SUMMARY: Under the administrative direction of the Recreation Program Manager, the General Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, administration and coordination of camps, special events, general recreation class programs, and supervision of Recreation Activity Coordinator, Northern Suburban Special Recreation (NSSRA) liaison.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include:
Programming • Plan, direct, implement and evaluate the Park District’s General Recreation programs: seasonal programming, summer camps, and special events • Recommend the addition to or modification of existing programs and classes. • Responsible for the implementation of all general Park District policies that relate to the area of responsibility. • Plan, direct and implement a teen program within the District. • Hire and schedule qualified staff for programs and camps. • Maintain reference materials and participant/customer database.
Budget/Finance • Responsible for development and maintenance of the General Recreation Department budgets. • Prepare individual budgets for each program as well as program analyses at the end of a program. • Maintain accurate and current financial and program participation records and interpret same for purposes of evaluation and planning. • Prepare payroll in a timely manner and follow all Park District procedures for hiring and training staff. • Responsible for purchasing, ordering, and coordinating program supplies and equipment for assigned recreation programs.
Personnel/Staffing • Apply and interpret the personnel policies of the Park District. • Develop standards, qualifications and responsibilities for full-time Recreation Activity Coordinator, part-time staff and seasonal staff. • Interview, hire, train, supervise and evaluate program instructors and various support staff. • Make additions and changes in the staff based on program needs and recommendations from the Recreation Program Manager.
Public Relations • Work with the public on an individual or group basis in the execution of programs. • Work closely with school district officials and make all school usage arrangements well in advance as well as busing arrangements with Recreation Program Manager for camp programs. • Work with the Communications Manager by providing timely and adequate information to publicize assigned recreation programs. • Act as the Park District liaison to special interest groups.
Supervisory Responsibilities • Supervise Recreation Activity Coordinator • Directly supervise a part-time staff of 5 to 120 employees, depending on the season. • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Park District’s policies and applicable laws. • Interview, hire and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; document training, evaluate staff performance; confirm that all staff maintains appropriate certifications and licenses; reward and discipline employees; follow up on requests for information for the Recreation Program Manager or administrative staff; address complaints and solve problems.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience • The minimum requirement shall be a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college in recreation or other related field with at least six months experience in recreation. • Preference will be given to an individual with at least one year of experience in special events, sports and athletics, social/teen/family recreation and/or general recreation.
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Location: West Chicago Park District ARC Center
Start Date: Resumes and applications accepted immediately
Salary: $35,000-$42,000 DOQ
Contact: Louisa Walsh, Human Resources and Payroll Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Recreation Coordinator, under the direction of Superintendent of Recreation, is responsible for planning, managing and supervising the Before School and After School programs, Day Camp, Dance, Theater, children’s’ entertainment at the Shell Venue, assist with special events and other assigned duties as required. This includes but not limited to member services, marketing, customer service, programming, brochure preparations, cash handling, budgeting, expenditures, record keeping and assorted reports.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 1 to 3 years in a similar role with recreational programming and supervisory experience is required. Experience in programming, budgeting, marketing and use of Rec Trac recreation software is preferred.
Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License and current CPR certification or obtainable within one year.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also expected.
Essential Job Functions Include:
1. Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times; observe and follow all safety regulations.
2. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating and supervising the following areas but not limited to: Before and After School programs, Day Camps, Dance, Theater, Children’s entertainment at the Shell Venue, and assist with special events and other areas as assigned.
3. Develops new general interest programs and special events for Youth age groups.
4. Responsible for developing, planning, overseeing and evaluating programs.
5. Overseas the budget for areas of responsibility, making necessary revenue and expenditure adjustments to operations and marketing throughout the year and preparing necessary reports.
6. Oversee the acquisition of all related resources needed for the programs and areas of responsibility.
7. Monitor staff performance and time entry, approve bi-weekly timesheets, take appropriate disciplinary action when needed, and complete staff evaluations for part time employees annually.
8. Work positively with local government agencies to maximize potential utilization of local schools and ensure continued growth in intergovernmental relationships.
Please send your resume and fillable application to Louisa Walsh, email@example.com.
Go to www.we-goparks.org, select Welcome, Employment to access and complete the fillable application.
Interviewing will begin immediately, so apply as soon as possible.
The West Chicago Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
The Raupp Museum Programming Specialist develops and conducts programs for the community served by the Raupp Museum. The Programming Specialist’s duties include conducting research, developing curricula, scheduling public programs, teaching, welcoming visitors to the museum, training and supervising volunteers, and assisting with exhibit development and special events. This is a part-time position with an average workweek of 21-25 hours.
• Opens and closes the museum, while greeting and assisting visitors
• Schedules museum educational programs
• Conducts museum educational programs onsite and offsite
• Researches and creates new educational programs
• Evaluates museum educational programs
• Researches new markets for museum educational programs
• Trains volunteers to help with museum programs
• Conducts research at local libraries
• Conducts research in the museum’s collections
• Establishes proper safety practices appropriate for the execution of each program
• Establishes and maintains proper records for assigned programs, events and trips
• Orders materials and supplies required for the proper execution of assigned programs
• Drives car to meetings or to various program locations in order to conduct programs
• Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
• B.A. or B.S. degree in History, Education, Museum Studies or a related field preferred. • Substantial part time experience in a responsible position creating and conducting educational programs.
• Candidate must also possess a valid class "D" driver's license.
Salary: $15 per hour +, depending on qualifications.
(Please visit website at bgparks.org for information on additional Museum Registrar position)
Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West Salary: $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)
Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go
Description: Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.
Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.
Primary Emphasis: on program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.
Secondary Emphasis: Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.
Specific Skills: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.
Interns will be required to: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.
Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: www.we-goparks.org and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled Contact Name: Mary Lester Contact Phone: 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email: Mlester@we-goparks.org
Now accepting applications for: Summer Recreation Intern
Salary & Benefits include: $9.00/Hour – Approx. 40 Hours/Week Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership
Days & Hours: 12 week internship (between May-August). Primary hours are Monday-Friday between 9:00-5:00, with occasional nights and weekends.
Job Requirements: The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to many aspects of park district management. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.
Qualifications: • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. • Strong communication and organizational skills. • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. • Must complete a post offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search. • Must complete a post-offer drug test. • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driver’s abstract.
Interested applicants can submit an online application at the Work Here section of our website at www.csparks.org.