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 $55,640 - $61,769 based on qualifications

The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking a full-time Children-at-Play (CAP) and Camp Supervisor to administer the daily operation and programming for the CAP program and our full day summer camp programs. This position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and supervises the full-time CAP/Camp Coordinator, the part-time CAP Guest Services representative, and the part-time/seasonal CAP and Camp staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Directs all operations of the before- and after-school CAP program and full day summer camp program, including but not limited to: hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining staff, communicating with parents and participants, behavior management, purchasing and budgeting • Communicates regularly and works closely with local public school administrators to enhance the before- and after-school programs • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program changes • Works with the Northwest Special Recreation Association on inclusion for CAP and camp program participants • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Requisitions purchases and distributes equipment and supplies • Inputs seasonal program guide information into Activenet registration software • Submits marketing requests in conjunction with Marketing department • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Conducts staff meetings • Submits annual grant applications • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Elementary Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a school aged, before/after school or day camp program supervisor • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Thorough knowledge of school-aged programming • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities. The employee shall be on call as required and is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $55,640 - $61,769, based on qualifications

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of professional references by October 30, 2017 to Alisa Kapusinski, Superintendent of Recreation Programs, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer..

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Alisa Kapusinski

 Closing Date

October 30, 2017

 $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications

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

Location: Cole Administration Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, occasional evenings and weekends to address emergent issues and/or special projects. Salary: $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is desired, with at least eight years of related experience, three (3) years at a supervisory/management level. Comprehensive knowledge in facilities maintenance, construction administration, or closely related discipline. Must possess excellent analytical, budgeting and reporting skills to evaluate and recommend alternative actions with minimal direction. Personnel management skills necessary to effectively plan, motivate, train and supervise the work of professional and technical staff. Must have strong communication skills and experience in directing maintenance crews. Proficient computer skills in MS Office and work order applications with aptitude to learn and evaluate other software systems. Certification in HVAC and Aquatic Facility Operations (or CPO) preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Assistant Director of Facility Operations is responsible for the overall, capital improvements, and quality maintenance and repair of all indoor and outdoor district facilities including playgrounds, shelters, aquatic centers, community centers, structures, etc. This includes all physical elements and systems in buildings and park facilities such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aquatic systems, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, potential construction and repair projects. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the district management team and collaborates closely with parks and recreation personnel. This position directly oversees the Facilities & Trades Manager and the Aquatics Maintenance Supervisor. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

November 10, 2017


Under the Leadership of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Supervisor is charged with leading the operations of a variety of youth, teen and adult programs including athletics and swimming and assisting with special events. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership skills, a positive team attitude, ambition to expand and grow programs, look beyond industry trends and challenge themselves with new and creative ideas. The candidate will need to possess an understanding of work-life balance, open-mindedness, ability to embrace change, trustworthiness, effective communication skills and the ability to align with the mission and values of the organization. As a supervisor, this team member will be actively engaged with their programs throughout multiple facilities, fields and parks to ensure all aspects of programming are meeting expectations. Will be active in the community with special events and given the nature of programming nights and weekends would be necessary at times. This position will begin as part-time 30 hours per week with participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and with the possibility of moving towards a full time opportunity with added benefits.

Minimum of an Associates Degree in Recreation, Education, Physical Education or Sports Management. Preferences will be given to those holding a Bachelor's Degree in the above mentioned fields, Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor Certification and experience in program supervision and management.

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 Crete Park District


Janel Geary

 Closing Date

December 12, 2017

 $14-$16 per hour

Reporting to the Director of Director of Willowbrook Corner Programs, this position directly carries out After-School and Summer Learning Programs delivered by The Community House at Willowbrook Corner. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the planning, organization, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of youth education programs, in the Willowbrook Corner community and will supervise program staff in the performance of their responsibilities.

Based in Hinsdale and serving the surrounding area, The Community House is a multi-service organization which provides recreation and cultural activities, counseling and therapeutic services focused on mental health and autism support, education support, and volunteer opportunities. The vision of TCH is to build a caring and vibrant community for youth, families and seniors in southeastern DuPage County.

Direct Reports

After School Club Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers) Summer Day Camp Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers) Independent Contractors


Collaborate with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.

Program Management

Implement, monitor and evaluate short and long-term program goals and standards for programs and services, develop new programs and activities based on community need and interest.

Supervision of Staff

Hire, Train and supervise program staff for the Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning after school and summer programs. Have consistent and positive communications with parents, school representative and community members.

Weekly Schedule

The position is 30 hours per week, year round. Typical school-year hours are 10:15am to 6:15pm, Monday through Thursday, (hours may change based on program need). Summer hours will vary based on program need.


Bachelors’ Degree in Recreation/Education or related field 2 years experience with supervisory experience preferred

The Community House considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Application will be accepted until position is filled

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 The Community House


Rebecca Perkaus

 Closing Date

November 10, 2017

 22.21 - 27.79 - 33.37

Part-Time Position – 24 hours per week

Libertyville, IL

Application deadline: November 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.


The Communications Specialist focuses on creating content and developing media strategies that strengthen our presence in the community, build awareness of our brand, and inspire people to interact with and support their forest preserves. Primary role is writing news releases and pitching stories to the media, preparing articles for communications materials, and developing media outreach and public information campaigns that support our mission. Primary duties include building media and community relations, supporting public information campaigns, and writing content for a variety of media outlets, and digital/printed materials, including websites, advertisements, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.


Implements a variety of public affairs and marketing initiatives, including social media channels, advertising, mapping and location sites, mobile websites and apps, search engine optimization, email marketing, and other digital and print communication activities. Researches and implements new media technologies and processes, and explores opportunities and tools for interactive public feedback. Develops and recommends communication, marketing and advertising strategies, creates design and content, and produces a variety of promotional materials for facilities, master plan projects, exhibits, campaigns, educational and recreational programs, and preserves and trails. Handles various aspects of media relations and general communications, including fielding media calls, pitching story ideas, handling crisis communications, writing features, news releases, and photo opportunities, coordinating media tours or press conferences, and preparing award applications, letters, speeches, videos, and audio-visual presentations for Directors, Managers, and other staff. Promotes department activities, public safety, nature and history education programs, special events, new and existing preserves, trails and special facilities, and implements public information campaigns using websites, email marketing, advertising, and various other traditional and digital marketing tools. Handles purchasing process and facilitates related vendor contract negotiations. Takes digital photographs and videos; assists with, or hires vendors to oversee the production of commercial photography, videography, graphic design, writing, and printing. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic and web design, digital arts, or a related field. Two years of writing, media relations, social media, e-marketing, graphic design, or website content management and design. Familiarity with a variety of marketing and public relations and website concepts, best practices, and procedures. Experience working with multiple marketing channels. Advanced skills in writing, editing, use of content management systems, HTML, CSS, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, proofreading, digital files, and in use of content management systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to make presentations for staff, media outlets, and community groups. Knowledge in the use of audiovisual and photography equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Completed applications must be submitted by November 3, 2017, at 4:30 pm.


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 207 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

November 3, 2017