The Prospect Heights Park District is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our supportive team and serve our community. This position will provide the ideal candidate with opportunities to develop new and improved program ideas, support to grow their professional experience, and maintain a healthy work-life balance to be their best at work and home.
The Prospect Heights Park District serves over 15,000 residents mostly from the City of Prospect Heights, a small portion of the Villages of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, and Wheeling. The agency’s operating budget is over $5 million which includes the Gary Morava Recreation Center with gymnasium & fitness room, in addition to an outdoor swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, banquet facility, 4-mile bike path, 14 park sites and over 71 acres of land. The agency employs 20 full-time, 25 part-time and about 134 seasonal employees.
The Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics, Athletics & Fitness is primarily responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, scheduling, and safety within assigned program areas. Additionally, this position will serve as the Safety Coordinator for the district, working in conjunction with Human Resources and other department personnel. This is an at-will, full-time exempt employee working a minimum of 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, including evening and weekend hours dictated by program needs.
The benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision and life insurance (basic and voluntary); IMRF pension plan; short and long-term disability; 457(b) deferred compensation plan; AFLAC; wellness programs and incentives; paid holidays and time off; paid professional certifications, paid professional development opportunities and memberships; facility and program usage.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, Health or Physical Education, or a related field, plus at least three years of experience in a leadership or supervisory position, preferably in the field of parks and recreation
Valid Illinois driver’s license
Lifeguard Instructor certification or obtained within 45 days of hire date
CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification or obtained within 45 days of hire date
Proficient Microsoft Office skills
Capacity to utilize effective time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification or obtained within 1 year of hire date
Software Knowledge: RecTrac, Meet Manager, Paycor, and/or WordPress
Responsible for delivering and evaluating current programs/events or developing and delivering new or updated programs/events in the areas of Aquatics, Athletics and Fitness to meet the needs of the community
Serve as District’s Safety Coordinator responsible for creating and coordinating all safety activities with HR Coordinator and various departments
Recruit, interview, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers to deliver high-quality programs/events to all participants
Evaluate programs/events through observation, past/current attendance records, and participant feedback to make decisions about the continued viability of the programs/events
Attend continuing education opportunities on new issues and trends within the parks and recreation field to ensure our programs/events are constantly evolving and maintaining relevance
Prepare annual program budgets and goals; monitor and track financial activities and goals
A complete job description is available at phparks.org/employment/.
We are seeking a motivated individual that strives for excellence; prepared to evaluate and improve program offerings; promotes a culture of teamwork; possesses strong organizational and communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations.
APPLY FOR POSITION
Please visit phparks.org/employment/ to apply for this position by February 12, 2023.
Questions should be directed to Ray Doerner, Superintendent of Recreation, at 847.666.4862 or email@example.com.
Incorporated in 1955 and encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides outstanding recreational programs, events, parks, facilities and services. With seven primary facilities and 27 neighborhood parks, the Park District is an integral part of a thriving multi-generational community. District open space includes two outdoor pools, biking and walking paths, a dog park and sizable space for outdoor athletic programming. The District covers over 11 square miles and serves a region of over a quarter million residents in Mount Prospect and surrounding communities.
Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at: https://www.applitrack.com/mppd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration
Or, you can visit us at www.mppd.org – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Administration/Accounts Payable Assistant job posting.
We are seeking a Part-Time/IMRF Accounts Payable Assistant to join the Administration team! This position will be responsible for the preparation and execution of the Mt. Prospect Park District’s accounts payable (A/P) process, to include organizing A/P for timely payment, processing purchase orders and check requests and utilizing the District’s financial software. The Accounts Payable Assistant will also provide support to the Director of Administration on other projects and responsibilities. This exciting position offers a flexible work schedule, averaging approximately 21-28 hours per week, though hours must typically fall between 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday) and be able to meet necessary weekly deadlines/Park District needs.
Applicants should have at least a High School diploma or the equivalent and two or more years-experience in accounts payable functions. Park District or local government A/P experience preferred. This position is a Part-Time, IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund eligible) position, with a starting pay rate of $18-$22 per hour. Final rate DOQ. Benefits for PT/IMRF positions include holiday and vacation pay, vision discount plan (VSP), and eligibility to contribute to a 457 defined contribution plan.
Under the direction of the Director of Administration, the Accounts Payable Assistant will be responsible for the preparation and execution of the Mt. Prospect Park District’s accounts payable (A/P) process. Will organize A/P for timely payment, process purchase orders and check requests and utilize the District’s financial software. This is a Part-Time IMRF position. Flexible schedule is possible but must be between the hours of 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday). Scheduled hours must be approved in advance and be able to meet the necessary weekly deadlines and all other Park District needs.
Receive, process and route Park District invoices and bills to the appropriate staff for coding and approval. Verify proper coding and signatures upon return. Assist with the Director of Administration with ensuring all purchases are made in accordance with the Park District’s approved Purchasing Policy.
Maintain a list of open Purchase Orders and match with corresponding invoices.
Enter approved invoices into the Park District’s accounting system, charging appropriate accounts. Print and distribute weekly A/P checks including mailing to vendors and filing paid invoices.
Maintain vendor files, both electronic and paper, entering new vendors as needed. Request W-9 forms as necessary. Communicate with vendors and employees to resolve billing and/or payment issues.
Review and enter monthly P-Card purchase detail, verifying receipts and ensuring proper procedure.
Assist with annual audit, as requested.
Assist with P-Card payment processing for approved Park District utility bills.
Generate monthly A/P reports for the Board Packet, as requested. Print and distribute vendor history reports as requested.
Assist with additional projects and responsibilities of the Administration Division as requested including payroll, deposits, refund processing and data entry support.
All other duties as assigned by the Director of Administration and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.
Must have a High School diploma or the equivalent and two or more years-experience in accounts payable functions. Park District or local government A/P experience preferred.
Working knowledge of Park District operations and familiarity with accounting and financial systems preferred.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and meet scheduled deadlines. Must possess excellent time management skills in order to be successful.
Must have a solid working knowledge of MS Office and databases, and possess excellent typing and word processing skills. Experience with Google Workspace applications and payroll systems a plus.
This position requires strong attention-to-detail, accurate data entry and the ability to establish priorities, plan and multi-task under time constraints.
Must possess knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment.
Must possess knowledge of business math and English.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to organize, prepare and present information.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. Ability to produce accurate work on a timely basis and to perform required duties with initiative, good judgment, accuracy, tact and courtesy.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work and in emergency situations if needed.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
This position will require repetitive hand/arm movements such as when working on a computer keyboard, calculator, etc. There will be some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off the floor and high shelves.
Must be able to lift 20+ pounds for supplies and other items.
The general work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting.
This position may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas. Additionally, there may be infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies.
Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours could be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed regular hours at times but will not exceed 1500 hours per year.
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.
The Mt. Prospect Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
The City of West Chicago is actively seeking to find a Water Treatment Plant Operator to help deliver an essential service to the community. Applicants with basic water chemistry and basic facilities experience with some mechanical system aptitude (or desire to learn) are encouraged to apply! The City will assist the best qualified applicant with completing certifications and licenses if not attained at time of hire.
This position monitors daily operation of equipment & processes of 9.0 MGD lime softening Water Treatment Plant. The Plant operates as a 24/7 operation with three (3) shifts on four (4) or five (5) consecutive days. Required qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, two (2) years of experience in a similar water treatment environment and/or equivalent training/education in an academic setting; Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Class C Water Supply Operator’s Certification License is preferred or possession of a Class C Operator in Training Certification with the ability to obtain Class C Water Supply Operator license within six months of date of hire; a valid Illinois driver's license.
The starting salary for this position is $64,486 and the range currently maxes out at $86,664.00. This career opportunity comes with full benefits and IMRF participation.
A detailed job description is available at: https://westchicago.org/news/water-plant-operator/
Applications are available at: https://westchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WC-Employment-Application-11-11-2022.pdf
Please return completed applications via email to SDumanovic@westchicago.org.
Position open until filled.
To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at www.napervilleparks.org/employment. Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.
Schedule: Part Time-Year Round
Flexible schedule; Approximately 15-20 hrs. per week. Some nights and weekends required. Ability to work from home
Benefits: Referral Bonus, facility discounts
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Soccer Coordinator position is responsible for overseeing various activities regarding the soccer program. Major duties include the formation of teams, recruitment of volunteer coaches and creation of game schedules. This position performs a variety of administrative and customer service functions relating to the respective programs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the creation and management of soccer teams including canceling, combining and expanding teams from waitlists, soliciting coaches for each team and determining practice locations. Reschedule and reserve fields for cancelled games as needed. Attend coaches’ meetings, distribute equipment and review district policies and procedures. Process and maintain employment and volunteer paperwork. Attend games at different locations on Saturdays during the season as needed. Maintain inventory of equipment (i.e., order, distribute, collect, inventory). Update and distribute league rules regarding the officiating of the league’s games. Manage waitlists using Active Net registration software. Maintain database of volunteers (i.e., Excel). Communicate with referees, parents, participants and applicants on a regular basis, face to face and in writing. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Create, proof and distribute schedules using Quickscores and hand scheduling. Assist in pre-game evaluation of field conditions during the week and on Saturday mornings. Assist with the priority registration process. Assist with the recruitment of soccer referees. Assist in determining field needs for internal and external user groups.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate excellent communication skills (i.e., professional ability to attend to customer needs). Ability to address complaints and resolve concerns as needed. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (e.g., Word, Excel, ) Knowledge of Active Net and Quickscores preferred
Education and Experience:
Valid driver’s license. Some soccer knowledge preferred.
Must be at least 18 years old. Ability to travel between locations. Subject to modified/flexible work schedule during high volume work periods. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Occasionally lift, carry and/or move object(s) weighing < than 30 lbs. Lifting assistance is required when lifting ≥ 30 lbs.
Please read all qualifications and steps to complete the application process before proceeding.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:
Ability to administer all functions of the Park District as required by the Board.
Graduation from a college or university with a degree in park and recreation administration, business, park management or related field.
At least seven years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in the field of parks and recreation. Preference given to municipal parks and recreation.
There is a Bolingbrook residency requirement.
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred.
Valid driver's license.
A thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and park management and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others.
The Executive Director should have a sound administrative base and theory of management.
Attention to detail, problem-solving expertise, and the ability to articulate well in both verbal and written form are all-important qualities, which must be demonstrated frequently.
Possess working knowledge of park district laws and legislation, finances, and personnel administration.
Must demonstrate an ability to plan long range, facilitate and manage change and foster innovation.
Possess working knowledge of computer programs.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS :
All applicant packets must be completed and submitted by Monday, February 13, 2023 and must contain the information below in order to meet Board consideration. Each numbered item below needs to be no more than one page and must be uploaded on the job website. The applicant is subject to a criminal background check. A written waiver to allow a criminal background check will be requested from the applicant.
Type written responses to the following management questions. Please limit your response one page per question.
a. Describe your management style.
b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation.
c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today?
d. Describe your hands-on financial knowledge and experience.
Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of diploma is acceptable.
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