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Job Posting with CPD for Recreation for People with Disabilities

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Visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com to apply.

Title: Program and Event Facilitator (Special Recreation)


Coordinate and facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and special projects.  Performs related duties as required.


Coordinates special programs and projects. Contacts staff with detailed information about events. Schedules meetings for staff and outside resource personnel.  Prepares financial paperwork and manages the office supplies and equipment for programs and projects. Assists in program development. Assists with curriculum development. Plans meetings and works on budgets. Assists with material preparation for programs and events. Develops methods of program and project evaluation. Works as on-site staff during special events and assists in the planning and facilitation. Works with regions and park staff on project development, staffing and events.



Training and Experience:

A Bachelor's Degree in environmental education, recreation/leisure studies, natural resources, biological sciences or a related field supplemented by one to three (1 - 3) years of related experience. Preferred work experience with Individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to Adaptive Sports, Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing, Paralympic Sports and Special Olympics.  Preferred work experience with Military Personnel, and/or Injured Veterans. Preferred work experience with outdoor education, performing and visual arts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of education and curriculum design principles. Ability to understand and implement elements of community-based programming. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently. Ability to handle multiple tasks. High level of organizational and planning skills. Ability to evaluate programs based on value to program participants and industry standards. Evidence of customer service focus practices.

Career Service: Exempt       EEO: Professional     FLSA: Exempt       

 $32,276 - $61,243.71



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