Gig Harbor, Washington
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is located in western Washington on the southern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, approximately 40 miles southwest of Seattle and 12 miles northwest of Tacoma. PenMet Parks is responsible for the planning, acquisition, construction and maintenance of park, open space and recreation facilities and the provision of recreation programs and events in the unincorporated areas outside of Gig Harbor city limits. The community prides itself on its remarkable atmosphere, natural beauty, exceptional schools, many parks, and beach areas. The city of Gig Harbor was named one of Smithsonian Magazine's Top Five Small Towns for culture, heritage and charm, and is a popular tourist destination.
PenMet Parks is governed by a five-member board of commissioners and provides management within 325.6 acres of parks, 143.23 acres of natural areas, 112.8 acres of special use facilities and 14.7 miles of trails. Programs provided by PenMet Parks include multiple youth sport leagues, adult soccer, basketball, and softball leagues, as well as STEAM camps and classes that teach coding, Lego, robotics, art, theater, music, and cooking. The district has a 2019 operating budget of $2.7 million, a capital budget of $3.3 million, and currently has the equivalent of 18.74 employees.
Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director acts as the chief executive officer of the district, having overall responsibility for managing the district and directly assisting the board in the planning, organization, and administration of all government functions. The director ensures that the district’s mission and goals are incorporated into operational activities and services, and keeps the board informed of programs, activities and events.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in parks and recreation management, public or business administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree in public administration or a related field is desirable. (Please see the position profile for the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.)
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. PenMet Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 15, 2019 (open until filled).
POSITION SUMMARY: The Aquatics Coordinator assists the Aquatics Supervisor in daily tasks including communicating with the public and with the aquatics staff regarding aquatics programming and facility operations. The Aquatics Coordinator is a part-time position with a normal workweek of 25 - 40 hours including night and weekend hours. This position is eligible for IMRF pension benefits as well as paid time off and medical insurance.
1. Assist Aquatics Supervisor with daily tasks and various projects including, but not limited to, brochure, payroll, staff scheduling, and budgeting.
2. Communicate with the public in reference to the swim lesson program, swim team, and facility operations through e-mail, telephone, and in-person contact.
3. Act as administrative liaison for the Hurricanes and Cyclones Swim Teams.
4. Prepare and process refunds when appropriate.
5. Assist with swim lesson programming.
6. Facilitate all in-service trainings.
7. Book group rentals and birthday parties for the Spray ‘N Play facility.
8. Substitute for aquatics staff when needed.
9. Makes recommendations and works to ensure that the Park District is in compliance with all ADA guidelines for registration, programs and facilities.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Associates Degree or Bachelors preferred.
• Lifeguard Certification required (Starguard preferred) within 30 days of hire.
• Aquatics experience required.
STARTING SALARY: $15+ per hour depending on experience
Under the direction of the Trades Manager, the Trades Maintenance Worker 1 shall carry out general maintenance tasks, minor repairs to all Park District facilities. This position requires basic to moderate knowledge of general building, this will include basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical and HVAC maintenance. Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting with special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Maintenance 1 position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited non-exempt position.
Apply online at jobs.palatineparks.org.
Job Title: Active Adult Coordinator Department: Recreation Classification: Part-Time, IMRF Eligible Salary: Range Based on Qualifications
Job Summary Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and Revenue Facilities, the Active Adult Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, evaluating and supervising programs, events, classes, and seminars for the Active Adult population (55 and better) and Senior Club for the Addison Park District. The employee is accountable for the profit and loss of Active Adult programs.
Qualifications • Employee must have an associate’s degree or CPRP. Preference given to candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field to adult/human development, active adult programming, etc. Combination of education and/or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered. • Employee must have a minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience. • Employee must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and the internet for research. • Employee must Demonstrated ability and thorough knowledge of program planning for active adults. • Employee must be First Aid, Adult CPR/AED certified or the ability to obtain within 6 months (District provided). • Employee must have a valid Driver’s License.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities • Employee must plan, organize, implement and oversee all Active Adult programming, trips and special events to meet the changing needs of the Active Adult community. • Employee must work with the Village of Addison’s Senior Commission, attend meetings and coordinate the implementation of eight to ten (8–10) Senior Events/Parties that are partially funded and supported through the Village of Addison’s Senior Commission. • Employee must be oversee the Senior Club by planning activities, coordinating meetings, implement and manage the membership data base and assist with the development, implementation and direction of the Senior Club Membership while adhering to the group’s mission. • Employee must oversee, coordinate, train, evaluate and coach staff and volunteers for Active Adult programs, activities and events. • Employee must prepare accurate program and facility information on Active Adults programs, trips and events for seasonal brochures and other miscellaneous marketing information. • Employee must prepare and write content for the Senior Highlights Active Adults Newsletter. • Employee must prepare department reports, board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic special reports, as needed. • Employee must analyze data to recommend fee structures, funding opportunities, operational policies, growth targets, programs and service offerings. • Employee must organize, prepare, present and manage any and all financials and budgets items pertaining to the Senior Fund and Active Adult services/programs in the Recreation budget. • Employee must order all necessary supplies for all Active Adult programs and services. • Employee must maintain and foster excellent customer service skills to ensure customer satisfaction and feedback on programming. • Employee must promote, organize and maintain great relationships with staff, patrons, community, community leaders, other agencies and interest groups serving the area. • Employee must perform all duties and functions in accordance with the Addison Park District’s Mission, Vision and Core Values to provide quality leisure services for all residents.
Secondary Duties & Responsibilities • Employee must have the initiative, persistence, creativity and the ability to inspire the best in others (employees and patrons). • Employee must proactively work with the Marketing Department to promote programs and services. • Employee must have the capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from others and interruptions, with accuracy. • Employee must have the ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers and other units of local government. • Employee must have the ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. • Employee may attend two or three trips per year, only as needed. • Employee may serve on various district committees, as needed. • Employee must complete all other duties as assigned.
SUMMARY: The Marketing & Communications Administrator is responsible for managing the public relations, public information, social media, and marketing plan/strategies for the Park District.
SUPERVISORY: The Marketing & Communications Administrator reports to the Executive Director. The Marketing & Communications Administrator works with Corporate & Community Relations, the Creative Services Administrator and the IT Manager to create print and multi-media pieces and elements.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
• Communicate with the Executive Director regularly on all marketing and promotional Park District matters.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director, Creative Services Administrator, Corporate & Community Relations, and IT manager when creating and expending annual budget.
• Effectively manage the District’s brand and any sub-brands of the organization through collaboration with the Creative Services Administrator. • Create and order promotional giveaways, District apparel, accessories, and service awards. • Develop and maintain social media initiatives through content development and communication.
• Create marketing and promotional presentations for the Oak Brook Park District. • Work with the Oak Brook Park District staff to promote programs and events. • Manage all public information efforts at the Park District: • Develop newsletters and membership promotions for facility and recreation departments. • Work with Creative Services Administrator to manage/create the Park District's three seasonal guides, aquatic & camp guide, facility and program brochures, plans, reports, flyers, signage, maps, logos, banners, signs and promotional pieces. • Create content, written copy for guides, website, e-newsletters and issue press releases. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies.
• Make presentations to Oak Brook residents and community groups. • Coordinate facility surveys and program evaluations. • Manage all marketing efforts at the Park District: • Develop, evaluate, and manage a marketing plan that addresses internal and external factors. • Manage the creation and production of promotional materials (e.g. signs, banners, display cases, park and facility signs). • Collaborate and promote Lunch & Learns, Teambuilding events, STAR Party and Summer Picnic for District. • Develop and maintain media relations with local and regional television, radio, and newspaper agencies. • Assist with creating marketing and promotional presentations, displays, strategic plan, master vision, annual reports; including analytics. • Assist with all distributions for schools, parent packets, team packets and registrations. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings. • Assist in Park District Special Events. • Represent the Park District in various public forums. • Attend conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computers with proficiency in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.
HOURS: The Marketing and Communications Administrator position is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Adjustments to scheduled hours need to be approved by the Executive Director. This position may require some evening and weekend work for presentations, networking and special events.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field. Some Graphic Design experience is required. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in public information, public relations or marketing with preference given to those individuals with a Park and Recreation background. Computer experience in Office, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat. A valid Illinois Driver's License is required. Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional by passing the CPRP exam. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District.
BENEFITS: In addition to the salary, the Oak Brook Park District offers a comprehensive benefit package including participation in the employer sponsored health and life insurance plans; paid holidays, vacation and sick days; professional development reimbursement; membership in professional organizations including NRPA, IAPD, and IPRA; membership in the District's Fitness, Aquatic, and Tennis Centers; non-elective participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); and elective participation in a 457 retirement fund.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Laure Kosey, Executive Director, by email: email@example.com, or by mail to: Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.