
• Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or ability to obtain desired but not required.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification in accordance to the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code or ability to obtain.
• Experience in managing facility and program budgets preferred.
• Work independently and as a team member as assigned.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel, other agencies, and the public.
• Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the Pekin Park District.
• Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of Pekin Park District.
• Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records.
• Ability to learn new skills and knowledge.
• Demonstrate decision making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills.
• Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, in writing and through presentations.
• Knowledge of Word, Excel, social media and on-line recreation software applications for program registration, facility rental and scheduling.
The Pekin Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.
Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties or tasks as requested by management.
Applicants for this position must submit a personal resume with cover letter no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 29, 2017 to: Shawn Powers, Superintendent of Recreation, Pekin Park District, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554-5199, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org For additional information and/or questions, please contact Shawn Powers by e-mail or call 309-353-4319.
Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager, the Program Supervisor will be responsible for the planning and conducting of nature-based recreation programs, events and camps at Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area. The 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.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, natural science or outdoor recreation with 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. Ideal candidate should possess 2 years of staff supervisory experience. Experience in budgeting is a plus.
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; coordinating brochure copy; planning and directing the Sand Trackers, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Outdoor Challenge summer camps; and conducting and assisting 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.
DESCRIPTION The Cultural Arts Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to the development and management of recreation programs
DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Organizes, directs and supervises a comprehensive program of Cultural Arts including, but not limited to, forms of dance, drama, music, arts and crafts • Organizes, directs and supervises all summer camp programs including, Cultural Arts, Adventure, Sports, Teen, Discovery, Sunshine, Tot, as well as winter and spring camp programs. • Organizes, directs and supervises the Before and After School, Days Off School, Youth, Preschool and Tot Programs. • Schedules and coordinates several key Recreation Department events • Coordinates the annual dance recital for over 100 dancers, encompassing one day and a tech/photo day • Inputs seasonal brochure information into RecTrac registration software and adheres to all marketing/brochure and deadlines • Budget preparation for all areas of responsibility and is accountable for all receipts and disbursements relating to assigned areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Superintendent of Recreation on a timely basis • Works with the Northeast Special Recreation Association on inclusion for program participants • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time and seasonal staff • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential
QUALIFICATIONS • A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or Cultural Arts or closely related field with at least three years prior experience in the recreation field or cultural arts work experience. • Ability to communicate verbal and written English language • The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis • Proficient in utilizing social media such as Facebook and Twitter • Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Suite • Ability to drive a vehicle • Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid is required. This class is also offered at the Bensenville Park District.
JOB STATUS: Full Time DEPARTMENT: Recreation FSLA STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Recreation
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants may submit application and resume to Evelyn Struck at email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.