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Who we are: The Downers Grove Park District

What we believe in:


Enriching our community through exceptional recreational programs, parks and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.


To be the community resource inspiring PLAY for LIFE Leadership Imagination Fulfillment Enjoyment


SAFETY - Emphasizing a fun environment where staff and residents feel socially, emotionally and physically secure. AMBITION - Leaders in exploring and creating innovative opportunities based on evolving needs and trends.

RESPONSIBILITY - Preserving and maximizing community resources and partnerships through historical, environmental and fiscal stewardship.

INTEGRITY - Serving responsibly through unified ethical principles.

PROFESSIONALISM - Committed to fostering a supportive culture that develops, empowers, respects and appreciates staff and volunteers.

What we embody:

CULTURE We believe in a culture where our team members are respected, valued and appreciated.

Flexibility in one’s life is understood and make every effort in achieving a work-life balance. Innovative thinking is expected and encouraged lacking fear of failure. It is understood that through hard work the organization is committed to assisting in career development. We believe success relates directly to intention, effort and progress.

The Position

Under the leadership of the Assistant Director for District Services, the Supervisor of Information Technology is responsible for the performance of telephony, network and computer support functions. They are responsible for supervising the technical support companies to ensure 24/7 functionality of our technology equipment such as servers, printers, copiers and software. Acts as a HELP Desk agent to assist team members with network accounts, phones, and technology infrastructure within the District.

The Ideal Candidate

The team member should possess a positive team attitude, ambition to support and enhance the technology of the Park District; creativity to challenge themselves; an understanding of the value of service to the community; open-mindedness; ability to embrace change; trustworthiness; effective communication skills; alignment with mission, vision and values of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Expected Hours of Work

This team member will operate in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment where innovative thinking towards achieving common success is appreciated and expected. This team member will be actively engaged with all District Departments and staff. Typical hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm but position is on call for emergencies with the Technology of the District.

This is an exempt position.

Qualifications: •High School Diploma with advance training in Management Information Technology System •Network administration experience •Experience in coordinating technology project and manage system growth •Experiences with Windows 7-10, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Hyper V •Bachelors of Science in Information Technology Preferred •CISCO Systems Certification(s) a plus •Microsoft Certification(s) a plus •A+, Net+, Security+ Certification(s) a plus •Experience with iOS a Plus •Experience with CISCO VoIP

Are we the right fit for you….?

Do our Mission, Vision, Values, and Culture fit your life style? Do you meet the skill set for the job and want to work with others who have the same values? If so, then we are where you belong. Come join us and let’s enrich the community of Downers Grove together.


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 Downers Grove Park District


Sara Rathsack

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 10.00 +/hr - Depending on Qualifications

Location: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Hours Vary - Up to 28 hours/week. Required to work two evenings a week and one weekend per month. Salary: $10.00 + /hour, Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent required with some college course work preferred. Requires strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public. Previous sales experience preferred. Ability to project a professional attitude and appearance is essential. Proficient computer skills utilizing MS Office with the aptitude to learn other systems and applications. Experience with RecTrac recreation software a plus. Strong general math skills with cash handling experience is preferred. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Previous office and customer service experience required. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must have availability to work evenings and weekends.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Membership Supervisor, the Membership Representative is primarily responsible for sales of fitness memberships, providing quality customer service, membership account inquiries, membership upgrades, downgrades and cancellations, providing facility tours and handling customer service issues. This position includes frequent interaction with the public and park district staff to follow up on concerns and ensure compliance with park district procedures. 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 a 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 interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united 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

January 31, 2018

 $20-$25 per hour based on experience.

Job Summary: The Building Foreman will supervise, schedule and assign work to be performed for all Park District facilities and playground maintenance. This position will also assist in the coordination of skilled trades and sub-contractors conducting work of the district’s behalf .

Hours: This position requires a minimum of 40 hour per week. The primary hours for this position will be 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: *Plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of the Parks Department buildings employees. *Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff. Maintains district as well as state and federal employment policies and procedures. *Exercise direct supervision over Maintenance Specialist, custodians and seasonal staff. *Prepares training manuals for area of responsibility. *Partners with Superintendent of Human Resources to outline steps for coaching a proper documentation for employees with performance and/or behavior issues. *Assigns daily work schedules and assigns tasks to appropriate staff to meet deadlines in a timely manner. *Conducts scheduled documented inspections of Park District facilities and amenities. *Assist in preparing annual maintenance budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds within area of responsibility. Monitor budget expenditures. *Plans, researches, calculate and secure approval and the appropriate materials and supplies for specific projects. *Assist in projecting future needs for equipment, materials and supplies. *Oversees and implements a preventative maintenance program in relation to mechanical systems and pool processing equipment. *Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working order. *Coordinates and oversee the management of all keys and controlled access by employees. Ensures log book is kept up to date and is responsible for maintaining access security. *Provides necessary supervision, direction and assistance to crews at work sites. *Prepares and maintains daily, monthly, and annual reports and records as assigned. *Conduct consistent meetings and training with staff including, but not limited to, safety/emergency procedures, standard operating procedures, behavior management, and customer service . *Maintains staff records for certifications and trainings . *Develop and submit a detailed list of goals and objectives annually. *Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. *Participate as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. *Maintain a neat and orderly work environment. *Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops and classes to improve knowledge of job responsibilities and skills with supervisor approval. *Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as designated by the district. Ensures compliance within state and federal regulations. *Actively support the safety policies and related programs including following safety rules, proper training , first-aid procedures, and reporting accidents & injuries when necessary. *Follow payroll procedures as designated by the district. *Consistent on-time attendance. *Performs other work-related duties and functions as assigned.

Education, Experience and Training: *High school diploma or equivalent required. *Associates degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field or equivalent vocational/technical training required. *Two (2) to Five (5) years of direct experience in work related to park maintenance, at least two (2) of which was in a supervisory role.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. *Valid Illinois Class A CDL driver’s license (or obtain within 3 months) and good driving record are required. *Hands on experience working with equipment and supplies used to perform minor maintenance repairs. *Must possess or be able to obtain within six (6) months a Aquatics Facility Certified Pool Operators certification. *Must possess or be able to obtain with in twelve (12) months a Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification. *Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. *Medic First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent) is required within 30 days of hire date. If you are not already certified, training will be provided. *Successful criminal background check. *Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required: *Basic knowledge of principles relating to HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. *Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in building maintenance. *Ability to operate power tools both portable and fixed. *Ability to operate construction machinery such as a skid steer and tractors. *Ability to work unsupervised. *Ability to read an interpret basic maps and blueprints *Aptitude to use a computer for e-mail and accessing the internet. *Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, a plus .
*Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. *Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. *Must demonstrate strong leadership skills to supervise a diverse team of employees to successfully complete work assignments in a timely manner. *Proficiency to read and write in English, and organize effectively. *Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers. *Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*General work area is outdoors, in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. *Sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion. *Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, calculator, photocopier and telephone. *Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriately in person and in writing. *Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. *Frequently lift/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. Must be able to perform physical duties with little or no assistance. *Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting items and packages. *Exposure to chemicals such as cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc.

To apply for this position, please go to our website at and complete an on-line application. JOB ID 317 EOE

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

January 22, 2018

 $43,085 - $55,144

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for implementation, deployment, monitoring and maintaining the Park District computer hardware, software, and other related technology equipment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Administration of the Park District’s IT Work Order/Ticketing system, including providing Tier 1 support for end-user requests and assigning tickets to other IT staff when necessary • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of end-user desktops, mobile devices (phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops) • Responding to and resolving alerts and notifications from anti-virus and anti-malware systems • Administration of desktop imaging software (Symantec Ghost and Acronis True Image) for annual desktop deployments, off-cycle deployments, and disaster recovery • Maintenance and administration of the District’s IT Asset Management system(s) • Coordination of setup and tear-down for temporary Audio/Visual setups for meetings and special events • Administration of Mobile Device Management programs (Maas360, Meraki SM) • Provide assistance to the Systems Administrator during workstation patching and policy deployment • Perform minor Systems Administration tasks when required, including password resets • Installation, maintenance, and monitoring of Genetec security system software and Axis security cameras throughout the Park District; provide end-user support for staff authorized to access video • Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Effective communication skills, both orally and written; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical end-users • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Mac OS X) and working knowledge of server Operating Systems and roles (e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS) • In-depth knowledge of hardware components such as motherboards, ram, processor chips, video cards, etc. • Subject to modified/flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates degree in computer science, information systems, or related field. Actual work experience installing and maintaining Windows network and PC software applications. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Elmhurst Park District, a municipal governing agency located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun. We are currently seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team to create graphic designs, manage deadlines and creative/print processes, manage District on-line presence, manage key marketing vendor relationships and assist in marketing planning and promotion schedules.

Job Summary • Develop and maintain relationships and serve as contact for all printers (including bidding of Brochure Printing) and marketing vendors, serving as contact and coordinator for District advertising and promotion. • Be proficient with Constant Contact Software, developing templates for communications for enewsletters, eblasts, and any emailed District correspondence. • Maintain and manage the graphic aspects of the Elmhurst Park District websites and social media pages (EPD & Courts Plus) with content manager including producing ads, photos, calendar items, and event listings. • Assist in acquiring photos of facilities and programs for various media. • Provide creative campaign development for facilities and large programs including: Courts Plus Memberships, Sunbeams & Rainbows, Gymnastics, Wilder Mansion, The Hub, etc. • Prepare and design the four seasonal brochures in In Design. • Create District Literature/Pamphlets/Displays with consistent Brand Message including Fun Times, Annual Report, Trade Show Displays, Summer Camp Brochure and others as needed. • Produce creative graphic designs for visual communication media for District community events including flyers, postcards, posters, banners, pamphlets, ads and signage using desktop publishing systems in multi-platform environment. • Produce creative graphic designs for visual communication media as requested by program managers and Director including flyers, postcards, posters, banners, pamphlets, ads and signage using desktop publishing systems in multi-platform environment. • Design, prepare and order District promotional materials; IDs, business cards, name badges, customer and employee promotional pieces. • Coordinate, and appropriately manage deadlines for promotional needs of District and partner community events: Egg Hunt, Touch a Truck, Holiday Tree Lighting, Art In Wilder Park. • Develop schedule, coordinate department deadlines, communicate to all program managers, coordinating with printer and distributor to ensure on-time delivery of seasonal brochures.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field with 4 years experience in research writing, editing, desktop publishing and photography, proficiency in Macintosh and Windows desktop publishing systems and digital photography, and ability to create graphic design layouts for printed materials in a variety of styles and medium.

Hours This is a full-time position, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Benefits We Offer Hiring salary range is from $47,000 - $52,000 depending on qualifications. In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Kari Felkamp

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled