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 recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Supervisor of Aquatic Programs and Services for our indoor and outdoor aquatics facilities.
Duties & Responsibilities: Plan, organize, implement, and oversee aquatic programs, facilities, and special events. Develop, implement, and maintain aquatic operational procedures. Manage service to patrons at aquatic facilities. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of the participants. Develop and implement long range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services making recommendations on the introduction and/or deletion of programs and services. Develop and implement a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Develop and implement 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 withing 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. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Schedule facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor.deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Regularly communicate with representatives of the Park Department to discuss major maintenance items of concern. Perform basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent department/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct yourself 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. Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operations. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualification Expectations: Education: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field.
Experience: Minimum of one year full time experience with a community service agency, aquatic, athletic, or fitness facility in recreation management. Three to five years recreation experience preferred. Experience in managing a large seasonal staff preferred. Experience in managing an aquatic facility preferred.
License & Certifications: Valid Driver's License required. Certified Pool Operator certification required. Temporary Food Service Permit required. Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one year. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.
Qualified candidates can apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/onlineapp/ Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626 firstname.lastname@example.org