The Village of Brookfield, population 18,978, is a vibrant, diverse community located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago that offers convenient transportation with numerous community amenities including respected schools, an excellent library, three Metra train stations and a parks and recreation system. This non-home rule municipality is home to the Brookfield Zoo, owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society. Brookfield is a full-service community with a total budget of $39 million and 89 full time employees. Village departments include Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation.
The Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire a full-time Recreation Supervisor. This position will oversee all part-time and seasonal Parks and Recreation employees as well as recruit and coordinate volunteers for the department. This position will be an integral part in the expansion of department services as well as continuing the high quality of service already offered.
The Recreation Supervisor will help to coordinate a wide variety of special events, attend Parks and Recreation Board meetings and serve as staff liaison to the Brookfield Aging Well Committee. This position will also be responsible for developing marketing and promotional efforts for recreation programing. This position reports to the Parks and Recreation Director.
The Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the future and the Recreation Supervisor must have a positive, forward thinking perspective. The successful candidate will need to be a collaborative professional with strong management and leadership skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management or related field is required, along with 1- 2 years of full-time programming experience or more than 5 years part-time experience in parks and recreation supervisory capacities. Certified Parks and the Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
The starting salary is $47,000- $55,000 DOQ. The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: George Issakoo, Assistant Village Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.