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 $ 125,000 + DOQ

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Description: Northfield, Il. (Population 5,400) is seeking a highly professional, energetic candidates interested in serving as its next Executive Director. The Director position includes both administrative and managerial work related to planning and organizing activities related to the district. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the interpersonal skill and judgment to create trust, deliver results and mentor staff.

The idea candidate will have a strong background in finance, human resources, risk management and park maintenance. Community partnership experience is desired. Proven Foundation and Grant writing experience is a plus.

The next Director shall: * Have a strong commitment to customer service and be a highly collaborative leader with a proven track record of progressive management experience in the field of parks and recreation. * Be a interactive leader with a professional and engaging communication style. Must be able to relate to to and respect residents, elected official's, staff and community organizations. *Have 7-10 years progressive experience in parks and recreation or a related field.

The Northfield Park District offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Starting salary is $ 125,000 + DOQ.

Submit resume, cover letter and contact information from five professional references online to galexoff@northfieldparks.org to the attention of George Alexoff. Applications will be received until August 18, 2022.

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 Northfield Park District

 Contact

George Alexoff
847-446-1193
galexoff@northfieldparks.org

 Closing Date

August 18, 2022

 45,000/Annually

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DEPARTMENT: Recreation

SALARY/SALARY RANGE: This is a salaried position.

FLSA: Exempt

BENEFITS: Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package; vacation, personal, and sick days; ten paid holidays; pension plan; IPRA Membership; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency leisure benefits.

DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: Either the Program Manager or the Athletics Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTLY SUPERVISING: Part-Time Program Staff assigned to their program load

JOB PURPOSE: To assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduate from accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation or recreation with a therapeutic emphasis and practical experience in therapeutic recreation programming. • Current NCTRC Certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment. • Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience working with individuals with disabilities including planning a wide range of recreation activities. • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work effectively with people with disabilities, FVSRA staff, FVSRA member agency staff, part time coaches, parents/guardians, participants, school district personnel, community agencies, as well as members of the general public. • Must be able to work independently, solve problems, and convey a positive attitude to others. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. • First Aid/CPR certification required or ability to obtain within one year. • Handle with Care Behavior Management certification or ability to obtain within six months. • Ability to assess, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and document activity programs for the therapeutic recreation continuum of services. • Ability to perform required duties under stressful situations without supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assess, plan, develop, lead, evaluate and document therapeutic recreation programs on a year round basis. • Analyze specific area of focus, identify trends and recommend programs. • Serve as liaison to part-time program leaders. • Assist in supervision and evaluation of part-time staff and volunteers in assigned programs. • Develop goals and objectives for each assigned program and maintain all program paperwork; i.e., records, forms, and correspondence. • Attend all assigned meetings and approved professional development opportunities. • Develop and maintain effective communications in all work-related relationships. • Assist in the orientation of new part-time staff and supervision of interns. • Prepare program budgets and maintain expenditure records. • Safely drive a vehicle and 15 passenger bus to programs, seasonal events, away trips and/or meetings. • Provide physical and emotional assistance to children and adults with disabilities. • Select, recommend, inventory, purchase and organize supplies and equipment, which are associated with program assignments and responsibilities. • Work efficiently and effectively under pressure; such as deadlines and emergencies. • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities. • Assist with collecting program photos and promoting through marketing channels • Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents. • Treats public concerns with the utmost and courteous attention. • Assist in all Foundation fundraising events. • Other duties as assigned.

AREA OF FOCUS -Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator – reporting to Program Manager
-Carolyn Nagle Sensory Room (scheduling, cleaning, maintaining) -Participant Intakes/IEPs -Dr Kelly Resource Library -Program focus: social, cultural, special events

Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator – reporting to Athletics Manager
-Participant Ambassador Program -Participant Committee -Rec1 Participant Information Audits -Behavior Logs -Virtual Programs -Program Technology -Program focus: Fitness, Athletics

SAFETY DUTIES & RESPONSIBLTIES: • Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and departmental specific safety rules. • Uses material-handling equipment or staff assistance when needed and when lifting and/or moving objects 50 lbs. or heavier. • Inspects work and program areas (use checklists) for compliance with safe work practices and rules. • Reports any work-related or patron injuries to supervisor promptly. • Participate in Safety Committee and attend required safety program(s) and in service education meetings. • Adhere to Safety Manual contents by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and department specific safety rules. • Enforces safety rules by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions. • Corrects unsafe conditions and/or reports them to supervisor. • Uses personal protective equipment including safety and sun glasses, appropriate work boots and protective gloves.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This job operates indoors in classrooms, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and exercise rooms as well as outdoors at different activity fields, parks, playgrounds, etc. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working inside conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or program.

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FVSRA fosters a workforce ethic that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion that enables all employees to thrive. FVSRA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disabilities, national or ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law.

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 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Nieta Gates
630-907-1114
nietag@fvsra,org

 Closing Date

August 16, 2022

 Hourly FT - Starting at $25.00/Hour Depending on Qualifications

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Under the general direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, the Facility Building Specialist II is responsible for performing various construction and maintenance functions for buildings, park facilities and site amenities related to assets located throughout the Park District. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, possibly working weekends/evenings as required. This is an at-will position. This position does not allow for remote work, as work must be performed at assigned Park District locations. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent plus technical or vocational training. Training in related field (Facility Management, Construction Administration, Park Maintenance) preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of 3 years of experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Certification and Skills:

Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of how to care for and maintain public recreation facilities.
Knowledge of contract and procurement terminology. Knowledge of purchasing and procurement procedures. Basic mechanical aquatic knowledge such as pumps and filters. Must have Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or within six months of hire. Must be CPR/AED/First Aid certified within six months of hire. Must have Illinois Driver’s License and reliable means of transportation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the daily care, upkeep and long-term preventative maintenance of all Park District buildings and facilities. Responsible for managing property and equipment by identifying, initiating and completing work order requests and repairs, using appropriate levels of safety and cleanliness. Responsible for performing a full range of mechanical work including, but not limited to trouble shooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs. Responsible for maintaining and repairing all aspects of park buildings and facilities, which include, but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and painting. Responsible for inspecting, maintaining and repairing environmental systems (such as): HVAC, furnace, boiler units, AC and other facility environmental controls. Responsible for managing the safety and cleanliness of equipment and property by identifying, repairing and inspecting park facilities, equipment and property for wear, damage, vandalism, etc. Responsible for the operation of Park District vehicles, ground equipment and implements. Must be able to use common tools essential to construction and building maintenance. Must be available for supervising and participating in the operation of snow removal equipment on common sidewalks, paths and parking lots. Responsible for prioritizing and re-prioritizing activities within general work plan. Must maintain a pro-active approach to safety and risk management. Must lead custodial staff to ensure clean facilities through training and feedback. Must maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and trainings. Must maintain quality service by analyzing service problems and recommending procedural and product improvements. Must ensure that all paperwork is completed on a timely basis, i.e., payroll, accounts payable, warranty, contract &procedural documentation. Assists the Superintendent of Parks in required facility inspections per PDRMA recommendations and code requirements. Conduct periodic building and Park District equipment inspections. Assists in the purchasing and procurement of specialized District wide services & supplies such as custodial supplies, portable restrooms, soda/vending machines, etc. Maintain accurate and complete records of preventative maintenance activities. Follow and adhere to all safety guidelines. Must be an active member of the Park District Safety Committee.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for monitoring various contracts to ensure compliance with contract specifications. Responsible for the operation of Park District vehicles and implements. Responsible for ensuring preventative maintenance on equipment is performed and reported. Manage inventory for Facility Maintenance Supplies. Assist the Superintendent of Parks with requisitions for the necessary repair equipment and machines, repair parts and contractor services to effectively meet equipment modifications or installation needs. May be responsible for assisting recreation program setup and special events as needed.

Benefits we offer in exchange for your time and talent include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • Paid Time Off • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Short and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Paid Life Insurance (IMRF) • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

To Apply:

To apply please complete a job application from our website: www.we-goparks.org/employment and email to HR@we-goparks.org along with your cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation.

Employment Application can be found at our website:we-goparks.org / About / Employment or through: https://www.we-goparks.org/_files/ugd/cf7c5b_cbbae8f6872a43198fa0d1d61ddfdb74.pdf

Please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin soon to fill this position as soon as possible. West Chicago Park District is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Park District, please visit us at we-goparks.org.

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 West Chicago Park District

 Contact

Louisa Walsh
6302319474
HR@we-goparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 40000

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DEPARTMENT: Recreation

FLSA: Exempt

BENEFITS Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package; vacation, personal, and sick days; ten paid holidays; pension plan; IPRA Membership; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency leisure benefits.

DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: Day Program and Camp Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTLY SUPERVISING: Day Break Program Assistants and Volunteers

JOB PURPOSE: To plan, implement and evaluate Day Break, the therapeutic day program for young adults with disabilities within our member park districts and support all day program and day camp initiatives.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: • College student or college graduate with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Education • or a related field of study. • Current NCTRC Certification or ability to obtain within one year of employment. • Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience in planning and delivering • a wide range of recreation activities for adults with various disabilities in community recreation or • related fields. • Ability to assess, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and document activity programs for the • therapeutic recreation continuum of services. • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work • effectively with people with disabilities, FVSRA staff, FVSRA member agency staff, • parents/guardians, participants, community agencies, and members of the general public. • Experience leading and supervising volunteers and part-time staff. • Must have good organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to work independent and solve • simple to complex problems. • Must demonstrate dependability, promptness and punctuality. • Be a team leader, promoting group cohesiveness. • Be safety conscious. • Certification or acquiring certification within six months of hire, Handle with Care crisis prevention • and First Aid/CPR are required. • Ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion. • Ability to perform required duties under stressful situations without supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assess, Plan, lead, and evaluate Day Break, a therapeutic recreation day program. • Adhere to all FVSRA safety policies and procedures • Review participant’s Annual Information Forms with all staff (disability, allergies, medications, • seizures and behaviors). • Must maintain daily attendance records for participants. • Must make certain facilities and equipment are safe and free from hazards. • Must complete and return accident and behavior reports to the FVSRA office within 24 hours. • Prepare and implement behavior management strategies when necessary, to ensure safe • involvement in the Day Break program. • Must keep all participants’ medication in a secure place and oversee the delivery of all medication to • the participants at the designated time. • Select, recommend, purchase, and inventory supplies and equipment, which are associated with • program assignments and responsibilities. • Provide direct supervision for all part-time staff and volunteers assigned to Day Break. • Must assist participants in the pool on all swim days. • Assist with participant daily living skills and personal care needs such as feeding, changing, toileting • or participant transfers. • Expected to motivate staff and remain enthusiastic throughout the Day Break program season. • Responsible for maintaining all money, receipts and records for Day Break funds. Expected to • adhere to the FVSRA Pcard policies and procedures and turn in a monthly report to the Adult • Coordinator. • Responsible for developing and dispersing monthly calendars to participants and families/guardians • for current program and other day program or camp locations. • Provide timely responses to phone calls, voicemails, and written materials. • Responsible for leaving the Day Break facility clean and organized at the end of each day. • Maintain a safe and secure environment and experience for participants and staff. • Complete all weekly and daily paperwork and documentation as assigned including end of the • season evaluations and staff evaluations. • Attend all assigned meetings for FVSRA as requested by supervisor. • Provide physical and emotional support to the participants when working and participating in • activities requiring assistance. • Must be able to respond to the needs of individuals with disabilities. • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure; such as deadlines and emergencies. • Must demonstrate adequate leadership qualities. • Maintain constant communication and quality customer service with parents, staff and participants. • Solve moderate to complex problems regarding the program, participants or supervision of part • time employees and volunteers. • Inspect work and program areas (use checklists) for compliance with safe work practices and rules. • Enforce safety rules and improve employee and public knowledge of the same by confronting and • correcting unsafe behavior and conditions. • Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe conditions to their supervisor. • Cooperate and assist in the investigation of accidents. • Makes sure necessary safety equipment and protective devices for each job or program are • available, used, and properly maintained. • Attend all required safety program and in-service education meetings. • Effective use of cell phones, computers software, and the internet for the performance of job • assignments. • Treat public complaints and concerns with the utmost attention. Is courteous in all cases. • Perform other duties related to the Day Break Program Leader when necessary, or duties in the best • interest of the Association.

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FVSRA fosters a workforce ethic that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion that enables all employees to thrive. FVSRA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disabilities, national or ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law.

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 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Nieta Gates
6309071114
nietag@fvsra.org

 Closing Date

August 16, 2022

 $40,000 to $65,000

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JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Foss Park District: Assistant Business Manager

ABOUT US: The Foss Park District is a local government agency that provides recreational programs and parks for the participants, which is mainly North Chicago, IL. Foss Park District facilities include an 18 hole golf course, clubhouse and pavilion, recreation center, and various parks throughout the district.

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Business Manager has responsibilities and involved in all aspects of the accounting including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger. Main duties include verifying, recording and analyzing general ledger entries, maintaining the fixed asset reporting system, and preparing reconciliations and financial reports, as well as all accounting for the Foss Park District and other accounting and record keeping functions as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, will consider experience in lieu of formal education. At least 2 years of relevant work experience and fund accounting experience preferred. The best candidates will have significant knowledge of accounting practices, government accounting strongly preferred, and procedures and experience working with various accounting software and programs. Foss Park District currently uses several computer programs in addition to MSI Accounting Software and Paylocity Payroll System.

HOURS: This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm, plus additional evening and weekend work as required.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please submit your Resume to: bskof@fosspark-district.org If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The Foss Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Foss Park District

 Contact

Bradley Skof
847-689-7480
bskof@fosspark-district.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled