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 $12.00/hr

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Schedule: Schedule varies - 40 hours per week

Position start date: 05/23/2022 (flexible)

Interviews to begin January 2022

Overview: Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation intern is an eight (8) to twelve (12) week position responsible for assisting Program Managers in planning, organizing, and supervising programs, activities and events. Major duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the supervision and management of programs, events, facilities, and staff, administrative duties, and customer service functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Assist with the development, planning, organization, and management of assigned programs, facilities, and special events subject to the needs and interests of the community, and in support of the District’s mission, vision and core values. Evaluate programs, facilities, and special events, and formulate recommendations to improve services. Establish, support, and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations. Participate in budget control by tracking and monitoring financial activities; prioritizing activities within general work plan. Inspect, inventory, and initiate requests for repairs on program and facility equipment and supplies. Prepare, maintain, and submit reports regarding programs, equipment, facilities, and customer trends. Ensure compliance with program outcomes and develop specific goals and objectives related to improvement of programs and special events. Assist in the design and development of marketing materials and distribute appropriately. Work with Program Managers to gain experience in the following program areas: Active Seniors, Aquatics, Arts, Environmental, Fitness & Wellness, Special Events, Sports, Youth, Teen & Family. Work with multiple departments within the park district to gain experience in overall organization operations. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. Communicate effectively with customers and staff regarding safety, questions and concerns. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Participate in the creation, implementation and evaluation of sound risk management policies and procedures. Report all accidents and incidents in a timely manner. Conduct timely accident investigations, complete accurate and timely accident and incident reports. Work collaboratively with the HR Department on claims. Assist with the development of annual program, facility, and event budgets and year-end projections. Comply with District financial policies. Assist with the development of job postings and the screening of applicants, interviews, and the selection of staff. Assist with staff orientation and training for new hires and rehires. Assist with the completion of performance appraisals for part-time staff. Schedule staff to ensure an adequate level of coverage for assigned program areas. Assist with the completion of independent contractor agreements, and uphold terms of the agreements with contractual vendors. Ensure confidential use of customer information, including credit card transactions and household accounts.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Respond to all customer comments and inquiries in a timely fashion. Work closely with the District’s Volunteer Manager to develop, plan, organize and implement program initiatives through the use of volunteers. Record and communicate any difficult situations to Program Manager immediately. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophy of community recreational programming. Skill in the operation and maintenance of recreational programs and equipment. Demonstrate exceptional customer service and leadership skills. Demonstrate excellent communication skills (i.e., professional ability to attend to customer needs). Demonstrate good judgment, initiative, flexibility and creativity. Capacity to multitask. Demonstrate problem-solving skills. General knowledge of Windows-based software. Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general supervision from supervisor.

Education and Experience: Educational experience in Recreation and Park Administration, Leisure Studies or related field is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR & First Aid certification within six (6) weeks of date of hire. Valid driver’s license.

Special Considerations: Must be at least 18 years old. Subject to modified/flexible work schedule, including weekend and evening hours. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Frequent manipulation of assigned office equipment. Continuous exposure to computer screens. Sustained posture in a seated or standing position for prolonged periods of time. Ability to occasionally lift, carry and move medium weight (30lbs.) objects and use a team lift or lifting equipment for heavier objects Ability to move from site to site. Occasional exposure to loud noise. Manual dexterity to manipulate recreation program equipment.

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 Naperville Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $38,000-$42,000

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Recreation Specialist Area of Concentration: Adapted Sports & Fitness At LWSRA, we believe in a community without limits. Formed in 1976 we have always set out to provide recreation and leisure programming offering programs for individuals with both physical and cognitive disabilities. We currently serve 7 surrounding park districts and do accept non-residents in our programs. We serve approximately 400 individuals throughout the year and are excited to keep growing.

ABOUT THE JOB Members of Team LWSRA are always striving for quality programs. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the coordination and implementation of safe, high-quality recreation services for individuals with disabilities of all ages.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Coordinate, plan, organize and implement all aspects of LWSRA Adaptive Sports and Fitness programs, as well as any programs or events assigned by a supervisor. • Ensure that all Program Leaders, Program Aides and Volunteers have the information, training and tools necessary to carry out designated programs and events. • Lead and implement programs and events as needed, or act as a substitute coach or leader as needed in the event of an absence. • With proper training and orientation provided by LWSRA and positive results of a driver abstract, required to drive designated LWSRA vehicles. • Visit program sites often to ensure safe and effective programs, communicate with parents, and participants. • Prepare, as needed, behavior and disciplinary reports. • Plan, organize and implement programs and events, while staying within the confines of the LWSRA budget. • Respond to inquiries about Adaptive Sports or assigned programs and events and anticipate future program offerings. • Meet scheduling deadlines set by the Executive Director and Superintendent in a timely manner. • Work closely with the Fundraising Coordinator to create and implement fundraisers for all athletic, fitness and assigned programs, events and tournaments. • Assist Public Relations Coordinator with press releases for LWSRA Adaptive Sports or assigned programs and events. • Attend LWSRA community, foundation, and special events as assigned by the Director or Superintendent of Recreation. • Maintain LWSRA equipment to ensure quality. To include uniforms, sporting equipment, etc.

ABOUT YOU • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, recreation administration, special education, adaptive physical education, or a related field. • Ability to sit for the NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) or comparable certification within six (6) months of employment. • Demonstrable knowledge of disabilities and the recreational needs of persons with disabilities without exclusion. • Knowledge and/or training in the area of therapeutic recreation, recreation, special education, adaptive physical education or a related field.

SCHEDULING & PAY This is a full-time, year-round position that requires evening and weekend work. Salary is $38,000 to $42,000 a year, dependent on qualifications.

BENEFITS WE OFFER LWSRA offers a generous benefit package which includes: medical, dental coverage, vision reimbursement, life insurance, and paid time off.

LWSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Melissa Jensen
8153203505
mjensen@lwsra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 + based on experiences

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The Recreation Supervisor performs on a permanent, full-time basis. Generally, the workplace is moderate to fast-paced. Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing a variety of events, programs and leagues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include, but are not limited to:

-Develops, organizes, promotes, coordinates, oversees and evaluates a variety of Park District special events, athletic leagues, tournaments, youth, teen and senior programs, etc., and assists with other recreational programming when needed. -Maintains awareness of current trends, fads and interests for the continual enhancement and diversity of event scheduling while promoting participation of all ages and all areas of interest. -Acts as the Park District liaison with the Village, Fire Dept., Police Dept., ESDA, School District, Chamber of Commerce, organizations, etc., when scheduling events for the district.
-Develops and maintains a network of business and organizational contacts to facilitate event planning and development. -Prepares detailed fiscal year program/event budget for review by Supt. of Recreation. -Meets with the Executive Director in the initial planning stages to review proposed event details (dates, staffing, budget, sponsorships, etc.). -Evaluates all expenditures to ensure expenses are within the budgeted amount(s). -Assembles informational materials and sets donor levels for solicitation of sponsorships/ contributions for events. -Helps obtains sponsorships and donations for events and programs and ensures appropriate and agreed-upon recognition for sponsors.
-Seeks out grants and creates fund-raisers (fun runs, tournaments, etc.) for the support of special events and/or park improvements, when appropriate. -Develops and maintains accurate budget details on a program or event basis by providing ongoing reports on earned revenues and expenses to ensure cost-effective programs. -Provides content (written copy) of applicable events/programs in a timely manner to the Supt. of Recreation for insertion in the seasonal District brochure and website.
-Negotiates with vendors and/or service providers for a variety of services and/or materials related to special event planning, and monitors these services to ensure that contract terms are satisfied.
-Obtains Certificates of Insurance and/or Hold Harmless Agreements and other pertinent documentation from vendors, service providers, entertainers, etc., when applicable and provides same to the Safety Coordinator prior to any on-site services. -Works in harmony with the Safety Coordinator to enforce safety guidelines, confronting and correcting all unsafe behavior and conditions associated with special events. -Works to ensure all food vendors comply with the Will County Health Standards.
-Provides the Marketing Coordinator with timely information for press releases, and public service announcements for radio, local cable and television. -Assists the Marketing Coordinator with the development, design and distribution of event advertising including the preparation of mailings, posters, flyers, newsletters, e-mails, brochures and other promotional material, including the scheduling of photo coverage of special events. -Maintains continuous communication with the Customer Service/Recreation Support Staff, ensuring the front desk is fully informed of program details and requirements (ages, deadlines, minimum/maximum participant numbers, required waivers of liability, cancellations, non-resident fees, etc.). Assist registrar with registration when needed. -Obtains event volunteers, create job assignments and assist with their on-site direction and guidance. -Attends and provides hands-on assistance for all events. Provides on-site event coordination that includes problem solving, decision making, and interaction with staff, vendors, sponsors and participants to ensure details are covered and event goes as planned. -Creates, plans, oversees, evaluates assigned programs, events and leagues including but not limited to: preschool, day camp, senior programs, basketball league, soccer leagues, etc. -Maintains accurate records and files (vendors, contracts, insurance, revenue, expenses, staffing, volunteers, supplies, and equipment). -Attends IPRA/IAPD annual conference, and other related workshops/seminars. -Works in support of the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director and the policies of the Mokena Community Park District. -Performs other duties as directed or delegated by the Executive Director or Supt. of Recreation -Works to ensure a safe environment for staff, program participants, and the general public within the established Loss Control Program.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

-Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Initiative and independent work habits are a must. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. -Individual should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation management, Sport management, or equivalent combination of training and experience. CPR/AED/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain within 60 days of employment. -A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Individual must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Travel to workshops, seminars and conferences throughout the state as required. Ability to work in both a hands-on, flexible team environment as well as independently. Some activities and events are performed outdoors and are subject to weather conditions. May be required to work during various weather conditions and temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Must have the ability to deal with deadlines, budgetary restraints, and people under occasionally stressful situations.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to handle and feel objects and equipment; reach with hands and arms; lift up to 30 lbs.; and talk and hear.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS

Must be able to exhibit exceptional organizational and time management skills and work in a team environment. Must possess excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills (verbal and written). Must be highly attentive to detail, creative, imaginative and innovative. Must have ability to manage a wide range of tasks efficiently where deadlines are crucial, and prioritize tasks appropriately and possess strong computer proficiency. Must have a strong sense of accountability and follow-through. Must be able to exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment, and work within the guidelines and policies set forth by the Board of Commissioners.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume and Professional References to Kara Jelderks via email; kjelderks@mokenapark.com.

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 Mokena Community Park District

 Contact

Kara Jelderks
708-390-2409
kjelderks@mokenapark.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $63,360.00

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Over View: The Park District of Oak Park is hiring a Full-Time Manager of stategy & Inovation. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a salary of $63,360.00 + based on qualifications. In addition, we offer medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, IMRF, vacation, sick time, personal days, holidays and a live well reimbursement program.

Job Purpose: The Manager of Strategy and Innovation is responsible for oversight of the Park District’s strategic plans and initiatives through the use of performance management and other tools that enhance the agency’s ability to perform at a high level of efficiency as well as to serve as the catalyst of innovation for the agency to create an organization of excellence.

To apply please click link below or visit https://www.pdop.org/

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=44938&clientkey=41D8300184906117978771C10E755DC6

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 Park District of Oak Park

 Contact

Desiree Hines
7087252161
desiree.hines@pdop.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.00+ depending on qualifications

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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

If interested please contact Anne Popek, Superintendent of Recreation Email Anne@Butterfieldpd.com

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 Butterfield Park District

 Contact

Anne Popek
6308582229
anne@butterfieldpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled