Why the Manhattan Park District? If you are looking to work in a challenging yet rewarding environment, the Manhattan Park District is for you! The Manhattan Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this fast-growing community. With a growth rate of nearly 400 people per year, the Manhattan Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to those that call Manhattan home.
About the Position: This position, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, is responsible for: the development, implementation and evaluation of recreation programs and activities, supervision of part-time and seasonal staff and contractors, and assisting with facility operations, general interest programming, program instruction and special events. Program areas include but are not limited to youth instructional athletics, youth leagues, adult leagues, and fitness. This position was posted in early 2020, but was not filled at that time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With recent growth in athletic programs, we are looking for an enthusiastic professional to help lead the growth and development of a comprehensive suite of instructional athletics, leagues and fitness programs.
Finding the Right Fit: We are seeking a new team member who possesses a positive attitude, effective communication skills, sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, open mindedness, ability to embrace change and spark innovation, confidence, creativity, integrity, trustworthiness, and passion and enthusiasm for serving the community through providing exceptional recreational experiences.
What You Can Expect: This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position reports to the Hansen Community Center and works very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be available for evenings or weekends on occasion and will be expected to be on site for programs and events when needed.
Is Education Everything? We value education and experience as well as the right fit! As a key member of our Recreation team, we prefer a candidate with 1-3 years of experience in Recreation or a related field, and a degree in Recreation or a related field. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain certification.
The Fit Works Both Ways: Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing recreational experiences from the ground up in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a like- minded team? If so, come join us and let’s make Manhattan better together!
How to Apply: Please see manhattanparks.org/about-us/getinvolved for job posting and employment application. Please email application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is an organization dedicated to the provision of recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Our work environment is both professional and fun, and we provide an excellent salary and benefits package for our employees. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, if you desire variety, challenge, and opportunity for advancement, if you want to put your skills and talents in recreation to good use, and if you want to make a significant impact in the lives of people with disabilities, look no further! Check out our website at www.nedsra.org.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in therapeutic recreation, recreation administration/management, education, or a related field, and experience working with individuals with special needs. Candidate should have strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to plan and implement recreation programs for youth and adults with special needs. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as well as interpersonal skills to create good working relationships with participants, family members, teachers, allied professionals, and community contacts. The position requires proficiency in Microsoft Oﬃce and Outlook applications. Applicants much possess or have the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) highly desired.
Responsibilities: The chosen candidate will work with a team of recreational professionals in the provision of specialized services for individuals with disabilities. Primary responsibilities include program leadership for individuals of all ages and abilities; preparation of program budgets; supervision and mentoring of support staﬀ; transportation of program participants; completion of written work including brochure blurbs and reports; assisting with overall agency outreach eﬀorts and the development of new programs and services; development and maintenance of good working relationships with consumers, parents, aﬃliate organizations, and school personnel.
Benefits: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days
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Today, Madison Parks has over 270 parks covering over 6,000 acres, including 1,600 conservation acres. The Parks Division is responsible for the operations and maintenance of Olbrich Botanical Gardens, four public golf courses, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, the Goodman Pool, Forest Hill Cemetery, and maintenance of State Street and the Mall Concourse. We offer reservable shelters, athletic fields, swimming lessons, guided nature walks, ice skating lessons, and free movies in the park.
Our mission is to provide the ideal system of parks, natural resources, and recreational opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for everyone.
This is responsible supervisory work involving responsibility for the maintenance of park buildings, grounds, athletic fields, playgrounds and facilities in the central portion of the City, including the Mall Concourse Maintenance District. The work involves organizing, record keeping, public relations, planning and implementing daily work assignments and longer-term work projects through Mall Concourse Foreperson, Operations Leadworker, and numerous full time and seasonal staff working out of two separate facilities (Goodman Maintenance Facility and Fairchild Maintenance Facility). The work is performed under the general supervision of the Parks Operations Manager with independent judgment used to determine work methods and procedures and review through reports, observation and periodic discussions.
Please include an attached pdf cover letter (2 page maximum) and resume with your application. In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience in: 1) leadership including managing or supervising employee groups, leading teams, and/or leading formal or informal groups, 2) describe a time you implemented a change in a process at work, how did you identify the change was needed, what did you do to implement the change, and how did you manage this change.
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the area of business administration, turf management, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, or a related field.
Two (2) years of directly related lead work or supervisory experience in parks maintenance, grounds, turf maintenance, landscaping or closely related field.
Possession of an associate's degree in the area of business administration, turf management, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, or a related field.
Three (3) years of directly related experience in parks maintenance, grounds, turf maintenance, landscaping or closely related field; two (2) of which must include directly related supervisory or lead work experience.
Accounting Coordinator (Full-Time) Are you an accounting professional seeking a full-time work schedule and a variety of responsibilities? Our Accounting Coordinator role is an integral position within the Finance Department at the Deerfield Park District. It will allow you the opportunity to showcase and implement your accounting knowledge and work within a fun, mission-based organization. The role requires an energetic, collaborative individual who has an eye for detail and enjoys making a positive impact on all park district departments. Applicants looking to work in a unique environment where you can make a daily difference in people’s lives should apply!
Who we are? The Deerfield Park District was formed in 1951 with a mission to provide outstanding parks, services, facilities and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living and improve memorable experiences. The Park District has over 25 parks and facilities including the Deerfield Golf Club, Sachs Recreation Center, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, Mitchell Pool and Deerspring Pool. The Park District employs an average of 300 staff with over 500 seasonally. The District has a credit rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service and is an IAPD/IPRA Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency. For additional information visit us at www.deerfieldparks.org.
What is the opportunity? Under the leadership of the Director of Finance, the Accounting Coordinator is responsible for agency support in the areas of accounting, finance, banking, budgeting, payroll, financial analysis, and other related areas. The major emphasis of this position will be assisting with the daily operations of the Finance Department. The position has growth potential into a supervisor role.
Key responsibilities include: • Processes bi-weekly payroll and prepares bi-weekly payroll reports. • Research and resolve payroll tax and other payroll accounting related matters. • Process and record payroll related deductions and remittances including health insurance, FSA, retirement program, pension, and life insurance. • Manage and process annual payroll related forms and records including: W-2, 1094-C, 1095-C, sick time payouts, and wellness program payouts. • Complete workers compensation audit. • Responsible for daily and monthly accounting reconciliation of revenue for all Park District facilities. Performs semi-monthly revenue import into the accounting system. Performs monthly earned income process. • Performs cash audits at Park District facilities. • Tracks program and facility refunds due to patrons and processes checks and credit card refunds. • Research and manage patron household balances (receivables and credit balances). • Processes various monthly credit card and ACH transactions. • Assist with the month end close process including journal entries, account reconciliations and preparation of financial reports. • Assist with internal control procedures throughout the Park District. • Prepares monthly Board of Commissioner reports in conjunction with the Director of Finance. • Records miscellaneous cash receipts into registration software and processes corresponding journal entries. • Responsible for the Deerfield Park Foundation accounting: record and deposit incoming cash, record journal entries, prepare Board reports. • Lead agency compliance with the Records Retention Act. • Assists Director of Finance in daily, monthly and annual financial projects, including budget preparation and the annual audit. • Develops and implements programs to train staff in proper procedures affecting the Finance Department.
What qualifications are needed? • A degree in accounting, business or a related field is preferred. • Minimum five years of related experience. • Knowledge of general ledger, cash receipts processing, payroll processing, HR processes, bank reconciliation, and accounts payable. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel. Knowledge or ability to learn in-house software applications (e.g. Incode accounting, RecTrac registration, Paycor HRIS).
Scheduling, pay and benefits The Accounting Coordinator is a full-time position working 35-40 hours per week. This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, IMRF pension, paid time off, wellness incentive program, and discounts on Park District programs. The schedule is Monday through Friday approximately 8:00 to 5:00.
Position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. Apply at: http://www.deerfieldparks.org/jobs/
Incorporated in 1955, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to over a quarter million residents of Mount Prospect and portions of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. Encompassing more than 450 acres, the District offers over 30 neighborhood parks and facilities including the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, art studio, dog park, conservatory/greenhouse and extensive bike and walking paths. Each four season program guide offers over 1,000 programs and events for all ages.
Due to a retirement, the Mt. Prospect Park District is seeking candidates for a full-time Custodian. The Custodian is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to ensure and maintain the cleanliness, general appearance indoors and outdoors, and the efficient maintenance operation of a park district facility, as directed by the Head Custodian or the Buildings Department Manager.
Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance Or, you can visit us at www.mppd.org – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for Maintenance/Custodian (full-time), for the job posting.
JOB DUTIES: Work with the Custodial Crew Leader and Building Manager to determine tasks needed for specific assigned facilities. Perform custodial maintenance in the upkeep of buildings including painting, cleaning, stripping, waxing floors, cleaning restroom, replenishing supplies, emptying trash, and light bulb replacement. Physically set-up and take down rooms (i.e. furniture, chairs, etc.) for various park programs and rentals. Report any building/site maintenance problems to the Buildings Department Manager. Keep immediate grounds free of litter and debris. Perform other duties as they arise to maintain the facility at the standards established by the Facility Coordinator or Facility Manager. Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis. Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs and serve on Safety Committee when required. Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures. May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends. All other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian, Buildings Department Manager, Superintendent of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.
Must have high school education or G.E.D. equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skills for this position.
Must be at least 18 years old. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Must have previous custodial experience. Must be able to physically perform all custodial-related duties. Must possess knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools. Must have solid knowledge of cleaning materials, equipment and procedures. Must be able to work independently and with limited supervision. Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work and in emergency situations. Must be able to exhibit patience and understanding with patrons, staff and the general public. Must be able to abide by Park District policies and procedures. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work special events from time to time. Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects. The general office work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. When outdoors, may be exposed to weather conditions including rain, sun, wind, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold. May be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in work areas. Additionally, may be exposure to cleaning materials. Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed regular hours at times. Please note that regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position. Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.
BENEFITS: We offer a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension (IMRF), 457 Plan, Paid Time Off, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits, Life Insurance and a Vision Reimbursement Program.
The Mt. Prospect Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.