Glenview Park District at a glance The Glenview Park District (population 58,000+) is one of the premier park districts in Illinois. Located 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Glenview Park District employs 110 full-time employees plus over 1,000 seasonal and part-time employees. The Park District has a $27 million operating budget plus a current capital budget of $5 million and debt service budget of approximately $4 million. The District enjoys a AAA bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services. The Glenview Park District has 26 parks encompassing over 850 acres of parkland.
Numerous recreational facilities include a 170,000 square foot community center which features an indoor pool, full-service fitness facility, gymnasiums, senior center, preschool, dance and arts studios, banquet facilities, and several multipurpose rooms. The district has two outdoor pool complexes, a completely renovated indoor ice-skating complex, one 18-hole golf course with full-service restaurant/banquet facilities, a 9-hole golf course with paddle tennis courts, and indoor tennis facility. The district also features three museums including Full Air Station Prairie nature preserve, The Grove outdoor history and nature museum, and Historic Wagner Farm living history dairy farm. The district has several outdoor amenities including field houses, outdoor tennis/pickleball courts, a disc golf course, dog park, inline skating park, splash pads, athletic fields and more.
Position overview The District is seeking a highly qualified professional who provides dynamic leadership for the overall department of Brand Strategy and Community Engagement. This Director is responsible for establishing collaborative relationships in the development, execution and coordination of marketing and communication initiatives, policies and procedures that support the unique marketing needs of each business unit while operating under the overall Park District umbrella. This position is also responsible for website design and content, social media, email marketing, direct mail marketing, seasonal brochure development, public relations, advertising, signage display, and the District’s sponsorship program and working with local jurisdictions in the promotion and support of community-wide events. Additionally, this position is the liaison for the press and, at times, the District spokesperson and therefore building relationships with local agencies and availability is key. This Director reports directly to the Executive Director, is accountable for an annual budget of approximately $650,000 plus indirectly responsible for an equal amount for the marketing budget at the facility level. This Director has supervisory responsibility for three (3) full-time staff, in addition to marketing interns and consultants. This position also oversees the Partnership Manager position which is currently vacant. This Director will work closely with Division Superintendents, program and facility directors and managers as well as interacting with seven elected Board members. The successful candidate will also be expected to continuously demonstrate the interpersonal skills and judgment to create trust, deliver results, mentor staff and influence a positive culture throughout the District. There have been many challenges facing the district due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Director will assist the District transition to recovery mode of operations and promote a high level of employee engagement, satisfaction and team building.
The District seeks an individual with:
• A proven track record in the development, delivery and coordination of marketing, communications and brand strategies for a complex multi-faceted organization.
• Excellent leadership qualities, strong communications skills and the ability to work in partnership with all areas of the district.
• Exceptional project management skills, knowledge of data analytics multi-tasking abilities are essential.
• The successful candidate must possess a minimum bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, business, or other related field required. • Experience: At least 5 years’ related progressive supervisory, marketing, sponsorship and public relations experience. • Certifications / Memberships: Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. • Licenses: Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
Starting Salary range: $80,000 to $95,000 DOQ) plus excellent benefits, negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience.
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POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for the staff and daily operations of aquatics (Splash Cove), tumbling, childcare, early childhood programs, youth/high school volleyball, volleyball private lessons and special events
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the DISC Manager and administers, supervises, teaches and trains staff for recreational programs designed for children of all ages. Hires, trains, supervises staff for aquatic facility. Supervises the Volleyball Club director and assists when needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
• Hires, trains, and supervises part-time staff, including approximately 120 aquatics staff (lifeguards, aquatic attendants, managers, swim instructors, security, guest relations, and concession staff), child care, tumbling instructors, volleyball and early childhood programs. • Operates the Splash Cove concession stand • Administer and supervise year-round volleyball programs, aquatics operations, and early childhood programs. • Promote aquatic programs, tumbling, volleyball and early childhood programs including child care. • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and reports for aquatics, youth volleyball and child care/early childhood. • Assists in long range schedule of capital development projects and administers expenditures of the budget and capital development funds for the aquatic facilities. • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures. • Evaluates the appropriateness of existing fees and services and recommends modifications to the Director of Finance, Director of Recreation and Facilities, and the DISC Manager. • Conducts staff meetings with part time employees. • Takes reservations for the aquatic facility for use of daily and private rentals • Sets up and finds instructors for private volleyball lessons • Attends Ellis and Associate meetings and stays up to date on new materials and meets all deadlines. • Follows Ellis and Associates training program and trains all lifeguards • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions may be essential
MARGINAL JOB DUTIES • Speaks before local clubs and groups • Acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, community groups and industry affiliate organizations • Maintains affiliation with appropriate industry professional organizations to keep informed of trends and influences potentially impacting the recreation field • Maintains required records of programs • Provides training to staff • Maintains required departmental records • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education • Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of the Decatur Park District • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the DISC Manager. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft Office • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university; or one to two related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience. • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred • Ellis & Associates Certified Lifeguard and Instructor or able to obtain
HOURS • Minimum 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the DISC Manager • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists • Evening and weekend hours and being on call is required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Sitting – constantly Walking – frequently Strength – medium (0-50 lbs.) Climbing – occasionally Balancing – occasionally Stooping – occasionally Kneeling – occasionally Crouching – Occasionally Crawling – Occasionally Reaching – frequently Handling – frequently Fingering – frequently Feeling – frequently
• General work area varies. Some days you may be indoors and others you may be outdoors.
• Exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities at locations away from the office, including extreme heat and extreme cold.
• Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas
• Frequent exposure to cleaning materials
• Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty:
• Microshield • Latex gloves • Seal Easy (depending on job) • Ear plugs (depending on job) • Safety glasses (depending on job)
Decatur Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Park District and is responsible for the implementation of District policies and the overall management of the District’s park and recreation system. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Commissioners, and provides the highest level of executive leadership and comprehensive administration to the Broadview Park District. The primary function of the Executive Director is to carry out the District’s statutory responsibilities and to enact and follow the policies adopted by the District’s Board of Commissioners. S/he shall be the administrative head of all department heads and divisions of the District, in regard to recreation programming, personnel management, facility development, and business management.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES Other job-related duties as assigned by the Board
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to drive to required meetings, workshops and District facilities.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to perform responsibilities indoors and outdoors. 2. Ability to perform his/her duties in various lighting, temperature and weather conditions
COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS 1. Ability to follow direction given by the Board and complete responsibilities as described. 2. Good analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and overall good judgment in completing responsibilities.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS 1. Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance. 2. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning. 3. Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques. 4. Skill in oral and written communications 5. Computer fluency and working knowledge of basic accounting software. 6. Ability to work with minimum supervision. 7. Ability to perform duties with substantial initiative and creativity. 8. Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact and courtesy. 9. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the public, media, the Board and District staff. 10. Skill to evaluate the District’s programs and operation. 11. Ability to get others to accomplish tasks, move in a certain direction or influence their direction of thought. 12. Commitment to and passion for parks and recreation. 13. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours. 14. Possession of valid Illinois driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record. 15. Submit to and successfully pass a criminal background check.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, business management, public or business administration, parks and recreation administration, or a closely related field of study is required. The Director must have at least three years of related experience in an upper-level management/administrative position, preferably in the field of parks and recreation. The Director must have certification status as a Parks and Recreation Professional in accordance with the standards of the IAPD/IPRA and NRPA (or obtain such certification within one year of commencing employment with the District) and maintain such certification throughout employment with the District.
SALARY Negotiable with the Board of Commissioners based on qualifications and experience.