The Director will oversee all areas of operations for the Veterans Park District's Fitness Center. The Director will supervise the Customer Service Representatives, Child Care Attendants, Personal Trainers, and Fitness Instructors and will report to the Director of Recreation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor the day-to-day operations of the Fitness Center. Develop procedures and controls to assure proper management of Fitness Center. Supervise the membership sales, actively sell and retain memberships. Monitor and process monthly and yearly membership billing payment statements. Conduct fitness center presentations and tours. Schedules events, open houses, membership drives, fitness challenges, program and activities at the fitness center. Coordinate the mailing of promotional material to guests, prospects, and members. Establish relationships, develops, manages, and retains local group sales accounts (e.g., Corporate). Maintains a professional representation of the club both through appearance and action.
Manages Fitness Center staff payroll, performance reviews, and monthly staff schedules.Conducts new employee induction interview, including Park District Policies, Department Policies and Procedures, Job Descriptions, training, and orientation. Proficiency in RecTrac or similar registration system preferred.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS College degree required with a major in Business preferred. At least 2 years experience working in a multi-recreational facility required. Three to five years experience in supervision within a customer service environment. Management experience in related industry preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to communicate effectively written and orally. Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and cooperative attitude. Proficient in Microsoft office.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid State Drivers License. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. CPR and First Aid certification required. Bi-Lingual Spanish preferred.
Kenosha County Parks proudly manages eight parks with 15 miles of multi-use trails, 1,500 acres of parkland, two beaches, three dog parks, 45 holes of disc golf, the Fox River Water Trail, historically accredited mansions and cultural facilities at Kemper Center and host to almost 100 special events annually.
As our community grows, the Kenosha County Parks have become a destination to our local and regional visitors. The Kenosha County Parks Division takes pride in the quality of services, recreational venues, and numerous special events hosted within the park system. Our workforce is passionate and takes pride in being recognized as one of the best park systems within the state of Wisconsin!
Come be a part of our team!
The Park Superintendent is a supervisory position that is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and operation of all park facilities and grounds that he or she manages.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the management of Petrifying Springs Park, Kemper Center/Anderson Arts Center, Brighton Dale Park and 15 miles of multiuse path within Kenosha County Park System. Operational management includes the oversight of general grounds operations, recreational amenities, playgrounds, picnic rentals, dog parks and special events.
• Plan and supervise the maintenance and repairs to buildings within the parks.
• Forestry, horticulture management and plant identification.
• Administrative duties including payroll, budgets, equipment records, and email correspondence. • Interview, hire, train, guide, and motivate staff in work related skills and customer service. • Coordinate, partner and guide volunteers and summer youth work programs.
• Attend seminars and classes to learn the most updated and relevant information. • In winter months, be responsible for snow and ice removal. • Performs other work as required or assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Education and Experience • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application. • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. • Three years of progressive management experience. • 5 years of experience in Park maintenance or related field. Preferred Education and Experience • Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation or related field, or equivalent experience. • 10+ years of experience in Park maintenance • 5+ years of supervisory and leadership experience.
Licenses or Certifications • Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Class A with no airbrake restriction) and Pesticide Applicators license obtained within 6 months of employment.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS • Flexible work hours with frequent weekend shifts, holidays, and on-call availability for emergency response.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES Knowledge of: • All aspects of park maintenance, turf, trees, equipment, buildings, and playgrounds. • Budget constraints and priorities. • County work rules and safe working practices. • Building construction, roofing, painting, plumbing, landscaping, forestry, and reforestation.
Skill in: • Verbal and written communication. • Organization. • Customer service. • Leadership and team building. • Technology including use of email, word processing, and spreadsheets. • Development and management of budgets.
Ability to: • Make quick decisions. • Handle public relations in a positive manner. • Repair/maintain facilities including minor plumbing, electrical, and mechanical expertise • Maintain turf and landscape equipment. • Accurately diagnose and prevent plant disease. • Apply proper herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. • Remain professional and courteous at all times.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, turning and reaching, and bending at the waist. Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.
SELECTION PROCESS: • Application Review - Qualifying. • Oral Interview - Qualifying. • Background Check - Qualifying. • Physical Examination - Qualifying.
If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and may establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next six (6) months.
WORK SCHEDULE • Full time, 40 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday. • Work rotating weekends and evenings. • Typical hours will be 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM for this position.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.
Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer. Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! We hope you choose us as your next employer!
Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Please apply online at www.kenoshacounty.org
Scope of Work The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development, and direction of The Beach Water Park at the Wood Dale Park District. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Manager Of Recreation Facilities. The coordinator shall exercise immediate supervision over part-time employees of The Beach Water Park. This position will be 40 hours per week based on facility needs.
Work Location Wood Dale Recreation Center, 111 E. Foster Ave., and other district facilities and program locations as required.
Contact with Others Position involves everyday internal and external contacts, with the expectation of role modeling cooperative and effective working relationships. This position will deal with customers requiring more time and resources and must be able to effectively listen, react and follow-up to complaints.
Supervision Work under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Recreation. The position is responsible for overseeing seasonal part-time employees
Essential Job Functions Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of The Beach Water Park. Adhere to scheduled hours. Must be Ellis instructor certified, or obtain license before May 1. Create and publish weekly staff schedules and assign specific duties and daily tasks. Monitor and approve time off requests in accordance with the aquatic policy manual and needs of business. Actively supervise aquatic staff including managers, lifeguards, pool attendants, admissions, and concessions on a regular basis to ensure staff is following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices. Supervise staff by communicating job expectations, coaching, disciplining, and appraising duties and responsibilities. Be on-site to assist with admissions and concessions staff during peak hours. Conduct pre-season orientation and training. Prepare, schedule, and direct staff meetings and training. Meet weekly with pool managers to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Monitor inventories and order required merchandise and supplies for use at the water park. Supervise cash handling operations: balances cash, prepares appropriate reports, including daily cash statements, receipts, and deposits. Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Recreation Supervisor in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to attendance records, staff evaluations, behavior/incident reports, accident reports, audits, and receipts. Anticipate, recognize, and manage aquatic emergencies. Conduct all personnel matters and business related issues in a confidential and professional matter. Ensure and maintain an orderly, friendly, clean, and safe environment for guests, staff, and the general public. Communicate effectively with patrons. Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure proper communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities. Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, patron complaints, etc. to the Recreation Manager. Meet weekly with the Recreation Manager to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Follow district and aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances. Attend Ellis Leadership Training and substitute as a manager when needed.
Other Job Functions Punch in and out on time clock for hours worked. Follows dress code with uniform provided. Wear uniform while on duty. Check petty cash banks and obtain change as needed. Responsible for planning staff meetings with agenda items. Respond to patron injuries and comments in a timely fashion. Jointly evaluate staff at the end of the season with the Manager of Recreation. Maintain open communication between aquatic staff and the organization as a whole. Maintain continuity on processes and procedures amongst aquatic staff and the organization. Must be available for pre-season set-up, operating season, and end of season clean up and paperwork. Assist with determining weather-related closures with managers and the Recreation Supervisor. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor.
Requirements of Work Minimum of 2 years experience in an aquatic facility environment. Supervisory experience preferred. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data.
Knowledge of: Aquatic operation, Aquatic safety and Liability, and risk management practices.
Ability to: Establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff, including difficult patrons. Work independently, multi-task and allow for interruptions of workflow. Multi-task and problem solve and address complaints and resolve concerns as needed in a professional matter.
Skill in: • Proficiency in specialized software as needed. • Microsoft office software • Instructing lifeguard classes • Working knowledge of Active Network Registration software • Editing and proofreading skills • Organization skills and attention to detail • Creative, strategic and analytical skills • Interpersonal skills • Customer service and team-oriented
TO APPLY: Please submit a completed resume and cover letter to Arturo Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Shift Visitor Service & Safety Officer
Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Chief Security Officer Location: Wheaton, IL
Opportunity The Visitor Service and Safety Officer ensures the security and safety of the staff and visitors, and the physical assets of Cantigny Park. This position also supports the implementation of the Foundation’s special events and programs throughout the year. The ideal candidate has experience in visitor services, security, parks and recreation, or other related fields; and is committed to providing a high level of customer service to visitors. This is a third shift position (11:30pm to 7:30am, Thursday through Monday).
Responsibilities • Monitor the security and communications equipment in the Operation Center following standard procedures as outlined in the general and specific orders • Respond to fire and burglar alarms and follow established procedures • Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information regarding the McCormick Foundation to relay accurate and timely information to visitor inquiries • While on patrol, make continual security and safety checks of all facilities and grounds and report all findings to the operations officer. Document all incidents and communicate with supervisors if required. • Assist in the implementation of the special activities program to include but not limited to, set up and break down, assisting vendors with transporting supplies, moving tables/chairs and putting up tents • Use established crowd control and parking procedures when required • Enforce all Cantigny rules and regulations • Be able and willing to make foot patrols in all weather conditions • Operate the cash register in the park entrance booth • Be knowledgeable in procedures for all shifts if required to work them • Respond to visitor assistance calls to include first aid, tram service, motorist assist and any other assistance issues that arise • Perform light maintenance on the grounds when required • Assist the Cleaning Team with trash removal when required • Answer the main Cantigny phone line in the absence of the Park Registrar • Participate in an on-going professional development program with the guidance of your supervisor • Provide for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor
Qualifications • Experience in visitor service, security, parks and recreation, safety or related field • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills; must be proficient in English • Basic computer skills • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift at least 70 lbs. to just above the waist • Must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality • Valid Illinois driver's license • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays • Must become trained in in First Aid, C.P.R. and Automated External Defibrillator and maintain valid certification • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training and become a mandated reporter • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9684a99ec016857b1e6d20c82&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29
Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
The Recreation Intern is a seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation and Assistant Day Camp Directors. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordinating of summer camp programs and events such as Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park and our Back to School Event. The Recreation Intern is also responsible for developing and leading our Junior Counselor Program’s Leadership Mondays servicing ages 13-15.
The chosen candidate must be 18 years old and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program in good academic standing or a recent graduate.