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 $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 & Environmental Programs.

Responsibilities & Duties: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis in family, youth, nature and environmental programs, services, and activities. 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.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration or related field.

Experience: Minimum one (1) 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, and volunteer recruitment experience preferred.

License & Certification: Valid driver's license required; Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certificate required within one year; First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year; Temporary Food Service Permit required.

Hours: Full-time, year-round position at 40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. may involve additional hours on an as needed basis.

Interested Applicants can apply online:

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon Department Support Aide Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at 39,000-45,000

Job Summary
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Aquatic Manager is responsible for the overall running and operations of the indoor aquatic center, aquatic programs and special events, and other assigned programs. The Aquatic Manager is also responsible for the basic mechanical operations of the indoor aquatic center, including, but not limited to, basic knowledge in water chemistry, pool cleaning, pool draining, pool backwashing, and changing of pumps, feeders, filter baskets, etc. The Aquatic Manager is on call as needed.
This is an at-will position.

Must have a Bachelors Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Aquatics, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have experience in managing aquatic programs and facilities.
Must have experience with aquatic mechanical operations.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Must have or obtain the following certifications within 3 months of hiring (district provided):
  o StarGuard Lifeguard and CPR/AED Instructor or Instructor Trainer
  o Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Preference given to candidates with bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communications skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Employee is responsible for the development and implementation of all aquatic programming and special events, including,     but not limited to group and private swim lessons, Family Float Nights, etc.
• Employee is responsible for the coordination of water group exercise programs with the Fitness and Membership Manager.
• Employee is responsible for the management of all aquatic center rentals.
• Employee is responsible for the supervision and operation of the indoor aquatic center including, but not limited to staffing, scheduling, monitoring, budgeting, financial tracking, chemical tracking, maintenance coordination, etc.
• Employee is responsible for District-wide staff CPR/AED training and overall record keeping of training, certification and AED machines.
• Employee is responsible for all lifeguard training, certification, in-services, and record keeping.
• Employee is responsible for all equipment and supplies associated with the indoor aquatic center, including, but not limited to monitoring, replacement planning, purchasing, budgeting, etc.
• Employee is responsible for coordinating with Department Heads for overall leadership of Safety Committee and risk management/PDRMA requirements.
•Employee is responsible for supervising seasonal and part-time staff by communicating job expectations, job training, coaching duties and responsibilities, performance evaluation, recognition and discipline.
• Employee must assist in preparing budgets, financial reports, and staffing needs, while making any recommendations for revenue and expenditure adjustments.
• Employee must be able to prepare and communicate written and verbal reports for management staff and Board regarding their responsibility area using research, data, and supporting information.
• Employee is responsible for assisting in forecasting departmental projections, tracking financial activities, and prioritizing and re-prioritizing activities within the recreational department.
• Employee must coordinate and work with part-time and volunteer staff.
• Employee must be organized and detailed.
• Employee must be able to recommend the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment.
• Employee must demonstrate, lead, and support the park district’s mission statement, vision, and core values, as well as implement and complete personal, department, and district strategic plan and goals.
• Employee must coordinate scheduling of programs and events with appropriate managers, supervisors, and coordinators.
• Employee must maintain an organized workspace, which includes, but is not limited to having all the necessary supplies, forms, equipment, etc. needed for the day.
• Employee must develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.
• Employee must promote the Streamwood Park District including, but not limited to patrons, guests, and staff.
• Employee must respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails, comments, and suggestions in a timely manner..
• Employee must assist in customer service, which includes, but is not limited to addressing customer issues, comments, complaints, and concerns over the phone, and via e-mail while immediately assisting the customer themselves or direct the customer to the appropriate manager, supervisor and/or department if necessary.
• Employee must seasonally and annually evaluate assigned programs, services and facilities.
• Employee must prepare weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports for staff and Board in different communication forms including, but not limited to verbal, written, statistical, and financial.
• Employee must complete the necessary forms for accidents and incidents.
• Employee must accurately answer patrons’ questions about, but not limited to activities programs, events permits, rentals, and registration as they apply to the position.
• Employee must be available for other duties as assigned and/or needed.
• Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Streamwood Park District’s safety program, including, but not limited to maintaining safety records and materials for health department, audits, and PDRMA evaluations for the responsibility areas and facilities.
• Employee must maintain a high level of safety within all programs, facilities and events.
• Employee must hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff, including, but not limited to accurately completing all required paperwork on staff.
• Employee is responsible for reviewing, calculating accurately, and approving employee timecards.
• Employee must work and communicate with Parks Department for the safety, success and maintenance of facilities, including but not limited to the indoor aquatic center and Splash Pad.
• Employee must prepare, monitor and evaluate budgets for programs, services and facilities.
• Employee must prepare and proof seasonal materials and information for brochure, website and registration.
• Employee must be prepared to assist with any emergency procedures and facility evacuations as needed.
• Employee must initiate promotional opportunities and materials for assigned programs, events and facilities.
• Employee must follow all established procedures for reserving and utilizing District equipment,
supplies, room usage, and vehicles including, but not limited to AV equipment, moonwalk, and buses.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities
• Employee must attend and contribute to staff meetings.
• Employee must assist other staff, as needed.
• Employee is responsible for managing property and equipment through ensuring appropriate levels of safety and cleanliness, by completing the maintenance themselves or identifying and initiating work order requests and repairs.
• Employee must be able to attend workshops and seminars pertaining to employee’s position, as needed, for new ideas, developments, regulations, and techniques.
• Employee must be available for other duties as assigned and/or needed.


Benefits we offer
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
• Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO)
• Dental Coverage
• Prescription Coverage
• Vision Reimbursement Plan
• Life Insurance
• Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
• Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
• Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave
• Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement
• Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

Applications taken online only at:
or through our website link at: | Now Hiring tab | under Aquatic.

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The position will be filled as soon as possible. Streamwood Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Streamwood Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Description: Under the supervision of the Region E (South Cook; Will; Kankakee and Grundy Counties) Director, the Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving their goals and objectives. This manager will have a development focus.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree strongly recommended. Knowledge of the Special Olympics program strongly recommended. Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois. High energy and passion for the Special Olympics mission. Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Customer focus. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening). First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance card required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Actively works with the Region Director to achieve Region specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the organizations mission and to protect the financial integrity of the organization. Manages all fundraising and resource development efforts in the Region, including but not limited to: Special Events and Fundraisers, outreach efforts to underserved populations, volunteer recruitment and management, financial record keeping, public relations and awareness, education, committee development, sponsorships, in-kind resource development, state-level event and campaign support as well as agency revenue share programs/initiatives. Actively works with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Team to support local LETR events and fundraising efforts. Serves as a local contact for LETR legs in the region. Assists with driving other program initiatives such as Young Athletes, Unified Champion Schools, Families and Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes and Coaches Education. Provides support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region.

Hiring Range: DOQ Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision and 401K Plan. Hours: Monday-Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands. Close Date: Friday, November 3 Apply: Please send letter of interest, resume, and three references via email to In the subject line of the email, please include:
Manager of Development-your last name.

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 Special Olympics Illinois


Kim Riddering

 Closing Date

November 3, 2017

 $55,640 - $61,769 based on qualifications

The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking a full-time Children-at-Play (CAP) and Camp Supervisor to administer the daily operation and programming for the CAP program and our full day summer camp programs. This position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and supervises the full-time CAP/Camp Coordinator, the part-time CAP Guest Services representative, and the part-time/seasonal CAP and Camp staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Directs all operations of the before- and after-school CAP program and full day summer camp program, including but not limited to: hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining staff, communicating with parents and participants, behavior management, purchasing and budgeting • Communicates regularly and works closely with local public school administrators to enhance the before- and after-school programs • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program changes • Works with the Northwest Special Recreation Association on inclusion for CAP and camp program participants • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Requisitions purchases and distributes equipment and supplies • Inputs seasonal program guide information into Activenet registration software • Submits marketing requests in conjunction with Marketing department • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Conducts staff meetings • Submits annual grant applications • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Elementary Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a school aged, before/after school or day camp program supervisor • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • Thorough knowledge of school-aged programming • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities. The employee shall be on call as required and is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $55,640 - $61,769, based on qualifications

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of professional references by October 30, 2017 to Alisa Kapusinski, Superintendent of Recreation Programs, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer..

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Alisa Kapusinski

 Closing Date

October 30, 2017


Under the Leadership of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Supervisor is charged with leading the operations of a variety of youth, teen and adult programs including athletics and swimming and assisting with special events. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership skills, a positive team attitude, ambition to expand and grow programs, look beyond industry trends and challenge themselves with new and creative ideas. The candidate will need to possess an understanding of work-life balance, open-mindedness, ability to embrace change, trustworthiness, effective communication skills and the ability to align with the mission and values of the organization. As a supervisor, this team member will be actively engaged with their programs throughout multiple facilities, fields and parks to ensure all aspects of programming are meeting expectations. Will be active in the community with special events and given the nature of programming nights and weekends would be necessary at times. This position will begin as part-time 30 hours per week with participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and with the possibility of moving towards a full time opportunity with added benefits.

Minimum of an Associates Degree in Recreation, Education, Physical Education or Sports Management. Preferences will be given to those holding a Bachelor's Degree in the above mentioned fields, Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor Certification and experience in program supervision and management.

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 Crete Park District


Janel Geary

 Closing Date

December 12, 2017