Full time, IMRF with health and dental benefits
Primary responsibility is to ensure that all persons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting or using the Westmont Park District facilities.
Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Coordinator will plan, promote, develop and supervise recreation programs and special events. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Summer Camp and Camp Operation Fun, Westmont Kids Club Before School Care Program (Early Bird), Westmont Performing Arts (WPA) liaison, Teen Contractual Programs and assisting with seasonal Special Events.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, initiate, organize and supervise recreational activities.
- Support the District’s Mission and Vision.
- Maintain records of all recreation program related activities.
- Recruit, hire and train all short term personnel under his/her supervision.
- Create staff work schedules and program activities/events to accommodate programming needs
- Communicate with parents in regards to program activities and updates
- Responsible for driving a fifteen passenger bus to transport children for trips and afterschool program
- Supervise and evaluate job performance on a continual basis and take immediate action to correct any deficiencies or problems related to the programs or staff.
- Work with Marketing Specialist to promote programs and special events through social media, print, and other media forms to the general public.
- Participate in departmental planning, research and training.
- Prepare seasonal program budgets, surveys and reports for the Superintendent of Recreation.
- Assist in promoting, organizing, and directing community wide celebrations and events involving areas of responsibility.
- Meet all department deadlines and schedule requirements.
- Adhere and follow District policies and program policies and procedures.
- Perform any additional related tasks as required.
Generally, 8:00 am – 4:30 PM (1/2-hour lunch), Monday through Friday.
Some weekend, holiday, and evening work will be required (varies with the season).
Comprehensive knowledge of youth recreation programming, summer camps, after school programming and special events. Must have good written and verbal communication skills. Must possess the ability to speak in public. Good computer skills are required, including proficiency with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and Adobe. Experience with RecTrac registration system preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field from an accredited college or university. Full-time experience preferred. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, with no major violations in the last three years.
- Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.
- Daily supervision of all staff safety and training programs to ensure compliance by all employees.
- Promptly report to direct Supervisor all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Personnel and Employment Policy.
In an 8-hour workday employee may engage in activities that may include, but are not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, driving, bending, twisting and lifting. English must be spoken, read and understood to perform the functions of this position.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with liabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be high in some instances.
Facility management of an outdoor facility is required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit Westmont Park District employment application, cover letter, resume, to Jobs@WestmontParks.org, attn: Dustin Kleefisch
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person in this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties or tasks as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.