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 Annual salary starts at $38,700 ($18.50 hour)

Description: The Park Specialist II is responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District.

Job Summary: The individual serves as one of the mowing crew leads for their assigned route and supervises 2-3 seasonal staff members. The position is responsible for all mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, and herbicide applications on their assigned route along with spring and fall cleanups. Additional duties include, but are not limited to tree removal and pruning, turf renovations, trash removal, mulching beds and tree rings, athletic field maintenance, parking lot repairs, special events, and snow removal.

Qualifications: Prior experience with leading a mowing crew, park maintenance, and mowing equipment operation/repair are preferred. The position requires candidates to be able to obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification, and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment.

The Park Specialist II works a schedule of Monday through Friday (6:30 am to 3:00 pm) with overtime for pre/post season cleanup, special events, and snow removal.

Benefits We Offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts an Usage Benefits

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 Elmhurst Park District


Dan Payne

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


We are seeking a dynamic and creative Graphic Design and Social Media Specialist to implement and support the District’s brand image through digital, electronic, and print media. The Graphic Design and Social Media Specialist will assist the marketing department in the creation of graphics and promotion of all aspects of the park district, including fitness programs, capital projects, special events, camps, facilities, and general recreation programming. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding graphic design skills, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in photography and videography, considerable skill in analyzing issues and problem-solving, a proven ability to build relationships, and the ability to portray a professional image of the District.

This position requires a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or a related field and a minimum of one year of experience in digital media, design or marketing with demonstrated experience in graphic design.

Advanced knowledge of computers with experience with content management systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media platforms is essential. Anyone interested in the position must complete the online application with a cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio with a minimum of five graphic design/social media samples.

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 Glencoe Park District


Erin Maassen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.00 - $21.00 per hour based on qualifications

BACKGROUND The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,700) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system. The Village of Fox Lake has a total area of 9.942 square miles of which around 20% is water.

The Village of Fox Lake is seeking interested applicants for the position of Special Event and Marketing Coordinator. The Special Event and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for special event coordination, planning, marketing, and implementation. The Special Events and Marketing Coordinator will assist Administration in marketing of events and the Village as a whole. Additionally, this position will be responsible for securing and maintaining sponsor relationships, and establishing and implementing a volunteer program for the Parks and Recreation Division.


The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Events

Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, management, marketing and coordination of several special events including but not limited to: 1) Celebrate Fox Lake 2) Bloody Mary Fest 3) Summer Art Series 4) Fox Lake Farmers Market 5) Fox Lake Fish Fest 6) Festival of Lights 7) Fox Lake Triathlon 8) Other special events as assigned


The Special Event and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of marketing for all Parks and Recreation Division programs and events, in addition to other Village and Departmental events are requested through a variety of avenues including: 1) Print Media (press, posters, newsletter) 2) E-Media (website, e-newsletter) 3) Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) 4) Other avenues as assigned.

Sponsorship Management

The Special Event and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for growing and maintaining the Village’s current sponsorship program. There are three areas for sponsorship which the Special Event and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for managing: 1) Parks Partner 2) Community Program Sponsorships 3) Special Event Sponsorships 4) Other sponsorships as requested

Volunteer Program Management

The Special Event and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing and growing a volunteer program for the Parks and Recreation Division. This volunteer base will be utilized for special events, and community programs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Many of the above listed events are on weekends, Holidays, and evenings. This individual must be available to work as outlined above.

Experience and Education

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Tourism, business, marketing; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills. Requires a working knowledge of office equipment and data processing equipment (i.e., computer software programs such as those in a Microsoft Office environment). Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and electronic tools such as Constant Contact is desired.

Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug/alcohol screen following a conditional offer of employment. A thorough background investigation, including personal and professional references, criminal background and credit check will be conducted prior to offer of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A candidate for this position should have thorough knowledge of the following: 1) Considerable knowledge of recreation and programming implementation and programming; 2) Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and electronic tools such as Constant Contact; 3) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other employees, outside agencies (i.e. Chamber, Promote Fox Lake etc.) and Village officials; 4) Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 5) Ability to prioritize projects, and complete tasks with little supervision; 6) Knowledge of marketing of events including via social media, print, electronic and in person; 7) Experience in volunteer cultivation and management; 8) Experience in gathering sponsors and fostering sponsorship relations.


This position interacts with residents on a frequent basis. This position regularly interacts with other Village employees.


All qualified candidates should submit a completed job application (blank application located on the Village of Fox Lake’s website at, cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references to: and indicate (Job ID #01-18) in the subject line. Hard copies (mailed, faxed, or hand delivered) applications will be declined.


Position is open until filled. First review of applications will be March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Village of Fox Lake, please visit our website at

Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Human Resources Division at 847-587-3971


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 Village of Fox Lake


Laura Linehan

 Closing Date

March 15, 2018

 41,000 - 45,000

Position: The supervisor is responsible for the development, budgeting, organization and promotion of a variety of recreation programs in the areas of Preschool, Dance, Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs including the swim team. The Supervisor also oversees the day to day operations of the Swimming Pool.

Essential Duties: • Maintains a thorough understanding of the Park District’s policies and operations. Enforce and interpret those policies as needed • Involved with evaluation of all recreational facilities for program usage and capital improvements • Oversees area personnel including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests • Ensures all personnel have appropriate certifications • Creates new and inventive recreational programs on a regular basis • Coordinates area programs and facility schedules • Assists with area operations statistical reports (trends, recommendations) • Handles public information and advertising for assigned programs and facilities • Administers all aspects of the program area budget • Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts • Purchases and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities. • Oversees and prepares recreation/facility personnel payroll • Manages day to day operations under the Ellis and Associates guidelines

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field. Prefer a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the Recreation field with facility management experience desired. Excellent (oral and written) communication and organization skills. A practical knowledge of programming and facility management. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications. Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment. Strong organization and interpersonal skills. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.

About River Trails Park District: Our Mission is to enrich the lives of our diverse community by providing quality parks, facilities and programs for recreation, education and wellness. River Trails Park District seeks innovative team members who are creative and critical thinkers that endorse fun. River Trails Park District serves the communities of Mount Prospect & Prospect Heights.

To apply: Complete our online job application at and attach a current resume and cover letter.** Note: Consideration will only be given to applications completed online (please no resumes via email, mail, fax, etc.) **

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 River Trails Park District


Geralyn Konsewicz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 to $53,000, depending on qualifications

The City of Collinsville is currently accepting applications for the full-time, supervisory position of Parks and Open Space Superintendent. This position reports directly to the Director of Parks and Recreation.

The Superintendent will be responsible for all park maintenance, municipal grounds maintenance, and municipal forestry. This includes project and construction management, planning and the ability to effectively direct and lead assigned personnel consisting of subordinate laborers, seasonal staff and community service workers and volunteers.

Primary duties include but are not limited to: managing landscape operations of park grounds, as well as the in-house construction, maintenance and care of all the park buildings, facilities, and equipment; supervisory part-time and seasonal personnel; developing and tracking performance standards; budgeting; and procuring equipment and materials.

Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions will include exposure to weather – ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold – and associated elements like rain, snow, ice, wind, etc. Exposure to various chemicals (fertilizers, cleaning agents, oil fuels, etc.) is to be expected.

QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Certification as an arborist and NRPA Safety Inspector are highly preferred.

In addition, the candidate must have a minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in parks and have the ability to obtain training and certifications for CPR, First Aid, AED and Certified Playground Safety Inspector. Must have a valid driver’s license.

SALARY and BENEFITS Salary range is $45,000 to $53,000, depending on qualifications. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision and prescription 100% funded by the City for single coverage. Pension is with the Illinois Municipal Retirement system.

APPLICATION To receive full consideration, submit cover letter, resume and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three to five professional work-related references by midnight CST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Successful candidates must pass a background, physical, and drug screening after contingent job offer.

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 City of Collinsville


Stacey O'Brien
No phone calls please

 Closing Date

February 28, 2018