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 $33.44-$46.82/hour

Salary Range: $33.44-$46.82/hour
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
 
Typical schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm- Some evenings and weekend hours may be required for programs, events or operational needs.
 
 
NATURE OF WORK:
Under general supervision of the Division Manager or designee, this position is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the daily operations of the South End Community Center.  Position includes supervising let’s play attendants, custodians, office staff and facility supervisors. This position will coordinate the use of the space by multiple divisions. Work also includes coordinating facility rental and maintaining the daily schedule of the building. Work includes coordinating initiatives and other work assignments in a comprehensive program for the citizens of Evanston. Program focus of this position will be adult recreational leagues but may include, but are not limited to, tennis, after-school, sports leagues, summer/spring/winter camps and special events.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
·        Recruits, interviews, and recommends part-time staff, seasonal staff and contracted vendors for programs. 
·        Supervises recreation instructors and program assistance in the absence of staff. 
·        Trains, supervises and evaluates employees and volunteer staff.
·        Develops implements, supervises, coordinates and evaluates Adult Recreational Leagues.
·        Oversees the drop in play activities and staff at the South End Community Center.
·        Coordinates facility rentals, special events, programs, activities, and a variety of workshops and seminars related to  drop in play at the facility.
·        Assists with conducting community outreach to local organizations and affiliate organizations.
·        Coordinates with the City’s Parks and Recreation Division to develop publicity materials such as; flyers, posters, marketing, and promotional timelines.
·        Work collaboratively with coordinators and/or program/division manager to ensure that activities are promoted through social media campaigns.
·        May assist with set-up and take down of center rentals and other activities.
·        Prepares a variety of written program material, reports, and correspondence, maintains files as required in addition to the preparation of financial records such as including budget recommendations, revenue and expense reports, and the preparation of bills and invoices for payment.
·        Consults with other Program Coordinators and Division Managers regularly regarding Center activities and programs.
·        Supervises the use of equipment; inspects the equipment regularly for safety, and maintenance as necessary.
·        Assists with in-service training of new employees and development of current staff as necessary.
·        May assist with the registration of patrons for programs and activities.
·        Provides explanations of rules and regulations, if necessary, to individuals utilizing the center and its programs.
·        Recommends purchases, and maintains an inventory, of supplies, which may include supplies for the building.
·        May assist with promoting programs and events through City of Evanston social media accounts.
·        Performs other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
·        Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Education, Leisure Studies or a substantially similar area or three (3) years or more of programming experience in a parks and recreation program.
·        Must possess three (3) or more years of recreation experience within a culturally diverse community and must possess one (1) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity. 
·        Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
·        Ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish is preferred.
·        Must possess current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications or be able to acquire and present active certifications as a condition of employment within 6 months of employment and maintain them as a condition of employment.
·        Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: 
o   Ability to read manuals (safety, instructional, etc.) professional and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents, newspapers, and encyclopedias; including the ability to understand read materials, and apply instruction and narrative if required. Considerable knowledge of the philosophy principles and practices of public recreation.
o   Considerable knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of the community served; especially as such characteristics must be applied to a successful program of services for the center.
o   Ability to select, assign, train and supervise the work of employees engaged in the center, as well as engaging volunteers when applicable.
o   Ability to plan, evaluate, organize and direct an adequate well-rounded program of services adapted to community preference and needs.
o   Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
o   Working knowledge of theory, techniques and applications of municipal management.
o   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of “clients” and staff throughout the City and outside the organization.
o   Ability to learn, understand and incorporate City ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures into daily activities.
o   Ability to prepare work assignments, summaries, and reports.
o   Ability to converse in theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice, and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.
o   Ability to work on multiple projects at one time, some of which may have conflicting deadlines and/or priorities.
o   Ability to identify problems and develop, propose and implement solutions.
o   Ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams.
o   Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, ordinances, policies and procedures, ordinances, statues, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports, financial reports and legal documents. 
o   Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and confidence, using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the audience.
o   Ability to be self-motivated, disciplined, organized, and reliable.
o   Ability to be innovative, creative, resourceful and think independently.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
Ability to work primarily indoors and is occasionally subject to outdoor environmental conditions – no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes.  The employee performs tasks outdoors related to environmental and recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold.
 
Employee should have the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force consistently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
 
Have the ability to lift, reach, handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of object by the eye.
 
SUPERVISION:
Under the general direction of the Division Manager, work is performed with minimal instruction or supervision, therefore the incumbent must be self-motivated and capable of initiating and developing tasks on a regular basis.  Work is assigned through the Division Manager, including the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation, through specific projects assigned, and through general goals and objectives set by the Department and overall City management.  The employee is responsible for prioritizing problems or situations and/or researching and analyzing specific data.  Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings.  Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned.  Work is evaluated annually with respect to programming initiatives, problem-solving ability, customer service, research and analytical skill, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
 
PUBLIC CONTACT:
The employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees and other City employees as well as regular contact with community residents and representatives; and members of the public and representatives of other agencies, including elected officials
 
 | SELECTION METHOD |   |  
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| Structured Oral Interview |   |  
 
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 847-866-5095 (TTY)
 
 

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 City of Evanston

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 Closing Date

April 15, 2024

 $53,000-$57,000



The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? Do you have a theater background? The NISRA team could be the place for you.
 
Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.
 
Position:                              Manager of Cultural Arts & Special Events-Full Time
                                            Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
                                            285 Memorial Drive
                                            Crystal Lake, IL  60014
                                            (815) 459-0737
                                                
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, social work or a related field with three years of progressive full-time experience.  Current certifications as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year) or Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (or attained one year after eligibility).  Must have an extensive knowledge of recreation activities and program planning and possess leadership abilities in a variety of recreation areas with special populations.  Experience with staff supervision including recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation.  Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.   Must be able to work independently.   Class “D” driver’s license, and certification by Handle with Care and First Aid/CPR/AED or obtainable upon hire.             
       
 
Summary: Oversee all operations of the agency Cultural Arts and Special Event Programs.  Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and possibly Saturday hours.  Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.
 
Salary range: $53,000-$57,000 DOQ
 
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.
 
Hiring Manager:                   Dana Seehafer, CPRP
                                            Senior Manager of Operations
 
To Apply:                             Go to www.nisra.org and follow the link to employment and volunteering.              
 
Application Deadline:          Open until filled

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

 Contact

Dana Seehafer
815-459-0737
dseehafer@nisra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.50

Position Purpose
Serves as an onsite facility supervisor and customer service representative during scheduled events and tours.

Job Duties – Essential Functions
• Performs Lodge opening and closing duties.
• Provides exceptional and attentive customer service during events to ensure customers have a memorable event.
• Gathers feedback from customers on event operations.
• Responds to inquiries from potential customers. Provides Lodge tours as required. Answers questions regarding availability and operations.
• Conducts facility inspections to assure cleanliness, maintenance and safety. Reports all maintenance issues to supervisor.
• Performs light cleaning indoors or outdoors as needed.
• Assists with clerical / administrative duties for Parks and Recreation operations.
• Operates all tools and equipment needed to perform job duties while adhering to all safety rules and practices. Reports all accidents and injuries according to established Village policy.

Position Requirements
• Education equivalent to a high school diploma required. At least one year of experience in a similar position required. Previous customer service experience is preferred.
• Flexibility to work regular nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Hours will range from less than 15 hours per week up to 19 hours per week, largely based on varied event seasons.

Safety Functions
• Becomes familiar with and observe all applicable safety and security policies/procedures.
• Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.
• Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately. • Recommends improvements to safety and security practices.
• Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices.

Process

The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and background check. The position is open until filled. The position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail: hr@villageofhinsdale.org. Visit www.villageofhinsdale.org/jobs for a job 3 application. The Village is an EOE employer.


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 Village of Hinsdale Parks & Recreation Department

 Contact

Michael Hayes
630-335-6588
mhayes@villageofinsdale.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $57,000 - $65,000

ABOUT US
The Bartlett Park District is a local government agency that provides 610 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, Illinois and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, a 9-hole golf course and an 18-hole golf course, banquet and reception facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, gymnasium, and more. 
 
JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Parks & Planning, the Parks Manager is responsible for overseeing the management and maintenance at 44 parks, a 9-hole golf course, and fleet department.  This position requires a blend of administrative, coordination, and managerial skills to ensure efficient operations and improvements within the Parks Department.  This is an at-will position.

 PRIMARY DUTIES
  • Oversee the proper maintenance of the District’s parks including but not limited to turf, athletic fields, playgrounds, and horticulture. 
  • Coordinate athletic field schedules with Recreation Department on a daily basis.  Maintain a calendar of field needs for scheduled games, tournaments and other special events.
  • Oversee the grounds operation of Apple Orchard Golf Course. 
  • Monitors maintenance of all district equipment and vehicles – assesses the need for outsourcing of district equipment and vehicle repair/maintenance as needed.  
  • Prepare administrative reports for the replacement of outdated equipment.  Assist in the preparation of bid specifications for the purchase of equipment and services.
  • Manage Natural Areas within the District, which includes wetlands, ponds, wooded areas, prairie/meadows, and trails.
  • Oversee the proper maintenance all parking lots, drives, and asphalt trails for the Park District. 
  • Oversee the irrigation systems at Apple Orchard Golf Course, Bartlett Aquatic Center, Community Center landscape beds and Koehler Sports Fields, including coordinating startup and shut down (winterization) of all systems.
  • Oversee the inspections, maintenance, and repairs of all the District’s basketball, tennis courts, skate parks, park grounds, athletic fields and other areas assigned.
  • Work with outside contractors for services such as asphalt repairs, tree removal projects, and other contracted services for the parks department.
  • Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout the park district, as needed.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Park District as needed and required.
  • Responsible for Special Projects as assigned.
  • Directly supervise full-time employees of the Parks Department. 
  • Assist in hiring and terminations, create work schedules, assign duties, troubleshoot day-to-day problems, discipline, evaluate, and train staff.
  • Review and approve employee timecards.
  • Maintain inter-departmental communication through verbal and written communication.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the annual Parks Department budget and the District’s 5-year capital improvement plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Associate’s Degree in Parks, Horticulture, Turf Management or related field is preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in park operations, including the maintenance of turf, landscapes, maintenance equipment and park amenities, or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Must obtain Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification within one-year of the date of hire
  • Good communication skills and experience in directing maintenance crews is a must
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation
 
SCHEDULE & PAY
This is a Full-Time, FLSA Exempt, at-will position.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00AM – 3:30PM (40 hours per week with nights and weekends as needed, including on-call schedule).  Salary Range is $57,000 - $65,000 DOQ.
 
BENEFITS OFFERED
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package (including but not limited to):
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with life insurance (basic and voluntary)
  • Pension plan (IMRF), 457 Nationwide plan, and Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid holidays and vacation, sick, personal, and floating holiday time, and facility discounts & usage benefits
 
 

Interested applicants please apply via the Park District website Employment - Bartlett Park District (bartlettparks.org).  Please include your Resume and Cover Letter.
 
 
Deadline to apply is April 19, 2024.   Bartlett Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 

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 Bartlett Park District

 Contact

Catalina Rodelo
crodelo@bartlettparks.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $60,000 yearly

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Job Purpose:
The Gymnastics Program and Operation Supervisor is responsible for the daily operational functions of the Gymnastics and Recreation Center. Additionally, plans for and implements year-round gymnastic classes, drop in programs and special events.

  • Plan, develop, implement, evaluate and analyze programs, facilities and services associated with the Revenue Facilities program portfolio, including but not limited to: gymnastics classes, special programs, birthday parties, competitive team, studio room rentals, facilities and services.


The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park

 Contact

Desiree Hines
708-725-2161
desiree.hines@pdop.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled