The Westmont Park Distrcit is seek an energetic person to oversee our youth after-school program.
Primary responsibility is to ensure that all persons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting or using the Westmont Park District facilities.
Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, this work is both supervisory and hands on in nature; coordinate, schedule and perform duties as assigned with youth after-school activities; supervise assigned staff; keep records; exercise professional judgment and initiative within established policies and regulations; as well as communicate with parents., and perform a wide variety of tasks as may be assigned.
Rate: $13-15/hr Status: Part-time, seasonal Contact: Dustin Kleefisch, Superintendent of Recreation, at Dkleefisch@westmontparks.org | 630.963.5252
Plan, organize and implement after-school activities. Drive the 14- passenger bus to safely transport elementary student participants to school in the morning and from school to the Community Center in the afternoons per the school district’s schedule. (no special license required). Under the guidance of the Recreation Coordinator create and maintain a working team environment that promotes a positive and constructive environment for children. Properly enforce code of conduct and disciplinary procedures Assist in preparing the Kids Club room for daily activities. Assist in the daily clean up and re-organization of the Kids Club room. Maintain communication with participating families. Maintain daily communication with the Recreation Coordinator. Perform daily morning courier services for the Finance Department after transporting students to school. Perform any additional related tasks as required.
Requires walking or standing for prolonged periods In a 3 hour workday employee may engage in activities that may include, but are not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, driving, bending, twisting and lifting.
Candidate must be 21 years of age or older. Candidate should possess prior experience with youth programs and/or supervision. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license.
General knowledge of youth recreation programming and child development. Must possess the ability to lead a group, speak to parents, and good written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills with basic knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and the Adobe.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person in this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties or tasks as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Applications are available at the Community Center, 75 E. Richmond St., Westmont. Completed applications and resume should be left at the Community Center, Attn: Dustin Kleefisch or Emailed
General Description: Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, and the Intern Supervisor, the Recreation Intern experience will be approximately: • 40% project oriented (2020 winter/spring: special events and seasonal hiring • 30% experiential allowing for exploration into various program areas and recreation venues • 20% special interest designed in conjunction with the selected candidate • 10% professional development, including mentoring and networking
Job Requirements: The selected candidate must: • Work cooperatively and harmoniously with the general public, class participants, parents and fellow employees. • Display professionalism in oral and written communications. • Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements. • Work with Intern Supervisor to resolve difficult situations in a respectful, positive manner. • Attend weekend and evening programs and/or special events, as required. • Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting. • Lead small and large groups of patrons or staff in activities, as directed. • Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.
Qualifications: • Must produce valid driver’s license and provide own transportation • Must be a current student pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in recreation or related field
Approximate Hours: • Up to 40 hours per week, 12 week employment opportunity
Salary: • $10.00/hour
To Apply: Submit an application online at www.stcparks.org/jobs. Be sure to submit a cover letter and resume with online application.
Work varying schedules and hours as required to fulfill the duties of the position, including weekend, evening and holiday hours and be available in case of an emergency.
Gain knowledge and understanding of District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.
Attend mandatory in-service training; district-wide part-time staff orientations and crisis training as required.
Wear name tag with staff issued uniform in order to be clearly identified as a District employee.
Responsible for turf and landscape maintenance including mowing and trimming of park areas; landscaping work; striping and grooming baseball fields.
Remove garbage from parks and facilities.
Assist the Parks Maintenance staff with general maintenance duties of all park district facilities including installation and repairs of playground equipment; minor upkeep to buildings such as repairs to roofs, windows and doors; painting and cleaning.
Wear personal protective equipment as required.
Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout the park district, as needed.
Administer, observe and follow all District safety policies and regulations as the safety of staff and participants is of utmost importance and a continuing responsibility of all employees. Immediately notify the Risk Manager of any safety hazards in District buildings, grounds and facilities.
The District encourages its employees to take an active role in the appearance of the District, i.e. pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds and facilities of the District.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, the Lead Park Maintenance is responsible for overall park maintenance including, but not limited to plantings and landscape maintenance projects, staff training, inspections, and staff/contractor supervision. Must be detail-oriented with strong project management and ability to communicate job expectations. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours as necessary to produce exceptional results.
Qualifications • High school diploma required. • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in a field related to park maintenance, landscaping, turf grass, forestry, horticulture, or related field, or equivalent of education and experience. • Detail-oriented. • Operator’s Pesticide License required within first year of employment. • Applicator’s Pesticide License required within second year of employment. • Valid Illinois Driver’s License and the ability to pass a defensive driving course as required. • CPSI certification preferred, but required within first year of employment.
Please mail a cover letter, resume, and references to: Ed Reidy, Superintendent of Parks Frankfort Square Park District 7540 W. Braemar Lane Frankfort, IL 60423 firstname.lastname@example.org