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 $50,000 - $58,000 DOQ

JOB TITLE:  Risk Manager (FLSA exempt) R 2.18  

SUPERVISOR:   Director of Administrative Services  


BA/BS in Human Resource Management, Parks and Recreation, Training and Organizational Development, Safety/Risk Management or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Minimum of two to three years of demonstrated success as an adult educator, trainer or safety/risk manager.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Valid Illinois Driver’s License and acceptable driving record. 

Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Attain (within six (6) months of employment) and maintain valid  Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certification; Instructor level preferred and TIPS Instructor level Status.                               


The Risk Manager is responsible for planning, directing and implementing activities related to risk management, safety, training and development.   


Chairs the Safety Committee.

Plan, research, develop training programs for district staff, including orientation / safety orientation, First Aid CPR / AED classes, and required skills identified by the district.

Maintains District Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in working condition with required supplies.

Manages the pre-employment testing, random testing program and post- accident-testing program.

Conducts driver checks and driver trainings for staff.

Investigates post-accident / incident / injury claims and provides guidance and advice to help minimize and eliminate risk.

Reviews contracts and Certificates of Insurance documents for insurance requirements and transference of risk. Primary contact to Districts COI.

Develops full-time, part-time and seasonal training plans with appropriate supervisory staff for all authorized positions within the Park District.

Coordinates the Park District Risk Management Agency’s (PDRMA) workers compensation claims, provide wage statements, return to work status and eligibility for modified duty. 

Coordinates with PDRMA annual field evaluations and loss prevention audits.

Coordinates and meets with inspectors for all Federal/State/Local compliance issues, i.e. kitchen hoods, fire alarms, backflow, fire extinguishers, etc.

Serves as a resource for Park District staff on training, safety and risk management questions and issues.

Identifies resources to assist in the development of courses, classes and facilities that will enhance accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Plans, schedules, and notifies staff of mandatory training programs                                    

Supplies departments with first aid kits.

Administers risk, safety, personnel procedures and policies for all district personnel;

Develops emergency response procedures/action plans and emergency evacuation plans for facilities and programs.

Ensures legal postings requirements are posted at all locations.

Coordinates SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for all locations.

Conducts regular facility inspections and drills of parks, playgrounds, facilities and staff.

Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook.

Works with the Parks Department to ensure that training is conducted that keeps the Park District in compliance with all federal and state health/safety guidelines.

Reviews and updates the Safety Manual on a regular basis.

Attends professional conferences and workshops, also should attend meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD, National Safety Council and local community agencies, associations and organizations.

Makes recommendations and works to ensure that the Park District is in compliance with all ADA guidelines for registration, programs and facilities.

Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect,  communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

Perform other duties as assigned.

SALARY: $50,000.00 - $58.000.00 Based on experience and qualifications

This is a full-time position.  Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $400 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.


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 Wheeling Park District


Amy Rivas

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.25 / hr

Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience in the field. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

• Athletics

• Aquatic Facility Operations

• General Recreation and Summer Camps

• Golf Course Operations

• Ice Rink Operations

• Marketing

• Groundskeeping

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

• Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related field.

• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

• Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Niles Park District training to become certified).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 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 recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Family, Youth, and Environmental Programs to join the staff of our award winning park district.

Duties of this position include: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis in family, youth, camp and environmental programs. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Assist with the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers. Provide direct leadership with the recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Review and prepare costs for program centers of the annual budget. Assist in processing cash receipts. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self-according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education-Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration or related field. Experience-one year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social services agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Previous environmental, youth programs, camps, and volunteer recruitment experience preferred.

Interested candidates may 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

 $13.00 per hour

Answering phone calls, responding to emails and voicemails. Keeping current with all information in regards to the District and all activities of Gillson Park and Langdon Park including Lakeview rentals, sailing, swimming, camps and programs. Prior experience in Rectrac 3.1 software preferred. Will be responsible for processing registrations, facility rentals and reservations. Updating and entering new program dates and fees for beach, sailing, camps, rentals and programs. Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe and mail merge. Keep all files and forms current. Assist lakefront management in updating contracts correspondences and training manuals. Must display excellent customer service skills, both in person, email or telephone. Assist with ordering and payment of invoices for supplies. Assist in inventory of supplies. Assist with Lakeview Center program or rental set ups. Assist with Interviewing, hiring and training summer park staff and cashiers. Make weekly schedules for summer staff. Help with in-service training and write yearly evaluations for cashiers and park staff.

apply on our website:

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 Wilmette Park District


Holly Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 10.00 per hour

Please use the following link to apply online on the Vernon Hills Park District website -

We need Instructors ASAP!!!! The position hours are Monday through Friday 1:30 to 6:00 pm or 2:30 to 6:00 pm. This is a school year position and ends June 4, 2018 and will resume in August of 2018.

SUMMARY The HAP (Hawthorn After School Program) Instructor is responsible for supervising and leading activities that are age appropriate for children 5 - 12 years old. The HAP Instructor will also assist the HAP Supervisor in planning programs, activities and completing cleaning responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS The Instructor must be at least 17 years of age. Instructors must have the ability to work with children and understand their needs. Position requires experience working with children and candidates must be responsible and self-motivated. Must be certified in CPR or be willing to be certified within 60 days of hire.


  1. Supervise mixed ages of children. Supervise children at all times, providing for their safety as well as their enjoyment. Children must never be unsupervised.

  2. Prepare activities and equipment for children.

  3. Maintain cleanliness of supplies and equipment.

  4. Administer first aid when necessary. Complete necessary accidents and incident forms.

  5. Perform the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee manual.

  6. Demonstrate a mature and professional attitude by being dependable, punctual and engaged.

  7. Develop an atmosphere of positive and appropriate discipline.

  8. Be present and accountable for participant’s safety and behavior at all times.

  9. Allow enough time before and after the program for set-up and clean-up.

  10. Establish and maintain positive relations and communication with participant’s parents.

  11. Keep an open line of communication with your supervisor on any program developments and obstacles.

  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

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 Vernon Hills Park District


Anna Swain

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled