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 $25,000 to $30,000

The Active Adult Coordinator creates, plans, organizes and coordinates trips for the parks' Active Adult program. The coordinator will escort participants on Active Adult Day Trips and assist with Active Adults special events.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning, coordinating, and scheduling Active Adult extended trips; composing Active Adult program descriptions for program guides and advertising materials; Surveying Active Adults for program satisfaction; serving as a liaison to the parks' Senior Clubs; Responsible for purchasing materials and supplies to support the Active Adults program as well as compiling contracts for trips and entertainment; Works with Special Events Coordinator on various special events held throughout the year; assures the fiscal integrity of program (e.g., creates budget, monitors budget); and, performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates are expected to have a High School diploma or equivalent and at least two years working with Active Adult (Senior) programs or related experience.

This is a full time position Monday through Friday with occasional weekends or evenings for day trips and special events. The park offers health, dental, and life insurance benefits for all full time positions.

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 Veterans Park District


Carlene Greifelt

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 37,737 - $ 42,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage our new before and after school care program, camps, and special events. The Lombard Park District will be starting a new before and after care program in the fall of 2018. The Coordinator is responsible for the development, administration and coordination of the before and after care program, school day off programs, and seasonal camps. In addition, the coordinator will assist the Program Manager on designated programs and events.

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 an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency as well as 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, Leisure Studies or a related field. Minimum of 2 years of full time professional related experience or a combination of education and related experience. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong recreation programming and management skills. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required or training will be provided.

We offer competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $37,737 - $42,000 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 5, 2018

 41,000 - 45,000

Position: The supervisor is responsible for the development, budgeting, organization and promotion of a variety of recreation programs in the areas of Preschool, Dance, Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs including the swim team. The Supervisor also oversees the day to day operations of the Swimming Pool.

Essential Duties: • Maintains a thorough understanding of the Park District’s policies and operations. Enforce and interpret those policies as needed • Involved with evaluation of all recreational facilities for program usage and capital improvements • Oversees area personnel including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests • Ensures all personnel have appropriate certifications • Creates new and inventive recreational programs on a regular basis • Coordinates area programs and facility schedules • Assists with area operations statistical reports (trends, recommendations) • Handles public information and advertising for assigned programs and facilities • Administers all aspects of the program area budget • Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts • Purchases and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities. • Oversees and prepares recreation/facility personnel payroll • Manages day to day operations under the Ellis and Associates guidelines

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field. Prefer a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the Recreation field with facility management experience desired. Excellent (oral and written) communication and organization skills. A practical knowledge of programming and facility management. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications. Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment. Strong organization and interpersonal skills. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.

About River Trails Park District: Our Mission is to enrich the lives of our diverse community by providing quality parks, facilities and programs for recreation, education and wellness. River Trails Park District seeks innovative team members who are creative and critical thinkers that endorse fun. River Trails Park District serves the communities of Mount Prospect & Prospect Heights.

To apply: Complete our online job application at and attach a current resume and cover letter.** Note: Consideration will only be given to applications completed online (please no resumes via email, mail, fax, etc.) **

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 River Trails Park District


Geralyn Konsewicz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14-$16 per hour

Based in Hinsdale and serving the surrounding area, The Community House is a multi-service organization which provides recreation and cultural activities, counseling and therapeutic services focused on mental health and autism support, education support, and volunteer opportunities. The vision of The Community House is to build a caring and vibrant community for youth, families and seniors in southeastern DuPage County.

Reporting to the Director of Willowbrook Corner Programs, this position directly carries out After-School and Summer Learning Programs delivered by The Community House in the Willowbrook Corner community.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the planning, organization, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of youth education programs, in the Willowbrook Corner community and will supervise program staff in the performance of their responsibilities.

Direct Reports

After School Club Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers), Summer Day Camp Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers), Independent Contractors


Collaborate with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.

Program Management

Implement, monitor and evaluate short and long-term program goals and standards for programs and services, develop new programs and activities based on community need and interest.

Supervision of Staff

Hire, Train and supervise program staff for the Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning after school and summer programs. Have consistent and positive communications with parents, school representative and community members.

Weekly Schedule

The position is 30 hours per week, year round. Typical school-year hours are 10:15am to 6:15pm, Monday through Thursday, (hours may change based on program need). Summer hours will vary based on program need.


Bachelors’ Degree in Recreation/Education or related field 2 years experience with supervisory experience preferred

The Community House considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Application will be accepted until position is filled

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 The Community House


Rebecca Perkaus

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Program Manager position is responsible for the delivery of athletic recreational programs, among other programs, facilities and services which meet the recreation needs of the community. This position is under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Salary: $58,500 + DOQ Schedule: Full Time   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop, plan, organize, and manage assigned programs, facilities and special events subject to the needs and interests of the community, and in support of the District’s mission, vision and core values. Evaluate programs, facilities and special events, and formulate recommendations to improve services. Establish, support, and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations. Work closely with related departments to identify strategic initiatives, establish direction, and further develop customer service philosophy.  Evaluate and continually improve processes and procedures to increase efficiencies. Optimize traditional and alternative revenue sources available for programming objectives. Purchase, inspect, inventory, and initiate requests for repairs on program equipment and supplies. Prepare, maintain, and submit reports regarding programs, equipment, facilities, and customer trends. Coordinate the use of facilities and services with other departments in the park district, school districts, community organizations and contractual vendors.  Modify activity schedules as needed to optimize facility utilization.  Ensure compliance with program outcomes and develop specific goals and objectives related to improvement of programs and special events. Prepare information for the District’s program guides and website, assist Marketing Department in the design and development of flyers, posters, brochures, and email marketing materials and distribute appropriately. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management.  Participate in the creation, implementation and evaluation of sound risk management policies and procedures.  Report all accidents and incidents in a timely manner.  Conduct timely accident investigations, complete accurate and timely accident and incident reports.  Work collaboratively with the HR Department on claims.  Is prepared for and cooperative during the loss control review process and PDRMA field visits.  Develop annual department/division budget and year end projections as outlined in the annual budget calendar.  Communicate budgetary requests as needed and educate direct reports on the approved annual budget.  Continuously monitor budget performance throughout the year, adjusting for unexpected expenses or fluctuations in revenue as appropriate.  Approve expenditures.  Comply with District financial policies.  Develop and approve job postings.  Screen applicants, interview potential candidates, select staff. Orient and provide training for new hires and rehires.  Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all new hire and re-hire paperwork.  Complete performance appraisals on an annual basis for part time reports.  Coach and develop staff on an on-going basis.  Communicate job expectations.  Provide training opportunities.  Administer appropriate praise and discipline. Schedule staff to ensure an adequate level of coverage. Ensure the accurate and timely completion of independent contractor agreements, and uphold terms of the agreements with contractual vendors. Ensure confidential use of customer information, including credit card transactions and household accounts.    Other Duties and Responsibilities: Respond to all customer comments and inquiries in a timely fashion. Formulate and recommend policies and programs that guide the district in maintaining and improving its image, competitive position, service levels and profitability. Work closely with the District’s Volunteer Coordinator to develop, plan, organize and implement program initiatives through the use of volunteers.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophy of community recreational programming. Knowledge and skill in budget preparation, financial management and fiscal control. Capacity to make decisions objectively based upon customer service and fiscal restraint. Skill in the operation and maintenance of recreational program equipment. Ability to recognize the needs of the community and organize programs/events to meet those needs. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Demonstrate good judgment, initiative, flexibility and creativity. Ability to work in a team atmosphere. Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the supervisor. Working knowledge of basic computer software.   Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Leisure Studies or related field. Minimum two (2) years experience in recreation programming preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, CPRP certification within two (2) years of date of hire. Valid driver's license.     Special Considerations: Subject to modified/flexible work schedules. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Frequent manipulation of assigned office equipment. Continuous exposure to computer screens. Sustained posture in a seated or standing position for prolonged periods of time. Ability to occasionally lift, carry and move medium weight (50lbs.) objects. Ability to move from site to site. Occasional exposure to loud noise. Manual dexterity to manipulate recreation program equipment.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled