Aquatics & Recreation Program Coordinator
The Oregon Park District serves a community of over 7,000 residents in northern Illinois 30 miles southwest of Rockford. The park district provides year round recreation and aquatic opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Oregon Park District is seeking to fill the position of Aquatics & Recreation Coordinator with a motivated and energetic candidate.
Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of operational functions for the aquatic facility and associated programming as assigned. Oversees the operations of the aquatics department and programs, including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of aquatic programs and recreation program opportunities. Maintains records, schedules staff, and ensures proper pool maintenance. Provides swim instruction and life guarding as necessary.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Manages aquatic programs, complying with all Park District policies, procedures and StarGuard requirements. In addition, also responsible for hiring, training and supervising staff and volunteers for all aquatic programs. Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic department budgets. Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. Also provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public. Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site. Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities. Hours: The Aquatic Coordinator shall have varying hours due to programs, special events and facility operating hours. Due to the varying nature of the work, evening and weekend hours are expected.
Qualified applicants must have a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field, current lifeguard instructor certification or the ability to obtain within six months and valid Driver's License. Proficient in swimming and safety skills. Mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to ensure safety for all. Ability to train lifeguards appropriately.
• Plan, organize, promote and supervise a variety of youth and adult programs. • Assess needs of the community and recommend modifications of existing programs and implementation of innovative programs. • Prepare and submit records and reports including payroll, staff schedules, registration information, activity schedules, weekly recreation reports and board reports. • Select and train personnel and volunteers. • Assist in the development of goals and objectives for all aquatic programs. • Directly monitor and coordinate fiscal control procedures for the various programs. • Submit information for the District’s seasonal activity guides. • Implement special procedures as approved by the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director and Superintendent of Recreation. • Preparation and administration of the annual budget for the aquatic department. • Coordinate with the Superintendent of Recreation to develop a promotional strategy for each program and special event and publicize through different media sources. Oregon Park District Contact - Tina Ketter (815) 732-3101 firstname.lastname@example.org
DESCRIPTION The Recreation Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Recreation Management concepts, situations, and experiences meant to provide additional training and educational experience to college students who wish to find a position in the field of Recreation (or similar) field upon the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Being selected as a Recreation Intern does not guarantee employment with Pontiac Parks and Recreation upon completion. Recreation Interns should be available to work consistent with the hours prescribed by their college or university program which may include evenings and /or weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS • Education: Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a college undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Recreation Management (or a related field). • Skills: Must be able to take direction and assist in planning, leading, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating recreational events, programs and facilities. Must be comfortable in front of large crowds of people, and comfortable leading activities. Must work well with people of all ages, especially children. Must be able to use basic reading, writing, and computer skills to learn, understand, and apply Parks and Recreation Department policies and procedures. • Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification (or ability to obtain one within first 2 weeks of hire – training provided) • Competencies: Candidates must demonstrate through a personal interview and reference check that they are able to work with people of all ages, especially children, and possess a basic knowledge of the Recreation Industry such that they can understand the tasks they will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal Recreation Intern should be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation and experienced Parks and Recreation staff, Recreation Interns will have the opportunity to expand their education by learning how recreation facilities, programs, and events operate, understanding the roles of the Parks and Recreation staff, and becoming familiar with safety standards and procedures. Pontiac Parks and Recreation is once again hosting our Summer Day Camp. The Recreation Intern will be leading, the one week per month, Summer Day Camp. Recreation Interns will also be asked to “shadow” and assist Parks and Recreation staff with certain tasks and functions which include, but are not limited to, performing various administrative functions to support Parks and Recreation programs; attending and observing meetings; performing research and writing assignments; and assisting Parks and Recreation staff with the development of assigned projects.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Movement of supplies and equipment is necessary, generally up to 50 lbs. Bending, twisting and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programming areas. • Work performed will be at indoor and outdoor environments so exposure to the sun, light rain, wind, and other weather factors who should be expected as well as exposure to extreme temperatures while working outdoors.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICIES, SAFETY, ETC. It is expected that all Pontiac Parks and Recreation Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Pontiac City Council. Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual and Safety Manual, other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. As all situations cannot be documented even in manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor. It is expected that all staff learn and understand these policies and procedures.
HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references by email to Taylor Baxter, Director of Parks and Recreation. His email is email@example.com.
ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.
JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Recreation Program Services will assist the Superintendent of Recreation Program and Facility Services in the development, planning, organizing, promoting, implementing and supervising of Park District programs. The program areas include early childhood, aquatics, cultural arts and special events, youth and teen programming, fitness and active adults. The Manager of Recreation Program Services is directly responsible for the direction and supervision of the full and part-time employees who perform services in connection with all general recreation programming and aquatics.
QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration, leisure studies or related field. Master’s degree in recreation or leisure studies or related field is preferred. Minimum of four years of management/supervisory experience in a recreation agency. Possess a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and park management and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others. Knowledge of the principles of leisure programs leadership and knowledge of leisure program developmental principles. A sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of personnel management practices is mandatory.
SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $74,000 - 92,500, based on qualifications.
BENEFITS WE OFFER:
• Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Colonial Life Indemnity Plans
• Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement
TO APPLY: Please visit us at www.crystallakeparks.org – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application.
This position will be open until filled. The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Bloomington is seeking a Recreation Program Manager for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department. The Recreation Program Manager facilitates sports and fitness recreation programming and some department-wide special events. This position supervises seasonal employees, contractual employees, volunteers and interns while managing programs at City facilities, public and private school facilities and parks. This position also helps track and coordinate field and court usage and reservations for City facilities with local clubs, organizations and schools, and may also serve on sports and wellness committees.
The Recreation Program Manager is responsible for providing customer service to the public, other departments, employees, and contractors related to functions of this position.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Park and Recreation Management, Recreation, Sport and Tourism, Kinesiology, or Health & Fitness with 3 years of supervisory experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) and CPR/First Aid preferred.
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization, and supervision along with coordination of related facilities. The Recreation Supervisor shall act as a general assistant to the Superintendent of Recreation and shall represent him/her at meetings, workshops, conferences, and in other relationships as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities: Plans, coordinates, evaluates and maintains the overall responsibility for the District’s recreation programs including but not limited to Teens-Adults, Group Fitness, Special Events, Trips, as well as Supervising and Programming Teen Drop-In Center and Summer Camps.
Prepares brochure copy and works cooperatively with the Marketing and Communications staff to issue program marketing vehicles; flyers, news releases, newsletters, etc.
Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees
Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, mentoring, counseling and disciplining employees.
Creating new and trend setting recreational programs on a regular basis
Responsible for purchasing all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned program/facilities.
Tracks and reports monthly/annual revenues and expenses for all responsible programs
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or Early Childhood/or related field. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the Recreation field preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Knowledge of recreation programming. Ability to work well with external and internal customers. Excellent (oral and written) communication and organizational skills Possession of a valid driver’s license. Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications and Rectrac preferred. Problem solving and interpersonal skills with attention to detail. Ability to obtain certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment.
Please send Resume and Cover letter to: Meghan.Fenlon@tinleyparkdistrict.org