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 Starting at $49,875

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The Program Supervisor - Early Childhood & Youth is responsible for developing and managing early childhood, youth and special event programming.

JOB SUMMARY • Plan, promote and implement programs on a seasonal basis • Observe and evaluate programs • Ensure an inclusive program experience for participants with or without disabilities • Organize program information for registration and brochure production and participant information materials • Prepare and monitor budget, and complete of financial paperwork • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university or related field with 4 years experience in programming and 2 years supervisory experience • DCFS Director qualifications

HOURS Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm with some varied hours.

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District

 Contact

Cindy Szkolka
cskolka@epd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $39,573-$65,959 annual salary depending on qualifications plus excellent benefit package

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The Waukegan Park District serves a community of over 90,000 residents in northern Illinois 40 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The park district provides year round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Aquatic Programs and Services for our indoor aquatics facility at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on aquatics activities. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of aquatics operational procedures. Assist in the assigning and scheduling of aquatics personnel to maximize customer satisfaction. Remain current on aquatic safety procedures. Assist in the coordination of new member orientation appointments with service staff. Assist in the management of fitness member registration, renewals, leave of absence, and refunds. Manage service to patrons at aquatics facilities. Communicate safety procedures to employees, patrons, and guest. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Oversee all aquatic lessons, interacting with customers to gauge efficiency and needed program improvements. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of aquatic program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist with membership recruitment, registration, retention and marketing. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part time, seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for program centers of the annual budget. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Transport supplies via park district vehicles. Assist with management of field house and pool as needed. Assist with scheduling aquatic facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of the aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor/deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Perform basic aquatic mechanical room operations and basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field. Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, aquatic facility. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Valid driver's license required.

Employment Conditions: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certificate required within one year. Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate required within one year. Jeff Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Water Safety Instructor certification required within six month. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.

Apply online at: https://phl.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/onlineapp/

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626 efallon@waukeganparks.org

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 Waukegan Park District

 Contact

Elizabeth Fallon
8477823626
efallon@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $20.00

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment

JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Fitness General Manager, the Group Exercise Supervisor is responsible for the vision, creation, coordination, and quality of all Group Exercise and Yoga programming at the Fitness Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Leads the development, implementation, and oversight of a wide variety of group exercise, yoga, and teen group classes. Submits and approves payroll. ● Monitor and evaluate current trends in group exercise and yoga, develop new class formats as appropriate. ● Develop and write class protocols, communicate and ensure compliance of Group Exercise and yoga team members. ● Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, mentoring and supervision of assigned staff. ● Responsible for approving payroll for assigned staff. ● Maintains budgeted allowance for Group Exercise operations. ● Performs quality control of classes on a regular basis. ● Subs classes when needed. ● Teaches a minimum of one and up to 8 Group Exercise/Yoga classes per week, while maintaining part-time employment status. ● Sustains long-term member participation in group exercise and yoga programs by providing motivation, implementing new programs, and developing new materials. ● Monitors the conditions of group exercise/yoga equipment and ensures proper preventative maintenance activities occur. ● Drives for continued increase in Group Exercise penetration numbers, tracks numbers on KPI sheets. ● Implement new group exercise schedules quarterly, responding to member feedback, current trends, penetration numbers, and budgetary concerns. ● Assist Fitness General Manager on marketing of fitness programming ● Perform the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. ● Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ● Ability to work with program budgets. ● Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
● Ability to maintain high standards of quality for customer service. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. ● Must be flexible to work as assigned during all facility hours of operation. ● Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. ● Demonstrate knowledge of general fitness center safety. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. ● Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. ● Demonstrate excellent general office and organizational skills, budgeting, and use of Google Suite.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE ● Nationally recognized Group Exercise certification required. ● Personal Training certification and specialty certifications (such as Zumba, cycle, yoga) preferred. ● CPR & AED certified ● High School Diploma.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/Employment

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 Elk Grove Park District

 Contact

Christy King
8472283504
cking@elkgroveparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 38,000-42,000

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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.  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 Association standards and safety procedures.  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 of the branch and Association. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign, and other volunteer committees as assigned. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public and to current members. 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. Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Complete all child abuse prevention training as required. Completes all other projects as assigned by the Executive Director.  Support the interest of the Association as defined by the Director, President and Boards and the strategic plans of those entities. 

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.

Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with 1 to 3 years aquatics experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience.  Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard certification.  Proficient in swimming and safety skills.  Must pass a water skills test and written exam.  Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.  Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.  Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person.  Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly.  Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal.  Ability to train swim and fitness instructors.  Excellent communication and public relations skills.  Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons: Fitness Classes, Youth & Adult, Preschool, and Child/Parent.

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 YMCA of Metro Chicago

 Contact

Richard Harper
3124402444
rharper@ymcachicago.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $42,746-$48,892

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POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the Children-at-Play (CAP) before and after school program in schools in School Districts 25, 59 and 21 as well as responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the Summer Day Camp program.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Hires, trains, directs, reviews, and recommends staff dismissal for the CAP Site Directors, CAP Assistant Site Directors, and CAP Activity Leaders as well as summer day camp staff totaling approximately 140 staff • Plans and conducts in-service training for both CAP & Day Camp staff • Processes new registrations and changes/drops; updates computer and sends information to sites and to billing to process; informs CAP Supervisor of Scholarship Requests • Submits observation and inclusion requests to NWSRA for both CAP & Day Camp • Maintains CAP Site lists and waitlists • Maintains appropriate staff-to-participant ratios for all CAP and Day Camp sites • Coordinates the purchase and delivery of supplies, food and equipment for all CAP sites • Observes CAP, Day Camp and Camp Arlington regularly; establishes and maintains a date log of CAP site observations
• Serves as a liaison between the CAP Supervisor and the CAP staff • Reviews the CAP program budget and maintains expenses within budgetary parameters • Carries a cell phone during CAP and Day Camp program hours and responds to calls in a timely manner • Serves as a substitute CAP Site Director or CAP Activity Leader, as needed • Develops and interprets policies and procedures in conjunction with the CAP Supervisor • Answers questions regarding CAP and Summer Day Camp registration fees, curriculum and policies • Monitors time & attendance and discusses changes, trends, and discrepancies with the CAP Supervisor • Attends required trainings and meetings • Attends work on a regular basis • Prepares Weekly Staff Notes to be distributed to CAP sites • Plans and coordinates the 5th grade end of year activities • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Maintains and updates CAP monthly snack calendar and supply forms • Maintains and updates CAP binder with participant medical conditions • Responsible for Full Day CAP programs and coordinating fieldtrips for both CAP and Summer Day Camp • Coordinates enrichment programming; researching new ideas and working with staff to implement at CAP sites • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Assists the CAP Supervisor in completing large program purchases • Distributes information regarding school-age trends and ideas to assist staff on an ongoing basis • Assists with updating and maintaining the CAP staff and parent manuals • Attends workshops and conferences and distributes appropriate information to CAP staff • Reviews all sources of potential materials to maintain and update the CAP resource area • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Strong knowledge of school-aged activity programs • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Capacity to perform CPR and first aid when required • Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public • Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the CAP staff • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public • Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor • Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations • Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing • Ability to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to proactively resolve problems, if authorized to do so, or to refer problems to immediate supervisor • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three years’ experience in a child care setting or supervising children’s activities or programs • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Tuberculosis test is required every two years • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR (Infant, Child and Adult), AED Certification required

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week • Night, weekend and holiday work hours as required • Employee is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

Please complete online application with resume, cover letter and three references by July 26, 2019.

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Katie Waszak
847-506-7871
kwaszak@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

July 26, 2019