Bloomingdale Park District (BPD) is seeking a new DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS. The position includes such employee benefits as quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance; EAP; wellness program; free/discounted Park District programs/memberships; IMRF pension fund participation; friendly work environment; and free daycare-type programs for children three (3) years of age and older.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS - JOB DESCRIPTION
FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for the planning, organization, and management of the District’s marketing and communication services as well as the oversight of the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Responsible to the Executive Director. Directs and supervises all personnel, operations and activities of the Marketing & Communications Department.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field and a minimum of five years of progressive work experience in a related industry. Master’s degree preferred. Appropriate professional certifications required or ability to attain within one year. • Exceptional ability to carry out the instructions of the Executive Director in an effective and timely fashion, and the ability to work tactfully with people. • Excellent ability to present ideas and recommendations in a concise manner, both oral and written. Ability to present oneself in a professional manner and speak effectively to the public. • Outstanding ability to exercise mature and good judgment in evaluating and rendering decisions in everyday operations as well as pressured situations. • Distinct ability to support harmonious working relationships with employees and the general public, as well as lead to motivate employees to accomplish departmental and District goals. • The ability to effectively direct, guide, monitor and evaluate the work performance of all departmental staff. • Extensive knowledge of basic budgetary practices, and the ability to effectively interpret, communicate and justify operating budget proposals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Communicate with Executive Director the issues and activities related to the Marketing & Communications Department in an effort to ensure effective operations of the District. • Actively participate in department head meetings and effectively communicate the current events and needs of the Marketing & Communications Department. Additionally, attend park board meetings to represent the department and provide information or recommendations to the park board as deemed necessary. • Prepare, review and analyze the budget for the Marketing & Communications Department and present it annually to the Executive Director for consideration, discussion and approval. • Approve all expenditures and assume responsibility for the complete adherence to the monies allocated to the operations of the Marketing & Communications Department. • Act as leader and nurture the culture of the department in a manner that promotes open and dynamic communication, allowing department personnel to perform duties efficiently and effectively and work as a team in accomplishing desired goals and objectives. • Employ and supervise part time, freelance and contracted staff within the Marketing & Communications Department. Communicate with all personnel and make decisions associated with employment and related activities within the department. • Direct, formulate, review, and update the Marketing & Communications Department goals and objectives consistent with the leisure service requirements of the District and lead department staff in the accomplishment of these goals and objectives. • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad and varied portfolio of marketing and communications programs and services to ensure that the needs of the community are being met. • Prepare long range plans for the Marketing & Communications Department as considered necessary. • Oversee and guide the public relations and information dissemination efforts of the District concerning leisure services including, but not limited to, seasonal brochures, newsletters, reports, flyers, annual report, press releases, audio-visual materials, website, and cable television and YouTube channels. Ensure that efforts are completed and used in an effective and fiscally responsible way. • Assist the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation and other Park District affiliated groups in their efforts to represent the District and raise funds for District improvements. Additionally, serve as secretary and staff lead for the Foundation. • Prepare and keep required records of departmental activities, attendance, services, personnel and property. • Plan, prepare and/or take part in meetings with public, private and volunteer based agencies, including the general public, to inform and discuss District leisure programs and services. • Prepare, propose, review and maintain the policies and procedures illustrated in the District Procedures Manual with respect to the effective operations of the Marketing & Communications Department. • Coordinate the work and requests of the Marketing & Communications Department with other departments within the District in an effort to ensure a harmonious working relationship and open communications. • Work with the Safety Coordinator to organize Loss Control aspects that are particular to his/her department. • Maintain a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Actively support the safety program and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. • Investigate and recommend alternative funding resources such as grants and donations that would assist the Marketing & Communications Department and Park District.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Prepare projects, reports and records on both a routine and special purpose basis as deemed necessary by the Executive Director. • Attend and actively participate in meetings of local, state and national recreation and park associations and related organizations. • Required to develop and promote safe work habits and to contribute in every manner possible the safety of themselves, co-workers and the general public. • Attend meetings of and participate with IPRA, PDRMA and other local community agencies, associations and organizations when necessary. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED: • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District Philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups or agencies and to the general public. • Capacity to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and subordinate employees. • Knowledge of and ability to apply current marketing best practices and technology. • Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration. • Knowledge of the principles of financial management. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.
HOURS OF WORK AND COMPENSATION: The position of Director of Marketing & Communications is a full-time position and paid every two weeks at an agreed salary. The position is classified as an exempt employee status and will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. However, as a professional employee in the park and recreation industry, it shall be assumed that hours beyond the minimum, including evening and weekend hours, will be expected. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$85,000. As staff lead for the Parks Foundation, the Director of Marketing & Communications is eligible for additional compensation based on sponsorship revenues.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Director of Marketing & Communications may feel added pressure from being a Department Head. The Director of Marketing & Communications may also feel pressure from having to meet deadlines and the delegation and coordination of work among all members of the Marketing & Communications Department. The Director of Marketing & Communications must have the ability and mindset to resolve differences and conflicts among staff members and with patrons of Park District programs, services and facilities. The Director of Marketing & Communications must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize administrative projects and handle several projects at the same time.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or facilities or when assisting personnel with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.
PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Director of Marketing & Communications must expect to work prolonged days, some of which may include lengthy periods of time on his/her feet, lifting or moving supplies. This is an office position.
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: The Director of Marketing & Communications must have the ability to carry out the instruction of the Executive Director with dispatch, and also have the ability to work tactfully with people. The Director of Marketing & Communications must have the ability to present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. The Director of Marketing & Communications must exhibit good problem-solving skills and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Bloomingdale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Incorporated in 1955, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to over a quarter million residents of Mount Prospect and portions of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. Encompassing more than 450 acres, the District offers over 30 neighborhood parks and facilities including the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, art studio, dog park, conservatory/greenhouse and extensive bike and walking paths. Each four season program guide offers over 1,000 programs and events for all ages.
The Mt. Prospect Park District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Evening Custodian. The Evening Custodian will be scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 3pm-11:30pm, with overtime on the weekend. The starting pay rate for the Evening Custodian is $17.00/hour.
Under the direction of the Head Custodian and/or Buildings Manager, the Full Time Evening Custodian will perform Custodial maintenance in the upkeep of building, painting, cleaning, striping, waxing floors, cleaning restrooms, replenishing supplies, emptying trash and light bulb replacement.
Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Maintenance
Or, you can visit us at www.mppd.org – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Custodian job postings.
Work with the Head Custodian and Building Manager to determine tasks needed for specific assigned facilities.
Perform custodial maintenance in the upkeep of buildings including painting, cleaning, stripping, waxing floors, cleaning restroom, replenishing supplies, emptying trash, and light bulb replacement.
Physically set-up and take down rooms (i.e. furniture, chairs, etc.) for various park programs and rentals.
Report any building/site maintenance problems to the Buildings Department Manager.
Keep immediate grounds free of litter and debris.
Perform other duties as they arise to maintain the facility at the standards established by the Facility Coordinator or Facility Manager.
Perform exterior maintenance as needed on a year round basis including snow removal.
Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs.
Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.
May be required to work special events at night and on weekends.
All other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian, Buildings Department Manager, Superintendent of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.
Must have high school education or G.E.D. equivalent or any combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge and skills for this position.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Must have previous custodial experience.
Must be able to physically perform all custodial-related duties.
Must possess knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools. Must have solid knowledge of cleaning materials, equipment and procedures.
Must be able to work independently and with limited supervision.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work and in emergency situations. Must be able to exhibit patience and understanding with patrons, staff and the general public.
Must be able to abide by Park District policies and procedures.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work special events and provide weekend coverage, as needed.
Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 pounds from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects. The general office work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. When outdoors, may be exposed to weather conditions including rain, sun, wind, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold. May be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in work areas. Additionally, may be exposure to cleaning materials.
Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours will be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed regular hours at times. Please note that regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.
Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.
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Summary • Have you been a lifeguard and a pool manger and are looking to take the next step in your career? This position is for you. Come work for the Butterfield Park District! • This position is responsible for the development of aquatics programming (i.e., swim lessons, swim team), managing the daily operations of the district’s aquatics facility, aquatics rentals (private rentals/birthday party’s), and staff management. Promote a positive working environment for the department and maintain a high-quality lifeguard training program. • This conditional offer of employment is contingent on an individual’s ability to satisfy the qualifications and perform duties listed below: Essential Functions: • Must be 21 years of age or older. • Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and supervision of all aquatics staff. • Maintain daily communication with facility attendants 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 the aquatic center by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising lifeguards, lifeguard managers, swim lesson instructors, swim lesson coordinator, and swim team coaches. • 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. • Monitor class enrollment; communicate with instructors regarding class changes, cancellations, and rescheduling. Oversee the chemical balance of the aquatic center. • Support staff with concerns such as patron and parent issues, class structure, facility issues and supply needs. • Teach CPR/First Aid when needed and maintain supplies. • Promote classes through press releases, social media, our website, e-blasts, fliers, and other marketing avenues. • Conduct a program analysis each season to review enrollment numbers, cancelled programs, program successes, opportunities, need for changes and evaluation feedback. • Perform all job and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. • Any other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: • This position requires 2 years of experience in aquatic management. • StarGuard lifeguard instructor certification must be obtained within 3 months of hire. Supervisor must obtain a Food Safety Manager certificate within 3 months of hire. • Must authorize and successfully undergo a criminal history background check pursuant to 70 ILCS 1205/8-23. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • First Aid/CPR certification is required. • Above average computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail/Email, and Active Net 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. Wage/Work Schedule: Wage: $18.00+ depending on qualifications. During the season working 40 per week. Some weekend, evening and holidays will be required for meetings, special events and aquatics especially during the summer season. This role is non-exempt. Start Date: March 1, 2022
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is below the midpoint for the range.
SCHEDULED HOURS: Typical schedule Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Some evenings and weekend hours may be required for programs, events or operational needs.
NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision of the Recreation Manager and/or designee, this position is primarily responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive recreation program for the citizens of Evanston. Programs may include, but are not limited to, facility rentals, sports leagues, fitness programs, fitness center, exhibitions, special events, school day off programs, seminars, adult/youth programs, summer camp, after-school program, summer food program and sites. This position is also responsible for direct supervision of the full-time Assistant Program Coordinator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following): Recruits, interviews, and recommends part-time staff, seasonal staff and contracted vendors for programs. Trains, supervises and evaluates employees and volunteer staff. Develops implements, supervises, coordinates and evaluates programs, special events, drop in programs, family activities, and a variety of workshops and seminars related to recreation and social development. Classes are located at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center as well as at various sites throughout the city. Assists with conducting community outreach to local organizations, schools and affiliate organizations. Coordinates with the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Division to develop publicity materials such as; flyers, posters, marketing, and promotional time lines. May assist with set-up and take down of program equipment. Prepares a variety of written program material, reports, and correspondence, maintains files as required in addition to the preparation of financial records such as including budget recommendations, revenue and expense reports, and the preparation of invoices for payment. Consults with other Program Coordinators and the Recreation Manager regularly regarding Center activities and programs. Supervises the use of all recreation equipment; inspects the equipment regularly for safety, and maintains as necessary. Assists with in-service training of new employees and development of current staff as necessary. May assist with the registration patrons for programs and activities. Provides explanations of rules and regulations, if necessary, to individuals utilizing the center and its programs. Recommends purchases, and maintains an inventory, of recreational supplies, which may include supplies for the building. May assist with promoting programs and events through City of Evanston social media accounts. May act as center manager in absence of Recreation Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
o Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Education, Leisure Studies or a substantially similar area.
o Must possess three (3) or more years of recreation experience within a culturally diverse community and must possess one (1) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity. o Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. o Ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish is preferred. o Must possess current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications or be able to acquire and present active certifications as a condition of employment within 6 months of employment and maintain them as a condition of employment. o Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: o Ability to read manuals (safety, instructional, etc.) professional and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents, newspapers, and encyclopedia’s including the ability to understand read materials, and apply instruction and narrative if required. Considerable knowledge of the philosophy principles and practices of public recreation. o Considerable knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of the community served; especially as such characteristics must be applied to a successful program of services for the center. o Ability to select, assign, train and supervise the work of employees engaged in the center, as well as engaging volunteers when applicable. o Ability to plan, evaluate, organize and direct an adequate well-rounded program of services adapted to community preference and needs. o Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills. o Working knowledge of theory, techniques and applications of municipal management. o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of “clients” and staff throughout the City and outside the organization. o Ability to learn, understand and incorporate City ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures into daily activities. o Ability to prepare work assignments, summaries, and reports. o Ability to converse in theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice, and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate. o Ability to work on multiple projects at one time, some of which may have conflicting deadlines and/or priorities. o Ability to identify problems and develop, propose and implement solutions. o Ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams. o Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, ordinances, policies and procedures, ordinances, statues, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports, financial reports and legal documents. o Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and confidence, using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the audience. o Ability to be self-motivated, disciplined, organized, and reliable. o Ability to be innovative, creative, resourceful and think independently.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK Ability to work primarily indoors and is occasionally subject to outdoor environmental conditions – no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes. The employee performs tasks outdoors related to environmental and recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold.
Employee should have the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force consistently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Have the ability to lift, reach, handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of object by the eye.
SUPERVISION: Under the general direction of the Recreation Manager, work is performed with minimal instruction or supervision, therefore incumbent must be self-motivated and capable of initiating and developing tasks on a regular basis. Work is assigned through the Recreation Manager through specific projects assigned, and through general goals and objectives set by the Department and overall City management. The employee is responsible for prioritizing problems or situations and/or research and analyze specific data. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status report’s, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned. Work is evaluated annually with respect to programming initiatives, problem-solving ability, customer service, research and analytical skill, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
PUBLIC CONTACT: The employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees and other City employees as well as regular contact with community residents and representatives; and members of the public and representatives of other agencies, including elected officials
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date on December 6, 2021.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-866-5095 (TTY).
Parks and Facilities Assistant $12.00 - $14.00 per hour DOQ JOB TITLE: Parks and Facilities Assistant. Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt. OVERVIEW: The Butterfield Park District is excited to announce that we have an opening in our Parks and Facilities department. The Parks and Facilities Assistant is responsible for performing general facility maintenance, classroom preparation, building supervision and custodial duties at the Glen Briar facility, as well as help maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of our 6 different parks in the area. QUALIFICATIONS: Employee must be at least 18 years old. High school graduate or equivalent is required. Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Some experience in landscaping and general knowledge of hand/power tools is preferred. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is required within the first year of employment. Training will be provided by the Park District. The Butterfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer Upon conditional job offer, candidate will be subject to background check. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • May open and or close the building. • Cleans and maintains interior and exterior of the building including restrooms, gymnasium, classrooms, offices, etc. • Moves furniture in and out of rooms; sets up tables and chairs for meetings, assists with setup and takedown of events and rentals. • Informs supervisor of the need for repairs regarding lighting, heating/cooling, physical structures, etc. • Assists in maintaining the building which may include, but not be limited to, painting, washing walls, washing windows, dusting/polishing furniture, and minor assembly/repairs of equipment. • Removes recycling materials and trash from all designated containers throughout the facility as well as all our parks and playgrounds. • Helps maintain an orderly atmosphere in the building and informs supervisor of safety concerns. • Assists with removal of any debris including litter from adjacent areas surrounding the building, as well as snow removal in the winter months. • Customer Service: Communicate effectively with customers and staff in a kind and positive manner, including but not limited to oral and written correspondence. AVAILABILITY: The hours of the maintenance staff are Monday through Friday; 6:00am-2:30pm. At the discretion of the Manager of Parks and Facilities, schedules may change due to the needs of the business. At the discretion of the Manager of Parks and Facilities an employee may also be scheduled to work a Saturday or Sunday and will be given another day off on that work week. Overtime hours may be required, but not expected, due to inclement weather, emergency call in, weekend field preparation, etc. Scheduling of any overtime shall be the responsibility of the Manager of Parks and Facilities. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • A qualified candidate is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance. • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and infrequently lift and/or move over 50 pounds with assistance. • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather. • A qualified candidate will have the ability to read and write in order to effectively communicate with customers and other staff. • Work regularly exposes the employee to cleaning chemicals, dust and dirt. Ability to problem solve and effectively use a variety of hand and power tools.
To Apply: Applications available at: https://www.butterfieldpd.com/index.php/employment or an application can be obtained by stopping in to our main building at 21W730 Butterfield rd, Lombard 60148. Please submit completed application, resume and any additional information to: The Butterfield Park District Attn: Jake DeLeon, Parks and Facilities Manager. 21W730 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org