To apply please submit an employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Salary: $41,600/yr
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least three years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience overseeing summer camps, seasonal camps, early childhood, youth and before and after school programs desired. Ability to instruct camps and/or early childhood classes helpful for training purposes and to fill in as needed. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, parent communications, personnel procedures, safety and program planning is required. Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite/Office 365 required with knowledge of RecTrac Registration software preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facility Manager, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, staffing, training, scheduling and safety of all assigned program areas to meet the needs of our customers and the community. The employee is responsible for the efficient management and operation of early childhood enrichment and general youth programs, seasonal and summer day camps, child care services, special events and the development of a Before & After School program for the District. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for providing financial reports and evaluation/analysis as related to programs, research regarding potential programs, partnerships and any correspondence needed. Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure, public relations including news releases, program management, purchasing, class instruction, staff training, and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.
Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Membership & Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL
Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to manage group trips and event registrations. The Reservations Specialist plans and coordinates itineraries for all group programs, including adult and school tours, scout visits, and campsite overnights. This position also manages phone and mail registrations for other special events, offers and sells memberships, classes, and programs. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, has impeccable attention to detail, and experience in sales and customer service. We are looking for someone to display the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny Park experience. This is a full-time position that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.
Group Trips & Camping Overnights • Plan, coordinate, schedule, customize, and communicate all options to group reservation inquiries, including school tours, scout visits, overnight camping, charter companies, and special interest groups • Send out documentation required to book a group trip or camping overnight in a timely manner and update records daily • Inform educators and staff of changes, trends, and updates • Greet school groups when applicable to maintain and build relationships with school educators • Oversee bus reimbursement program • Serve as a liaison to ensure accurate information is presented on the Cantigny Park website, print materials, any other internal and external information involving group trips and camping, and proactively provide edits/updates to media outlets
General Event Registrations • Accept and process all phone or mail registrations for educational classes, special events, concert tickets, photo permits, membership sales, and other requests, including Cantigny Park employee related events • Maintain proper cash controls with phone and mail orders • Provide accurate and timely information pertaining to Cantigny operations by answering the main telephone line, forwarding phone calls, and taking messages
Membership & Honor Club Sales Promote and sell Cantigny Membership to visitors by explaining the benefits and value of their support to Cantigny Park in a way that resonates with them Demonstrate superior customer service skills by upselling programs, classes, and events to members and visitors to ensure they are aware of everything the park offers Understand and keep current on all membership levels and benefits Assist with sending renewal reminders and printing cards in a timely manner Customer Service & Administrative Duties • Become knowledgeable and keep current on a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park (programs and classes, dining facilities, special events, rules, and regulations) to answer questions of staff and visitors • Sustain strong member and visitor relationships • Communicate any functionality problems or updates to the appropriate party as it relates to website, program registration, or any other related issues • Represent Cantigny in a professional, positive and helpful manner • Participate in an ongoing professional development program with the guidance of the supervisor • Identify trends and suggest changes to supervisor • Update Child Safety list for all employees, book meeting space, ensure policy is current, and prepare necessary documentation for Child Safety presentations • Track and process donation requests • Update the main phone line for Cantigny Park as needed • Actively update the employee phone list
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related field • At least two years of work experience in group sales, customer service, or administration • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite and Versai) • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation; must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality • Decisive and proactive; operates as a take-charge self-starter with adaptive ability to prioritize and manage projects • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Must become trained in First Aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator, and attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9699e0d000169a74b31eb4058&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29
Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
The Recreation Coordinator plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of recreation programs with an emphasis on: Creative arts, performing arts, and special events programming. May be scheduled up to 27 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend or evenings as needed.This job may lead to a full time position after six months based on performance and results.
Experience/Education/Specific Credentials • One year or more of recreation programming experience. • Associates Degree preferred in recreation or closely related field.
Specific Skills/Requirements • Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program. • Must be resourceful, extremely organized, and a self-starter. • Knowledge of RecTrac or similar Recreation Software • Bilingual Spanish preferred. • Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one. First Aid and CPR certification. • Must be able to pass a background check
POSITION SUMMARY: The Athletic and Camp Supervisor is responsible for budgeting, staffing, and overall supervision of a specified number of public recreational programs for the residents and customers of the Wauconda Park District. Responsible for evaluation of staff and programs, oversee the planning and publicizing of programs and special events, to include Day Camp, Athletics, and Special Events. Conducts surveys and appraisals of activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement in program offerings while maintaining the lowest costs per program possible. Supervises the volunteer coach program. Besides supervision, the Athletic and Camp Supervisor can be expected to be a program leader, and assist with ball field maintenance. Ensures all recreation programs are conducted in a safe manner.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Oversee the operations of assigned programs and staff to ensure quality, efficiency and safety is paramount in performance and delivery. • Prepare and oversee the entire budget process for a specified program area from planning to execution and evaluation for assigned programs, with emphasis on timeliness and accountability. • Supervise/lead assigned staff as specified. • Define personnel and staffing requirements, develop plan to recruit, hire and train seasonal and part time staff to include contract employment for assigned recreational programs. • Manage and directly supervise all payroll activities for the assigned programs. • Review and evaluate all assigned recreational programs, making recommendations for change and improvements as required to meet the public demand. • Submit timely and accurate reports to include input for information delivered to the Park Board of Commissioners. • Deliver quality customer service internally and externally. • Lead planning for future recreation programs and activities within assigned program areas. • Participate in special activities that have high value for the Park District, to include IPRA Designation of Distinguished Agency, Gold Medal Award, PDRMA Accreditation. • Establish timelines for projects and enforce deadlines for completion. • Negotiate with vendors, define public bid requirements and oversee bid process for recreation programs. • Attend as directed the meetings of the Park Board of Commissioners. • Represent the Park District at various public meetings; attend other government and civic organization meetings or gatherings as designated by the Superintendent of Recreation. • Represent the Park District on various committees of professional organizations that have impact or influence on the Park District. • Mentor, coach, influence and evaluate performance of subordinates, with goal of quality programs and performance, professional development and growth, oriented on success and focused on accomplishing the Park District Mission. • Systematically document performance of direct reporting subordinates, write clear and concise counseling focused on success. • Make recommendations on personnel matters involving recreation staff to the Superintendent of Recreation. • Provide documentation to support hiring and staffing plans to support recreational programming, activities and special events.
• Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and have the ability to obtain certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED.
• A minimum of Bachelors of Science or a Bachelors of Arts in Public Recreation, Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education or Public Administration from an accredited four-year college or university or a combination of education and experience that shows demonstrated success.
• Hold applicable professional certifications and evidence of continued growth and development in the field of public recreation.
• Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation with the Illinois State Police, a medical physical to meet the stated demands of the position, have an acceptable driving record and no evidence of misuse or use of illegal substances or drugs.
HOURS: • As specified by the Superintendent of Recreation, full time exempt position, requiring work and appearances outside of the traditional forty-hour work week.
Job Summary - Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Manager - Athletics is responsible for the overall running and operations of assigned athletic programming for ages early childhood through adults including but not limited to athletic special events, leagues, contractual, field and gym rentals and general athletic programs. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is also responsible for the overall operations of the outdoor athletic fields and acts as the liaison to appropriate affiliates. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is one of two Managers who oversee the district's athletic programs, leagues and fields. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is on call as needed. This is an at-will position.
Qualifications - Must have a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Business Management, Sports Management or related field. - Minimum of two to four (2-4) years of full-time experience in recreation or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. - Must have experience managing programs, special events, and/or facilities. - Must have a valid Illinois State Driver's License. - Must be Red Cross CPR/AED certified within six (6) months of hiring. - Preference given to candidates with bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communication skills.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities - Employee will be responsible for the development and implementation of assigned athletic programming for early childhood through adults. - Employee is responsible for supervision and operation of all outdoor fields including but not limited to scheduling, invoicing/payment collections, staffing as needed, budgeting, financial tracking, and maintenance coordination. - Employee is responsible for the development and implementation of other assigned programming areas. - Employee must coordinate scheduling of programs and events with appropriate managers, supervisors, and coordinators. - Employee must prepare weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports for staff and Board in different forms of communication including, but not limited to, verbal, written, statistical and financial.
For a full job description, please visit www.spdcares.com (http://www.spdcares.com) or email Steven Muenz, Superintendent of Recreation. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is a full time, exempt position. The Streamwood Park District offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation , holiday, personal and sick time.