To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Hours: Hours vary, including weekends and evenings
Salary: $60,000 Plus Depending on Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations, aquatic programming and the care of our guests. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field with a minimum of five to seven years of progressive aquatic management experience or equivalent experience and/or training, with proven experience in aquatics programming and operations and at least four years of staff supervision and management. AFO or CPO certification required. The ideal candidate will hold or be able to obtain a certification as an Ellis or Star Guard trainer. Knowledgeable in IDPH and PDRMA regulations related to aquatic operations, water chemistry, etc. Excellent customer service skills, along with strong and effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong math skills with previous budgeting experience required. Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite with aptitude to learn other applications. Experience in RecTrac Recreation and Munis software is a plus. Must have strong organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Revenue Facilities, the Aquatic General Manager is responsible for year-round aquatics management of the Vaughan Athletic Center and seasonal operations of Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center and Splash Country Waterpark. This includes supervision of lifeguards, aquatic programming, aquatic maintenance, marketing, budgeting, purchasing, facility scheduling, Riptides Swim Team, and special events. The Aquatic Manager is responsible for ensuring quality customer service while providing a clean and safe environment. Also responsible for working with marketing to develop a marketing plan and social media platform to promote new and revised programs, provide financial reports and perform evaluations and assessments as related to memberships, fees, programs, community needs, and any correspondence needed. Duties also include supervision of all physical elements of aquatic maintenance such as water chemistry, plumbing, electrical, and ordering chemical supplies, inspections of all aquatic features, monitoring and adjusting controls and recording water chemistry tests. The Aquatics General Manager is responsible for all IDPH code compliance as well as PDRMA risk management review requirements. The Aquatic manager directly manages the full-time Assistant Aquatic Manager, Aquatic Maintenance staff, and part-time IMRF Assistant Aquatic Manager. This position is at-will and hours will vary depending on the season and need.
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 inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together 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!
Mundelein Park and Recreation District is seeking a responsible, positive and energetic individual to fill a Park and Facility Maintenance position. This position is responsible for performing a variety of park & facility maintenance duties to maintain and/or repair District properties and equipment. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or GED and two years experience in field related to building and/or grounds maintenance is preferred. Basic knowledge and experience in maintenance and basic supervision skills are required. A valid Illinois State Driver’s license (class C) is required, CDL preferred. Ability to obtain/maintain IL Pesticide Operator License. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Installs, maintains, and repairs general landscape throughout the Park District. Perform planting, removal, trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs at parks and facilities. Inspects, maintains and repairs site amenities such as picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, fencing, signage, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields. Operate tools, equipment and vehicles necessary to perform duties. Participate in maintenance of all equipment, tools and housekeeping at work areas. General road repair, asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance. Snow removal from park walks, drives and ice rinks. Assist with repair of District buildings, roofs, doors, windows, painting, electrical or plumbing work as assigned. Assist with District construction projects. Assist with custodial tasks at District facilities. Participate in the District’s safety and training program. Lead seasonal and community service staff as assigned by supervisor. Communicate progress, status, or problems with assignments to supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned. Mundelein Park and Recreation District offers an excellent work environment and benefits package in addition to wage per hour. Mundelein Park and Recreation District is an EOE. To apply visit www.mundeleinparks.org.
Starting Salary: $16.00/hr plus IMRF benefits
Position: Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator
Summary: Under the guidance of the Recreation Supervisor, the Site Coordinator will be responsible for the specific programming and management of a before/after school site.
Supervisor: The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
Qualifications: The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma and preferably an Associates Degree in Education, Recreation or a related field; 3 years experience in school age programming; criminal background clearance; current CPR and First Aid certifications; experience in supervising staff or volunteers, strong leadership skills, and the ability to accurately maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively with participants, parents, staff and school district personnel; and clearly and concisely present ideas and recommendations orally and in writing.
Essential Functions: 1. Create, organize, promote and conduct a variety of recreational activities such as: arts & crafts, sports, music, dance, games, nutrition, nature activities, special events, social activities, outdoor play and homework time. 2. Account for sign in of all participants in before/after school program and knowing their whereabouts. Prepare sign in/out sheets and attendance forms Check voice mail message for absences/ train staff to do so as well, in case you are absent. Communicate with school staff/ office – obtain daily absence lists If a child does not show up, contact parent/guardian. If snow day/ bad weather occurs, check in with Recreation Supervisor and notify other staff 3. Supervise and help train staff. Hold monthly meetings with staff – must turn in agenda to Recreation Supervisor Set staff schedule, according to availability – approves day off requests (only if site is covered) Model correct behavior – actions, language and dress code Responsible for any FVSRA staff, you should treat them as part of your staff team. Distribute staff memos or information to staff. Keep them aware of any medical conditions or allergies a participant may have. Check over time sheets for accuracy and initials them Monitor staff to participant ratios, if there is extra staff at the site - call Supervisor to see if they are needed elsewhere, if not they should be sent home. Inspire confidence and enthusiasm in staff and encourages teamwork Completes evaluations on staff and communicates about positive attributes and areas in need of improvement, help to set goals 4. Responsible for the planning of all curriculum. Create a monthly calendar (typed) for site Writes a monthly newsletter Follows budgeted amount for supplies and planned activities Inventories all supplies and submits requests for supplies to Recreation Supervisor at least 1 week in advance Daily schedule of activities Staff responsibilities for each day 5. Handle initial contacts with parents. Greets parents when dropping off or picking up children Ensures all participants are signed in AM care by a parent and in PM care they are signed out by an authorized adult – NO EXCEPTIONS Keeps parents informed about their children reporting positive behaviors, accidents/ incidents or any other important information Develops a good rapport with parents and participants Notify parents if a participant is feeling ill, they should be picked up if they have a fever or are physically ill. Works with parents in correcting any behavior issues Responsible for distributing payment forms, memos, newsletters or behavior reports to parents Follow up with any questions or concerns a parent may have Inform Recreation Supervisor of any problem parents they may have 6. Attend staff training and Site-Coordinator meetings. 7. Stop by administrative offices Monday, Wednesday, Friday of each week. Picks up materials from mailbox Picks up snacks and supplies for site Turns in weekly attendance and sign in/out sheets Turns in any accident/ incident reports, behavior reports or late pick-ups within 24 hours Turns in timesheets on every other Friday Turns in copy of newsletter, monthly calendar, monthly staff meeting agenda 8. Maintain good relationships and effective communication with: District 304 personnel AM/PM Site Coordinator – share information about suspensions, school information, parent information or staff issues Staff – You all need to work together and stay on the same page Supervisor – keep informed of all situations (accidents, confrontations) no matter how minor, concerning staff, district staff, participants or parents 9. Follow procedures to maintain safety at site. Maintain up to date information in the Emergency/Information Binder Keep forms up to date- make sure copies are made when getting low Keep phone message log up to date Charge phone on daily basis – phone is to remain at site at all times (when programs hours are over, phone should be turned off and locked up) Keep phone on you at all times during program hours Practice Fire and Tornado drill and record in log Know where first aid kit is and be sure to keep it well stocked Properly store and administer medication to participants according to policy – check for original labels and expiration dates. Complete documentation for administering medicine 10. Work Day Off trips, Winter and Spring camps and helps with other sites when needed 11. Other duties as assigned
Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes Completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Recreation Supervisor as soon as possible. 2. Attend safety certification classes as assigned.
Marginal Functions: 1. Meet with Recreation Supervisor to assist in developing the annual budget each January/February.
Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles. 2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.
Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in accordance with the mission of the Park District. 2. Demonstrate strong leadership skills when dealing with assistant site coordinator and group leaders and participants.
End Result Successful performance in this position will develop a strong before/afterschool program, where participants are excited to return day after day. Site coordinator will maintain a motivated staff, enthusiastic to plan new activities. Staff will increase their leadership skills Staff will be able to work with little or no direction Participants will be excited about each day Parent and participants will feel safe Good rapport will be developed between staff and school, staff and parents and staff and participants The success of the program directly relates to this position. Job duties and responsibilities may change as needed to create a quality program.
To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to Kelly Wales email@example.com.
Due to a recent retirement, an excellent leadership opportunity exists within the field of early childhood education. The Child Development Director is responsible for the daily management of the District's Big & Little Child Development Center and the Learning Center Preschool program.
B.A. or B.S. in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education or closely related field is preferred.
Minimum of two years of credit from an accredited college or university or, 64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours of college credit in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education and one of the following:
• Gateway to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential, or
• 3 semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership or management, or
• 3 points of credential‐approved training in administration, leadership or management.
Must possess certifications in First Aid and CPR/AED within 90 days of employment.
Must possess a Certified Food Manager Certification within 90 days of employment.
Provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment for children where self‐confidence is enhanced, independence is encouraged and individuality is respected. • Maintain compliance with DCFS licensing requirements and quality standards for a child care facility. • Complete all required DCFS forms and obtain relevant certifications in advance of deadlines. Research, develop and coordinate the implementation of improvements to the District’s Child Development Center activities and Learning Center preschool program. • Recruit, hire, orient, schedule and supervise the work of child care and preschool teachers, aides and support personnel. Conduct performance reviews for staff. • Develop, schedule and implement an annual calendar of in-service trainings. Ensure staff attendance. Produce and update training manuals for staff. • Train and practice with staff the medical emergency, evacuation and disaster plans so as to be prepared for any and all emergencies. • Develop curriculum. Review lesson plans on a regular basis. Implement new curriculum and technology as necessary. • Communicate to staff various directives, program ideas, resources and other relevant information. • Meet with current and prospective parents/guardians regarding enrollment interviews. • Meet with current parents/guardians who come to the Child Development Center and Learning Center Preschool in conference regarding children’s progress. • Assess individual needs and developmental patterns of children, working with other staff to implement curriculum appropriate to meeting such need. • Continuously seek ways to improve and deliver quality services to both external and internal customers. • Quickly and diplomatically attend to questions, suggestions, and/or complaints received from the public and staff. • Contribute to the organization, arrangement, sanitation and safety of the Child Development Center and Learning Center Preschool premises, materials and equipment. • Supervise food services as integral part of program. • Prepare the annual budget for the operation of the Child Development Center and Learning Center Preschool, monitor revenue and expenses, make purchases, and provide recommendations to the Superintendent of Recreation on rate and policy changes. • Develop long range recommendations for capital expenses. • Accountable for payment transactions including installment billing, refunds, scheduled payments and ECP/ACH, and the resolution of outstanding balances. • Review information for the seasonal program brochure and website. • Produce monthly report to Superintendent of Recreation. Prepare monthly reports and/or figures concerning the operation areas of responsibility including profit and loss. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Hours will vary including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. • Assist with district wide special events and special projects. • Maintain membership in professional organizations. • Attend child care workshops or meetings to stay current. • Minimum 15 hours annual training as required by of DCFS. • Read and utilize current literature for program planning and curriculum development. • Participate in community functions as a committed professional in the field. • Function intermittently as a member of the teaching team. • Support interactions with regulatory agencies in order to maintain conformity to legal standards and regulations. • Serve on District committees as requested. • Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuations. Ensure compliance with safety, health, and loss control policies and procedures of the District. • As directed by Superintendent of Recreation, participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops, and classes to improve job knowledge and management skills.
The Mundelein Park & Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and proof of education to Matthew LaPorte, Superintendent of Recreation by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail: 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL 60060. An online application should also be completed through the District's website at www.mundeleinparks.org. No phone calls please.
Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks & Properties and Parks Foreman, the Mechanic-Fleet Maintenance/Parks Level 2 is a hybrid position being both responsible for various parks maintenance activities and for the maintenance and repair of automobiles, light and heavy trucks, buses, tractors, mowers, chainsaws and other maintenance and grounds equipment.
The Parks Maintenance Level 2/Mechanic-Fleet Maintenance is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this description. The position is a full time employee who works at a variable work pace, depending on the task required. The mechanic must be able to work independently.
In addition, employees shall perform maintenance tasks which include, but are not limited to repairs, improvement of grounds, facilities, and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, and landscaping. Also assists with Park District Special Events. The Parks Department employee is normally scheduled to work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. of each workday, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Performs preventive maintenance and vehicle safety checks through regularly scheduled tune-ups and oil changes. • Plans work, maintenance and repair procedures. • Inspects mechanical systems of all vehicles and equipment and completes repairs or schedules repairs to be completed by outside vendors. • Performs hand-power mower maintenance and repair (to include snow blowers, chain saws, weed eaters, leaf blowers, and gang mower blades and related equipment). • Repairs and constructs metal using acetylene and electric welding. • Tracks and schedules all vehicle and equipment maintenance through electronic fleet maintenance program. • Perform work in general construction, maintenance, repairs and landscaping. • Operate and maintain motorized equipment. • Perform park maintenance including custodial maintenance, general maintenance, and repairs for continual upkeep and cleanliness of buildings, grounds and facilities including soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, pools and Moore Park Spray Ground. • Works with other crews to complete parks maintenance tasks. • Install and repair playground equipment. • Remain on Call for snow removal, repairs and maintenance as deemed necessary.
Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: • Safety and Security – Use good safety awareness, judgment, and follow policies; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment following manufacturer safety instructions; and follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures. • Attendance/Punctuality – Demonstrate consistent attendance and on-time arrival. • Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; and complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person. • Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; and follow through on commitments. • Interpersonal Skills – Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; maintain a positive attitude; and be receptive to constructive feedback. • Teamwork – Promote and support work teams; put success of team above own interests; and support everyone's efforts to succeed. • Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; and use time efficiently. • Judgment – Exhibit sound and appropriate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; and make timely decisions. • Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; and develop alternative solutions. • Oral Communication – Listen and get clarification; and respond well to questions. • Technical Skills – Pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously. build knowledge and skills; and share expertise with others. • Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures.
Supervisor: The Parks Department Maintenance Employees report to the Parks Foreman, Superintendent of Parks and Properties and the Executive Director.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions, and the conduct of any employee under their supervision. Report all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.
Must be able to use personal protective equipment based on job specific tasks, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Safety goggles/glasses. Earplugs, ear covers. Appropriate work boot. Protective gloves. Helmets. Face Masks Respirators.
Marginal Functions: 1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.
Physical Requirements: 1. Handling Park District materials up to 100 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary (mechanical or team-lift).
Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.
The Parks Department employees must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
Exposed to elements when performing outdoor functions these conditions include lighting and temperature. Some activities are performed indoors.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.genevaparks.com/about/employment. Please include a letter of interest, resume and application.