To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Location: Vaughan Athletic Center
Hours: Hours vary, including weekends and evenings, average between 25-30 hrs./week
Salary: $12/hour minimum starting pay rate
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations and the care of our guests. Must be a certified provider in First Aid, CPR and AED. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a lead or head guard role and be certified as an Ellis & Associates lifeguard trainer or obtain within one month of employment. Ability to use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person. Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written form with the ability and desire to provide quality customer service is essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proficient computer skills required. Cash handling experience preferred. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Minimum of a high school diploma with some college preferred.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Indoor Aquatics Manager, the Assistant Manager will assist with the responsibilities associated with the day to day operation of the Vaughan Athletic Center Aquatic facility. Duties include but not limited to: assist in the enforcement of all agency, state, county and local laws, rules, regulations and policies; coordinate staff in-service training along with new and renewal guard training; assist in maintaining staff schedules and payroll; supervise aquatic programming; provide cashiers with banks, cash control and reconcile daily deposits; maintain a high level of security and safety for staff and patrons; administer lifesaving skills if required and maintain required records, supplies and equipment. Additionally will recognize and prevent potential hazardous or accident situations and maintain the cleanliness of the pool deck. This is an at-will position.
Description: Under the supervision of the Jewett Park Program Manager, the recreation supervisor is responsible for the supervision of a variety of before and after school programs, summer camps, school enrichments and several district special events.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation, Education or a related field is required. A minimum of 2 years of programming experience required. CPRP is preferred. Work experience with school age youth and programming needed. In addition, candidate should possess strong skills in leadership, staff development, innovative programming along with excellent communication and customer service skills.
Responsibilities: Includes the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of part time staff in areas of position's responsibilities. Preparation and management of annual budgets for assigned programs and events. Planning, organization, implementation and supervision of Before and After School Care, After School Club, After School Enrichment programs, Holiday Camps, Before and After Camp Care, after camp programming, summer lunch concerts and Kids Flea Market. Purchase, distribute and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Management of program participant's electronic emergency, health history and allergy forms.
Position is a non-exempt full-time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holiday and sick time.
City of Union is accepting application packets for the full-time position of Recreation Coordinator in the Parks & Recreation Department. This position will perform a variety of work involving recreational league services and sporting special events, outside of normal office hours.
See job description below for specific requirements, duties and considerations. Applications can be picked up at Union City Hall, located at 500 E. Locust St., or downloaded at www.unionmissouri.org.
Submit a completed application, cover letter and resume one of four ways: mail to or drop off at 500 E. Locust St., Union, MO 63084, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 636.583.4091. Position will be open until filled.
The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and manage recreational league services and sporting special events. A variety of routine and detailed work will be necessary in planning and implementing all phases of these activities to effectively serve the diverse community population that includes but is not limited to youth, adults, senior adults and individuals with disabilities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develop, coordinate, administer, implement and oversee varied indoor and outdoor recreation programs and activities, including but not limited to, adult leagues, youth basketball leagues, youth baseball and softball leagues and youth soccer league.
•Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, with occasional holidays required.
•Conduct applicable preparation of fields and facilities.
•Separate participants and create teams of similar abilities.
•Recruit and train staff, including umpires and referees.
•Organize practice and game schedules.
•Coordinate staff schedules.
•Secure team and field sponsors.
•Organize team uniform orders by sizes and numbers to submit for ordering.
•Acquire suitable coaches for appropriate amount of teams.
•Ensure the proper background checks have been prepared, processed and passed for all coaches.
•Conduct coaches training and meeting prior to start of each league season.
•Monitor fields and supervise staff during games.
•Initiate requests for purchases and maintains program supplies/equipment.
•Assist with the operation and management at facility concession stands.
•Document and evaluate programs and activities upon completion and make recommendations to continue, cancel or redevelop programs and activities.
•Supervise staff within all parks and facilities in the absence of the Director.
•Use excellent customer service skills at all times, both orally and written. This includes responding to all customer calls, emails or inquires within 24 business hours of receipt.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, associations, other agencies, participants, parents, community partners and the general public.
•Effectively promote and represent the department within the community. Serve as a liaison or hold a position on various boards. Attend monthly sport associations meetings.
•Operate a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department.
•Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, preparing mailings, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, etc.
•Contribute to overall recreational planning for the department through participation in staff meetings.
•Represent and speak before clubs and groups on department topics.
•Respond to emergency calls.
•Attendance and on-time arrival to work.
•Assist co-workers with assigned tasks.
•Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:
•Must possess a valid Missouri Drivers License.
•High School Diploma or GED.
•Equivalent of a minimum of four years of education, experience and training in the recreation, park management, sports management or closely related field, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
This position requires, but not limited to, comprehensive knowledge of recreation programming, facility management and field preparation with a strong background in athletics and customer service with the willingness to learn the detailed operations of the department; well-developed human relations skills to convey concepts and conduct training, and use courtesy when dealing with others; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems comprehensively; produce accurate work on a timely basis; and ability to perform required duties with initiative, good judgment, accuracy, persistence, creativity, integrity, tact and courtesy.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Publisher and Excel; knowledge in use of a computer, keyboard, multi-line phone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator and mobile phone; and ability to follow written and oral instruction.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job:
•regularly required to speak and listen
•frequently required to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch, sit, reach, push and/or pull
•finger, feel, grasp and lift objects
•perform repetitive motions
•frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
•work closely with co-workers and the general public
•safely operate a motor vehicle
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job
•frequently works outdoors during various weather conditions, exposed to extreme summer heat, extreme winter cold, wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor airborne particles
•noise level is moderately loud when in the field and usually quiet while in the office, but during the use of tools and operation of heavy equipment, the noise level may be high
For more information about the position or applying, please contact the department at 636.583.8471 or email email@example.com.
Description: Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager and with direct supervision from the Naturalist/Program Supervisor, the Teams Course Facilitator is responsible for training, scheduling staff, coordinating and booking group and facilitating Heller's teams course, which includes teams, cooperative games, crate stacking and traveling teams.
Qualifications: Associates degree; or one to two years related experience and/or training in leading teams course programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele. Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations.
Responsibilities: Oversee booking, scheduling and training of staff and lead teams and crate staking programs. Design an appropriate teams program based on groups goals, needs and abilities. Maintain and organize program equipment and course. Conduct course setup and take down; prepare weekly materials; complete and file waivers, pre and post documents. Operate and use various teams course equipment including and not limited to, ladders, ropes, harnesses and helmets. Supervise and enforce rules and regulations. Assist with special events and teaching environmental/ outdoor recreation programs to school, scout, custom groups and the public as needed. Assist in the promotion of Nature Center programming. Provide site supervision, greet public, answer phones and disseminate information as needed.
Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Aquatics and Fitness, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to aquatics at the indoor pool, Hidden Creek Aqua Park and Rosewood Beach. This includes, but is not limited to, the supervision of lifeguards and scheduling of pool activities and programs at the indoor pool. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee all hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating of lifeguards and swim instructors at the aquatics facilities.
Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be to manage a team of lifeguard supervisors, lifeguards, swimming instructors, aqua aerobics instructors and additional support staff as needed. This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. The Recreation Supervisor will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. These responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, delegating and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, with a degree in Business, Recreation or Sports & Exercise Facility Management or related field or experience in Park Administration or five years progressive successful experience in the field and training. Experience should not be measured in time alone; quality of previous experience as well as its similarity to the needs of the current position should be a determining factor. Must have 2-4 years of management or supervisory experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications are required. American Red Cross Lifeguard Waterfront Certification is preferred.
Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation for leisure time and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others in the form of planning, organizing and supervising programming and personnel. Ability to apply education, training and work experience to improve performance of organization.
Classification: Full-time, exempt. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.
Wage Range: Hiring range is $51,000-$55,000 DOQ
Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.
The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.