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 $17/hour

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The Round Lake Area Park District is hiring a full-time Park Maintenance team member. We need a hard worker to join our team. We are looking for someone who will work diligently to help maintain our parks.

A qualified candidate will have three years in related field and a valid driver's license. Must have Illinois Pesticide Operator license or be willing to obtain within six months. Must be able to take direction from co-workers and be willing to take the initiative to get things done.

You will work in groups of two or more maintaining and repairing our properties and equipment. Work is performed at a moderate and constant pace.

Each day holds different challenges. Spring and summer essential duties include turf maintenance, mowing, fertilizing, seeding and weed control. Winter duties include snow removal using a truck driven snowplow and tractor driven snow blower.

We take great pride in our playgrounds. Your day may also include repairing and painting park and playground equipment or marking lines on sports fields.

Full-time benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, IMRF, retirement savings, life insurance and paid time off.

Use this link to apply: https://roundlakeareaparkdistrict.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=32

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 Round Lake Area Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Ruehrdanz
8478865105
jennifer_bye@rlapd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $110,490 to $145,847, DOQ

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Lincolnwood, IL. (Population 12,590) is located 10 miles north of downtown Chicago is seeking highly professional, energetic candidates interested in serving as its next Director of Parks and Recreation. This Department Director position includes both administrative and managerial work related to planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate the interpersonal skills and judgment to create trust, deliver results and mentor staff.

Lincolnwood serves as the gateway to Chicagoland’s North Shore, and it is an ethnically diverse community with tree-lined streets, beautiful neighborhoods and parks, an excellent school system, and prosperous business community. The outstanding quality of life in Lincolnwood is greatly enhanced by a quality Parks and Recreation Department.

The present-day Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department evolved from The Lincolnwood Day Association, a non-profit organization which began to acquire land to build a network of neighborhood playgrounds in Lincolnwood. In 1955 a Parks and Recreation Board was created to establish, maintain, and conduct recreation programs. Since that time, the name was changed to the Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department.

The Department has grown to include management of 13 parks, an aquatics center, and a 5,038 square foot community center. The Parks and Recreation Department relies heavily on partnerships with the school district and area businesses and community groups to fulfill the recreation needs of its residents. The Department now offers a wide variety of programs and events including aquatics, seniors, summer camps, fitness, after school programs, athletics, outdoor recreation and special events.

The next Director shall:

 •    Have a strong commitment to excellent customer service and be highly collaborative leader with a proven track record in the management of parks, recreation facilities and programs in a municipal environment.

 •    Be an active leader with a professional and engaging communication style with respect to residents, elected and appointed officials, the business community, and staff.

 •    Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field, from a four-year college or university and a Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, public administration, or related field is required. 

 •    Have at least five years progressive experience in parks and recreation or a related field, is required.

 •    Be a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

The Village of Lincolnwood offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Starting salary for the position is $110,490 to $145,847, DOQ.

Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references online by August 15, 2021, to the attention of GovHR USA-Charles Balling and Steve Scholten at www.GovHRjobs.com.

Click Here to Apply https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/XKGymOBmeL/Lincolnwood-IL-Director-Of-Parks-And-Recreation

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 Village of Lincolnwood

 Contact

Charles Balling or Steve Scholten

 Closing Date

August 15, 2021

 $42,500-$45,500 DOQ

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JOB POSTING

The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? Do you have a theater background? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Manager of Cultural Arts/Adult Day Program-Full Time Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, social work or a related field with three years of progressive full-time experience. Current certifications as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year) or Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (or attained one year after eligibility). Must have an extensive knowledge of recreation activities and program planning and possess leadership abilities in a variety of recreation areas with special populations. Experience with staff supervision including recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work independently. Class “D” driver’s license, and certification by Handle with Care and First Aid/CPR/AED or obtainable upon hire.

Summary: Oversee all operations of the agency Cultural Arts programs and Adult Day Program. Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and possibly Saturday hours. Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.

Salary: Salary range: $42,500-$45,500 DOQ

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Hiring Manager: Dana Seehafer, CPRP Senior Manager of Operations

To Apply: Go to www.nisra.org and follow the link to employment and volunteering.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

 Contact

Dana Seehafer
815-459-0737 Ext 227
dseehafer@nisra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13 - $16 (IMRF position)

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Summary:

Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Assistant performs a wide range of administrative duties in relation to Kid’s Zone (Before & After School Program), Friendship Station Preschool, and seasonal camps.

Supervisor:

The Recreation Assistant reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

The Recreation Assistant must have a minimum of a high school diploma, experience in public relations, customer service and office work or a combination of education, experience and training which provides the following required knowledge and skills; modern office support skills and procedures; standard methods of filing; clear writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality services to internal and external customers; use initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize and coordinate work activities; compose routine correspondence, board material and other documents; make accurate arithmetic calculations; maintain confidentiality of work.

Hours: Shifts range between the hours of 6am and 6:30pm.

Essential Functions:

  1. Answer phones and greet Geneva Park District patrons in a pleasant and cheerful manner.
  2. Process program registration forms and all other follow up requirements of registration including class input procedures.
  3. Liaison to school district in providing weekly student enrollments.
  4. Process all change and withdrawal forms accurately and update all necessary documentation.
  5. Maintain accurate master schedules, including sign-in/attendance sheets for all sites.
  6. Process and update all waitlists.
  7. Maintain accurate and organized files.
  8. Accurately respond to all customer concerns/questions in a timely manner displaying superior customer service skills.
  9. Assist with necessary typing as assigned by supervisor.
  10. Assist with weekly/monthly newsletters.
  11. Additional clerical work related to organizing files and scanning forms.
  12. Keep front desk, workroom, and hallway/bulletin board areas organized and updated with current information.
  13. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Communications:

  1. Inform the Recreation Supervisor and other staff members of all pertinent matters.
  2. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, and public-at-large.
  3. Establish a pleasant attitude on the telephone and in person.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District 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 Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.
  2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

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. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.
  2. Must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Kelly Wales at Kwales@genevaparks.com or complete our online application at www.genevaparks.org JobID: 580

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 Geneva Park District

 Contact

Kelly Wales
630-262-2201
kwales@genevaparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $50,000

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Position:

Recreation Coordinator

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the management and supervision of the Kids’ Zone Before & Afterschool Program, Day Off Trips, Holiday/Summer Camps, Programmatic responsibilities and a select number of special events.

Supervisor:

The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

The Recreation Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age and have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field; a minimum of 3 years experience working with school age children; the ability to effectively communicate with participants, community organizations, parents and staff; must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task; strong computer skills in MS Office required with knowledge of RecTrac Registration Software preferred; ability to work hours according to program needs; a valid CDL or the ability to obtain a CDL within 30 days of hire; criminal background clearance; current CPR and First Aid certifications and positive role model characteristics.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintains program supervision with Recreation Supervisor to ensure highest quality service.
  2. Continue and develop quality programs that ensure program participant and staff growth.
  3. Assists with hiring, training and supervision of program staff.
  4. Coordination of field trips & program transportation schedules / needs.
  5. Assists with program bus transportation when needed.
  6. Prepares program staff schedules.
  7. Maintains open communication with program staff, parents, participants and supervisor.
  8. Maintains motivated co-workers and encourages teamwork.
  9. Assists with program staff concerns.
  10. Participates in all program staff trainings/meetings.
  11. Appropriately and effectively communicates with School District 304 staff.
  12. Works with FVSRA staff to ensure program needs are achieved.
  13. Maintains participant files to ensure information is accurate and updated.
  14. Assists with coordination of program enrichment components.
  15. Monitors monthly program budget figures and maintains staff paperwork.
  16. Manages program curriculum, supplies and purchases.
  17. Manage site newsletters.
  18. Prepare and review evaluations from participants.
  19. Prepare seasonal brochure information.
  20. Prepare monthly reports according to program areas as needed.
  21. Substitutes at programs when necessary.
  22. Assists with program registration procedures.
  23. Assists with special events and projects as needed.

Safety Program:

  1. Understands 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. Attends safety certification classes as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Assists Recreation Supervisor to develop the annual budget each January.
  2. Assists Recreation Supervisor to complete annual staff evaluations.
  3. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles, including park district bus.
  2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.
  3. Ability to be outside for extended periods of time.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Exhibits good problem solving abilities and good judgment in accordance with the mission of the Park District.
  2. Demonstrates strong leadership skills when dealing with camp staff and participants.
  3. The Recreation Coordinator must exhibit good computer skills in order to perform all duties efficiently and effectively.

The success of the program directly relates to this position. Job duties and responsibilities may change as needed to create quality programs.

Please email cover letter and resume to Kelly Wales at Kwales@genevaparks.com

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 Geneva Park District

 Contact

Kelly Wales
630-262-2201
kwales@genevaparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled