Parks and Recreation Director General Description of Work: This is a highly responsible administrative work in directing the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. Work involves the responsibility for efficient and effective operation of the Parks and Recreation Department through planning, organizing and directing its activities, and assuring that Village parks are maintained properly. Supervision Received: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Mayor. The Parks and Recreation Director shall execute the Village Board’s policy decisions concerning the basic operation, improvement and planning, present and future, of the park facilities and recreation activities within the Parks and Recreation Department. Supervision Exercised: The Director shall exercise general supervision over the park maintenance workers, secretarial staff, recreation personnel, volunteers, and other non-paid staff. Duties: (the listed examples may not include all duties performed by this class) The Director shall plan, organize, and direct programs and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department; provides leadership in the initiation and enactment of new and improved policies and procedures; provides current facts and explanations necessary to assist the Mayor and board of trustees in their duties; and insures proper record keeping of the parks and recreation operations, annual budget of programs, program participation, fundraising, personnel, payroll, inventories, public usage of facilities, and facility maintenance. Investigates and makes application for available grant programs. Supervises the Village parks maintenance and operations. Formulates and prescribes work methods and procedures to be followed by the department so that recreation facilities may be properly maintained and operated. The Director shall serve as the Village’s arborist and have the following responsibilities: study, investigate, counsel, and develop a plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and on other public areas. Serve as a liaison between the Village Board and special appointed committees dealing with parks and recreation related matters. Plans and implements a program of public information to explain and promote the activities and functions of the department. Performs related work as required. Requirements: Education Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and/or equivalent experience and training. Experience Requires a minimum of three (3) years experience in full time work in the area of parks and recreation. Thorough knowledge of current principles of park and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and development in the field of parks and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of the standards by which the quality of park and recreation service is evaluated. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Village officials, authorities of other governmental levels, civic leaders, the public, and the news media. Considerable ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the department. Considerable ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a large number of subordinates performing varied operations connected with the department’s activities. Considerable knowledge on the use of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Considerable knowledge in the fields of horticulture and arboriculture. Considerable knowledge on purchasing, budgeting, bidding, and contract procedures.
The Clarendon Hills Park District which serves a professional family oriented community of 8500 citizens has an opening in its' Recreation Department.
Immediate opening for qualified candidate.
Position: This is a full time, at-will position with benefits and pension (IMRF)
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for organizing, implementing and evaluating programs and events for Youth, Teens & Adults (18-50 years). Assist the Recreation Team in developing and implementing community wide Marketing initiatives and manage Community Center staff and schedule. Other duties may be assigned based on successful candidate’s skills and strengths.
• Bachelors Degree in Recreation (or related field)
• Minimum of two years programming and supervisory experience.
• Possess a valid Illinois drivers license (or can obtain)
• CPRP desirable.
• Must have knowledge and ability to effectively manage, plan, organize and implement a diverse array of programs and contribute to the recreation team.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Competent skills with computer software and operation of equipment
• Experience with Vermont Systems is beneficial
Duties and Responsibilities (sample):
• Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive recreation program for Youth (including camps), Teens and Adults (18-50 years).
• Exercises immediate supervision of staff within their areas of recreation programming.
• Evaluates program content, personnel performance, operations expenditures and recommends and implements changes as necessary.
• Oversees community center rentals and program schedules including staff.
• Recruits, interviews and selects prospective employees for part-time and seasonal positions and independent contractors.
• Create/Implement a comprehensive marketing plan for the community including brochure, print marketing, website and social media with support from Recreation Team.
• Assists with office operations including customer service (phone and walk-in) and processes program registration and permits as required. • Provides necessary data in the preparation of periodic research.
• Participates in the human resource function within the district in regards to employees and volunteers under responsibility. • Is an active and positive member of the Recreation Team with work ethic and attitude. • Is knowledgeable on all areas of agency to better answer inquires and provide stellar customer service. • Promotes and performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the park District’s safety program. • Performs any and all other related responsibilities as deemed necessary or requested by the Superintendent of Recreation or the Executive Director.
A complete job description will be provided to preferred applicants, others by request. For consideration email (as a PDF), fax or mail your cover letter, resume, references and by January 11, 2018 application deadline – note interviews may begin before the deadline depending on the pool of candidates. Please don’t call all candidates will be notified of the process.
Contact Address: 315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org
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
The Mundelein Park & Recreation District serves 35,000 residents and the surrounding communities offering a fitness center with an indoor pool, aquatic park, beach, boat launch, golf course, dance studio, active adult center, community center and will be opening a new 13,000 s.f. recreation center in 2018.
We are seeking someone to fill the soon to be part-time open position of Indoor Pool Facility Manager.
Summary The Indoor Pool Facility Manager will supervise all aspects of the aquatic facility. Responsible for scheduling, training staff members. The Indoor-Pool Facility Manager will be in charge of running the facility in a safe and customer friendly manner, assuring that the facility is clean.
The position requires a variety of flexible hours, including nights, days, weekends, and holidays.
Qualifications A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) and other continuing education or progressive experience preferred. Must demonstrate leadership, supervisory and organizational skills.
Should possess knowledge and skill in planning, organizing, and operating the facility, programs, special events, and other aquatic oriented programs.
Essential Functions Keep accurate and complete records relating to water chemistry, staff, patron and staff injuries, emergencies, rescues, cleaning duties, maintenance issues, programs, special events, and, scheduling. Train all staff on proper procedures, skills, and policies related to their job functions and the facility. Supervise, schedule, and direct all staff members. Maintain all staff in test-ready shape regarding skills and emergency procedures. Facility managers should expect to work between 25-28 hours per week although more may be required. Keep the facility clean, safe, and up to code. Be familiar with all equipment that is necessary at the facility, such as rescue tubes, AED, oxygen, spine boards, rescue boards, first aid equipment, mechanical equipment, concession equipment, cash equipment, and all other administrative equipment.
Starting Rate $10.00 to $13.00 per hour. Paid Vacation & Sick Time. I.M.R.F. Pension
Complete an Application Online @ mundeleinparks.org
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.
FOR A FULL JOB DISCRIPTION AND APPLICATION PLEASE VISIT:
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