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 $70,000 - $75,000

The Director of Parks, Recreation, & Seniors primary responsibility is to plan, direct and oversee the Township’s community programs and facilities for Parks, Recreation and Seniors. This position is responsible for program oversight, fiscal management, administration and operational oversight of the Parks, Recreation & Seniors Department. Develop partnerships and interagency collaborations; also is responsible for all personnel and other administrative functions of the department.

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 Township of Independence Parks, Recreation, and Seniors Department


Allison Tierney
248-625-5111 ext 229

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $175 per week

Description: YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on beautiful Fish Lake. Camp is 300 acres and runs a day camp, overnight camp, and group services department. Camp Duncan has a lake with boats and a blob, archery, climbing wall, high ropes course with a zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much more!

If you are looking for a fun and exciting experience, Camp Duncan is the place for you. Camp will give you a look at how a year round camp operation runs. The group services department serves around 25,000 customers a year. Our customers are very diverse and we serve groups of all ages.

The Group Services Program in the Spring 2016 Semester (Feb 1st-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.

Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and some run late. Interns must live on the camp property for the internship. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a stipend.

Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!!

Responsibilities: Currently enrolled in a degree in Parks and Recreation or related field 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 various hours/shifts.

Requirements: Interns will gain the following skills: Complete training's 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

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 YMCA Metro Chicago


Rachel Cawthorn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $66,500 plus depending upon qualifications

Qualifications: This position requires an outgoing, resourceful, highly motivated individual who is creative, pro-active, and able to see the big picture. Must take initiative to address concerns and respond to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field with at least four years of relevant work experience in a supervisory capacity and three years facility management experience. Certified Park & Recreation Professional strongly desired. Proven ability to lead and motivate a dynamic team of dedicated professionals toward achieving established goals, objectives and measurable outcomes is desired. Knowledge of a wide variety of programming areas including fitness, aquatics, and preschool is desired. The ideal candidate will possess strong overall management skills with an emphasis on programming, customer service, budgeting with fiscal responsibility, and project management. Ability to effectively evaluate program life cycles, feasibility of programs, development of cost recovery analysis and facility utilization rates. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Effective communication skills in both verbal and written format with strong presentation skills is required. Very strong financial, strong analytical and reporting skills required. Advanced computer knowledge in MS Office, especially Excel, is required with working knowledge of the RecTrac Recreation System preferred. Strong technical aptitude to learn and evaluate other systems. Must have a valid Illinois Drivers License and be able to provide own transportation.

Duties:Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation provides management oversight for the Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco and Eola Community Centers and the two outdoor aquatic centers to include oversight of facility operations, management, and programming. This position directs the district’s programming committees, generates and provides reporting; analyses participation and revenue trends and leads miscellaneous strategic and department wide projects. Coordinates preparation and management of the facilities budget and monitors compliance with revenue policies and goals. This individual is responsible for directly supervising and mentoring the Eola, Prisco and Vaughan Facility Managers, and managing the relationship with our outdoor aquatics operator. 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!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

March 4, 2016

 $42,000 - $63,000 depending on experience, plus commission


Responsible for providing broad support to the Executive Director with emphasis on developing and managing corporate sponsorships, fundraising plans, and community relations.


The Corporate & Community Relations position reports to the Executive Director.


• Prepare reports, and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings. • Communicates with the Executive Director regularly on Park District matters. • Solicit corporations for in-kind contributions. • Contact local businesses to purchase advertising space for Park District such as seasonal program brochures. • Contact local businesses to sponsor Park District events. • Function as Event Coordinator for specific Oak Brook Park District Signature Events. • Establish, monitor and achieve goals and objectives. • Work directly with the Marketing Manager and graphic designer on projects as needed. • Work with all departments to locate and promote sponsorships. • Liaison to community and local governmental organizations, civic groups, neighborhoods and businesses. • Liaison to the Park District Foundation. Prepares agendas, board meeting reports, and takes the minutes for Foundation Board Meetings. Works with attorney to prepare annual financial reports of the Foundation. • Develop, coordinate and promote community relations. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. • Performs the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • Other duties as assigned.


• Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Represent the Park District at various public functions. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations, and community groups. • Attend workshops and seminars to develop professional growth and knowledge. • Assist in recruiting, evaluating and guiding contracted services. • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers. through oral and written communications.


• Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook and Excel. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members.


• General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Required to make appointments with local corporate personnel which includes presentations to solicit donations to the Park District. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.


The Corporate & Community Relations position is required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. This position may require night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly.


Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Marketing or related field with a minimum of 2 years experience is preferred. A valid Illinois Driver's License is required. Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by sitting for the CPRP exam. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District.

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter to the attention of Nancy Strathdee, Director of Finance and HR by email to or by mail to the Oak Brook Park District, Attn: Nancy Strathdee, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

No phone calls, please.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Nancy Strathdee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,656 – $55,721

Full Time with Benefits

Project management and analytic work involving the promotion of District programs, parks, events and amenities. Reports to the Marketing and Communications Director. Works collaboratively on projects with the Marketing and Communications team and other staff throughout the District.

Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and four years work experience is required. Enthusiasm and keen interest in parks and recreation is desired. A valid driver’s license is required.

Experience in developing and executing marketing strategies; ability to maintain and update website content; knowledge of web analytics, content management and data analysis; experience in developing, implementing and managing creative and measurable social media campaigns; proven track record for deploying successful outreach with quantifiable results.

Duties and Responsibilities • Develops results-oriented marketing and promotional plans focused on community engagement. • Analyzes, maintains and promotes District marketing initiatives including, but not limited to, social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), website, e-newsletter, email and direct mail. • Executes content marketing strategies including storytelling and relationship marketing. • Analyzes user segmentation and demographics for evaluation of District marketing initiatives. • Knowledge of video recording, editing, mixing and producing. • Implements effective, integrated mobile marketing and search engine optimization. • Researches new trends for utilization in digital marketing and social media. • Researches developments and trends in the field of parks and recreation related to marketing. • Collaborates on graphic design and print production. • Initiates various communication and presentation projects. • Utilizes Adobe Creative Suite CS4, Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Office products.

No phone calls please. Visit the URL shown to complete an online application and submit your resume.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled