Join the award winning Glenview Park District as the Assistant Director of Recreation. You will be working at Park Center, our highly active and popular 188,000 sq. ft. community center. Expand your skills and professional knowledge as you experience all the diverse facilities, programs and services the Glenview Park District has to offer including two golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink, paddle tennis, a working farm, a nature center and living history museum, banquet and rental facilities, a fitness center, senior center, preschool, sports, cultural arts and more.
JOB SUMMARY In this position, you will take a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of 3 aquatic complexes (1 indoor and 2 outdoor) including facility maintenance and pool concessions and Park Center customer service, program registration and facility rentals, including rentals at Schram Memorial Chapel. You will also be actively involved in planning, organizing, and running the Glenview 4th of July celebrations, the Glenview Park Foundation fundraising events and Park Center special events. You will directly supervise 3 full time exempt positions and indirectly supervise 3 additional full time employees and more than 250-400 part time and/or seasonal employees . QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or a related field required. Master’s degree a plus and at least 2 years of supervising fulltime employees. Seven (7) or more years of related progressive experience, including programming, budgeting, marketing, facilities management, and customer service. Prior supervisory and aquatics experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. RecTrac experience is desirable. Starfish and CPO certifications required. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
TARGET HIRING RANGE: $55,000 – $89,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO. Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits Tuition Reimbursement Dental Coverage Flexible Spending Accounts Prescription Coverage Vision Reimbursement Program Life Insurance.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. If interested, please apply by December 4, 2017. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Recreation is an important member of our leadership team and is responsible for overseeing the following program areas: aquatics (5 locations), fitness (3 locations), athletics, concessions, cultural arts, senior center, preschool (3 locations), before and after school care, summer camps, birthday parties and rentals, and special events. Major facilities include the Community Recreation Center, Meineke Recreation Center, Bock Neighborhood Center, the Sport Center, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, Atcher Island Outdoor Waterpark, and the Pat Shephard Early Childhood Center. Directly oversees two division managers and one program supervisor. Indirectly oversees 15 supervisors, 7 full-time staff, and nearly 500 part-time and seasonal staff. Oversees $14 million operating budget and additional $500,000 in capital budget.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, tourism, sport management, business or other related field of study along with at least 7 years prior related work experience at the senior manager or director level. CPRP certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months) required. Must have significant supervisory experience and demonstrable leadership skills. Additional requirements include a clearly defined vision and the ability to communicate forward-looking direction to staff; ability to inspire a high level of creativity and innovation related to programming and facility management; ability to identify and create operating efficiencies using technology tools and resources; strong organization and planning skills; critical thinking and a high level of attention to detail; operational excellence; proven teamwork and collaboration; excellent time management and ability to self-direct; and the ability to contribute positively to the leadership team and overall organizational culture.
SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time year-round exempt-level position. Schedule is generally Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, plus mandatory attendance at board, committee, and other meetings as well as special events and training conferences. Target hiring range is $105,000 and up, DOQ (depending on qualifications).
BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage • FSA Healthcare and Dependent Care • Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Time • Personal Days and Sick Time • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • A Variety of Park District Memberships and Privileges
TO APPLY: Complete the online job application at www.parkfun.com – click on “About” then “Employment”, and attach a cover letter with salary history; a current resume; a 1-page summary of significant professional accomplishments over the last 10 years (including dates achieved); 5 professional references (3 superiors and 2 subordinates); and written responses to the following pre-work exercises (one single-spaced paragraph for each response, maximum of 2 pages total): A. Please share your greatest staff management success story. B. Describe at least 3 significant opportunities in the field of public recreation. C. Describe the 3 most imminent threats to the parks and recreation industry.
Interviewing expected to begin in December 2017. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Laila Bashia, Director of Human Resources LBashia@parkfun.com or 847-985-2115 x1008
The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
POSITION: Seasonal Aquatic Director Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club
PAY & HOURS: • Non-Exempt Position • Hourly: $20.00 • 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Hours to be set under the direction of the Club Manager to assist and be on-site during peak hours . • Hours exceeding 40 per week will be eligible for overtime compensation
APPLY BY: To apply please submit via email a cover letter, employment application, resume and three (3) professional references to Kathy Vonachen, at email@example.com . Position is open until filled. Employment Application and additional information about the Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club may be found online at: www.oak-brook.org. COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Village of Oak Brook, Illinois, (residential population of 7,883 and daytime population of 90,000), a suburban community located 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, 20 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, on the eastern edge of DuPage County.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Bath & Tennis Club Manager, the Aquatic Director is responsible for the overall running and operations of the outdoor aquatic facility, aquatic programs, swim team, special events, admissions and other assigned programs. The Aquatic Director is also responsible for the basic mechanical operations of the aquatic facility including but not limited to knowledge in water chemistry, pool cleaning, pool draining, pool backwashing, and overall operation. Duties include but are not limited to planning, risk management, training, development of staff, oversight of programs and events, problem solving and customer service. The Aquatic Director will actively supervise all seasonal and part-time staff from pool check-in attendants, pool attendants, lifeguards, pool managers and swim instructors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDING, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: The primary responsibilities of the Seasonal Aquatic Director are to: • Supervision and operation of entire aquatic facility including but not limited to staffing, scheduling, monitoring, daily tasks, budgeting, financial tracking, chemical tracking and maintenance coordination • Responsible for the development and implementation of all aquatic programming and special events • Responsible for management of all aquatic facility rentals • Responsible for staffing and managing pool check-in and enforcing pool rules • Conduct pre-season orientation and training, manage lifeguard certification process • Employee is responsible for supervision of seasonal staff by communicating job expectations, job training, coaching duties and responsibilities, performance evaluations, recognition and discipline • Responsible for preparing seasonal materials, entering programming and information to be updated on website • Conduct all personnel matters and business related issues in a confidential and professional manner • Ensure and maintain an orderly, friendly, clean and safe environment for members, staff and guests • Must coordinate and work with seasonal and volunteer staff • Must develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers including members and participants • Employee will need exceptional client service skills and be able to effectively listen, react and follow-up to complaints • Coordinate with maintenance staff and other staff to ensure the proper communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities • Employee is responsible for all lifeguard training, certification, in-services and record keeping • Create and implement risk management protocol • Follow aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances • CPR/AED training and overall record keeping of training and certification • Prepare, schedule, and direct staff meetings and trainings • Must be prepared to assist with any emergency procedures • Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Village of Oak Brook employee manual including safety standards, health departments, audits, etc. • Employee must be able to recommend the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment • Responsible for all equipment and supplies from monitoring, replacement planning, purchasing, budgeting, etc. • Responsible for assisting in forecasting department projections, tracking financial activities, and prioritizing activities • Must assist in preparing budgets, financial reports, staffing needs and making recommendations for revenue and expenditure adjustments • Must prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for staff and Board • Must prepare and communicate written and verbal reports for management staff and Board • Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Club Manager in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to: attendance records staff evaluations, behavior/incident reports, and documentation of aquatic emergencies • Assist with determining weather-related closures with Club Manager and on-site Pool Manager • Must initiate promotional opportunities and materials for membership, programs, events through the community, local homeowners associations, local school districts, PTAs/PTO’s, chamber of commerce, etc. • Must be organized and detailed • Must possess strong communication skills • Must enjoy working in a team environment with collaboration on all events and programs • Must be reliable, creative and have a passion for aquatics • Establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff, including managing high expectations of members • Work independently, multi-task and allow for interruptions of work flow • Must be willing to work nights and weekends • Ability to adapt and take on new challenges • On-call to work as needed • Must be available for other duties as assigned or needed • Proficient in Microsoft Products
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's Degree Required. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Aquatics Sport Management, Sports Management or related field a plus. • Minimum of three (3) years/seasons full-time experience in related field • Must have experience managing aquatic programs and facilities • Must have experience with aquatic safety • Must have experience with liability and risk management practices • Must have experience with aquatic mechanical operations • Must be Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operation (AFO) • Must have a valid Driver’s License • Must be life guard certified • Instructor of lifeguard certification a plus • Must have or will obtain within three (3) months of hire CPR/AED instructor certification or instructor trainer (agency provided)
WORK CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Subject to indoor/outdoor environmental conditions • Requires lifting of light, medium or heavy objects up to 50 pounds
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: May be exposed to chemicals and confined areas.
SELECTION: Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.
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.
Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.
Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, safety, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.
Internship opportunities are available in the spring, summer and fall.