THE OPPORTUNITY The Winnetka Park District (“Park District”) seeks an experienced Marketing and Brand Manager, who works under the direction of the Executive Director. This position is expected to provide a high level of pro-active leadership and direction to the agency’s marketing plans and brand management efforts. The Marketing Brand Manager also is to monitor demographics trends and implement best practice marketing strategies to achieve positive and measurable marketing results. In addition, the position oversees and manages the marketing team to include two (2) colleagues and an Events/Program Marketing Intern.
ABOUT THE WINNETKA PARK DISTRICT The Park District was established in 1904 as a local unit of government, becoming one of the first park districts created in Illinois. The first board of commissioners was made up of five members who governed the Park District and completed most of the day-to-day work necessary to operate it. Today, a seven-member board governs the Park District. These individuals are elected by the Park District’s residents and serve staggered four-year terms without compensation. The Human Resources Manager is appointed by and reports to the Park District’s Executive Director. The Park District serves more than 14,500 residents in Winnetka and portions of Northfield, Glencoe, Kenilworth, and unincorporated areas. The Park District operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and driving range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party services, and special events. The Park District provides a full range of year-round recreation programs, including athletics, fitness programs, education programs, summer camps, and special events.
CANDIDATE PROFILE: • Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to): • Research, analyze and best determine how to apply existing and new demographics data to the overall marketing plan and specific campaigns. • Utilize data from all marketing efforts to inform agency-wide decision making and identify changing needs and interests of the community. • Oversee implementation of overall agency, and facility/program specific marketing plans/campaigns and initiatives through collaboration with program and facility staff. • Provide staff with the necessary education, guidance, and support to utilize communications/marketing tools to its fullest and maximize positive outcomes. Meet regularly with staff for collective input. • Develop and oversee consistent and improved brand management for the entire agency. • Ensure consistent, high quality, engaging messaging both internally and externally. • Develop and implement impactful designed and effective promotional materials comprehensive in the scope of internal and external marketing strategies. • Oversee the Park District website and supplemental pages to ensure brand consistency. • Prepare comprehensive media relations program including press releases, photo opportunities, feature articles, videos, and advertising initiatives related to programs, facilities, and events. • Manage staff for and implement “day of event” marketing booths at selected Park District and community special events. • Site administrator for website and all social media sites. Provide training and oversight for facility social media sites. Maintain the Park District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. • Coordinate website functionality with RecTrac and WebTrac platforms to promote ease of use and a positive user experience. • Provide marketing assistance to Winnetka Parks Foundation to support brand, website, and social media efforts. • Work collaboratively with local community organizations, business, and governmental entities to benefit the Park District community. • Participate in strategic planning process to support marketing and brand growth related to changing technology, demographics, and agency needs.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS This is a Full-Time Exempt position. The Park District offers a competitive compensation with a salary range of $75,000 - $89,900 based on qualifications and experience. This agency offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days. When needed, the position is expected to work nights and weekends for programs and special events and participate or present at Park District board meetings. The Park District is open to discussing a hybrid work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY Position is Open Until Filled, with the review of initial applications beginning with those received on or before December 16, 2022. Interested professionals should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references by applying online at www.GovHRjobs.com Electronic submissions are required. Questions about the position may be directed to Heidi Voorhees at HVoorhees@govhrusa.com.
SUMMARY The Facility Maintenance II position is responsible for routine facility functions such as cleanliness, room set-ups, maintenance, safety, sanitation, HVAC mechanical equipment operation, security, and facility appearance. A major job responsibility for this position will be the maintenance, repairs, and improvements of the outdoor aquatics facility. A broad spectrum of hand and power tools will be used in a wide variety of facility and equipment repairs.
QUALIFICATIONS * A high school graduate plus three (3) years’ experience at Vernon Hills Park District or five (5) years’ experience at another agency in a similar position. * A valid Illinois State Drivers License (class C) is required, with a safe driving record. * Five (5) years’ experience in the building trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and commercial outdoor/indoor aquatics) or other trades as approved by Superintendent of Parks. * Accredited course work (AHRI) Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration is preferred. * Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO) certification is required. * CPR and AED Certification within six months of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Job Functions 1. This position’s work schedule will be 40 hour per/week with occasional overtime. 2. Supervise Facility Maintenance I, Custodial Staff, and seasonal maintenance staff when the Facilities Foreman is not available. 3. Complete facility repairs such as carpentry, painting, HVAC preventative maintenance, plumbing, and electric. 4. Assign or complete work orders and sign off as complete and return/communicate with supervisor. 5. In season, daily maintenance of outdoor aquatic facility. 6. Properly monitor and adjust pool chemical requirements for safe aquatic operations, backwash and clean filters. 7. Daily, non-custodial, maintenance of all childcare rooms, meeting rooms, hallways, offices, fitness center, showers, restrooms, locker rooms, kitchen, mechanical room and entrances. 8. Maintain inventory of all maintenance equipment, tools and supplies. 9. Prepare buildings to meet seasonal requirements such as cleaning gutters, maintaining heating and cooling systems, and shut down/winterize of outdoor aquatic center. 10. Remove snow and ice from sidewalks and entryways and apply snow-melting materials as needed. 11. Assist Parks Department as needed with parking lot snow removal by driving/operating snow plow truck 12. Removal of trash and recycling from in and around the building daily or as necessary. 13. Perform basic grounds clean up as necessary. 14. Perform, inspect, and update all facility preventative maintenance duties. 15. Responsible for troubleshooting issues at facilities and repairing or contacting contractors. 16. Assist supervisor with bid documents, contracts, and agreements. 17. Assist supervisor with budgetary information and input.. 18. Must be able to perform duties of Facility Maintenance 1 and Custodial Staff when those staff are absent
Title: Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics & Operations Department: Recreation Hiring Range: $53,297-$69,286 DOQ Benefits: Full-time, non-union benefits Closing Date: Open until filled
Description of Primary Purpose: The Recreation Supervisor reports to the Recreation Manager with specific responsibilities such as a variety of recreation supervisory functions, with emphasis placed on the management of the aquatic operations for the Village’s two outdoor swimming pools. This position also oversees various programming areas within the Recreation Department, including employee safety training, Department facility safety compliance, special events, management of marketing and social media accounts for the Department, community outreach safety classes, oversight of contracted programs, and other general supervision duties within the Department as assigned. This position has administrative duties that will entail weekday afternoon-evening hours and weekend hours to ensure successful operational and programming results.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, business administration, physical/health education or a field related to the work; minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a lead management role of swimming pool operations and aquatic programs for a park district/municipality, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Required Certificates, License and Registrations: • A valid Illinois Driver’s License • CPR, First Aid and AED certifications within six (6) months of date of employment.
Preferred Certificates, License and Registrations: • Current Jeff Ellis & Associates ILTP Instructor License • Current Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or ability to obtain either certification within one (1) year of hire • Designation as Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP)
Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; agility to lead and participate in recreational, sports and cultural activities; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Work is performed in a sports/recreational setting; work is subject to performance under adverse weather conditions.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and four professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must indicate Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics & Operations in the subject line of their e-mail.