Position Overview: The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.
Primary Responsibilities • Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization • Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, outreach efforts to under served populations, committee development, volunteer management, public relations, public awareness and education and family involvement • Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed • Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers • Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment • Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed • Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements: ● Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended ● Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products ● Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois ● High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission ● Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere ● Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail ● Customer focus ● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening) Essential Functions: ● Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands ● Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles ● Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work ● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles ● First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events ● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required ● Based out of Region E office located at 900 Maple, Homewood, IL ● To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by April 7 to Patty Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.
$40,0000 FLSA Exempt
Description: Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) serves members of the community in the Park Districts of Des Plaines, Golf-Maine, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie and the Village of Lincolnwood. Located in the north suburbs adjacent to Chicago, IL, M-NASR is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and adults with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities by providing quality Therapeutic Recreation programs. Qualifications: Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Strong organizational, written, verbal and leadership skills. Must be comfortable with public speaking and leading seasonal orientation sessions. Must work effectively with individuals with disabilities, parents, Member District staff, M-NASR part-time staff, community personnel and co-workers. CTRS Certification strongly preferred, and required within one year of employment. Certification in CPR & First Aid, Lifeguarding and Handle with Care required within six (6) months of employment. Applicant must have a clean driving record and valid Illinois license. Pre-employment physical, criminal background check and drivers abstract are required prior to start date. Responsibilities: Recreation Specialist will develop, coordinate, lead and evaluate a variety of recreational activities for individuals with special needs of all ages. Specialist will work closely with the Senior Operations Manager or Program Manager to train, coordinate, supervise, implement and evaluate programs. The Recreation Specialist will directly lead a variety of weekly recreational programs, special events or overnight trips for all age ranges and ability levels, including evening and weekend hours. Additional responsibilities include documentation, budgeting, planning, developing write-ups for seasonal brochures, supervision of part time staff in programs, networking, driving accessible agency vehicles, and other duties as assigned.
M-NASR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
M-NASR 6820 W. Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053
The Therapeutic Recreation Intern is responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Hours will vary depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the intern will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, including nights and weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS: Currently working towards a college degree in Recreation Therapy or related field. Must have experience working with individuals with disabilities in a recreation setting. The Recreation Intern must possess exceptional oral and written communications skills.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: 1. Develop individual program plans, goal writing and tracking current progress. 2. Paperwork - planning programs, complete weekly and final program evaluations and complete seasonal part-time/volunteer staff evaluations. 3. Display professionalism in oral and written communications. 4. Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements. 5. Gathering, loading, transporting and setting up equipment. 6. Supervision and care of individuals, including behavior management, dispensing medication, and assistance in daily self-care. 7. Collaborate with all facets of the agency and Special Recreation including Lekotek and Inclusion Services. 8. Assist with behavior management suggestions to Inclusion Aides and partner agency staff. 9. Help develop, implement, and evaluate individual behavior/inclusion plans. 10. File incident reports and perform emergency care in accordance to WSSRA safety program. 11. Consistently communicate with parents/guardians. 12. Provide activities for day and away trips. 13. Perform orientation and training of seasonal part-time staff, volunteers and new employees. 14. Prepare for and attend special events. 15. Assist in the supervision, training, and evaluation of part-time supervisors for programs and special events. 16. Actively support WSSRA risk management program including enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. 17. Drive to and from programs and facilities. 18. Transport participants and others in agency vehicle to and from WSSRA programs. 19. Attend agency and local community meetings.
Please send letter of interest and resume to Carla Pakenas at email@example.com