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The Pleasant Dale Park District is seeking a candidate for the position of Full-time Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all maintenance needs, custodial work, and grounds keeping for the district. This position is an "at will" employee which will require night and weekend hours and typically work more than 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have 5 years’ experience in building maintenance and trades and 3 years’ experience in supervision of staff. Experience safely operating power tools and various machinery required. The Maintenance Supervisor must be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. A valid state-issued driver's license and safe driving record required. Candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public.

Responsibilities: The Maintenance Supervisor will lead the maintenance staff in execution of all duties, including but not limited to: performing manual skilled and semi-skilled labor, routine landscaping, coordination with park district special events, spring and fall equipment and facility start-up and shutdown, snow removal, athletic field preparation, light construction, maintaining splash pad and park lighting, custodial services, preventative maintenance on vehicles and machinery, and building operations, all in various weather conditions. The position also requires administrative duties including departmental payroll, budgeting, and long-range planning.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a current resume and letter of interest to: Matt Russian 7425 S Wolf Road Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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Pleasant Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Pleasant Dale Park District


Matt Russian
No Phone Calls Please

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330 weekly stipend

The Glencoe Park District is seeking a highly motivated, energetic student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. The Park District provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee supervision, facility management, camps, aquatics, ice rink (seasonal), special events, marketing, and maintenance based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Qualifications: Currently working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophies of community recreational programming.

Recreation Intern must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain exceptional working relationships with peers, community groups, volunteers, independent contractors, co-workers, staff, supervisors and the public.

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed.

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 Glencoe Park District


Liz Visteen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 to $45,000

Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation, the Assistant Director of Recreation is responsible for assisting with the administrative planning, organization, marketing and supervision of Park District recreational services for all age groups in Veterans Park District. This position will supervise the Special Event Coordinator, the Active Adult Coordinator, and may supervise part time and seasonal employees as assigned by the Director of Recreation.


• Assists the Director of Recreation in planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating all recreation program, events, and facilities.
• Responsible for the planning, and management of Summer Day Camp and Sports Camp, including training and orientation. • Responsible for the supervision, budgeting and planning of the Active Adult Department programs and trips. • Develop/Create Park District seasonal program guide and newsletters in cooperation with recreation department staff. • Responsible for the overall promotion of all Park District events and programs, as well as the Park District as a whole through social media, print media, electronic media and other forms of communication with the public. • Oversee marketing/public relations duties such as preparing and distributing flyers, press releases, brochures, health fairs and community events, creating and submitting local news to various publications, school newsletters and updating websites and electronic signs. • Work with department staff to ensure effective promotion and awareness of VPD programs and special events at all facilities i.e. flyers, posters, newsletters, etc. • Acts as community outreach liaison in representing and marketing park district with outside organizations. • Responsible for the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator and Active Adult Coordinator including assisting with the budgeting and planning of all Special Events • Assist the Director of Recreation in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating recreation department staff. • Assist Director of Recreation with preparing and administering individual program budgets, monitoring expenditures and revenues, and payroll in accordance with established procedures. • Research, evaluate and make program and facility recommendations. • Conduct and attends a variety of training seminars, staff meetings, community and recreation meetings as needed; Conduct periodic program and facility visits of departmental activities. • Acts as Softball Tournament Logistics Coordinator.
• Act as Chair of the Green Team; Attend departmental staff meetings; Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

A. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Recreation Administration or related fields preferred.
B. One year related experience in a recreational setting preferred with emphasis in with Summer Camp Program development and management.


Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively written and orally; Ability to work in a fast paced environment; Display excellent communications, organizational and technological skills; Must be a self-starter; Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and cooperative attitude; Must be extremely flexible and able to handle more than one task at a time; Must have ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays if needed; Must be proficient with RecTrac, Microsoft office, excel, publisher and outlook; Must be proficient with the Internet and email; Bilingual preferred.


Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one. First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain. Able to pass a criminal background check.

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 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,640 - $61,769 based on qualifications

The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking at full-time Senior Center Supervisor to administer the daily operation and programming at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. This position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and supervises the part-time guest service staff, tour coordinator, program instructors and volunteers. Located in the third largest suburb in Cook County, IL, the Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 78,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. Our talented team consists of 103 full-time and 60 year-round part-time employees, and seasonally we grow from 500 to over 1,100 seasonal employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Develops, organizes and implements all senior recreation programming • Coordinates recreation events and services with the Village of Arlington Heights and other agencies, as needed in the Senior Center and community • Develops seasonal program guide, web content and publicity materials in conjunction with the Marketing staff • Manages the operation of Park District fitness, woodshop & tour club memberships at the Senior Center • Oversees operation of the Gift Shop including inventory displays, merchandise purchases, vendors and cash controls • Collects, handles and counts money and assumes responsibility for maintaining the security of office areas and equipment • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program and membership changes • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time staff, independent contractors and volunteers • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community, the general public and inter-governmental groups.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Thorough knowledge of senior recreation programming • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Strong knowledge of health issues in the aging population

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a recreation administrator and programmer for seniors; CPRP Certification preferred • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and AED Certification required upon hire

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of three professional references to Nancy Aldrich, Superintendent of Human Resources, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,667- $48,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage the operation, organization, and evaluation of aquatics (Paradise Bay Water Park), rental facilities, the Lombard Community Building, and active adult programming. Paradise Bay Water Park is an award winning outdoor facility that attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. Rental facilities include the Community Building, Log Cabin, Lombard Lagoon, picnic sites/shelters, garden plots, and Lilacia Park (wedding ceremonies). A variety of active adult programs are offered throughout the year.

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. The District is a National Recreation and Park Association CAPRA Accredited Agency. These awards provide recognition and set the foundation of the District’s exceptional services to the community of Lombard and our residents.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation/Park Administration or a related field. Minimum of three years full time professional related experience. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong recreation programming and facility management skills. Applicants must have the following certifications or the ability to obtain within two months: Lifeguard Instructor License (Starfish Aquatics), AFO or CPO, CPR/AED Instructor, and Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification.

We offer competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $41,667 - $48,000 based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!

To Apply: Please visit us at – 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


Maria Foerstel

 Closing Date

March 28, 2018