Summary of Role: Come join the team at a gold medal award-winning and distinguished accreditation park district! We are seeking an innovative, detail-oriented and enthusiastic professional with the ability to develop and implement high-quality recreation programs. Responsibilities include developing and managing a variety of recreation programs including youth general interests, before and after school Kids Club, School Day Off Fun, and Summer Camp for elementary school-aged students
Pay/Salary: Salaried, $62,500- commensurate with experience. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package, generous vacation and sick leave, IMRF pension, and great health insurance options.
Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Recreation and Facilities, the Program Manager is responsible for directly supervising part-time and seasonal staff. May indirectly supervise other part-time and seasonal staff, as required. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; reviewing and approving payroll; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, with some nights and weekends as scheduled
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Leisure Studies, or related field from an accredited college or university or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certified Park and Recreation Professional is desired.
The Pleasant Dale Park District is seeking an energetic and driven individual to serve as our Recreation Supervisor. This position will be responsible for and will oversee recreation programming, including summer camp, birthday parties, before/after school care, and Senior programming for the district. The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time, exempt, “at-will” employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week including nights and weekends.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Leisure Studies or closely related field with 1-2 years of career-related experience. Excellent organizational skills and customer service skills with youth, parents, staff, and the community at large are a must. Knowledge and experience in methods and techniques of planning, developing and managing recreation programs is required. The candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public. Ability to teach recreation classes is a plus. Basic computing proficiencies are also required. Innovative program designs with accompanying marketing strategies are also desired.
The Recreation Supervisor must be CPR/AED and First Aid certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. Possession of a valid Class D state-issued driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record required.
Benefits: Full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage along with PDRMA’s P.A.T.H. monetary opportunities. Other benefits include paid time off through vacation, sick days, personal day, and 11 holidays annually.
Interested candidates are asked to send a current resume and cover letter to Matt Russian, 7425 S Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Athletics, the Athletics Supervisor will be responsible for the planning and general administration of various athletics programs including recreational and travel soccer, Cyclones Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Running Club. This position will also coordinate and oversee the Turkey Trot Run and assist with summer sports camps. Responsibilities include staffing, to include volunteer coaches, scheduling, customer service, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, and safety of all assigned program areas, tournaments, and other services to promote athletics to members and the community. Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure (or equivalent), public relations/marketing, staff training, performance management, program instruction, inventory tracking and purchasing, and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.
Hours: Generally, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, with some evenings and weekends Location: Spring Ave. Recreation Center, 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING The ideal candidate will be passionate about athletics and the field of recreation with a self-motivated, resourceful, ambitious, and energetic personality. Interest and experience in developing and expanding programming in various areas to fill gaps and create niches. Youth athletic programming experience is required, especially soccer. Adult athletic programming and race management experience is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, or a related field is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience. At least three years of supervisory experience is preferred. Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation is a plus. Experience and understanding of facility scheduling, volunteer management, athletics administration, customer service, budgeting, personnel procedures, and safety are required. Excellent customer service skills with strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Recreation Software experience is preferred, ActiveNet knowledge is a plus. Possess attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to shift priorities and multi-task. Capacity to work independently and as part of a team is essential. Must have CPR/First Aid training or receive within 3 months of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation. Available for flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends.
The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics, and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District has 29 parks that are meticulously maintained for the community’s use in both unstructured recreation and programmed events. The Park District operates one outdoor aquatic facility, two recreation centers, three athletic field complexes, 23 playgrounds, two lakes, the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf Course, Maryknoll Splash Pad, and the recently renovated Lake Ellyn Boathouse. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities, and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!
BENEFITS WE OFFER:
• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO option
• Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday & Floating Holidays) & Paid Emergency Leave • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Optional Voluntary Life Insurance Plans
• Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IL Municipal Retirement Fund) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Free Fitness Membership & Wellness Program • Employee Assistance Program • Professional Membership and Continuing Education • Tuition Reimbursement
To apply please go to: https://www.applitrack.com/gepark/onlineapp/ Please complete an employment application online and include a resume and cover letter. Thank you.
We look forward to you joining our team of professionals. We currently maintain 51 parks and 42 playgrounds. We offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; free memberships for yourself and family to Lifestyle Fitness Center and Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park and so much more. Make an impact in the Bolingbrook Community!
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Parks Maintenance Manager perform maintenance, repairs, and construction tasks to maintain and improve the appearance and quality of the park system. Supervise a crew of full-time, part time and seasonal employees as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING • High school diploma or equivalent. Post high school education in landscape or related field preferred • Minimum five years of experience in park maintenance, landscape design, construction maintenance or a related field • Valid driver's license • Must maintain a pesticide operator’s license • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for 25 yards • Bilingual, English and Spanish speaking individuals are highly desirable and preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES • A reasonable mechanical aptitude and interest in machinery and equipment used to maintain parks. • Ability to comprehend blueprint details and specifications. • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. • Ability to articulate well in both written and verbal form. • Ability to schedule projects and coordinate trades and vendors to complete projects on time. • Knowledge & experience in operating heavy construction equipment i.e. backhoe, front-end loader, jackhammer, etc. • Basic knowledge of people management and labor laws in order to supervise workers. • Attention to detail problem solving expertise must be frequently demonstrated. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs and comprehension of Buildings and Grounds maintenance software. • CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) preferred or pass within 6 months of hire date • Ability to work in all weather conditions • Ability to work independently or with a crew
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Duties • Supervise full-time, part-time and seasonal workers as assigned by the Parks Maintenance Manager. • Install, construct, repair and paint fences, backstops, picnic tables, benches and play equipment. • Drag, line, and prepare athletic fields and courts. • Perform general outdoor building maintenance such as repairing roofs, doors, windows, cleaning, minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting. • Perform turf care including mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, aerating, topdressing, seeding, pesticide applications, irrigation and rolling. • Complete and submit daily and weekly reports as directed. • Manage a crew of 3-7 workers as assigned by the Parks Maintenance Manager. • Remove snow from walks, drives and lots and trails. • Assist in training co-workers in the safe operations of equipment. • Maintain and repair playgrounds and park structures. • Abide by the Bolingbrook Park District dress code for your area • Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program. * Work as a Team Player with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments.
Marginal Duties • Build and maintain outdoor ice rinks. • Remove all garbage, paper, leaves, refuse material, etc., from parks. • Conduct park inspections. • Assist with prescribed burns • Conduct vehicle and equipment inspections • Welding, brazing and cutting with a torch. • Maintain a clean and safe working environment. • Provide a program of continuous in-service training for staff. • Attend staff and in-service training meetings as required. • Perform other associated duties as assigned by supervisor.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Walking: while mowing, pruning and trimming; while inspecting parks Climbing: to climb ladder to prune trees and repair shelters Talking/Hearing: to communicate with staff and public Sitting: to drive a vehicle and/or riding mower Reaching: to retrieve tools, to repair playground equipment Pulling: to prepare athletic fields Pushing: while mowing, trimming and pruning; to plant trees and shrubs, to remove snow Stooping/Crouching: to remove garbage Lifting: to remove garbage, to put away supplies Seeing: to obtain information from written material, to drive a vehicle
COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS Must have the ability to read, write and organize materials. Proficient in construction, landscape and architectural terminology. Ability to plan, direct and supervise staff. Ability to drive a vehicle, construction equipment or powered lawn equipment. Must be able to relate to other people in a professional manner. Must exhibit good safety awareness and judgment.
FLSA Full Time, Hourly, Non- Exempt
HOURS Generally 6:30am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, however weekend work and extended work days are often required due to the nature of this position. Required to work special events as assigned.
SUMMARY: The Recreation Manager is responsible for managing all adult and senior programs, along with the Park District’s non-fitness related special events. The Recreation Manager is also responsible for directly supervising all staff required to maintain these programs.
SUPERVISORY: The Recreation Manager reports directly to the Superintendent of Recreation.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Prepare board reports, and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings. • Communicate with the Superintendent of Recreation regularly on Park District matters. • Plan and prepare performance appraisals. • Recruit and select the employment of Park District personnel. • Develop, coordinate, and evaluate new and existing programs. • Manage all recreation programs assigned to this position. • Oversee the purchase of program supplies. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Develop and submit seasonal brochure and Pioneer Post copy to the Superintendent of Recreation. • Prepare payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director or Superintendent of Recreation. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, training and coaching your staff, promptly investigating and reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Work with the Marketing and Communications Administrator to effectively market all recreational areas of responsibility. • Work with Recreation Manager - Athletics to schedule the required fields and the appropriate set up for events and programs. • Work with Superintendent of Recreation to schedule the required gymnasiums and the appropriate set up for events and programs. • Assist in maintaining fiscal control of Recreation Department budget in areas of adult, senior, contracted programs and special events. • Plan, manage and lead all non-fitness related Park District Special Events. Participate in other Special Events as assigned. • Manage the day-to-day operations and staffing of senior trips, Travel Club, assigned special events, and all in-house and contracted non-athletic senior and adult contracted programs. • Program and administer all senior trips. Directly schedule and manage trip itineraries. Serve as escort on all trips. • Plan and facilitate at least two multi-day senior trips per year, including pre-trip planning, site supervision, and evaluation. • Program and administer senior luncheons. • Focus on welcoming diversity, encouraging inclusion and creating equity for all.
HOURS: The Recreation Manager - Adult is a Full-Time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Scheduled hours vary and are determined based on program needs. This position may require night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Recreation programming. Basic knowledge of Microsoft operating systems, and experience with Active Network software is preferred. A valid Illinois Driver's License is required. CPRP or ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by taking the CPRP exam. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct staff meetings as necessary. • Represent the Park District at various public functions. • Assist the registration desk with registration and customer service. • Substitute for any staff reporting to this position if they are unable to perform their work. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations, and community groups.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • 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, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.
The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For questions please email Mike Contreras at email@example.com.
Interested applicants are asked to send a current resume and cover letter to Mike Contreras, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org