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 Starting at $69,300+ (depending on qualifications).

The Batavia Park District has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune for the second time in a row (2016 & 2017)!

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, compromised 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 Director of Community Recreation is responsible for the overall management of six full time recreation supervisors their areas that provide a variety of activities to the community, including arts and crafts, dance, fitness, nature, performing arts, preschool, senior programming, sports, teen programming, trips, special events and more. Several successful programs are operated by the Recreation Department, including a Kindergarten Enrichment Program, Kids’ Club before and after school program and the New Horizons Preschool. This department is also responsible for the operation of the Hall Quarry Beach, athletic field facility rentals.

Essential Functions: • Within established Batavia Park District goals, objectives, policies and procedures, plan and administer assigned recreation programs, special events, facilities and services. • Monitor and make recommendations regarding the performance of all community recreation facility operations and programs, paying special attention to financials, service quality and patron experience. • Perform semi-annual analysis of all community recreation facilities, including use by in-house programs/events, public and private rentals. • Overall responsibility for recreation staff which includes involvement in hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and discipline. • Create and instruct recreation staff in program budgets, analysis reporting and projections. Hold staff accountable for working within approved budgets. • Perform other duties, special projects and events as assigned.

Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Sports Management, Health Sciences, Business or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is strongly preferred; in addition to having experience supervising full time employees.

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

Starting Salary: $69,300+ (depending on qualifications). In this role, you will be required to work days, occasional evenings, occasional weekends, certain holidays; along with participation in some activities, meetings and events. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and online application to ( Only online applications and qualified candidates will be considered for potential candidacy and contacted for potential interview(s). 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

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $24.22 per hour

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing varied skilled and semi-skilled duties in maintenance and construction relative to Village-owned properties and equipment including, but not limited to, landscaping, horticulture, forestry, irrigation, pond shoreline restoration, playground equipment, athletic fields maintenance, and snow and ice removal. Work involves performance of duties of routine difficulty and is reviewed by the Operations Manager of the Parks & Grounds Department. This position may serve as a team leader for at least one crew of part-time and/or seasonal employees. Under certain conditions, this position may be required to perform duties of maintenance personnel in other classifications. In addition this position responds to work orders and internal requests for service in a prompt and professional manner, demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality, seamless service. Providing a high level of responsiveness to resident inquiries and complaints is a key role of this position.

This position operates light and heavy-duty motor vehicle equipment and tools including, but not limited to, pickup and dump trucks, backhoe, bobcat, front-end loader, tractors, field grooming equipment, roller, sod cutter, compressors, concrete saws, chainsaws, generators, pumps and aerial lifts in a safe and responsible manner.

Ordering parts, equipment, material and supplies as required; picking up, transporting and delivering goods and equipment as well using various technology to track work status and prepare forms and time audits are also duties of this position.

This position is required to perform all tasks safely with proper utilization of personal protective equipment (P.P.E). Training new and existing staff in current work methods to ensure conformance with accepted standards and performing other duties as assigned or as may be required.

This position requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. along with at least 1-3 years related experience in a Parks/Grounds maintenance environment or other closely related field. This position also requires a class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake, trailer and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and Pesticides Applicator preferred.
Experience and skill in the use of hand tools and in the operation of gasoline and electric powered tools and equipment is required. Prior experience with irrigation systems, horticulture/forestry, and playground equipment is highly preferred. Previous maintenance, landscape or construction experience preferred. Knowledge of construction techniques is also preferred. In addition the selected candidate must be able to maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain tact and composure in stressful situations; work within time constraints; work independently; communicate effectively with staff, contractors, outside organizations and the public in face-to-face, one- on-one settings, in group settings and/or using a telephone; follow verbal and written instruction; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and make decisions in accordance with established policies.

This position requires both strength and endurance. The employee is required to frequently walk, run, crawl, perform overhead work, bend, stoop, kneel, stand, sit, twist, squat, climb, use heavy or vibrating tools. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to continuously drive. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and push or pull up to one hundred pounds. The position will be required to occasionally use a respirator.

The employee regularly works outside and is frequently exposed to wet, hot, cold, and/or humid conditions. The employee frequently is exposed to mechanical moving parts as well as various agents and compounds, some of which could give off fumes. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration or risk of electrical shock. Pay rate is $24.22 per hour ($50,377.60 annual). This full-time position is eligible for the Village of Orland Park’s comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

Interested candidates may complete an online application by visiting our career portal at

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 Village of Orland Park


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Parks and Recreation Director General Description of Work: This is a highly responsible administrative work in directing the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. Work involves the responsibility for efficient and effective operation of the Parks and Recreation Department through planning, organizing and directing its activities, and assuring that Village parks are maintained properly. Supervision Received: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Mayor. The Parks and Recreation Director shall execute the Village Board’s policy decisions concerning the basic operation, improvement and planning, present and future, of the park facilities and recreation activities within the Parks and Recreation Department. Supervision Exercised: The Director shall exercise general supervision over the park maintenance workers, secretarial staff, recreation personnel, volunteers, and other non-paid staff. Duties: (the listed examples may not include all duties performed by this class) The Director shall plan, organize, and direct programs and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department; provides leadership in the initiation and enactment of new and improved policies and procedures; provides current facts and explanations necessary to assist the Mayor and board of trustees in their duties; and insures proper record keeping of the parks and recreation operations, annual budget of programs, program participation, fundraising, personnel, payroll, inventories, public usage of facilities, and facility maintenance. Investigates and makes application for available grant programs. Supervises the Village parks maintenance and operations. Formulates and prescribes work methods and procedures to be followed by the department so that recreation facilities may be properly maintained and operated. The Director shall serve as the Village’s arborist and have the following responsibilities: study, investigate, counsel, and develop a plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and on other public areas. Serve as a liaison between the Village Board and special appointed committees dealing with parks and recreation related matters. Plans and implements a program of public information to explain and promote the activities and functions of the department. Performs related work as required. Requirements: Education Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and/or equivalent experience and training. Experience Requires a minimum of three (3) years experience in full time work in the area of parks and recreation. Thorough knowledge of current principles of park and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and development in the field of parks and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of the standards by which the quality of park and recreation service is evaluated. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Village officials, authorities of other governmental levels, civic leaders, the public, and the news media. Considerable ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the department. Considerable ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a large number of subordinates performing varied operations connected with the department’s activities. Considerable knowledge on the use of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Considerable knowledge in the fields of horticulture and arboriculture. Considerable knowledge on purchasing, budgeting, bidding, and contract procedures.

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 Village of Godfrey


Michael McCormick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,500 - $46,500 DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: This position is full time and reports to the Marketing Manager. The PR & Graphic Design Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the design and production of all visual marketing communication materials for the District, including brochures, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, business materials, banners, posters, etc. Responsibilities include significant involvement in the writing and proofing of marketing collateral and press releases, as well as assistance with the execution and evaluation of promotional strategies consistent with outlined marketing plans, strategic positioning, branding, and goals. Additional responsibilities include taking photographs, attending meetings, assisting in website maintenance, updating the District’s social media sites, and providing support for various special events and projects. This position sometimes works a varied schedule, including occasional nights and weekends as required.

DUTIES: Design and produce all visual marketing communications materials for the District, including brochures, advertisements, newsletters, business materials, posters, etc. Film and produce videos for social media and web dissemination. Contribute to the development of marketing plans, strategic positioning, branding, and goals. Design facility/program logos as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, or a related field and a minimum of two years graphic design experience in multi-media settings. Extensive expertise in design software necessary: Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, ActiveNet recreation software and social media strategies preferred. Experience with relevant software applications. Knowledge of digital photography, strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, as well as advanced level of written and verbal communication is required.

HOURS: 40 hours per week, varies, some weekends and evenings may be required.

Must have an online portfolio with case studies and samples of work.

Apply online at

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 Oswegoland Park District


Laura Finch

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000.00 - $60,000.00


This position is responsible for a wide variety of day-to-day office duties in support of the Director of Special Facilities and the Special Facilities Department. This position also assists with and oversees various special events.


Minimum of a high school graduate or GED equivalent with at least five (5) years’ experience in general office duties while supporting senior level management. Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be familiar with the use of general office equipment including computer, copier, fax machine, etc. Must have great time management, attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills. Must be flexible and dependable with the ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently.


Support Director of Special Facilities in his/her tasks at hand, maintaining the utmost confidentiality.

Maintain Director of Special Facilities calendar.

Maintain records in a fashion so as to be collected easily.

Assist Special Facilities Team in coordinating and implementing special events either during regular office hours and/or after hours, as directed.

Develop an understanding of and confidence in working with the overall park district budget, running reports from time to time in Springbrook software system.

Assist in creating, completing, and analyzing Legal Notices and bid documents. Create and process purchase orders in a timely manner, as necessary.

Assist the Special Facilities and Arrowhead departments with clerical support, as needed.

Attend meetings as required and/or requested, at times taking notes and distributing them in a timely manner.

Compose professional and effective written communications through email and/or in letter format.

Conduct research using internet resources, phone and/or person-to-person interviews.

Coordinate and develop weekly, monthly and/or daily reports using prescribed formats.

Register staff for seminars, professional classes and/or shows, making any necessary travel arrangements and coordinating details with Assistant to Executive Director.

Assist with the development and preparation of Arrowhead’s Annual Report using written word, photos and data to prepare charts.

Make professional decision as authorized by Director of Special Facilities in his/her absence and executing them in a timely manner.

Purchase office supplies as necessary and maintain working supply of copier supplies. Contribute professionally to a feedback rich environment.

Provide high quality customer service in a professional manner to staff as well as the internal customer that will foster team building and exceptional customer service.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment.


Must have the ability to: frequently remain in a stationary position for long periods of time and repetitive use of hands/arms/fingers and eyes while using a computer; frequently move about the facility to access staff, files, etc. Occasionally move on uneven ground during special events, and position one’s self to move items for special events weighing up to 25 lbs. Frequently communicate verbally and in writing with staff, community, and vendors. Position one’s self to make minor repairs to office equipment, as necessary from time to time.


Must be able to: work in a standard office setting; and tolerate all weather conditions while traveling to other facilities and during events.


Must be able to: maintain attention to detail and focus despite interruptions; able to problem solve; and prioritize responsibilities to meet deadlines.


9 am - 5 pm  --  M - F + occasionally after hours or weekends


We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

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

To apply for this position go to:

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled