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 Full-Time $15-$18/hr

The Berwyn Park District Early Childhood program is the first exposure to park district programming and educational experiences for many families within the City of Berwyn. The positive focus and administration of the programming and classes focus on the concept of “learning through play”. The district takes great pride in the cooperative efforts with School District 100 and accolades from parents in relation to pre-kindergarten screening scores and educational knowledge of children completing the early childhood program as they enter District 100 Kindergarten. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is an hourly full-time position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required with this position as scheduled. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or Early Childhood Education, or a bachelor’s degree in recreation management, and at least 5 years experience in a field related to education or recreation is required. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager should possess good supervisory, composition and oral communication skills, as well as possess competency in the use of computer systems as they pertain to the Early Childhood department.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be familiar with all licensing regulations as set by the Department of Children and Family Services, as these are our best practice guidelines. Must be familiar with children’s physical, emotional, and developmental patterns. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum planning, in-service staff training, program goal setting, and evaluating the progress of individual children. Must possess the ability to implement and operate a recreation program consistent with the needs of the residents of the District within the financial resources and physical plant available.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Berwyn Park District, and also possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is not required to reside in Berwyn. However, given the nature of the duties and responsibilities of this position, he/she is required to live within a 45 minute response time to Park District facilities (i.e. be able to be physically present at the facilities within 45 minutes of receiving a telephone call requesting or necessitating such presence) and he/she must be reasonably accessible in person or by phone or other electronic communications device at all times except during periods of excused absence.

Immediate Supervisor: The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop, coordinate, and administer early childhood age specific programs, day camps, and special events that create fun, excitement and enthusiasm to participating children, parents, and staff.
  2. Communicate the fun, excitement and enthusiasm created by the district via well-written marketing communications. These communications will be seasonal program guides, program sales, public relations, newsletters, and social media and marketing efforts utilized by the park district.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and events through budgets, demographics, and statistics. Develop new programs and expand or discontinue current programs based on participation and cost analysis.
  4. Actively recruit, train, supervise, and monitor the performance of teachers, volunteers, instructors, and part-time staff to work events and programs. Conduct staff meetings on a regular basis.
  5. Network with neighboring park districts, school districts, and other community organizations to provide outstanding programming.
  6. Maintain awareness of current trends in early childhood, recreational programming and other district areas and develop new programs based off of those trends and community needs.
  7. Recommend salary adjustments, hiring proposals, and promotional and purchase recommendations to the Superintendent of Recreation concerning department employees.
  8. Attend all required meetings, including with Superintendent of Recreation weekly to foster communication and receive assigned tasks.
  9. Inventory and order supplies and equipment for the early childhood division.
  10. Assist with holiday and seasonal programs, trips and other collaborative activities.
  11. Seek, interpret and implement input from the public, maintaining a close, positive relationship.
  12. Assist in the development of long range planning, goals, and program forecasts. Responsible for monthly board reports and budget analysis. Consistently review and monitor the budget and take appropriate action to ensure that variances stay within budget guidelines.
  13. The ability to type and familiarity with computers and email are essential. The Park District uses Microsoft Word for word processing, RecTrac for program registration. Knowledge and proficiency in use of database software, internet software, spreadsheet, and word processing software is required to perform job successfully.
  14. Maintain general knowledge and operation of park district recreation vehicles and recreation equipment as they pertain to department operations.
  15. The Early Childhood and Recreation Supervisor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Provide appropriate information and production assistance for all programs to be advertised through the seasonal program guides.
  2. Assist with light maintenance of common areas including set up and take down of tables and chairs.
  3. Assist in maintaining safe programs and environments for patrons and staff.
  4. Supervise the early childhood payroll for administration.

Psychological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work alone or closely with others.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work around general population/park patrons in public areas.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to supervise and direct others while under the direction of superiors.
  4. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work under stressful situations and timetables, regarding budgeting, staff related matters, and project development and completion.

Physiological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to chemicals and cleaning agents.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to lift and move 50 lb. with mechanical assistance.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to access all areas of park district lands and facilities during programming.
  4. Prolonged standing during busy months could affect some individual’s blood pressure.
  5. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager may need to respond quickly and accurately.
  6. Responsible for the set up and take down of program areas.

Environmental Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to outside weather conditions up to 20% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors.

Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to give assignments to ensure safe follow through and completion. 2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must use safety awareness and judgement. 3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to read, write, and prepare specifications and instructions.

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour plus benefits.

Contact: Mike Gianatasio, Superintendent of Recreation -

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 Berwyn Park District


Mike Gianatasio

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $70,000 - $90,000 DOQ


Job Title: Full-Time General Manager of Ice Operations Closing Date: May 18, 2018 Hours: FLSA Exempt - Full-Time – 40 hours per week plus; which include nights and weekends Hiring Range: $70,000 – $90,000 annual salary Location: Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL Website:


Hoffman Estates Park District has an exciting full-time opportunity as the general manager of ice operations. This position reports to the director of recreation and facilities, and supervises the full-time hockey manager, full-time ice operations maintenance supervisor, and part-time figure skating manager. The District has 2 sheets of ice at the Triphahn Center, as well as a partnership with the Chicago Wolves, an AHL hockey team. The Triphahn Center serves as the practice facility for the Wolves.

HEPD is seeking a motivated, self-starter to re-establish the District as a leading presence within the hockey and figure skating communities. This individual will re-develop and re-grow in-house teams + lessons, as well as increase rentals. Additional responsibilities include development and implementation of goals, objectives, and measures in accordance with business plans and Districtwide goals. This individual will work with the Communications and Marketing team to generate positive marketing, advertising, and social media. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining the ice operations budget and goals and objectives.

This position will be hands-on and include time both in the office and within the ice rinks. Evening and weekend hours will be required to ensure smooth and effective operations.


Must have a minimum of five years of ice rink management experience overseeing programs, operations, leagues, rentals, special events and staff.

Bachelor’s degree in sports management, recreation, business or related field is required. Valid Driver’s License is required. CPRP preferred and experience with RecTrac, FinTrac, Main-Trac, and BS&A Financial Software desired.

The Hoffman Estates Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to review the full job description and complete an online application through the jobs page on the District’s website:

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Eric Leninger
(847) 885-7500

 Closing Date

May 18, 2018

 $35,000 - $42,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage the Kiddie Campus Preschool and Lil’ Rascals Summer Camp. This position teaches five mornings a week, during the school year. Must be DCFS Director qualified. 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 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 Early Childhood Education or an Associates’ Degree in Early Childhood Education, with two years’ experience as a Lead Instructor, or related field. Must be DCFS Director qualified. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong management skills. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required or training will be provided.

We offer competitive compensation 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

Open Until Filled

 : $57,000-$80,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

PARK DISTRICT SUMMARY Join the award winning Glenview Park District as the Assistant Director of Recreation. You will be working at Park Center, our highly active and popular 169,000 sq. ft. community center. Expand your skills and professional knowledge as you experience all the diverse facilities, programs and services the Glenview Park District has to offer including two golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink, paddle tennis, a working farm, a nature center and living history museum, banquet and rental facilities, a fitness center, senior center, preschool, sports, cultural arts and more.

JOB SUMMARY In this position, you will take a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of 3 aquatic complexes (1 indoor and 2 outdoor) including staff supervision, facility maintenance, pool concession operations, and aquatics programming which includes a competitive swim team. You will be responsible for a budget of $2,090,339. Acting as an effective coach and mentor to the supervisors and young aquatics staff is a critical part of this position. You will also be actively involved in planning, organizing, and running the Glenview 4th of July celebrations, the Glenview Park Foundation fundraising events and Park Center special events. You will directly supervise 2 full time employees and indirectly more than 300 part-time and/or seasonal employees.

POSITION RANGE Hiring Range : $57,000-$80,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) Position Range: $57,000 - $91,000

HOURS Hours vary based on the needs of the position. Nights and weekends will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or a related field required. Master’s degree a plus and at least 2 years of supervising full time employees. Seven (7) or more years of related progressive experience, including programming, budgeting, marketing, facilities management, and customer service. Prior supervisory and aquatics experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. Rec Trac experience is desirable. Starfish and CPO certifications required within 6 months of hire. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

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

APPLY ONLINE Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: May 14, 2018

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $62,000 to $80,000 hiring range depending on qualifications and experience

The Skokie Park District’s Skatium Ice Arena has an immediate opening for a Figure Skating Program Director that will manage and supervise all aspects of the Figure Skating Program , Learn-To-Skate Program, Figure Skating Summer Camp and special events that include the annual Ice Show, competitions and other seasonal special events for skaters and their families. The Skatium has two sheets of ice that include a full-size rink as well as a smaller studio rink. We offer an excellent starting salary along with an immediate benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement plans.

Position: Figure Skating Director

Pay: $62,000 to $80,000 hiring range depending on qualifications and experience

Hours: Work hours vary depending on the needs of the Figure Skating Program and special events. Work will include a combination of weekday daytime hours, along with some evening and weekend hours. The individual we seek must have flexible availability. During competitions, prior to the Ice Show and leading up to the Ice Show, work requires a great deal of evening and weekend work.

Qualifications: Prefer Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or a related field. In the absence of degree, must be able to demonstrate successful experience in administering, managing and developing all aspects of a figure skating program which includes a skate school for a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Must possess excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills. In addition, must have the ability to establish positive relationships with staff and patrons. Must have a thorough understanding of all aspects of USFS programming and at least three (3) year’s figure skating programming along with supervisory experience. Professional USFS Association membership preferred. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications.

Duties: Duties Include but are not limited to:

  1. Plans and develops USFS Basic Skills skating school which includes class scheduling and class promotion.

  2. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates figure skating instructional staff and Figure Skating Assistant Supervisor.

  3. Responsible for consistent standards in all levels of instruction and school staff development and training.

  4. Produces flyers and brochure information, promotional appearances, and other marketing activities to enhance maximum participation in the skating school and special events.

  5. Develops related program budgets, administrative forms, participation records and financial reports. Reviews monthly budget reports.

  6. Maintains an inventory of program supplies. Purchases supplies and equipment when needed, following the District’s procurement policies.

  7. Plans and develops all special events including ice shows, competitions and other public rink-wide special skating programs and events. Implements all logistical tasks necessary for special events including working with and assigning volunteers, working with other staff, designing program themes, music, choreographing, set design and other technical requirements needed.

  8. Responsible for overseeing the operation of a seasonal outdoor rink.

  9. Oversees Figure Skating Day Camp Program during the summer months.

  10. Develops, designs and plans programs for special interest groups such as girl scouts, boy scouts, school groups and home school families.

  11. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply: For immediate consideration, submit resume, list of professional references with contact information and complete online application using the following link:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled