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 : $57,000-$80,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

PARK DISTRICT SUMMARY Join the award winning Glenview Park District as the Assistant Director of Recreation. You will be working at Park Center, our highly active and popular 169,000 sq. ft. community center. Expand your skills and professional knowledge as you experience all the diverse facilities, programs and services the Glenview Park District has to offer including two golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink, paddle tennis, a working farm, a nature center and living history museum, banquet and rental facilities, a fitness center, senior center, preschool, sports, cultural arts and more.

JOB SUMMARY In this position, you will take a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of 3 aquatic complexes (1 indoor and 2 outdoor) including staff supervision, facility maintenance, pool concession operations, and aquatics programming which includes a competitive swim team. You will be responsible for a budget of $2,090,339. Acting as an effective coach and mentor to the supervisors and young aquatics staff is a critical part of this position. You will also be actively involved in planning, organizing, and running the Glenview 4th of July celebrations, the Glenview Park Foundation fundraising events and Park Center special events. You will directly supervise 2 full time employees and indirectly more than 300 part-time and/or seasonal employees.

POSITION RANGE Hiring Range : $57,000-$80,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) Position Range: $57,000 - $91,000

HOURS Hours vary based on the needs of the position. Nights and weekends will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or a related field required. Master’s degree a plus and at least 2 years of supervising full time employees. Seven (7) or more years of related progressive experience, including programming, budgeting, marketing, facilities management, and customer service. Prior supervisory and aquatics experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. Rec Trac experience is desirable. Starfish and CPO certifications required within 6 months of hire. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO  Dental Coverage  Flexible Spending Accounts  Prescription Coverage  Vision Reimbursement Program Life Insurance  Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)  Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)  457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave  Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits  Tuition Reimbursement and Training

APPLY ONLINE Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: May 14, 2018

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $62,000 to $80,000 hiring range depending on qualifications and experience

The Skokie Park District’s Skatium Ice Arena has an immediate opening for a Figure Skating Program Director that will manage and supervise all aspects of the Figure Skating Program , Learn-To-Skate Program, Figure Skating Summer Camp and special events that include the annual Ice Show, competitions and other seasonal special events for skaters and their families. The Skatium has two sheets of ice that include a full-size rink as well as a smaller studio rink. We offer an excellent starting salary along with an immediate benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement plans.

Position: Figure Skating Director

Pay: $62,000 to $80,000 hiring range depending on qualifications and experience

Hours: Work hours vary depending on the needs of the Figure Skating Program and special events. Work will include a combination of weekday daytime hours, along with some evening and weekend hours. The individual we seek must have flexible availability. During competitions, prior to the Ice Show and leading up to the Ice Show, work requires a great deal of evening and weekend work.

Qualifications: Prefer Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or a related field. In the absence of degree, must be able to demonstrate successful experience in administering, managing and developing all aspects of a figure skating program which includes a skate school for a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Must possess excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills. In addition, must have the ability to establish positive relationships with staff and patrons. Must have a thorough understanding of all aspects of USFS programming and at least three (3) year’s figure skating programming along with supervisory experience. Professional USFS Association membership preferred. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications.

Duties: Duties Include but are not limited to:

  1. Plans and develops USFS Basic Skills skating school which includes class scheduling and class promotion.

  2. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates figure skating instructional staff and Figure Skating Assistant Supervisor.

  3. Responsible for consistent standards in all levels of instruction and school staff development and training.

  4. Produces flyers and brochure information, promotional appearances, and other marketing activities to enhance maximum participation in the skating school and special events.

  5. Develops related program budgets, administrative forms, participation records and financial reports. Reviews monthly budget reports.

  6. Maintains an inventory of program supplies. Purchases supplies and equipment when needed, following the District’s procurement policies.

  7. Plans and develops all special events including ice shows, competitions and other public rink-wide special skating programs and events. Implements all logistical tasks necessary for special events including working with and assigning volunteers, working with other staff, designing program themes, music, choreographing, set design and other technical requirements needed.

  8. Responsible for overseeing the operation of a seasonal outdoor rink.

  9. Oversees Figure Skating Day Camp Program during the summer months.

  10. Develops, designs and plans programs for special interest groups such as girl scouts, boy scouts, school groups and home school families.

  11. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply: For immediate consideration, submit resume, list of professional references with contact information and complete online application using the following link:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 - $17.00 24 Hours Per Week (IMRF)

Job Summary: The Fitness Coordinator position assists the Deputy Director of Recreation with developing and facilitating the fitness program, events, fitness staff, and in the operation of the fitness studio and track. Main priorities of this position include the upkeep and oversight of the fitness studio--including scheduling and managing of fitness attendants, management of fitness classes and personal training sessions, as well as a focus on selling and maintaining fitness memberships and along with corporate memberships.

General Hours: This position requires 24 hours per week. Typical work days will be Monday through Friday with flexible hours. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: Maintain good rapport with internal and external customers, providing exceptional customer service on a consistent basis. Creates, implements, supervises and evaluates fitness programs. Scheduling and managing part-time employees for coverage of all shifts. Be the contact person for all employee issues, including missed shifts, covering shifts if required. Communicate all schedule changes with class participants. Organization and facilitation of special fitness events. Maintaining checklists of equipment, maintenance, and cleaning. Assist Manager of Recreation Facilities in marketing and recruitment of new members & renewals.The fitness coordinator will be responsible for personal training consultations and subsequent distribution to the appropriate personal trainer. Tracking of corporate memberships.Keep bulletin board up to date and full of current programs. Orientate members with the equipment and services the Fitness Studio offers. Greet all patrons who enter the facility in a respectful manner. Schedule and provide orientations to new members as scheduled. Assist in the organization and management of magazine subscriptions. Keep track of member expiration dates. Enforce Fitness Studio rules and regulations.Report any concerns regarding Fitness Studio, track, locker rooms, members, policies, general facility, washer/dryer, etc. to the supervisor. Provides excellent customer service and maintain good rapport with members.Work well with other Park District staff members. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Adhere to the District’s safety and loss of prevention policies and procedures. Encourage safe work practices and participate in risk management training and activities.Communicate to the Deputy Director of Recreation of any problems, deviations, or daily activities which may have an impact on the overall operation of the department. Work with Marketing Coordinator to promote programs, services, special events and registration information. Develop and maintain effective communication lines with the general community through presentation, resolution of complaints and suggestions, meeting attendance. Conduct staff meetings and trainings as necessary. Supervises and evaluates staff to effectively deliver upon the roles and responsibilities of the department.

Education, Experience, and Training: A minimum of 1 years’ experience in management/fitness. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data. Knowledge of Recreation/fitness programs, services, facilities, and customer relations. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff. Complete tasks and attain goals with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. External work is required to supervise and work events and activities and to support programs within other areas of responsibility.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

To be considered for this position, please e-mail Arturo Segura at with your resume and cover letter.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Arturo Segura

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12-14 per hour

Woodridge Park District has two openings for Assistant Facility Managers at our Athletic Recreation Center. These positions are part time, non-exempt and require a flexible schedule that will include evenings, weekends and holidays based on programs, activities, and facility needs. Successful candidates will have at least one year of customer service experience.


• One year experience in the recreation field. Experience in a health club advantageous.

• Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills.

• Knowledge and ability to utilize computer software programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), POS/Recreation software, and the Internet.

• Associate degree with an emphasis in recreation, leisure services, or a related field preferred.

RESPONSIBILITY: Manage and maintain overall operations of the facility on weekdays, evenings, and weekends or other times as assigned in the absence of the Facility Manager. Perform opening and closing procedures as assigned. Resolve concerns, conflicts, and problems of guests. Assist customer service coordinators as needed. Oversee building security and respond to all facility emergencies, ensure guest and staff safety, aid in building/grounds maintenance duties as needed.

ATTRIBUTES: We are seeking dedicated and energetic individuals with outstanding hospitality skills who love working with people. The position requires standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, and seeing; flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights, and weekends; subject to inside environmental conditions.

Note: Complete job description is available upon request

SALARY: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour depending on qualifications

CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted until position is filled

CONTACT/SEND APPLICATION/RESUME TO: Woodridge Park District Connie Curry, Human Resource Generalist 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517 (630) 353-3327 or

Application can be picked up at the Community Center at the address listed above or obtained from

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.27 - $19.87/hour


Park Maintenance Horticulture Crew/Mowing Team Full-time Position

JOB DESCRIPTION Under the direction of the Horticulture Foreman, the Parks Maintenance I shall carry out general park maintenance of landscape, planting trees, shrubs and flowers, mowing, fertilizing trees and turf, sod installation, weed control, trimming, grading, operating special landscape equipment and work on irrigation equipment, making ice rinks and warming rooms and snow removal. In depth knowledge of annuals and perennials as well as care and maintenance. Work will include evenings and weekends when needed as well as assisting on special events, along with other Parks Department duties as assigned. Overtime will be required as needed. The Parks Maintenance I Horticulture Crew position is in the Parks Department and is a full-time, full-benefited non-exempt position.

QUALIFICATIONS High school graduate and minimum two (2) years work experience in a field related to parks maintenance required. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license (CDL Class B) required within twelve (12) months of employment. A valid Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operators’ License required within twelve (12) months of employment. A basic knowledge of grounds and maintenance plus knowledge of hand tools, grounds equipment and operation of trucks and tractors is a necessity. A basic understanding of mowing, string line trimming and turf maintenance. Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical. Palatine Park District participates in Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing program.

BENEFITS Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, free annual pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. Apply online at under the Job tab, Full-time. Closing Date: Until Filled Compensation: $18.27 - $19.87 per hour (depending on experience) The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Corey Zak

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled