Job Title: Recreation Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
The Recreation Intern, under the supervision and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of a broad range of creative, customer-driven programs within assigned area. This position requires the maintenance and coordination of all programming aspects which could include brochure production, budgeting, marketing, quality control, revenue generation/expense control and customer related issues.
Plan, develop, budget and implement assigned programs and events to contribute to the District’s success.
Prepare reports, statistics and program evaluations for continuous improvement of future operations.
Coordinate and schedule use of facilities for programming in coordination with other program supervisors.
Develop promotional materials and cross promote within related program areas.
Continue education on new industry related issues, procedures and techniques.
Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates.
Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior.
Complete all school related reports and projects, as assigned.
Administer First Aid, when required
Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.
Attend related training and meetings as requested.
Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.
Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework.
Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District
Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.
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.