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