Responsible for the development, project and staff management and execution of special events, managing the daily operations of recreation facilities including facility rentals/ Building Supervisors, birthday parties, pets, as well as daily operations of the Hall Quarry Beach and Paddleboat/kayak rentals.
Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, time card approval, evaluation and supervision of the Quarry and Building Supervisor staff. *Manage the rental of facilities which includes the review and approval of all facility reservations, meeting with prospective renters and explaining facility rental procedures. *Maintain daily communication with Building Supervisors and maintenance on events, schedules and facility issues. *Be accessible during all recreation facility use to assist staff and private rentals as needed. Research current trends in special events and aquatics programming. Introduce new activities, equipment and resources to staff and customers. *Manage the operation of summer seasonal facilities which includes Quarry and Paddleboats by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising lifeguards, lifeguard managers, cashiers and custodial staff. *Manage the swim lesson program which includes assigning and training instructors, creating lesson plans for each swim level, providing roster information for instructors and generating class schedules. *Manage the Fox River Trail reservations which include the review and approval of all reservations, talking and/or meeting with prospective patrons showing and explanation of reservation procedures. *Monitor class enrollment; communicate with instructors and Marketing Department regarding class changes, cancellations and rescheduling. *Oversee the chemical balance of the Quarry which includes sending water samples to the State. *Responsible for balanced daily bank deposits and daily financial operations of the Quarry and Paddleboat facilities. *Support staff with concerns such as patron and parent issues, class structure, facility issues and supply needs. *Manage special events which include developing and managing the budget, coordinating the logistics, booking entertainment, arranging staff support, working with the Marketing department to promote events and find sponsorships, creating supply lists, event time lines, gathering supplies and confirming vendors. *Teach CPR/First Aid when needed and maintain supplies. *Responsible for developing pet classes and events, including: preparing contracts, researching new trends and ideas and coordinating all logistics of the pet program or event. *Work with the Marketing Department to promote classes through press releases, social media our website, e-blasts, fliers and other marketing avenues. *Assist with volunteer recruitment and training for utilization at special events. *Conduct a program analysis each season to review enrollment numbers, cancelled programs, program successes, opportunities, need for changes and evaluation feedback. Responsible for creating and adhering to budgets for programs and events. *Manage assigned contractual services (e.g. cleaning company, pest control, first aid, and fire extinguishers.) *Perform all job and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. *Adhere to the BPD time and attendance policy along with the BPD CORE VALUES.
Education and Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and two years of experience in recreation management. Starguard lifeguard instructor obtained within 90 days of hire. Supervisor must obtain a Food Safety Manager certificate within 90 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*First Aid/CPR certification is required. *Above average computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail/Email, and ReTrac in addition to preparing annual budgets. *Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, contractors and the public. *Ability to communicate with public and patrons in a professional manner. *Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment. *Effective time management techniques and ability to meet deadlines while managing day to day activities. *Must be resourceful and well organized. *Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
*This job is performed in a typical office environment in addition to being outdoors, which includes wet, hot, humid, and cold weather conditions. *Prolonged standing during special events may be required. *May be required to assist with physical set-up of recreation programs which may include bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items up to 35 lbs.
Weekday hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Some weekend, evening and holidays will be required for meetings, special events and aquatics especially during the summer season.
Anticipated hiring salary is $46,000-$52,000 annually (DOQ). This role is Full time, Exempt and has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and IMRF. BPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Business Services is responsible for overall financial, business, information technology, and risk management operations of the District. This position primarily directly supervises the information technology manager, human resources manager, bookkeepers and customer service staff. This position oversees multiple projects, including but not limited to capital planning, annual financial audit, annual budget process, annual tax levy, annual budget/appropriation ordinance, issuance of debt, and all on-going financial reporting and analysis for the District. This position assists the executive director. This position will require all state and federal reporting including appropriate tax documents. The district has 61 full time employees and 390 part-time and seasonal employees and operates with an approximate annual budget of $15 million.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of eight years of full-time experience in a related field, with at least four years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business, public administration or related field is required. Master’s Degree, M.B.A or C.P.A. and CPRP/CPRE are all preferred. Experience with VSI Rec Trac, Incode Financial Software strongly desired.
SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $88,690.00 - $110,863.00, based on qualifications.
BENEFITS WE OFFER: • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Colonial Life Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement
TO APPLY: Please visit us at www.crystallakeparks.org – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application and submit current resume through the online job portal.
The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worth Park District serves a community of 10,800 residents located 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The park district provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District operates highly utilized facilities including 10 year-round parks, a sled hill, ball fields and two community centers. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, supervision an evaluation of a wide scope of recreation programs, special events and services of the Park District.
Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Minimum three years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in the field of recreation. Certified Park and Recreation Professional or obtained within 1 year of hire. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Must possess a valid driver’s license with no license revocation or suspensions within the last three years. Employment is contingent upon physical examination, including, but not limited to, a drug screen and passing a criminal background check. Possession of a valid Illinois Class D Drivers License is required. Availability: Generally, 40 hours per week Monday - Friday with weekend and evening work occurring on a frequent basis. A combination of daytime and evening hours is necessary and may work in excess of 40 hours per week to achieve exceptional results. Will be on-call to support personnel and respond to emergencies.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kelly Pezdek, Finance and Human Resources Manager, Worth Park District, 11500 S. Beloit Ave., Worth, IL 60482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.