Status of Employment:
$40,483-$44,500 annual salary depending on qualifications plus
excellent benefit package.
Description / Duties:
Plan, organize, implement, and oversee athletic programs,
services, and special events with an emphasis on adult sports and
fitness activities. Provide developmentally appropriate activities
that meet the needs and interests of the participants. Assist in
the development and implementation of long range plans and
strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.
Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services
making recommendations on introduction and/or deletion of programs
and services. Assist in the development and implementation of a
marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and
facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional
efforts. Assist in the development and implementation of specific
program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and
volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for
programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for the
annual budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds
within area of responsibility, including cash reports. Submit
recommendations for Capital Improvement Projects. Secure
alternative funding through grants, sponsorships and fundraising.
Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies
and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records
regarding programs and services. Schedule facility rental and
program use. Oversee athletic field scheduling and rentals,
communicating regularly with Parks Department regarding field usage
and major maintenance items of concern. Work closely with school
officials whose facilities are being used by the park district,
making regular program inspections at school sites. Regularly
communicate with representatives of the Parks Department, School
District, and City of Waukegan to discuss major maintenance items
of concern. Maintain cooperative working relationship with sports
associations, acting as liaison between the association and the
park district. Establish a cooperative planning and working
relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend
pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training
sessions. Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as
established by the park district. Participate in park district
Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and
services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist staff
and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Participate and
become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose
purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation. Serve on
in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. May
perform reception, front desk, and lobby duties as needed. Perform
other duties as assigned.
Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management,
or related field.
Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting,
preferably in a recreation department, school district, social
services agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained
through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary
positions. Previous experience in managing a large seasonal staff
preferred. Previous experience in managing athletic fields and
General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services
field. General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.
Thorough knowledge of athletic facility and program management.
Bilingual English/Spanish desirable.
License / Certification:
Valid driver's license required. NYSCA (National Youth Sports
Coaches Association) certification required within six months.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification required
within one year. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within
one year. Food Service Sanitation Certification required within one
40 hours per week. Work schedule will be Sunday - Thursday
during peak season months April - October and Monday - Friday
during November - March.
Work week will include evenings and weekends. May involve
additional hours on an as needed basis.
Conditions of Employment:
* Must provide proof of date of birth, copy of driver's license,
driver's abstract, and verification of education. * Submit to:
reference check, employment verification, state criminal background
check, pre-placement physical and drug test, and TB test. * Submit
to random, reasonable cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol
testing. * Successfully complete a six (6) month probationary
period. * National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification
required within six months and renewal certificates as required. *
Certified Park and Recreation Professional certificate required
within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as
required. * First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1)
year of employment and renewal certificates as required. * Food
Service Sanitation Certification required within one (1) year of
employment and renewal certificates as required. * Employees are
strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within
the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.
Manager of Sports and Fitness
Open until filled.