The part-time Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications in the development and implementation of internal and external marketing strategies, sponsorships and community and media relations
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Generates sponsorship, bartering and fundraising opportunities for the District • Assists with day-to-day marketing projects for all District departments, program areas and revenue facilities by working with the graphic designer and website content specialist to create marketing materials, including but not limited to, print and digital artwork, web, video, social media, and internal and external communications. • Develops and executes sponsorship proposals and letters of agreement • Keeps accurate inventory of sponsorship agreements and fulfillment • Measures return on investment of advertising and sponsorship initiatives • Develops a database of sales leads and maintain positive working relationships with current and prospective sponsors • Identifies cross promotional opportunities to leverage the Arlington Heights Park District brand and increase revenue • Assists with the coordination of sponsor-related events and attends all events • Assists with the execution and evaluation of comprehensive marketing plans for recreation programs and special events • Assists with day-to-day functions of the Marketing and Communications area by performing tasks that include, but are not limited to, taking photographs, attending meetings and updating the District’s social media sites • Creates and implements a staff incentive program to encourage staff involvement in generating alternative revenue streams • Assists in implementing market research objectives via focus groups, needs analyses, attitude surveys and other research methods to determine community needs and desires • Assists in the implementation and monitoring of strategic positioning, branding and marketing for the District • Assists with mailings and other special projects for the Marketing and Communications area • Attends work on a regular basis
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Associates’ Degree in Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, Communications, Public Relations or related field from an accredited college or university; B.A./B.S. preferred.
• One to two years’ experience as a marketing, sales, integrated marketing communications, public relations or communications coordinator or supervisor
• Strong knowledge of marketing, integrated marketing communications, communications, sales or public relations
• Good knowledge of public speaking and demonstrated public speaking skills
• Good knowledge of social media, sponsorships and fundraising
• Good knowledge of customer service standards
• Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions
• Proficient in analyzing and problem solving
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to plan, organize, and to maintain accurate records
• Capacity to conduct surveys and research and to analyze data gathered • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications • Capacity to multitask and to utilize effective time management skills • Capacity to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications • Ability to accurately complete basic math and computation • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass CPR/AED certification training
HOURS: Hours are generally Monday through Friday, approximately 25 hours a week, with weekday, weekday evening and weekend hours, as required, based on the operational needs of the District.
To apply, please submit your job application, resume, cover letter and three professional references by March 28, 2018 at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ahpd
POSITION: Park Maintenance Department
The position is responsible for preforming manual skills and semi-skilled maintenance tasks including, but not limited to; routing landscaping, light construction, snow removal, tree and shrub maintenance, custodial work, athletic field preparation, planting, painting, garbage removal, equipment repairs, pesticide applications, maintenance of pavement and paths, weeding, turf maintenance, cleaning of park various horticultural tasks and supervision of seasonal/part-time staff. Assist specialists with all aspects of building and facilities (i.e., work in carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical, masonry, painting) as needed. Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers, including staff and park patrons.
Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting on special events, along with other Park Department duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate and minimum two (2) years work experience in a field related to parks maintenance. A valid State of Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operators’ License required within the twelve (12) months of employment. A basic understanding of mowing, string line trimming and turf maintenance. A basic knowledge of grounds and maintenance plus knowledge of hand tools, grounds equipment and operations of trucks and tractors is a necessity. Position requires operation of power tools and machinery. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, be able to work independently or as part of a team and have good verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a post offer. Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screening and physical.
Contact: Lonette C. Hall, Executive Director at email@example.com (NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED).
Park Ridge, Illinois is a community of an estimated 37,000 residents located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. It is a community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding parks, city government, schools, and library. Our District provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. We are the leader in offering recreation services and facilities in the Community. The District operates highly utilized facilities including a health and fitness center, activity center, indoor ice arena, driving range, batting cages, a nature center, three multi-purpose programming facilities, outdoor pools and a splash pad. We facilitate over 1,000 programs annually, serving all ages.
Description: Our District has an opening for Full-time Park Operations technician to assist in the physical maintenance of the district’s buildings and grounds.
Duties include general landscape maintenance; including operating heavy equipment, applying pesticides, making electrical repairs on outdooring lighting and timers, general park and facility maintenance using various tools and physical labor. Duties also involve contact with the general public and Park District staff, a pleasant demeanor and good judgment must be exercised in dealing with a broad variety of assignments. This position will be responsible for leading full and/or part time crew members in the completion work assigned. Position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.
Qualifications: Playground Safety Inspector certification or the ability to become certified within one year of employment plus a basic familiarity with playgrounds. Landscape maintenance experience is necessary. Must have a good understanding of the English language and be able to communicate well with patrons and staff. Selected candidate needs to be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess the ability to regularly lift objects up to 50 pounds. Due to the lifting requirement, selected individuals will be required to take a post-offer back assessment/lift test.
Education: Two or three years of occupationally specific training beyond high school or an Associate’s degree Availability: Five days per week, generally Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to amend work hours to include overtime, weekends, early mornings and late evenings.
This is a pension eligible position (IMRF). We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits.
JOB SUMMARY • Responsible for planning and developing capital improvement projects including budgeting, design, construction drawings, specifications, bidding documents, and project management. • Interact and collaborate with the public, other departments, professions and agencies. • Manage and maintain the District’s GIS database.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university. • Minimum 5 years’ experience in landscape architecture, park planning, or construction project. management including coordinating, administering, and monitoring projects. • Licensed as a professional landscape architect in Illinois desired. • Certification in ESRI ArcGIS and/or GISP certification desired. • CPSI certification desired.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • Fundamental knowledge of civil engineering, parks and recreation facilities planning, horticultural/turf practices. • Knowledge and experience of construction methods is required. • Proficient in math skills and ability to perform technical tasks. • Proficient abilities with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). • Excellent graphic skills both by hand and using graphic software—ArcGIS, Sketchup and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) highly desirable. • Strong ability to prioritize, organize and work independently. • Strong communication skills—both verbal and written. • Proficient in leading public meetings and making presentations. • Valid Illinois driver’s license. • Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of the District.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform field survey, site analysis and measurements. • Research and compile data, ideas, methods and materials for use in innovative park and recreation facility development. • Design and prepare preliminary concepts through final design of park and recreation facility development plans. • Prepare color render presentation plans and graphics, drawings and sketches using both hand drawn and computer rendering techniques. • Design and prepare construction drawings including grading and construction details, specifications, bidding and contract documents for park and recreation facility projects. • Calculate areas and quantities for project materials and prepare construction cost estimates. • Monitor, supervise and conduct field inspections of park and facility construction projects; conduct job site meetings and communicate with contractors and material suppliers. • Manage and maintain the District’s GIS database for park boundary, topographic surveys, and production of maps and aerial photo exhibits, including coordination of data collection with Operations and other public agencies. • Maintain working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serving as an ADA coordinator to ensure compliance with ADA for all facilities and parks. • Provide assistance to other Park District departments including district team projects. • Assist with the Capital Improvement Plan and yearly budget process for capital improvements. • Manage performance and progress of Park Planner and/or Planning interns in all technical aspects of the functions and responsibilities listed above.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Site work - Outdoors in all types of weather, construction sites (around equipment, machinery, rough/unsafe conditions), natural areas (woods, prairie, wetlands, creeks and rivers). • Driving a car, walking, balancing, standing, turning, climbing, stooping, kneeling, sitting, reaching, lifting, carrying, and pushing. Talking, hearing, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this job.
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS Must have the ability to work at a fast pace and multitask; must have good communication and problem solving skills; must demonstrate good safety awareness and sound judgment.
HOURS Minimum 40 hours per week. Some night and weekend hours will be required.
Streamwood Park District has a full-time position available:
Apply online only at:https://www.applitrack.com/streamwood/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Parks+Maintenance&AppliTrackJobId=308&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1 or at www.spdcares.com / Now Hiring Tab / under Park Maintenance. JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Park Manager, the Park Supervisor, Athletic Fields is responsible for supervising seasonal staff and performing a variety of park maintenance, athletic field maintenance, turf maintenance, horticulture, forestry, custodial and recreation support activities. This is a hands-on position with a majority of time to be spent working in the field. The Park Supervisor, Athletic Fields is on call as needed, supervising and leading seasonal employees. This is an at-will position. Hired applicant subject to Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screening. QUALIFICATIONS Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Preference given to candidates with an Associates’ Degree in the related field such as: Turf Management, Horticulture, and Urban Forestry or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to work weekends as needed. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Must possess a valid State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License or must have ability to obtain within six (6) months of hiring. Must be CPR and AED certified within six (6) months of hiring. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communications skills preferred. Athletic field maintenance experience preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Employee is responsible for supervising seasonal staff by communicating job expectations, job training, coaching duties and responsibilities, performance evaluation, recognition and discipline. Employee must organize, prioritize and direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs. Employee must document man-hours and materials used on work orders to specific job requirements. Employee must demonstrate, lead and support the Park District’s mission statement, vision and core values. Employee must establish, support and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations. Employee must assist in managing overall work plan of park maintenance. Employee must apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides to destroy undesirable growth and pests. Employee must maintain, renovate, and prepare athletic softball, football, and soccer fields as necessary before, during, and after the season. Employee must conduct monthly inspections to ensure the integrity and safety of field conditions, fencing, amenities, and other items as assigned. Employee must make recommendations on athletic field sites by regular inspections and turf evaluations. Employee must maintain and improve the facilities in which the athletic fields are located, including but not limited to trash pickup, ornamental horticulture maintenance, and pavilion and path maintenance. Employee must perform ornamental horticulture maintenance which includes, but is not limited to planting trees, watering, fertilizing, flower bed arrangement, tree removal and other horticulture as needed. Employee must prepare and maintain turf, athletic fields and other park facilities. Perform routine athletic field maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: raking, chalking foul lines, painting foul lines, moisture control, and setting up game fields. Employee must create and maintain positive relationship with the Recreation Department in terms of field rentals and customer concerns. Employee must maintain the trails, which includes, but is not limited to debris removal, grading and renovation. Employee must clean and maintain any and all park pavilions, restrooms and other assigned buildings. Employee must maintain grounds through litter pickup, recycling and other activities. Employee is responsible for, but not limited to, managing the safety and cleanliness of property and equipment by identifying, repairing and inspecting park facilities, equipment and property from wear, damage, vandalism, etc. Employee will perform various maintenance operations to park grounds, including, but not limited to controlled prairie burns and maintenance. Employee must adhere to safety policies and procedures as outlined in the safety manual. Employee must operate snow removal equipment on District roads, parking lots, common sidewalks. Employee must operate District equipment for the purposes of, but not limited to hauling gravel and debris. Employee is responsible for maintaining and repairing all aspects of park buildings and facilities, which include, but are not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and painting. Employee is responsible for the operation and preventive maintenance of Park District vehicles, tractors, ground equipment, implements and ensuring it is performed and reported. The maintenance may include, but is not limited to washing, checking fluids and any other maintenance as needed. Employee must maintain a pro-active approach to safety and risk management. Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Streamwood Park District’s safety program and manual. Employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.. Employee must perform all other duties as assigned. SECONDARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Employee is responsible for supervising part-time and seasonal employees for other duties including, but not limited to recreation programs and special events as needed. Employee must have the ability to accurately determine and perform minor mechanical repair needs and estimate the time required to complete repairs. Employee must be able to attend workshops and seminars pertaining to employee’s position, as needed, for new ideas, developments and techniques. Employee must arrange facilities for recreation programs and special events as needed. Employee may be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends. TARGET HIRING RANGE: Hourly starting at 16.12 per hour. BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO Dental Coverage Prescription Coverage Vision Reimbursement Plan Life Insurance Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The Streamwood Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Apply online only at:https://www.applitrack.com/streamwood/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Parks+Maintenance&AppliTrackJobId=308&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1 or at www.spdcares.com / Now Hiring Tab / under Park Maintenance.