APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

The Community Park District of La Grange Park provides a wide range of exciting recreational opportunities and maintains 6 park sites ( total 23.1 acres) for the benefit of our community. The Community Park District was created in 1944 and grew out of the volunteer-based Citizen Committee for Recreation and public enthusiasm for recreation programs and services and a healthy spirit of volunteerism remains a prominent characteristic of the park district today.

Our small and dedicated team strives to create opportunities for our community to build stronger bonds and live healthy, active, and fun lives! To achieve this, our staff and board value professional development, work/life synergy, the pursuit of excellence, fairness, and fun. The Community Park District offers an extremely generous benefits package that includes medical, life, and supplemental insurances, IMRF Pension Plan, tuition reimbursement, program privileges, and more!

 

Athletic Field Supervisor- Seasonal

Hourly Pay: 13.00

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of athletic field supervision or youth programs/league.

Knowledge of soccer, baseball, softball, sports training, pickleball and a variety of other sports/activities.

Experience as a coach or trainer in other sports is preferred, but not required.

Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Certification in nationally recognized CPR and Safety instruction (Can be obtained through the BPD)


SUPERVISOR

The Athletics Assistant is under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Present a positive attitude and promotes a favorable image for the Community Park District.
  • Effectively maintain timeliness of coaches and referees on both practice and game days.
  • Assist Recreation Manager with providing umpires and captains with proper equipment and updates in a timely manner.
  • Learn and understand the league rules and expected behavior of self, participants, officials and parents.
  • Assists other athletic staff and Recreation manager with setting up/preparing athletic field for practice/games, as well as remove equipment at the end of each practice/game.
  • Assists with overseeing practice and games, distributing and collecting paperwork and equipment
  • Establish and maintain standards of player and parent behavior needed to achieve effective participation.
  • Foster open communication with pa through on-site availability as a liaison for the park district.
  • Maintain regular weekly communication with immediate supervisor and keep him/her up to date on all activities, issues, equipment and financial matters.
  • Must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promote athletics registration through distribution of promotional material and word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Keep the facilities clean and all equipment in proper working order.
  • Be aware of league rules and regulations and make sure coaches, referees and umpires abide by them.
  • Inventory supplies and make recommendations on orders to Recreation Manager.
  • Perform other program-related duties as assigned by the Recreation Manager, Assist or serve as an instructor/staff for other recreation and athletics programs when scheduled.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 50 pounds, turn, sit and stand for short or extended periods of time. May be exposed to elements during outdoor activities; including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors. The Athletics Assistant may feel added pressure from being responsible for the entire program and children enrolled Must be able to plan, administer, and evaluate the operation of the youth and adult leagues. Must possess the ability to convey information to others in a clear, concise manner.

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Interested candidates should email a completed application to: lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or mail materials to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.


Recreation Manager - Full Time Exempt 

Hiring Range: $38,000-$43,000 DOQ

SUMMARY

The Recreation Manager is an exempt full-time position that creates, manages, and evaluates essential and inclusive recreational opportunities in La Grange Park. The Recreation Manager is directly responsible for Ready Teddy Preschool, early childhood programming, summer camps, day camps, as well as a wide range of youth and adult general interest programming. The position can at times exceed 40 hours of work per week to supervise or attend evening or weekend events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation management, or 3 years of equivalent experience is required. Must be a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or have the ability to acquire within three years of hire.  Candidate must have First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire. Candidate must possess a valid State of Illinois class “D” driver’s license.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR

The Recreation Manager reports to the Superintendent of Recreation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Administrative duties include but not limited to recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and, if necessary, disciplining personnel, and making recommendations regarding pay increases for such personnel, including, but not limited to Ready Teddy, flex and summer camp staff, contractual staff, recreation coordinators, and program coordinators; submitting accurate bi-weekly payroll; submitting and managing an annual budget; submitting a monthly status report; preparing bids for and ordering program equipment and supplies in accordance with the District purchasing policy; maintaining and protecting supplies and other inventory; promoting District activities to community groups; and attending Park Board meetings as needed.
  • Assists in the development and administration of fitness programming, special event development, Community Footlight Players, Dance programming, and senior programming.
  • Organizes and runs specific special events and trips
  • Works with local school districts to develop and implement an efficient preschool program.
  • Develops and maintains and excellent working relationship with school districts, the La Grange Park Library, and other public and private organizations that provide program resources.
  • Coordinates larger events with the Marketing and Operations Manager and outside groups. 
  • Specific to the Ready Teddy Preschool: responsible for tuition preparation and distribution; scheduling teachers; handling day to day operations; planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating all Ready Teddy special events; responsible for fund raising events; responsible for curriculum development, registrations, teacher meetings, and evaluation exercises; responsible for all aspects of the flex program.
  • Specific to the summer camp program: responsible for curriculum development, registrations, and program evaluation; handling day to day operations; training, scheduling, and supervising all staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinates inclusion services.
  • Promotes a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District.
  • Works park district special events.
  • Teaches classes as needed.
  • Performs the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


SECONDARY FUNCTIONS 

Assists with Park District special events. 

Assists with front desk operations. 

Set up and tear down for programs and events.

Assists other staff members.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or mail materials to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.


Now Hiring 2022 Summer Seasonal Positions!


Afternoon Antics Lead Counselor - Summer Seasonal 
$15-$18/hour DOE

The Afternoon Antics Lead is responsible for planning, creating, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting activities that support the Afternoon Antics program for children K-6 grade in a manner that contributes to their well-being, growth and development. The lead is responsible for providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Candidate must have High School Diploma, AA, BA or equivalent experience in Education or Recreation or a minimum of two years supervising staff and children. Must be 21 years or older and First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are required. (Park District provides training).

Completed applications may be emailed to: jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

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Afternoon Antics Counselor - Summer Seasonal
$12-$15 DOE

The Afternoon Antics Counselor is responsible for planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting the Afternoon Antics Lead Counselor in the Afternoon Antics Program for children grades in K to 6th. This position provides a warm, nurturing, safe, fun, active, and caring environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be 16 years or older, team-oriented, flexible, have excellent communication skills. CPR, First Aid, and AED certification are required (Park District provides training). Previous experience working with children in a park district, day camp, early childhood, or childcare setting is preferred. Reliable transportation is a must.

Completed applications may be emailed to:  jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

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Summer Camp Counselor 

Under the supervisor of the Recreation Manager, the Community Park District Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting activities that support the Summer Camp Program for children in grades K-5 in a manner that contributes to their well-being, growth and development. This position provides a warm, nurturing, safe, fun, active, and caring environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. .

QUALIFICATIONS 

Must be 16 years or older, team-oriented, flexible, have excellent communication skills. CPR, First Aid, and AED certification are required (Park District provides training). Previous experience working with children in a park district, day camp, early childhood, or childcare setting is preferred. Reliable transportation is a must. 


Completed applications may be emailed to:  jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

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Seasonal Rental Supervisor  - Part Time

The Seasonal Rental Supervisor works building and park rentals on an as-needed basis. This position sets up and takes down tables and chairs for rentals as needed, supervises all rentals assigned. Custodial work is required. Promptly reports any work-related or patron injuries to supervisor, corrects unsafe conditions, and immediately reports them to supervisor. 

Completed applications may be emailed to:  jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.


NEW! Permanent Part Time Positions Available!

Class I positions receive IMRF retirement benefits, paid time off and discounted program fees.
Class II positions receive paid time off and discounted program fees. 

Executive Administrative Assistant - Part Time Class I 

Hiring Range: $16-$18+ DOQ

The Executive Administrative Assistant is a non-exempt Class I position that works an average of 20-22 hours per week. Scheduled work hours are based on board meeting deadlines and schedules and are flexible when night or weekend shifts are required. Regular Board Meetings are the second Monday of each month and attendance is required.

The Executive Administrative Assistant is responsible performing clerical, record management, and administrative duties to support the Executive Director and Board of Park Commissioners; assists the Executive Director with human resource duties including confidential work related to employee recruitment, timekeeping, selection, discipline, and related areas; and assists with front office, customer service, and program registration operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or G.E.D supplemented by studies in business office administration. Minimum five years administrative experience with a minimum of three years of executive level administrative work. Candidate must have First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain within three months. A valid Illinois Driver's license is required.

Completed applications may be emailed to: jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

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Registration Clerk - Part Time Class II

Hiring Range: $13-$15 DOQ

The Registration Clerk is a non-exempt Class II position that works a maximum of 19 hours per week. Scheduled work hours are typically weekday mornings beginning at 8am, but may vary based on the registration needs of the District.

Completed applications may be emailed to: jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

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Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed! 

Ready Teddy Preschool is looking for energetic, flexible, and fun substitute teachers! Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager, the Substitute Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing preschool programs for children ages 2-5 with a co-teacher, including but not limited to providing customer service, general safety, and development, supervision of groups of children, and providing high quality educational and recreational activities.

The Ready Teddy Preschool substitute teachers are energetic, positive, and patient teachers who love sharing their passion for education with our students. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with at least two years experience related to childcare or child development required. Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. CPR, First-Aid and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

Completed applications may be emailed to:  jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.


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Sports Instructors Wanted!

Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager, the Community Park District Sports Instructors is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting instructional athletic programs in La Grange Park. This position provides safe, fun, nurturing, and active programming for kids ages 3-17 where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Programming includes private, semiprivate, and group instruction.

Community Park District sports instructors are energetic, positive, and patient coaches who love sharing their passion for athletics with children experiencing a sport for the first time as well as those looking to improve intermediate or advanced skills. Instructors have coaching experience and a thorough knowledge of at least 2 of the following sports: Baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, track, football/flag football, and soccer. Collegiate athletics experience is preferred. Instructors must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, be team-oriented, and have excellent communication skills. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

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Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at  jcannaday@communityparkdistrict.org or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.