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Recreation Intern $250/week Stipend Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, summer enrichment, special events (Community Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting and marketing. Besides planning and executing Touch-a-Truck, the intern will create and run programs of their choosing.
Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motived and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to bholajter@munster.org or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.

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 Munster Parks and Recreation

 Contact

Barbara Holajter
(219) 836-6923
bholajter@munster.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $250 weekly stipend

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Recreation Intern $250/week Stipend Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, summer enrichment, special events (Community Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting and marketing. Besides planning and executing Touch-a-Truck, the intern will create and run programs of their choosing.
Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motived and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to bholajter@munster.org or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.

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 Munster Parks and Recreation

 Contact

Barbara Holajter
(219) 836-6923
bholajter@munster.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Up to $40,000

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RECREATION CENTER COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Performs highly professional work in planning, coordinating, and implementing a diverse program of recreational activities at the Harwood Heights Community Center with primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Center. Works in cooperation with Village Staff to provide a comprehensive recreation program for all age groups.

SUPERVISION:

Under the administrative direction of the Village President, the Recreation Center Coordinator plans, develops, promotes, coordinates and implements recreation programs under adopted policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. Works cooperatively with the Village Board to administer a comprehensive recreation program.
  2. Develops, Plans, organizes and coordinates Recreation Center programming including activities for youth, adults, families, and seniors.
  3. Maintains organized and professional public interface including participant contact and registration, facility scheduling and assorted clerical duties and program coordination with local organizations and individual instructors.
  4. Works with appointive committees, the general public, business groups, service clubs and other community groups in exploring, creating, developing, financing, coordinating and implementing new program ideas.
  5. Oversees a variety of recreational programs as required. Supervises part-time and volunteer staff.
  6. Prepares and publishes recreation department advertisements, press releases and quarterly calendars.
  7. Prepares correspondence, memos, reports and other written material as necessary and/or required.
  8. Plans and coordinates annual recreation based community events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

Knowledge of philosophy, trends, principles and techniques of community recreation administration; knowledge of program planning and techniques as related to parks and recreation; knowledge of principles of personnel management, supervision and training; ability to work with the community and other departments on matters relating to parks and recreation; ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff; ability to read, understand and apply complex written information; ability to compose correspondence, reports, and other written documentation; ability to understand and carry out oral or written instructions; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations; ability to deal with private and public entities and the public in general. Employee must have the ability to get along with co-workers and interact with the public. Employee must have the ability to drive a vehicle.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying approximately 40 pounds at waist high level. Frequent standing and walking required. High to moderate requirement for hand coordination, visual and cognitive abilities. Ability to hear clearly over distracting noise.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework in recreation administration, parks administration, or related field preferred but not required if the applicant has relevant job experience. One year of responsible experience in recreation, leisure related activities, program administration, including supervisory experience a plus. First Aid/CPR certification required within 6 months.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Resume and references required; rating of education, certifications, and experience; oral interview; successful completion of background check.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory level prior to gaining permanent status.

The duties listed above are not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also Perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor. This position is considered non-exempt.

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 Village of Harwood Heights

 Contact

Robert Romo
847 667-7064
romor@harwoodheights.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $85,000 to $108,000 DOQ

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Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, University City, MO (pop. 35,172). A beautiful and historic inner-ring suburb of St. Louis adjacent to the renowned Washington University in St. Louis, University City is a unique urban community with a strong mix of cultural, ethnic, social and economic diversity. Incorporated in 1906, University City was established with a vision of being a city of culture and fine homes.

Proud of its historic sites as well as its solid and varied residential neighborhoods, today “U City” is a family-friendly, engaged community where residents enjoy the community’s suburban and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. In University City, citizens boast availability to urban-style services and easy accessibility to the Greater St. Louis’s recreational and cultural activities.

The Director’s position is recently recreated, reflecting that the department is now a standalone unit. It was formerly housed in public works. The Director reports to the City Manager.

The Director will manage a system that includes 17 City-owned parks of approximately 255 acres, including Heman Park, the City’s largest community park on 85 acres. The system also includes more than 100 acres of greenway space, a community center, a swimming pool, and a recreation facility. The City also owns a nine-hole golf course. The Director will oversee a workforce of more than 25 full-time and 40 part-time and seasonal workers, and a budget of more than $3.6 million.

The City seeks a progressive and collaborative parks and recreation professional with strong financial management, human resource management, marketing, and programming skills. Ideal candidates will have:

• High energy, enthusiasm and passion;

• A bachelor’s degree in parks and/or recreation management, sports management, public administration or related field; a Master’s degree is desired;

• Experience managing enterprise-based, or self-supporting recreation programs, is a plus;

• Seven or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a public parks and recreation system, or similar client-based organization, is desirable;

• Certification as a parks and recreation professional (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), is preferred;

• A collaborative and communicative approach to work; and

• Comfort working with an array of stakeholders and customers in a service-driven organizational culture.

Salary range: $85,000 - $108,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply online by January 14, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRJobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

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 City of University City, MO

 Contact

Lee Szymborski
8473803240
resume@govhrusa.com

 Closing Date

January 14, 2019

 Starting at $9/hour

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POSITION: Seasonal Parks & Recreation Intern (May-August 2019) DATE: November 13, 2018 DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation REPORTS TO: Recreation Supervisor PAY GRADE: Starting at $9/hour FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


Position Purpose Under general direction, serves as support to Village Parks & Recreation department. Assists in managing programming including; athletics, adult leagues, aquatics, and special events.

Supervision Exercised None.

Job Duties Essential Functions:

• Will be the main point of contact for Men’s Summer Softball league. Attends to the weekly operational needs and statistical updates of softball league. Provides weekly updates to all teams and manages needs as they arise, including stocking first aid kits, ordering softballs and managing game protests. • Coordinates and implements Unplug & Play event series. For example, will run Scavenger hunt event at a local park. There will be a total of three of these events through the summer. • Assists in collection of sponsorships and donations for the department. • Attends to the daily operational needs the Parks & Rec department, including multiple daily trips to locations for supplies and program evaluations, photos etc.
• Works ALL special events, including Lunch on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, Pool Special Events and July 4th. • Assists with program registrations and pass sales, including periods of intensive computer processing with custom registration system. • Weekly visits to athletic programs held at local parks, ensuring program quality. Programs are held at Burns, Robbins, Veeck and KLM.
• Assists with production of the seasonal program brochure and editing. • Assists in management of social media marketing, specifically Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. • Performs any additional errands or duties as related to department needs. This may include purchasing candy or bottled water for July 4th, printer ink for the pool, organizing storage spaces etc.
Marginal Functions • Prepare other reports and proposals, as needed pertaining to operations and programming of the department. • Other duties as assigned.

Environmental Factors The work environment includes an office setting, the Community Pool, parks and the general outdoors. The candidate is subject to inclement weather conditions, high levels of noise for an extended period of time, exposure to fumes or disagreeable odors.

Physical/Mental Requirements Regularly required to sit, use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth and the ability to adjust focus. Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and able to work outdoors is required.

Safety Functions • Becomes familiar with and observes all applicable safety and security policies/procedures. • Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. • Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately. • Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of the principles and practices of parks and recreation operations and programs. Knowledge of general sports rules related to softball and baseball. • Knowledge of federal, state and local law affecting parks and recreation operations. • Knowledge of municipal administration and organization. • Frequent contact with other Village employees, community groups, volunteers affiliate organizations, vendors, local businesses, and the public; must be able to communicate verbally, must occasionally make presentations and demonstrate good customer relations. • Frequently prepares written reports; must be able to communicate in writing. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner. • Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

Position Requirements Minimum age 18. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to count money and make change correctly. Ability to use a calculator and do basic math functions. Must have good oral communication skills and able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and able to work outdoors as required. Required to have knowledge of general sport rules (softball, baseball). Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Illinois motor vehicle driver’s license during the course of employment with the Village.

Hours are generally are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm (40 hours/week, lunch break included). Some evening, weekend and holiday work is required. Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in Recreation. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Process The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and background check. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. The position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail: hr@villageofhinsdale.org. Visit www.villageofhinsdale.org/jobs for a job application. The Village is an EOE employer.

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 Village of Hinsdale Parks & Recreation Department

 Contact

Emily Wagner
6307897005
ewagner@villageofhinsdale.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled