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 13 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking passionate and creative Site Directors to work at our Adventure Campus program. Adventure Campus is a before and after school care program for elementary school children. Site Directors lead organized activities for the children, create daily lesson plans, manage multiple Program Instructors and are responsible for the safety of the children at their site.

Position is during the 2017-2018 school year and is part-time. Applicant must be available Monday-Friday from 6:45am-8:30am and 2:45-6:30pm during the school year.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and have 2 years of experience working with children. Enrollment in, or completion of, a college degree in education, recreation or related field is highly desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan and implement daily activities for a group of 50-100 children. Daily activities include themed arts and crafts, athletic games and other enrichment play. Supervise Program Instructors and communicate with school personnel and parents on a regular basis.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $47,000

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


Title: Youth/Teen Recreation Specialist Agency: Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation Category: Therapeutic Recreation Region: Northern Salary: $35,500 - $39,500

Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation is an extension of six member Park Districts and one local Village. M-NASR is looking to hire an individual who is passionate about providing quality recreational programming for people with disabilities. We currently have a Recreation Specialist position available. Please visit our website at to learn more about our agency.

Youth/Teen - Recreation Specialist - Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation or related field. Must demonstrate the ability to develop, coordinate, lead, and evaluate a variety of recreational activities for all individuals with special needs. Prior experience in working with individuals with disabilities is desirable. Direct leadership of programs including: adaptive sports, overnight trips, fitness programs, after-school programs, social clubs, and Special Olympics. Coordination and involvement within agency-wide special events is essential. Additional responsibilities include documentation, budgeting, developing youth and teen programs for the four seasonal brochures, networking, driving agency vehicles, assisting with summer camp preparation, orientation, overseeing summer camp programs, and other duties as assigned. CTRS certification is strongly preferred. Ability to work and communicate with individuals with disabilities, co-workers, parents, teachers and community personnel is essential. CPR & First Aid Certification and NCI are all required within six months of employment. You must have the ability to complete training in and instruct others on behavior management techniques and tools, transferring, and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation of youth and teens with disabilities. M-NASR is an equal opportunity employer.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist in personnel management, training and orientation for support staff

  2. Provide leadership of leisure service for individuals of all ages with special needs and ability levels, as well as active participation in programs

  3. Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation of individuals with disabilities

  4. Assist with the development of curriculum for community-based recreation programs

  5. Gather, load, transport and set up equipment necessary for program implementation

  6. Earn Lifeguard, CPI, CPR, and First Aid/AED certifications within 1 year of employment

  7. Assist in daily management of programs through paperwork and record keeping systems- including planning programs, program evaluation, documentation and incident reports

  8. Preparation for youth/teen overnight trips

  9. Assist the Program Manager with summer camp preparation, orientation, and overseeing the summer camp programs

  10. Preparation for agency special events

  11. Other Agency related responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor, Superintendent or Executive Director

Must apply online through our website under the employment tab.

Lauren Ruiz Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation 6820 W. Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 (847) 966-5522

E-mail: with questions about the position.

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation


Lauren Ruiz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18-21/hour DOQ

Summary: Seeking a Childhood Enrichment Teacher to develop and implement curriculums for children ages 3-6 beginning September 11, 2017. Each class meets once per week, typically for 2 hours. Enrichment programming at West Ridge Center is designed to instill an early love of learning while fostering independence, creativity, and important classroom skills. Each class is taught by the lead teacher and supported by a teacher’s aide. Teacher’s typically implement multiple classes per week and help facilitate the lunch program.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include developing or adapting existing curriculums. Curriculums include art, science, socialization, reading and writing themes and must be presented in innovative, creative ways. Teachers are responsible for ordering supplies and prepping any activities prior to the start of class. Teachers are provided funds to purchase classroom materials. Candidates in this position will work closely with a team of teachers and aides as well as the recreation staff. This position requires frequent and professional communication with administrators and parents of participants. Diaper changing may also be required. Teachers must be able to create a safe, inclusive and nurturing classroom environment for children at varying stages of development.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess 2-4 years previous early childhood classroom experience. Education in early childhood is preferred. Excellent communication skills and professionalism are required. Teachers must be available to substitute for their teammates on short notice. Reliability and dedication is an absolute must for successful candidates.

Classification: Part-Time (6-19hours per week)

Wage Range: $18.00-21.00/hr plus paid prep time for each class

Benefits: Not eligible for health insurance or pension; however, available benefits for this position include discounted programming at park district facilities.

Apply: To apply, please visit our website at to submit an application and resume.

The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Renee Brainerd

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 36,330 minimum annual salary or greater depending upon qualifications

Park Ridge, Illinois is a community of an estimated 37,000 residents located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. It is a community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding parks, city government, schools, and library.

For generations, the Park Ridge Park District has provided leisure opportunities and recreational activities to promote health, wellness and fun and to ensure that recreation and leisure choices are plenty. Individuals and families can seek out ways to spend time with each other or simply meet friends. As guardian of the land we maintain, we are also committed to environmental standards and excellence in enhancing the quality of life for all.

Description: The Park Ridge Park District has an immediate Full-Time opening for the position of Youth Coordinator. This position is responsible for overseeing the Beyond the Bell Before and After School program for five schools located within District 64, various youth programs and camps. Duties will include but not limited to recruiting, training and supervising staff, ordering supplies and snacks and maintaining current and accurate records.

Qualifications: This position requires two to three years related child development experience with children ages 5-11 years. This should include supervising staff in a child development institution, a working knowledge of school age children's developmental stages and behavioral techniques. Intermediate level written and verbal communication in the English language is required as well as basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Knowledge of or ability to learn Vermont RecTrac registration software and MSI accounting software. Must be CPR/AED and First-aid certified r have the ability to become certified within 90 days of hire though our District. Selected individual will possess a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age in order to serve as a District Driver.

Education: Two to three years’ of occupationally specific training beyond high school or an Associate’s degree

Availability: Standard work week is generally Monday through Friday. Schedule requires flexibility to work early mornings, occasional evenings and weekends. Selected individual is anticipated to be on duty whenever the need exists.

• We offer a generous benefits package which includes an IMRF pension and complimentary (or reduced cost) use of our facility and programs.

• If elected, health insurance begins on the first day of employment.

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

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 Park Ridge Park District


Mary Bart

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled