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 $38,500 - $42,500 annual depending upon qualifications plus excellent benefits package.

The Waukegan Park District serves a community of over 90,000 residents in northern Illinois 40 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The park district provides year round sports, recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Adult Athletics Programs & Services at our award winning Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center and the Waukegan SportsPark.

Duties and responsibilities would include: Plan, organize, implement, and oversee athletic programs, services, and special events with an emphasis on adult sports and fitness activities. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of the participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services making recommendations on introduction and/or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for the annual budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds within area of responsibility, including cash reports. Submit recommendations for Capital Improvement Projects. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships and fundraising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Preapare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Schedule facility rental and program use. Oversee athletic field scheduling and rentals communicating regularly with Parks Department regarding field usage and major maintenance items of concern. Work closely with school officials whose facilities are being used by the park district, making regular program inspections at school sites. Regularly communicate with representatives of the Parks Department, School District, and City of Waukegan to discuss major maintenance items of concern. Maintain cooperative working relationship with sports associations, acting as liaison between the association and the park district. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field and one year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social services agency, or non-profit organization. Experience may be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Previous experience managing a large seasonal staff and athletic fields & facilities preferred.

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Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

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