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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 sports, recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Adult Athletics Programs & Services at our award winning Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center and the Waukegan SportsPark.

Duties and responsibilities would include: Plan, organize, implement, and oversee athletic programs, services, and special events with an emphasis on adult sports and fitness activities. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of the 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 and/or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for the annual budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds within area of responsibility, including cash reports. Submit recommendations for Capital Improvement Projects. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships and fundraising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Preapare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Schedule facility rental and program use. Oversee athletic field scheduling and rentals communicating regularly with Parks Department regarding field usage and major maintenance items of concern. Work closely with school officials whose facilities are being used by the park district, making regular program inspections at school sites. Regularly communicate with representatives of the Parks Department, School District, and City of Waukegan to discuss major maintenance items of concern. Maintain cooperative working relationship with sports associations, acting as liaison between the association and the park district. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. 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. Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management or related field and one year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social services agency, or non-profit organization. Experience may be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Previous experience managing a large seasonal staff and athletic fields & facilities preferred.

Candidates can apply online at:

Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Department: Recreation Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation

Position Focus: The Athletics Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of all youth and adult athletic leagues and programs including but not limited to IBSL (youth baseball and softball leagues), youth soccer leagues, adult softball and volleyball leagues, WIBA youth basketball and travel leagues, designated youth and adult tournaments, youth contractual sports programs, camps, and coordinating all athletic field rentals. The Athletic Supervisor will also oversee the operations and programming of the Itasca Dog Park located next to the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary. The Athletics Supervisor is responsible for performing the essential and marginal functions as outlined in this description.

Qualifications: Applicant must be 21 years or older. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalent in experience with recreation programs/athletics and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have knowledge of athletic rules, schedules and the play of athletic contests. The individual will be expected to be or become a First-Aid and CPR/AED instructor, obtain a Food & Service Sanitation License and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

Hours: The Athletics Supervisor is a full-time salaried employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, but some evening and weekend hours are expected due to the nature of the programs under the Athletics Supervisor’s direction. There are required weekly evening shifts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for the development, enforcement and communication of athletic rules, policies and procedures for adult basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball leagues, WIBA and Travel WIBA and IBSL. 2. Publicity of athletic league registration and standings, and maintenance of the Athletics website. 3. Supervise the softball complex concession stand operations. 4. Coordinate field program usage and rentals. 5. Develop, implement and promote tournaments, leagues, camps, and classes. 6. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate referees, part-time athletic, open gym 7. Prepare and manage youth/adult athletic leagues/programs, WIBA and Travel WIBA, youth and special event budgets. 8. Serve as the park district the liaison to inter-village leagues for youth baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. 9. Responsible for the development and enforcement of policies and procedures at the Itasca Dog Park

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Prepare reports, statistics and evaluations on programs and personnel. 2. Accurately and timely complete payroll. 3. Promote appropriate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships. 4. Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies (brochure, flyers, press releases, etc) for areas under one’s supervision. 5. Perform and enforce the rules and guidelines of the District safety program. 6. Assist other areas of the recreation department and district as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge: The Athletics Supervisor must be able to work under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. He or she must be able to work, interact with the general population, including children, adults and staff in a friendly and courteous manner. The individual should be able to work with other staff and participants under stressful situations. He or she should be able to recognize and take appropriate action to correct safety hazards.

Required Competencies: Must have the ability to read, write and organize materials. Must be able to understand basic math functions to do payroll and budget. Must be able to supervise staff and participants and have safety awareness.

Physical Demands & Environmental Conditions: The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 40 pounds, and placing this load on shelves at chest height so as to fulfill this requirement. The individual should be able to assist in the grooming of softball/baseball fields. During special events, the individual should be able to work long stretches of time. The individual may be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures as well as rain and snow.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder at 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

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 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 to $45,000

Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation, the Assistant Director of Recreation is responsible for assisting with the administrative planning, organization, marketing and supervision of Park District recreational services for all age groups in Veterans Park District. This position will supervise the Special Event Coordinator, the Active Adult Coordinator, and may supervise part time and seasonal employees as assigned by the Director of Recreation.


• Assists the Director of Recreation in planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating all recreation program, events, and facilities.
• Responsible for the planning, and management of Summer Day Camp and Sports Camp, including training and orientation. • Responsible for the supervision, budgeting and planning of the Active Adult Department programs and trips. • Develop/Create Park District seasonal program guide and newsletters in cooperation with recreation department staff. • Responsible for the overall promotion of all Park District events and programs, as well as the Park District as a whole through social media, print media, electronic media and other forms of communication with the public. • Oversee marketing/public relations duties such as preparing and distributing flyers, press releases, brochures, health fairs and community events, creating and submitting local news to various publications, school newsletters and updating websites and electronic signs. • Work with department staff to ensure effective promotion and awareness of VPD programs and special events at all facilities i.e. flyers, posters, newsletters, etc. • Acts as community outreach liaison in representing and marketing park district with outside organizations. • Responsible for the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator and Active Adult Coordinator including assisting with the budgeting and planning of all Special Events • Assist the Director of Recreation in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating recreation department staff. • Assist Director of Recreation with preparing and administering individual program budgets, monitoring expenditures and revenues, and payroll in accordance with established procedures. • Research, evaluate and make program and facility recommendations. • Conduct and attends a variety of training seminars, staff meetings, community and recreation meetings as needed; Conduct periodic program and facility visits of departmental activities. • Acts as Softball Tournament Logistics Coordinator.
• Act as Chair of the Green Team; Attend departmental staff meetings; Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

A. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Recreation Administration or related fields preferred.
B. One year related experience in a recreational setting preferred with emphasis in with Summer Camp Program development and management.


Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively written and orally; Ability to work in a fast paced environment; Display excellent communications, organizational and technological skills; Must be a self-starter; Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and cooperative attitude; Must be extremely flexible and able to handle more than one task at a time; Must have ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays if needed; Must be proficient with RecTrac, Microsoft office, excel, publisher and outlook; Must be proficient with the Internet and email; Bilingual preferred.


Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one. First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain. Able to pass a criminal background check.

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 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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

The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking at full-time Senior Center Supervisor to administer the daily operation and programming at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. This position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and supervises the part-time guest service staff, tour coordinator, program instructors and volunteers. Located in the third largest suburb in Cook County, IL, the Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 78,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. Our talented team consists of 103 full-time and 60 year-round part-time employees, and seasonally we grow from 500 to over 1,100 seasonal employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Develops, organizes and implements all senior recreation programming • Coordinates recreation events and services with the Village of Arlington Heights and other agencies, as needed in the Senior Center and community • Develops seasonal program guide, web content and publicity materials in conjunction with the Marketing staff • Manages the operation of Park District fitness, woodshop & tour club memberships at the Senior Center • Oversees operation of the Gift Shop including inventory displays, merchandise purchases, vendors and cash controls • Collects, handles and counts money and assumes responsibility for maintaining the security of office areas and equipment • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program and membership changes • 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 • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time staff, independent contractors and volunteers • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community, the general public and inter-governmental groups.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Thorough knowledge of senior recreation 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 • Strong knowledge of health issues in the aging population

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a recreation administrator and programmer for seniors; CPRP Certification preferred • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and AED Certification required upon hire

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of three professional references to Nancy Aldrich, Superintendent of Human Resources, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,667- $48,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage the operation, organization, and evaluation of aquatics (Paradise Bay Water Park), rental facilities, the Lombard Community Building, and active adult programming. Paradise Bay Water Park is an award winning outdoor facility that attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. Rental facilities include the Community Building, Log Cabin, Lombard Lagoon, picnic sites/shelters, garden plots, and Lilacia Park (wedding ceremonies). A variety of active adult programs are offered throughout the year.

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 Recreation/Park Administration or a related field. Minimum of three years full time professional related experience. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong recreation programming and facility management skills. Applicants must have the following certifications or the ability to obtain within two months: Lifeguard Instructor License (Starfish Aquatics), AFO or CPO, CPR/AED Instructor, and Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification.

We offer competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $41,667 - $48,000 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 28, 2018