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 43,000.00 - $48,000.00


This full-time position is responsible for supporting the marketing team as it relates to special events, sponsorship, fund-raising, partnerships, and coordination of event details and follow-up for various District facilities and departments; e.g. Cosley Zoo, Arrowhead Golf, Parks Plus Fitness, Aquatics, Dupage County Historical Museum, and Recreation. 


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, or a related field and a minimum of two (2) years’ of experience in sales, fundraising, special events, event sponsorship, or marketing field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in social networking and social media a plus. Must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite and desktop publishing software. Must have and maintain:  a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; race director certification or obtain within one (1) year of employment; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment. Must have great organizational skills, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to multi-task and work calmly and effectively under pressure. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   (not all inclusive)

1.Plan, coordinate, attend, and follow through on park district programs and special events.

2.Coordinate and execute the planning and preparation for fund-raising events including sponsorship, solicitation, event promotions, purchasing materials, equipment, volunteer recruitment, sponsorship management and physical set up of event.

3.Coordinate staff to develop promotional marketing and sponsorship materials, seasonal guide, and website information as needed.

4.Develop e-mail blasts: sending advertisements to corporations and community members informing them of upcoming events.

5.Be a public figure and representative of the park district for networking and recruiting of sponsors.

6.Work with special committees to coordinate promotion of special events and programs.

7.Assist with accurately proofing and editing the seasonal program guide.

8.Distribute marketing materials to park district facilities and community businesses (e.g. posters, signage) in a timely manner.

9.Post event and program updates on various online calendars.

10.Coordinate email marketing program.

11.Maintain a current email database.

12.Assist with weekly and monthly reports as assigned.

13.Contribute to a feedback rich environment.

14.Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer.


This position must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods with frequent repetitive hand/arm movements such as when working on a computer.  This position must also be able to occasionally move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. and rarely over shoulders and head weighing up to 50 lbs.; will occasionally position one’s self to set up events.  Occasionally this position will be required to move about at indoor and outdoor events, etc.


40+ Monday - Friday plus nights and weekends as needed for special events, networking, fundraising, or fundraising events/needs.


$43,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year, DOQ

Benefit Package

We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

To apply for this position go to:

The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

August 25, 2017

 52,000/yr + / depending on qualifications

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

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. At least 5 years of work experience in the field of safety or risk management is required or the ability to relate experience and applicability. Relevant safety or risk management certifications are desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word and Outlook with aptitude to learn other systems/applications. Strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

Duties:The Risk Manager is under the direction of the Sr. Director of Finance and Administration and is responsible for general safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations, functions, grounds and facilities. This position is responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of procedural policies as they relate to loss prevention, insurance issues, safety, and accident investigation. Works closely with the Park District Risk Management Agency on Loss Control Review every three years and worker’s compensation claims. This position also conducts safety training and other district wide training programs. Will head up the Safety Team and hold monthly meetings and complete monthly Board reports. Will develop and implement various safety incentive programs. The hours of employment may fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs, special events and accident investigations as necessary. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 70,000 + Based on Experience and Qualifications

The Deerfield Park District is recruiting for a Full-Time Manager of Finance & Human Resources. We offer a competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $70,000 + based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan, IMRF Pension, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays and sick time.

This position manages the day-to-day accounting, budgeting and cash management functions of the district, as well as all Human Resource activities. Please review the job description and apply online at Job ID #283 under Administration.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Deerfield Park District


Bob Taylor

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range: $18.83 - $23.81

JOB SUMMARY Performs work related to, but not limited to, the inspection, maintenance and repair of facility electrical systems, alarm and fire prevention systems and miscellaneous hardware and equipment.

JOB FUNCTIONS • Performs facility maintenance work as necessary. Makes routine inspections and preventative maintenance repairs on electrical systems and components throughout Park District facilities. Inspects facilities for electrical code and safety compliance. • Performs routine electrical repairs such as replacing motors, exhaust fans, lighting fixtures, electrical outlets, appliances, light switches, and ballasts. • Assists with administrative tasks, such as ordering and purchasing supplies, preparing reports, monitoring and enforcing contracts. • Maintains District wide Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System • Maintains Skylogix Athletic Field Lighting System. • Maintains schedule and inventory for all timers throughout District, including, but not limited to, parking lot lighting and facility lighting. • Troubleshoots electrical systems. • Assists with electrical related tasks for the startup of seasonal facilities such as Pirates Cove and Rainbow Falls. • Assists in the planning, promotion and administering of safety programs and inspections. • Familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge of building and equipment maintenance and related areas including but not limited to miscellaneous hardware and equipment, general mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, painting, carpentry and construction with an emphasis in electrical repairs, electrical maintenance and alarm and fire prevention systems. • Knowledge of the principles, methods, tools and equipment used in electrical trades including safety practices and general knowledge of the Electrical Code.
• Ability to use graphic instructions such as blueprints, layouts and other visual aids. • Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license.
• Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and Windows software.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in electrical work or a minimum of 2 years’ experience as journey level electrician. The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by education or formal training equivalent to a High School Degree plus four years’ experience in a related position. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit our website at:

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Racquet Sports Manager is responsible for the efficient operation, maintenance, and the development of programs and services of the Wilmette Tennis and Platform Clubs.

The minimum requirement shall be a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college in recreation or other allied field.

Preference will be given to an individual with a minimum of five years of administrative experience and with previous experience in a tennis facility.

USPTA or PTR certification preferred.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits • Full-Time Position • Excellent benefits package including health, life, dental and vision insurance, vacation, and IMRF Pension and 457b retirement savings.

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 Wilmette Park District


Jeffrey Bowen

 Closing Date

September 7, 2017