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JOB TITLE: Recreation Services Manager - Special Events & Fine Arts Programs (FLSA Exempt)

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities

SUMMARY:

The Recreation Services Manager is responsible for organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing a variety of community-wide special events, youth dance and enrichment programs and birthday parties as designated by the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities. The Manager is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part-time staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, or closely related field; minimum 3 years full-time related experience required in recreation program management; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in programming and managing community-wide special events as well as partner with other lead staff, part-time staff, and volunteers in the planning, execution and supervision of shared large-scale events.

• Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of preschool, youth and adult programming and management, and community recreation.

• Must possess the ability to hire, organize, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for program responsibilities.

• Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

• Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.

• Must able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus.

• CPR/AED certification.

• Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive selection of events and programs designed to meet the needs of the community.

• Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates all staff for programs, volunteers, and instructors.

• Orders and distributes program supplies to instructors as needed.

• Maintains appropriate inventory and supply for all programs in area.

• Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses in areas of responsibility.

• Prepares monthly board reports, bi-weekly payroll, program evaluations, annual reports, and any special reports requested by the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities.

• Prepares seasonal program guide information and creates publicity materials in cooperation with the marketing personnel.

• Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits recommendations for program development, changes and pricing structure to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities.

• Maintains required records of programs, fees and participation statistics as required.

• Works cooperatively with Risk Management Conducts required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Wheeling Park District.

• Utilizes district’s computer software and systems applicable to area.

• Researches current trends and develops new programs in response to the community’s needs and desires.

• Communicates maintenance issues repairs and coordinates room setup as well as school, park, and gym scheduling as needed for programs and activities with the appropriate staff.

• Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with affiliated groups and community organizations.

• Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals.

• Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

• Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

• Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.

• Attends all meetings when appropriate. Maintains a clean and organized work environment. Coordinate assistance as needed from Parks for programs.

• Performs other duties as assigned from Supervisor such as special projects or tasks.

HOURS:

The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will vary depending on the season and workload.

RATE OF PAY:

We offer a competitive starting salary of $48,000 - $55,000 based on qualifications and experience.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=164

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 Wheeling Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Sweeney
jsweeney@wheelingparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000 - $55,000

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JOB TITLE: Recreation Services Manager - Athletics Programs (FLSA Exempt)

SUPERVISOR: Athletic Program and Facilities Manager

SUMMARY:

The Recreation Services Manager is responsible for organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing a variety of adult and youth athletic programs as designated by the Athletic Program and Facilities Manager. The Recreation Services Manager is under the direct supervision of the Athletic Program and Facilities Manager but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part time staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, or closely related field; minimum two (2) years full-time related experience required in recreation program management; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in programming a variety of youth and adult athletic programs along with special events as assigned.

• Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of youth and adult athletics programming and management, and community recreation.

• Must possess the ability to hire, organize, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for program responsibilities.

• Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

• Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.

• Must able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus. • CPR/AED certification.

• Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive selection of youth and adult athletic programs designed to meet the needs of the community.

• Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates all staff for programs, volunteers, and instructors. • Orders and distributes program supplies to instructors as needed.

• Maintains appropriate inventory and supply for all programs in area.

• Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses in areas of responsibility.

• Prepares monthly board reports, bi-weekly payroll, program evaluations, annual reports, and any special reports requested by the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities.

• Prepares seasonal program guide information and creates publicity materials in cooperation with the marketing personnel.

• Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits recommendations for program development, changes and pricing structure to the Athletic Program and Facilities Manager or Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities.

• Maintains required records of programs, fees and participation statistics as required.

• Works cooperatively with Risk Management Conducts required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Wheeling Park District.

• Utilizes district’s computer software and systems applicable to area.

• Researches current trends and develops new programs in response to the community’s needs and desires.

• Communicates maintenance issues repairs and coordinates room setup as well as school, park, and gym scheduling as needed for programs and activities with the appropriate staff.

• Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with affiliated groups and community organizations.

• Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals.

• Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people. Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

• Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.

• Attends all meetings when appropriate. Maintains a clean and organized work environment. Coordinate assistance as needed from Parks for programs.

• Performs other duties as assigned from Supervisor such as special projects or tasks.

HOURS:

The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will vary depending on the season and workload.

RATE OF PAY:

We offer a competitive starting salary of $48,000 - $55,000 based on qualifications and experience.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=131

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 Wheeling Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Sweeney
jsweeney@wheelingparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.00/hr

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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: https://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/about-us/employment/

Employment dates: May thru mid September

Qualifications: Must be a responsible and reliable person age 18 or older with strong customer service and management skills. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and at least three years supervisory/management experience. Must be able to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy and remain calm during emergencies. Prior cash handling experience preferred. Ellis and Associates Lifeguard certification preferred or ability to obtain by opening day of the outdoor aquatic facilities.

Duties: Perform duties under the direction of the Aquatics General Manager. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire aquatic facility. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager responsibilities include maintaining control and monitoring the facility, staff and patrons, oversight of daily duties of head lifeguards, lifeguards, swim instructors, admissions staff, and birthday party hosts. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager maintains a presence in the facility, ensuring guest satisfaction, guest safety, and facility cleanliness. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager works closely with aquatics maintenance to ensure water quality and the cleanliness of pools and attractions. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager is responsible for ensuring a positive experience when visiting the outdoor aquatics facilities during open swim, programs, special events, field trips, group reservations, and birthday parties. The Outdoor Aquatics Manager leads the aquatics team in all aquatics emergencies in the park and ensures proper communication to the Aquatics General Manager and Emergency Management personnel. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District

 Contact

Lisa Santoria
630-966-4517
lsantoria@fvpd.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $35,000-$39,000

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Full time, IMRF with health and dental benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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 Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Coordinator will plan, promote, develop and supervise recreation programs and special events. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Summer Camp and Camp Operation Fun, Westmont Kids Club Before School Care Program (Early Bird), Westmont Performing Arts (WPA) liaison, Teen Contractual Programs and assisting with seasonal Special Events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plan, initiate, organize and supervise recreational activities.
  2. Support the District’s Mission and Vision.
  3. Maintain records of all recreation program related activities.
  4. Recruit, hire and train all short term personnel under his/her supervision.
  5. Create staff work schedules and program activities/events to accommodate programming needs
  6. Communicate with parents in regards to program activities and updates
  7. Responsible for driving a fifteen passenger bus to transport children for trips and afterschool program
  8. Supervise and evaluate job performance on a continual basis and take immediate action to correct any deficiencies or problems related to the programs or staff.
  9. Work with Marketing Specialist to promote programs and special events through social media, print, and other media forms to the general public.
  10. Participate in departmental planning, research and training.
  11. Prepare seasonal program budgets, surveys and reports for the Superintendent of Recreation.
  12. Assist in promoting, organizing, and directing community wide celebrations and events involving areas of responsibility.
  13. Meet all department deadlines and schedule requirements.
  14. Adhere and follow District policies and program policies and procedures.
  15. Perform any additional related tasks as required.

HOURS

Generally, 8:00 am – 4:30 PM (1/2-hour lunch), Monday through Friday. Some weekend, holiday, and evening work will be required (varies with the season).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

Comprehensive knowledge of youth recreation programming, summer camps, after school programming and special events. Must have good written and verbal communication skills. Must possess the ability to speak in public. Good computer skills are required, including proficiency with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and Adobe. Experience with RecTrac registration system preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field from an accredited college or university. Full-time experience preferred. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, with no major violations in the last three years.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.
  2. Daily supervision of all staff safety and training programs to ensure compliance by all employees.
  3. Promptly report to direct Supervisor all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Personnel and Employment Policy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

In an 8-hour workday employee may engage in activities that may include, but are not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, driving, bending, twisting and lifting. English must be spoken, read and understood to perform the functions of this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with liabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be high in some instances. Facility management of an outdoor facility is required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit Westmont Park District employment application, cover letter, resume, to Jobs@WestmontParks.org, attn: Dustin Kleefisch

Employment Application

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.

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 Westmont Park District

 Contact

Dustin Kleefisch
630.963.5252
Jobs@westmontparks.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2021

 Hiring Range: $41,505 - $49,803

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/employment-careers-jobs

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the development, management, and promotion of the District’s aquatics programs, classes, and special events at the Pavilion Aquatics Center and Rainbow Falls Waterpark.   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Directly supervise all swim lesson instructors, swim lesson coordinators, aqua wellness instructors, aqua camp directors, aqua camp instructors, and swim team coaches in the following processes: hiring, firing, training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating. Assist the Aquatics Manager in the following processes: recruiting, hiring, firing, training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating all aquatic staff.  Responsible for the development of the aquatics program budget and will assist with other aquatics departmental budgets, risk management procedures, and operational procedures for all aquatic facilities. Assist in mentoring aquatics staff including pool managers, lifeguards, cashiers, swim lesson instructors, swim lesson coordinators, aqua wellness instructors, and the swim team head coach. Oversee an effective staff work schedule for seasonal and year-round aqua wellness instructors, swim lesson coordinator, and swim coaches at all aquatic facilities. Train and certify seasonal and year-round swim lesson instructors per current certification standards. Responsible for creating, planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating all instructional and recreational aquatics programs at the District’s aquatics facilities within the District’s goals and objectives. Prepare payroll for all aquatic staff, including time adjustments. Manage pools during lap swim, open swim, swim team, and special events when scheduling conflicts arise or as deemed necessary by the Aquatics Manager.   Assist Aquatics Manager in preparing and editing seasonal brochures and District website for the aquatics department. Supervise the aqua wellness program including creating new programs, scheduling classes, maintaining supplies, and continue education through certifications. Manage the District’s swim team program including: coaching staff, registration, scheduling of swim meets, lead operations of home swim meets, training schedules, and attending monthly coaches meetings.  Work with the marketing department to ensure communication of facility information and promotion of events. Create promotional materials for aquatic programs and facilities.  Assist Aquatics Manager in the implementation and enforcement of employee policies and procedures. Develop detailed reports and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvements. Assist the Aquatics Manager with training and certifying seasonal and year-round lifeguards. Assist with community wide special events not specifically related to aquatics programming area.  Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of aquatic operations. Fairness in dealing with people. Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills. Skilled in working with computers and database programs. Organizational ability. Ability to supervise, organize, and create aquatic programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation or facility management or related field or equivalent combination of school and work experience. Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Certification or ability to obtain certification within first 6 months.  Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within first 6 months. Valid Illinois Driver’s License.  

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 Elk Grove Park District

 Contact

Christy King
8472283504
cking@elkgroveparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled