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 $20.28 per hour + depending on experience and qualifications

The Park District of Oak Park is looking for a Gymnastic Coach to teach preschool classes, boys recreational class levels 1-3 and boys USAG team levels 4-10. We are a maxed out program with a strong focus on both recreational and team programs. Must have previous experience coaching boys’ team levels 4-10, planning and developing for optional boys routines and willing to coach preschool aged classes. If you are dependable, honest and a team player this is the gym for you. Great benefits include, health, dental, life insurance, paid time off, $300 wellness reimbursement and a retirement plan.

Summer 2018 working hours are M-F days and school year hours are 4 week day evenings plus Saturdays. Subject to change based on business needs. To apply please go to our website

For further information please contact Gymnastics Manager Jamie Lapke at
The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. NCTRC eligibility desired. Related experience will be considered.
2. Must have the ability and knowledge to plan, supervise, implement, and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs.
3. Must demonstrate leadership skills and possess strong oral and written communication skills.
4. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required.
5. First Aid, CPR is required or attainable upon employment.
6. Pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol test required.

The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. The position is full-time, but hours must be flexible to accommodate evening, weekend and overnight programs. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for approximately 20-30 hours of leading programs per week and to supervise 3-4 special events each season. Programs run seasonally for 26-28 weeks of the year. The remainder of time is dedicated to program planning, miscellaneous programs, development and trips. Driving is essential to the position. Recreation Specialist is required to transport self to programs they supervise or staff. Also, must be trained to drive SSSRA vehicles for transportation of participants, equipment and other program needs.

1. Supervise, plan, implement, lead and evaluate weekly programs, day camps, cooperative programs, special events, away trips, and occasionally inclusion programs. 2. Provide supervision and care of individuals, including behavior management, dispensing
medication, and assistance in daily self-care. 3. Professionally communicate with parents, guardians, co-workers, outside agencies, and other professionals. 4. To assist the Superintendent in implementing the outreach efforts of the association according to the Strategic Plan Initiatives. Meet with school personnel in order to promote SSSRA services and events when applicable. Supervise outreach special events and after school programs. 5. Plan for and coordinate the Day Trippers/Sunday Social Club program. Planning consists of creating seasonal calendars, buying tickets, gathering supplies, and routing participant transportation. 6. Plan for and coordinate overnight camps. Planning consists of developing an agenda/calendar, packing lists, overnight forms, medication distribution records.
Information then provided to participants, families, part-time staff and placed in program information binder. 7. To serve as the alternate Safety Coordinator for agency program areas. To assist in the preparation for PDRMA Loss Control Reviews. Duties include, but are not limited to those guidelines outlined by the agency’s risk management program. 8. Assist in orientation and training of part-time staff and volunteers. 9. Write and prepare routine and special reports. 10. Provide pertinent program information to the Public Relations Manager for flyers, brochures and news releases. 11. Participate in agency fundraising events and promotion of SSSRA through public relations activities. 12. To be available by cell phone, in accordance with the Association’s Cellular Phone Usage Policy, when you are responsible for a particular program, even if the program occurs outside of your regular business hours. 13. To prepare and manage program related budget line items. 14. All other duties deemed necessary by the supervising Manager, Superintendent or Executive Director.

Safety Duties:
1. To actively support the safety program by obeying and enforcing safety guidelines and procedures. 2. To practice safety and risk management in daily work. 3. To promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor. 4. To ensure the timely and accurate completion of incident reports.


SITTING: intermittent 20-25 hrs/week (desk & vehicle)

CROUCHING: to lift participant or equipment up to 300 pounds, with assistance of other staff

LIFTING: participants in and out of wheelchairs, supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs.

TRANSPORTATION: ability to get to and from programs and office, provide other transportation for participants

PARTICIPATION: ability to actively participate in program activities 20-30 hrs/week i.e. swim, bowl, sports, music, day camp

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 South Suburban Special Recreation Association


Katie Lucas

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018

 Starting Salary $14.33/HR-$17.50/HR

Working Hours: The Administrative Assistant is a full time non exempt position working 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM, including ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Summary: The Administrative Assistant is our front line customer service representative, responsible for managing all recreation program registration and assisting the recreation staff with program preparation and management.

Qualifications: High school graduate. Minimum of 21 years of age. A minimum of 1 year experience in customer service with preference given to those individuals with a parks and recreation background. Computer experience using Word, Excel, G Suite, and ActiveNet, with an aptitude for learning additional software applications, as needed. A valid Illinois State Driver License (Class A).

Immediate Supervisor: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director and the Superintendent of Recreation.

Essential Functions:
1. Communicate with the Executive Director and the Superintendent of Recreation regularly on park district matters. 2. Serve as receptionist at the front desk of the administration office. Attend to customer needs and answer phone calls. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. 3. Administer all recreation program registration for the Park District. Input all program registration. Process all refunds and submit to Superintendent of Finance for refund check processing. Proficient or ability to be proficient in ActiveNet within one month of employment. Troubleshoot any ActiveNet issues. Contact participants who have incomplete or incorrect registrations. Maintain Google Calendar for all programs, events, and rentals. 4. Assist with the development of all seasonal Fun Guides. Review three proofs of each seasonal Fun Guide. Enter Seasonal Fun Guide events and programs into ActiveNet. Assist the Marketing & Communications Supervisor with the mailing/distribution of the Fun Guides.
5. Assists the recreation staff in the management of recreation programs. Print updated program/event roster and attendance sheet before each program/event begins (and when requested by the instructor), and file them at the end of each program/event. Send email boosts with link to promote class enrollment in classes with low enrollment numbers. Inform participants via phone/email when a program has been cancelled due to weather or other conflict. Maintain Rain Hotline with current field and programs status. 6. Responsible for the record keeping and distribution of the platform tennis fob keys, platform tennis reservation number ID, and distribution of platform tennis balls to members. 7. Assist the recreation staff in the set up and coordination of programs, events, and staff/volunteer trainings. Coordinate meals/food for staff/volunteer trainings. 8. Manage front desk cash drawer. Manage and balance all cash and check transactions daily, and create daily reports for the Superintendent of Finance. 9. Manage Financial Assistance Scholarship Program. 10. Maintain a centralize file system for the Park District’s administration files, including, but not limited to official records, minutes, ordinances, and resolutions. 11. Manage and keep current Park District literature in The Depot, the park bulletin boards, and at other public facilities. 12. Process all outgoing and incoming mail and distribute at appropriate parties. 13. Manage all equipment rentals. 14. Manage park banner/sign permit program. 15. Maintain the inventory of all office supplies and equipment. Coordinate the purchase of office supplies. 16. Promote a quality loss control/safety program for the park district. Serve as Safety Committee Secretary. Manage all first aid supplies for the agency. 17. Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Superintendent of Recreation.

Highly competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision, and retirement pension (IMRF) .

Interested candidates should send a resume and a completed River Forest Park District Job Application to Michael Sletten, 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60306 or at

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 River Forest Park District


Michael Sletten Sletten

 Closing Date

May 11, 2018

 $15.50 - $17.00/Hour

Primary Duties • Horticulture a. Landscape- Installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, & landscape beds. Apply fertilizers & herbicides as required b. Native Areas- maintenance of prairies, woodlands, wetlands, & trails c. Ponds- maintain shorelines and aquatic vegetation d. Irrigation- maintenance & repair of irrigation systems e. Tree work- installation, removal, & pruning as required • Grounds a. Asphalt work- maintain all Park District parking lots/drives including, asphalt repairs, car stops, litter, and sweeping b. Signage- install and maintain Park District signage c. Fencing- install and maintain Park District fencing d. Drainage- installation and maintenance of above and below ground drainage e. Snow Removal- remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways throughout the Park District as required • General a. Ability to operate tractors, skid loaders, trucks, mowers, and various hand tools including chainsaws. Be responsible for proper adjustments of equipment to accomplish tasks as required. b. Mowing and trimming using tractors, hand mowers, and trimmers c. Assists with special event set-up, operation, and clean-up as required d. Light construction - carpentry, concrete, and plumbing e. Removal of garbage and litter from park areas

Qualifications • High school graduate or equivalent.
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must have minimum two years’ experience in park maintenance or related field.
• Must be able obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License, and be able to have flexible hours during prime seasons.
• Knowledge of native plant material and native area maintenance preferred.
• Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

For complete posting and to apply visit under the Employment tab.

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-25 per hour DOQ

The Wilmette Park District is looking for a Head Sailing Supervisor at the Sailing Beach in Gillson Park. This is a Seasonal position from May 1 – October 25, 2018 with a minimum of 36 hours per week. The ideal applicant would be a proficient sailor, swimmer and power boat operator with supervisory or management experience.

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 Wilmette Park District


Holly Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled