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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:08 AM


Recreation Program Manager
Pekin Park District


Shawn Powers

Closing Date

December 29, 2017

$30,000 - $33,000

Job Title: Recreation Program Manager

Division: Recreation Department

Classification: Full-Time

Salary: $30,000 - $33,000

Job Function: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Manager is responsible for development and implementation of assigned recreation programs in various areas including day camps, youth and adult sports, dance, gymnastics, ice skating lessons, arts, community recreation, and special events.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Plan and implement assigned Recreation Department programs in primary areas of day camps, youth sports and special events. Other areas may include dance, gymnastics, ice skating lessons, and community recreation.

• Innovate and develop new recreation programs in a variety of categories based on community demand and cultural trends.

• Provide safe and innovative Summer and Winter Day Camp activities, events, and policies for children ranging between 5 and 12 years.

• Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate recreation program staff which may include referees, program instructors, coaches, and other support staff.

• Promote interest in all assigned programs through publicity and marketing utilizing program brochures, flyers, and other communication tools.

• Fluent use of various social media outlets and other interactive media for marketing and interaction with participants and general public relations.

• Ability to understand and work within multiple program area operating budgets and assist the Superintendent of Recreation in drafting assigned program area operating budgets.

• Work closely with the Superintendent of Recreation, as well as other Recreation Department Program Managers to develop and implement recreation programming and special events.

• Coordination with appropriate department heads on physical arrangements and logistics necessary for programs and special events conducted at park facilities and grounds through work order preparation, as approved by Superintendent of Recreation.

• Complete and thorough evaluation process of all assigned programs and supervised staff.

• Communicate professionally and effectively with staff, volunteers, participants, parents, and community.

• Maintain and promote a positive professional image with the community.

• Monitor all facility and program inventory, supplies, equipment, and services in accordance with the park district purchasing policy.

• Monitor recreation programs, activities and events, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.

• Perform other related duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, sport management, or closely related field. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties and responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the education requirement.

• One – three years supervisory experience in the field Recreation Administration, Sport Management or related field preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificates:

• Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or ability to obtain desired but not required.

• Valid driver’s license required.

• Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification in accordance to the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code or ability to obtain.

• Experience in managing facility and program budgets preferred.

• Work independently and as a team member as assigned.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel, other agencies, and the public.

• Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the Pekin Park District.

• Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of Pekin Park District.

• Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records.

• Ability to learn new skills and knowledge.

• Demonstrate decision making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills.

• Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, in writing and through presentations.

• Knowledge of Word, Excel, social media and on-line recreation software applications for program registration, facility rental and scheduling.

The Pekin Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.

Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties or tasks as requested by management.

Applicants for this position must submit a personal resume with cover letter no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 29, 2017 to: Shawn Powers, Superintendent of Recreation, Pekin Park District, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554-5199, or by email to For additional information and/or questions, please contact Shawn Powers by e-mail or call 309-353-4319.

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