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Job Title: Recreation Supervisor Classification: Level 1, Exempt Department: Recreation Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation

Position Focus: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of recreation programs for the areas of general youth, teens, adults, seniors and The Itasca Historical Depot Museum. This position also oversees the dance program, summer camps, designated special events, trips, and a volunteer program.

The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time salaried employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, but some evening and weekend hours are expected due to the nature of the programs under the Recreation Supervisor’s direction. There is typically at least one weekly evening shift.

Qualifications: Applicant must be 21 years or older. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalent in experience with recreation programs and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead recreation and educational programs and staff. The individual will be expected to obtain First Aid and CPR/AED Certification and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

Essential Functions: • Plan, implement and evaluate general youth programs including summer day camp, school age dances, school day off trips, Safe Sitter Training Courses, and a variety of other programs and camps. • Oversee all aspects of the dance program.
• Plan, implement and evaluate general teen, adult and senior programs.
• Oversee all operations of the Itasca Historical Depot.
• Serve as staff liaison to the Itasca Senior Club. Facilitate distribution of monthly newsletter. Attend monthly meetings and assist with planning of their events, as needed.
• Develop, implement and promote general programs and special events including the Memorial Day Parade, Itasca Halloween Celebration, Spring Fling, Breakfast with the Bunny, and other seasonal special events and programs.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff for areas of supervision. • Recruit, train, evaluate, and recognize volunteers. Oversee volunteer program and offer volunteer opportunities. Keep accurate records of volunteers.
• Prepare and manage program budgets for areas of supervision. • Prepare and maintain policy manuals for areas of supervision.

Marginal Functions: • Prepare reports, statistics and evaluations on programs and personnel. • Accurately and timely complete payroll. • Promote appropriate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships. • Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies (brochure, flyers, press releases, etc) for areas of supervision. • Serve on Itasca Youth Commission. • Assist with district wide special events. • Perform and enforce the rules and guidelines of the District safety program and serve on the safety committee.
• Assist other areas of the recreation department and district as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
• Other duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations: The Recreation Supervisor must be able to work under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. He or she must be able to work, interact with the general population, including children, adults and staff in a friendly and courteous manner. The individual should be able to work with other staff and participants under stressful situations. He or she should be able to recognize and take appropriate action to correct safety hazards.

Physiological Considerations: The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 40 pounds, and placing this load on shelves at chest height so as to fulfill this requirement. During special events, the individual should be able to work long stretches of time.

Environmental Considerations: The individual may be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures as well as rain and snow.

Cognitive Considerations: Must have the ability to read, write and organize materials. Must be able to understand basic math functions to do payroll and budget. Must be able to supervise staff and participants and have safety awareness.

Other Terms of Employment: Full-Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Itasca Park District Personnel Policy

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

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