We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District.
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Peoria Park District Events, the Coordinator of PPD Events and Programming is responsible for a number of specific tasks as outlined below. Responsibilities include coordination of PPD-supported events and festivals at both Peoria RiverFront and across the District’s many spaces and places as assigned. As time allows, the Coordinator may be asked to support the District’s recreation facilities and activities during times when special events are not scheduled (November through March). This position will be heavily focused (approximately 60% – 70%) on event-site work as it relates to events, including, but not limited to, overseeing event set-up/tear-down, supervising support staff, and working evening/weekend hours based on the facility schedule.
• Exercising independent judgement in planning, organizing, promoting, supervising and evaluating District programs and other Park District special events.
• Supervising set-up/tear-down crews and volunteers for events, often acting as the Lead Worker. Typical setup activities include setting up tents, tables and chairs, helping vendors connect to power sources, hanging signs, staging temporary fencing, installing trash boxes, and following event diagrams to place exhibitors in the correct location.
• Supporting the facilitation of Peoria Park District rental events across the District as needed.
• Selecting part time personnel for District events, conducting orientation, training (including instructing and demonstrating to crews) and evaluation of employees, interns and volunteers for whom the Coordinator is directly responsible. • Working closely with relevant event personnel overseeing and ensuring that all concessions operations run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Coordinator is expected to perform routine inventory of bar supplies, assist bartenders as needed and over-see cash flow at concession locations. • Conferring with community groups, agencies and businesses to coordinate programs and to activate the Park District’s leadership role in providing recreational services for all populations. • Working closely with committees and other agencies to produce a specified number of community events. Act as the Park District liaison between community groups and the PPD Events division. Provide logistics, on-site, pre and post-event planning as needed or directed. • Planning, scheduling and supervising the operation of the RiverFront Park and events, to include a written annual evaluation. Provide on-site technical expertise to event organizers.
• Act as a solicitor of vendors and exhibitors for assigned events. Managing function contracts to include implementation, initiation and follow-up. • Establishing and maintaining files of correspondence, records, reports and other information as it relates to relevant District operations. • Developing program goals and objectives under the supervisor’s direction in accordance with overall goals and objectives of the PPD Events Division and the entire Park District. • Assisting in the planning and coordination of select activities and special events at the District’s non-RiverFront facilities. • Preparing and submitting records and reports including registration, attendance, payroll, schedules and other documentation as requested. • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Support all aspects of the Park District safety program. • Perform all other duties as assigned.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE
• Four-year college degree with a major in Parks/Recreation & Tourism, Business or related field preferred. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.
• Two years of experience in facility scheduling, special events and recreation programming and implementation preferred. Working knowledge of computers and general office procedures combined with a thorough knowledge of facility promotion, scheduling, function planning and follow up. Extensive knowledge of business office procedures. Understanding of Park District finance with ability to apply and interpret knowledge.
• Understanding of basic philosophy underlying a sound community recreation program and the ability to interpret that philosophy to staff and the public. • Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of community, public and private groups and organizations; relate community interests to recreational programming; train, supervise and evaluate part time staff and volunteers; communicate effectively in speaking and writing. • Ability to obtain a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) certificate.
• Ability to be professional, respectful, accountable, innovative, safe and equitable to both internal and external customers.
BENEFITS AND PERKS
• Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays. • Longevity bonus program and wellness program. • Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating. • Exceptional health plan. • Paid Life Insurance. • Disability Insurance. • Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.
HOW TO APPLY
• View Employment Opportunities and complete an online application in the “Join Our Team” section at https://peoriaparks.org/careers/.
• Applicants may submit a resume’, but to be fully considered for this position an online application must be completed.
• While we appreciate all submissions, due to high volume, only those applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted.
• Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. • The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
• AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.
GENERAL MARKETING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION
Want to join a top-notch, dynamic team that is dedicated to bringing the FUN every day to Arlington Heights through high quality programs, facilities and open spaces? Join us and work your integrated marketing magic at the Arlington Heights Park District. The opportunities to be successful here are endless!
JOB SPECIFIC INFORMATION
It’s Arlington Heights Park District mission to enrich the community by providing quality recreation, facilities and fun. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about helping us strive to exceed our mission. Under the Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, the Marketing Supervisor is responsible for management of social media accounts, website content, facility marketing, photography/videography and providing excellent customer service, both internal and external.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
• BA/BS in Marketing, Marketing Research, Integrated Marketing Communications or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated success in marketing, marketing research or integrated marketing communications • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment
Interested applicants apply online at www.ahpd.org/jobs including a cover letter and resume with your online application.
DESCRIPTION: The Clarendon Hills Park District is seeking an experienced, energetic and a creative individual to oversee a variety of recreational programs throughout the year with an emphasis in Athletics Programs, Culinary Classes and Summer Camps.
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of programs throughout the year. Other duties include hiring, training, scheduling and supervising part-time staff. This is a full-time position with benefits working 40 hours a week. Generally, hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. Weekends, evening, and holiday’s work will be required as needed (various with the season).
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and a minimum of two years’ experience in recreation programming. Candidate must have organizational and supervisor skills, with practical knowledge of recreational programming. The Recreation Supervisor must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and be able to learn other software applications. Candidate must also have a valid Illinois drivers’ license.
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ABOUT WSSRA: West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) provides year-round recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. WSSRA values a culture of collaboration, growth, innovation, equity, and fun. If you are energetic, creative, passionate and want to make a difference your career and the lives of others, you are probably a great fit for our team. For more information visit our website at wssra.net.
JOB PURPOSE: This Recreation Specialist is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of WSSRA’s seasonal programs with an emphasis in school collaborative and inclusion programming. This position will assist in trainings, special events, and overnight trips for individuals with disabilities. This position requires some night and weekend availability.
QUALIFICATIONS: 4-year degree from an accredited University in Therapeutic Recreation or related field and have the equivalent of one year of experience in a recreation setting Experience working with a variety of ages and abilities will make you a strong candidate. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; CTRS preferred. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
ESSENTAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
• Develop, organize, and supervise seasonal programs, special events and overnight trips for individuals with disabilities of all ages.
• Complete program related paperwork including lesson plans, attendance records, program evaluations, staff evaluations, and participant assessments.
• Gather, load, transport and set up equipment for programs and events. • Assist the Inclusion Manager with managing inclusion requests, including conducting observations and assessments and providing partner agencies with suggestions to best accommodate individuals needing support.
• Provide behavior management suggestions to Inclusion Aides and partner agency staff. • Oversee all aspects of WSSRA’s school collaborative programming. • Assist with program recruitment and attend community and partner events. • Prepare and monitor program budgets. • Supervision and care of individuals, including behavior management, dispensing medication, and assistance in daily self-care. • Perform orientation and training of seasonal part-time staff, volunteers, and new employees. • Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate seasonal part-time staff and volunteers within assigned programs and events. • Actively support WSSRA risk management program including enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. • Drive to and from programs and facilities.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: • Establish relationships with outside organizations, network with related organizations. • Drive agency vehicle to transport participants to and from programs. • Pick up general materials (i.e., printed brochures, special supplies) • Attend agency meetings, as well as for state and local organizations. REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES: • Ability to work evening and weekend hours. • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and verbally. • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and manage multiple responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: SITTING: 25 -35 hours/week (at desk, in meetings, in vehicles) STANDING: Copy machine, meetings, presentations TRANSPORTATION: Ability to get to and from office, programs, and events LIFTING: Materials for presentations and events, up to 50 pounds COMMUNICATING: Ability to use telephone, speak to groups, use a computer and e-mail
BENEFITS: Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days
To apply for this position, please visit wssra.net. For questions reach out to Maria Losselyoung at (847) 455-2100 or Marial@wssra.net.
Incorporated in 1955, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to over a quarter million residents of Mount Prospect and portions of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. Encompassing more than 450 acres, the District offers over 30 neighborhood parks and facilities including the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, art studio, dog park, conservatory/greenhouse and extensive bike and walking paths. Each four season program guide offers over 1,000 programs and events for all ages.
Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance
Or, you can visit us at www.mppd.org – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Buildings Maintenance Technician job posting.
We are searching for a full-time Buildings Maintenance Technician. The Mt. Prospect Park District Buildings Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing routine repair and maintenance of all Park District buildings and facilities as directed by the Buildings Department Manager. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass a pre-employment physical, Illinois Drivers’ License record check and criminal background check.
The starting pay for the full-time Buildings Maintenance Technician depends on qualifications. We offer a generous benefit package including Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension (IMRF), 457 Plan, Paid Time Off, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits, Life Insurance and a Vision Reimbursement Program.
Perform the job functions of the Buildings Department including but not limited to remodeling jobs, repairs on buildings and outside facilities, maintain and repair swimming pools, heating and a/c systems, perform necessary electrical maintenance, carpentry and plumbing work.
Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year-round basis.
Utilize the man-lift when required.
Work with fellow employees in a productive manner and train them when necessary.
Coordinate work with others working on the same job or project.
Participate in a preventive maintenance program.
Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Buildings Department Manager.
May be required to work special events from time to time at nights and on weekends.
Respond in person for emergency night and weekend jobs when contacted. Required to participate in the emergency phone program.
Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs.
Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned by the Buildings Department Manager, Director of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.
Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent or combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Class C Driver's License within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment with the District.
Must have three (3) years minimum experience in building, facility and aquatic maintenance.
Must possess or obtain a valid AFO or CPO aquatic certification within the first year of employment and maintain throughout employment with the Mt. Prospect Park District.
Must be familiar with the use of large outdoor construction equipment such as loaders, backhoes, or skid steers. Possess thorough knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.
Must possess the ability to work from drawings, blueprints and specifications.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for coordination of work and in emergency situations if needed.
Must participate in the Park District safety training program and adhere to Park District safety procedures. Must possess the ability to work with little or no supervision.
Must be able to respond in person for urgent and/or emergency night and weekend jobs when contacted.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time. Must be physically able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Additionally, must be able to push/pull, reach, occasionally balance, bend at waist (touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop and constantly handle objects.
The Buildings Maintenance Technician will work indoors and outdoors. When outdoors, may be exposed to outdoor conditions including water, sun, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold.
The general indoor work area is a smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. May be exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting at times.
Due to the needs of the Park District, evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required. The work schedule may vary and the workweek may exceed 40 hours at times. Please note that regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.
Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion, or modification of essential job duties.
The Mt. Prospect Park District is an equal opportunity employer.