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 Beginning $44,000

The Clarendon Hills Park District which serves a professional family oriented community of 8500 citizens has an opening in its' Recreation Department. Immediate opening for qualified candidate. Position: This is a full time, at-will position with benefits and pension (IMRF) Summary: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for organizing, implementing and evaluating programs and events for Youth, Teens & Adults (18-50 years). Assist the Recreation Team in developing and implementing community wide Marketing initiatives and manage Community Center staff and schedule. Other duties may be assigned based on successful candidate’s skills and strengths. Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in Recreation (or related field) • Minimum of two years programming and supervisory experience. • Possess a valid Illinois drivers license (or can obtain) • CPRP desirable. • Must have knowledge and ability to effectively manage, plan, organize and implement a diverse array of programs and contribute to the recreation team. • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Competent skills with computer software and operation of equipment • Experience with Vermont Systems is beneficial Duties and Responsibilities (sample): • Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive recreation program for Youth (including camps), Teens and Adults (18-50 years). • Exercises immediate supervision of staff within their areas of recreation programming. • Evaluates program content, personnel performance, operations expenditures and recommends and implements changes as necessary. • Oversees community center rentals and program schedules including staff. • Recruits, interviews and selects prospective employees for part-time and seasonal positions and independent contractors. • Create/Implement a comprehensive marketing plan for the community including brochure, print marketing, website and social media with support from Recreation Team. • Assists with office operations including customer service (phone and walk-in) and processes program registration and permits as required. • Provides necessary data in the preparation of periodic research.
• Participates in the human resource function within the district in regards to employees and volunteers under responsibility. • Is an active and positive member of the Recreation Team with work ethic and attitude. • Is knowledgeable on all areas of agency to better answer inquires and provide stellar customer service. • Promotes and performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the park District’s safety program. • Performs any and all other related responsibilities as deemed necessary or requested by the Superintendent of Recreation or the Executive Director.

A complete job description will be provided to preferred applicants, others by request. For consideration email (as a PDF), fax or mail your cover letter, resume, references and by January 11, 2018 application deadline – note interviews may begin before the deadline depending on the pool of candidates. Please don’t call all candidates will be notified of the process.

Contact Address: 315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

January 11, 2018


Description: The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) is located in the far North Suburban area of Chicago. The Agency is a cooperative of the Park Districts of Grayslake, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills; Villages of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Two or more years of full-time experience in special recreation or related field also required. CTRS or CPRP desired. Strong organization, written, speaking, and leadership skills are a must. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively work with participants, parents, educators, Member Agency staff, and community contacts.

Certification in First Aid & CPR required or obtained within three months of employment. Applicant must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Pre-employment physical and criminal background check is required and to be completed prior to start date.

SRACLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service or status as a veteran, in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.

Duties: The primary responsibilities will include coordinating Summer Camp along with youth and teen programs, school outreach and leisure education, plus general community outreach to promote the agency and its mission.

This position will be a key member of the SRACLC Sensory Room Committee. This includes research, development, and equipment selection, and will transition to be the primary liaison of the sensory room and the programs centered around the space. The sensory room is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

The coordinator will assist the Recreation Manager with program development, promotion, and strategic planning. Program leadership responsibilities will include weekly programs and special events. This is an exempt position and will include evening and weekend hours.

Benefits: Complete medical and dental insurance package, vacation, sick days, holidays, personal days, continuing education, and mileage reimbursement.

Anticipated starting date is February 1, 2018

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kelly Smith, Recreation Manager, SRACLC 290 Oakwood Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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 Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

December 22, 2017


The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to the development and management of recreation programs.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Designs, plans, implements and evaluates innovative programs and events that respond to community needs. •Works closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to effectively market related programs and events. Creates and distributes program marketing materials, creates seasonal brochure materials and engages in outreach to the community for these events and assists in fundraising. •Budget preparation for all areas of responsibility and is accountable for all receipts and disbursements relating to assigned areas. •Recruits, trains and schedules all staff and/or volunteers necessary to accomplish departmental goals related to areas of supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS •A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least three years prior experience in the recreation field and/or relevant work experience. •CPR/AED Certification required. CPR classes are available through BPD upon hire. •Ability to communicate verbal and written English language. •The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. •Proficient in utilizing social media such as Facebook and Twitter. •Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and the Adobe suite. Experience with Rectrac registration system preferred. •Ability to drive a vehicle.

JOB STATUS: Full Time Exempt REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Recreation

HOW TO APPLY Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Evelyn Struck at Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls.

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 Bensenville Park District


Evelyn Struck

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00-$17.00 DOE

PAY & HOURS : Non-Exempt Position- Hourly: 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Hours exceeding 40 per week will be eligible for overtime compensation. Pool Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the pool and has full authority to enforce its rules set by the Park District, the State of Illinois and Village of Morton Grove. This is a seasonal position.

Qualifications: High School diploma required. Must have prior experience as a lifeguard. An Ellis & Associates lifeguard license which includes CPR, First Aid and AED certification is required; however we will provide training and license if needed. .Ellis Lifeguard Instructor License preferred.

Essential Functions: Supervise and evaluate employees, schedule working hours and oversee opening/closing procedures. Must be familiar with all operations and positions. Arrives 30 minutes prior to start of shift to prepare for pool entrance. Make daily bank deposits. Testing of pool water hourly- no one should enter water before testing. Must be knowledgeable about basic pool operation including filter system and chemical readings and necessary adjustments. Facility management: including maintenance, cleaning, equipment repair and security. Provide exceptional customer service to patrons and guests at all times, maintaining excellent public relations. Keep administration informed of all problems or related subjects (pool closing) Pool hours vary on a daily basis. Supervise special programs, swim meets, special events, pool rentals, swim lessons, and staff in-services. Maintain inventory by ordering supplies when necessary through supervisor. Know rules and enforce tactfully. Be available to staff and assist as necessary. Maintain accurate pool records including attendance, in-service training ,rental requests, payroll, licenses, weather readings, and chemical logs. Work in guards, cashiers, and instructors when necessary (busy, absent, breaks etc.) to resolve any conflicts that may arise. Perform additional duties as assigned.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $42,000 - $47,000


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Accounting Manager is responsible for coordinating, developing, and the administrating of all accounting processes and procedures, as well as all budgetary needs for the District. Job responsibilities include Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting, Government Reporting, Financial Reports, as well as all other Park District financial information.


Preferred Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. A minimum of three (3) years of administrative experience in municipal or public accounting is preferred. A thorough knowledge of computer-based accounting systems and financial management is required, as well as familiarity with Illinois Park District Code and statutes regarding local governments.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Daily journal entries using Quickbooks. • Bi-weekly payrolls using ADP software. • Troubleshoot day-to-day problems and provide training as needed. • Prepare documents including Tax Levy, Resolutions, Ordinances, Treasurer’s Reports, and Warrants.
• Assist Department Heads and Executive Director in preparation of the annual budget and proposes procedures and methods to facilitate budget preparation. Compile annual budget for Board approval.
• Coordinate annual bonding, update cash flow projections and summary of Capital Expenditures. • Oversee activities related to annual audit and work with Auditor for completion. • Prepare monthly financial reports for submittal to the Board of Commissioners and Staff. • Manage/review/prepare monthly bank statement reconciliation for all accounts. • Prepare journal entries as necessary: month end and year end. • Maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in all bank accounts and funds. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and that they are adhered to at all times.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Attend staff and in-service training meetings. • Attend professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Provide assistance to Technology staff related to accounting applications. • Maintain relations with other agencies/municipal governments to exchange information on accounting procedures.

PSYCHOLOGICAL & COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: • Ability to handle multiple tasks, quick transitions between duties each day, and varied work schedule each week. • Ability to work with individuals in a professional; empathetic and respectful manner, maintain a positive attitude, high moral standard in public places. Ability to maintain discipline, communicate rules and regulations and use good judgment in keeping with the Park District Mission. • Must have the ability to work with others in stressful situations. • Must exhibit good problems solving abilities and use good judgment. • Must be able to prioritize tasks in fast paced environment. • The Finance Manager must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize administrative projects, multi-task and be extremely detailed.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Capable of communicating and working with all levels of Park District staff. • Ability to work under stressful conditions solving problems comprehensively and producing accurate work in a timely manner. • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work at desk, or workstations. • Ability to handle mental stress in order to cope with deadlines.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION: • Must be able to work independently but also in an office of daily activity.

OTHER TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: • Full Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Salt Creek Rural Park District Personnel Policy Manual.

ENVIRONMENT • Will mainly be in an office setting. The employee will need to maintain a neat and orderly work space. Work Hours/Work Week: • Normal work week will be designated by the Director of Parks & Recreation as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. A minimum of 40 hours must be achieved.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND ACTUAL DUTIES MAY NOT ALWAYS COINCIDE Due to the dynamic nature and diversity of work required in the recreation area, it would be unrealistic to expect strictly outlined job descriptions to apply in every case. Job responsibilities may overlap categories at any given point in time. Under normal operations it would be understandable to ask employees to occasionally perform work outside of their normal job descriptions.

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 Salt Creek Park District


Diane Hilgers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled