The Village of South Elgin is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Buildings and Grounds Superintendent in the Public Works Department. This is a highly responsible position which requires the maintenance and general upkeep of all Village owed buildings and property. This position will supervise staff, and manage outside contractors for a variety of maintenance tasks. Position primarily manages staff members work assignments, however the Superintendent is expected to have skills, ability and willingness to perform some work as needed in particular snow removal and minor building repairs. The Superintendent must use judgement and planning in the repair and maintenance of infrastructure as well as being responsible to maintain a tight budgetary and inventory control.
Qualifications require a minimum of ten years’ experience in construction, maintenance, and
Repair of buildings and grounds infrastructure. Minimum of five years managerial and three years progressive supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid CDL Class B driver’s license is a plus.
Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. however hours may be flexed in response to some situations. The Village offers an excellent compensation and benefit package with a starting salary of $38.27 per hour.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and application to the Village of South Elgin, ATTN: Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177 or via e-mail to email@example.com. Applications are available online at www.southelgin.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Superintendent of District Services and Projects is appointed by and reports to the Executive Director. The Superintendent is the main administrator and responsible for the District’s Human Resource functions and directly assists the Executive Director in the coordination of all employment issues. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall planning, management, operations, and administration of various support services for the District.
Current management areas within the department include Information Technology, Risk Management, Communications and Marketing, Project Management, Staff Recruitment, and Volunteer Programs.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Compensation and Benefits
The hiring salary range is $92,700 - $101,970; starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Park District benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick leave, and potential for annual merit increases.
How to Apply
Superintendent of District Services & Projects (PDF)
The Fitness Supervisor reports to the Manager of Fitness. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide outstanding service through warm interactions. The purpose of Fitness Supervisor is to assist members to attain their wellness potential by providing guidance and leadership in the areas of personal training and group exercise. This position will be instrumental in developing member relationships and assisting with their fitness goals that move them along a continuum from a casual connection to a committed level through increased involvement. This position requires a Saturday 7a-3p shift every other week. Flexibilty to schedule will be built in for special events, subbing classes, and rotation on the MOD schedule.
• Approachable management style, which includes assisting in supervising and managing staff members, planning, assigning and directing work/projects, appraising performance, and annual individual/team goals. • Conducts regular department meetings for the purpose of enhancing communication (upcoming promotions, programs) and sharing ideas. • Tracks member usage in classes and programs, and assists in executing retention and revenue generating programs within the department. • Assists in the recruiting, selecting, training and evaluation of staff. • Assists in creating and managing all group exercise schedules. • Manages and updates sub list for group exercise classes. • Implements staff and customer retention strategies as assigned. • Conducts participant evaluations and surveys. • Performs FQS sessions (new member orientations), working to convert members to personal training and assigning to trainers as appropriate. • Conducts personal training sessions and subs classes as needed. • Assists in promoting and growing our Upgraded Membership levels. • Works with the Fitness Manager and Marketing Department developing promotional strategies, assists in marketing content development, and assists in updating fitness content on website. • Works with other departments, i.e. Membership, Ice, Aquatics, and Sports to cross promote. • Serves on organizational committees as assigned. • Assists Fitness Manager with Special events programming and implementation. • Assists in recruiting volunteers for special events and securing donations/sponsors. • Performs cleaning and maintenance of fitness area and equipment when requested, directly supervising the Fitness Equipment Tech and insuring that PMs are completed, and proper records are kept. • Enters and approves bi-weekly employee payroll. • Must attend required staff meetings, training and seminars; maintain required certifications. • Maintains positive working relationship with Manager, co-workers and patrons. Promote teamwork and support overall goals of the Fitness Department.
• Primarily indoor fitness/recreation environment either in a gymnasium, studio, or pool setting with exposure to varying temperatures and humidity, slippery surfaces and pool chemicals. The position requires cardiovascular fitness and adequate muscle strength for pushing, pulling, lifting, and participation in continuous aerobic activity for a minimum of one hour at a time. • Work with a variety of exercise equipment including, but not limited to elastic bands, dumb bells, mats, steps, weights, balls and stereo microphone.
Requirements - educational, certifications and experience
• Must be at least 18 years of age. • Two years of work experience in related area of fitness preferred. • Bachelor’s Degree in sports management, kinesiology or recreation preferred, experience can stand in place of this requirement. • Ability to perform continuous physical activity. • Must orally communicate effectively in one-on-one and group settings and by phone. • Communicate with the public and disseminate information with confidence. • Nationally recognized Fitness Instructor Certification (preferably AFFA or Ace for land fitness, AEA or equivalent for aqua fitness). Nationally recognized Personal Trainer Certification (preferred upon hire). Must hold at least one certification area upon hire, and other must be obtained within 6 months of hire. • CPR, AED & First Aid certification required within 3 months of hire.
A full job description and application process can be found www.pleasantprairiewi.gov and click the "employment opportunities" tab.
Position: Manager of Special Olympics/Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies-Full Time Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 459-0737
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, social work or a related field with three years of progressive full-time experience. Current certifications as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year) or Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (or attained one year after eligibility). Must have an extensive knowledge of recreation activities and program planning and possess leadership abilities in a variety of recreation areas with special populations. Experience with staff supervision including recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work independently. Class “D” driver’s license, and certification by Handle with Care and First Aid/CPR/AED or obtainable upon hire.
Summary: Oversee all operations of the agency Special Olympics programs, Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program and Adapted Sports. Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and weekend hours. Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.
Salary: Salary range: $42,500-$45,500 DOQ
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.
Hiring Manager: Dana Seehafer, CPRP Senior Manager of Operations
To Apply: Go to www.nisra.org and follow the link to employment and volunteering.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently recruiting for the Visitor Services Manager position. Please see below detailed information regarding this employment opportunity.
Full-Time Position Location: Independence Grove Wage Range: $23.66 – $29.60 – $35.55 Application deadline: Open until Filled
SUMMARY - The Visitor Services Manager manages day to day operations of the Independence Grove Visitors Center, Gatehouse and Beer Garden. Manages temporary staff including, recruitment, scheduling and supervision. Maintains sales records, completes monetary transactions, purchases and stocks merchandise. Completes monthly and year-end inventory reports. Performs inventory control to monitor procurement and waste. Collects fees, oversees daily cash out procedures, and makes daily deposits. Compiles daily attendance figures and prepares reports. Ensures compliance to District cash handling procedures. Coordinates the Independence Grove Concert series. Will act as the Manager of Duty as needed. Drives a motorized vehicle to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting, and swimming. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. This position is required to work a varied scheduled during the season (generally April – October); this includes nights, weekends and holidays.
EXPERIENCE - Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, business or other closely related field. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control, inventory control, and POS systems. Skills and experience coordinating public events. Considerable skill in the development and implementation of active recreation programming and training of staff in the delivery of these services. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess strong skills in conveying ideas and concepts in writing or orally. Strong capabilities in coordinating the collective efforts of staff to meet the facility goals and objectives, as well as the overall District mission. Strong computer knowledge preferred, particularly in Microsoft office, POS and/or facility scheduling applications. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES - Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
Interest in employment with the Forest Preserve can be expressed by submitting an application online at www.LCFPD.org. Positions are open until filled.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES - The Lake County Forest Preserves offers an excellent work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, IMRF pension plan, and paid vacation, personal, and sick leave.
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural area since 1958, we manage more than 30,900 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 206 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.