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 $10 - $15/hour

The mission of the Lombard Park District is to Provide People with Quality Recreation Opportunities to Enjoy Life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 340 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association, and was a finalist in 2017. In 2016, the District received accreditation from the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for meeting 151 national standards. These awards provide recognition to the District for providing exceptional services to the community of Lombard.

Description: The Lombard Park District is seeking motivated individuals with a passion for working with kids to join our Before & After School Care Program, Club Rec. Must be available Monday-Friday from 6:45am-8:30am and/or 2:45-6:30pm during the school year. Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Experience working with children is preferred. Enrollment in a college degree program in education, recreation, or a related field is desired.

Duties and Responsibilities Lead a group of children through daily before or after-school activities including snack, homework time, arts & crafts, outdoor and indoor recreation games. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents, and activity planning.

To Apply: Please visit us at www.lombardparks.com – go to “Home” and then “Job Opportunities” to complete our online job application. Please attach a resume and cover letter.

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 Lombard Park District

 Contact

Katie Manheim
630 953-6102
kmanheim@lombardparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000-$55,000 DOQ

Description: Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor II, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of a variety of summer camps, busing, childhood enrichment art and general interest programs, a variety of District-wide special events, the management of several district affiliate contracts and the development of new programs. Responsibilities include the supervision of part-time staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related professional certification preferred. American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, valid driver’s license (IL) and intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Additionally, a successful candidate will have working experience with considerable knowledge in the areas of youth programming, childhood enrichment, art, and busing, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly (i.e. – software programs).

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be to: recruit, train, supervise and evaluate adequate staff and volunteers to operate areas of responsibility; assist with the preparation of an annual budget, including fee recommendations and supervising the expenditure of funds once approved by the Board; record and process all bills, request forms, end of season reports and miscellaneous reports; work collaboratively with recreation and facilities staff to develop comprehensive programs; make recommendations for improvements within areas of responsibility; make recommendations for dissemination of news releases, flyers, brochures and other public relations materials; assist with preparation of seasonal brochure and marketing for areas of responsibility; purchase supplies and equipment used in areas of responsibility in compliance with the Park District’s purchasing policy; plan, organize, implement and evaluate special events and programs, including making recommendations for the continual improvement of existing programs and development of new programs with current recreational needs of residents in mind; complete all required paperwork and process staff payroll.

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

Hours: Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Close Date: Open until filled

Apply: To apply for this full-time position, please visit our website at www.pdhp.org to submit your application, resume and cover letter.

E.O.E: The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park

 Contact

Cathy Fiori
847.579.3117
rbrainerd@pdhp.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.50/hour

Location: Reports to Greenhouse, 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am-3pm; some overtime and weekends may be necessary Salary: $17.50/hour

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field or three years related experience or equivalent combination of both. A minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff. General knowledge of plant identification and proper care as well as proper use of tools required. Ability to obtain (within six months) and maintain a Pesticide Operator’s License. Horticulturist shall be in good physical condition. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is also required.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Horticultural Supervisor, the Horticulturist is responsible for planting, cultivating, maintaining and harvesting landscape plants such as perennials, annuals, indigenous plants, and shrubs in environmentally controlled structures and throughout Park District facilities and parks by performing various duties. Supervisory skills are required. This position requires participation in the weekend greenhouse care rotation which requires some weekend work. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District

 Contact

Jadie Aguilar
jaguilar@fvpd.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,000-80,000 DOQ

Lisle Park District is seeking a Superintendent of Recreation to oversee the operations and services provided by the Community Park Fitness Center, Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle Station Museum and Recreation Center. 

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.lisleparkdistrict.org/jobs

Major responsibilities include the following.  Other responsibilities may be assigned.

Administers the planning, development and implementation of all recreational programming. Studies and evaluates the recreational needs of the community through the use of surveys, patron evaluations, focus groups and research of recreational trends. Oversees the proper operation of the Community Park Fitness Center, Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle Station Museum and Recreation Center.  Works with administration to evaluate staffing and volunteer requirements.  Develops recruitment strategies.  Hires, trains, manages and evaluates subordinate employees in accordance with Lisle Park District Employee Handbook. Oversees Recreation Programming staff to ensure consistency and efficiency in delivering services and dealing with the public. Promotes relationships with organizations and businesses that promote the goals of the park district and its recreational facilities, programs and special events. Recommends sources of alternative revenues through grants, collaborative relationships with other community groups, and vendors. Prepares, submits and oversees an annual budget plan for all areas of responsibility. Monitors revenue and expenses of facilities in addition to making long-range recommendations for capital expenditures. Conducts staff training in the areas of recreation programming and recreation policy and procedure development.

Requirements: Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word/Excel and Recreation programming software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation with an emphasis in park district management (masters preferred). CPRP preferred. A minimum of five years progressive, park district work related experience required.

Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds occasionally and a negligible amount frequently. 

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 Lisle Park District

 Contact

Dan Garvy

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 DOQ

Streamwood Park District is seeking a Superintendent of Recreation who is a team player and leader to manage all aspects of the Recreation Department while supporting the goals and initiatives of the park district, including providing quality programs and services to the community.

The Superintendent of Recreation will develop a business plan for the department that includes, but is not limited to member services, general programs, aquatics, museum, athletics, fitness, special events and programs. The Superintendent will develop, implement and manage the budget, programs and services for the Recreation Department and work collaboratively with the Marketing Department to market those programs and services. The Superintendent will manage the staff and set employee goals as well as work collaboratively with other departments and employees. This is an on-call position.

We are seeking candidates that have:

•Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Public Administration, Park Administration, or related field. •Minimum of 5-7 years of full time experience in related field. •Preference given to candidates with a minimum of 3-5 years of full time experience managing staff, special facilities and developing recreation programs and services. •Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) •Must have a valid driver’s license. •Must be Red Cross CPR and AED certified within 6 months of hiring. •Preference given to candidates with Incode 10 and RecTrac or ability to become proficient within 6 months of hiring. •Preference given to candidates with business planning or facility/programming net revenue generating experience. •Preference given to candidates with CPRP or willingness to obtain within 1 year of hiring (or as outlined in the qualification of obtain a CPRP). •Preference given to candidates with Illinois Food Sanitation Certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hiring.
•Compensation is based upon qualifications and the benefit package includes IMRF, health, dental, vision, vacation, holidays, personal, sick leave as well as additional benefits.

To be considered for this opportunity please email your resume and cover letter to dmlotek@earthlink.net.

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 Streamwood Park District

 Contact

Denise Mlotek
dmlotek@earthlink.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled