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 $50,000 - $60,000 DOQ

The Recreation Services Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of various recreation programs throughout the Park District. The Lake Bluff Park District has a dynamic team that consists of 14 full-time, 100 part-time and 150 seasonal employees. Commissioners and staff work together to enhance the community through recreational experiences in a fun, safe and healthy environment and the Recreation Manager has an integral role in achieving our vision of strengthening the spirit of community.

Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Community Recreation, Safety and Outreach Services, the Recreation Services Manager responsibilities will include planning and coordinating annual and seasonal community recreational programs for adults and youth; development and coordination of special events; hiring, supervising and scheduling part-time recreation staff, volunteer coaches and officials; creating new programs, leagues, & tournaments; communication and problem solving with members, guests, coaches and parents. The primary objective will be attained by offering a full, varied, innovative and targeted calendar of recreation programs, special events and tournaments.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must have the ability to establish strategic initiatives to execute the agency’s vision and mission, establish guidelines for guest services, handle personnel matters efficiently and effectively, maintain attention to detail in registration needs, and have a good understanding of recreation programming to assist the organization in revenue growth. The qualified candidate will have a four-year college or university degree in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field, and at least one year experience in a recreation field, and/or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: This is a full-time position typically working Monday-Friday 9-6, however flexibility in hours is needed as day, evening, weekends and holiday hours will vary based on program need. The annual starting pay range is $50,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications. We offer an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, IMRF defined benefit pension and short and long term disability, 457 retirement contribution plan, paid time off, and park district facility and program discounts.

To apply, please go to our website: http://www.lakebluffparks.org/employment.html

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 Lake Bluff Park District

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Tina Brewer
8474577345
tbrewer@lakebluffparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Depending on Qualifications

The Ice Skating Supervisor is responsible for program development, administration and supervisory oversight of the Northbrook Park District Skating School, camps and special events, including Northbrook on Ice. This position supervises part-time and seasonal staff. The Recreation Supervisor routinely interacts with adults and child patrons, independent coaches, community members and part-time and full-time employees.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, administrator, and coordinate and monitor the implementation of skating school, summer camps and special events; oversee the day-to-day operations of assigned programs and events.

  • Develop, design and plan, and lead and monitor the execution of the annual production of Northbrook On Ice. Oversee the Icette Program.

  • Recruit, select, hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff and volunteers.

  • Prepare the budget for areas of program responsibility; maintain operations within the approved budget allotment; continually monitor and evaluate expenses and revenue.

  • Plan, promote and manage ice-focused programs and event offerings, including skill development classes.

  • Manage daily freestyle ice programming.

  • Manage the Student Teacher Program; interview new applicants; assign student teachers to classes; schedule on ice seminars; log student teacher hours.

  • Develop procedures for area of responsibility and create trainings as needed.

  • Lead/Facilitate Programs and events as needed.

  • Monitor and evaluate program performance to include program site visits, enrollment trends, patron wants and needs, and cost/profit margin with a focus on continued growth and development, while ensuring competitive program pricing.

  • Manage program and/or event contracts/agreements based on need with program oversight. Initiate, and collaborate with Manager and Marketing and Communications Team with the promotion and marketing of programs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Hours

  • Pay is depending on qualifications. This is a full-time position. Hours fluctuate based on program/event needs; evenings, weekends and/or holiday work will apply.

Benefits

  • A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, along with a variety of District recreational benefits.

The ideal candidate will have these qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree with major coursework in Recreation Management or related field.

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in figure skating programming

  • At least one (1) year of figure skating instruction experience strongly preferred; ability to ice skate and instruct skating classes and teams

  • Knowledge of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) teaching curriculums

  • The ability to assess ice skating skill level

  • Be SafeSport trained

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to critically, problem solve and work both independently and collaboratively

Physical Requirements

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, talk and hear; use of hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, controls or to demonstrate subject matter and reach with hands and arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; may infrequently lift or move objects 50+ pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed mainly in an office setting and in the ice rink; position requires exposure to colder temperature for short and long periods of time. May also occasionally work outdoors in warm or cold temperatures for short periods of time.

Apply at nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $70,000+ depending on qualifications

The Arts and Recreation Manager provides strategic and operational oversight and management of all aspects of Senior Center and adult cultural art, theatre productions and theatre-related programs, events, rentals, and camps. This role works in cooperation and alignment with the Superintendent of Arts and Recreation and the Youth Program Manager to continuously improve, grow and develop all areas of Theatre, Senior and Adult Cultural Art programs and events. Managers visit, engage with participants and patrons as well as proactively evaluates programs and seeks outreach for feedback in areas of oversight. In this role the manager will also coordinate large scale special events, such as Brewfest, 4th of July with the village and Party on the Green. This manager also oversees the management of all facility operations at the Leisure Center and Village Green facilities with the assistance of the Recreation Facility Supervisor.

This position provides oversight on scheduling and planning of programs and resources, as well as works across Divisions on responsibilities including budgeting, marketing needs, and planning and capital projects. Additional responsibilities include serving as the administrator for some of the District registration software and managing music contracts. The Arts and Recreation Manager also proactively evaluates programs and needs to ensure community and patron needs are being met.

This position supervises the Recreation Supervisor for Performing Arts, the Recreation Supervisor for Seniors and Adult Art and the Recreation Facility Supervisor. The position also may supervise part-time and seasonal staff. The Arts and Recreation Manager routinely interacts with seniors, adults, children, community members and part-time and full-time employees.

Compensation and Hours:

  • The anticipated starting salary is $70,000+, depending on qualifications. This is a full-time position. Hours fluctuate based on program/event needs; evenings, weekends and/or holiday work will apply.

Benefits:

  • A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, along with a variety of District recreational benefits.

The ideal candidate will have these qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in recreation management or related field.

  • At least five (5) years of progressive program management in Cultural Arts, Special Events, Seniors, and/or facility operations.

  • Theatre production and/or arts program direction as well as special event coordination experience preferred.

  • Leadership experience preferred.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to critically, problem solve and work both independently and collaboratively

Physical Requirements: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, talk and hear; use of hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, controls or to demonstrate subject matter and reach with hands and arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; may infrequently lift or move objects 50+ pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed mainly in an office setting. May occasionally work outdoors in warm or cold temperatures for short periods of time.

Apply at nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $84,927 - $127,444

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF WILL COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT: VISITOR SERVICES LOCATION: SUGAR CREEK ADMINISTRATION CENTER FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

BASIC FUNCION: The Director of Visitor Services is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, oversight, and operation of the Visitor Services Department, its personnel, visitor facilities, programming sections and programs, as well as assisting other departments in planning and management of Forest Preserve lands and facilities.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Executive Director Supervises: Visitor Facility Supervisors and Permitting & Recreation Supervisor Works Closely With: Directors of Planning & Land Preservation, Maintenance & Operations, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, and the Deputy Chief of Police

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Develop, manage, and execute the administration of the department, including policies, procedures, and personnel. 2. Develop, manage, and oversee the day-to-day operations of six (6) visitor facilities including operational, interpretive, and programmatic facility planning.
3. Develop, manage, and direct all educational, recreational, and interpretive programs and services for the Forest Preserve as well as large-scale events and exhibitions. 4. Manage and oversee the Forest Preserve’s Permitting & Recreation section which includes picnics, camping, facility rentals, program registrations, and dog park permits. 5. Track and analyze annual data, and develop performance metrics annually, to assess Permitting and Facility quality and success including attendance, revenue, and programs and services. 6. Develop and execute long-term strategic plans to ensure continued growth, quality, success, and forward movement of the Forest Preserve’s programs, services, and visitor facilities. 7. Prepare and administer the departmental budget. 8. Develop departmental policies and procedures for staff management including hiring, training, evaluation, and professional development. 9. Propose, coordinate, and manage capital projects and improvements in relation to visitor facilities, recreational sites, and interpretive exhibits in cooperation with the Planning & Land Preservation Department. 10. Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Department Directors, and The Nature Foundation of Will County Executive Director on District-wide initiatives and projects. 11. Manage and enhance the Forest Preserve brand throughout visitor centers, exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and events 12. Represent the District and its interests pertaining to assigned or appropriate inter-governmental partnerships.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal direction • Excellent initiative and ability to plan and create proposals • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills • Ability to participate in project and event planning • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task • Strong budgeting, fiscal management, solid judgement, a must • Strong supervisory and motivational skills • Strong understanding and knowledge of natural and cultural history

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirements include: • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Parks and Recreation Administration, or related field. • Ten-years’ experience with managing a visitor facility, recreation department or similar with emphasis on recreation, interpretation, and environmental education. • Seven – ten years’ experience with supervision and administrative responsibilities. • Accomplished public speaking and presentation skills including the use of technology • Exceptional computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office and permitting/reservation software • Must possess and maintain a current valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license • Certified Park and Recreation Professional / Executive certification strongly preferred

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Manual Dexterity: Ability to move between sitting at a computer/meeting, standing, walking for 6-8 hours. Physical Effort: Ability to lift on occasion up to 40 lbs. Working Conditions: Ability to work out-of-doors with occasional exposure to moderately disagreeable weather in the preserve while both on and off trial. Hazards: Negligible Remote Work: Following a 90-day probationary period from the date of hire, the Director of Visitor Services may be eligible for remote work up to 16 hours per week in accordance with Forest Preserve policies and at the discretion of the Executive Director.  

PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY: Pay Grade: 16 Salary Range: $84,927 (min) – 104,036 (mid) – 127,444 (max)

Resumes will be accepted until Monday, February 13, 2023.

Application Procedure: Send a cover letter describing interest and resume to:

Donna Suca, Director of Human Resources Forest Preserve District of Will County 17540 W. Laraway Road Joliet, Illinois 60433 815.722.5667 (desk) 815.722.3608 (fax) Humanresources@fpdwc.org

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

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Donna Suca
(815) 722-5667
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

February 13, 2023

 Starting at $100,000-110,000 + depending on qualifications

The Director of Human Resources and Risk Management is responsible for providing strategic leadership and managerial oversight for all aspects of Human Resources and Risk Management operations. This position is strategic and consultative in nature but also handles day to day human resources generalist responsibilities. This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supervises three full time staff: a Human Resources Manager, a Risk Manager and a Human Resources Generalist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the HR Team in delivery of services in the areas of recruitment and selection, onboarding and offboarding, benefits, compensation, performance management, Risk Management, training, compensation and employee and employee / labor relations.

  • Evaluates departmental operations; identify opportunities and solutions for process improvement based on ongoing feedback from the business.

  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work performance of staff. Continuously develops direct reports by providing feedback and opportunities for growth.

  • Perform short and long-term Division planning to align with District goals; review and evaluate plans; develop and implement initiatives to support plans.

  • Partner with Senior Leadership on various District-wide projects to ensure alignment across divisions and District goals.

  • Develops and implements and employee relations and employee communications programs that will contribute to a positive, responsive and progressive work environment.

  • Provides leadership to employee committees, including the Wellness, Safety and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees.

  • Leads the development and execution of the performance management system to include performance feedback, goal setting, progress monitoring and Performance Improvement Plans.

  • Oversees the renewal of benefit plans as well as evaluates other competitive offerings with an eye on cost against value to optimize the benefits offering.

  • Oversees the recruitment and selection, onboarding and offboarding of employees.

  • Oversees the development and communication of a market-based job classification, compensation and total rewards program, both monetary and non-monetary.

  • Partners with the Risk Manager and Division Managers to develop and implement training programs for employees, such as safety, communication, management and compliance training.

  • Partners with the Parks Director and Managers to foster a positive working relationship with the bargaining unit representing Parks employees. Works collaboratively with outside labor counsel and the District’s negotiation team to plan and successfully complete labor contract negotiations.

  • Develops, communicates, enhances and upholds employment policies and practices and the Employee Handbook.

  • Prepare the budget for areas of direct responsibility; maintain operations within the confines of budget allotments; review, approval and, as necessary, revise budgets prepared by subordinates in areas of indirect responsibility.

  • Attend all Park District Board and Committee meetings as required; respond to Board inquiries, in coordination with the Executive Director. Prepare Board memos or documents as needed.

Compensation and Hours

The anticipated starting salary is $100,000-110,000+, depending on qualifications. This position is generally a full-time, first shift position. However, accessibility outside of office hours via cell phone and email is expected and attendance at Board meetings is also required.

A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, along with a variety of District recreational benefits.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or Human Resources. Master of Business Administration or Human Resources strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of increasing responsibility in progressive HR, talent management or related experience.
  • Three to five years of HR leadership experience.
  • Professional certification in Human Resources (ie, S/PHR or SHRM-S/CP) also preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate with others and build strong relationships. Instills trust.
  • Effective written, verbal communication, listening and facilitation skills; proactively communicates to different audiences from employee to leadership.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changing business needs.
  • Proven analytical, prioritizing, problem-solving, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software and Paycom or knowledge of other HR information systems.

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, talk and hear; use of hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, controls or to demonstrate subject matter and reach with hands and arms. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed mainly in an office setting.

Submit resume, cover letter and application at nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled