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                                       JOB DESCRIPTION

FLSA:
Exempt
 
Benefits:
Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package: vacation, personal and sick days; ten paid Holidays annually, pension plan, NRPA and IPRA Memberships; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency fitness center membership and program benefits.
 
Directly Reports to:
Superintendent of Recreation
 
Responsible for Directly Supervising:
All part-time staff and volunteers associated with designated areas of supervision and all Inclusion staff.
 
Job Purpose:
The Recreation Manager is responsible for providing year-round special events (all ages), day trips (teen-adult) and general recreational programs and services (teen-adult) for individuals with disabilities. This position will have direct management of Inclusion through recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating part-time staff and assessing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the placement of individuals with disabilities in Warren Special Recreation Association’s member entity programs and events.
 
Position Qualifications:
1.Graduate from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation & Administration, Education, Social Work or a related field. 
2. 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred.
3. Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year).
4. Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. 
5.   NCTRC eligibility desired.  
6.  Must have or willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification within six months of employment.
7.   Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
8.  Must be able to work independently, solve problems and consistently convey a positive attitude toward others.
9.  Ability to be flexible, some evening and weekend hours will be required.
10. Must demonstrate dependability, promptness, punctuality, maturity, and professionalism.
11. Create, assist, and present training materials to WSRA staff, member agencies and community groups.
12.  Serve as the liaison to part-time staff and member districts with inclusion needs and be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, such as emergencies and deadlines.
13. Must be willing to be available and on call when programs/events are in session.
14. Experience in program planning, implementing, adapting, and evaluating.
15. Valid Driver’s License is required (driving WSRA buses/vehicles will be required with  this position)
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee all operations of the Agency Inclusion Program, including but not limited to:
·        Completing inclusion observations, follow through with necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation.
·        Schedule assignments, direct supervision and evaluation of inclusion staff.
·        Conduct intake meetings with new families seeking inclusion.
·        Recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Inclusion staff.
·        Develop, promote, implement and evaluate inclusive practices with Member Agencies.
·        Develop and maintain attitudes conducive to inclusive practices.
·        Guide and support inclusion staff and serve as back-up in their absence when necessary.
2.  Plan, conduct, implement and evaluate a variety of Recreation Programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities. (excluding Special Olympics)
3.  Organize and lead evening/weekend programs and special events.
4.  Assist with office tasks, including but not limited to customer service, RecPro, phones, processing payments, etc.
5.  Prepare or assist with marketing and informational materials and projects.
6. Provide physical and emotional assistance to all participants with disabilities.
7. Provide direct leadership for day/overnight weekend trips (All Ages).
8. Prepare program budgets, maintain monthly expenditures/revenue, complete monthly Board Reports and all other reports as needed.
9.  Actively support WSRA’s Risk Management Program. (PDRMA)
10.  Assist with the year-round Adult Day Program-Leap as deemed necessary.
11 Provide direct leadership of programs on an average of 10 hours weekly.
12. Assist and/or support WSRA team in Fundraiser/Special Events that will benefit and support WSRA. Assume lead on one annual fundraising/special event initiative. 
13.  Attend job related in-services, trainings, workshops and conferences.
14.  Represent WSRA through attendance at assigned community/member district meetings and functions.
15.  Adhere to all agency policies, procedures and safety requirements by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and departmental rules and operations.
16.  Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of WSRA, as assigned.
 
Agency Expectations:
1. Exhibit positive, effective customer service to participants, families, co‐workers and community contacts.
2.  Know and follow personnel, safety, fiscal and agency policies and procedures. 
3. Demonstrate financial responsibility in all areas of operation. 
4.  Produce accurate, quality work on a consistent basis. 
5. Control and prioritize workload effectively through strong time management and organization skills. Meet all defined deadlines. 
6.  Exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions based on appropriate research and analysis.   
7. Adapt to changes in all aspects of job including assigned tasks, scheduling and new or unforeseen circumstances.
8.  Initiate new, creative ideas for improved programming, procedures, projects and opportunities.
9. Seek professional growth through workshops, seminars, conferences, in‐house training and professional organizations directly related to the position or the agency. Set appropriate professional goals. 
10.Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
11.Possess solid computer skills in order to create and maintain documents, budgets and files in various office software programs.
12. Coach, mentor, guide, lead and respond to the needs of co‐workers and participants with a positive attitude and approach.
13. Project a professional image by demonstrating the agency’s core values.
14.Support the agency by actively participating in agency‐wide programs, events and committees.   
15.Handle confidential information discreetly and professionally.
16.Participate in the creation, assessment and completion of agency goals.
17.Maintain a clean and orderly work environment. 
18.Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings.
 
Essential Job Functions:
1.Communicate with staff, participants, vendors, and the general public, by phone, email, and in person.
2. Understand complex instructions and solve problems related to the task. 
3. Keyboard information efficiently and with a high accuracy rate, with periods of up to an hour or more without break.  
4.Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking.  
5.Lift 50 pounds and reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve supplies or documents.
6. Basic understanding of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and hardware necessary. 
 
Physical Demands:
1.Purchase, gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities.
2. Supervise individuals, including at times the use of physical restraints.
3. Physically assess individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling or providing stabilization on unknown terrain.
4. Physically transfer individuals from wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck into pool, in washroom facilities, etc.
5.  Lift and carry as much as 50 pounds for as long as 300 feet.
6.  Active participation in programs.
7.  Must be able to drive a 15-passenger wheelchair accessible bus.
8. Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.
 
Working Conditions:
This position operates indoors in classrooms, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and exercise rooms, as well as outdoors at different activity fields, parks, playgrounds, etc. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working inside conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or programs.

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 Warren Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Jessica Fultz
847-244-6619
jessica@warrentownship.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $72,000-$80,000 +/- DOQ

Position Title:  Senior Manager of Finance & Administration
 
Reports to:  Executive Director
 
FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt
 
 
Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Senior Manager of Finance & Administration is responsible for the overall management and completion of the Association’ s and the Foundation’s daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports, bookkeeping, payroll and supervision of the Office Services Coordinator, and Administrative Assistants.  Assists with coordination of Information Technology (IT) support services.
 
Qualifications:
A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.  A minimum of three years of experience in accounting/finance, including two years of supervisory experience. Experience processing payroll is required.  Ability to work independently, solve problems, and provide administrative training. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.  Experience with electronic filing of tax payments including 1099 and W-2’s.   Familiarity with QuickBooks, IMRF, GASB and the ADP electronic payroll system is required.
 
Essential Functions:
1.      Responsible for all aspects of accounting service for the Association and the Foundation including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, daily deposits of incoming cash, and General Ledger through to the Financial Statement.
 
2.      Monitor all expenditures and revenues and provide, on a monthly basis, current financial reports to the Association and Foundation boards and to the Association regions.
 
3.      Process payroll reports, tax reports and tax deposits. Conducts bi-weekly payroll audit and responsible for retirement accounts including 457. Comply with all government reporting requirements.
 
4.      Serve as the Association’s authorized agent for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
 
5.      Prepares the Association’s Board packets and attends meetings 
 
6.      Responsible for reconciliation of all bank accounts, procurement card charges, and credit card payments for the Association and the Foundation.
 
7.      Manages administration of the agency’s procurement card and credit card programs.
 
8.      Responsible for processing and reconciling of Petty Cash requests.
 
9.      Participate in planning and monitoring the annual budget. Responsible for coordination of audit for Association and Foundation. 
 
10.  Oversee the front office functions and supervise the Office Services Coordinator, and Administrative Assistants.
 
11.  Review and evaluate office staff on an annual basis including the application of good customer service.  Provide support to staff. Promote staff growth and development.
 
12.   Serve as liaison to the agency’s information technology service providers for all software and service needs. Including: Coordinate third party Total System Support; integration of software needs & documentation; Coordinate Cybersecurity with contractual provider; development of budget expenses; Coordinate trouble-shooting guidance.
 
13.  Develop and implement annual performance goals for the assigned project areas.
 
14.  Be an active participant in the agencies strategic planning process and implementation.
 
15.   Active participation in NISRA Foundation events and other community events as needed. 
 
16. Actively display NISRA’s values of Fun, Professional, Compassionate, Trustworthy, and Innovative. 

 17. Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.
 
18. Assist in maintaining the agency safety program. 

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

 Contact

Patty Panas
ppanas@nisra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,440-$52,000 DOQ

To Apply: https://dtpd.bamboohr.com/careers/141

Full-time: Hourly - Non-exempt

Position Description
The Park Specialist performs duties as assigned by the Park Supervisor. General responsibilities include, but not limited to performing skilled tasks related to maintaining the aesthetic appearance of district parks, landscape construction and park maintenance. Responsibilities may include other parks and grounds tasks.  Works efficiently and productively without direct supervision. This is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment and other park district property as needed. Areas include but not limited to the following: 
    • Turf, including aerification, overseeding, fertilization, renovation and pesticide application
    • Flower beds, trees, shrubs and natural areas
    • Irrigation systems
    • Playgrounds
    • Walks and parking lots including snow removal
    • Athletic fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, ice rinks and other sports facilities, and
    • Miscellaneous park amenities
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides
  • Installs, maintains and repairs general landscape improvements as directed.
  • Assists General Trades Specialist and other staff with maintenance and construction of the following: 
    • Pavements (asphalt, concrete and brick, etc.), buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, waterlines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring.
  • Performs project management by completing the following: 
    • Researches and procures supplies and materials, creating a cost estimate for various projects.
    • Leads and instructs crew, which may include full time, part time, and seasonal staff.
    • Evaluates, plans, prioritizes and directs tasks simultaneously to complete project.
    • Completes inspections, reports and records.
    • Completes vandalism removal as needed or required.
  • Inspects and operates vehicles, tools and equipment to perform maintenance tasks including high-risk machines and tools, which require strict safety precautions (skid steer, backhoe, saws, drills, testers, etc.) 
    • Trains others in the safe and effective use of high-risk machines to include those listed above and other equipment particular to park maintenance. 
  • Removes trash, litter and other debris from parks
  • Provides feedback and assists in long-range Park Service Department planning.
  • Proficient in Parks Specialist I responsibilities, performing those duties and essential functions as needed.
  • Supports DTPD’s Mission statement, by providing excellent service to the community by ensuring our parks are well maintained and litter free.
  • Completes all additional duties as prescribed by management.
  • Assists other Park District employees when needed

Qualifications
  • Educations: Minimal High School Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in related field
  • Licensures: Pesticide’s Operator’s License or ability to obtain in 90 days. Driver’s license
  • Certifications and/or Memberships: NA
  • Experience with large commercial mowers and 60-72” Zero turn mowers as well as tractors, string trimmers and other landscaping equipment preferred. 
  • Ability to read, understand operations manuals. 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of park maintenance, grounds maintenance, turf management, vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair. 
  • Excellent customer service skills; verbal communication skills and listening skills.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Valid Driver's License.
Hours Standards
This is a full time year round non-exempt position.
  • Work hours are between 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekend or holiday hours may be required as well as extended hours as needed.

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 Dundee Township Park District

 Contact

Jackie Pierce
847-428-7131
jpierce@dtpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18/hour

 JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District:
 Part-Time Maintenance I Worker 
(Building and Grounds)
The Grove 
 
“Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!
 
 
JOB SUMMARY
Designated a National Historic Landmark, The Grove is 150 acres of ecologically diverse land preserved and maintained by Glenview Park District. This role is responsible for performing a wide variety of general labor tasks including cleaning, maintenance, repairs, painting, construction, and landscaping. 
Duties include, but are not limited, to:
  • Cleaning the interiors of buildings thoroughly (washing and waxing floors, washing windows, wiping walls, cleaning bathrooms and kitchen areas etc.)
  • Maintaining the outside grounds of The Grove, including nature areas and pathways
  • Performing all seasonal work assignments (urban forestry, planting, watering, mowing, raking, chipping etc.)
  • Performing set-up and tear-down for programs and special events
  • Maintaining all tools, equipment, machinery and mechanical systems as necessary
  • Routinely inspecting site and landscaping (walkways, parking lots, etc.)
  • Identifying and repairing or reporting any failures or hazards
  • Ensuring repairs are completed while preserving the historical integrity of the site
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience. Please note that this position requires the ability to use grounds equipment, tools and regularly lift 40 pounds and as such candidates should have sufficient strength and mobility to complete duties. A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required.
 
PAY & SCHEDULING
This is a year-round, part-time position, working approximately 20-30 hours/week. Applicants must be able to work a varied schedule including some nights and weekends as required. Starting pay is $18/hour, dependent on qualifications.
 
APPLY ONLINE!
Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “jobs” at the top or bottom of the page
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mitch Ransdell 
 
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District

 Contact

Mitch Ransdell
mitch.ransdell@glenviewparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18/hour

 JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District:
 Part-Time Maintenance I Worker 
 (Restoration Emphasis)
The Grove 
 
“Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!
 
 
JOB SUMMARY
Designated a National Historic Landmark, The Grove is 150 acres of ecologically diverse land preserved and maintained by Glenview Park District. This role is responsible for performing a wide variety of restoration tasks including invasive species control, seed collection, planting, weeding and prescribed burning. General maintenance and assistance with special events are also responsibilities of this role. 
Duties include, but are not limited, to:
  • Assisting with removal of invasive species via mechanical and chemical control
  • Assisting with planting of trees and native plugs
  • Conducting basic maintenance on small engine equipment and hand tools
  • Performing all seasonal work assignments (e.g. seed collecting, watering etc)
  • Completing landscaping activities as applicable to the restoration team (planting, mowing, raking, chipping, etc.)
  • Participating in preparing for controlled burns, including prepping firebreaks.
  • Assisting with field-based vegetation and wildlife monitoring. 
  • Maintaining trail safety and cleanliness as needed.
  • Leading individual volunteers and volunteer groups.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of restoration techniques, plant identification and local ecosystems is desired. Please note that this position requires the ability to use grounds equipment, tools and regularly lift 40 pounds and as such candidates should have sufficient strength and mobility to complete duties. 
 
PAY & SCHEDULING
This is a year-round, part-time position, working approximately 20-30 hours/week. Applicants must be able to work a varied schedule including some nights and weekends as required. Starting pay is $18/hour, dependent on qualifications.
 
APPLY ONLINE!
Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “jobs” at the top or bottom of the page
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Meredith Suangka 224-521-2124
 
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District

 Contact

Meredith Suangka
meredith.suangka@glenviewparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled