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 $35,000 - $42,000

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Job Title: Recreation Program Manager Function: Supervisory Supervisor: Director of Program Services Employee Status: Full Time Non-Union FLSA Category: Exempt-Administrative Supervises: Seasonal Part Time Staff

Job Description: The Recreation Program Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and evaluation of Park District sports programs, leagues and other programs. This includes the supervision of all assigned personnel. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Program Services.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: • College degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in recreation management, or related field are preferred. • Experience in a supervisory capacity in the following (or related) fields is preferred: o Supervisory skills o Communication skills o Public recreation programming • Thorough knowledge of sports and league management. • Ability to effectively recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate recreation program staff which may include referees, program instructors, coaches and other support staff. • Ability to participate in the program services management team. • Work effectively with the general public, cooperating agencies and Park District employees. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to maintain safe and well-organized programs. • Ability to organize and coordinate several programs simultaneously. • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. • Coordinate with appropriate department heads on physical arrangements and logistics necessary for programs and events conducted at Park District facilities. • Creative ability to plan, organize and conduct innovative recreation programs based on community needs and interest. • Knowledge and ability to use computer systems and software including Microsoft Office products. • Ability to project a positive, consistent Park District image. • Ability to compile information, prepare reports and correspondence. • Communicate with Director of Program Services on issues related to the Recreation program management. This includes programming, public relations, budgets and hiring and supervising part-time staff. • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Work Activities: (Illustrative Only)

Recreation: • Plans various sports and athletic programs, including the comprehensive schedules for these programs. • Oversees and evaluates registration policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements. • Supervises and coordinates athletic programs, tournaments, recreation programs and events. • Assists with the planning of Park District sponsored tournaments and sports related events. • Conducts hiring, supervising and training of part-time employees to provide quality recreation programming in a safe atmosphere for both participants and staff. • Innovate and develop new recreation programs in a variety of categories based on both community and Park District demands and future trends. • Supervises and schedules the use of Park District athletic facilities. • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment and makes recommendations for replacement. • Assist in the preparation and transmission of records and reports concerning program activities and attendance. • Provides information to the Director of Marketing/Operations for promotion of Park District programs. • Assists in training of all seasonal staff. • Assists in preparing budgets for programs and facilities. • Maintains an ongoing working relationship with various community groups and agencies. • Attend in service trainings, conferences and related workshops.

Grants: • Assist in applying for grants, sponsorships and donations for the District.

Reports: • Provides attendance numbers for Park District programs. • Provides other reports as needed.

Other Considerations: • The Recreation Program Manager must expect to work prolonged days, which may include long periods on his/her feet, lifting or moving equipment. This position includes both office and physical tasks. • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Physical Requirements: • Sitting, walking, standing as needed to perform required job functions. • Subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. • Ability to lift light to moderate objects. • Ability to drive motorized vehicles.

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 Quincy Park District


Michael Bruns

 Closing Date

July 15, 2019

 $65,000 - $75,000

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Pekin Park District Job Vacancy Notice

The Pekin Park District is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Business Manager. The Business Manager reports to the Executive Director, and serves as the primary financial consultant for the district, and as Pekin Park Foundation Board Treasurer. Responsibilities include planning, accounting for, and effectively managing financial resources of the district.

A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field is required. A Master’s Degree, CPA, or Public Finance Officers Certification is desirable. A minimum of five (5) years of governmental financial management or accounting, leadership and supervisory experience is desired. Demonstrated experience in all areas of accounting including budgeting, capital improvement planning, auditing, purchasing, payroll, cash investments/debt issuance and management, tax levy preparation, fixed assets, A/R, A/P, and all other financial transactions. Knowledge of IL statutes regarding local government; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); computer based public accounting systems, cash management, investment instruments and internal audit functions. Experience using Tyler Technologies Incode software a plus.

Salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. We offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days, and IMRF retirement plan. The Pekin Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for this position must submit a resume with cover letter no later than 5:00 p.m.
June 14, 2019 to: Cameron Bettin, Executive Director, Pekin Park District, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554-5199, or by email to For additional information and/or questions, please contact Cameron Bettin by e-mail or call 309-353-4328.

The job description for this position is available at the Robert N. Blackwell Administration Building, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554-5199 and at The schedule of interviews and hiring is as follows: • Application deadline is June 14, 2019 • Conduct first interviews the week of June 17, 2019 • Conduct second interviews June 24 – 26, 2019 • Make a final decision and offer June 28, 2019 • Start the position on July 15, 2019
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 Pekin Park District


Cameron Bettin

 Closing Date

June 28, 2019


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GENERAL PURPOSE Performs a variety of routine administrative, supervisory, and technical work in administering the programs within and outside of the recreation center. Will assist in developing programs and implementing them. This is an hourly non-exempt position.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general guidance and direction of the Program Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED Manage and direct programming, events, and program staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The items below are illustrative, but not limited to, the position. 1. Evaluation and discipline of program staff. Recommends the hiring and termination of all program staff to the Program Director. 2. Assists with development and implementation of programs within and outside of the recreation center. This includes programs at the Savoy Recreation Center, the Savoy Parks, and the Head Start building for summer camps. 3. Establishes priorities, goals, and standards for programs. 4. Assures appropriate staffing of the Center relative to programming and activities scheduled for the Center to operate smoothly and within the established budget. 5. Assists in the promotion of recreation and community programs and activities among the general public by proofreading fliers, and designing news releases and public service announcements. 6. Assists in overseeing development and implementation of a comprehensive volunteer program for the Center. 7. Evaluates ongoing programs and operations for quality, efficiency, and sound purposes. 8. Occasionally attends meetings, conferences, and workshops beneficial to the Village and staff development as required by the director. 9. Performs related duties as assigned by Program Director, Recreation Center Director, or Village Manager.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, or related area desired. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. • Certification in CPR and First Aid, and Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Working knowledge of the full range of theories and principles accepted in the field of recreation management and the ability to apply such knowledge to meet the recreational needs of the Center and the community. • Working knowledge of Center functions and ability to direct recreational activities and operations consistent with program goals. • Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations, and prepare and assist with the administration of the Center’s budget. Working knowledge of grant writing practices with ability to locate funding sources, and prepare and submit applications. • Ability to supervise and direct assigned personnel, including interviewing applicants, hiring, making work assignments, evaluating performance, providing training and corrective instruction, disciplining and, along with approval of the Recreation Center Director, Program Director, and Village Manager; terminating as needed. • Ability to prepare and make public speaking presentations. Effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other Village departments, funding and regulatory agencies, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities. • Ability to regularly work evening and weekend hours, and occasionally travel out of town for seminars, sometimes overnight. • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions. • Ability to work alone and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, often under time pressure.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS • Must be bondable. • Must possess a Valid Illinois Driver’s License, or ability to obtain one.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED Requires frequent use of computer, including word processing and spreadsheet programs; automobile, calculator, telephone, copy machine, fax machine and various sports machines and equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Incumbent performs a majority of duties in a standard office environment. Incumbent may exert physical effort to lead recreational or educational programs. Incumbent is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The incumbent is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in various parts of the Center.

Please send work history, complete resume, and three (3) professional references to Brandon Martin, 402 W. Graham Dr., Savoy, IL 61874, Preferred method is by mail.

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 Savoy Recreation Center/Village of Savoy


Brandon Martin

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled