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The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center - Chicago Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Aquatics Lifeguard


REPORTS to (TITLE): Aquatics Director

MISSION The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to touch individuals, families and seniors of the Southside with: Building Community, Motivating Wellness, Encouraging Excellence, Teaching Character, and Inspiring Faith.

OUTCOMES Under the direction and supervision of the Aquatic Director this position will observe swimmers, protect life, prevent accidents, enforce regulations, and do related work as required. This person will make sure that the swimmers are provided a pleasant, safe, and stimulating experience.

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Guest Services a. Interact with guests in a manner that ensures the most enjoyable experience for all RJKCCC guests. i. Direction and answers to questions is provided, as needed.
ii. Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving. b. Provide oversight to the day-to-day activities of the aquatics programs and facilities.
c. Maintain all public and restricted areas in a neat and clean fashion d. Maintain activities on schedule ensuring that events and activities begin and end on time. e. See that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly utilized. i. Follow and enforce equipment checkout program.
ii. Report defects, necessary repairs, etc. f. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures. g. Maintain the Code of Ethics policy established for the Kroc Center. h. Assist and direct Guests in moving about the facility to avoid crowded conditions and maximize service efficiency. i. Incoming calls must be answered quickly and politely, basic questions answered or more in-depth inquiries referred to an appropriate staff member.

  1. Maintain a safe working environment.
    a. Ensure Guest safety by immediately correcting and/or reporting any potentially unsafe conditions. b. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures. c. Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Aquatics Manager. i. Ensure liability injuries are reported timely and according to procedure. ii. Generate legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required. d. Report any suspicion of Child Abuse to the appropriate supervisor and Child Protective Services. e. Coordinate response and direction to members in emergency situations.

  2. Work in a cooperative manner with the other staff of the RJKCCC programs, discussing any problems that may be occurring with the Aquatics Director.

  3. Refer guests with spiritual needs or questions to appropriate officer/pastor.

  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS This individual relates to and interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army. In these contacts, they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED Under the general supervision of the Aquatics Director with some freedom to plan, schedule and carry out responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.

High School Diploma required preferred.

EXPERIENCE • Must have experience as a lifeguard or similar position. • Minimum age of 16 preferred. • Possession of current certificates in American Red Cross First Aid or First Aid For Public Safety Personnel (Title22) or above; CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro), and Lifeguard Training. Equivalent training certificates may be accepted

COMPENTENCIES • Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance. Must successfully complete a 200-yard swim in less than 5 minutes, tread water for 2 minutes (no hands). And retrieve a 10 lbs. dive brick from the bottom and swim 10 yards with it. • Knowledge of basic swimming techniques and ability to teach swimming to all age groups • Good communication and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter. • An attention to detail. • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities. • Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Center and The Salvation Army. • Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education including but not limited to: a. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages. b. Sensitivity to children’s individual needs. c. Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently. d. Dependability. e. Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly. f. Ability to seek supervision and use it consistently. g. The capability to teach swimming to all age groups. h. A willingness to promote the mission of The RJKCCC.

POSITION LIMITATIONS This individual will accurately represent the mission of The RJKCCC.

This individual will keep Aquatics Director informed of all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.

This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.


This position is required to do light to heavy physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use equipment used in an aquatics program. This employee must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds. The work environment for this position includes an office and outdoor/pool environment with a low to high noise level.

REQUIRED APPAREL Person hired must wear standard apparel as prescribed by the Aquatics Director.

POSITION RANKING Position Ranking: Non-Exempt/RFT, RPT, FPT, Seasonal

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 The Salvation Army


Regina Salazar

 Closing Date

June 15, 2018

 $45,000 - $49,725


Position: Falcon Park Assistant Manager

The Falcon Park Assistant is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the facility which includes planning, scheduling and marketing of adult leagues, programs, special events, parties, and rentals; in addition to supervising all needed support staff. Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate part-time, bartenders program staff and birthday party instructors. Conduct staff meetings when necessary. Assist with supervision of all facility support staff. Serve as manager on duty during regular scheduled evenings and weekends as assigned. Monthly schedule will consist of early or late shifts, weekdays and weekends, with some flexibility depending on the needs of the facility.

Falcon Park Assistant is a full time, benefitted, exempt position reporting to the Falcon Park Facility Manager.

Qualifications and Education

Minimum two years’ experience in recreation, sports programming or facility management preferred. Rental and/or banquet scheduling knowledge preferred. Strong part-time supervisory skills. Degree in Parks and Recreation, related field or equivalent experience. Fluency in Spanish or Polish preferred but not required.

Abilities and Skills

Energetic person with strong organization and time management skills, good problem solver and positive attitude. Ability to deal effectively with challenging situations. Must have a high level of customer services skills. Budgeting skills, creativity, and bringing forward new ideas and suggestions to enhance facility operation. Experience with computers required and Rec Trac recreation software preferred. Attain valid adult CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment.

Falcon Park Recreation Center is a 49,000 square foot facility that includes an indoor turf field, gymnasium (2 basketball/3 volleyball courts) a walking track on the mezzanine over the gymnasium, program/meeting room/banquet rooms, and administrative offices.

Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members.

Apply online at under the Job tab / Full-time.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Starting Salary Range: $45,000 - $49,725 depending on qualifications and experience

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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 Palatine Park District


John Wilhelm

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 105,000-129,000 Based on qualifications and experience

Duties: • Supervises, plans, and coordinates fiscal and financial operations of the park district. • Ensures the preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports. • Directs and coordinates the annual budgetary planning process. • Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. • Develops financial forecasts. • Manages purchasing functions for the district. • Develops purchasing, receiving, and inventory procedures. • Manages the insurance portfolio for liability, property, workers’ compensation and related coverages. • Coordinates employee health insurance with the Village of Deerfield. • Executes and implements personnel and payroll policies and procedures. • Supervises record keeping for payroll and personnel requirement. • Prepares and maintains Deerfield Park District Foundation financial records • Attends all meetings of the Park District Board and financial planning meetings. • Performs long range financial planning relating to the operation and expansion of facilities and sites. • Develops fiscal planning required for implementation of the yearly capital improvement plans. • Prepares and files the annual tax levy, budget and appropriation ordinance, and produces annual treasurer’s report. • Invests available funds in interest producing instruments allowable within the state statues and district policies. • Prepares and provides financial information and records required for annual financial audit. • Files copies of audit as required. • Represents the district at local government and community meetings as assigned. • Maintains an active and participating membership in state and national park and recreation associations. • Directs the maintenance of fixed asset records for all applicable district facilities and contents. • Plans and coordinates loss control, risk management, and safety related activities within the district. • Directs the planning and implementation of the park district’s data processing system and all related information technology needs. • Supervises Finance and Human Resources Manager and IT Manager. • Serves as FOIA officer for the district. Qualifications Minimum of eight years of full-time experience in a related field with at least five years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in finance, business administration, accounting or another related field is required. Master’s degree, CPA and CPRP/CPRE are all preferred. Experience with RecTrac 3.1, and Tyler Technologies Accounting Software (Incode 10) strongly desired.

This is an exempt full-time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holidays, and sick time.

The Deerfield Park District serves over 18,000 residents and operates numerous parks and facilities that include the Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Golf Club, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, and Deerspring and Mitchell Park outdoor aquatic facilities. The Deerfield Park District employs 47 full-time employees and over 500 part-time and seasonal employees with an annual operating budget of $15 million.

The recruitment effort is being performed to replace a retiring Director of Finance. The park district expects the new Director of Finance to start in mid to late November to have an approximate 30-45 day overlap with the current Director. Resumes May Be Sent To: or complete an application at

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 Deerfield Park District


Patti Pegoraro

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,131 - $63,912

Job Title: Family Recreation Center (FRC) Facility Manager Classification: Full-time, Exempt Department: Recreation & Facilities

SUMMARY: The FRC Facility Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the Family Recreation Center and Central Park West. This includes the rental and maintenance operations of each facility.

SUPERVISORY: The Facility Manager reports to the Deputy Director. The FRC Facility Supervisor, Facility Coordinator, Custodial Staff and Theme Party Staff directly report to the Facility Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Prepare board reports, administration reports and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings. • Communicate with the Deputy Director regularly on Park District matters. • Prepare and maintain financial control of the Family Recreation Center (FRC) and Central Park West (CPW) maintenance and facility repair budgets. • Supervise the preparation of the District’s cash receipts ensuring proper financial procedures are followed during the counting and balancing of daily cash, preparation of deposits and cash receipts reports. • Supervise the maintenance of the FRC and CPW physical conditions at a high degree of quality with attention to detail. • Inspect the FRC and CPW daily. Document any necessary facility, equipment or custodial repairs. Complete monthly inspection reports and follow through with repairs as needed. • Prepare and review annual performance appraisals for Facility Supervisor, Facility Coordinator, Custodial Staff, CPW Staff and Theme Party Staff. • Recruit and select the employment of Park District personnel reporting to this position. • Prepare payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. • Directly supervise the Facility Supervisor, Facility Coordinator, Custodial Staff, CPW Staff and Theme Party Staff. • Manage the ordering and inventory of all janitorial supplies. • Manage the ordering and monitoring of vending and coffee bar supplies. Work with vendors to ensure price and quality of products are maximized. • Oversee all room rentals in the Family Recreation Center, Central Park West and gazebos. Complete bookings of all party rentals for the Park District. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Work with Marketing and Promotions Manager to effectively market the Park District. • Function as the ADA Implementation Officer for the entire Park District. Responsible for implementation and tracking of the Park District’s ADA Transition Plan. • Develop and submit a seasonal brochure copy to the Marketing and Promotions Manager as necessary. • Work with IT Specialist to update and maintain the Park District web site. • Work with Deputy Director to communicate repair and development needs of the facilities for the planning of the District’s capital project schedule. • Work with the Deputy Director to ensure safety of staff and customers during construction of capital projects on the facilities. • Work with the Recreation staff to ensure the facilities are correctly prepared for programs and special events of the District. • Promote a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director or the Deputy Director.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct regular staff meetings and training. • Represent the Park District in various public forums. • Assist the Recreation Department with Special Event programs. • Attend conferences and workshops to expand knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations, and community groups.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.

HOURS: The FRC Facility Manager is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, including a half hour unpaid lunch. This position may require early morning, night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly. Reviewed 5/11/18

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Facility Management or closely related field or equivalent work experience in facility management. A minimum of 4 years of experience in facility management preferred. Experience in the development of an annual budget and payroll administration preferred. A valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional by passing the CPRP exam. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District. The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BENEFITS: In addition to the salary, the Oak Brook Park District offers a comprehensive benefit package including participation in the employer sponsored health and life insurance plans; paid holidays, vacation and sick days; professional development reimbursement; membership in professional organizations including NRPA, IAPD, and IPRA; membership in the District’s Fitness, Aquatic and Tennis Centers; recreational program discounts; non-elective participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); and elective participation in a 457 retirement fund.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Dave Thommes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,737 - $45,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage athletic programming. Lombard Park District has two full time athletic program managers. This position oversees youth soccer, youth instructional classes, tennis lessons, t-ball, gymnastics (contractual), adult basketball, a 5K race, and more.

The mission of the Lombard Park District is To Provide People with Quality Recreation Opportunities to Enjoy Life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 340 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association. The District is a National Recreation and Park Association CAPRA Accredited Agency. These awards provide recognition and set the foundation of the District’s exceptional services to the community of Lombard and our residents.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation/Park Administration or a related field. Minimum of one year full time professional related experience preferred. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong athletic programming and customer service skills. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required or training will be provided. CPRP preferred.

We offer competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer! To Apply: Please visit us at – go to “Home” and then “Job Opportunities” to complete our online job application. Please attach a resume and cover letter.

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 Lombard Park District


Maria Foerstel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled