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 $42,746-$48,892

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POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the Children-at-Play (CAP) before and after school program in schools in School Districts 25, 59 and 21 as well as responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the Summer Day Camp program.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Hires, trains, directs, reviews, and recommends staff dismissal for the CAP Site Directors, CAP Assistant Site Directors, and CAP Activity Leaders as well as summer day camp staff totaling approximately 140 staff • Plans and conducts in-service training for both CAP & Day Camp staff • Processes new registrations and changes/drops; updates computer and sends information to sites and to billing to process; informs CAP Supervisor of Scholarship Requests • Submits observation and inclusion requests to NWSRA for both CAP & Day Camp • Maintains CAP Site lists and waitlists • Maintains appropriate staff-to-participant ratios for all CAP and Day Camp sites • Coordinates the purchase and delivery of supplies, food and equipment for all CAP sites • Observes CAP, Day Camp and Camp Arlington regularly; establishes and maintains a date log of CAP site observations
• Serves as a liaison between the CAP Supervisor and the CAP staff • Reviews the CAP program budget and maintains expenses within budgetary parameters • Carries a cell phone during CAP and Day Camp program hours and responds to calls in a timely manner • Serves as a substitute CAP Site Director or CAP Activity Leader, as needed • Develops and interprets policies and procedures in conjunction with the CAP Supervisor • Answers questions regarding CAP and Summer Day Camp registration fees, curriculum and policies • Monitors time & attendance and discusses changes, trends, and discrepancies with the CAP Supervisor • Attends required trainings and meetings • Attends work on a regular basis • Prepares Weekly Staff Notes to be distributed to CAP sites • Plans and coordinates the 5th grade end of year activities • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Maintains and updates CAP monthly snack calendar and supply forms • Maintains and updates CAP binder with participant medical conditions • Responsible for Full Day CAP programs and coordinating fieldtrips for both CAP and Summer Day Camp • Coordinates enrichment programming; researching new ideas and working with staff to implement at CAP sites • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Assists the CAP Supervisor in completing large program purchases • Distributes information regarding school-age trends and ideas to assist staff on an ongoing basis • Assists with updating and maintaining the CAP staff and parent manuals • Attends workshops and conferences and distributes appropriate information to CAP staff • Reviews all sources of potential materials to maintain and update the CAP resource area • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Strong knowledge of school-aged activity programs • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Capacity to perform CPR and first aid when required • Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public • Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the CAP staff • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public • Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor • Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations • Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing • Ability to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to proactively resolve problems, if authorized to do so, or to refer problems to immediate supervisor • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three years’ experience in a child care setting or supervising children’s activities or programs • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Tuberculosis test is required every two years • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR (Infant, Child and Adult), AED Certification required

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week • Night, weekend and holiday work hours as required • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

Please complete online application with resume, cover letter and three references by July 26, 2019.

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Katie Waszak
847-506-7871
kwaszak@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

July 26, 2019

 $61,157-$75,370

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POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for the operation and management of the Arlington Ridge Center (ARC), including membership management, facility scheduling, budgeting, planning, marketing, hiring and supervision of staff and facility programming for non-aquatic areas.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Manages the following areas of the facility: fitness center, multi-purpose rooms (5), gyms, track, guest services, locker rooms, bathrooms, and child care.
• Manages all functions and activities which are held in the building areas outlined above, and/or surrounding park land. • Establishes a good working relationship with the Aquatic Manager as both positions are equal with shared responsibilities for managing ARC. • Manages ARC memberships in collaboration with the Aquatic Manager including PlusPass, FitPass, SplashPass, GoldPass, and gym and track. • Establishes good working relationships with program supervisors that have programs scheduled in ARC. • Maintains internal cash controls and appropriate accounting procedures. • Maintains the ARC to high level of cleanliness ensuring daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks are being completed in areas of responsibility • Establishes and maintains the preventative maintenance schedule for fitness equipment. • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program changes • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable membership and program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Requisitions purchases and distributes equipment and supplies • Provides seasonal program guide information and publicity materials for programs and events • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines part-time and seasonal direct reports • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • Lifts and moves tables, chairs and facility and recreational equipment as needed for the daily operation of the facility • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Serves as a liaison to homeowners’ and school groups in ARC’s geographic area • Provides orientation and training to staff • Maintains required departmental records and records of programs and class participation statistics • Prepares bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Superintendent of Recreation Facilities • Prepares and updates required staff and/or program manual, as needed • Acts as a liaison with community groups and makes presentations as requested • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation programming and management. • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation Facilities • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Physical Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university • CPRP Certification preferred • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR, AED certification required within six month of employment

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Employee shall be on call as required • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

Please complete online application with resume, cover letter and three references by August 2, 2019

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Steve Neill
847-506-7870
sneill@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

August 2, 2019

  $51,000 - $58,000 annually to start, depending upon qualifications

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Position Summary: 

The Manager is responsible for the development, budgeting, organization and promotion of a variety of recreation programs in the areas of Birthday Parties, Senior Programming, golf lessons as well as Community Trips and major Special Events. This manager is responsible for all operational aspects of the pool & aquatics programs. Also responsible for oversight of the programs supervised by direct reports.

Reports to:  Superintendent of Recreation

Supervises: Recreation Supervisor - Early Childhood and Aquatic Programs,  Recreation Supervisor - Youth Programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field strongly preferred

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the Recreation field preferred

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred

  • Facility management experience preferred

  • Practical knowledge of recreation programming and facility management

  • Ability to work well with external and internal customers

  • Excellent (Oral and written) communication and organization skills

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

  • Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications

  • Strong organization, problem solving and interpersonal skills with attention to detail

  • Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all area programs and facility schedules.

  • Creates new and inventive recreational programs on a regular basis.

  • Ensures all area programming independent contractor agreements and Certificates of Insurance are up to date and activated.

  • Oversees all program area projects, POS needs at the pool facility, and the aquatic contractual agreement with Ellis and Associates.

  • Oversees area personnel including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating.

  • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests.

  • Oversees the volunteers within program area, coordinates annual volunteer event, and updates the Volunteer Orientation and Safety manuals.

  • Manages and coordinates the student intern program with the other Recreation Manager.

  • Oversees and coordinates with all departments the first aid supplies for the district.

  • Coordinates and administers summer t-shirt order with full-time staff.

  • Serves as liaison to community (Mt. Prospect and/or Prospect Heights) committee(s) including School Districts 214 and 26.

  • Handles public information and advertising for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Assists Manager of Marketing and Communications in the development of brochures, newsletters, electronic posts and notifications.

  • Purchases and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Monitors monthly financial reports, spending and revenues and takes action when necessary.

  • Coordinates and administers all aspects of the program area budget.

  • Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts.

  • Oversees and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Oversees and prepares recreation/facility personnel payroll.

  • Tracks monthly/annual revenues and expenses for all area programs & facilities and develops reports as requested.

  • Actively supports and enforces the safety program instituted by the Park District.

  • Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits.

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the park district’s policies and operations (as well as department-specific safety rules) and enforces and interpets those in a positive manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation.

An online application is required - to apply for this position go to www.rtpd.org (About us / Employment)

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 River Trails Park District

 Contact

Patti Mitchell
847-463-3717
pmitchell@rtpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00/hr

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The Equipment Operator works under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and other related tasks including labor as they pertain to the care of the District’s Parks and Facilities. This position requires a working knowledge of the operation and use of specialized and heavy motor equipment in general construction and maintenance activities. Basic knowledge of hand tools, carpentry, painting, electrical, and plumbing is required. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to playground inspection and repair, tree, shrub, and turf care, supervision of part time and seasonal employees, some custodial duties, and event set-ups. This position is for Full-Time employment/40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Qualifications: • Education minimum requirement is a high school graduate or equivalent • A required minimum of 2 years experience in grounds maintenance • Park and/or landscape maintenance experience is preferred • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 6 months • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR Certification within 6 months • A clean, valid drivers’ license • A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment

Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 or employment@tinleyparkdistrict.org

Title: EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District

 Contact

Ryan Veldman
708-342-4200
ryan.veldman@tinleyparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

July 29, 2019

 $19.00 - $23.00 DOE

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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Landscape Specialist is a specialized position working under the supervision of the Park Foreman and is responsible for skilled work involving the construction, repair, and upkeep of all aspects of landscape as they pertain to Park District grounds and facilities. The candidate must possess a practical knowledge of equipment and tools used in park maintenance activities; specialized training or experience in turf management, arboricultural, and horticultural practices; landscape construction; skills in minor repairs and use of hand and power equipment; ability to service equipment used and to detect operating defects; must adhere to preventive maintenance program; ability to operate snow removal equipment and properly train employees.

ESSENTIAL GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES): Operate a variety of specialized equipment in connection with the District’s turf program including slit seeding, aeration, and chemical spraying Maintain standard best practices pertaining to horticulture, including planting of flower beds, trimming, and removal of shrubs and trees, planting of new materials, along with proper maintenance Operate independently and lead various assigned projects and tasks Maintain accurate records and reports as required Adhere to preventive maintenance programs as developed by the Department. Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the District and its overall risk management program Exercise considerable independence in performing duties Perform related or other assigned tasks as required Organize and supervise the District’s snow removal operation Oversee and manage part-time help as necessary Cooperate with all departments and fellow employees to obtain superior results to the District’s goals and objectives

HOURS: The Landscape Specialist is a full time position working 40 hours per week plus benefits and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday; 6:30am-3:30pm.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Minimum three years of experience in horticulture, park maintenance, or related full-time work. Must be familiar with horticulture best management practices. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in Right of Way, Turf, Pest, and Ornament control. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Current CPR certification required. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. Working knowledge of computers with experience in Excel and Word. Formal education in horticultural studies preferred.

Applications may be obtained at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, or by visiting our website at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. Click on General Information, and download the application. Please submit completed resumes and applications to: Ryan Veldman, Superintendent of Parks 8125 West 171st Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 employment@tinleyparkdistrict.org Title: Landscape Specialist

Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District

 Contact

Ryan Veldman
708-342-4200
ryan.veldman@tinleyparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

July 29, 2019