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 $39,000-$43,000

Duties: The Recreation Program Manager is responsible for the administration, organization and management of programs in the Recreation Department with emphasis in Preschool, Early Childhood, E.T. KidZone (before and after school program), Special Events, and Adult General Interest. Also must cooperatively work with independent contractors and contracted service providers.

This full-time (non-exempt) position requires an energetic and creative individual who possess outstanding communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be able to work varying hours to meet program, special event and facility needs and perform the physical demands of the position. Other required tasks, duties and responsibilities include planning, customer service, public relations, safety & risk management, personnel, financial and facility management. As needed, this position will require driving agency vehicles which includes 14 passenger minibus. A detailed job description is available on request.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks, Recreation or Leisure Services Administration or related field with a minimum of 1 year full time experience in the field. CPR/AED certification and a valid driver’s license are required. Individuals who have achieved Certified Recreation and Park Administration status are preferred.

To apply for this full time position, a cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via mail or email. Emailed resumes should be sent to: ehall@carypark.com with Job Posting in the subject line. Mailed resumes should be sent to the Community Center to the attention of Erica.

Address: 255 Briargate Rd, Cary, IL 60013

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 Cary Park District

 Contact

Erica Hall
(847) 639-6100 x 117
ehall@carypark.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,656+

The Northbrook Park District is seeking an energetic and team-oriented recreation professional to work at the Northbrook Leisure Center – a multi-functional recreation facility with activities for all ages. Position is full-time with benefits.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation management, education or leisure services. Minimum of one year full-time experience in recreation preferred. Must possess strong skills in leadership, staff development, innovative programming and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Excellent customer service skills required.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and supervision of our Sunshine Preschool program, early childhood programs, Summer Camps, Special Events and general recreation programs. Will recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff; prepare and manage annual budgets for assigned programs and events; purchase, distribute and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Serves as liaison to the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA).

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume along with your completed online application at nbparks.org/jobs.

No phone calls please.

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 Northbrook Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18-$19/hr. (20-25 hrs. per week)

The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA) is looking to fill the position of HR Coordinator – PT (20-25 hours per week). NISRA is an inter-governmental special recreation cooperative comprised of 13 member park districts/municipal parks and recreation departments. NISRA’s administrative office is in Crystal Lake, IL and its service region is comprised of McHenry County and portions of Cook, Kane and Lake Counties. The agency has 18 full time staff and annually employs a total of approximately 250 seasonal part-time staff and 300 volunteers serving 1800 unique individuals with disabilities through 950 special recreation programs.

Position Description: The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for the management and processing of new hire paperwork, payroll processing, maintaining personnel records for employees, all Association employee benefits programs and assisting management with maintaining the Association’s compliance with state and federal laws, rulings and industry standards related to personnel and employment practices.

Qualifications: The best applicants will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, other related fields, or certifications in human resources. The candidates also will possess the following qualities: minimum of two years experience in human resources, payroll and benefits management, strong written and oral communication skills, strong sense of confidentiality, ability to demonstrate professionalism and diplomacy in all matters, proven computer skills with Microsoft Office, database, Applicant Tracking System and payroll software (ADP helpful).

Compensation & Benefits: $18-$19/hr. (20-25 hrs. per week). This position is IMRF pension benefits eligible. Other benefits include: Paid time off ▪ Annual merit pay increases.

To Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter to: hr@nisra.org

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

 Contact

Gergana Minchev
815-459-0737
gminchev@nisra.org

 Closing Date

August 22, 2018

 Hourly Range: $22.88 – $34.37

The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently seeking for a Part - Time Communications Specialist, the ideal candidate will be responsible for creating content and developing media strategies that strengthen the presence of the Lake County Forest Preserves in the community, build awareness of our brand, and inspire people to interact with and support their forest preserves. Writes news releases, coordinates photo opportunities, fields media calls, pitches stories to reporters, writes and edits articles, and prepares fact sheets and other materials that support public affairs efforts and advance the vision and strategic goals and objectives of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Fosters a positive public image through media and community outreach; increases public awareness of activities, trails, facilities, donors and volunteers; collaborates with other team members to support key initiatives and public information campaigns; coordinates media tours, interviews and press conferences; assists with crisis communications; and writes and edits content for a variety of media outlets, newsletters, annual reports, and other general communications. 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.

Experience - Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field. Two years of writing, editing, media relations, public relations, marketing or community outreach. Familiarity with media relations, public relations and communications best practices and procedures. Advanced skills in writing and editing, and with word processing software. Knowledge and use of media monitoring services, analytics, and current and emerging public relations industry trends. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, editing, proofreading, and digital files. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, positive approach, team player, ability to work collaboratively to support and enhance the work of others, and ability to make presentations for staff, media outlets, and community groups. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by September 4, 2018, at 5:00 pm.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Anamaria Stiller
8479683235
achavezstiller@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

September 4, 2018

 DOQ

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Under the administrative direction of the Center Fitness Club Manager, the Center Fitness Club Assistant Manager will assist in the organizational planning, coordinating and control of all operational and program functions and supervision of the Center Fitness Club (CFC) including fitness memberships, personal training and group exercise.

Required Education and Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in parks and recreation or anatomy & physiology. Minimum of 3 years experience in the fitness industry. Excellent customer service skills. Must hold a valid Illinois Class “D” driver’s license. Certified or able to obtain certification in CPR and AED. Organize and supervise all procedures, services and staff at the front desk for processing members’ and participants’ use of the CFC. Manage as well as implement new procedures for front desk services, including but not limited to new and renewal membership application process, supply inventory and customer service procedures and policies. Maintain current and accurate records pertaining to memberships and membership services at the CFC. Assure that courteous and helpful assistance is given to the public in answering questions regarding the CFC programs and other basic information. Assist in development and implementation of specific goals and objectives related to improvement of health and fitness. Assist the CFC Manager in planning, organizing and implementing all Park District exercise programs and fitness services. Recommend the addition, deletion or revision of programs.

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 Wilmette Park District

 Contact

Liz Cox, Human Resources Manager
Wilmette Park District
lcox@wilpark.org

 Closing Date

August 27, 2018