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 $50,000 or DOQ

SUMMARY The Superintendent provides leadership to the staff; recommends policies, projects, priorities, programs and budgets within the area of Park District service for which the Academy has been designed. The Superintendent develops and administers the Academy in order to offer child care and educational programs in accordance with the philosophies and policies outlined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Park District, and any accrediting bodies within the available budget.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED The Superintendent directly supervises all employees attached to the Early Childhood, School Age Care, Summer Camp, and Enrichment programs; as well as all administrative staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES General Acts as the Director-on-Site in a non-teaching capacity; if out of the building, has a secured Director-on-Site such as the Assistant Director or qualified teacher. Keeps Park District advised about potential financial resources from which to draw support for Academy programs and projects. Serves as a resource to the Board of Commissioners in matters concerning children from birth to age twelve. Provides factual data as required for Board deliberation and decision making. Attends monthly Committee of the Whole meetings. Recommends Academy fiscal policy to the Park District. Ensures Academy compliance with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services licensing requirements. Ensures Academy compliance with Park District policy as set forth by the Board of Commissioners. Ensures Academy compliance with the local, state, and federal regulations governing children, personnel, and property. Shapes the programs, leads, coordinates, makes decisions, develops and maintains a quality agency for the Park District and its families. Is aware of all policies and procedures described in the Park District’s Personnel Policy, the Safety Manual and Crisis Management Plan, and the Academy Policy and Procedural Manual. Participates in 25 clock hours of annual training as required by the Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois ExceleRate, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

ADMINISTRATION Ensures the preparation of policy interpretation for the Academy set forth in all handbooks and manuals. Prepares procedural statements and directives. Develops record keeping and data retrieval systems essential to the effective administration and operation of the

ACADEMY'S PROGRAMS Ensures the development of inventory control practices for both expendable and non-expendable materials. Ensures the development and maintenance of quality curriculum and assessment programs. Serves as a liaison between the Park District and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Applies for and maintains State (ExceleRate) and National (NAEYC) Accreditations. Monitors the enrollment status and registration of all Academy programs. Financial Prepares, monitors, and completes accounts receivable, accounts payable and petty cash flow. Prepares, monitors, and updates the annual fiscal budget for the Academy. Prepares, monitors, and completes the USDA Child and Adult Food Care Program application and reimbursement claims. Prepares, monitors, and completes the Illinois Action for Children subsidy reimbursement claims and staff requirements. Prepares, monitors, and oversees any Academy orders for food, materials, equipment, etc. Researches and prepares Grant requests from various state and federal programs related to child care and education. Develops and manages fundraising opportunities for the Academy. Personnel Develops and periodically reviews the administrative structure of the Academy. Ensures the development of a staffing plan that clearly defines position functions. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations covering equal opportunity, minimum wage requirements, pensions, and benefits. Hires and provides orientation for all new employees. Ensures annual compliance with state and national training and credential requirements for all personnel.
Conducts performance planning, observations, and formal evaluations for all personnel. Makes wage adjustments within the guidelines set by the Board of Commissioners and the Park Director. Monitors and revises as needed Academy policies and procedures. Interprets policies set by the Board of Commissioners and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Makes speeches, prepares news releases, writes articles, and develops marketing strategies for Academy programs. Functions as a spokesperson at Academy and/or Park District special event functions. Meets with prospective parents to provide tours and program orientations. Meets with parents to effectively handle concerns, complaints, and inquiries. Maintains good relationships with community services: School District 80, the Eisenhower Public Library, police and fire departments, etc. Reporting Relationships Serves as the liaison between the Department of Children and Family Services, the Academy and the Park District’s Board of Commissioners. Reports directly to the Board of Commissioners via monthly Committee of the Whole reports and on an as needed basis for special projects. Reports to the Park Director on matters concerning the general daily business operations of the Academy, special projects and events, and any problems related to the Academy’s liability. Procures prior authorization to create new Academy staff positions and set fiscal policy as well as to function outside approved budget guidelines. Takes action but must inform Park Director when hiring and/or terminating Academy staff, setting policies, and reorganizing Academy structure. Other Responsibilities Other job related duties as assigned by the Park Director.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to handle pressure from being responsible for the Academy’s daily operations, finances, and personnel. Ability to handle questions, complaints, and concerns from the public and from employees in a professional manner. Ability to work with Park District co-workers on a cooperative basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform responsibilities indoors and outdoors. Ability to perform duties in various lighting, temperature and weather conditions.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS Ability to follow directions given by the Park Director. Good analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and good judgment in completing responsibilities. Mandatory Qualifications Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning. Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques. Skill in oral and written communications. Computer fluency and working knowledge of basic accounting software. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tack and courtesy. Ability to motivate and supervise staff. Emotional maturity when working with children. Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children, families and staff. Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities. Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy, and involved in learning experiences, play, recreation, and other activities. Skills to help children meet their developmental and emotional needs. Skills in planning, directing, and conducting programs that meets children’s basic needs. Demonstrated professional skills in the areas of curriculum planning, staff development, in-service training, program goal setting, lesson planning and performance appraisal. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours. Successfully pass a background check as required by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid. Ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses. The use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devises to accomplish the job including the emergency evacuation of the building.

PARK DISTRICT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. •A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. A minimum of two years’ experience as an administrator in Early Childhood Education.

Additional Qualifications as Stated by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses directly related to child care and/or child development from birth to age six from an accredited college or university.

BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts

Interest in the Superintendent of Early Care & Preschool Academy position can be expressed by submitting a Cover Letter and Resume to Monica Slonski, Administrative Services Manager, Please no phone inquires.

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 Norridge Park District


Monica Slonski

 Closing Date

March 20, 2018

 $330/week stipend

12 week internship through the summer months (dates are flexible). Variable hours throughout the week. Must be available on occasional weekends.

Job Requirements:

Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of park district management. Special projects and tasks will be completed in cooperation with all departments. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, with a professional and positive attitude
  • Physical ability for lifting up to 30 lbs
  • Must complete a post-offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search
  • Must complete a post-offer drug test
  • Must have valid Illinois drivers license and pass a drivers abstract

Interested applicants should complete an application at

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 Carol Stream Park District


Melissa Adamson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax (847) 847-3591.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Varies based on experience and skill set

Company Overview: Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate Services Inc. is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation; and Investment Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with regional offices in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Orlando and Central Ohio, MB Real Estate is one of the fastest growing and most successful real estate providers in the country.

For additional information, please visit our website at

Position Overview: We are seeking an Operations Manager to assist in management of Millennium Park operations through implementation of operational procedures, conducting quality assurance walkthrough and the adherence and enforcement of MB Real Estate and Millennium Park policies and procedures. The Operations Manager will report to the General Manager of Millennium Park and must be able to work various shifts including nights and weekends.

Responsibilities: •Conduct operational meeting with subcontractors •Supervise various MB Real Estate subcontractors •Assist in preparing monthly financial reports and supporting operations reports •Assist in preparing portions of Operating Budget •Monitor budget and invoicing costs for areas of responsibility •Act as a representative agent for the City of Chicago •Report all operational issues to the General Manager •Ensure cleaning, security, operational and customer service standards are implemented daily •Enforce Park Policies as outlined by Local Ordinances, Park Regulations and Millennium Park Rules •Implement new and existing park policies •Participate in SOP development •Assist and communicate with Private Event Support Team •Work and communicate with other departments, team members and park partners to ensure the park functions effectively •Communicate all operational and event information to operational vendors, team members and General Manager •Responsible for tracking lost and found items and responding to inquiries •Responsible for all building and equipment maintenance •Conduct daily operational walkthroughs •Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/education required. •2+ years of previous hospitality, operations and/or management experience. •Experience working with a broad range of constituencies, including a highly diverse general public •Excellent oral and written communication skills •Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage time effectively, establish workflow priorities and work independently •Prior employment history demonstrating the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment while managing multiple tasks and priorities, and produce accurate results in a highly-organized manner •Ability to lead and motivate staff members •Proficiency in Microsoft based software •Experience working with Excel and financial reporting preferred

MB Real Estate offers a competitive benefits package. For consideration, please send salary requirements with resume to We will contact applicants who meet our requirements. No phone calls please.


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 MB Real Estate


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 11 - 14

Recreation Assistant Pay: $11 - $14 per hour Hours: Average 29 hours per week Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and exemplary driving record. The Village of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer Description: Part time: Average of 29 hours per week, including some nights/weekends Riverside Parks and Recreation is looking for a highly motivated individual eager to participate in all aspects of the recreation business. The Village of Riverside is a town of approximately 9,000 residents and the Recreation Department is responsible for most town wide programs and special events. The Recreation Assistant would have administrative responsibilities utilizing RecTrac! The Recreation Assistant will be responsible for instructing classes, supporting with special events, running athletic leagues, as well as day to day assistance with school year and summer camp programs, and helping with the development of recreation offerings throughout the community.
The ideal candidate has a background in customer service and community engagement. Desired qualities include hard worker, detail oriented, problem solver, flexible, team player, friendly, and creative. The Recreation Assistant possesses strong oral and written communication skills. Candidate must be driven to excel and perform tasks as requested in a timely manner. His/her schedule must be flexible to accommodate occasional nights and weekends.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Annie Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled