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SUMMARY The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for Youth Programming, Ski Club, Teens, Special Events, Specialty Camps, Tiny Cheers, Poms, Dance and Tumbling. Must possess the unique ability to work in a challenging and changing environment while maintaining poise, positive interaction with staff and community, and convey a loyal and accommodating attitude towards the district, Board of Commissioners and administration. Must demonstrate organizational ability, supervisory skills and creativity. The Recreation Supervisor functions with a latitude of administration and professional discretion under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and exercises immediate supervision over part-time and seasonal employees and volunteers in assigned programs. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS Educational and Experience Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in recreation/business management, early childhood education or related field from an accredited university preferred. • 5 years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience • Must have experience with planning and preparing program budgets • Experience in RecTrac, WebTrac, Time Pro, Word, Excel preferred • Must possess a valid Class “D” IL Driver’s License • Must be CPR, First Aid and AED certified within 6 months of employment

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: • Coordinates programs with other Recreation Supervisors and Facilities Supervisors • Develops new programs district wide • Oversees the daily needs for each program and is responsible for program budgets including revenues and expenditures within own program area • Submits materials for programs, classes and camps for brochure production • Recruits, hires, train and supervises programming and camp staff • Evaluates programming staff 3 months, 6 months and/or annually • Must be available to substitute for instructors when necessary • Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for performing routine clerical work (activity planning, scheduling, billing, etc), and providing customer assistance in a polite & professional manner • They will check on programs regularly • Is on call and will substitute when necessary • Shall attend staff meetings, seminars, outside trainings and networking opportunities when requested to do so by a supervisor • Will create, develop and improve programs • Is responsible for organization, promotion, and implementation of a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, music, nature study, special events, dance, cheer, youth and teen activities

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and efforts of working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances changes; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Please submit resume and a minimum of 3 professional references to Jodi Krause, Superintendent of Recreation jkrause@barringtonparkdistrict.org or 235 Lions Dr, Barrington, IL 60010

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 Barrington Park District

 Contact

Jodi Krause
8473045291
jkrause@barringtonparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $55,242 - $61,000

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at: https://www.elkgroveparks.org/employment-careers-jobs

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for all operational, programming, rental, managerial and risk management processes for the District’s Aquatics department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for preparing and maintaining six aquatics and one community center budgets – Pavilion Aquatics Center operations, Pavilion Aquatics Center programs, Pavilion Aquatic Rentals, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Rainbow Falls Rentals, and Rainbow Falls Community Center. Responsible for meeting financial goals by monitoring expenses and facilitating revenue creation. Supervise two FT Aquatics Coordinators and one PT Rental Customer Service staff to ensure safe and productive operations of the District’s aquatics facilities. Work with the Aquatics Maintenance Leader to ensure safe and productive operations of mechanical systems, chemical systems, and efficient operations. Maintain supervision of facility operations and maintenance of Pavilion Aquatics Center, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, and Rainbow Falls Community Center. In conjunction with the Aquatics Coordinators, recruit, train and certify seasonal and year round lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants.
In conjunction with the Aquatics Coordinators, recruit, train and certify year round swim lesson instructors as outlined by Starfish Aquatics Institute Oversee office management of staff including hiring, firing, assigning, supervising, and evaluating seasonal and year round personnel. Maintain appropriate documentation of safety records, pool records, state reports, staff training, and staff certifications. Maintain state, county, village and PDRMA requirements for the District’s aquatics facilities and Community Center. Evaluate the effectiveness of all aquatics programs and submit recommendations for fee and program change. Responsible for developing and maintaining employee policy and procedure manuals for the aquatics department and Rainbow Falls Community Center.
Responsible for developing and maintaining patron policy and procedure manuals for the District’s aquatics facilities and Rainbow Falls Community Center. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire to pass inspection with proper requirements. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire for effective service to the RBF patrons. Responsible for preparation and editing of seasonal brochure and website page for the aquatics department. Overall responsibility of payroll for the entire aquatics department, maintaining employee status forms, and ensuring all staff are performing in a professional, efficient and effective manner. Work with both Aquatics Coordinators in hiring, firing, training, assigning, scheduling, evaluating, and coaching building supervisors, party hosts, and custodial staff for the Rainbow Falls Community Center. Oversees Aquatic Department rentals.
Develop procedures for a proper program set up in the Community Center. Develop detailed reports and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvements and program changes. Develop and maintain operational procedures for security systems and emergency procedures for the District’s Aquatics Department. Provide leadership to staff to ensure communication of facility info and promotion of events. Develop and maintain a long term comprehensive capital improvement program for the District’s Aquatics Department. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of aquatics operations. Fairness in dealing with people. Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills. Skilled in working with computers and database programs. Organizational ability. Ability to supervise, organize and create aquatics programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation or facility management or related field.3 years full time work experience supervising staff, or equivalent combination of school and work experience, is preferred.

Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

Valid Illinois Drivers License.

Must have AFO certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

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 Elk Grove Park District

 Contact

Christy King
8472283504
cking@elkgroveparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $38,124

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PARK GROUNDS WORKER I - $38,124 ($18.33/hour) plus benefits

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is looking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker I and offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision insurance; EAP; Life Insurance; paid benefit time (vacation, sick and floating holiday); and IMRF Pension among others. AHPD is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. In our 95-year history, we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season.

If you like working outside where every day provides a new opportunity, this is the job for you! This entry-level position is perfect for someone new to the field of Parks and Planning. We are an equal opportunity employer that provides our employees with opportunities for growth through mentoring, and staff development. Our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land, allow for a broad spectrum of opportunities.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Mows, fertilizes, aerates, grades, seeds, sods, waters, rakes, and performs routine maintenance of park grounds. • Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and safety sensitive mechanical equipment • Applies pesticide products to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas (with proper licensing) • Maintains playground areas, equipment, and safety surface • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow • Constructs and maintains outdoor ice rinks

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training within two (2) weeks of employment, in order to drive to Park District vehicles

HOURS • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or other modified shifts are required during the winter season

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • High school graduate or G.E.D. • Valid Illinois driver’s license. Ability to obtain a class “C” Illinois driver’s license within three (3) months of employment • Minimum of one (1) year experience in grounds maintenance, general construction or applicable trade
• Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Ability to obtain IDA Public Pesticide Operators License within three (3) months of employment

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.ahpd.org/jobs

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Jeff Lindstrom
847-577-3058
jlindstrom@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

May 8, 2021

 $50,122

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PARK GROUNDS WORKER III - $50,122 ($24.09/hour) plus benefits

The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is looking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker III and offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; EAP; Life Insurance; paid benefit time (vacation, sick and floating holiday); and IMRF Pension among others. AHPD is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. In our 95-year history, we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season.

We’re looking for an experienced player to join our innovative team. Come and join a hard working but fun team with a chance to take the next step in your career. We are an equal opportunity employer that provides our employees with many options for individual growth through mentoring, and staff development. Our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land, allow for a broad spectrum of opportunities. We are looking for a self-starter who leads by example. Apply today for a chance to bring your abilities to the Arlington Heights Park District!!

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Mows, fertilizes, aerates, grades, seeds, sods, waters, rakes, and performs routine maintenance of park grounds. • Performs all required tasks to construct, prepare and maintain ball diamonds and athletic fields. • Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and safety sensitive mechanical equipment. • Applies pesticide products to Park District grounds and/or horticultural areas (with proper licensing). • Performs various construction projects, including timber and border installation, excavation, drainage installation, structure installation, site furniture assembly and installation, brick laying, brick paver installation, pavement repair, and concrete pouring and finishing. • Plows, shovels, snow blows, broom and salts to remove ice and snow. • Constructs and maintains outdoor ice rinks.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision. • Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions. • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English both verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English. • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training within two (2) weeks of employment, in order to drive to Park District vehicles.

HOURS • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Parks and Planning • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Nights or other modified shifts are required during the winter season

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • ISA Certified Arborist and IDA Public Pesticide Applicators License preferred • Valid IDOT Class “A” or “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) w/air brake qualifier • High school graduate or G.E.D • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in grounds maintenance, general construction or applicable trade,
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • A minimum of three (3) certifications or licenses from the following list of electives: • IDA Public Pesticide Applicators License • PDRMA HELP Training Certificate of Completion • ILCA Certified Landscape Technician-Exterior (CLT-E) • ILCA Foreman Certification • IA Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT)
• NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
• GLPTI Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) • ISA Certified Arborist • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist • IPRA Professional Development School (PDS) Certificate of Completion • SIMA Certified Snow Professional (CSP) • STMA Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) • Related College Degree or Certificate

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.ahpd.org/jobs

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 Arlington Heights Park District

 Contact

Jeff Lindstrom
847-577-3058
jlindstrom@ahpd.org

 Closing Date

June 1, 2021

 $39,000 - $42,000

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Why the Manhattan Park District? If you are looking to work in a challenging yet rewarding environment, the Manhattan Park District is for you! The Manhattan Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this fast-growing community. With a growth rate of nearly 400 people per year, the Manhattan Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to those that call Manhattan home.

About the Position: This position, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, is responsible for: the development, implementation and evaluation of recreation programs and activities, supervision of part-time and seasonal staff and contractors, and assisting with facility operations, general interest programming, program instruction and special events. Program areas include but are not limited to youth instructional athletics, youth leagues, adult leagues, and fitness. This position was posted in early 2020, but was not filled at that time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With recent growth in athletic programs, we are looking for an enthusiastic professional to help lead the growth and development of a comprehensive suite of instructional athletics, leagues and fitness programs.

Finding the Right Fit: We are seeking a new team member who possesses a positive attitude, effective communication skills, sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, open mindedness, ability to embrace change and spark innovation, confidence, creativity, integrity, trustworthiness, and passion and enthusiasm for serving the community through providing exceptional recreational experiences.

What You Can Expect: This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position reports to the Hansen Community Center and works very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be available for evenings or weekends on occasion and will be expected to be on site for programs and events when needed.

Is Education Everything? We value education and experience as well as the right fit! As a key member of our Recreation team, we prefer a candidate with 1-3 years of experience in Recreation or a related field, and a degree in Recreation or a related field. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain certification.

The Fit Works Both Ways: Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing recreational experiences from the ground up in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a like- minded team? If so, come join us and let’s make Manhattan better together!

How to Apply: Please see manhattanparks.org/about-us/getinvolved for job posting and employment application. Please email application and resume to sforsythe@manhattanparks.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

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 Manhattan Park District

 Contact

Shannon Forsythe
815.478.3324
sforsythe@manhattanparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled