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Full-Time Position

Location: North Chicago, IL

Salary Range: $53,775 - $67,247 - $80,718


The Event Manager is responsible for contract management and sales strategies relating to operation of the Greenbelt Cultural Center. Develops strategies to maximize event sales and to cultivate relationships with corporate clientele. Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan in concert with the District Public Affairs division in order to maximize exposure in the social and corporate event planning fields. Supervises full-time staff.


Develops and executes an ongoing strategy for promoting sales of the banquet space. Manages relationships with local corporate clients, striving to maximize Greenbelt Cultural Center’s exposure as a banquet/meeting space. Works directly with clients to plan and facilitate events. Prepares contracts, manages transactions and prepares room floorplans using event planning software. Trains, schedules and supervises staff. Maintains financial files for the facility according to District procedures. Works with facility vendors in order to manage building systems. Coordinates District Events at the facility. Performs tasks that will require walking, lifting, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Associates’ degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field. Three years’ experience in event sales. One year supervisory experience. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must possess strong skills in conveying ideas and concepts in writing or orally. Strong capabilities in coordinating the collective efforts of staff to meet the facility goals and objectives. Knowledge of Sales, Promotions, Marketing and Social Media. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

July 13, 2018

 $55,000-$75,000 Plus Excellent Benefit Package


The Niles Park District is seeking a full time Hockey Director. The position is responsible for the coordination, scheduling, supervising, planning, evaluating, budgeting, and administration of all ice hockey programs including all hockey league programs. Utilizes all available resources of the District to ensure a smooth and effective delivery of services and will carry out the established policies of the Niles Park District.

Job Duties:

  1. Plans and implements all of the hockey programming which includes youth hockey classes, youth hockey leagues, adult hockey classes, adult hockey leagues, youth spring specialized clinics, youth summer hockey camp, special events and tournaments.
  2. Markets and promotes all hockey programs utilizing the assistance of the Marketing Department and by distributing school fliers and information to various outside groups.
  3. Develops and promotes the hockey introductory program.
  4. Updates the District's website with regards to information about all hockey programs and related programming and special events. This includes the league standings, statistics, class listing and registration information. Responsible for updating the Rangers Youth Hockey League program information and statistics on the District's website.
  5. Registers all participating hockey players, coaches and teams with USA Hockey.
  6. Certifies rosters for all leagues through AHAI.
  7. Coordinates ice scheduling for all hockey programming.
  8. Hires, schedules, trains and evaluates all hockey program instructional staff, team coaches, volunteers, and summer camp staff.
  9. Records revenues, expenses and participation numbers for budgetary and report purposes.
  10. Develops the hockey program budget. Reviews monthly budget reports.
  11. Purchases, distributes, and inventories program supplies and apparel. Follows the District's procurement procedures and policies.
  12. Develops needed volunteers to assist in hockey programming.
  13. Assists and supports other Iceland and District staff members in building supervision, building security, emergency procedures and office administration.
  14. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to supervise programs and staff effectively, demonstrate skill in working well with people, ability to plan and implement program budgets, creative approach to programming, ability to write and speak clearly, ability to establish positive and effective interpersonal relationships with customers. Position requires working some evening and weekend hours. Adheres to and actively enforces the safety responsibilities and safety procedures as outlined in the District's Safety Manual and overall risk management program.


Education: High School or G.E.D

Experience: Must have at least three years hockey programming and supervisory experience.

Certifications: Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications.

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 Niles Park District


Tom Elenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $49,875

The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, exists to provide experiences for the lifetime enjoyment of people who live and play in our community. This individual is responsible for supervising and maintaining the operation of the Hub and other facilities.

JOB SUMMARY • Responsible for the daily operation of the Hub • Plan, organize, implement, evaluate and supervise special events • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff • Monitor adherence to safe food handling procedures • Ensure that employees are provided necessary training in usage of tools, equipment, machinery and personal protective equipment • Prepare and monitor budget, and manage it within guidelines including accurate preparation and completion of financial paperwork • Maintain inventory controls through tracking, determine best source of purchasing and establish cost of goods • Act as liaison to community groups, including serving on Athletic Field Advisory Committee • Schedule rentals and birthday parties at the Hub QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Hospitality or Leisure Studies or related field, or equivalent work experience, with 3 years’ experience in business and food handling and 2 years supervisory experience • Food Service Sanitation License


The hours are varied with some evenings and weekends as needed.

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

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 Elmhurst Park District


Sarah Lagesse

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $50,000 DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: The Glenview Park District is proud to operate a dynamic and diverse aquatic program which includes 3 facilities: Splash Landings (a year round indoor), Flick Pool (summer only outdoor), and Roosevelt Pool (summer only outdoor). Our aquatics department offers a wide variety of programs and activities including swim lessons, a swim team, pool rentals/parties, outdoor food concessions, birthday parties, and other special events. In this fun and challenging role, you will be an important part of our aquatic management team. Reporting to the Manager of Aquatics, as the Aquatics Supervisor you will also assist with the regular supervision and training of all staff, facility management, budget preparation/planning, program development and implementation, and other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Physical Education, Business Administration, or related field along with at least two (2) years’ experience in aquatic programming and facility management preferred. Must be able to acquire within first six (6) months of employment: StarGuard Elite Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor Certifications, Starfish Aquatics Institute Swim Lesson and Trainer Certification, Certified Pool Operator License, Certifications. Knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, and Excel) along with ability to learn additional software and systems required for business transactions. Knowledge of and ability to apply Americans with Disabilities Act to business situations. Valid Illinois driver’s license required along with own source of reliable transportation.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full time year round position. Daily schedule will vary based on facility hours of operation which will include nights and weekends based on program and facility needs. Target hiring range is $45,000 - $50,000, dependent on qualifications.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO  Prescription Coverage  Dental Coverage  Vision Reimbursement Program  Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)  Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)  457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan  ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts  Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time  Tuition Reimbursement  Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY ONLINE: Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: June 26, 2018

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $49,500


Position: Stables Assistant Manager/Trainer

Under the general direction of the Trainer/Barn Manager, the Assistant Manager/Trainer is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of the Palatine Stables; lesson program management, part-time staff supervision and care of horses. This is a full time, exempt position with a comprehensive benefit package.

The Assistant Manager/Trainer duties include the daily care and maintenance of Park District owned horses and ponies and boarded horses. Assist with teaching and training of all students and their horses, including boarders advancing within the Riding School program. Assist with scheduling and maintenance of the lesson programs for the Riding School. Schedule part-time staff required for lessons, pony rides, pony parties and summer camp. Schedule, organize and manage the in-house Student Horse Shows. Maintain appropriate records pertaining to horse health, farrier services and all other a la carte services provided by the Stables. Work week will consist of Monday – Thursday day & evening shifts and Saturday days.

Qualifications and Experience Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience and knowledge or equivalent experience of the equine industry, stable operations, knowledge of daily horse care, behaviors and health. Required to have basic veterinary skills and knowledge including: wound care, injections, bandaging techniques and medication. Strong supervisory skills for part-time staff required. Must possess the ability to work harmoniously and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, patrons, and community groups. Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot, meet deadlines and effectively communicate, both verbal and written. Proficient in Microsoft Office products; experience with RecTrac and Time pro preferred. Some bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Ability to lift 50 pounds in materials, equipment and supplies. Standing and walking for long periods of time. General work area is outdoors and indoors with un-controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. Working conditions in the barn and arenas can be dusty, dirty and smelly. Work very close to large, live animals. Work around uneven ground, fencing and terrain. Frequent exposure to natural and varied weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities.

Benefits Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness and pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members.

Apply online at under the Job tab / Full-time.

Starting Salary Range ($45,000 - $49,500) depending on qualifications and experience.

Open until filled.

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Toni Bruns

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled