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 $15 - $18 hourly

Under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor of Community Programming and Events, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting special events, and volunteers. This is a part-time hourly position with the Recreation Department.  This position will be scheduled 25 hours a week to best meet the needs of the community and organization. Position expected to work nights and/or weekends in conjunction with special events. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience – A minimum of two years of related experience in a related position. Experience with a recreation, events, sports, or fitness organization preferred.
  • Education – High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Skills/Competencies – Candidate must be an individual who is willing and able to work independently, within teams and across multiple departments seamlessly. Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills; be able to create, facilitate and evaluate special events; be detail-orientated and a multi-tasker; and have a thorough understanding of community events and recreation principles. Candidate must also have experience with RecTrac (or other registration software) or the ability to quickly learn and gain an understanding of the Park District’s registration software.
  • Certifications – Must have a valid driver’s license. First-Aid, CPR, and AED certifications are required within 90 days and must be maintained. The Park District will provide training.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
  1. Provide exceptional customer service to our community and staff.
  2. Assist with all the duties and responsibilities associated with the operations of the Viking Park Community Center front desk at Viking Park as needed. 
  3. Assist Supervisor of Community Programs and Events with the planning of new and ongoing special events each year.
  4. Lead, manage, and troubleshoot all assigned programs and events.
  5. Prepare event details for brochure copy seasonally as assigned. 
  6. Manage registration, waitlists, and communications to event participants.
  7. Submit work requests as needed for district events using RecTrac and MainTrac.
  8. Book entertainment for events as directed by Supervisor.
  9. Shop for, prepare, and manage inventory of all supplies needed for events.
  10. Follow budgetary guidelines within each program and event.
  11. Coordinate volunteer needs with the Supervisor of Community Programming and Events in advance of the event; coordinate volunteer check-in, assignments, and all other related needs during events.
  12. Work in partnership with outside partnering organizations on collaborative community events.
  13. Work cooperatively with other departments to ensure smooth program and building operations. 
  14. Assist the Supervisor of Community Programs and Events during larger scale events.
 
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Identifies development opportunities and attends approved training and seminars to advance skills and stay abreast of new special events trends.
  2. Perform related work as requested by the Supervisor of Community Programming and Events, Director of Recreation, and the Executive Director.
  3. Other duties as assigned.
 
HOURS AND COMPENSATION 
  • Hours will vary from week to week based on assigned events and programs up to 25 hours per week. Many programs and community events will be held during evening and weekend hours. 
  • $15.00 - $18.00, hourly. Starting pay rate will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of candidate.
  • Benefits include: Paid time-off (PTO), program, pool pass, and concession discounts (some restrictions apply), FitNation fitness membership, IMRF pension, 403B deferred compensation plan (Mission Square), etc.
 

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 Gurnee Park District

 Contact

Mary Lester
847-599-3745
mlester@gurneeparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.00-21.00 DOQ

HOURS PER WEEK: Part Time/Seasonal, but may be scheduled for up to 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends.

The Village of Algonquin is seeking applicants for the position of Pool Manager. This part-time seasonal position is responsible for safety and supervision of staff, facility, and all individuals visiting the facility.  The position requires a high-level of customer service managing day to day operations, to provide a safe, family friendly facility.  This position will also be responsible lifeguarding and teaching group and individual swimming lessons and administering first aid services as needed. The season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day; training begins mid-May.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:  High School Degree. Star Guard Lifeguard Training/Certification, as well as Starfish Swim Instructor Training/Certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED), or equivalent certifications is required (prior to start of pool season). Minimum 2 years of lifeguarding/aquatic experience is required.   Minimum 18 years of age.

Skills:  Strong swimming skills along with the ability to communicate instructions in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Must have strong interpersonal skills and work well with the public and other staff either in-person, over the telephone, or via email. Ability to establish a positive rapport by using tact and discretion with participants, parents, and staff.  Must display a high degree of emotional maturity while keeping difficult situations in proper perspective.  Supervisory experience is a plus.

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor training will be provided on specific dates and must be attended.  Successful completion of both the Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certification is mandatory for the position.

If interested, please visit www.algonquin.org/hr to fill out an application.

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 Village of Algonquin

 Contact

Stacey VanEnkevort
847-658-6252
staceyvanenkevort@algonquin.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $33.2450 - $38.880/hour

Salary Range: $33.2450 - $38.880/hour 
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
 
Scheduled Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am - 6:30pm Saturday, and Sunday: 5:30am - 2pm

 
NATURE OF WORK
This is semi-skilled and lead custodian work involving cleaning and maintenance on interior and exterior areas of the facility.  Work includes cleaning restrooms and windows, mopping, sweeping, trash removal, sweeping sidewalks, opening and securing the building, recycling, stocking, loading dock operations, deliveries, room set-ups and breakdowns, including AV equipment, light plumbing, painting, and carpentry, and small repair and maintenance of machines, and operating HVAC thermostats ensuring that the interior and exterior of the facility is presentable at all times. Employees may be assigned tasks of similar or higher level classifications to gain experience and training in preparation for advancement.  Work regularly exposes the employee to cleaning chemicals and dust and dirt.  Safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, respirator, gloves, lumbar support, reflective vests, steel-toed shoes, and earplugs are worn.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
▪          Opens and closes the building/facility including opening and unlocking and locking interior and exterior doors at the beginning and end of each workday.
▪          Removes recycling materials from all designated containers throughout the facility, indoors and outdoors.
▪          Performs ice maintenance on ice surfaces, including resurfacing ice surfaces, edging, painting, installing logos, etc.
▪          Makes minor repairs to the ice resurfacing machine, including changing of the cutting blade.
▪          Cleans and maintains the interior and exterior of City buildings.
▪          Operates a computerized building maintenance system to control the work environment. 
▪          Maintains an orderly atmosphere and caution users about conduct and misuse of public property, updating the supervisor of any unsafe conditions or needed repairs.
▪          Informs management of the need for major repairs regarding lighting, heating, and physical structure.
▪          Responds to emergency and other calls for service via telephone calls.
▪          Removes snow and debris, including litter from adjacent areas surrounding the center, sidewalks and property walkways keeping the premises in an orderly condition.
▪          Drives a City vehicle to and from vendors or other city buildings to pick up supplies and materials; loads and unloads vehicles.
▪          Makes minor electric repairs to light fixtures, switches, and sockets.
▪          Makes minor repairs or assists in unclogging toilets; assists a plumber on installation or repair projects; cleans and maintains all plumbing fixtures.
▪          Maintains building which may include, but is not limited to, minor and routine painting, washing walls and cleaning window treatments, washing windows, dusting/polishing furniture, and minor repairs of equipment.
▪          Moves furniture in and out of rooms; sets up tables, chairs, Audio Visual (AV), coffee set-ups and other equipment and supplies for meetings; install, assemble and disassemble holiday decorations; conduct an annual inventory of furniture and office equipment.
▪          Cleans and maintains the interior and exterior of facility including restrooms, gymnasium washrooms, lunch and break-rooms, and meeting rooms. Cleans and mops floors. Cleans glass replaces light bulbs, fills soap dispensers, toilet tissue and paper towel holders. Cleans vents, checks fire extinguishers and perform related work. 
▪          Orders and maintains inventory of janitorial supplies.
▪          Troubleshoots and sets up small electrical and mechanical equipment such as audio-visual equipment (public address system, CD players).
▪          Performs other duties as assigned.
 
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
Must possess a high school diploma, GED or higher and two (2) or more years of progressively responsible work experience in building and custodial operations or trades.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
▪          Knowledge of the hazards and necessary precautions required when using cleaning equipment and chemicals. 
▪          Ability to operate hand and power tools such as buffing machines and vacuums in a safe and effective manner.
▪          Ability to read, understand and apply instructions for the safe application of chemicals and/or cleaning supplies.
▪          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public.
▪          Ability to greet the public in a courteous manner.
▪          Knowledge of cleaning operations, procedures, and practices.
▪          Knowledge of personal computers and their applications.
▪          Some knowledge of supervisory methods and practices.
▪          Ability to assign, plan, and schedule the work of others.
▪          Ability to operate an ice resurfacing machine.
▪          Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
▪          Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.
▪          Ability to communicate effectively with the public and employees.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Ability to work in confined spaces and to work safely around operating equipment.
 
Ability to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects
 
Ability to work outdoors, occasionally, in a variety of weather conditions such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, sleet, high temperatures and humidity.
 
Ability to perform heavy manual labor including, but not limited to, lifting heavy objects, climbing, sitting or standing for long periods of time; bend, crawl, identify or distinguish colors, recognize depth of objects, focus on small or distant objects, talk and hear.
 
Frequently exposed to dangerous equipment, loud noises, vibrations, dust, dirt and odors
 
Ability to lift chairs and tables and deliver heavy merchandise to departments
 
SUPERVISION:
Work is performed under the general direction/supervision of the Operations Supervisor or designee. The employee receives daily projects and assignments which will vary from season to season and day to day.  Assignments can be either verbal, written or through email, with the employee determining proper procedure and work methods and is responsible for completing the work according to City work rules and safety regulations.  Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communication, meetings, and feedback from supervisors and other department employees.  Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standards.
 
PUBLIC CONTACT:
The employee has regular contact with the general public as well as other City employees to answer general questions, set up meeting rooms and describe general maintenance issues.  The employee may need to respond to questions and complaints and provide general direction to the public; the employee has regular contact with other City employees in order to share information and complete work assignments and programming initiatives.
 
 | SELECTION METHOD: |   | TYPE OF ELIGIBLE LIST: |   | LIFE OF ELIGIBLE LIST:
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To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing
date.
 
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and
education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
 
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in
employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of
income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility
for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance
should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).
 

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 City of Evanston

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 Closing Date

April 17, 2024

 58,000 - 68,578.72/DOQ

JOB STATUS: Full time       DIVISION: Recreation       FSLA STATUS: Exempt                      JOB LOCATION: Northbrook Sports Center

Join an award-winning parks and recreation agency with the Northbrook Park District! As a leader in our field, we are committed to delivering outstanding programs and experiences to our community. We are actively seeking a dedicated, organized, proactive individual to join our team as a Recreation Supervisor for Athletics and General Recreation. If you are an organized and collaborative individual with a proven track record in program development, growth, and engagement, we encourage you to apply.

Job Overview
The Recreation Supervisor for Athletics and General Recreation plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of athletics and recreation in the Northbrook Community. From planning and implementing youth soccer leagues to overseeing special events, you will develop, grow, and manage a wide range of programs, catering to the needs and interests of our community. This position ensures that operations run smoothly for soccer, summer camps, grass and turf field rentals, and events, while promoting participation in athletics for our community. With flexible hours to accommodate program needs, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our community.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Create, develop, and manage a variety of programs and events.
  • Collaborate with team members for seamless program delivery.
  • Embrace flexibility to accommodate program needs.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise part-time and seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance for growth and development.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of assigned programs and events.
  • Initiate and contribute to program promotion and marketing efforts.
  • Prepare and manage program budgets efficiently.

Compensation and Hours
This is a full-time, exempt position. Hours fluctuate based on program/event needs and special events, evenings, weekends and/or holiday work will apply.

A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, along with a variety of District recreational benefits.

If you are passionate about delivering exceptional experiences in recreation, we want to hear from you! Apply now to become part of our dynamic team at the Northbrook Park District.

To view the job description, click here.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management or related field, with 1-3 years of full-time experience in community recreation and/or athletics programming.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Proficiency in program and budget management.
  • Experience with software applications for program registration, budgeting, and time management.
  • Experience in community recreation with strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize tasks efficiently and multitask effectively.
  • Strong collaboration and adaptability skills.
  • Track record of measurable program growth, development, and engagement.
  • Commitment to providing quality customer service.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.

Physical Requirements
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, talk and hear; use of hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, controls or to demonstrate subject matter and reach with hands and arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; may infrequently lift or move objects 50+ pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed mainly in an office setting. May occasionally work outdoors in warm or cold temperatures for short periods of time.

To apply, please complete a job application at: https://nbparks.co/recsupervisorathletics 

Our Mission: To enhance our community by providing outstanding services, parks, and facilities through environmental, social, and financial stewardship.

Northbrook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Northbrook Park District

 Contact

Meri Shea
mshea@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 21.98 - 27.48 per hour DOQ

JOB STATUS: Full time       DIVISION: Recreation       FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt             JOB LOCATION: Leisure Center 

The Recreation Specialist is a full-time position that supports the Recreation Division as assigned in the implementation, management, and evaluation of programs including but not limited to: Before and after-school Adventure Campus programs, school day off programs, spring/holiday camps, summer camps, extended care, and assigned special events and programs. Hours are generally 9:30 am - 6 pm year-round, however, hours will fluctuate based on Recreation Division needs. Evening, weekend and/or holiday work will apply.

To view the job description, click here.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Recreation Management or related field, supplemented by one (1) year of experience in recreational programming.

Skills & Abilities
  • Experience and interest in working with youth programming, families, and children.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Collaboration and adaptability
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and efficiently attend to details.
  • Proven record of providing quality customer service
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines and exercise judgment in all aspects of responsibility.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License
Physical Requirements
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities are required and include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; may infrequently lift and/or move objects 50 pounds or greater with staff assistance.
To apply, please complete a job application at: https://nbparks.co/recreationspecialist
 
Our Mission: To enhance our community by providing outstanding services, parks, and facilities through environmental, social, and financial stewardship.

Northbrook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Northbrook Park District

 Contact

Mary Mucci
mmucci@nbparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled