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Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics


Posted: 1/24/2019
Job Reference #: 684
Keywords: operations

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Openings as of 2/19/2019

  • Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics JobID: 684
  • Position Type:
    Aquatics/Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Various Park District Locations

  • Date Available:

  •   Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Aquatics and Fitness, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to aquatics at the indoor pool, Hidden Creek Aqua Park and Rosewood Beach. This includes, but is not limited to, the supervision of lifeguards and scheduling of pool activities and programs at the indoor pool. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee all hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating of lifeguards and swim instructors at the aquatics facilities.

    Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be to manage a team of lifeguard supervisors, lifeguards, swimming instructors, aqua aerobics instructors and additional support staff as needed. This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. The Recreation Supervisor will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. These responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, delegating and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, with a degree in Business, Recreation or Sports & Exercise Facility Management or related field or experience in Park Administration or five years progressive successful experience in the field and training. Experience should not be measured in time alone; quality of previous experience as well as its similarity to the needs of the current position should be a determining factor. Must have 2-4 years of management or supervisory experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications are required. American Red Cross Lifeguard Waterfront Certification is preferred.

    Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation for leisure time and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others in the form of planning, organizing and supervising programming and personnel. Ability to apply education, training and work experience to improve performance of organization.

    Classification: Full-time, exempt. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

    Wage Range: Hiring range is $51,000-$55,000 DOQ

    Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

    The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.