The Buehler YMCA is a vibrant part of the Palatine and surrounding communities. At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, pre-school and school-age programs to our fun family and community events, the Buehler YMCA offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities. See more about Buehler YMCA at ymcachicago.org/buehler.
The Executive Director has primary responsibility for overall leadership of the Buehler YMCA including community engagement, executing on the strategic/operational plan, budget, and oversight of all membership center programs and services. This includes responsibility for overall center operations, fiscal management, community engagement , fundraising, strategic planning, program launches and new program development, membership and marketing, team leadership, and continuous improvement.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Ensures that the Buehler YMCA is a vibrant community center meeting the needs of members, partipants and families while executing on the strategic and operating plan. Manages the center in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Board of Managers of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago with counsel and guidance of the Center Board of Directors, where applicable. Manages the total operating budget of approximately $10MM+and approximately 200+ full-time and part-time staff. Provides program and membership leadership including staff and volunteers. Provides leadership to program launches and new program development. Continuously updates and improves current programs such as youth and teen programs, family activities, day camp, before and after school programs (onsite/offsite), fitness and collaborative ventures with community and other partners. Provides leadership to the annual support campaign and fundraising, grants management and financial development. Collaborates with community networks to develop membership strategies and programs to address community needs and operating goals. Collaborates with community groups, partners and others in order to further the work of the YMCA. Participates in the membership and marketing initiatives of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as well as creates new and innovative approaches to attract and retain membership. Ensures continuous improvement year over year. Supervises the use and maintenance of the facility to ensure a bright, clean, and functional environment. Conducts facility audits including life-safety, mechanical, structural-architectural, electrical equipment, furnishings, etc. Administers the member continuous improvement plans. Improves on customer service metrics year over year. Supports the mission and vision of the YMCA as assigned
Provides professional development and leadership to center leaders and team members to enhance staff learning, career development and operational effectiveness. Facilitates all-staff meetings and in-services. Identifies, manages and motivates a high-performing team that accomplishes program objectives. Hires, onboards and trains leaders and team members and provides ongoing training and development in accordance with program standards and staff development plans. Ensures staff are compliant with required trainings and certifications. Establishes, monitors and evaluates team goals and performance standards. Evaluates team members and provides coaching and intervention as necessary. Coaches, mentors, and develops leaders and team members to optimize performance. Manages time and attendance for current staff, ensuring that time is accurately recorded in the HRIS system. Develops a volunteer strategy in collaboration with team and recruits, trains and evaluates volunteers to meet the needs of programs. Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by:
o Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
o Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
o Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
o Complete all child abuse prevention training as required and ensure team is also compliant
Be part of our mission.
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 19 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a Masters preferred. Minimum of 5 - 7 years successful leadership/supervisory experience managing outstanding teams. YMCA leadership experience a plus. A positive history of leadership in the areas of program planning, innovation and continuous improvement. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to program launches and new program development. Ability to manage multiple program areas including Aquatics programs, fitness, early learning and youth development, youth sports, family activities, day camp and collaborative ventures with community partners. Strong collaborator with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to adapt message to audience. Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking skills with budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, and continuous improvement outcomes. Familiarity with the community is preferred.
Exhibit Facilitator (Three Openings)
Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Director, Programs & Education Location: Wheaton, IL
About the First Division Museum
Robert R. McCormick served in the First Infantry Division during World War I fought during the Battle of Cantigny in 1918. This battle affected him so strongly that after the war he renamed his Wheaton farm in its honor. Organized on June 8, 1917 for duty on the Western Front in World War I, the 1st Infantry Division was first permanent division in the regular Army and has seen action in all American wars since 1917, except the Korean War. Today museum visitors can witness the sights, sounds, and soldiers’ stories from the First World War through modern times. Visitors can encounter, question, and form their own views of our military past and present. The museum and grounds were fully renovated in 2017, and admission is always free.
Opportunity: Exhibit Facilitator
We are looking for three part-time Exhibit Facilitators to assist visitors with the Virtual Reality House Raid Experience and other gallery interactives at the museum. These positions also support the Public Programs Department in implementing other educational programs and materials on general US military history and 1st Infantry Division history. The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with visitors, keeping them engaged with military history content, and providing compelling and personalized experiences.
• Become familiar with the basic history of the Big Red One from 1917 to the present day • Become familiar with the basic foundational premise behind an American soldier conducting a house raid • Facilitate the historically accurate Virtual Reality Raid Experience in the Duty First Gallery • Assist visitors in and out of the Raid and help visitors put on VR goggles and headsets • Instruct visitors on how to properly use the goggles for the best possible experience • Maintain goggles and headsets as needed • Help visitors way find throughout the First Division Museum as needed • Answer visitor questions about Cantigny Park and modern military history • Collaborate with other staff on any other exhibits, programs, or special events
• Minimum two years of experience specifically in interacting with the public, including people of varying ages and backgrounds • Prior study in education, history, museum studies and/or collections, theater or other related field is helpful • Demonstrated interest in learning military history, how to operate museum technology, and sharing knowledge with visitors • Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other visitors for long periods of time • Team player with the ability to accept guidance from First Division Museum staff • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Must be available to work weekends and holidays, and some evenings • The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to complete a 4-5-hour shift; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training • 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=8a78859e6a33885f016a7f30f8f97502&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.
If you are interested in both a challenging and rewarding opportunity with the world's largest humanitarian network then the American Red Cross is where you want to work. By joining the American Red Cross, you can have a rewarding career as well as touch lives and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.
Training people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies is a core mission of the American Red Cross. We offer a range of health and safety classes that teach new skills, keep our students knowledgeable, confident and ready to respond in ever emergency situation. Making a difference in the lives of others is what the American Red Cross does.
We are currently seeking an experienced Sales Specialist with an Aquatic background to grow and develop ARC Aquatic Products in the state of Wisconsin.
The Territory Aquatics Specialist’s primary responsibility is to grow the revenue and reach of all ARC aquatic programs. It includes identifying land and product revenue streams within Aquatic accounts in the assigned territory. This includes up-selling and cross-selling existing clients to use additional ARC programs, conducting regular face-to- face meetings with key, strategic clients, maintaining a list of prospects for ARC aquatics programs, developing specific sales strategy to convert these prospects to full-fledged clients.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Revenue growth: Identifies business and growth opportunities within existing clients in effort to expand revenue generation. Formulates and implements an account strategy and timeline to achieve these objectives.. Recognizes business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options and opportunities. Formulates and implements a prospect sales strategy with action steps & timeline. Territory size: annual revenue target greater than $600,000.
Reach growth: Identifies growth opportunities within existing clients in effort to expand reach generation. Formulates and implements an account strategy and timeline to achieve business objectives. Identifies prospective strategic & transactional clients in assigned area of responsibility. Formulates and implements a prospect reach strategy with action steps & timeline.
Resource Deployment: Orchestrates deployment of ARC resources to clients and prospects to stimulate and support growth of revenue & reach. This can include business process support, joint sales calls, content/science training and marketing materials. Establishes collaborative goals with strategic clients supported by congruent and reciprocal action plans.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent related experience required. Related disciplines include Business, Sales, Marketing or Finance. In addition requires a minimum of 7 years of successful related experience, preferably in a sales and/or product marketing position. American Red Cross Training Services experience preferred. Knowledge of and experience in applying field sales techniques.
Executive level sales’ skills and ability to acquire and manage large accounts preferred. Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Current license in Lifeguard and WSI-IT a plus but not required. Basic computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize MS Office programs and Salesforce.com or similar client relationship management applications. Ability to travel 50-90%. Must have reliable transportation for regional travel.
If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please apply: https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Milwaukee-WI/Aquatic-Sales-Rep_RC27621-1
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit & competitive salaries.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Description: We are seeking an innovative and detail-oriented professional to oversee the operations of all athletic programming. We are seeking an innovative and detail-oriented professional with the ability to develop and implement a comprehensive offering of high-quality athletic leagues and programs, sports and teen camps. This position requires working nights, weekends and holidays as needed to successfully carry out the essential functions of this job.
In addition to program responsibilities, the Program Manager shall perform duties in personnel supervision, budgeting, purchasing, and customer relations as they relate to the specific areas of responsibility.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Leisure Studies, or related field from an accredited college or university desired, with a minimum of 2 years full-time supervisory experience.
The Recreation Supervisor of Adaptive Athletics is responsible for coordinating & overseeing all facets of the Milwaukee Public Schools’ district-wide, school based Adaptive Athletics & Special Olympics programs. This includes the management of all school-day sporting events and weekend Special Olympics competitions, developing and maintaining partnerships with school administrators and teachers, leading a team of 20 resource staff, and organizing tournaments and special events. The ideal candidate must be able to thrive in an urban setting and possess the drive and passion for providing unique opportunities to a diverse population of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Responsibilities: Develops and manages all aspects associated with school-based Adaptive Athletics and Special Olympics activities including coordinating events, designing curriculum and training programs, modifying activities to meet participant needs, securing event facilities and officials, communicating with student volunteer coordinators, managing and transporting equipment, event set-up and take-down, and program evaluation. Works cooperatively with MPS administrators, principals, teachers and other school staff members to provide a school-based athletics program for students with disabilities. Serves as the Agency Manager for the MPS Special Olympics program and coordinates all functions of student athletes competing in Special Olympics Wisconsin events including event registration, arranging athlete transportation, maintaining sports physical paperwork, promoting athlete and coach recruitment and retention, and chaperoning all Special Olympics tournaments both locally and statewide. Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates part-time staff. Assists in preparing and coordinating promotional materials for program activities and establishing formal contacts with professional organizations. Arranges for the purchase of equipment and supplies. Monitors and accounts for program revenue and expenses. Coordinates facility scheduling for program activities. Provides coaches training that meets certification guidelines for Special Olympics Wisconsin and other adaptive sports organizations. Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs, and updates program content to ensure that it is current and relevant to community needs. Completes necessary paperwork including payroll, attendance, and seasonal reports. Assists with Recreation Department activities. Establishes partnerships with other MPS departments, schools, governmental units, and community-based organizations and agencies to develop quality recreation programs throughout the district. Serves on various community or Department committees as required and/or assigned. Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adaptive Physical Education, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or related field required. A combination of education and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. A minimum of one (1) year of experience planning and implementing sports-related activities/events, and/or experience working with individuals with disabilities required. Equivalent part-time experience and/or relevant certifications will be considered. Demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience in the field of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Education, and/or working with individuals with disabilities in job coaching, group home settings, or athletic training programs.