This is administrative and support work assisting the Sports Recreation manager with a variety of tasks related to the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department's Sports programs and events.
Under general supervision of the Sports Recreation Manager; performs a variety of assignments within the Parks and Recreation Department relating to the supervision, planning, development, and implementation of youth and adult sports programs, tournaments, rentals, clinics and camps.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Serves as staff assistant to the Sports Recreation Manager.
Assists in the supervision, planning, development, and implementation of youth and adult sports programs, tournaments, rentals, clinics and camps.
Assist in the supervision and operation of concessions during league games, tournaments, and rentals.
Develop a network of volunteers to serve as youth sports coaches.
Develop a network of referees/umpires/officials for youth and adult sports programming.
Assist in set up and supervision of youth and adult league games.
Assist with the creation and development of new sports programming for the Department.
Will be assigned responsibility for carrying out specific projects related to sports programming.
Performs detailed analysis of Department sports programming and make recommendations on best practices and industry trends.
Requires no specific previous experience but must possess interest in a future career in Parks and Recreation and/or Sports Management. Ideal candidate will be a student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Parks and Recreation and/or Sports Management.
Knowledge of rules and organization of general sports activities including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, golf and others.
Ability to prepare detailed written and oral reports including recommendations.
Ability to conduct basic research assignments and to prepare written recommendations and related findings.
Ability to operate a computer using office related software.
Ability to work independently in accordance with general instructions.
Ability to work cooperatively as a team member with employees of the Parks and Recreation Department, City of Rock Island, and its partners.
Ability to deal with the public and fellow employees in a professional and positive manner.
APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at www.rigov.org.
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 Specialist of Aquatic Programs and Services for our indoor aquatic facility at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center and outdoor seasonal aquatic facility.
Responsibilities and Duties: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on aquatics activities. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of aquatics operational procedures. Assist in the assigning and scheduling of aquatics personnel to maximize customer satisfaction. Assist in the coordination of new member orientation appointments with service staff. Assist in the management of fitness member registration, renewals, leave of absence, and refunds. Manage service to patrons at aquatics facilities. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist with membership recruitment, registration, retention and marketing. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part time, seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for program centers of the annual budget. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. Assist with management of field house and pool as needed. Assist with scheduling aquatic facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of the aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor/deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Perform basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self 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 operation. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field. Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, aquatic facility. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Valid driver's license required.
Employment Conditions: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certificate required within one year. Aquatic Facility Operator certificate required within one year. Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Water Safety Instructor certification required within six month. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.
Apply online at: https://phl.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/onlineapp/
Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Recreation Department Coordinator
Under general direction, this position is engaged in management and administrative functions related to the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers and performs professional work in the development, administration, and evaluation of a wide range of special events. The incumbent reports to the Recreation Superintendent and will provide direct and indirect supervision of full time, part time and/or seasonal staff. The position directs and evaluates part-time and seasonal program staff, volunteers, contracted instructors and program participants while providing technical assistance to the Recreation Superintendent.
For priority consideration, please submit your application and resume by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14.
Under general supervision, this position manages, develops and participates in promoting, selling and marketing of the Parks and Recreation Department, its programs, its facilities, and its services locally and regionally. Incumbents in this position are responsible for the development and coordination of sales, promotion and marketing of all Recreation and Aquatic Annual Passes to ensure maximum profitability for membership sales, program revenue, special events and rentals; interfaces with the various media outlets, solicits sponsorships, produces marketing materials to promote Parks and Recreation programs, services and events and provides information to the public through various social media outlets.
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