SUMMARY: Under the supervision and direction of the Athletics and Recreation Manager and the Director of Recreation, the Intern will assist the recreation department and administrative department in the planning, organization and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs, procedures and facilities. The Intern will be exposed to a well-rounded experience within multiple departments including: park district operations, administration, public recreation, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management. The Intern shall act as a general assistant to the Athletics and Recreation Manager, other Park District staff or the Director of Recreation. SUPERVISORY: The Recreation Intern will report directly to the Athletics and Recreation Manager. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Assist in the administration of Recreation programs as assigned. • Assist in diversified programs suited to the needs of the clientele within the Oak Brook Park District policies. • Submit reports to the Director of Recreation, Athletics and Recreation Manager and other Park District staff as requested. • Attend workshops or seminars as they pertain with Director of Recreation approval. • Work with other departments as assigned. • Appropriate dress is required as indicated in the dress code policy. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communication. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • All other duties as assigned by the Athletics and Recreation Manager, Director of Recreation or Executive Director. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations and community groups. • Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications. PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook and Excel. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment. • Perform tasks that require use of a computer keyboard and copy machine, walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. HOURS: Hours will be based on availability and need. Hours may change frequently and may include evening and weekend work. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or other related fields. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. TO APPLY: Please submit a completed resume, cover letter and list of references to Mike Azzaretto at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can also mail their application materials to the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Rd. Oak Brook, IL. 60523 ATTN: Mike Azzaretto. The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hiring Range $34,000 - $44,000 DOQ
Benefits: Complete medical/health/life/vision and dental package; vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; IMRF
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading, and evaluating assigned recreation and leisure programs; and serving as the agency’s children and adolescent participant liaison.
Duties: To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve-sixteen hours of direct leadership per week. To develop programs, special events, and overnights for children and adolescents which include developing and maintaining a wide range of recreation and leisure programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs.
To plan and implement all aspects of summer day camp program. Assist in hiring, scheduling, training and supervising camp staff. To serve as participant liaison to welcome new children and adolescent participants, develop participant profiles, mediate problems related to participants and programs. To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities.
To actively analyze the need for and coordinate the purchase of program supplies and equipment on a regular basis. To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. To assist in the formulation and management of the recreation department budget.
To inform parents and teachers of students in early childhood programs through middle school about SEASPAR and its programs. To develop program goals and objectives, maintain attendance, and write evaluation reports for assigned programs.
Oversight of all aspects of Wonders Sensory Room including purchase and maintenance of equipment, scheduling and training staff. To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program. To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events.To prepare and present reports relative to job duties. To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials.
To obtain and maintain training and certification in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others related to duties. To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes. To monitor local, state, and national trends as they relate to SEASPAR functions. To perform other job related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions: Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.
The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure.
The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests. Develop individualized behavior management plans for participants. The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations.
The knowledge of current inclusive practices. The knowledge of basic supervisory principles.
The knowledge of current employment laws and practices. The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations. The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities. The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use. The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas. The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing. The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility. The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress. The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety. The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.
Required Education and Experience: The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.
Condition of Employment: The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical.
The Superintendent of Parks plans, promotes, and administers comprehensive program for the care and upkeep of all District parks and outdoor facilities. Responsible for the employment and performance of personnel to meet District objectives.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Superintendent is responsible for coordination of the maintenance and repair activities for all assigned District properties, equipment and assigned structures.
• Responsible for the daily implementation of maintenance plan that provides for the care and upkeep of all assigned assets, including, but not limited to: parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, park structures, utilities, drainage, trash collection, restrooms, fleet vehicles and equipment, and other assigned assets.
• Provides leadership and guidance to Parks maintenance workers to efficiently coordinate the resources of the District to carry out a proactive maintenance plan for responsible areas. • Instructs and advises in the technical aspects of the work assignments.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; benchmarking state-of-the art practices, and participating in professional societies. • Maintains quality staff through the ongoing recruitment, selection, training and orientation of employees. • Achieves staff results by managing employees within the framework of the CBA. • Establishes strategic goals by gathering operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; defining objectives and evaluating outcomes. • Responsible for the development and implementation of the annual division budget. Specifically forecasting and scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions as needed. • Maintains quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service issues; identifying trends; recommending system improvements. • Ensures that all division paperwork is completed on timely basis. e.g. payroll, accounts payable, procurement documentation, etc. • Makes recommendations to the Director of Parks and Planning with regard to projects, personnel, equipment needs, and work scheduling. • Procures necessary supplies and equipment, including specialized or general services. Coordinates services with others to complete work without unnecessary delays. • Coordinates District efforts in snow removal. • Responsible for the adherence and implementation of the District’s safety guidelines as they relate to the division. • Coordinates required park inspections per PDRMA recommendations (e.g. playgrounds, sled hills, rinks, etc.) • Other duties as assigned • *Job may be modified at any time.
• Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience managing staff and related processes. • Demonstrated knowledge of how to implement a maintenance plan for upkeep and management of park areas. • Preferred project management experience. • CPR/AED certified • Valid Illinois driver’s license.
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Geoff Penman at email@example.com.
To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Location: Cole Center Hours: 6:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday Salary: $20.00/hr. and up depending on qualifications
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of vehicle maintenance including light and medium duty trucks. Previous experience repairing and maintaining turf maintenance equipment including, mowers, weed whips, edgers, etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Skilled in electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment. Working knowledge of operating principles and standards of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems, and gasoline/diesel engines. Ability to accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate time for repair. Welding experience preferred. Proficient computer skills required with prior work order system experience highly desired. Must have a valid Illinois CDL Driver’s License. Must be willing and able to work overtime as job requires. Additionally, the successful candidate must supply their own hand tools and necessary tool boxes.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations or designee, the Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all motor vehicles such as trucks, cars, tractors, mowers, and all other mechanical equipment owned and operated by the District. Perform diagnostic analysis, preventative maintenance, and repair to fleet vehicles and equipment. Assist in ordering and maintaining records for parts inventory and supplies. Assist in ensuring adequate fuel, oil, and other equipment fluid supplies for the district. This is an at-will position.
The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins
Since you like the great outdoors, how about a new challenge? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a Division Manager who will manage all parks and grounds maintenance work, special event equipment setup and special projects for those locations and schedule and manage assignments of work crews. We are the ninth largest Park District in the state of Illinois which includes over 1,500 acres, 90 parks, 63 playgrounds, multi-use trails, woodlands and restored prairies.
The preferred start date for this position is March 30, 2019. Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, work/life balance and IMRF.
Additional job information including duties, qualifications, physical demands and work environment can be found at plfdparks.org. Candidates may elect to submit their application and resume online or via USPS mail. Attn: Human Resources. 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.