Part-Time Position – 24 hours per week
Application deadline: November 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
The Communications Specialist focuses on creating content and developing media strategies that strengthen our presence in the community, build awareness of our brand, and inspire people to interact with and support their forest preserves. Primary role is writing news releases and pitching stories to the media, preparing articles for communications materials, and developing media outreach and public information campaigns that support our mission. Primary duties include building media and community relations, supporting public information campaigns, and writing content for a variety of media outlets, and digital/printed materials, including websites, advertisements, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.
Implements a variety of public affairs and marketing initiatives, including social media channels, advertising, mapping and location sites, mobile websites and apps, search engine optimization, email marketing, and other digital and print communication activities. Researches and implements new media technologies and processes, and explores opportunities and tools for interactive public feedback. Develops and recommends communication, marketing and advertising strategies, creates design and content, and produces a variety of promotional materials for facilities, master plan projects, exhibits, campaigns, educational and recreational programs, and preserves and trails. Handles various aspects of media relations and general communications, including fielding media calls, pitching story ideas, handling crisis communications, writing features, news releases, and photo opportunities, coordinating media tours or press conferences, and preparing award applications, letters, speeches, videos, and audio-visual presentations for Directors, Managers, and other staff. Promotes department activities, public safety, nature and history education programs, special events, new and existing preserves, trails and special facilities, and implements public information campaigns using websites, email marketing, advertising, and various other traditional and digital marketing tools. Handles purchasing process and facilitates related vendor contract negotiations. Takes digital photographs and videos; assists with, or hires vendors to oversee the production of commercial photography, videography, graphic design, writing, and printing. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.
Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic and web design, digital arts, or a related field. Two years of writing, media relations, social media, e-marketing, graphic design, or website content management and design. Familiarity with a variety of marketing and public relations and website concepts, best practices, and procedures. Experience working with multiple marketing channels. Advanced skills in writing, editing, use of content management systems, HTML, CSS, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, proofreading, digital files, and in use of content management systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to make presentations for staff, media outlets, and community groups. Knowledge in the use of audiovisual and photography equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Completed applications must be submitted by November 3, 2017, at 4:30 pm.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 207 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.
SUMMARY The Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repair of preserve grounds and facilities. Employees perform tasks in preserves and natural areas.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Maintains preserve areas including turf, trees, play fields, preserve buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, winter sports areas and trails. Applies pesticides and herbicides. Performs inspections of grounds noting needed repairs, insuring preserve is free of hazards and is safe for public use. Operates mowers, tractors and other equipment used in grounds maintenance. Performs snow removal duties. Participates in natural resource management by participating in prescribed burns, clearing and invasive species control. Drives a motorized vehicle to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
EXPERIENCE Possess minimum of high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience relating to grounds maintenance. Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment related to grounds maintenance. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License. Possess a valid driver’s license and have ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with an air-brake endorsement within six months.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.
Qualifications: This position is part-time and is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in Facility/Recreation Management.
Candidates must demonstrate solid verbal and written communication skills, strong work ethic, excellent customer service skills and the ability to lead and motivate staff. Professional appearance and dependability is a must. Facility Supervisors are expected to work evening and weekend hours. CPR/AED and First Aid certified or must obtain within 90 days of employment.
Duties: Direct supervision of the Department’s 168,000 sq. ft Indoor Sports, Events and Fitness Center which includes: Administer all duties associated with opening and closing procedures of the Complex, daily cash handling and close out procedures, customer service operation, program and rental registrations, facility set ups and takedowns, program and sport league management, fitness center, golf learning center, birthday party supervision and all others duties assigned by the Sports Complex Supervisor. Supervise, evaluate and train staff on a daily basis.
Please send cover letter and resume:
Job Description: The Superintendent of Recreation oversees all operations of the Recreation Department, which is located within the Byron Community School District. The facilities consist of the Byron PE Center and outdoor athletic fields. The program areas are Aquatics, Athletics, Child Care, Fine Arts, Fitness, and Special Events.
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or related field is required.
• At least two years of full-time experience in the field of parks and recreation.
• A valid Illinois State Driver’s License (Class D) is required. • Thorough knowledge of budgeting, purchasing, and reporting processes. • Thorough knowledge of computer applications including MS Office Suite and recreation management software.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Direct oversight of an approximately $700,000 annual recreation department budget. • Hire, train, and supervise as necessary, the personnel required for the efficient management of all recreation facilities and programs. • Ensure facilities and programs meet all safety requirements and coordinate repairs with staff and contractors. • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff, Byron 226 School District employees, Byron Forest Preserve employees, and members of the community. • Ability to directly plan and oversee leagues, programs, and tournaments. • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and accountability. • Provide accurate and all pertinent information for the program guide (three times per year), social media postings, and website.
To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Attn: Paul Zepezauer Byron Park District PO Box 423 Byron, IL 61010
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Marketing & Golf Operations, the Golf Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for the management of golf course maintenance operations at the DeKalb Park District. Duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing daily maintenance activities at River Heights Golf Course (18-holes) and Buena Vista Golf Course (9-holes); equipment, facility and course maintenance; staffing; risk management; assist preparing and monitoring associated budgets. This individual will also work closely with other departments in the district.
Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Turf Management or related field. Two (2) years of experience in golf course maintenance management in a supervisory role. Knowledge of golf course turf maintenance practices to include daily and seasonal maintenance needs, fertilization and pest management. Good understanding of the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems including wells, pumps and automated systems