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 $46,000 - $52,000

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This position is responsible for the development, project and staff management and execution of special events, managing the daily operations of the District's facilities including rentals and scheduling building supervisors, birthday party programming, pet programming, paddleboat/kayak rentals, and the daily operation of the Hall Quarry Beach.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, time card approval, evaluation and supervision of the Quarry and Building Supervisor staff.
  • Manage the rental of facilities which includes the review and approval of all facility reservations, meeting with prospective renters and explaining facility rental procedures.
  • Maintain daily communication with Building Supervisors and maintenance on events, schedules and facility issues.
  • Be accessible during all recreation facility use to assist staff and private rentals as needed.
  • Research current trends in special events and aquatics programming. Introduce new activities, equipment and resources to staff and customers.
  • Manage the operation of summer seasonal facilities which includes Quarry and Paddleboats by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising lifeguards, lifeguard managers, cashiers and custodial staff.
  • Manage the swim lesson program which includes assigning and training instructors, creating lesson plans for each swim level, providing roster information for instructors and generating class schedules.
  • Manage the Fox River Trail reservations which include the review and approval of all reservations, talking and/or meeting with prospective patrons showing and explanation of reservation procedures.
  • Monitor class enrollment; communicate with instructors and Marketing Department regarding class changes, cancellations and rescheduling.
  • Oversee the chemical balance of the Quarry which includes sending water samples to the State.
  • Responsible for balanced daily bank deposits and daily financial operations of the Quarry and Paddleboat facilities.
  • Support staff with concerns such as patron and parent issues, class structure, facility issues and supply needs.
  • Manage special events which include developing and managing the budget, coordinating the logistics, booking entertainment, arranging staff support, working with the Marketing Department to promote events and find sponsorships, creating supply lists, event time lines, gathering supplies and confirming vendors.
  • Teach CPR/First Aid when needed and maintain supplies.
  • Responsible for developing pet programming and events, including: preparing contracts, researching new trends and ideas and coordinating all logistics of the pet program or event.
  • Work with the Marketing Department to promote classes through press releases, social media our website, e-blasts, fliers and other marketing avenues.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment and training for utilization at special events.
  • Conduct a program analysis each season to review enrollment numbers, cancelled programs, program successes, opportunities, need for changes and evaluation feedback.
  • Responsible for creating and adhering to budgets for programs and events.
  • Manage assigned contractual services (e.g. cleaning company, pest control, first aid, and fire extinguishers.)
  • Perform all job and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program.

Education and Experience: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and two years of experience in recreation management. Starguard lifeguard instructor certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Supervisor must obtain a Food Safety Manager certificate within 90 days of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: First Aid/CPR certification is required. Above average computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail/Email, and ReTrac in addition to preparing annual budgets. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, contractors and the public. Ability to communicate with public and patrons in a professional manner. Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment. Effective time management techniques and ability to meet deadlines while managing day to day activities. Must be resourceful and well organized. Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: This job is performed in a typical office environment in addition to being outdoors, which includes wet, hot, humid, and cold weather conditions. Prolonged standing during special events may be required. May be required to assist with physical set-up of recreation programs which may include bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items up to 35 lbs.

Work Schedule:

Weekday hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Some weekend, evening and holidays will be required for meetings, special events and aquatics especially during the summer season.

This role is Full time, Exempt and has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and IMRF.

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 Batavia Park District

 Contact

Brittany Meyer
630-879-5235
brittanym@bataviaparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $53,775 - $65,000 DOQ

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JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for overseeing all programs and special events of facility including ice sports, special events, martial arts and general programming. Direct Supervisor for Full-Time Figure Skating Director, Hockey Director and Customer Service positions. Part time positions include building supervisors and operations staff. Responsible for development and supervision of departmental and facility budget areas. Recommends and implements operational policies and procedures for the new Community Ice Center. Oversees all marketing plans and creative promotions. Assists in implementation of business plan for facility and maximizing utilization.

QUALIFICATIONS
Some college required, preferably in the area of recreation, physical education, exercise physiology, business, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. At least 2 years of related experience. Supervisory experience desirable. Knowledge of ice center management including all aspects of business. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

SCHEDULING & PAY
This is a full time year round position. Daily schedule will vary based on facility hours of operation which will include nights and weekends based on program and facility needs. Target hiring range is $53,775 -$65,000, DOQ (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

BENEFITS WE OFFER
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
• Dental Coverage
• Prescription Coverage
• Vision Reimbursement Program
• Life Insurance
• Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
• Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
• 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
• Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement
• Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY ONLINE
Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District

 Contact

Brian Montgomery

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000+ DOQ

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We have a job opening, with travel, that improves the quality of life in communities across the country. Become an Accessibility Specialist with the Accessibility Practice at The WT Group, LLC!

Our fast-growing firm needs someone who is passionate about parks and recreation, and understands and is interested in disability. We will train you to use our handheld app, and you’ll work with our experienced access experts to gain auditing skills while on site from New Jersey to Texas to Illinois to Arizona. Helping districts, cities, and counties comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act is the core of our mission. Travel is integral to the job, and you will be at job sites two or three weeks a month, auditing parks and facilities for ADA compliance. Remote worker arrangements are a part of our approach to service.

Applicants should possess credentials like CTRS, CPRP, CPRE, and CPSI. Rate of pay depends on experience, but includes a full benefit package. This is a FT job, but we would consider a part-time appointment.

For more information reach John McGovern at jmcgovern@wtgroup.com or at 847-363-9384.

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 The WT Group, LLC Accessibility Practice

 Contact

John McGovern
2242936451
jmcgovern@wtgroup.com

 Closing Date

May 28, 2021

 Unpaid

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SUMMARY The Blue Island Park District is seeking applicants for the position of Recreation Intern for the Recreation Department for students pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, or related field. All necessary university or college requirements must be met to be eligible. The Blue Island Park District will be willing to accommodate your school's requirements for an internship if applicable.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Recreation Director, this internship will give a broad range of experience in all areas of recreation, included but not limited to administration, marketing, recreation programs that include early childhood, youth, teen, adult, & senior recreation programming, athletics, and special events. Other duties are as followed: • The ideal candidate will be able to develop relationships with families, businesses, and organizations within the community. • Maintain records, written and/or computerized, of all recreation program related activities. • Perform administrative work such as creating flyers, making phone calls, developing evaluations, and helping with special events. • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies. • Participate in programs or events. • Assists in maintaining and scheduling athletic programs such as basketball, softball, and soccer. • Observes and evaluates special events, practices, and games for quality of competition, proper use of equipment and facilities and for sportsmanship. • Other duties may be assigned as dictated by operational necessity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • Must be either currently attending or a recent graduate with a major in recreation, exercise science, kinesiology, or a related field. • Proficient in use of a computer and computer programs such as Microsoft Office and a web-based program/facility scheduling system (such as RecTrac) a plus. • Candidate must have a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED SKILLS • Ability to maintain a clean and safe workplace. • Superior customer service skills. • Excellent interpersonal and solves problems cooperatively while conveying a positive attitude to others. • Clear and concise skill sets in organization and attention to detail. • The ability to carry out instructions effectively and efficiently and able to meet production deadlines in a timely and punctual manner.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Typical hours are Monday thru Friday 9 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Weeknights and weekends required as needed. 10-40 hours a week depending on needs of internship.

Apply online: http://blueislandparks.org/employment-opportunities/

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 Blue Island Park District

 Contact

Karina Mejia
7083853304
kmejia@blueislandparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Unpaid

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SUMMARY The Blue Island Park District is seeking applicants for the position of Marketing Intern for the Marketing Department for students pursuing a degree in marketing, communication, or related field. The Blue Island Park District will be willing to accommodate your school's requirements for an internship if applicable.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Intern will receive experience in photography and writing designed to engage a diverse community. Interns with a focus in photography are expected to attend Blue Island Park District events and programs, photograph, and create engaging visuals. Interns will receive feedback from the Marketing Coordinator for the purpose of achieving a style and growing as a photographer. Interns with a focus in writing are expected to complete short writing tasks. Interns will receive feedback from the Marketing Coordinator with the goal of developing grammar, situational tone, and eventually taking on longer projects such as articles and editing proposals. Other duties are as followed: • The ideal candidate will be able to develop relationships with families, businesses, and organizations within the community. • Maintain records, written and/or computerized, of all recreation program related activities. • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies. • Other duties may be assigned as dictated by operational necessity. Photography • Photograph essential elements of events and programs. • Filter through pictures and select best images and edit pictures using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. • Select best visuals for designated media (social, program guide, website). • Collaborate with the Marketing Coordinator to design covers for printed materials such as the Program Guide, pamphlets, and more. • Review social media engagement with the Marketing Coordinator to determine which images attract more attention. • Interns with a photography focus may be assigned small writing tasks. Writing • Create captions for at least three social media posts per week. • Write press releases before or after events. • Create attention-grabbing event/program descriptions in collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator. • Proofread documents from the Recreation Department as needed. • Draft articles to be sent to local newspapers. • Review social media engagement with the Marketing Coordinator. • Interns with a writing focus may be assigned small photography tasks.

PREFERRED SKILLS • Superior customer service skills. • Excellent interpersonal and solves problems cooperatively while conveying a positive attitude to others. • Clear and concise skill sets in organization and attention to detail.

Apply online: http://blueislandparks.org/employment-opportunities/

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 Blue Island Park District

 Contact

Karina Mejia
7083853304
kmejia@blueislandparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled