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 $18-21/hour DOQ

Summary: Seeking a Childhood Enrichment Teacher to develop and implement curriculums for children ages 3-6 beginning September 11, 2017. Each class meets once per week, typically for 2 hours. Enrichment programming at West Ridge Center is designed to instill an early love of learning while fostering independence, creativity, and important classroom skills. Each class is taught by the lead teacher and supported by a teacher’s aide. Teacher’s typically implement multiple classes per week and help facilitate the lunch program.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include developing or adapting existing curriculums. Curriculums include art, science, socialization, reading and writing themes and must be presented in innovative, creative ways. Teachers are responsible for ordering supplies and prepping any activities prior to the start of class. Teachers are provided funds to purchase classroom materials. Candidates in this position will work closely with a team of teachers and aides as well as the recreation staff. This position requires frequent and professional communication with administrators and parents of participants. Diaper changing may also be required. Teachers must be able to create a safe, inclusive and nurturing classroom environment for children at varying stages of development.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess 2-4 years previous early childhood classroom experience. Education in early childhood is preferred. Excellent communication skills and professionalism are required. Teachers must be available to substitute for their teammates on short notice. Reliability and dedication is an absolute must for successful candidates.

Classification: Part-Time (6-19hours per week)

Wage Range: $18.00-21.00/hr plus paid prep time for each class

Benefits: Not eligible for health insurance or pension; however, available benefits for this position include discounted programming at park district facilities.

Apply: To apply, please visit our website at to submit an application and resume.

The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Renee Brainerd

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Preschool Teacher is responsible for instructing children between the ages of three and five in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for preschool. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan and implement the program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Early Childhood Center and the Wilmette Park District.

Required Education and Qualifications: Associate's Degree (A.A.) or sixty semester hours from an accredited college and at least six hours in Early Childhood Credits. Prefer B.A./B.S in Early Childhood Education. Must meet all requirements for licensing standards of the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Work Schedule: Mondays - Fridays from 8:30- 11:15 AM September 5, 2017 - June 1, 2018 with additional responsibilities August 28 - September 1, 2017 and June 4 - 6, 2018

Additional Benefits Include Pension, 457B retirement savings and use of Park District Facilities.

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 Wilmette Park District


Olga Miklasz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Macon County Conservation District has a full time Senior Program Naturalist position open. The selected candidate will be self-motivated with well-rounded knowledge of nature based education interpretive skills. Must also possess supervisory and computer skills.

Compensation: Starting – $38,500 -$42,500

Date Posted: July 17, 2017

Worksite Location: Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Hours/Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May include some evenings and weekends

Application deadline: August 21, 2017

Summary Description Reporting to the Nature Center Manager, assists with planning, organization and coordination to conduct nature-based and cultural education programs. Assist with planning events, operations of facilities and managing services for Macon County Conservation District patrons.

Qualifications: Knowledge of the theory, principles, natural sciences, land stewardship and environmental educational programming and techniques, interpretation of ecological concepts, land and wildlife management, local flora and fauna, geology and current environmental issues.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the natural sciences, biology, botany, outdoor recreation or a closely related field in order to perform the necessary, technical, analytical and advisory duties of the position.

The position requires experience working with volunteers, organizational management and supervision of staff. Possess high level people skills, having the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Able to work with live reptiles, amphibians and insects. Ability to work flexible hours, travel to different work sites and lead hikes outdoors, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must possess valid Illinois driver’s license with clean driving record; current First Aid and CPR certification or obtained within six months of hire. Complete a successful background check and drug test.

Knowledge of basic computer software programs and standard office equipment.

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 Macon County Conservation District


Richie Wolf

 Closing Date

August 21, 2017

 $21.25 - $25.00 / hour

ABOUT US: The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 73,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. Our Early Childhood / Preschool program offers classes, events, parties and camps for children from birth to age 6 and provides an important foundation to support a lifetime of learning.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the Early Childhood Supervisor with planning, implementing, promoting and evaluating a broad spectrum of programs, camps, birthday parties, and special events to meet the needs of the community. Must be able to substitute teach as required. Responsible for maintaining all records required for NAEYC and DCFS accreditations. Based at the Pat Shephard Center, this position is also responsible for day-to-day facility operations and customer service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood, Recreation or other related field with a minimum of six (6) credit hours in Early Childhood along with 2-3 years of related work experience. Knowledge of or ability to learn our registration software (ActiveNet) and our purchasing order system (Ariett). Advanced communication skills (verbal and written) and intermediate level of MS Office suite required.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time year-round position. Schedule is generally Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required based on special events, meetings, and other programs or activities. Target hiring range is $21.25 to $25.00 / hour, DOQ (depending on qualifications).

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

• Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • FSA Healthcare • Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Time • Personal Days and Sick Time • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • A Variety of Park District Memberships and Privileges

TO APPLY: Visit us at – go to “About” then “Employment” to complete our online job application. Attach a current resume and cover letter which includes salary history. ** Note: Consideration will only be given to applications completed online (please no resumes via email, mail, fax, etc.) **

If interested, please apply early. This position will be open until filled. The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Schaumburg Park District


Laila Bashia

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 per hour

Preschool Lead Teacher / Part Time starts $14 per hour
Veterans Park District Bulger Park Preschool, Melrose Park

Veterans Park District provides recreational and educational programs for residents of Northlake, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, and unincorporated Leyden Township.

Lead Teacher is responsible to create age appropriate/detailed lesson plans for Park District Preschool Curriculum and successfully implement the curriculum in the classroom. Direct supervision of the Preschool Teacher Assistant, all students, and all procedures followed in classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Strong organization, written, speaking, and leadership skills Excellent classroom management skills Ability to work with up to 20 children at a time with an aide Maintains a safe environment including supervising children at all times, acknowledging how many children are present at all times, closely supervising and greeting parents during sign in/out time, being aware of allergies and special conditions, keeping hazardous chemicals out of reach of children Maintains a clean and welcoming classroom displaying children’s work and switching bulletin boards Creates a nurturing classroom through the use of play incorporating one-on-one interactions, small group, and large group activities Ensures that regular safety inspections/evacuation drills are performed in compliance with DCFS licensing standards Implements preschool curriculum in the classroom Writes developmentally appropriate/age appropriate lesson plans and submits them weekly to Director Implements preschool curriculum Observe, evaluate, and document student growth through individual portfolios and student assessments Assesses all children twice a year and keep a portfolio for each child Conducts parent/teacher conferences twice a year Communicates effectively with parents, co-workers, Director through email, phone, and in-person Posts monthly newsletters, lunch and snack menus, and other relevant information to parent board Participates in all monthly meetings, family nights, and in-service training Takes monthly inventory of classroom supplies and snacks and submits to Director Works effectively with others and maintains a positive working relationship with all employees Builds a positive relationship with children and parents. Acts as a mentor and role model for assistant teacher, students, and all other park district staff Performs other duties as assigned DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS According to DCFS, applicant must have the following credentials: A minimum of an associate degree in child development or early childhood education, or the equivalent (defined as 64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education) and either a Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential or 3 semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership or management. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Bilingual preferred. 2. Must be at least 21 years of age 3. Current physical exam, with TB test and proof of MMR and Tdap vaccination (completed by start date of work) 4. Three non-relative references 5. Official proof of Education 6. Registry on Gateways to Opportunity and Complete Credential Application (completed at time of employment) 7. Additional DCFS and IDHS Online Required Trainings (completed at time of employment)
8. CPR/First Aid/AED Certification within 3 months of employment
9. Must be fingerprinted through DCFS
10. Fifteen (15) in-service hours during the school year

All interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, references and resume to, Veterans Park District, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake, Il 60164 Attn: Tricia Moskal

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 Veterans Park District


Tricia Moskal

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled