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  $50,387.21 – $72,922.33

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The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Department of Recreation and Community Services is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic leader to oversee the department's MPS C.A.R.E.S. (Community And Recreation Engaging Students) Midnight League, Summer Stars, and Twilight Center sports programming. MPS C.A.R.E.S. is a community outreach and programming initiative aimed at providing safe spaces for Milwaukee's youth, young adults and families.

The ideal candidate has a deep investment in the Milwaukee community and a vision for making MPS C.A.R.E.S. a game-changer in meeting the needs of Milwaukee's youth and families.

Responsibilities: Develops and manages the operation of MPS C.A.R.E.S. programming including, but not limited to, Midnight League, Summer Stars, and the Twilight Center sports programs. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time staff. Completes necessary paperwork including payroll, attendance, and seasonal reports. Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide evaluation feedback and support to part-time staff. Arranges for the purchase of equipment and supplies. Coordinates facility scheduling for program activities. Establishes and initiates standards, policies and procedures, and enforces policies regarding program operation. Upholds and enforces league rules to maintain a safe environment. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; prepares annual budget; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, and time. Assists in preparing and coordinating promotional materials for program activities. Manages program area customer surveys, assists in the interpretation of data, and supervises changes in programming based on customer feedback. Establishes partnerships with other MPS departments, governmental units, and community-based organizations to enhance C.A.R.E.S. program development and service delivery. Represents the Department on school and community councils, committees, and advisory groups. Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred from an accredited college or university in recreation management, athletic administration, sports management, education, or related field. A combination of education and sport league management experience will be considered. Education and experience may be used in lieu of the education requirements Minimum one (1) year of full-time experience in recreation or sport league management in an urban environment preferred. Equivalent part-time experience and/or relevant certifications will be considered.

Submit Application Materials to: https://candidate.milwaukee.k12.wi.us:4443/psc/gw/SELFSERVICE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1008&

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 Milwaukee Recreation

 Contact

Brian Litzsey
4144758941
litzsebx@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

 Closing Date

August 23, 2019

 $50,387.21 – 72,922.33

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The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to build a city-wide support network around district sponsored athletic and extracurricular activities. Primary duties include working with local schools to expand athletic offerings, assisting with player, coach and volunteer recruitment, and management of a select number of sports programs and special events. The ideal candidate possesses the enthusiasm and expertise to advocate for and promote the value associated with participation in extracurricular activities.

Responsibilities: Assist schools with efforts to initiate and/or expand extracurricular activities to ensure equitable access for all youth. Provide support to schools associated with player and coach recruitment and training. Oversee data tracking of youth participation in extracurricular activities. Conduct ongoing evaluation of extracurricular programs to measure program quality. Increase the overall profile of MPS sponsored athletics through marketing and branding efforts. Meet regularly with Sports Coordinators to identify gaps in service delivery. Build out fan engagement and work with Alumni groups to generate excitement around district sponsored athletic programs. Develop Athletic Advisory committee by sport to identify needs associated with player development, coaches training, and athlete recruitment. Conduct First Aid/AED/CPR trainings for coaches. Develop and manage youth sports leagues, staff, and activities. Create, implement, and oversee special events/projects (e.g., MPS Run Back to School, The City Review, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, etc.). Establish partnerships with other MPS departments, schools, governmental units, and community-based organizations and agencies to develop quality recreation programs throughout the district. Assist with Recreation Department activities as needed. Serve on various community or Department committees as required and/or assigned. Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in recreation management, athletic administration, sports management, education, communications, marketing, or related field. Education and experience may be used in lieu of the education requirements Minimum of one (1) year full-time experience, or equivalent in sports promotion/marketing, planning and implementing athletic programs, managing athletic events, and/or coaching. Equivalent part-time experience and/or relevant certifications will be considered. Experience delivering services in an urban environment preferred.

Submit Application Materials to: https://candidate.milwaukee.k12.wi.us:4443/psc/gw/SELFSERVICE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1008&

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 Milwaukee Recreation

 Contact

Brian Litzsey
4144758941
litzsebx@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

 Closing Date

August 23, 2019

 $55k-$65k, depending on experience

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DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: The Executive Director

JOB PURPOSE: The Development Director is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of Foundation fund development strategies, fundraising events and annual giving campaigns and Board cultivation. Work cooperatively with the FVSRA staff to position FVSRA and the Foundation to gain the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, donors and service clubs and implement campaigns.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Parks and Recreation, Business/Public Administration or similar field with proven experience in fundraising (5 years preferred); fund development, sponsor solicitation, proven written and oral communication skills; and understanding of grant writing and event management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Work cooperatively with the Executive Director and staff in the research and submittal of grants and funding applications. 2. Develop and manage the implementation of Foundation goals and fundraising strategies, including an Annual Giving Program. 3. Set and meet annual funding goals to cover salary and Association scholarship grants. 4. Identify, initiate, and establish relationships with various community stakeholders, FVSRA Member Agencies and other organizations. 5. Recruit, develop and maintain Board and committee member relationships; lead Board and committee meetings. 6. Recruit and train volunteers and coordinate volunteer committee such as Friends of FVSRA. 7. Plan, evaluate, implement and lead fundraising campaigns and activities; work cooperatively with all fundraising event committees. 8. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and make recommendation in support of goals and strategy. 9. Arrange and implement presentations regarding Association and Foundation by speaking in public, presenting information, facilitating groups, influencing and negotiating. 10. Manage the recognition of the support and involvement of event sponsors, donors and volunteers. 11. Solicit donations of funds, goods and services for special events. 12. Manage the Foundation’s budget and fundraising programs. 13. Utilize donor software, event registration software and other computer technologies to maintain a donor database in order to effectively communicate, data gathering and report activities. 14. Ability to work flexible schedule for events as well as travel in and around the community by utilizing a personal vehicle or other methods of transportation. The hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; however, work day evening hours, holidays, and weekends may be required. 15. Perform other reasonable duties related to the position as assigned.

COMPENTENCIES: Collaboration - Promotes and supports work teams and groups Reliability - Performs responsibilities dependably and accurately, fulfills promised actions Responsiveness - Focuses on the customer, willingly helps others and provides prompt service Assurance - Conveys trusts and inspires confidence Empathy - Deals with individuals, appreciates their differences, handles emotions and shows compassion for others Self Confidence - Recognizes the contributions of others and is conscious of own ability Initiative - Begins and follows through energetically with plans and tasks Communication - Shares information, listens to what others are saying Adaptability - Makes decisions and solves complex problems

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The Foundation Manager must, with or without reasonable accommodations, be able to perform the following functions:

  1. Gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for events.
  2. Reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve binders or documents.
  3. Keyboard information efficiently with a high accuracy rate, for periods of up to an hour or more without a break.
  4. Ability to lift 30 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This job operates in an office setting occasionally assisting with larger Agency Programs or Foundation events. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working indoors conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. Working outdoors may include exposure to different types of weather conditions. Exposure to elements may occur when driving to meetings or assisting with Agency programs or Foundation events.

BENEFITS: Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package; vacation, personal, and sick days; ten paid holidays; pension plan; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency leisure benefits.

Please apply at https://a2-5.applitrack.com/foxvalley/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=143

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 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Leticia Bedoya
630.923.2325
leticiab@fvsra.org

 Closing Date

August 25, 2019

 $49,500-$55,000

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The Round Lake Area Park District is looking for an experienced, energetic individual to update our current Guest Services department. The ideal candidate will create a welcoming culture for our community. This individual must have the drive and enthusiasm to re-vamp current processes, automate paper based systems and train staff on new procedures. Must be comfortable working with internal and external customers in a friendly, professional way.

Essential Job Functions: *Responsible for all recreation software operations, (Active.) Including improving current processes to ensure guests are accurately enrolled in programs; *Train Park District staff on Active software; *Work closely with Finance Department to handle transactions; *Create a culture of high customer service expectations; *Supervise staff and operations in the Guest Services department at multiple facilities; *Greet guests in a warm, welcoming and courteous manner in person and on the telephone; *Coordinate brochure content with Marketing Department;

Qualification: *Minimum Associates degree *Minimum 2 years customer service experience *Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong leadership skills *Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive and Active for program registration and payment *Fluency in Spanish a plus but not required. *A combination of education and experience in customer service will be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@rlapd.org. This position will be open until filled.

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 Round Lake Area Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Bye
847-546-8558
jobs@rlapd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $97,000 - $107,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees

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The Macon County Conservation District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: cwichmann@ilparks.org Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: August 23, 2019 Salary: $97,000 - $107,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Trustees at the Macon County Conservation District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

• A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. • At least five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional preferred. • Must reside in the community, preferred. • Possess an understanding of sustainability principles and management of natural resources and the eco-system. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent time-management and priority-setting skills. • Ability to plan, establish and evaluate a vision for the agency. • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. • Ability to understand concepts of shared leadership and allowing participation by others to share in the leadership of the organization. • Ability to enhance broad public understanding and support for the agency’s services and future needs. • Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency. • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management. • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma.

Application Procedure The Board of Trustees of the Macon County Conservation District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by October 14, 2019. The Macon County Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by August 23, 2019 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 CURRENT (dated) letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 PROFESSIONAL references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to one page per question. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 8) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee – Macon County Conservation District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: cwichmann@ilparks.org Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email cwichmann@ilparks.org

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)

 Contact

Casey Wichmann
217.523.4554
cwichmann@ilparks.org

 Closing Date

August 23, 2019