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 aquatic facility at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center and outdoor seasonal aquatic facility.
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. 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. 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. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of 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 program participants and 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 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 according to 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. Aquatic Facility Operator certificate required within one year. 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, Recreation Department Coordinator
Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited university with a major in Recreation Administration or closely related field. Qualified candidate must have a minimum of two years of fulltime experience in a recreation setting. Must be able to work an unconventional work week when escorting trips. Must have excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Duties: Responsible for the staffing, annual budget and program development of designated special events, recreation programs with strong emphasis on senior trip programming. Senior trips will include overnights from one to seven days throughout the U.S. multiple times a year. Complete other duties as assigned.
Closing Date: September 21, 2018
Salary: $41,000 - $45,000 plus health and IMRF pension benefits
Contact: Send resume and cover letter to: Lockport Twp. Park District, 1911 South Lawrence Ave, Lockport, IL 60441 Attention: Dave Herman, Director of Recreation. 815 838-1183 email@example.com
Under general direction, this position is engaged in management and administrative functions related to the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers and performs professional work in the development, administration, and evaluation of a wide range of special events. The incumbent reports to the Recreation Superintendent and will provide direct and indirect supervision of full time, part time and/or seasonal staff. The position directs and evaluates part-time and seasonal program staff, volunteers, contracted instructors and program participants while providing technical assistance to the Recreation Superintendent.
Title: Full-Time Recreation Program Coordinator Agency: Lan-Oak Park District Salary: $11.00-$12.00 per hour Location: Eisenhower Fitness & Community Center, 2550 178th Street, Lansing, IL 60438 Website: www.lanoakparkdistrict.org Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Superintendent, the Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing Day Trips, Adult Programming, Special Events, Community Outreach, and acts as a partner in overseeing Summer Day Camp. The Program Coordinator will also, when necessary, assist fellow coordinators with programming in all other age groups. Programs are conducted at various locations throughout the district, including the Eisenhower Fitness & Community Center and various parks. This position supervises part-time program instructors, part-time facility attendants, and seasonal staff, and serves as a point person for communication with contractual service providers. Opportunities: Lan-Oak Park District enjoys a very busy recreation department with programs being offered from a 60,000 square foot community and fitness center and in 19 parks community-wide. The district is seeking an energetic, motivated, positive individual to lead and grow operations in the various recreation age groups. The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic, creative and detail-oriented in order to bring new and exciting program opportunities to the community. Qualifications: A minimum of two years programming experience, teaching experience, or a combination thereof required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Education, or a related field is required. Must possess a current valid Driver’s License. Experience with VSI RecTrac preferred. The Lan-Oak Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to obtain an online job application from the District’s website: www.lanoakparkdistrict.org.
The Parks and Recreation Athletic Coordinator’s position performs in a variety of recreational sports activities designed to meet the needs and interests of the community. Plans, organizes, and directs sports programs and activities for all age groups in the Village and assists in the supervision of part-time, volunteer, and seasonal staff on a daily basis. These activities include a variety of recreational sports programs and events for various age and special interest groups including special interest classes, before/after-school programs, day camps, teen programs, senior programs, community enrichment and crime prevention programs, and special events. The Athletic Coordinator is under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Supervisor. In addition, offer and direct implementation of ideas for process improvement, automation, and resource utilization.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepares records and makes reports on recreation programs.
• Assist with activities and programs to ensure the Village is providing quality services.
• Responsible for the issuance, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment.
• Participates in meetings with member organizations and advisory boards.
• Recruits, trains, and supervises part-time, seasonal staff, and volunteers.
• Schedule staff for all events.
• Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, and community organizations to provide quality programs to the community. • Assist in marketing recreation programs and events. • Assist in the preparation of professional quality flyers, brochures, website, social media, and other publications. • Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars as they pertain to the field of parks and recreation.
• Work with Public Works to ensure parks & fields are ready for public use, safe, and clean.
• Assist in job orientation for newly hired employees/staff. • Works within the budget limitation in accordance with Village policies.
• Work with Facilities and Parks Supervisor to coordinate all set-up and building usage. • Ensure safety precautions are followed and facilities are in safe working order.
• Complies with South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). • Performs under various weather conditions. • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public. • Seek programs and events that provides revenue for the Village. • Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of basic philosophies, techniques, and methodologies of organizing groups in a recreation setting, including the use of volunteers.
Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Computers, Office Equipment, and Registration Procedures.
Knowledge of good customer service. Ability to work with limited supervision. Ability to multi-task and maintain confidentiality Ability to work in a team environment with a diversified staff with multiple talents. Ability to communicate orally and written effectively, without having inappropriate conversations
Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field, along with 2 years of related work experience in leadership and supervisory capabilities. A Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preferred.
Must possess a valid American Red Cross First Aid Certification or equivalent.
Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check
Physical Demands 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. Work is performed both outside and in an office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The employee may be exposed to heat, cold, wetness, and humidity in performance of his or her duties. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment 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, the employee works outdoors and indoors daily.
All interested candidates should apply online at richtonpark.org/employment (please include resume).