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 41,600/yr

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To apply please submit an employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Salary: $41,600/yr

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least three years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience overseeing summer camps, seasonal camps, early childhood, youth and before and after school programs desired. Ability to instruct camps and/or early childhood classes helpful for training purposes and to fill in as needed. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, parent communications, personnel procedures, safety and program planning is required. Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite/Office 365 required with knowledge of RecTrac Registration software preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facility Manager, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, staffing, training, scheduling and safety of all assigned program areas to meet the needs of our customers and the community. The employee is responsible for the efficient management and operation of early childhood enrichment and general youth programs, seasonal and summer day camps, child care services, special events and the development of a Before & After School program for the District. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for providing financial reports and evaluation/analysis as related to programs, research regarding potential programs, partnerships and any correspondence needed. Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure, public relations including news releases, program management, purchasing, class instruction, staff training, and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District

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Lisa Santoria
630-966-4517
lsantoria@fvpd.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14--$16/hr

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Seasonal Horticulture Technicians (Multiple Part-time Openings)

Department: Horticulture Location: Wheaton, IL

About Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails, a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities, and a championship golf course.

Created by renowned landscape architect Franz Lipp, the 29 acres of formal gardens at Cantigny are a horticultural masterpiece. Cantigny possesses one of the largest display gardens in the Midwest with more than 160,000 annuals, perennials, ground covers and flowering shrubs and trees. Cantigny’s gardens are a source of education, recreation and inspiration to thousands of visitors annually.

The greenhouse is an impressive 18,000 sq. ft. and produces all of Cantigny's annual flowers and other unique, hard to find plant material. In any of these positions, you will gain hands-on experience with the professional staff of the Cantigny Park Greenhouse who are experts in the field of public horticulture. Cantigny Park is a unique environment where beauty is everywhere.

Opportunity

The Horticulture Department at Cantigny Park currently has several seasonal openings for greenhouse, garden, forestry, turf, and construction technicians. These are exciting opportunities for anyone who loves to work with plants, enjoys working in a creative environment and with people. Candidates must be self-driven and open-minded, with a deep interest in horticulture, ecology, and plant physiology. There are multiple positions available. Please see each summary below to determine which role fits best with your interests and skills.

Responsibilities

Greenhouse Technician: Tasks for this position include the everyday management of all aspects of our plant production including glasshouse, Illinois natives, perennial nursery, and annual nursery. • Performs production functions such as; watering, fertilizing, potting, transplanting, seed sowing, cutting propagation, pinching, spacing, etc. May assist in pest management activities such as scouting • Responsible for maintaining the production facilities, equipment, storage areas, work areas and plants in a clean, orderly, healthy condition • Actively participates in various Cantigny activities and functions involving the recreation and education of visitors, such as Greenhouse Open House(s), and miscellaneous tours, classes, demonstrations, departmental functions, etc.

Garden Technician: This position supports the installation and care of the annual flower and perennial gardens. • Assists in the planting and horticultural maintenance of the annual flower and perennial gardens, including the preparation of the gardens • Operates and maintains small equipment such as roto-tillers, garden edging tools, etc.

Forestry Technician: This position supports the care of trees and shrubs throughout the gardens and grounds. • Assist with maintenance of the tree and shrub planting throughout the Gardens and Golf Course including plant removal, installation of new plant material, watering, weeding, trimming, shearing and mulching of plants • Must be trained and understand the most proper and safe pruning methods set by ANSI A300 • Must be trained and understand the most proper and correct methods and procedures of safety with equipment as set by ANSI Z133.1-2006 • Operates small motorized equipment such as hedge shears and non-motorized arborist equipment including hand tools, shears, pole saws and loppers • Operates large motorized equipment including chipper, tractors, carts, wood splitter, etc. • Maintains arborist equipment, including cleaning and sharpening.

Turf Technician: Tasks for this position primarily include turf care. • Assists with maintenance of lawn, including mowing, trimming, watering, and leaf removal to the standards defined by the Turf Manager • Operates and maintains large equipment such as lawn mowers, turf vacuum, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, etc. with the utmost understanding of safety

Construction Technician: The focus of this position is on the construction of hard surface walkways, patios, stone walls, along with any emergency duties. • Installation and repair of hard surface sidewalks, patios, stone walls, etc. • Repair and reshaping of lawns and periodically over seeding lawns. • Assists in repairs and installations of lawn and garden irrigation systems. • Clean walkways, private drive, parking lots and sidewalks of all debris. • Aid in the care and maintenance of turf; duties include mowing, grass trimming, etc. • Operate and maintain small equipment such as: concrete saw, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, etc.

Requirements

• Pursuing or possess a horticulture/biology degree and experience in plant production experience preferred • Must be safety-conscious and able to operate equipment without injury to themselves, others, property and plants. Provides for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor • Must be physically able to lift and maneuver 50 lbs., work in all types of terrain and adverse weather conditions (including extreme cold and heat), and stand or kneel for long periods of time • Must be available to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs and weather delays • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training • Assist other Horticulture Departments as necessary with supervisor approval • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9699e0d000169a64d30426dad&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 35,000

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Reservations Specialist

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Membership & Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL

Opportunity

Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to manage group trips and event registrations. The Reservations Specialist plans and coordinates itineraries for all group programs, including adult and school tours, scout visits, and campsite overnights. This position also manages phone and mail registrations for other special events, offers and sells memberships, classes, and programs. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, has impeccable attention to detail, and experience in sales and customer service. We are looking for someone to display the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny Park experience. This is a full-time position that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.

Responsibilities

Group Trips & Camping Overnights • Plan, coordinate, schedule, customize, and communicate all options to group reservation inquiries, including school tours, scout visits, overnight camping, charter companies, and special interest groups • Send out documentation required to book a group trip or camping overnight in a timely manner and update records daily • Inform educators and staff of changes, trends, and updates • Greet school groups when applicable to maintain and build relationships with school educators • Oversee bus reimbursement program • Serve as a liaison to ensure accurate information is presented on the Cantigny Park website, print materials, any other internal and external information involving group trips and camping, and proactively provide edits/updates to media outlets

General Event Registrations • Accept and process all phone or mail registrations for educational classes, special events, concert tickets, photo permits, membership sales, and other requests, including Cantigny Park employee related events • Maintain proper cash controls with phone and mail orders • Provide accurate and timely information pertaining to Cantigny operations by answering the main telephone line, forwarding phone calls, and taking messages

Membership & Honor Club Sales  Promote and sell Cantigny Membership to visitors by explaining the benefits and value of their support to Cantigny Park in a way that resonates with them  Demonstrate superior customer service skills by upselling programs, classes, and events to members and visitors to ensure they are aware of everything the park offers  Understand and keep current on all membership levels and benefits  Assist with sending renewal reminders and printing cards in a timely manner Customer Service & Administrative Duties • Become knowledgeable and keep current on a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park (programs and classes, dining facilities, special events, rules, and regulations) to answer questions of staff and visitors • Sustain strong member and visitor relationships • Communicate any functionality problems or updates to the appropriate party as it relates to website, program registration, or any other related issues • Represent Cantigny in a professional, positive and helpful manner • Participate in an ongoing professional development program with the guidance of the supervisor • Identify trends and suggest changes to supervisor • Update Child Safety list for all employees, book meeting space, ensure policy is current, and prepare necessary documentation for Child Safety presentations • Track and process donation requests • Update the main phone line for Cantigny Park as needed • Actively update the employee phone list

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related field • At least two years of work experience in group sales, customer service, or administration • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite and Versai) • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation; must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality • Decisive and proactive; operates as a take-charge self-starter with adaptive ability to prioritize and manage projects • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Must become trained in First Aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator, and attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9699e0d000169a74b31eb4058&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14/hr

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Cleaning Technician

Department: Facility Services Reports to: Cleaning Supervisor Location: Wheaton, IL

Opportunity

Cantigny Park is offering a Cleaning Technician position in its Facility Services Department. This position plays an important role in maintaining a clean and safe environment at the park. Cantigny Park is a unique environment where beauty is everywhere. This is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with people and helping to create a fun and welcoming experience for guests. This is a full-time position that works Friday through Tuesday, 2:30 – 11:00 pm, and reports to the Cleaning Supervisor.

Responsibilities • Performs scheduled and non-scheduled cleaning procedures at Cantigny Park facilities as assigned by Cleaning Supervisor • Performs opening and closing of Facilities according to established procedures • Performs other duties as assigned including some light maintenance activities and furniture movement • Assists Cantigny visitors by answering questions and giving directions • Assist in the delivery of all cleaning supplies to designated locations • Provides for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper use and handling of cleaning chemicals, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor

Qualifications • High school diploma or equivalent; two years of cleaning experience and formal cleaning training preferred • Must be self-directed and able to make decisions independently • Must be physically able to lift and maneuver 50 lbs. and work on ladders and lifts • Must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends, evenings, and holidays • Valid Illinois driver's license • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9699e0d000169a6392e4369d1&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22-$27.50/hr

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POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for payroll processing and accounts payable processing tasks, as well as related administrative support functions through use of the financial accounting software and time and attendance system.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

-Process bi-weekly payroll by utilizing the financial accounting system; maintain and complete pay-related administrative tasks to include payroll review and reconciliation, payroll distribution, payroll tax filing and reporting, wage garnishment processing and special pay processing; coordinate with Human Resources Department (HR) on pay and deduction data entry as related to payroll.

-Oversee maintenance and system functionality of the time and attendance software to ensure accuracy of processing based on internal policies, Collective Bargaining Agreement, and all applicable wage & hour laws.

-Perform periodic audits of payroll system data to ensure pay rules operate as intended.

-Serve as main point of contact for employee inquiries regarding payroll; provide support to employees and provide training for employees on payroll software and payroll procedures.

-Process data transfers between the financial accounting system and time and attendance system.

-Create and update journal entries each pay period to post required transactions to the general ledger.

-Act as main Accounts Payable contact for vendors and employees; maintain vendor records including W-9 forms; assist with inquiries and questions on purchasing procedures.

-Review and process check requests and invoices; prepare and mail signed checks.

-Maintain data entry on daily cash sheets for registration software and ticketing software systems.

-Monitor purchase card (P-Card) administration.

-Issue purchase order requisition forms to facilities and maintain records of expenditures greater than purchasing policy threshold.

-Prepare and file payroll tax reports and other applicable reports; compile and distribute 941 quarterly reports, annual W-2 reports, and annual 1099 reports.

-Prepare, reconcile, and submit wage and payroll reports including, but not limited to, the monthly Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) wage report, the monthly new hire report, the bi-weekly ICMA plan deductions, and the monthly and quarterly Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reports.

-Perform physical inventory review at Sportsman’s Country Club.

-Maintain financial and payroll records, reports, and files in an accurate and confidential manner.

-Work with co-workers and the public in a professional manner.

-Perform other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

-Associates degree or equivalent with major coursework in Accounting, Business or related field; or supplemented by two (2) years' experience in accounting/bookkeeping and two (2) years' payroll processing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 5 years related work experience is preferred.

-Experience with Incode accounting software is preferred.

-Skills and abilities to operate all necessary office equipment, attention to detail, organizational skills and problem solving capability, ability to work independently in an efficient manner, ability to prepare and maintain confidential records and reports, and proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel. Knowledge of financial accounting software and payroll administration.

ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION

Position typically works 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm. Includes full benefits package and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

TO APPLY

Visit nbparks.org/jobs to complete an online application. Provide a cover letter and resume upon submission of application.

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 Northbrook Park District

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Open Until Filled