Park Supervisor of Recreation

Chicago Park District Chicago, IL
Park Supervisor of Recreation


Under direction, plans, coordinates and supervises a recreation and leisure program at a Chicago Park District park facility. Serves as an administrative supervisor for instructional and maintenance staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Supervises staff responsible for teaching, coaching and leading recreation and leisure activities. Plans, develops and supervises athletic and recreation program activities at CPD locations including basketball, baseball, gymnastics, floor hockey and other organized sports. Coordinates and oversees leisure and cultural program activities including table games, preschool classes, seasonal theme parties as well as music, drama, crafts and art craft instruction. Plans, promotes and oversees onsite Park District camp programs. Develops and plans activities, allocates staff, schedules facilities and oversees day-to-day activities of camps. Supervises staff responsible for maintenance as well as general safety at park locations, initiates work order requests and emergency repairs at park facility and other assigned locations. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies at assigned facility. Maintains variety of records covering course registration fees collected, timekeeping/payroll, accidents and other routine reports. Schedules, organizes and oversees activities at various athletic leagues and tournaments. Schedules and coordinates use of facility by community groups. Ensures that fields and/or other facilities are properly maintained. Works with community and advisory groups to determine recreation and leisure needs, interests and areas for improvement. Publicizes park programs and events through a variety of sources. Recruits, screens and trains volunteers to assist in various park program activities. Develops and enforces rules for safety to staff and patrons at park facility.


Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Leisure Studies, Park Management or related field plus 3 years of recreation supervisory experience required. Bachelor's degree plus one year of experience as a CPD Playground Supervisor also qualifies for this position. Requirement may be temporarily waived for applicants who have total of 8 years or more experience as Instructor/Playground Supervisor, providing (1) and least 2 of these years have been as Playground Supervisor and (2) they agree to complete the required Bachelor's degree within 2 years of their appointment as Park Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of athletic, leisure and recreational theories and principles. Effective oral and written communication skills. Recreation and leisure programming skills. Organizational skills. Ability to effectively supervise the work of others.

SALARY: $64,986.57 per year

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