Four Seasons is a not-for-profit health club that has been in the Bloomington/Normal community for over 50 years providing health and fitness programs for all members of the family. At Four Seasons, our employees should exhibit a passion for “transforming lives” and work to create a “healthier community” among members and staff. They should provide member satisfaction within the Association’s mission: “to provide social, physical, and recreational activities and services for members and their participating families.” Employees should also understand, accept, and embody Four Seasons’ core values through actions, behaviors, and work performance.
The President is responsible for the overall operations, fiscal health, strategic growth and management of Four Seasons Association. This position will lead the organization through effective planning and communication with the Board of Directors, staff, members, and the local community.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Consult with the board of directors to discuss issues, coordinate plans and activities that affect the clubs, and solve problems.
• Coordinate monthly board meetings as well as additional board committee meetings by preparing and presenting relevant information and proposals.
• Provide leadership and strategic direction to the board of directors and staff in order to meet the mission of the organization and remain competitive within the market.
• Have direct visibility to staff in all departments and work closely with the management team to lead department strategies and goals.
• Collaborate with all teams to ensure an effective communication strategy.
• Direct and coordinate the overall financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, grow memberships and increase efficiency.
• Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.
• Analyze financial and strategic information to ensure the stability and/or financial growth of the overall organization.
• Coordinate financial and banking activities including loan approvals, documentation and interest rate evaluation.
• Negotiate and approve contracts or agreements with contractors and other entities as required.
• Participate in and approve human resources plans or activities that include the selection of Managers or other high-level staff or establishment/re-organization of departments, with Board approval.
• Oversee the development and implementation of the Master Facilities Plan.
• Work closely with Human Resources regarding hiring practices, pay strategies and benefit administration.
• Lead, evaluate and supervise assigned staff in all areas including performance coaching, feedback, accountability and time management.
• Focus on helping direct reports and managers improve their skills and knowledge through day-to-day coaching.
• Challenges team members in providing exceptional support to members, staff and guests.
• Conduct regular meetings with assigned staff for communication and operations information.
• Strive for excellent customer service at all times, focusing on positive member experience and resolutions.
• Empower the member to share comments and suggestions with management.
• Build strong community relationships in order to effectively partner with other businesses for the benefit of Four Seasons.
• Seek continuing education and professional growth to gain knowledge, improve skills, and maintain certifications.
• Provide member satisfaction within the Association’s mission: “to provide social, physical, and recreational activities and services for members and their participating families.”
• Understand, accept, and embody Four Seasons’ core values through actions, behaviors, and work performance.
• SMILE and provide a positive environment for all members, staff, and guests.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management, Business, or related field required. Master's degree preferred. • 5-10 years of high-level management experience required. • Experience managing a fitness/health club facility preferred. • Must have own transportation back and forth between facilities and throughout the community. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with sound judgment. • Must be able to use Microsoft Office programs and learn and use required club software. • Current CPR/AED certification is required, to be maintained throughout employment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements 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. • Display a passion for health and wellness. • Frequently works varying hours and days • Regularly uses hands to write or type • May spend many hours sitting in front of a computer • Occasionally travels around the community to companies and organizations • Is occasionally exposed to bodily fluids or demanding physical exertion during emergency response situations; risks are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures • Ability to freely access all areas of the facilities, including the second floor and basement. • Able to communicate effectively with management, staff, and others in person, by telephone, and in writing.
BENEFITS: • Health, Dental, Vision insurance • 401K retirement plan • Life Insurance • Short-Term Disability, AD&D • Vacation, sick and personal leave • Cell phone allowance • And more…
Job Summary Under the supervision of the Senior Accountant, the Associate Accountant shall complete the day-to-day accounts payable and purchasing functions as detailed below, process all non-payroll related payments, assist with budget preparation and inquiries, provide input regarding district purchasing policies as well as other general financial functions; and be mindful of the best interests of the Palatine Park District, fellow employees, and patrons; participate with the Finance Department as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. This position will also supervise the part-time finance assistant.
Education and Experience
•Bachelor Degree in Accounting preferred. Experience in government and/or fund accounting preferred with a minimum of three years applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
•Strong attention to detail and problem solving abilities.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word and financial software.
•Ability to effectively execute multiple tasks and responsibilities with proper prioritization. •Willingness to be flexible and be a team player and must fit the culture of the park district.
•The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and written, along with good time management, and good organizational skills are essential. •CPR/AED Certification within six months of hire. •Valid Illinois Driver’s License. •A successful criminal background check.
Please apply at Please apply at jobs.palatineparks.org.
Summary: The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the daily management of Barefoot Bay, Diamond Lake Beach, the spray park and the Mundelein Community Center indoor pool. This position coordinates, supervises, plans and evaluates all operations associated with the aquatics facilities. This position is also responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and supervising of all aquatic programs and assigned special events. This position also oversees the management of a full-time Aquatics Supervisor. The Aquatics Manager ensures all aquatics facilities are operated in a safe and customer friendly manner, assuring that the facility is clean and adheres to the standards set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Manager must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to successfully carry out the essential functions of this job. Preparation for events, facility openings, and programs may require extended hours.
B.A. or B.S., degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, or related field is preferred.
Minimum of three years of full time experience in the field of recreation is required. Must possess certification in Star Guard Lifeguard Instructor certification within first 90 days of employment. Must possess Illinois Food Handler Certification within first 60 days of employment. Must possess certifications in First Aid and CPR/AED within 90 days of employment.
Must possess CPO/AFO certification within first six months of employment. Certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preferred.
Essential Functions: Plan, implement, organize, supervise, and evaluate all assigned programs and facilities. Develop and implement new programs. Make recommendations for changes and improvements as required to meet the public demand. Adapt recreation programs to meet the needs of individuals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Oversee the operations of assigned programs, facilities, and staff to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety paramount to performance and delivery. Maintain needed certifications for job requirements – Star Guard Instructor, WSI, CPO/AFO, Food Service & Sanitation, etc. Define personnel and staffing requirements, develop plan to recruit, hire, and train seasonal and part time staff to include contract employment for assigned recreational programs. Provide documentation to support hiring and staffing plans for recreational programming, activities, facilities and special events. Mentor, coach, influence, and evaluate performance of subordinates, with a goal of quality programs and performance. Systematically document performance of direct reporting subordinates, write clear and concise counseling focused on success. Make recommendations on personnel matters involving recreation staff to the Superintendent of Recreation. Prepare and oversee the entire budget process from planning to execution and evaluation for assigned facilities and programs, with emphasis on timeliness and accountability. Manage and directly supervise all payroll activities for the assigned programs. Monitor records of monies received, participation figures, and expenditures within assigned responsibility areas. Complete deposits for aquatics facilities. Work with the Superintendent of Business Services and Technology to maintain proper export of financial and refund transactions. Lead and assist in planning for future recreation programs, facilities, and activities within assigned program areas. Establish deadlines for projects and enforce deadlines for completion. Submit timely and accurate reports to include input for information to be delivered to the Park Board of Commissioners. 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. Interpret recreation service to public and participate in community meetings and organizational planning as requested. Keep the community informed of assigned programs, facilities, and events by use of press releases, news media, flyers, and seasonal brochures. 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 plan so as to be prepared for any and all emergencies. Ensures staff schedules are prepared for areas of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Marginal Functions: Hours will vary including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Assist with district wide special events and special projects. Develop appropriate forms and administrative procedures to compliment the registration process. Make recommendations for special programs, discount rates, and special events. 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 Northbrook Park District is seeking a Parks Crew Leader to provide skilled maintenance and grounds crew oversight work involving the maintenance and development of the District's outside grounds.
This is a full-time position with benefits and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsibilities include day-to-day task supervision of grounds work crews for park maintenance, application of chemicals to turf grass area as directed, snow removal and ice making. Supervision received from Parks Grounds Supervisor.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise day-to-day maintenance-related work activities for grounds crew and assists scheduling the work of seasonal staff on a daily basis.
Train new employees in proper procedures and provides oversight and/or performs grounds maintenance such as tree, shrub, flower and turf care and repairing the irrigation system.
Assist supervisor with the planning and review of grounds projects; determines materials needed and gathers information required to prepare budget recommendations.
Operate riding and power hand mowers and/or a tractor with attachments for the mowing of park turf; operates all other equipment used in the maintenance of the park grounds.
Inspect grounds for the identification of weeds, diseases and insects.
Operate a variety of equipment, including backhoes, trucks and trenchers used in landscape projects such as grading for sod, building berms, planting and removing trees and digging trenches for pipes and wires.
Provide oversight and/or performs general grounds maintenance activities such as mowing, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs; operates spraying equipment to apply chemical substances which stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests.
Collaborate with internal and external customers in a positive manner.
Follow safe work practices.
Operate snowplows, trucks and other equipment for the removal of snow from park district roads, parking lots and walkways.
Assist with special event support and ice making.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Two-year degree in Horticulture management and three (3) years of experience in landscape maintenance work is preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills.
Apply horticultural theory and technique to a park setting, identify and take appropriate action against the diseases, pests and infestations affecting plant life, operate chemical spraying equipment in a skillful and safe manner, operate the equipment and tools used in grounds maintenance and development in a skillful and safe manner, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, understand, explain, and enforce safety regulations
Valid Illinois Vehicle Operator’s License
Possession of a valid Public Applicator’s License in Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, as issued by the State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands 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.
Work is performed both in an indoor and outdoor setting, where employee is regularly exposed to dust heat and occasionally to cold; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to more than 50 pounds; allowed and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assists for lifting above 40 lbs. as a guideline. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee works around heavy machinery and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.
TO APPLY: Complete an online application at nbparks.org/jobs
To plan, coordinate, and implement well-organized, quality preschool and early childhood programs.
Qualifications: • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field, with 2-4 years of relevant teaching experience. • Teaching certification preferred.
Schedule: The schedule varies up to 30 hours a week.
This role is eligible for the IMRF pension fund.