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 Beginning $44,000

The Clarendon Hills Park District which serves a professional family oriented community of 8500 citizens has an opening in its' Recreation Department. Immediate opening for qualified candidate. Position: This is a full time, at-will position with benefits and pension (IMRF) Summary: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for organizing, implementing and evaluating programs and events for Youth, Teens & Adults (18-50 years). Assist the Recreation Team in developing and implementing community wide Marketing initiatives and manage Community Center staff and schedule. Other duties may be assigned based on successful candidate’s skills and strengths. Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in Recreation (or related field) • Minimum of two years programming and supervisory experience. • Possess a valid Illinois drivers license (or can obtain) • CPRP desirable. • Must have knowledge and ability to effectively manage, plan, organize and implement a diverse array of programs and contribute to the recreation team. • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Competent skills with computer software and operation of equipment • Experience with Vermont Systems is beneficial Duties and Responsibilities (sample): • Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive recreation program for Youth (including camps), Teens and Adults (18-50 years). • Exercises immediate supervision of staff within their areas of recreation programming. • Evaluates program content, personnel performance, operations expenditures and recommends and implements changes as necessary. • Oversees community center rentals and program schedules including staff. • Recruits, interviews and selects prospective employees for part-time and seasonal positions and independent contractors. • Create/Implement a comprehensive marketing plan for the community including brochure, print marketing, website and social media with support from Recreation Team. • Assists with office operations including customer service (phone and walk-in) and processes program registration and permits as required. • Provides necessary data in the preparation of periodic research.
• Participates in the human resource function within the district in regards to employees and volunteers under responsibility. • Is an active and positive member of the Recreation Team with work ethic and attitude. • Is knowledgeable on all areas of agency to better answer inquires and provide stellar customer service. • Promotes and performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the park District’s safety program. • Performs any and all other related responsibilities as deemed necessary or requested by the Superintendent of Recreation or the Executive Director.

A complete job description will be provided to preferred applicants, others by request. For consideration email (as a PDF), fax or mail your cover letter, resume, references and by January 11, 2018 application deadline – note interviews may begin before the deadline depending on the pool of candidates. Please don’t call all candidates will be notified of the process.

Contact Address: 315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

January 11, 2018


The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to the development and management of recreation programs.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Designs, plans, implements and evaluates innovative programs and events that respond to community needs. •Works closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to effectively market related programs and events. Creates and distributes program marketing materials, creates seasonal brochure materials and engages in outreach to the community for these events and assists in fundraising. •Budget preparation for all areas of responsibility and is accountable for all receipts and disbursements relating to assigned areas. •Recruits, trains and schedules all staff and/or volunteers necessary to accomplish departmental goals related to areas of supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS •A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least three years prior experience in the recreation field and/or relevant work experience. •CPR/AED Certification required. CPR classes are available through BPD upon hire. •Ability to communicate verbal and written English language. •The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. •Proficient in utilizing social media such as Facebook and Twitter. •Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and the Adobe suite. Experience with Rectrac registration system preferred. •Ability to drive a vehicle.

JOB STATUS: Full Time Exempt REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Recreation

HOW TO APPLY Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Evelyn Struck at Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls.

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 Bensenville Park District


Evelyn Struck

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 per hr


Responsible for the organization, implementation, set up and instruction for children’s activities.


Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with at least two years’ experience related to child care or child development required. Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1.Set up equipment and supplies for daily use. 2.Instruct and supervise participants. 3.Interact with children in various activities. 4.Maintain communication with participants and parents. 5.Obtain a list of medications, control and administer based on written consent. 6.Collect in-processing forms from parents. 7.Observe behavior, assess appropriateness, and apply behavior management techniques. 8.Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer. 9.Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines. 10.Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis. 11.Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.


1.Secure substitute teachers when needed. 2.Incorporate WDSRA staff into program to create a comfortable atmosphere. 3.Attend meetings and in-service trainings as required. 4.Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation. 5.Appropriately resolve concerns, problems and emergencies that arise. 6.Other duties as assigned.


Must have and maintain: CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment. Be a “Mandated Reporter” for the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.

Salary: Starting at $12.00 per hr DOQ



9:00am - 12:30pm with additional hours as needed

Plus additional paid plan/prep time

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 Wheaton Park District


Diane Hirshberg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,000 - $57,000 - DOE

Job Summary:
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and organizing programs in the Before and After School Care program (Clubhouse). This position will include the direct supervision and leadership of part-time staff, as well as other areas as assigned. This position will report directly to the Superintendent of Recreation. This is a full-time position with a normal workweek of 40 hours per week.

• B.A. or B.S. degree in Park and Recreation Management or related field required.
• Minimum three years of full-time experience in supervision of recreation programs or significant combination of full-time and part-time experience in related field.
• Professional Certification (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association is preferred.

Prior supervisory experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written communications.
Candidate must possess a State of Illinois Driver’s License.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet and registration/facility booking software.
Specific knowledge in Microsoft Office, RecTrac Software a plus.

Starting Salary Range:
$46,000 - $57,000 D.O.E.

Please apply through our website at:

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

December 31, 2017

 59,000 - $78,000

Who we are: The Downers Grove Park District

What we believe in:

MISSION Enriching our community through exceptional recreational programs, parks and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.

VISION To be the community resource inspiring PLAY for LIFE Leadership Imagination Fulfillment Enjoyment

SAFETY - Emphasizing a fun environment where staff and residents feel socially, emotionally and physically secure.

AMBITION - Leaders in exploring and creating innovative opportunities based on evolving needs and trends.

RESPONSIBILITY - Preserving and maximizing community resources and partnerships through historical, environmental and fiscal stewardship.

INTEGRITY - Serving responsibly through unified ethical principles.

PROFESSIONALISM - Committed to fostering a supportive culture that develops, empowers, respects and appreciates staff and volunteers.

What we embody:

CULTURE We believe in a culture where our team members are respected, valued and appreciated.

Flexibility in one’s life is understood and make every effort in achieving a work-life balance. Innovative thinking is expected and encouraged lacking fear of failure. It is understood that through hard work the organization is committed to assisting in career development. We believe success relates directly to intention, effort and progress.

Why, you ask? Developing our team members so they may explore a variety of career opportunities is something we take great pride in. This vacancy was created due to a team member relocating to another state.

The Position Under the leadership of the Recreation Center Manager, the Supervisor of Athletics is charged with leading the overall operations of youth and adult athletic programs, as well as creative program development. In addition, this position will serve as District athletic affiliate group liaison and will manage scheduling for indoor and outdoor athletic facility space. This position will also oversee the operations of Miner Mike’s Miniature Golf Course and Concessions. The Supervisor of Athletics position leads a team of two full-time Recreation Supervisors, part-time staff and volunteers.

The Ideal Candidate The team member should possess strong leadership skills, a positive team attitude, ambition to enhance, expand and grow programs; willingness to look beyond current industry trends; creativity to challenge themselves, their program areas and their teammates with new ideas; an understanding of the value of work-life balance; open-mindedness; ability to embrace change; trustworthiness; effective communication skills; alignment with mission, vision and values of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Expected Hours of Work This team member will operate in a dynamic, highly collaborative environment where innovative thinking towards achieving common success is appreciated and expected. As a supervisory position, this team member will be actively engaged with their staff and programs throughout multiple facilities, fields and parks, to ensure all aspects of programming are meeting expectations. As a leadership role in the Recreation Department, this team member will be active in committees and special events as opportunity allows. Given the demands of the programs, nights and weekends would be necessary at times.

Required Education and Experience This position has no boundaries and it is felt that success could be achieved from many different arenas of experience. Required Education of a bachelor degree and three or more years of experience in program supervision similar to the areas listed. However, the success of this position is in the person, their work ethic and their values.

CPRP or similar preferred

Are we the right fit for you….? Do our Mission, Vision, Values, and Culture fit your life style? Do you meet the skill set for the job and want to work with others who have the same values? If so, then we are where you belong. Come join us and let’s enrich the community of Downers Grove together.

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 Downers Grove Park District


Michelle Pusateri

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled