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 Starting at $11.75

Job Summary - Under the general direction of the Adult Center Coordinator, responsible for coordination and implementation of the day to day activities and events of the Sheila Ray Adult Center.

Essential Job Functions • Plan, implement, coordinate and direct center activities, and create new center activities, as well as meet the needs for new interests groups. • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events, including but not limited to: Rummage Sales, Monthly Luncheons, Holiday Bazaar, and Dancing with the Band • Assist in creating and proofing the Bi-monthly Adult Center Newsletter and the Park District Brochure • Keeps consistent communication with the Adult Center Coordinator regarding the center and its participants, as well as any questions or concerns that may arise. • Plan, coordinate, and implement Adult Trips from start to finish. Includes hiring part-time trip chaperones to escort the trips, and overseeing them in this manner. • Shop for supplies needed for programs and stay within the annual budget. • Lead an activity, such as bingo, as needed. • Oversee the tracking of volunteer hours and eligibility for the RSVP program. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

Qualifications • Flexible work schedule 25 to 28 hours per week. • Trained in First Aid, CPR and AED. • Obtain food handler certification within 90 days. • Computer literacy and proficiency. • Requires flexibility, good communication skills, and patience. • Ability to advise and attend to the special needs and circumstances of the senior population • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent. Prefer work experience in recreational programming.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at: www.elkgroveparks.org

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 Elk Grove Park District

 Contact

Christy King
847-228-3504

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 DOQ

The Ice Rink Building Supervisor must be at least 21 years of age. As an active member of the staff, you are expected to promote the services of the facility and demonstrate a positive interest in the patrons using the facility. Customer service is a primary objective of your job. Must have the ability to understand basic mechanical operations of ice rink equipment and knowledge of minor repair. Maintain business like relations with patrons of the facility, general public, and staff personnel. Maintain supervisory image with both public and staff. Assist in clerical and office duties, scheduling of ice time, retail sales, registrations, opening and closing the facility. Excellent customer service skills, computer proficiency, cash handling skills, common sense, good judgment and decision making skills are essential keys to this job.

Must know how to or be able to learn to operate an ice resurfacer. Hours may vary with 15 to 20 hours per week.

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 Wilmette Park District

 Contact

Sean Flynn
847.256.9672
sflynn@wilpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000-$53,000 DOQ

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

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 Park District of Highland Park

 Contact

Jessica Reyes
847-579-4182
jreyes@pdhp.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18/hr

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

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 Park District of Highland Park

 Contact

Jon Pratscher
847-579-4049
jpratscher@pdhp.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $92,128 - $145,000 based on qualifications.

The Arlington Heights Park District seeks a Director of Finance and Personnel to administer the financial, personnel, technology, and management of the District. The Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 75,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Superintendent of Human Resources, Superintendent of Accounting, MIS Supervisor, MIS Technician and Administrative Secretary, and maintains overall responsibility for the supervision of all Department of Finance and Personnel employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Oversees the operation of all accounting and financial systems, records and related detail to ensure the efficient and effective financial operation of the District • Oversees District investments to assure compliance with investment policies and procedures and state regulations, and acts as the Treasurer for the Board of Commissioners • Coordinates the preparation of the District budget and oversees the control of expenditures within the budget framework for all departments for the Executive Director • Prepares budgetary reports and administers the expenditures of budget funds and capital development funds as approved by the Board of Commissioners • Develops, implements and monitors a system of financial reports and controls procedures, in conjunction with the Executive Director, Director of Parks and Planning, and Director of Recreation and Facilities • Prepares, studies and conducts projections which may have impact on the future ability of the District to meet its financial obligations • Prepares for and serves as the District liaison to the auditors for the District’s annual audit, and reviews the audit findings and implements the auditors’ recommendations • Prepares the Annual Tax Levy and supporting documents • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, financial reports, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports and maintains department records • Plans and directs the employee benefit programs, including insurance programs, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund program, and all other voluntary employee benefit program • Recommends personnel policy changes • Prepares an annual wage and salary schedule for both full- and part-time staff • Develops and oversees District inventory statistics • Oversees technology needs for the District and leads initiatives to enhance efficiencies through the utilization of technology • Reviews the insurance and liability provisions of District’s contracts • Attends the Committee of the Whole meeting and two Park Board meetings each month and other meetings and special events, as directed • Assists the Executive Director in developing the District’s capital development plan • Develops, implements and monitors the department’s Comprehensive Plan and capital budget • Supervises the hiring, training and evaluation of all Department of Finance and Personnel staff, and hires, trains, and evaluates full-time direct reports • Serves as the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) representative for the agency • Serves as a Park Foundation Board member • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD, GFOA, IGFOA and local community agencies, associations and organizations, and professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education • Conducts regular staff meetings with direct reports • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook  

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, human resources, risk management and parks and recreation administration • Good familiarity with all types of insurance used by Park Districts • Strong knowledge of a variety of accounting software systems and general MIS systems • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures • Ability to perform fiscal planning and to advise the Executive Director on fiscal policy • Ability to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed financial records and reports • Ability to lead staff in the development and execution of long-range strategic planning initiatives • Ability to cooperate with and interpret District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, technical, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to work harmoniously and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government • Ability to work independently under general direction of the Executive Director • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals by utilizing effective time management and organizational skills • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to maintain confidential records and information • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing, and to read and understand materials printed in English • Proficiency in word processing, advanced spreadsheet, and basic database applications • Ability to pass the District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various District locations

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university • Minimum of five (5) or more years of demonstrated success as a Finance or Accounting Manager; Park District or Public Sector finance or accounting experience highly preferred • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License, to drive to various District locations • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment  

HOURS Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Attendance at three monthly Board meetings (as scheduled), evening Park Board meetings, and other daytime, evening and weekend meetings, functions and special events is also required.

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of three professional references by December 15, 2017 to Janet Novakovic, Executive Secretary, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Email jnovakovic@ahpd.org. The Arlington Heights Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .

More Information

 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Janet Novakovic
847-577-3007
jnovakovic@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

December 15, 2017