The Recreation Manager works in unison with the Aquatics Manager under the supervision of the Recreation Director. The position is full-time, exempt.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, develops and carries out recreation programs, including researching and creating programs, analyzing recreational needs and desires of property owners, and scheduling of facilities and activities. Evaluates programs and determines future usefulness considering factors such as attendance, resources used, problems encountered, subordinate recommendations. Prepares various written materials, including articles, promotional materials, and activity schedules. Develops budget for approval and monitors income and expenses. Contracts services such as entertainment groups, attractions and other types of recreation and negotiates for the most effective use of funds. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow. Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances. Inspects facilities and equipment for safety and needed repairs. Coordinates volunteer services of property owners.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages two subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 25-30 employees in the Activities Staff, RecPlex, Arts & Crafts, Day Camp, Lakeside/Lakeview and Family Center. Responsible for the overall management, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities which include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: A general educational development and/or technical training equivalent to that of an AAS in Recreation Management. BS in Recreation Programming may be given preference.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Read, and interpret financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors. Ability to perform work typically received in the form of broad goals or areas of responsibility, having substantial latitude in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed. Ability to utilize computer programs such as word processing and desk-top publishing. Ability to prioritize duties to effectively meet objectives.
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SUMMARY: Under the administrative direction of the Recreation Program Manager, the General Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, administration and coordination of camps, special events, general recreation class programs, and supervision of Recreation Activity Coordinator, Northern Suburban Special Recreation (NSSRA) liaison.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include:
Programming • Plan, direct, implement and evaluate the Park District’s General Recreation programs: seasonal programming, summer camps, and special events • Recommend the addition to or modification of existing programs and classes. • Responsible for the implementation of all general Park District policies that relate to the area of responsibility. • Plan, direct and implement a teen program within the District. • Hire and schedule qualified staff for programs and camps. • Maintain reference materials and participant/customer database.
Budget/Finance • Responsible for development and maintenance of the General Recreation Department budgets. • Prepare individual budgets for each program as well as program analyses at the end of a program. • Maintain accurate and current financial and program participation records and interpret same for purposes of evaluation and planning. • Prepare payroll in a timely manner and follow all Park District procedures for hiring and training staff. • Responsible for purchasing, ordering, and coordinating program supplies and equipment for assigned recreation programs.
Personnel/Staffing • Apply and interpret the personnel policies of the Park District. • Develop standards, qualifications and responsibilities for full-time Recreation Activity Coordinator, part-time staff and seasonal staff. • Interview, hire, train, supervise and evaluate program instructors and various support staff. • Make additions and changes in the staff based on program needs and recommendations from the Recreation Program Manager.
Public Relations • Work with the public on an individual or group basis in the execution of programs. • Work closely with school district officials and make all school usage arrangements well in advance as well as busing arrangements with Recreation Program Manager for camp programs. • Work with the Communications Manager by providing timely and adequate information to publicize assigned recreation programs. • Act as the Park District liaison to special interest groups.
Supervisory Responsibilities • Supervise Recreation Activity Coordinator • Directly supervise a part-time staff of 5 to 120 employees, depending on the season. • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Park District’s policies and applicable laws. • Interview, hire and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; document training, evaluate staff performance; confirm that all staff maintains appropriate certifications and licenses; reward and discipline employees; follow up on requests for information for the Recreation Program Manager or administrative staff; address complaints and solve problems.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience • The minimum requirement shall be a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college in recreation or other related field with at least six months experience in recreation. • Preference will be given to an individual with at least one year of experience in special events, sports and athletics, social/teen/family recreation and/or general recreation.
Director JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center Family Program Coordinator, JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center Highland Park, IL
Date/Hours: Full-time, year-round. Hours increase during the summer
Essential Role: Under direct supervision of the JCYS Director of North Shore Operations, manage all aspects of the JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (the JCYS seasonal family pool and camp aquatics center), including Jon Vegosen Champ Camp (a five-week afternoon summer camp with a primarily low-income Latino population); oversee and grow family and recreation programs at the JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Director, JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (The Lil’) Dates of Operation: June 8, 2019-August 24, 2019; role is year-round
• Responsible for all operations at the JCYS Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center • Recruit and hire all pool staff: o Aquatics director o Lifeguards, swim instructors o Front Desk, concessions o Assistant Site Director o Administrative staff o Camp staff • Write and maintain Center budget • Process staff paperwork preseason • Set up facility pre-season • Obtain Food Safety license, at JCYS expense, preseason • Plan and lead staff orientation • Responsible for marketing and PR • Oversee all facets of community relations • Site supervisor for all camps, including Jon Vegosen Champ Camp, Pre and Post Camp, and After Camp Care if applicable. • Supervise Aquatics Director and oversee Aquatics program, including camp swim programs and private lessons • Supervise all other pool staff, including front desk and concessions • Responsible for site management • Oversee facility rentals, working to provide excellent customer service and ensuring smooth events • Oversee new program development • Provide excellent communication to parents, staff & campers • Serve as a positive role model for campers & staff • Implement systems to ensure safety of all persons at the pool • Work to ensure excellent customer relations and positive experience of all facility guests • Maintain and use proper care of supplies & facility, including concessions kitchen • Ensure compliance with food safety policies • Maintain revenue tracking and financial records • Other duties as needed
Family Program Coordinator School Year Only
• Manage Family Program budget • Seek out creative opportunities to engage families in non-traditional JCYS programming, with the goal of increasing the sense of community and connectedness at Lutz, in addition to generating revenue • Plan and execute 6 to 10 evening programs through the school year o I.e. Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mommy-Son Special Date, Movie Nights, etc. • Plan, market, and lead a Parent-Child class (sports or other activity), possibly on the weekends • Act as parent-fundraising liaison o Provide support to Room Parents, ensuring that they are planning family get- togethers o Provide support for parent fundraising efforts, such as Purim and a Parent’s Night Out Silent Auction event • Assist with supervision on K-5th Grade School’s Out Days, Winter Break Camp, and Spring Break Camp. Lead one week of Winter Break Camp • Assist in preschool classrooms on occasion
Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.
Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.
How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at www.vhw.org/jobs to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: email@example.com or fax (847) 847-3591.
The Northbrook Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated and team-oriented Custodian to work part-time, year round in our Recreation department. This position performs daily cleaning, facility maintenance tasks, and snow removal at the Sports Center, Leisure Center, and depending on the season, other District facilities. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old. Completion of four years of high school or equivalent. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with coworkers and supervisors and possess strong customer service skills. A driver’s license is preferred, but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities: Perform general custodial duties, such as sweeping, mopping and sanitizing. Operate equipment in order to vacuum carpets, wax floors, resurface ice rink and remove snow. Perform repair tasks, such as replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles, as well as basic plumbing. Handle the setup and takedown of recreational spaces that are used for programs, activities and meetings.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs