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 $50,000 - $60,000 DOQ

The Recreation Services Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of various recreation programs throughout the Park District. The Lake Bluff Park District has a dynamic team that consists of 14 full-time, 100 part-time and 150 seasonal employees. Commissioners and staff work together to enhance the community through recreational experiences in a fun, safe and healthy environment and the Recreation Manager has an integral role in achieving our vision of strengthening the spirit of community.

Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Community Recreation, Safety and Outreach Services, the Recreation Services Manager responsibilities will include planning and coordinating annual and seasonal community recreational programs for adults and youth; development and coordination of special events; hiring, supervising and scheduling part-time recreation staff, volunteer coaches and officials; creating new programs, leagues, & tournaments; communication and problem solving with members, guests, coaches and parents. The primary objective will be attained by offering a full, varied, innovative and targeted calendar of recreation programs, special events and tournaments.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must have the ability to establish strategic initiatives to execute the agency’s vision and mission, establish guidelines for guest services, handle personnel matters efficiently and effectively, maintain attention to detail in registration needs, and have a good understanding of recreation programming to assist the organization in revenue growth. The qualified candidate will have a four-year college or university degree in recreation, leisure studies, or a closely related field, and at least one year experience in a recreation field, and/or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: This is a full-time position typically working Monday-Friday 9-6, however flexibility in hours is needed as day, evening, weekends and holiday hours will vary based on program need. The annual starting pay range is $50,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications. We offer an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, IMRF defined benefit pension and short and long term disability, 457 retirement contribution plan, paid time off, and park district facility and program discounts.

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 Lake Bluff Park District


Tina Brewer

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