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 $48,500 - $53,000 annual salary DOQ

Work with an extraordinary team of people at a progressive and well-established agency. The Waukegan Park District serves a community of 90,000 residents in northern Illinois, 40 miles north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. The Park District provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of General Recreation Programs and Services at our Belvidere Recreation Center in the newly renovated Corrine J. Rose Park. The Park District offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.
Compensation:
We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:
  • medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive.
  • life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Defined Benefit Pension and 457 deferred compensation plan.
  • flexible spending account.
  • paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually.
  • park district facility usage and program discounts.
  • cell phone reimbursement.
  • training and professional development opportunities.
  • student loan repayment program.

Essential Functions Description/Duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of general recreation programs which may include before and after school programs, summer day camps, outdoor recreation in nature-based environments, nature programs, out of school programs, adult/youth/family general recreation programs, and special events.
  • Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants.
  • Assist with facility management and operations which may include direct supervision of program registrations, front desk procedures, reconciling daily receipts and deposits, facility rentals and room usage, monitor and ensure cleanliness of facilities, handle general repair situations as they arise, and complete work orders for repairs as needed.
  • May assist with vehicle use and safety inspections for General Recreation vans.
  • May provide direct leadership, or assistance, with recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time/seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers.
  • Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed.
  • Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations.
  • Review and prepare costs for assigned programs, services, and facilities for annual budget.
  • Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising.
  • Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials.
  • Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.
  • May transport program participants and supplies using park district vehicles.
  • Attend department and District meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the District.
  • Participate in District safety and training program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
Marginal Functions:
  • Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
  • Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation.
  • Serve on in-house committees.
  • Attend seminars and training workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education:
Bachelors degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.

Experience:
Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.

Knowledge:
  • General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services field.
  • General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management.
  • Thorough knowledge of facility operations.
  • Specific knowledge of youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of day camp and out of school program operations.
  • Specific knowledge of outdoor recreation and nature programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of special event program operations.
  • Sound fiscal management.

License/Certification:
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one (1) year or as soon as eligible.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.
  • Temporary Food Service Permit required.
  • Babysitter and Child Care Training certification.
Hours:
40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.
 
Conditions of Continued Employment
All the following are required:
  • submit proof of date of birth.
  • provide copy of drivers license.
  • provide drivers abstract.
  • provide verification of education.
  • submit to a reference check and employment verification.
  • submit to a state criminal background check.
  • submit to a pre-placement physical.
  • submit to pre-placement drug testing.
  • submit to a random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.
  • satisfactorily complete a six (6) month introductory period.
  • provide a copy of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate within one (1) year of employment or as soon as eligible, and renewal certificates as required.
  • provide a copy of First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as required.

Residency
Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.
 
Contact:
Julia Sanchez
Recreation Supervisor-General Recreation
jrsanchez@waukeganparks.org
847-360-4707

Qualified Applicants can apply online at:
Waukegan Park District (waukeganparks.org)

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 Waukegan Park District

 Contact

Elizabeth Fallon
847-782-3626
efallon@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $74,253-$78,432

AHPD OVERVIEW
The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is one of the most noteworthy park districts in Illinois. Located 25 miles northwest from downtown Chicago, AHPD is the 3rd largest Park District in Cook County and the 12th largest in the State of Illinois. Since 1925, AHPD continues to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible, and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and every season. The District are stewards of five community centers with outdoor pools, two tennis clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Ridge Center, two public golf clubs and a driving range, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, Senior Center, 58 parks, 44 playgrounds, 22 miles of jogging and bike trails across 714 acres of land. AHPD is a three times National Gold Medal Award recipient for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management and an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency.

GENERAL INFORMATION 
This role includes ensuring the that state, county, and village standards are not just met, but exceeded. With meticulous attention to detail, you maintain a wide variety of safety records, staff certifications, and maintenance logs, ensuring that every swimmer's experience is as safe as it is fun. As the District's aquatic expert you are not just a manager you are a leader. This position trains and mentor lifeguards, pool managers, and pool cashiers. When it comes to innovation, you're at the forefront, crafting cutting-edge training programs and spearheading lifeguard audits to ensure peak performance.
 

JOB SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Dive into your next aquatic adventure with this thrilling opportunity! Join a dynamic team and lead the Arlington Heights Park District aquatic operations and programs into the future.  From coordinating lifeguards, orchestrating public swim operations, and overseeing a large swim lesson and swim team program, every splash and dive is under your expert guidance. 

But it's not just about the technicalities; it's about the people too. You're the liaison between the district and the community, fostering strong internal and external relationships with other supervisors, parents, and participants alike. Whether it's coordinating pool rentals with local youth groups or guiding eager young swimmers through the Junior Lifeguard program, you're the center of community engagement.
 
In your hands, the District’s aquatic operations and programs comes alive with excitement and possibility. So dive in, and let the adventure begin!


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Develops, organizes, monitors, schedules, and oversees aspects of aquatic programs at all District pools.
  • Establishes a good working relationship with Arlington Ridge Center Manager
  • Recommends District-wide open swim rules and regulations, including safety and sanitation
  • Serves as the National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguarding (Ellis) representative and coordinates and reviews lifeguard audits for all pools; prepares reports and evaluates staff on their effectiveness in these audits
  • Maintains internal cash controls and appropriate accounting procedures
  • Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines part-time and seasonal direct reports
  • Works closely and collaboratively as a team with the Recreation Supervisors - Aquatic Programs and Competitive Swim
  • Communicate with parents and participants on an ongoing basis
 
BENEFITS WE OFFER
  • In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • 457 and ROTH 457 Defined Contribution Plans
  • Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation and Floating Holidays)
  • Credit Union
  • PPE Reimbursement
  • Park District facility and program discounts
  • Paid Parental Leave

The Arlington Heights Park District commits itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a mutually respectful, multicultural, and equitable environment.

Click the link below to apply:

https://ahpd.bamboohr.com/careers/125

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Steve Neill
sneill@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 52,500-62,500

                                       JOB DESCRIPTION

FLSA:
Exempt
 
Benefits:
Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package: vacation, personal and sick days; ten paid Holidays annually, pension plan, NRPA and IPRA Memberships; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency fitness center membership and program benefits.
 
Directly Reports to:
Superintendent of Recreation
 
Responsible for Directly Supervising:
All part-time staff and volunteers associated with designated areas of supervision and all Inclusion staff.
 
Job Purpose:
The Recreation Manager is responsible for providing year-round special events (all ages), day trips (teen-adult) and general recreational programs and services (teen-adult) for individuals with disabilities. This position will have direct management of Inclusion through recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating part-time staff and assessing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the placement of individuals with disabilities in Warren Special Recreation Association’s member entity programs and events.
 
Position Qualifications:
1.Graduate from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation & Administration, Education, Social Work or a related field. 
2. 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred.
3. Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year).
4. Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. 
5.   NCTRC eligibility desired.  
6.  Must have or willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification within six months of employment.
7.   Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
8.  Must be able to work independently, solve problems and consistently convey a positive attitude toward others.
9.  Ability to be flexible, some evening and weekend hours will be required.
10. Must demonstrate dependability, promptness, punctuality, maturity, and professionalism.
11. Create, assist, and present training materials to WSRA staff, member agencies and community groups.
12.  Serve as the liaison to part-time staff and member districts with inclusion needs and be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, such as emergencies and deadlines.
13. Must be willing to be available and on call when programs/events are in session.
14. Experience in program planning, implementing, adapting, and evaluating.
15. Valid Driver’s License is required (driving WSRA buses/vehicles will be required with  this position)
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee all operations of the Agency Inclusion Program, including but not limited to:
·        Completing inclusion observations, follow through with necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation.
·        Schedule assignments, direct supervision and evaluation of inclusion staff.
·        Conduct intake meetings with new families seeking inclusion.
·        Recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Inclusion staff.
·        Develop, promote, implement and evaluate inclusive practices with Member Agencies.
·        Develop and maintain attitudes conducive to inclusive practices.
·        Guide and support inclusion staff and serve as back-up in their absence when necessary.
2.  Plan, conduct, implement and evaluate a variety of Recreation Programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities. (excluding Special Olympics)
3.  Organize and lead evening/weekend programs and special events.
4.  Assist with office tasks, including but not limited to customer service, RecPro, phones, processing payments, etc.
5.  Prepare or assist with marketing and informational materials and projects.
6. Provide physical and emotional assistance to all participants with disabilities.
7. Provide direct leadership for day/overnight weekend trips (All Ages).
8. Prepare program budgets, maintain monthly expenditures/revenue, complete monthly Board Reports and all other reports as needed.
9.  Actively support WSRA’s Risk Management Program. (PDRMA)
10.  Assist with the year-round Adult Day Program-Leap as deemed necessary.
11 Provide direct leadership of programs on an average of 10 hours weekly.
12. Assist and/or support WSRA team in Fundraiser/Special Events that will benefit and support WSRA. Assume lead on one annual fundraising/special event initiative. 
13.  Attend job related in-services, trainings, workshops and conferences.
14.  Represent WSRA through attendance at assigned community/member district meetings and functions.
15.  Adhere to all agency policies, procedures and safety requirements by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and departmental rules and operations.
16.  Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of WSRA, as assigned.
 
Agency Expectations:
1. Exhibit positive, effective customer service to participants, families, co‐workers and community contacts.
2.  Know and follow personnel, safety, fiscal and agency policies and procedures. 
3. Demonstrate financial responsibility in all areas of operation. 
4.  Produce accurate, quality work on a consistent basis. 
5. Control and prioritize workload effectively through strong time management and organization skills. Meet all defined deadlines. 
6.  Exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions based on appropriate research and analysis.   
7. Adapt to changes in all aspects of job including assigned tasks, scheduling and new or unforeseen circumstances.
8.  Initiate new, creative ideas for improved programming, procedures, projects and opportunities.
9. Seek professional growth through workshops, seminars, conferences, in‐house training and professional organizations directly related to the position or the agency. Set appropriate professional goals. 
10.Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
11.Possess solid computer skills in order to create and maintain documents, budgets and files in various office software programs.
12. Coach, mentor, guide, lead and respond to the needs of co‐workers and participants with a positive attitude and approach.
13. Project a professional image by demonstrating the agency’s core values.
14.Support the agency by actively participating in agency‐wide programs, events and committees.   
15.Handle confidential information discreetly and professionally.
16.Participate in the creation, assessment and completion of agency goals.
17.Maintain a clean and orderly work environment. 
18.Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings.
 
Essential Job Functions:
1.Communicate with staff, participants, vendors, and the general public, by phone, email, and in person.
2. Understand complex instructions and solve problems related to the task. 
3. Keyboard information efficiently and with a high accuracy rate, with periods of up to an hour or more without break.  
4.Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking.  
5.Lift 50 pounds and reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve supplies or documents.
6. Basic understanding of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and hardware necessary. 
 
Physical Demands:
1.Purchase, gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities.
2. Supervise individuals, including at times the use of physical restraints.
3. Physically assess individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling or providing stabilization on unknown terrain.
4. Physically transfer individuals from wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck into pool, in washroom facilities, etc.
5.  Lift and carry as much as 50 pounds for as long as 300 feet.
6.  Active participation in programs.
7.  Must be able to drive a 15-passenger wheelchair accessible bus.
8. Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.
 
Working Conditions:
This position 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 programs.

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 Warren Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Jessica Fultz
847-244-6619
jessica@warrentownship.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $56,000+ DOQ

The Assistant Superintendent of Parks assists in the management of the day-to-day development, maintenance and care of the Medinah Park District’s park lands, buildings and facilities in accordance with the general policies established by the Park Board of Commissioners.
 
Essential Duties
1.      Assists in preparing annual fiscal budget for the Parks/Maintenance Division.
2.      Assists in the direction of the maintenance of buildings to include refuse removal, repair and cleaning of facilities and equipment, monitoring controls, HVAC units and installation of fixtures.
3.      Assists in the supervision of the daily operational work of parks division staff (full, part & seasonal) to include hiring, orientation, training, scheduling of working hours, annual evaluations, discipline and termination.
4.      Coordinates and oversees, with a hands-on approach, the management and care of turf acreage to include soil preparation, seeding and sodding, species selection, weed control, aeration, mowing and trimming and irrigation.
5.      Coordinates and oversees maintenance of playground areas to include installation of surfacing and containment materials and safety inspections.
6.      Coordinate and operate snow removal from all District parking lots, Metra parking lots and all designated walkways.
7.      Attends Park District board meetings in absence of Superintendent of Parks.
8.      Coordinate all athletic field maintenance.
9.      Works with Superintendent to oversee and inspect all ongoing work performed by outside contractors.
10.  Assists with the construction and set up of facilities and grounds for large events and facility rentals.
11.  Develop and monitor preventative maintenance processes, procedures and schedules. Oversee staff in the adherence to the equipment and vehicle replacement schedule. Oversee equipment inventory.  
12.  Direct the ongoing maintenance of the Metra commuter parking lots to include capital projects, seasonal general maintenance and oversight of outside contractors.  Maintain annual records.
13.  Participate in the District’s long range planning processes.
14.  Maintain, through ongoing training, certifications for the spraying of pesticides and herbicides and conduct these applications according to guidelines and regulations as are or may be established.
15.  Ascertain and maintain compliance with local, state and federal regulations pertaining to buildings, grounds and facility design, upkeep and maintenance.
16.  Assists with the coordination of ongoing Meacham Creek Park & Meacham Wildlife Preserve restoration area maintenance and monitoring, to include working with outside vendors.
17.  Assists in maintaining, in safe working order, the Maintenance Barn’s well and septic systems, including inspections, well chlorination and working with appropriate contractors.
 
Other Duties
1.      Actively follow safe practices and procedures in the performance of all job functions.
2.      Assist in keeping accurate records and maintain inventory of park supplies and equipment.
3.      Assist in organizing the maintenance of agency fleet vehicles and ground implements and maintain records of same.
4.      Coordinate the prompt repair of vandalized property and equipment and/or its replacement as appropriate.
5.      Assist in maintaining active files of various contractors.
6.      Attend and participate in monthly District Safety Team and regular staff meetings as required
7.      Assist in performing monthly building/safety inspections as required and according to schedule.
8.      Actively seek out and correct or report any hazardous conditions of District properties or facilities.
9.      Respond, if called, to building security alarms or emergency situations in facilities or park locations.
10.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Parks.
 
Position Qualifications:
Education:           An Associate’s Degree with a focus in Natural Resource Management, Parks & 
                            Recreation or closely related field.  A degree may be replaced by three (3) 
                            years of experience.  
Experience:         A minimum of five (5) years of full time experience in park/natural resource 
                            maintenance.  General knowledge of turf management, vehicle repair, basic 
                            electrical, carpentry & plumbing repair, construction management, playground
                            safety and park planning.
Certifications:      First aid, CPR and AED certification within 6 months of hire
                            CDL Driver License
                            Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification
                            Herbicide/Pesticide application certification
 
Required Skills:   Ability to operate motor vehicles, ground implements and heavy machinery to 
                            include tractors, backhoes, loaders.
                            Ability to read and comprehend specifications, operations manuals, safety
                            manuals and labels.
                            Strength and dexterity to perform routine engine and vehicle maintenance.
                            Strength, dexterity and range of motion to operate pesticide and herbicide 
                            spraying equipment.
                            Strength and flexibility to lift, without assistance, 40 pounds at minimum.
                            Visual acuity to conduct field inspections.
 
Required Hours: The Assistant Superintendent of Parks shall typically work a 40 hour a week schedule and shall be considered on call at all times when there is a need for his/her services, except during approved leaves of absence.  
 
Hiring Range:  $56,000+ DOQ  

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 Medinah Park District

 Contact

Maria Piworski
224-524-0003
maria@medinahparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting salary $45,000-$58,000/annually plus benefits

The Recreation Supervisor is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.  The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating: preschool program, early childhood recreation programs, youth recreation programs, teen recreation programs, before and after school program and day camps.  This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating part-time and seasonal instructors, preschool teachers, before and after school staff and day camp staff.  This position will work a minimum of forty hours a week, Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends as required.  

A minimum of 2 years of experience at the supervisory level with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field preferred, certification as a CPRP desirable.  Valid Illinois Driver’s License required.
Good written and oral communication skills.  Exceptional skills in working tactfully and harmoniously with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, department heads and community supporters.

Starting Salary:  $45,000-$58,000/annually plus benefit package including medical, dental, vision, EAP, IMRF, life insurance, vacation time, personal and sick time and park district facility discounts and usage benefits
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Deadline:                              Open Until Filled
 
Contact:                                Please mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to: 
                                              Jeannette Huber, CPRP
                                               Director of Parks and Recreation
                                               12521 South Kostner
                                               Alsip, IL  60803
 
 
Contact E-mail:                   jhuber@alsipparks.org
 

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 Alsip Park District

 Contact

Jeannette Huber
708-389-1003
jhuber@alsipparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled