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Job Description: Recreation Coordinator 
Department:
Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Director of Parks and Recreation

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative management of the recreational programming for the Village of Willowbrook. The Recreation Supervisor is expected to effectively communicate with customers, vendors, and staff about program and event details.

Summary:
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the organization and development of a comprehensive recreational and leisure community programming portfolio. To include the development and management of all contractual, in-house, and cooperative recreational programming. The individual will exercise independent judgement and discretion, not of a routine or clerical nature, in evaluating and reporting on the work efforts of employees and overseeing the recruitment and selection process for the department. Have a strong understanding of recreational programming, budgeting, and program management. Have the ability to evaluate current programs and research new concepts and programs on a seasonal basis.

Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in leading all Recreation activities and special events of the Village. Will be required to work nights and weekends to meet the general public’s recreational and special event needs.

Responsible for assisting the Recreation Department in employing a variety of creative, innovative, and motivational methods to create a market and customer-oriented approach to developing, promoting, and evaluating services.

Responsibilities:

  • Management and supervision of all recreational programming
  • Management and supervision of all contractual classes
  • Development and execution of Village Special events
  • Assist with program registration and customer service
  • Development of seasonal program guide
  • Development of marketing materials and social media content for programs
  • Assist with execution of events and trips for Active Adult Program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, Business Administration, Sports Management, or related field required. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education. At least 2 years of full-time work experience desirable. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of a variety of sports and recreation programming, event planning, marketing, and/or recreational activities. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) and familiarity with registration software Active Network all required.

Additional Considerations:
Must possess good judgment and be customer service oriented. Have the ability to multi-task. Take initiative in identifying problems and developing solutions. Effectively communicate with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors about responsibilities and duties.

Benefits and Salary:
$50,000 to $65,000 (depending on qualifications). The Village provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension, ICMA-RC retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, holiday time, and more.

Hours
: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Plus, additional hours on nights and weekends according to program needs and scheduling.
 
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Alex Arteaga, Assistant Village Administrator, at aarteaga@willowbrook.il.us.
Applicants must indicate “Recreation Coordinator” in the subject line of their e-mail. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Alex Arteaga at aarteaga@willowbrook.il.us.

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 Village of Willowbrook

 Contact

Alex Arteaga
630-920-2263
aarteaga@willowbrook.il.us

 Closing Date

May 09, 2024

 $44,500.00 - $48,500.00

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), is a two-time National Gold Medal winner and leader in the field of special recreation. WDSRA is a progressive organization that is focused on meeting the needs of both its communities and its employees in the best manner possible. We are seeking motivated, qualified professionals to join our dynamic team. We are building our culture through flexibility and work-life integration, a competitive benefits package, a supportive team environment, and a renewed focus on talent management. We hope you consider applying to become a valued member of our energetic and enthusiastic organization.

The Inclusion supervisor candidate should be energetic, detail-oriented, creative at solving problems, and passionate about inclusion.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

• Provide specialty training to seasonal inclusion staff in areas of ADA compliance, and behavior management, handle with care crisis management techniques and oversee their performance in inclusion programs, and mentor/support staff as needed.

• Analyze member district program requirements then secure appropriate staff support based on participant needs and staff skillset, create/secure necessary support tools, and provide appropriate communications with all parties to ensure a successful inclusion experience.

• Assess participant needs and develop individualized accommodation plans addressing ADA compliance, and behavior management and handle with care crisis management techniques to ensure each participant's success and safety during inclusion programs. Maintain participant records by conducting new family intakes and updating medical information, as needed.

• Develop and conduct training sessions for full-time and seasonal member district staff on the inclusion process and best practices, ADA compliance, disability awareness, behavior management, and crisis management. Develop & maintain relationships with member district staff and provide mentoring/on-site assistance.

• Maintain up-to-date program records in registration, seasonal staff scheduling, timekeeping database, and various other spreadsheets to accurately report participation, seasonal staff hours worked, inclusion billing, etc.

• Approve seasonal inclusion staff timesheets for bi-weekly payroll processing.

• Fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion staff as needed in programs by executing established lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement, and ensuring participant safety. Monitor after-hours/weekend phone and respond to on-call situations as needed.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Fulfill your job duties in line with agency policies, mission, vision, core values, and cultural expectations

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field

• A minimum of three (3) years working with individuals with disabilities

• Behavior Management, training, and scheduling experience preferred

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred

To apply go to: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6189871.careers?ApplyToJob=520496719

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

 Contact

Lisa Santoria
630-681-0962
lisas@wdsra.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,000 - $52,000 annual Salary DOQ

Work with an extraordinary team of people at a progressive and well-established agency. The Waukegan Park District serves a community of 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 General Recreation Programs and Services at our Belvidere Recreation Center in the newly renovated Corrine J. Rose Park. The Park District offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.
Compensation:
We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:
  • medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive.
  • life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Defined Benefit Pension and 457 deferred compensation plan.
  • flexible spending account.
  • paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually.
  • park district facility usage and program discounts.
  • cell phone reimbursement.
  • training and professional development opportunities.
  • student loan repayment program.

Essential Functions Description/Duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of general recreation programs which may include outdoor recreation in nature-based environments, nature programs, out of school programs, summer day camps, adult/youth/family general recreation programs, before and after school programs, and special events.
  • 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 with facility management and operations which may include direct supervision of program registrations, front desk procedures, reconciling daily receipts and deposits, facility rentals and room usage, monitor and ensure cleanliness of facilities, handle general repair situations as they arise, and complete work orders for repairs as needed.
  • May assist with vehicle use and safety inspections for General Recreation vans.
  • May provide direct leadership, or assistance, with recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs 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.
  • 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.
  • Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations.
  • Review and prepare costs for assigned programs, services, and facilities for annual budget.
  • Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising.
  • Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials.
  • Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.
  • May transport program participants and supplies using park district vehicles.
  • Attend department and District meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the District.
  • Participate in District safety and training program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
Marginal Functions:
  • 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.
Qualifications

Education:
Bachelors degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.

Experience:
Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.

Knowledge:
  • General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services field.
  • General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management.
  • Thorough knowledge of facility operations.
  • Specific knowledge of youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of day camp and out of school program operations.
  • Specific knowledge of outdoor recreation and nature programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of special event program operations.
  • Sound fiscal management.

License/Certification:
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one (1) year or as soon as eligible.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.
  • Temporary Food Service Permit required.
  • Babysitter and Child Care Training certification.
Hours:
40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.
 
Conditions of Continued Employment
All the following are required:
  • submit proof of date of birth.
  • provide copy of drivers license.
  • provide drivers abstract.
  • provide verification of education.
  • submit to a reference check and employment verification.
  • submit to a state criminal background check.
  • submit to a pre-placement physical.
  • submit to pre-placement drug testing.
  • submit to a random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.
  • satisfactorily complete a six (6) month introductory period.
  • provide a copy of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate within one (1) year of employment or as soon as eligible, and renewal certificates as required.
  • provide a copy of First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as required.

Residency
Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.
 
Contact:
Julia Sanchez
Recreation Supervisor-General Recreation
jrsanchez@waukeganparks.org
847-360-4707

Qualified Applicants can apply online at:
Waukegan Park District (waukeganparks.org)

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 Waukegan Park District

 Contact

Elizabeth Fallon
847-782-3626
efallon@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18/hour

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CREW – PERMANENT PART-TIME RESTORATION TECHNICIAN
 
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for 1 Natural Resource Management Crew – Permanent Part-Time Technician.  This is a permanent part-time position that assists with land management, restoration and research activities listed within annual preserve management schedules.
 
The Natural Resource Management Crew – Permanent Part-Time Restoration Technician is a permanent position, with a pay rate of $18.00 per hour.  Visit https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/about/employment/ for job description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions or for more information.  
 
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:  Natural Resource Management – Permanent Part-Time Restoration Technician
DEPARTMENT:  Conservation
FLSA STATUS:  Exempt                                                                                                                 
Location:  Cherry Hill Operations and Law Enforcement Facility
 
BASIC FUNCTION
Under general supervision, provide manual assistance in the implementation of natural area management plans and land restoration activities designed to improve the ecological condition of Forest Preserve Properties.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to:
  • Natural Resource Management Coordinator
Supervises:
  • None
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  1. Brush and invasive species control, including cutting with use of chainsaws and other hand equipment, herbicide applications, mowing, and hand pulling.
  2. Native grass and forb seed collection and processing.
  3. Installation of plugs, bare root stock, shrubs or saplings, and seed distribution.
  4. Assistance with wildlife management projects as needed.
  5. Assistance with deployment and field maintenance of wildlife monitoring equipment.
  6. Assistance with Prescribed Fire Program including control line preparation, equipment maintenance, and implementation.
  7. Removal of trash and other debris from natural areas.
  8. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
  • Must effectively communicate in written and oral formats. 
  • Competence and experience in using basic tools of natural area management in a safe and effective manner, including maintaining (cleaning & sharpening) chainsaws and cutting trees > 12” DBH, operating clearing saws, leaf blowers, brush mowers, backpack and tank sprayers, and operating and maintaining loppers and pruning shears and saws.
  • Being in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
  • Knowledge of Midwest flora, including native and non-native species identification.
  • Have or be willing to acquire an Illinois pesticide public applicator’s license with rights-of-way and aquatic categories.
  • Have or willing to procure a Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescribed Crew Member Certificate or completion of National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/S190 coursework.  District will provide training if needed.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Have or be willing to develop skills operating and loading ATVs and UTVs, as well as attaching and driving equipment trailers not requiring a CDL.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:  Recent graduate or college student studying in the fields of Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology or other related fields is preferred.
Experience: Six months of experience participating in natural resource management work is preferred.
Certifications: Possession of, or willingness to procure, National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/190, I-100 certificates or Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Fire Crew Member training.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
1.       This is an active job.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk and hear.
2.       While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; works outside in extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
3.       Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
4.       The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.
 
PAY RATE AND OTHER INFORMATION
Hourly Rate:  $18.00 (Grade 6)
Schedule:  Part-time – Flexible Monday through Friday workdays not exceeding 20 hours average per week over a twelve-month period and not more than 960 total hours in any twelve-month period.  Occasional weekend workdays will be required. A typical schedule will be agreed upon during the hiring process.
Benefits: The Forest Preserve currently provides 24 hours paid vacation and 24 hours sick leave to part-time employees. No Health or Retirement Benefits are provided.
 

Resumes will be accepted until April 19, 2024.
 
Application Procedure:  Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:
 
Veronica Frausto-Sarwark, Director of Human Resources
Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
815-722-5669 (desk)
815-722-3608 (fax)
Humanresources@fpdwc.org

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

 Contact

Veronica Frausto-Sarwark
815-722-5669
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024

 $45,957-$66,179

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – RESTORATION CREW LEADER (VOLUNTEER LIAISON)
 
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for 1 Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison).  This is a permanent full-time position that is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff, interns and volunteers to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District’s preserve system.  Additionally, the Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to represent, promote and grow the volunteer program through community outreach and recruitment.
 
The Natural Resource Management Crew – Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is a Grade 9 position, with a starting salary of $45,957 to $66,179 commensurate with experience.  Visit https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/about/employment/ for job description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions or  for more information.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
TITLE: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – RESTORATION CREW LEADER (VOLUNTEER LIAISON)
DEPARTMENT: CONSERVATION
LOCATION: CHERRY HILL OPERATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY 

BASIC FUNCTION
The Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to schedule, coordinate, lead, and train NRM seasonal staff, interns and volunteers to implement the District’s natural resource management program, including invasive species control, seed collection, native plantings, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity within the District’s preserve system.  Additionally, the Natural Resource Management - Restoration Crew Leader (Volunteer Liaison) is expected to represent, promote, and grow the volunteer program through community outreach and recruitment.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 Reports to:
Natural Resource Management Coordinator & Volunteer Supervisor  
Supervises: None 
This position will require occasional coordination of Resource Management Crew and Operations Department Staff.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Coordinate with the Natural Resource Management Coordinator, Volunteer Supervisor and volunteer stewards to develop, schedule and advertise workdays.
  2. Recruit and contact prescribed fire volunteers for assistance on District controlled burns.
  3. Serve in a leadership role organizing and implementing special events such as volunteer meetings, trainings and workdays on weekends and during the week as directed.
  4. Recruit, train and develop natural resource volunteers, with an emphasis on placing Regional Stewards, Site Stewards, Co-Stewards and Administrative Assistants at all Illinois Nature Preserves and Land & Water Reserves that the District manages.
  5. Responsible for compilation and submission of statistical data in a timely manner, such as volunteer hours and the location, time and extent of specific tasks performed by natural resource management volunteers.
  6. Responsible for understanding, supporting, and promoting the complementary missions of the District and the Prairie People Volunteer Program. 
  7. Represents and promotes the District and the Prairie People Volunteer Program at national, regional, state and local meetings and conferences of land management and volunteer associations, organizations and other collaborations outside of the District.
  8. Contribute to the development of resource management planning initiatives such as annual work plans, management schedules, summaries, and reports. 
  9. Assist Stewards and Administrative Assistants in organizing preserve workgroups and to plan, schedule and implement management work.
  10. Assist, with the ability to lead Natural Resource Management crews on field duties as time permits.
      11.Participate in the implementation of the District’s prescribed fire program with an emphasis on control line establishment, equipment preparation and maintenance.
     12.Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
·         Effective communication skills in written and oral formats.
·         Experience participating in volunteer programs, preferably in a leadership role.
·         Possession of basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheet, and database) and ArcGIS mapping.
·         Have or be willing to develop skills operating and loading ATVS and UTVS, as well as attaching and driving equipment trailers not requiring a CDL.
·         Competence and experience in using basic tools of natural area management in a safe and effective manner, including maintaining (cleaning & sharpening) chainsaws and cutting trees > 12” DBH, operating clearing saws, operating leaf blowers, and operating and maintaining loppers and pruning shears and saws.
·         Be in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and be physically capable of lifting and transporting 50 lb. objects over uneven terrain.
·         Knowledge of Midwest flora, including native and non-native species identification.
·         Have or be willing to acquire an Illinois pesticide public applicator’s license with rights-of-way and aquatic categories.
·         Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field with a specialization in ecology/resource management preferred (although see below). 
 
Experience: Minimum two years of applied natural resource management experience with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree; or 5 years applied natural resource management experience without an appropriate degree. 
 
Certifications: Possession of, or willingness to procure, National Wildfire Coordinating Group S130/190, I-100 certificates or Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Fire Crew Member training. District will provide training if needed.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
1.       This is an active job.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk, and hear.
2.       While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; works outside in extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
3.       Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
4.       The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
This 40 hour/week position includes working on some Saturdays and Sundays for scheduled volunteer workdays.  The Restoration Crew Leader – Volunteer Liaison is responsible for coordinating with the Natural Resource Management Coordinator to establish which weekdays will be taken off in order to maintain a routine 40-hour work week.  Occasional extension of workday into nighttime and working more than 40 hours in a given week is possible. This position includes the option of a maximum of 16 hours of remote work per week, subject to supervisor’s approval.
 
PAY RANGE AND ANNUAL SALARY
 
Pay Range:                   Grade 9
Minimum:                      $ 45,957
Midpoint:                       $ 55,149
Maximum:                     $ 66,179                                 
Schedule:                      Full Time  


Resumes will be accepted until April 19, 2024.
 
Application Procedure:  Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:
 
Veronica Frausto-Sarwark, Director of Human Resources
Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
815-722-5669 (desk)
815-722-3608 (fax)
Humanresources@fpdwc.org
 

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County

 Contact

Veronica Frausto-Sarwark
815-722-5669
humanresources@fpdwc.org

 Closing Date

April 19, 2024