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 $45,000+ with full benefits

Energetic and cohesive recreation department is looking for an Early Childhood, Preschool & Day Camp Supervisor to join our team after an internal job transfer. This individual oversees preschool, early childhood programming, day camp, and several community special events.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Education or related field and a combined 4+ years of experience working in teaching and supervisory roles. Desirable candidates will have experience in early childhood and day camp programming, including staff training and supervision, curriculum development and oversight, excellent communication and customer service skills. Individual must have the ability to work a flexible schedule.

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 St. Charles Park District


Katie Miller

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $70,000 - $80,000 DOE

Job Summary: The Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, and implementation of a wide scope of recreation programming and special projects of the park district, including Club Fitness, marketing, and aquatic facilities. The Superintendent will oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Recreation Department. The Superintendent will contribute to the master plan; community needs assessments, comprehensive plan, and capital repair and replacement schedule. The Superintendent will supervise a staff of full and part time employees. The Superintendent is an integral part of the district’s administrative team. The Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities has no established hours yet is required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results. This will require non-traditional work hours that will vary depending on the season and workload. It is essential to be regularly available.

Education & Experience: Graduate of college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a B.A. or B.S. in Parks and Recreation or closely related field. Minimum seven years of progressive full-time experience, and a minimum of 7 years supervisory experience in a park district setting. Certified Park and Recreation Professional. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and VSI a must.

Qualifications: Knowledge of principles, practices and objectives of business, facility operations, recreation program management, office management and agency special events. Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work in a timely and effective basis. Demonstrated initiative, dependability, good judgement, tact, analytical skills, leadership, management activities and the capability to work in a positive manner with the public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with no license revocation or suspensions within the last three years.

Supervision: The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions:

• Responsible for the overall operation of the Recreation Department. • Develop and promote a broad spectrum of diverse activities and services for all segments, groups, ages and interest levels of the community. • Assume responsibility for the Recreation Department including aquatics, building and field rentals, fitness and wellness, tots, dance, youth and teen programs, marketing, adult programs, and special events. • Responsible for the future development of recreation programs by researching trends, implementing tools to measure goals and objectives for department success, and establishing new procedures as needed. • Works with staff to motivate their best efforts and promote a working atmosphere, which encourages professional growth and positive work production. • Evaluate recreation programs and facilities against the needs and interests of the community via surveys, focus groups or other means possible. • Schedule inclusion aids for the District participants working with M-NASR staff. • Serve as liaison for all the school districts and park districts in the area, developing cooperative programming. • Evaluate staffing needs (including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation) and make adjustments within the Recreation Department so that the programs operate efficiently and create an environment for success. • Prepare and administer annual budget for recreation division of the park district. • Oversee the program evaluation process and recommend modifications of existing programs or the introduction of innovative programs. Report to Executive Director and Board of Commissioners. • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special events. • Approve and oversee park and facility use requests. • Work on initiatives including three seasonal brochures, flyers, banners and electronic ads. • Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgement. • Perform other duties and functions as directed.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $64,183.00 per year.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is accepting applications for one (1) Landscape Architect.




APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 5, 2018 All candidates must apply on-line at:

POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision from the Chief of Planning and Operations, this position plans, designs and implements natural resource and recreation capital preserve master plan and improvement projects, utilizing landscape architecture and engineering knowledge, in adherence to the District’s mission and federal, state and local regulations. Coordinates projects to ensure they are in compliance with budgets, schedules and contract specifications.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS Operations: - Creates plans and designs for the development, maintenance and restoration of lands, facilities and building owned and maintained by the District. - Prepares preliminary cost estimates, conceptual designs, bid specifications, analyzes bids and recommends qualified bidder; Inspects construction work in progress to ensure contract ad specification compliance; Determines necessary changes and resolves disputes with contractors. - Oversees the day-to-day operation of assigned projects by preparing work schedules, reports, correspondence, budgets and coordination providing technical guidance to landscape architectural design and field staff; Provides input at department review meetings; Conducts construction meetings, prepares agendas and submits change orders. - Prepares maps and graphics for the Land Acquisition Committee; Operates the CAD system for generation of mapping, GIS Arcview mapping, topography and design work; Creates shape files, maintains archival data and metadata. - Using drafting equipment, computers, software and graphic tools to prepare complex and detailed work drawings, landscape designs and color renderings; Maintains neat and accurate records, maps and related material. - Assists in the development of preserve master plans based on recommendations of the Commission, task forces, advisory committees and staff; Coordinates with the Natural Resource Management department for natural areas and nature preserve site plans. - Acts as lead on the property encroachment program; works closely with Public Safety and Operations staff as well as attorneys and District neighbors. - Acts as lead on the District’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan; Works with Operations to ensure projects comply with standards through education and end-of-project checklists are completed. - Assists with the preparation of planning grant applications, narrative and graphics. - Assists other departments needing planning and design skills. - Coordinates the public input process on District master plan and projects, including mailings, public meetings and notifications. - Participates in the selection process for consultants; Defines scope of services, ranking and interviews. - Works closely with attorneys, land appraisers, environmental assessors, surveys and local government to facilitate the transfer and tracking of all documents regarding land transfers, title search, closings, recording deeds and hearings on land use; Works closely with local, state and federal agencies when coordinating wetland mitigation, building construction, grants, etc. - Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier. - Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications. - Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook. - Perform other duties as assigned.

Administration: - Establishes positive relationships with the community, commissioners, staff and patrons. - Provides input during the budget preparation process. - Maintains required logs and work lists, provides progress reports, etc.

Staff Supervision: - Supervises interns and summer seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Additional duties and functions may be essential.

QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years of age - Education: Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture with an emphasis in natural resource management, environmental design, land reclamation or closely related field. - Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in landscape architecture and design, project management and native plant communities. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED; ALSA registered a plus; GIS certification preferred; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment.

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Betsy Scaletta

 Closing Date

August 5, 2018

 $24.76 - $33.64

Full-Time Position

Location: Lindenhurst, IL

Anticipated Hiring Wage: $24.76

Hourly Range: $24.76 - $33.64

Application deadline: August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


The Natural Resource Technician performs work in forestry, land management and restoration, wildlife management, and other natural resource management functions. May coordinate crew work in absence of Natural Resource Crew Chief.


Uses drawings and sketches to prepare sites for tree and brush clearing, transplanting, prairie seeding, and burning. Plants and transplants shrubs, wildflowers, and prairie, and may perform grading and seeding. Performs tree removals, climbing, trimming, cabling and bracing, transplanting, and fertilization. Applies herbicides and pesticides, and assists with prescribed burns as necessary to manage flora and fauna. Removes blockages from waterways. Operates dump trucks, tree chipper, tractors, tree spade, stump grinder, seeder, tree planter, chain saw, brush hog, aerial lift truck and other resource management equipment. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Associate’s degree and a certificate in horticulture, forestry, natural resource management, biology, or related field from a junior college or vocational school. Three years experience in park or resource management, forestry, landscaping, or related field. Some supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of professional tree care, aerial pruning, hazardous tree removal, cabling, chipping, and stump removal. Working knowledge of methods, practices, tools, and materials used, and the ability to operate the necessary equipment in natural resource management. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining to natural resource management. Must possess an Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Must possess a valid "CDL" Class A driver's license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


 Closing Date

August 10, 2018

 $60,000 - $70,000

The General Manager is the chief operating officer of the property. The General Manager manages all aspects of the operation and coordinates/administers the property’s policies and procedures as defined by ownership and/or Billy Casper Golf. Major responsibilities include (but are not limited to) implementing and monitoring the budget, hiring, training and supervising all key staff members, monitoring the quality of the property’s products and services, ensuring maximum member and guest satisfaction and securing the property’s assets, including facilities and equipment.

• Develops, maintains and administers a sound business and organizational plan for the property which includes an operating budget and marketing plans • Oversee and manage a food and beverage operation • Hires, develops and supervises all key management employees of the property • Continue to cultivate the ACE culture through training and on the job coaching • Consistently assures that the property is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws • Oversees the care and maintenance of the property’s physical assets and facilities • Assists in the creation and coordination of the property’s marketing strategy in conjunction with the designated Billy Casper Golf Regional Director of Marketing and Regional Manager • Works with the appropriate department managers to create and conduct player development programs to attract golfers to the facility • Ensures the highest standards for food, beverage, sports, recreation activities and other property services • Analyzes financial statements (income and expenses) relative to budgeted goals and takes corrective measures as necessary • Works with department heads (Food & Beverage and Golf Professional) to schedule, supervise and direct the work of all property employees • Participates in outside activities that are judged appropriate by the Regional Manager to enhance the presence of the property in the local community • Actively work to grow event and outing revenue at the facility through outside sales and retention

Requirements • Demonstrated ability to run a professional, efficient, high quality, service-oriented operation • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented • Must have excellent interpersonal skills • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint • Must have supervisory, coaching and staff development experience • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the Club business • Must have 3-5 years related experience in golf operations/club management • PGA member preferred, but not required

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 Centennial Park


Katherine Sweeney

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled