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 $15.00-$17.50 per hour

General Purpose

Responsible for upkeep of Community Center making necessary building arrangements and repairs. A full-time non-exempt position.


High school graduate with previous experience in custodial work desired. Valid Illinois driver's license required. Must receive Certified Pool Operator's Certification within one year from hire.

Essential Duties
* Attendance at work site required every day. Normal work hours for this position are 2:15 pm to 10:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Daily work hours can change with little or no notice to accommodate the necessary work load the district requires. This may include shift changes, early hours before 2:15 pm to 10:15 pm, including reassignment to other divisions within the Park Services Department. Additional overtime may be required throughout the year based on responsibilities of the Park Services Department. * In charge of part-time staff in evenings. * Clean interior, exterior, and immediate grounds while performing light maintenance. * Coordinate and set-up rooms for programs and rentals. * Receive, store, and distribute custodial and recreation supplies within the center. * Perform minor building repairs or report repairs needed. * Assist in maintaining current and accurate records pertaining to center. * Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed. * Assist Recreation Supervisors with programs and rentals. * Maintain both whirlpools per DuPage County guidelines. * Assist with projects and special events at the Community Center. * Assist with Post Prom Celebrations and work with the volunteer committee. * Must follow, administer, and implement Wheaton Park District policies and guidelines. * Assist Head Custodian with part-time employee scheduling and supervision. * Keeps sidewalks clear of snow and ice during assigned shifts. * On-call 24 hours a day for part-time staff and building emergencies. Marginal Duties * Attend staff and in-service training meetings. * Assist with special district projects and events. * Assist with emergencies and emergency building evacuation and training of procedures. * Work with independent contractors in fulfilling service agreements.

Physical Demands

Exposure to chemicals and cleaning supplies. Long periods of walking, climbing, stooping, bending and reaching. Able to carry 50 pounds up to 25 yards. Exposure to all weather conditions.

Rate of Pay: $15.00 - $17.50 per hour

Hours: Monday - Friday 2:15 pm - 10:15 pm Change of shift as needed

Benefits Package: We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, voluntary life insurance, 12 1/2 paid holidays, paid sick days, paid personal days, and paid vacation days. We also offer a 457 deferred compensation plan, pension plan, flexible spending account, free use of our fitness center, pools, golf, and more.

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

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 56,700 - $62,000

About Us: Nestled in the scenic Fox River Valley and just 45 miles west of Chicago, the Batavia Park District serves a thriving, growing community of 26,298 people strong. The Batavia Park District maintains and operates approximately 350 acres, comprised of 40 park sites. Vibrant and charming, Batavia's Riverwalk (named one of the Midwest region's "Top 10" by the Chicago Tribune) is known for being a unique recreational area in the downtown area. The Batavia Park District is committed to excellence and is a leader in providing leisure experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community.

Job Summary: The Human Resources and Risk Manager will report to the Executive Director. This position will have the responsibility of planning, directing and implementing activities related to training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, risk management, performance management, policy development and employee wellness. The selected candidate will develop and maintain personnel policies, procedures and programs consistent with local, state and federal laws. Will be responsible for the employment and orientation function of all full-time, part-time and seasonal positions (currently 30 FT, 80 PT, 90 seasonal). Will investigate and resolve employee relations issues including performance and development, disciplines and terminations. Will collaborate with Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) to administer District's employee benefit program (health insurance and employee assistance program). Will serve as the claim representative on all workers' compensation, property, unemployment and liability claims. Will serve as the Safety Coordinator for the District (while working with the Chairman of the Safety Committee) to ensure safety related inspections are being completed within each department.

Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of human resources or risk management. A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field is required. Strong communication skills in both verbal and written formats. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Preference for PHR or SHRM-CP certification or higher.

Benefits: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance (PPO), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.

Apply: Please submit an online cover letter, resume and application to: Only online applications will be accepted.

Batavia Park District is an equal opportunity employer (and one of the best places to work).

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 Batavia Park District


Allison Niemela

 38,600 - 47,600

Agency: Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation with three years full-time experience preferred, related fields considered. Must have an extensive knowledge of recreation activities and program planning and possess leadership abilities in a variety of recreation areas with special populations. Previous sports coaching experience required. Must have experience supervising part-time staff/volunteers, good communication and organizational skills. Must demonstrate the ability to recruit, train and supervise staff. Class “D” drivers license, CPRP or CTRS, first aid and CPR required, or attainable upon hire.

Duties: Oversee all operations of the agency Special Olympics and Adapted Sports programs. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies veteran’s fitness & networking program. Work cooperatively with the Foundation Coordinator to develop team sponsor programs that assist with the funding of sports programs to include a consistent method of sponsor renewal and recognition. Develop relationships with families, member districts and service organizations. Supervise and lead programs, special events and over-night trips; drive NISRA para-transit vehicles (Training provided). Work week will include evenings and weekends as seasonal schedules dictates.

Salary: Hiring range: $38,600 - $47,600

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Closing Date: 12/23/15

To Apply: Mail or fax (no emails) cover letter and resume to:

Maribeth Hutchison, Superintendent of Recreation
    285 Memorial Drive  Crystal Lake, IL  60014
Phone: (815) 459-0737   Fax: (815) 459-0388 

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Maribeth Hutchison

 Starting salary range is $34,686 - $37,000 per year.

This is a full-time position responsible for the administration of the daily operation and programming of our 3rd Base Afterschool, Camp Compass Day Camp and other youth programming as assigned.

Applicants must be positive, organized, have an excellent work ethic, and be able to effectively direct and manage a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills.


• Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Early Childhood Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university. • Two or more years of demonstrated success as a preschool/afterschool and/or day camp programmer. • CPRP Certification preferred. • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. • Plan, organize, implement and coordinate year round youth programming. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the Recreation Manager. • Provide direction to staff through coaching, directing, supervising and evaluating performance. • Evaluates the effectiveness of the existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program changes. • Prepare annual budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses for applicable program areas. • Recommend budget and monitor expenses and revenues to ensure compliance with budget mandates within area of responsibility. • Establish good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public. • Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

This is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Recreation Special Events Manager. The starting salary range for this position is $34,686-$37,000. This position includes an excellent benefit package.

Please complete an on-line application and attach your letter of interest and resume at by December 20, 2015. Job ID 209

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 $150 per week

YMCA Camp Duncan is located: Northern IL; 1 hour north of Chicago, 1 hour south of Milwaukee (30 minutes west of Gurnee) Located on Fish Lake 300 acres of woodlands, open fields, rolling hills and nature trails

Job Summary:

The Group Services Program in the Spring 2016 Semester (Jan 25th-June 10th) will provide Interns with a well rounded internship experience which focuses on all aspects of a year round camp. Training will include: how to teach outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing, budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are working toward a degree in Parks & Recreations or a related field. Must be willing and flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs. Some work days begin as early as 7a.m. and late as 9p.m. Interns must live on the camp property for the internship. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a stipend

Scope of Responsibilities:

Interns will gain the following skills: Complete trainings and certifications in First Aid/CPR, Risk Management, Customer Service, Child Abuse Prevention, Leadership Development, Classroom Management, Policies and Procedures, and the overall function of the camp. Learn to teach over 25 outdoor education classes Develop and design classes to meet the needs of diverse groups Learn to facilitate at the archery range, climbing tower, team courses and more. Grow your communication and leadership skills by working with all departments at camp, including kitchen, maintenance, resident/day camp. Assist in marketing, budget implementation, and fundraising events. Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by: Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor. Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children. Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Complete all child abuse prevention training as required


Currently enrolled in a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field At least one year of experience facilitating Outdoor Education Programs. Ability to perform moderate physical activity, adapt to changing work conditions, work with diverse groups of people, and work with minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills and the Strong ability to communicate effectively with others Must be able to commit to one semester (Spring 2016) and commit to working 40+ hours a week. Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the spring 2016 semester. Must be willing and flexible to work long, various hours/shifts.

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 YMCA Metro Chicago


Rachel Cawthorn