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JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the vision of the Leisure Services Department. Responsible for the operational excellence of programs and facilities. Responsible for implementing the organizational vision and mission statements within the Leisure Services Department. Work cooperatively with the Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and the Director of Parks & Planning as a part of the Executive Management Team to provide outstanding services to the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Responsible for the vision of the Leisure Services Department. ● Overall leadership and management of recreational services, including the union of facilities and programs as one. ● Develop and Implement Revenue Goals for the Leisure Service Department. ● Work with the Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and the Director of Parks & Planning to implement the organizational values of the District. ● Responsible for all recreation budgets. ● Responsible for coaching and evaluating of Superintendents of Recreation. ● Be an integral part of the Community Character Coalition and support its mission with the District’s programs and facilities. ● Work with the athletic Advisory Boards to meet the goals of the community. ● Facilitate and participate in community focus groups. ● Facilitate Quarterly Meetings for the district. ● Become involved in professional organizations, particularly IPRA, including networking with professionals in other districts. ● Continue to be an integral part of the community, including working with the school districts, the Village and local service groups. ● Perform the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. ● Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS ● Responsible for community special events that enhance our programming, involving all recreation staff. ● Work cooperatively with other departments to achieve the goals stated in the District’s master plan. ● Responsible to manage and maintain the District’s Internship Program. ● Approve all negotiated contracts for the Leisure Services Department. ● Work as a team member of the Executive Management Team. ● Work as a team member of the Management Team. ● Work on District wide projects, such as Distinguished Agency Award. ● Responsible for recognition programs both internal and external. ● Directs the Leisure Services community special event offerings. ● Continue to develop the in-house mentoring program. ● Participates on various work teams. ● Attends Park District Board Meetings. ● Reviews all department processes on an annual basis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ● Knowledge of park and recreation field. Emphasis on providing leisure services to an entire community. ● Knowledge of diverse program offerings in a community setting. ● Knowledge of recreational facility management that includes water parks, fitness center, skate park, theme park, historical museum and community centers. ● Knowledge of recreation registration and reservation system. ● Ability to prepare and monitor budgeting processes. ● Knowledge of human resource concepts and how to implement. ● Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. ● Ability to handle the public’s concerns in a timely and professional manner. ● Build strong relationships with outside organizations. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with all departments and staff. ● Skillful in solving problems and making decisions. ● Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. ● Good Leadership skills. ● Effective in analyzing policies throughout department for consistency. ● Ability to work in a fast paced team environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge and skills may be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. Masters Degree preferred, plus a minimum of seven years in a supervisory position in leisure services. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
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The Tinley Park-Park District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Recreation. This full time position will join the leadership team of department managers reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for administrative planning, organization, and supervision of Park District leisure services. The Superintendent oversees four recreation supervisors that handle over 1,200 annual programs and activities for all ages, including but not limited to performing arts, day camps, special events, preschool, senior activities, and athletics.
The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree with a focus in recreation, park administration, or related field with a minimum of three years supervisory experience in the recreation environment, or a Master’s Degree and two years experience in conducting recreation activities. The candidate will carry a CPRP certification or have the ability to gain CPRP certification within 6 months of hire. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with all park district staff and departments, as well as the general public.
Tinley Park-Park District was established in 1967 and is located in the south suburbs of Chicago in both Cook and Will Counties. The Park Board of Commissioners is made up of 5 elected individuals. The annual operating budget for the agency is over $10 million, of which the Superintendent of Recreation will manage approximately $4 million annually.
Essential job functions: ● Develop and promote the implementation of diversified programs in recreation and related services for the community ● Supervise full- and part-time personnel in the Recreation Department ● Aid in the preparation and coordination of district wide leisure services ● Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and supporting materials, work programs, and financial records for district programs as assigned ● Manage all personnel matters including recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of department staff ● Maintain required records of departmental activities, services, and property ● Attend and participate in department staff meetings ● Prepare reports for the Executive Director ● Prepare board reports and attend board meetings ● Complete an annual performance evaluation for all supervised employees ● Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with local community agencies and other organizations ● Supervise fieldwork students and graduate interns ● Coordinate production of seasonal brochures ● Work with the Marketing Manager to develop marketing plans and communication strategies ● Oversee operation of the Vogt Visual Arts Center, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf Course, and Performing Arts Center.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and completed resume to: /Human Resources 8125 W. 171st Street /Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation, the Superintendent of Parks and Planning is responsible for the administration, maintenance and development of parks, facility maintenance, and landscaping maintenance for School Districts 37 and 39 and the Village of Wilmette facilities. The Superintendent of Parks and Planning shall oversee the management of design, construction, repairs and remodeling projects for all parks and facilities. He or she will coordinate the projects with the facility managers.
In order to effectively perform the functions of this position, the Superintendent of Parks and Planning shall assume the following responsibilities and associated duties:
• Recommend the appointment of foremen, administrative assistant, skilled trades people and other full time staff as needed through recruiting, review, interviews and testing as may be necessary.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of foremen and administrative assistant and review evaluations prepared by the foremen of their staff members so that the goals of the District are consistently applied.
• Recommend levels of compensation and any responsibility changes under the area of supervision.
• Evaluate, recommend, interpret and administer the policies of the District.
• Provide guidance to staff regarding problems with their associates, grievances, conflicts, or any other matters of concern which may interfere with a cohesive working relationship.
• Prepare, review, evaluate and coordinate the detailed budgets for the Parks and Planning Department including Operations, Grounds, Buildings and Mechanical Funds for review by the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation and the appropriate Board Committees.
• Develop costs, etc. for maintenance services and construction/remodeling projects as they relate to facilities for review by the managers and Superintendent of Recreation.
• Develop costs analysis, financial reports, studies and recommendations for all financial aspects of the Parks and Planning including Operations, Grounds, Buildings and Mechanical Funds as may be required.
• Oversee the use of budget and purchasing controls by all staff under the Superintendent's supervision.
• Coordinate bids and contracts for goods and/or services relating to construction, third shift custodial services or equipment purchases or other purchases that provide supplies to the entire Park District.
• Develop and recommend performance goals with staff input.
• Provide information to Parks & Planning staff regarding goals and policies of the Board and Park District Administration.
• Communicate to the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation problems, deviations, or daily activities which may have an impact on the overall operation of the District.
• With staff, research use patterns of park sites and trends to develop facilities which will provide the maximum recreational opportunities for the community.
• Work with other administrative staff and facility managers to develop scope of work and other items related to improvements and or additions to recreational facilities.
• Work with other departments to coordinate and support special events throughout the Park District and village.
• Research, locate and apply for federal, state, local and private grants for funding Park District wide projects.
• Work with the Executive Director and other administrators as needed along with legal counsel to prepare plans and documentation for submissions to the Village of Wilmette for Zoning Board submissions.
• Coordinate, compile necessary plans and documentation and apply for permits for any agency required for construction work including but not limited to the Village of Wilmette, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Environmental Protection Agency (Federal and Illinois), Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Army Corp of Engineers and other agencies as needed.
• Take lead in coordination of efforts in case of disaster and emergency type events including mitigating losses and taking steps to assure that the safety of staff and the public is the highest priority.
The requirement shall be an Associate Degree from a college or university in Public Administration or Parks Maintenance or a related field. Preference shall be given to an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Five years of successful experience in a management position is required with preference to an individual with experience in a public agency.
Hours and Compensation:
The Superintendent of Parks and Planning, as a supervisory employee of the District, shall be considered on duty at all times, and may have varying hours due to the nature of the business. General hours of duty will be approved by the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation. Compensation will be established based on evaluation and approval of the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation.
Summary: The Elmhurst Park District is seeking a motivated Facilities Supervisor of Aquatics. The District’s outdoor swimming pools, East End and Norman P. Smalley are operated to meet the aquatic oriented leisure needs of pool patrons through a well-balanced offering of open swim hours, swimming lessons, programs and special events. The District's lifeguard staff is trained under the Starguard Elite Lifeguard Program. The District also offers swim lessons through Starfish Aquatics Institute.
Essential Functions: • Directly supervise seasonal and part time employees, including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring and evaluating approximately 130 seasonal employees. • Ensure that employees are provided necessary training in usage of tools, equipment, machinery and personal protective equipment. • Prepare, monitor and control budget within guidelines. • Maintain and comply with all Starguard Elite, State of Illinois Health Department, and PDRMA rules and regulations to operate safe aquatics facilities. • Inspect and evaluate all aquatics facilities, equipment, and property to ensure appropriate levels of safety and cleanliness are maintained. • Conduct staff meetings and/or inservice training on a regular basis. • Plan, organize, implement, evaluate and supervise aquatics programs and special events. • Prepare, edit and proof brochure copy. Qualifications: Education should include Bachelor’s degree in Leisure Studies from a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) accredited university or related field with 2-3 years of progressive responsibility in programming and aquatics or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. Must be lifeguard instructor and swim instructor trainer certified or willing to gain certifications within first 3 months of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Hours: The Facilities Supervisor of Aquatics shall have varying hours due to programs, special events, and facility operating hours. Due to the varying nature of the work, evening and weekend hours of duty are to be expected.
Benefits We Offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit • Free fitness membership to Courts Plus
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The Superintendent of Finance, in addition to providing a high level of administrative support to the Executive Director, the Board of Commissioners and managerial staff, is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the activities and operations of the Finance Department. These duties include the Park District budget, payroll, benefit administration, registration, accounts payable/receivable, accounting control, financial, financial and registration software/hardware system administration; structuring debt financing, annual financial report coordination, investments, revenue collection, purchasing, and oversight of the information technology division; and coordinating assigned activities with other Park District departments and outside agencies.
Required Education and Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of four years of senior or management–level experience directing or supervising the financial operations of an entity of a similar size and complexity as the Wilmette Park District, including supervisory experience directing, leading and developing employees. In addition to the experience stated above, qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree or major course work in accounting, finance or a closely related field. An MBA, related Master’s degree and/or CPA/CPFO are highly desirable.
Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule will be altered at times. The Superintendent of Finance and Personnel also is the staff liaison to a board committee that meets once a month in the evening. Other late night/weekend work and extra hours may be required at various times.