Founded in 1998, CENTERS is the first company in the United States organized to provide management services for university recreation.
The Coordinator of Membership & Guest Services for CENTERS @ Moraine Valley Community College is responsible for the functional operations for the department as it relates to membership, access control, and guest services. Responsibilities include leadership and management of student, faculty/staff, alumni, and community access; customer service and equipment issue operation; and part-time employee training and development.
Provide leadership and management of the welcome desk operation to include staffing, policies & procedures, access control, customer service, membership sales, program registration and equipment issue.
Develop script for and direct all training for comprehensive facility tours. Develop and enforce policies and procedures for the Recreation Center (court rules, facility space priorities, facility access, membership rules, etc.). Lead and support department events targeting students, faculty/staff, and the community. Support the Senior Assistant Director with all cancellations, freezes, and other membership management needs.
Responsible for the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to areas of responsibility. Responsible for the supervision and training of part-time employees within scope of facility areas. Responsible for ensuring areas of responsibility stay in line with current trends. Oversee policies and procedures development for all areas of responsibility. Manage budget, strategic planning, and assessment as it pertains to the facilities area. Prepare regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial and participation reports and equipment inventory reports. Learn and become proficient in the use of RecAutomation software. Learn and become proficient in all membership procedures and processes. Other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree or 4 or more years of relevant work experience required; Master’s preferred. At least two years of professional member & guest services experience preferred. Experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment, strong communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated experience within facility operations. Knowledge of standard practices and demonstrated experience in recreational sports. Leadership and supervisory abilities. Ability to work as part of, and lead a team that collaborates effectively with colleagues. Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Analytical skills to: identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions. Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices. Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA certification (or willing to obtain).
CENTERS is an equal opportunity employer.
The Village of Savoy, Illinois (pop. 8,857) seeks a Facility Manager to support the Parks and Recreation Department. This is a salaried, full-time, and exempt position that reports to the Parks and Recreation Director. This position is responsible for the daily scheduling and operational management of all assigned Parks and Recreation personnel, activities, and facilities. The Facilities Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the Recreation Center including member services, front office operations, janitorial services, maintenance services, and rentals. A full job description is available at http://www.savoy.illinois.gov/employment.
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Park and Recreation Administration; Park and Resource Management; Community Sports Management; Tourism Development and Management; or similarly related field. • An equivalent combination of certification, licensure, education, training, and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. • Must possess a Valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must obtain, then maintain, CPR and First Aid Certification within 60 days of hiring. • Must be able to work variable schedules that may include nights and weekends.
Compensation and Benefit Package
This position offers a salary with an expected hiring range of $40,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Additionally, the Village offers free individual membership to the Village’s Recreation Center and offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation; sick leave; holiday pay; individual life insurance; 100% employer-paid employee health insurance (employee pays 50% for dependents), dental insurance; and a pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
How to Apply
Email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Parks and Recreation Director Nick McDuffee. Email: email@example.com. This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will occur on August 2, 2022.
The Administrative Support Supervisor is a key member of the parks and recreation department team. This position assists in assessing, implementing, and managing the departments registrations, customer service processes, and the management of front desk staff. The ideal candidate will provide excellent customer service, well written reports, clear and accurate meeting minutes and work effectively within the department and other city department staff. Preferred experience with VSI for registration, cash handling and account receivable. This position will need to learn and understand a variety of technology. Strong skills in the Microsoft suite are necessary to be successful.
Qualifications include: Minimum of 2 years of administration assistant/secretarial experience. 3-5 years of part-time supervision is preferred, along with 2 years of parks and recreation experience or a 4-year college degree.
The City of Palos Heights offers a generous benefits package which may include: medical and dental coverage, vision, IMRF, and paid time off.
JOB OPENING - RECREATION DIVISION ATHLETICS COORDINATOR POSITION: FULL TIME
Starting salary range: $36,000 - $42,000 annually based on qualifications & experience.
OUR MISSION We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District.
OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Athletics, the Athletics Coordinator is responsible for the following: Adult Softball, Youth Soccer, Youth Baseball, and other sports programs and special events as assigned; supervises part-time staff; assists the Supervisor of Athletics in meeting current and future needs of the community, acts as liaison with community soccer, tennis, lacrosse, and baseball groups, helps coordinate the department's fundraising/sponsorship program.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordination of the planning, marketing/promotion, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation of assigned sports programs and special events. • Inspection, maintenance, and monitoring of facilities utilized by the Athletics Department to facilitate said sports programs and special events. • Facilitation of relevant rentals for public or private use. • Development of goals and objectives for programs and services in accordance with overall goals of the Park District. Active involvement in the formulation of the Athletic & Recreation Services budget as related to areas of responsibilities. • Establishment and maintenance of good working relationships with community sports organizations, community school districts, agencies, and groups to strengthen relationships and better coordinate cooperative services and programming. • Support of Peoria Park District facility administration as directed to ensure consistent service to the community. • Assistance with the purchase and inventory of supplies and equipment within the sports program area. • Focus on meeting community needs for sports program participation through the regular addition of new programs and the improvement/expansion of existing programs. • Preparation and submission of records and reports including registration, attendance, payroll, schedules, and other documentation as requested. • Enforcement of Peoria Park District rules, policies, and procedures and maintenance of proper safety guidelines. Following all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supporting all aspects of the Park District safety program. • Performing all other duties as assigned.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE
• Four-year college degree with a major in recreation, physical education, sports management, or closely related field. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.
• At least two years of experience working in recreation/sports programming or equivalent preferred. Working knowledge of computers combined with a thorough knowledge of computers combined with a thorough knowledge of scheduling, event planning and follow up. • Requires good understanding of basic philosophy underlying a sound community recreational sports program. Extensive knowledge of recreation sports skills and methods, and of community resources available to assist in the formulation of a well-rounded community sports program. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with staff and promote a positive image through daily interaction with the public. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse populations, community groups, private organizations, and special interest groups. • Ability to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule. Ability to work evenings and weekends as assigned.
BENEFITS AND PERKS • Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays. • Longevity bonus program and wellness program. • Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating. • Exceptional health plan. • Paid Life Insurance. • Disability Insurance. • Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.
HOW TO APPLY
• View Employment Opportunities and complete an online application in the “Join Our Team” section at www.peoriaparks.org.
• Applicants may submit a resume’, but to be fully considered for this position an online application must be completed.
• While we appreciate all submissions, due to high volume, only those applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted.
• Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. • The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
• AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
TITLE: INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST – FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT: VISITOR SERVICES
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
LOCATION: FOUR RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Under direction of the Facility Supervisor, perform programming and visitor services via interpretation of both natural and cultural history of the area at Forest Preserve visitor facilities. Develop, organize, and implement interpretive and recreational programs, activities, exhibits, and events at their respective facility.
Reports to: Facility Supervisor Works closely with Interpretive Naturalists; Program Coordinators, Permitting Manager, PT/Seasonal Staff as determined applicable per site
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and present education programming for schools and youth groups, K-12.
Develop and present public recreational, historical, and natural history programs.
Develop first-person historical characters appropriate for natural and cultural history-based programs, especially character portrayal for the Great Lakes Fur Trade era – at Isle a la Cache Museum only.
Under direction of Facility Supervisor, plan, budget, and develop Facility-Based Events or other District-wide events.
Create, plan and develop facility exhibits including concept, basic design, text writing, images, and fabrication and ability to work with professional designers/fabricators.
Participate in community outreach events.
Staff visitor facility on weekends, weekdays, and evenings as required and provide on the floor interpretation and programming.
Responsible for facilities, equipment, inventory, cash operations, and visitor safety.
Perform basic informational services for visitors.
Issue permits and other transaction services provided at the facilities for visitors/customers.
Serve on work groups to develop departmental or District-wide projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to work independently with minimal direction
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills both orally and written
Excellent initiative and ability to strategically plan and create proposals
Excellent understanding of educational philosophies, the EE community and the field of interpretation
Experience creating budgets and managing project contracts
Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends as required to perform job duties
Proficient with computers for generating documents and emails, operating reservation system (ActiveNet)
Ability to operate office equipment: Point of Sale, printer, phone
Excellent customer service skills
Effective communication skills, both orally and in written form
Ability to maintain sensitive personal information in a professional secure manner
Ability to maintain accurate records and data reports
Proficient in math
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum requirements include:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in outdoor education, education, interpretation, or biological sciences or related field.
Two years experience at an interpretive visitor facility, living history museum, or historic site.
Two years experience developing first-person historical programs (Isle a la Cache Museum only).
Working knowledge of education and interpretive teaching methods.
Highly motivated, positive, and energetic.
Ability to work well in a team setting, and demonstrate follow-through, good judgement, and decision making, especially while serving the public.
Ability to communicate in a friendly, respectful, and professional manner with the public both orally and written.
Experience with operating and maintaining a POS system/cash register.
Comfortable handling live animals on occasion such as turtles or snakes.
Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires work out – of- doors in the preserves on and off trail. Weekend, weekday, and weeknight hours. Must be able to hike, bike, and canoe/kayak for extended periods of time.
Manual Dexterity: Work requires ability to lift on occasion up to 50 lbs.
Physical Effort: Work requires ability to move between sitting, standing, and walking for 6-8 hours
Working Conditions: Occasional exposure to moderately disagreeable weather in the preserves on and off trail.
PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY
Pay Range: Grade 9
Minimum Salary: $43,979