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 $12 - 14/ Hourly


The recreation coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of Early Childhood, Youth, Dance, Adult and Special Event programs. The recreation coordinator position is 35 - 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday with some weekends as required and is an IMRF Qualified Position.


• Must have a degree or working towards a degree in Recreation and Leisure Services, Education or related field. One (1) year of child development in nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center preferred. • One year of experience in a recreation position working with participants. • Experience working with the general public and providing quality customer service. • Communicates effectively through oral and written. • Ability to work in a team environment. • Ability to work independently. • Have basic knowledge of the Park District and its facilities. • Possess strong leadership capabilities. • Obtain and maintain a valid Illinois state driver’s license and ability to pass the defensive driving course. • Obtain and maintain CPR, AED and first-aid certification. • Available Monday through Friday as well as some weekend/evening hours.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Early Childhood (Birth – 5 years)

1.Responsible for planning and implementing diversified programming for birth - 5 year olds, including preschool, summer camp, recreation, and parent/tot programs. Coordinates with a team effort from the preschool staff all special events and programming. Creates monthly newsletters/calendars for the preschool families to include park district information.

2.Maintains records, phone lists, accurate attendance lists, all parent letters from office/staff, waivers, accident-incident reports, submit program evaluation forms to participants and complete evaluations of each program.

3.Responsible for staff training, scheduling including substitute teachers, teachers aids, program instructors and volunteers, discipline, and written staff evaluations. Provide positive, constructive and encouraging staff support.

4.Monitor staff payroll hours and tracking of hours for IMRF.

5.Promotes and stimulates good relationships with parents. Keeps them informed on the progress of their children. Monitors classroom operations, weekly lesson plans and enrollment throughout the school year.

6.Keeps marketing materials for programs current, organized and informative for parents, participants and community members. Maintains informative enrollment packets and creates open house materials.

7.Prepares agenda and minutes for preschool staff meetings. Maintains records of meetings. Attends and participates in staff meetings, Offering ideas and suggestions that would help improve the program and guide staff. Attend staff development sessions and continuing education opportunities with at least one professional development workshop each year. Attends all required safety program and in service education meetings.

8.Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies, orders supplies and requests work orders if equipment repairs are needed.

9.Assists Office Manager to maintain accurate participants' records and payments.

10.Communicates and coordinates with Business department for related budgetary revenue and expenses.

11.Inspects facilities and equipment for safety hazards and repair needed. Reports any findings to Maintenance department. Coordinates opening and closing of preschool.

12.Keeps their supervisor informed of all preschool activities, suggestions, problems, evaluations, new ideas, etc.

13.Responsible for any other duties assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation

Youth (Ages 5 – 12)

1.Create, plan, organize and implement youth arts, crafts and music programs.

2.Develop budgets, create marketing materials, communicate marketing plan and operate programs.

3.Train instructors, supervise classes and teach classes regularly.


1.Work with instructors to develop dance class schedules for all ages.

2.Supervise classes and instructors.

3.Assist with recital plans, reserve location, date, time. Provide materials to parents, order recital costumes and coordinate timeline for seasonal performances.

Adult (18+ years)

1.Create, plan, organize and implement adult arts, crafts and life enjoyment workshops.

2.Develop budgets, create marketing materials, communicate marketing plan and operate programs.

3.Teach classes, train instructors, supervise classes and evaluate classes regularly.

Special Events (All Ages)

1.Plan, organize, lead and implement all designated events.

2.Communicate marketing materials and budget to supervisor.

Email Resume and Cover Letter to Sara June, Superintendent of Recreation

 Butterfield Park District


Sara June

 Closing Date

February 5, 2018  Print