Employment

      

 

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

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Programs Coordinator (full time + salary + benefits)

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  • Compensation: Full Time + Salary + Benefits
  • Application Deadline: December 12, 2017
  • Interviews: December 13-29, 2017
  • Start Date: Between Jan 2 – Feb 5, 2018 (flexible based on whom we hire)
  • Job Summary: This position will oversee recreational programs in the adult, educational, fine arts, outdoor, leisure, special events, and youth motor development program categories. Examples of these program are dance, gymnastics, adult technology classes, wetlands tours, baking classes, science camp, daddy-daughter prom, and everything in-between. This person will work hand in hand our Youth Sports coordinator and Aquatics & Fitness coordinator to offer a wide variety of high quality programming to the Zeeland community. This person will report directly to Brett Geertsma, the Zeeland Recreation Director.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, Event Management or a similar field
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm + regular evening and Saturday morning responsibilities
  • What Are We Looking For? The goal in this search is to hire someone that has the following characteristics: easy and fun to work with, humble, problem solver, skilled communicator, flexible, detail oriented, empathetic of others, willing to admit to mistakes, self-motivated to improve, integrity. The foundation to these characteristics are our core values: 1) Eagerness to Serve, 2) Dedication to Excellence, 3) Receptive to Constructive Feedback, and 4) Pursue Diversity & Inclusion
  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Overseeing the vision, planning, and details for all programs you oversee
    • Overseeing the addition of, removal of, and quality control of all programs
    • Managing staff and volunteers for all programs you oversee
    • Communication with patrons, staff, volunteers, etc.
    • Budget, equipment, and facility management
    • Leading coach, parent, and staff meetings

     

Internship

Majors/Minors: Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Business

  • Email your resume and cover letter to our director, Brett Geertsma, at bgeertsm@zps.org.
  • Available internships: Fall | Winter/Spring | Summer
  • Learn more here: Internship Details

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Gymnastics Assistant

Compensation: $10.00 per hour

Ideal candidates for this position will LOVE kids, be energetic, hardworking, dependable and possess great communication skills. Experience in gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading or dance is a plus, but not necessary as you will be training under our lead instructors. This position will work with a range of children, primarily ages 3-11 yrs old, leading, coaching and spotting gymnasts with tumbling and gymnastics skills. This is a perfect job for both students and adults! Our gymnastics program runs year-round with scheduled breaks. Fall, winter and spring sessions meet on Saturday mornings. Summer classes meet Monday thru Thursday in the morning. The right candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Must have enthusiasm, patience and a strong desire to work with kids
  • Must be available to work on the days and times when lessons are held
  • Must have the ability to communicate well with parents and others

Please send inquiries to our Leisure Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

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Lifeguards

  • Interested applicants should apply here
  • Zeeland Recreation is looking for energetic, outgoing lifeguards. Individuals must be mature, responsible and enjoy working with people of all ages. We are currently seeking staff for all shifts Monday thru Saturday- early mornings, days and evenings. Schedule is flexible. Immediate openings available.
  • Preferably, candidates will possess the following qualifications:
    • Must hold current American Red Cross Lifeguard (or equivalent) and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications (Zeeland Rec may help applicants attain these certifications in not currently held)
    • Current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred, however, Zeeland Recreation will help you attain your certification if not currently held (Zeeland Rec may help applicants attain these certifications in not currently held)
    • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all age

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Swimming Lessons Instructors 

  • Interested applicants should apply here
  • Zeeland Recreation is looking for energetic, outgoing lifeguards and water safety instructors.  Individuals must be mature, responsible and enjoy working with people of all ages.  We are currently seeking staff for all shifts Monday thru Saturday- early mornings, days and evenings.  Must be available to work Saturdays.  Schedule is flexible.  Immediate openings available.
  • The right candidate will possess the following qualifications:
    • Must hold current American Red Cross Lifeguard (or equivalent) and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications
    • Current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred, however, Zeeland Recreation will help you attain your certification if not currently held.
    • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all age

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Youth Soccer Officials
*Saturdays in Sept &  Oct
  • Youth Non-Certified Officials (13-17 yrs old): $8-$10 p/game
  • Youth Certified Officials (13-17 yrs old): $10-$13 p/game
  • Adult Non-Certified Officials (18 yrs old +): $10-$13 p/game
  • Adult Certified Officials (18 yrs old +): $13-$15 p/game
  • Interested individuals should contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete this form: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.
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Youth Football Game Crew
*Saturdays in Sept & Oct
  • Non-Certified Officials (13 yrs old +): $21 p/game
  • Certified Officials (13 yrs old +): $25 p/game
  • Chain Gang: $10 p/game
  • Scoreboard Controller: $10 p/game
  • Interested individuals should contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete this form: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.
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Substitute Adult Fitness Instructors
  • Zeeland Recreation is looking for experienced and energetic substitute fitness professionals to teach high-quality group fitness classes (e.g., aerobics, spinning, strength training, yoga, Zumba, aquatics) at all ability levels. Instructors must be able to work early mornings, evenings and Saturdays. Substitute pay rate is $25 per class. Interested individuals should send their resume to Kris Ferry at kferry@zps.org
  • Qualifications:
    • At least 1 year of group exercise teaching experience preferred
    • Current personal training, group fitness and/or specialization certification
    • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification
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Volunteer Youth Sports Coaches
In order to get all kids on the waiting list on teams, and in order to keep the amount of players on each team as low as possible to increase playing time/skill improvement, we are seeking additional volunteer coaches for the following programs:
  • Rocket Football League, 3rd/4th Grade Dux Grade Head Coach: Two head coaches needed
  • Fall Soccer League, 1st/2nd Grade Boys Head Coach: One head coach needed
  • Fall Soccer League, 3rd/4th Grade Girls Head Coach: One head coach needed