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 $41,500 plus - depending on qualifications

Hours: Core hours M – F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with availability to work evenings and weekends.
Salary: $41,500+ Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least five years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience overseeing various programs including camps is required. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, parent communications, personnel procedures, safety and program planning is required. Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Effective at building relationships with schools and community organizations as well as managing relationships with independent contractors. Must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite required with knowledge of RecTrac Recreation software preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. Must be CPR and First Aid Certified or able to attain this certification within 3 months of hire. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Facility Manager, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for developing, planning, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, staffing, training, scheduling and safety of assigned programs, summer and holiday camps, special events and other services to meet the needs of our customers and the community. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for providing financial reports and evaluation/analysis as related to programs, research regarding potential programs and any correspondence needed. Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure, public relations including news releases, program and facility management, purchasing, class instruction, staff training, manager on duty responsibilities and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as the 2009 National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

Please complete an online application and include cover letter with resume:

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton
(630) 966-4517

 Closing Date

March 4, 2016


This is a permanent part-time position in the Parks & Recreation Department that will oversee all sales and event programming for the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge.

This position is responsible for sales and event planning, maximizing revenue-generating opportunities, assisting with the development of marketing plans, assisting customers with event objectives and requirements, preparing rental contracts and floor plans, scheduling Event Hosts to work to ensure proper staffing, maintaining event records and preparing financial reports. This position reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation in the Parks & Recreation Department.

This position supervises an Assistant Lodge Manager and three Lodge hosts

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 Village of Hinsdale Parks & Recreation Department


Emily Wagner

 Closing Date

February 11, 2016

 $62,500 -75,000

The Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation seeks qualified candidates for its Business Manager Position. This full time position, which reports to the Executive Director, will join a team of enthusiastic, therapeutic recreation professionals. The position’s primary responsibilities include managing the Association’s bank accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial records and financial reports. Additional responsibilities includes the administration of payroll, audit preparation, IT contact person, and enforces all accounting policies and procedures. Business Manager also supervises and directs front office assistant and registrar.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field and a minimum of four years experience are ideal candidates. Certified Public Accountant preferred

The hiring range is $62,500 - $75,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time, forty-hour per week position with an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days.

Apply online at under Employment

The Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation


Suzanne Bear

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $8.25 per hr

Marketing & Special Events Summer Intern

Marketing & Communications

General Purpose Responsible for learning about planning, organizing and implementing marketing and special events within the Wheaton Park District. Practical experience prior to seeking full-time employment in the marketing, communication or recreation field.

Qualifications Must be a current student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Marketing, Communications, Fund Development or Parks and Recreation fields. A valid Illinois driver’s license is required. Must have reliable transportation. Familiar with Microsoft Office, desktop publishing software, and various media software, i.e.. photo shop helpful and social media platforms.

Essential Duties 1.Works the hours necessary to complete projects and assignments. 2.Plans, organizes and implements marketing programs and special events. 3.Assists with office tasks as assigned (preparing marketing materials, mailings, etc.). 4.Writes and submits press releases. 5.Attends all staff meetings as assigned. 6.Assists in the promotion / marketing of special facilities and recreation programs / facilities. 7.Assists with various fund-raising efforts, ie., sponsorship and donation requests. 8.Assists staff with seasonal brochure and website updates as needed.. 9.Prepares written and verbal reports as required. 10.Maintains current and accurate records for all programs, facilities and services. 11.Follow, administer and implement Wheaton Park District policies and guidelines. 12.Assists at and attends park district special events and programs as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities 1.Handles physical set-up of programs. 2.Visits other areas of the park district or other local park districts to learn about various facility operations. 3.Ensure that safety policies are adhered to by all staff and participants.

Psychological Considerations
Visible position with progressive leadership responsibilities and public interaction. Flexibility and good judgment necessary.

Physical Demands
Long periods of sitting, standing, walking, reading and writing. Varying degrees of lighting and temperatures in various facilities. Moderate lifting up to 25 pounds. Exposure to seasonal weather conditions.

Cognitive and Safety Considerations Good problem-solving ability, flexible, ability to ask questions when unsure about a situation, good organization and sound judgment. Mature, responsible behavior and good safety awareness. Solid verbal and written skills.

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Hours: 35-40 hrs. per week M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm Occasional weekday evenings and weekend days

Salary: $8.25 per hr

Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Diane Hirshberg

 Closing Date

April 1, 2016

 $16-$18/hour DOQ

The Assistant Preschool Instructor will be responsible for preparation of daily lesson plans and instruction for AM 3 year old program and PM 4 year old/Pre K program in cooperation with the Preschool Director. Program meets M, W, F from 8am-3:30pm. Current school year ends in May (began in September).

  • Supervision of students while at school including arrival and dismissal.
  • Development and implementation of curriculum/lesson plans that promote individual development, and meets Common Core Standards.
  • Assess student progress and report to parents - written and verbal communication.
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Maintain and promote safe learning environment.
  • Prepare classroom for the start of the school day and assist with take down of classroom
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, reach, kneel, stand, walk frequently throughout the day and effectively communicate verbally with students, parents and peers.
  • Must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgement in keeping with the goals of the Active Learners Preschool and the mission of the agency.
  • The position is part-time September - May and is not eligible for benefits. Eligible to continue for the 2016-17 school year.

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled