This position is responsible for the development, project and staff management and execution of special events, managing the daily operations of the District's facilities including rentals and scheduling building supervisors, birthday party programming, pet programming, paddleboat/kayak rentals, and the daily operation of the Hall Quarry Beach.
Essential Functions: • 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 programming 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.
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 certification must be 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 RecTrac 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.
Work Schedule: 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.
This role is Full time, Exempt and has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and IMRF.
The Batavia Park District has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for three years in a row (2016, 2017 & 2018)! The mission of the Batavia Park District is committed to excellence by providing fun, safe and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents. Nestled in the scenic Fox River Valley and just 45 miles west of Chicago, the Batavia Park District serves a thriving, growing community of 26,298 people strong. The Batavia Park District maintains and operates approximately 350 acres, compromised of 40 park sites. Batavia Park District is recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative experiences and for providing exceptional care and attention to parks and facilities along with having an exceptional staff that supports our mission. We encourage you to check us out and see what all the fun is about!
Under the direction of the Fitness Manager, the Membership Services Coordinator assists in membership relations at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, including maintaining the membership base and the coordination of membership programs.
Responsibilities: Responsible for providing excellent customer service and developing customer relations while assisting prospective and current members with membership and service options. Greet customers in a friendly manner when entering and exiting the building, as well as during member interactions. Register membership with varying billing options ensuring accuracy of paperwork. Take registration for all Park District programs and have a general knowledge of PDHP offerings serving as Rec center front line staff. Assist members with all membership transactions. Responsible for auditing the recreation management system and contacting members to clear account debts. Assist with Recreation Center special events and programs. Regularly communicate with Rec Center managers and supervisors regarding membership projects, concerns, or information relative to the coordination/maintenance of facility operations. Serve as the Manager on Duty in the absence of managers and supervisors. Maintain the cleanliness of workspace as well as the cleanliness and safety of the building. Perform light office work such as, filing, copying, and answering phone calls.
Requirements: - 1 year of experience in the fitness industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and possess strong organizational skills. - Experience with registration software is preferred. - Previous experience in membership service and/or fitness programming a plus. - Must be available to work weekends
Classification: Part-Time Class 2 (20 - 29 hours/week), non-exempt
Benefits: IMRF pension and Employee Ambassador Program
The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, this full-time position will be accountable for leagues, tournament schedules, rentals and concessions at the Elgin Sports Complex which includes 10 softball fields, 10 soccer fields, 2 sand volleyball courts and a BMX track. This position will hire, schedule, train and supervise part-time staff which includes duties that require some independent judgement and action. This position will be responsible for field rentals, e-leagues, tennis, and indoor soccer which takes place at other park and recreation parks/facilities.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Works to establish and demonstrate City of Elgin Parks and Recreation Department policies, emergency procedures, and safety guidelines and represent the City of Elgin in a positive, professional manner.
Responsible for the coordination of recreational softball, tennis, soccer, e-leagues, rugby, lacrosse, t-ball and flag football.
Processes program registrations, facility rentals and contracts for tournaments.
Manages concession operations and complex electronic sign.
Develops effective communication for information on programs, policies and schedules to participants, staff, tournament directors and renters. Hires, trains and supervises part-time seasonal staff. Collaborates with the Land Management Crew Leader on field preparation, schedules and capital projects. Answers questions and complaints concerning programs, facility policies and procedures. Submits payroll, invoices, facility and program related reports. Maintains a positive public image and attitude with good public relations and customer service. Responsible for payment transactions; collection, recording and reconciliation.
Contacts participants on class cancellation, waitlists and transfers. Orders supplies and prepares budgets. Wears appropriate staff uniform. Attends staff meetings. Abides by all City of Elgin rules and regulations as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of major sports such as softball and soccer; knowledge of tournament scheduling and management of leagues, ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, business administration or related field and/or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in facility management and athletic programming. Ability to work 40-50 hours average per week. Ability to work weekends and extended hours when necessary. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community officials, employees, volunteer groups and the general public. Ability to enforce all rules and policies of the City in a diplomatic manner. Ability to assess long and short-term needs of the Elgin Sports Complex. Experience in concessions inventory and cash management. Experience supervising staff and volunteers. Must possess strong communication, organizational and customer service skills. Must be able to multitask and problem solve. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Salesforce and RecTrac preferred. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred. Training in emergency management preferred. CPR/AED certification is required within 3 months of employment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position does require candidates to have a valid Illinois Class D Drivers License.
To apply go to www.cityofelgin.org/jobs. You can upload your resume and cover letter to your application.
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 managerial and professional work in visioning, strategic planning, developing, and directing the operations, programs, functions, and staff of Olbrich Botanical Gardens consisting of City of Madison Parks Division and Olbrich Botanical Society staff. This position oversees the development of the full scientific and educational potential of the Botanical Gardens, Garden Center building, Bolz Conservatory, production greenhouse, outdoor gardens, gift store, and Frautschi Family Learning Center. The Botanical Center Director also serves as the Executive Director of the Olbrich Botanical Society (OBS). As Executive Director of OBS, this position oversees the following:
The individual in this position also serves on the Olbrich Botanical Society Foundation (OBSF) board and assists with the administration of OBSF. OBSF supports the programs and activities of the Gardens by providing endowment disbursements to the OBS operating budget.
The individual in this position must be able to effectively and efficiently manage the integration and coordination of both public and private resources and meet the needs of both organizations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Parks Assistant Superintendent and the Olbrich Botanical Society Board of Directors. Individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining healthy and sustainable work culture that values inclusivity and accessibility. Individual must have passion for connecting others to the natural environment.
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For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/employment-careers-jobs
JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for the management and administration of Elk Grove Park District websites, social media and digital platforms.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Administration, monitoring and maintenance of organizational digital marketing channels including: websites, content management systems, social media, intranet, advertising, signage and displays. Analyze, interpret and report analytics for marketing strategies and content optimization for web and social media platforms. Provide recommendations for digital marketing strategies, development plans, digital marketing program concepts, and advertising. Execution and analysis based on organizational objectives, brands and best practices. Manage short and long term digital strategies and execution of website redesigns, SEO, SEM, social media, displays and digital creative management of all owned programs and facilities. Plan and create written and visual content for Park District brands for use on digital platforms. Manage content and updates for the Mobile App for the Park District. Effectively communicate and train staff on CMS, social media and digital concepts to enhance communication between customers and the agency. Evaluate and manage external digital marketing resources including agencies, developers and other third-party partnerships. Act as social community liaison for organization and provide customer service to consumers through web based interactions and social media. Assist with e-mail automation, PR and media activities, sales collateral and advertising. Attend ongoing webinars, trainings and conferences to keep updated on the latest trends in digital marketing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Google Suite. Proficient in both Windows operating systems. Possess a solid understanding of responsive design, social media, SEO, SEM and internet marketing strategies. Ability to work independently or in a team based environment. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to maintain a positive image and relationships with the community and third party partners. Skill in coordinating numerous projects and working with multiple deadlines.