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 $45,009 - $56,261 DOQ

FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER MANAGER Classification: Full-time-exempt; Department: Recreation

SUMMARY: The Family Aquatic Center Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the Family Aquatic Center, Splash Island, and the Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Center pool (aquatic facilities). This position directly manages the Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards.

SUPERVISORY: The Family Aquatic Center Manager directly reports to the Deputy Director. The Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards directly report to the Family Aquatic Center Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Prepare board reports, administration reports and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings. • Prepare and monitor monthly financial reports for all aquatic facilities. • Prepare payroll for up to 120 staff directly reporting to this position. Oversee payroll for all aquatic facilities. • Discipline and prepare performance appraisals for up to 120 staff reporting to this position. • Prepare annual budget with direction from the Deputy Director. • Recruit and select the employment of Park District personnel. • Directly supervise the Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff, and lifeguards. • Work with the Aquatic Supervisor to develop and manage schedules of Assistant Pool Managers, swim team staff and lifeguards. • Directly manage weekly in-service lifeguard training programs. • Manage the ordering and inventory of all pool supplies. Work with vendors to ensure cost savings and qualities of products are maximized. • Coordinate StarGuard audit and Lifeguard training. • Oversee all aquatics programs, swim lessons, and swim team program. • Program and administer aquatic special events. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Work with the Marketing & Promotions Manager to effectively market the Family Aquatic Center. • Develop and submit seasonal brochure copy to the Marketing & Promotions Manager. • Work with IT Manager to update and maintain the Park District web page. • Manage all aquatic facilities’ maintenance contracts. Meet with contractors regularly to ensure the quality and quantity of work is being performed per the contractual agreement. • Prepare all documentation for contracts that are up for renewal and forward to the Deputy Director, Building Engineer, as well as the Park District’s legal counsel for approval/signature. • Inspect aquatic facilities. Document any necessary facility, equipment and custodial repairs. Follow up in correcting any problems. • Maintain the physical condition of all aquatic facilities at a high degree of quality with attention to detail. • Operate all aquatic facilities in accordance with the State of Illinois and DuPage County Health Department Pool/Spa Codes. Administer and document pool water tests in accordance with applicable codes and adjust pool equipment as needed to maintain correct water balance. • Work with the Family Recreation Center (FRC) Manager for the ordering of custodial supplies. • Serve as a representative on the District’s Safety Committee. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. Ensure necessary safety training is completed for staff, especially for high-risk tasks (i.e., confined space entry, lockout/tagout, chemical handling). • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • Participate in Park District special events as assigned. • Perform any duties as assigned by the Deputy Director or Executive Director. • Communicate with the Deputy Director regularly on Park District matters.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct regular staff meetings. • Represent the Park District in various public forums. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Perform lifeguard duties when necessary. • Attend conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Perform other duties as assigned

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Must be able to function under stressful situations, especially when first aid or CPR is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform physical work necessary for pool equipment operations or back flow procedures.
• Perform lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.

HOURS: The Family Aquatic Center Manager is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week, including a half hour unpaid lunch daily. Scheduled hours vary and are determined based on programs and facility needs. This position may require night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly. The Family Aquatic Center Manager is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies at the Aquatic Center.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field is required. • A minimum of 4 years experience in aquatic facility management is required, with preference given to those individuals with Parks and Recreation background. • Basic knowledge of computers is required. • A valid Illinois State Driver's License is required. • Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred. • The following certifications are required: • Lifeguard Instructor Certification • Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or must obtain within one year

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Dave Thommes, Director of Recreation and Facilities. Email: or by mail to: Dave Thommes, Director of Recreation and Facilities, Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, Il, 60523

No phone calls please.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Dave Thommes

 Closing Date

May 4, 2018

 33,565 + DOQ + IMRF and Excellent Benefits

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating of a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs and services for individuals with disabilities within the Northwest Special Recreation Associations 17 member districts. Represent NWSRA at meetings, support community access to recreation for individuals with disabilities and advocate for the development of recreation programs for everyone.

DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: The Manager of Special Recreation



POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Graduate from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, or related field of study. 2.Knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with disabilities. 3.Current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to get certified within an allotted amount of time determined by the policy of the Association and/or the Executive Director. 4.Minimum of one year of full time experience with children and adults with various disabilities. 5.Demonstrate knowledge of disabling conditions, and experience in planning and implementation of a wide range of recreation programs for people with disabilities. 6.Ability to assess, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate activity programs for recreation, leisure and the therapeutic recreation programs. 7.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with full-time staff, student interns, part-time staff, volunteers, parents/guardians, participants, park district and school district personnel, as well as members of the general public. 8.Experience working with part time and volunteers employees with a supervisory style that includes well-developed organizational skills. 9.Demonstrate strong leadership qualities; confidence, maturity, flexibility and professionalism. 10.Knowledge of current standards of professional practice and ability to apply these standards to daily work. Highly motivated, self-starter, outgoing and confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in the oral and written format is required. 11.Work independently, solve simple to complex problems, demonstrate dependability, promptness and punctuality, and convey a positive attitude to others. 12.Knowledge of computer skills; Office, Word, Excel and Outlook. 13.Ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion. Ability to perform required duties under stressful situations without supervision. 14.First Aid/CPR/CPI certification required. 15.Ability to drive agency vehicles based on driver’s abstract. 16.Ability to attain Illinois Commercial Drivers License (CDL). 17.Must pass the pre-employment drug testing, physical and criminal background check.

To see the entire job description or apply, visit Please attach resume to application or send to Trisha Breitlow at

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 Northwest Special Recreation Association


Trisha Breitlow
847-392-2848 ext260

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $38,500 - $42,500 annual depending upon qualifications plus excellent benefits package.

The Waukegan Park District serves a community of over 90,000 residents in northern Illinois 40 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The park district provides year round sports, recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Field House Programs & Services at our award winning Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Responsibilities and Duties include: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on Field House activities. -Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. -Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction and/or deletion of programs and services. -Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. -Develop and oversee a customer service training program and procedure guideline for all park district front desk staff. -Assist in operation of the Field House. -Assist in the organization, implementation, and fitness membership recruitment, registration, retention, and orientation. -Assist in the monitoring of program registrations and front desk procedures. -Assist in child center development and scheduling of appropriate programs and services within its confines. -Assist in climbing wall development and scheduling, including safety maintenance and staff training. -Develop and implement long range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. -Assist in development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. -Assist in maintaining an accurate membership database and provide reports when needed. -Schedule facility rental and program use. -Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. -Oversee, reconcile, and deposit daily Field House deposits/batches. -Actively promote recreation programs, services, and facilities to the general public. -Review and prepare costs for the annual budget. Oversee the expenditures and accounting of funds within area of responsibility, including cash reports. -Submit recommendations for Capital Improvement Projects. -Secure alternate funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising. -Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. -Attend pertinent department/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. -Participate in park district Safety Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. -Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties. -Participate and become involved in the organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation. -Serve on in-house committees. -Attend seminars and training workshops. -Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management or related field and one year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, fitness club, social services agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. One national certification, two preferred, from the exercise or fitness associations, such as ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NSCA, ISSA required within six months.

Candidates can apply online at:

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for development, supervision of all senior programs; special events for the residents of Foss Park District.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises volunteer Senior Citizens and other volunteers for senior programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Plans and implements comprehensive programs and trips for the older adult population programs consistent with goals and objectives of Foss Park District. Keeps alert to current trends with geriatric field and keeps alert to needs and desires of program participants.

  1. Conducts meetings, special event, oversees elections and obeys by laws.

  2. Prepares P.O. and check request in accordance with established accounting procedures.

  3. Maintain a system of records and reports and submits all necessary reports on a time basis.

  4. Abides by and follows all policies and procedures of Foss Park District.

  5. Assist in proper inventory of all supplies and materials and assists in risk management.

  6. Responsible for promotion and publicity of Senior Programs. Submits copy for Park District brochures. Strives to create community awareness of the recreational needs of seniors.

  7. Establishes and nurtures a positive public image. Attends regularly community meetings that have importance to the effective functioning of assigned program area.

  8. Works cooperatively with recreation staff and other departments to schedule facilities to avoid conflicts in program implementation and vehicle usages.

  9. Attends scheduled staff meetings, training, workshops as assigned.

  10. Complete forty hours of job related training yearly.

  11. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

HOURS: Senior Coordinator shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by the Recreation Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility are required.

EDUCATION: Preferred Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Administration or Gerontology or related field desirable. A combination of education and work experience may substitute for B. S. degree.

EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) experience in program planning for seniors. Knowledge and Abilities: • General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure field with special emphasis in gerontology. • Considerable knowledge and abilities to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate senior programs, special events and trips. • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

LICENSES: • Valid Driver’s License. • CPR

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical condition adequate to drive park district vehicle(15 passenger non-CDL license bus), to conduct programs, special events and trips.

If interested, please submit your resume by May 11, 2018 to Brad Skof, Business Manager,, Foss Park District 1730 Lewis Ave. North Chicago, IL 60064 847-689-7480

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 Foss Park District


Brad Skof

 Closing Date

May 11, 2018

 $15.00 - $17.00/Hour

Primary Duties

The Human Resources/Accounting Specialist is responsible for acting as support staff to the HR Department, for daily balancing of receipts, and processing accounts receivable for banquets and weddings. This position will assist with counting cash, accounts payable, and payroll processing when needed.


• An Associate’s degree in human resources or related field along with some work experience preferred. • Experience in accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, cash, and cash handling. • Attention to detail, accuracy, follow-up, and dependability are required.
• Strong general math skills required.
• Must have ability to understand financial applications and/or systems. • Knowledge of current computer software with regards to Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook are required. • Experience with Restaurant/Banquet accounting and/or gratuity/tipped pay preferred.
• Excellent grammar, strong customer service and interpersonal skills are essential to the position.

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

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 Bartlett Park District


Judy Artos

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018