To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Location : Cole Administration Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, occasional evenings and weekends to address emergent issues and/or special projects. Salary: Range Per Hour DOQ - $27.00 to $29.80
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and reliable, with extensive mechanical (heating, ventilation, and cooling systems) knowledge and an instinct to troubleshoot and repair mechanical related equipment. High school diploma or GED required. An Associate degree or trade school certificate is highly desired, must have universal CFC certificate. Effective communication skills required with the ability to work independently or as part of a team. Proficient problem solving, analysis and project management skills are essential. Must be in good physical condition to perform a variety of manual tasks in various weather conditions including high heat and humidity or extreme cold. Will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Must also be able to work flexible hours with overtime during prime seasons. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Facilities, the Senior Facilities & Trades Technician is responsible for supervising and leading the completion of various plumbing, mechanical and aquatic maintenance and repairs. May serve as the contact for emergency situations that affect the District’s ability to open for business. Additionally, the Facilities Technician will assess and consider daily 1) the safety of our employees and participants, 2) the security of our assets and 3) the service to our customers. The employee shall collaborate with all departments within the District including Recreation, IT, Finance and Planning. 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 interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united 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!
General Description: Braemar Dance Center, part of the Frankfort Square Park District, offers dance classes for students ages 3 to adult. The Dance Instructor is responsible for the teaching of assigned and agreed upon dance classes. The Dance Instructor will obtain class rosters for assigned classes and take attendance each class meeting. The qualified Dance Instructor will teach across multiple disciples and skill levels; helps develop, demonstrate and teach class participants at weekly classes. The Dance Instructor will also be responsible for choreographing a routine for their assigned classes to Show Case at the end of the year.
Hours and schedule: The Dance Instructor will work on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with flexibility in their schedule to help sub if needed. Additional hours may be available. Job shadowing would begin in November with the winter spring session beginning in early January.
Requirements: Candidates must have at least 1 year of experience leading and teaching dance classes. Preference will be given to candidates that hold an associate’s degree or higher. Potential candidates must have experience in Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre or Tap. Please specify what styles of dance you are qualified to teach on your application.
The Frankfort Square Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the supervisor of the Executive Director, the Mayfair Recreation and Banquet Manager coordinates the use of the Mayfair Center Recreation Facility as well as the use of the parks for recreational programs. Responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, coordination and administration of all Mayfair Center activities which include (but are not limited to) banquets, fitness center, fitness classes, adult softball, dance and the indoor playground. This includes the supervision of a full-time Banquet and Marketing Coordinator as well as part-time customer service representatives.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under and reports to the Executive Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Responsible for the hiring and supervising of all part-time recreation staff, special interest instructors, seasonal employees and volunteers.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation or a closely related field. Three years related experience including community center use; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning and administration;
Considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program; Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; Skill in First Aid and CPR.
Ability to coordinate varied activities involved in a community recreation program.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Provide leadership for the competitive team program including participant and community relations, instructing patrons, overseeing safety and supervision of competitive staff. This position will serve as one of the head coaches of the Girls GIJO Gymnastics program.
Supervise team practices and staff while supporting the gymnastics program supervisor. Provide proper training by instructing staff on gym policies and class management. Supervise competitive instructors, monitor daily activities, ensure ratios are met and staff is at their potential. In collaboration with head coaches plan, prepare and supervise weekly, monthly and annual team practices and competition schedules. Lead training and development of all levels of the gymnastics on the team as well as support recreation classes. Enforce proper spotting techniques, skill progressions and development. Direct and assist in daily upkeep of the gymnastics facility; including cleaning and proper storage of equipment after practices. Attend and supervise gymnasts at gymnastics competitions and assign assistant coaches. Check equipment and gym regularly to ensure a safe environment for participants. Attend continuing education meetings, coaching seminars and workshops. Act as a liaison to parents while implementing program policies and information.
Experience in competitive gymnastics program as a coach or programmer. Ability to plan, organize, direct, lead and troubleshoot daily operations, services and safety of the public, team programs. Current USA Gymnastics Safety Certification and Professional Membership preferred. Current AAU/USAG Coaching Certification preferred but not required.
Daytime office hours, evening coaching hours (M-TH and Saturdays), weekend competitions.
Responsible for the development, project and staff management and execution of special events, managing the daily operations of recreation facilities including facility rentals/ Building Supervisors, birthday parties, pets, as well as daily operations of the Hall Quarry Beach and Paddleboat/kayak rentals.
Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, time card approval, evaluation and supervision of the Quarry and Building Supervisor staff. *Manage the rental of facilities which includes the review and approval of all facility reservations, meeting with prospective renters and explaining facility rental procedures. *Maintain daily communication with Building Supervisors and maintenance on events, schedules and facility issues. *Be accessible during all recreation facility use to assist staff and private rentals as needed. Research current trends in special events and aquatics programming. Introduce new activities, equipment and resources to staff and customers. *Manage the operation of summer seasonal facilities which includes Quarry and Paddleboats by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising lifeguards, lifeguard managers, cashiers and custodial staff. *Manage the swim lesson program which includes assigning and training instructors, creating lesson plans for each swim level, providing roster information for instructors and generating class schedules. *Manage the Fox River Trail reservations which include the review and approval of all reservations, talking and/or meeting with prospective patrons showing and explanation of reservation procedures. *Monitor class enrollment; communicate with instructors and Marketing Department regarding class changes, cancellations and rescheduling. *Oversee the chemical balance of the Quarry which includes sending water samples to the State. *Responsible for balanced daily bank deposits and daily financial operations of the Quarry and Paddleboat facilities. *Support staff with concerns such as patron and parent issues, class structure, facility issues and supply needs. *Manage special events which include developing and managing the budget, coordinating the logistics, booking entertainment, arranging staff support, working with the Marketing department to promote events and find sponsorships, creating supply lists, event time lines, gathering supplies and confirming vendors. *Teach CPR/First Aid when needed and maintain supplies. *Responsible for developing pet classes and events, including: preparing contracts, researching new trends and ideas and coordinating all logistics of the pet program or event. *Work with the Marketing Department to promote classes through press releases, social media our website, e-blasts, fliers and other marketing avenues. *Assist with volunteer recruitment and training for utilization at special events. *Conduct a program analysis each season to review enrollment numbers, cancelled programs, program successes, opportunities, need for changes and evaluation feedback. Responsible for creating and adhering to budgets for programs and events. *Manage assigned contractual services (e.g. cleaning company, pest control, first aid, and fire extinguishers.) *Perform all job and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. *Adhere to the BPD time and attendance policy along with the BPD CORE VALUES.
Education and Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and two years of experience in recreation management. Starguard lifeguard instructor obtained within 90 days of hire. Supervisor must obtain a Food Safety Manager certificate within 90 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*First Aid/CPR certification is required. *Above average computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail/Email, and ReTrac in addition to preparing annual budgets. *Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, contractors and the public. *Ability to communicate with public and patrons in a professional manner. *Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment. *Effective time management techniques and ability to meet deadlines while managing day to day activities. *Must be resourceful and well organized. *Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
*This job is performed in a typical office environment in addition to being outdoors, which includes wet, hot, humid, and cold weather conditions. *Prolonged standing during special events may be required. *May be required to assist with physical set-up of recreation programs which may include bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items up to 35 lbs.
Weekday hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Some weekend, evening and holidays will be required for meetings, special events and aquatics especially during the summer season.
Anticipated hiring salary is $46,000-$52,000 annually (DOQ). This role is Full time, Exempt and has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and IMRF. BPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.