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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, and Environmental Programs to join the staff of our award winning park district.

Duties of this position include: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis in family, youth, camp and environmental programs. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education-Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration or related field. Experience-one 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, camps, and volunteer recruitment experience preferred.

Interested candidates may 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

 $14.00 per hour

Early Childhood Teacher

The Westchester Park District is looking for a teacher in a toddler day care classroom.

HOURS are Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
PAY RATE is $12.00-$14.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS for the position include at minimum an Associates Degree in Early Childhood. Must be trained in First Aid and CPR and meet all DCFS guidelines for a teacher.

Overall, a teacher is responsible for providing students with developmentally age appropriate lessons, while being attune to their emotional, physical and nutritional needs. A teacher shall be able to communicate clearly We are looking for an enthusiastic, patient and caring individual who can bond with the children and families we serve.

Please send your resume to Call Kathy Kasprzak, Early Childhood Director at 708.865.8200 ext. 216 with any questions.

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 Westchester Park District


Kathy Kasprzak

 Closing Date

April 2, 2018

 $30,000-$45,000/annually plus benefits

Duties: The Athletic Supervisor is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. The Athletic Supervisor is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all athletic programs: youth, adult, special events, instructional programs, sports camps and gymnastics. Supervise, maintain and facilitate all daily operations of Commissioner’s Park Concession Stand and four softball fields. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating all athletic staff: instructors, site supervisors, concession attendants and officials. This position will work a minimum of forty hours a week, Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends as required.

Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of experience at the supervisory level with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field preferred, certification as a CPRP desirable. Valid Illinois Drivers License required. Certified as a National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) instructor or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Certificate for the completion of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Course or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Good written and oral communication skills. Exceptional skills in working tactfully and harmoniously with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, department heads, Board of Commissioners and community supporters

Please mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, references and salary history to:

Greg Hooper, CPRP Superintendent of Recreation 12521 South Kostner Alsip, IL 60803

Phone: 708-389-1003 Contact Email:

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 Alsip Park District


Greg Hooper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $63,600 minimum annual salary

Park Ridge, Illinois is a community of an estimated 37,000 residents located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. It is a community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding parks, city government, schools, and library. Our District provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. We are the leader in offering recreation services and facilities in the Community. The District operates highly utilized facilities including a health and fitness center, activity center, indoor ice arena, driving range, batting cages, a nature center, three multi-purpose programming facilities, outdoor pools and a splash pad. We facilitate over 1,000 programs annually, serving all ages.

Description: Our District has a rare leadership opportunity as the head of our aquatics division. Selected individual will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a broad spectrum of aquatic facilities for three (3) outdoor pools, one (1) indoor pool and one (1) splash pad. Will lead the District serving as the subject matter expert providing key guidance for our entire aquatics arena. In addition to supervising one (1) full-time employee, part-time and seasonal staff range in size of ~40 part-time and ~100 seasonal individuals. Position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation.

This role requires significant administrative skills to include budgeting, record keeping and payroll approval. Recruiting, evaluating and training staff is a significant part of this position. Will also serves as one of the District’s First-Aid, CPR/AED Instructors.

Qualifications: This position requires three to four years of management experience in the Aquatics arena or closely related field as well as excellent communication and administrative skills. Prior supervisory experience is required. Must possess the ability to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve, and make sound judgments while maintaining a positive and professional approach. Certified Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor and Certified Pool Operator or ability to obtain certification within one year are needed. Must be CPR/AED and first-aid certified or have the ability to become certified within 90 days of hire.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field.

This is a pension eligible position (IMRF). We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits.

Availability: Generally works Monday – Friday with early morning, evening and weekend hours to be expected. A combination of daytime and evening hours may be necessary.


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 Park Ridge Park District


April Armer

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,600+ Depending on Qualifications

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Location: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL 60506 Website: Hours: Core hours M – F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with availability to work evenings and weekends. Salary: $41,600+ Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field and at least three years related experience and/or training; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience overseeing various programs including active adults, trips, and events is required. In addition, previous supervisory experience overseeing camps and parties is recommended. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, parent communication, personnel procedures, safety and program budgeting and planning is required. Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills in both verbal and written format. Effective at building relationships with active adult residential homes and community organizations, as well as managing relationships with independent contractors. Must have strong organization and time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite required with knowledge of RecTrac Recreation software preferred. Must be CPR and First Aid Certified or able to attain this certification within 3 months of hire. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facility Manager, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for developing, planning, budgeting, organizing, publicizing, staffing, training, scheduling and safety of active adult programs and special events, trips, camps, and parties to meet the needs of our customers and the community. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for providing financial reports and evaluation/analysis as related to programs, research regarding potential programs and any correspondence needed. Additionally, this position is responsible for the weekly planning, organization, and facilitating events at The Friendly Center Club (active adult community group). Other duties include but are not limited to: updating brochure, public relations including news releases, program and facility management, purchasing, class instruction, staff training, manager on duty responsibilities and other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton
(630) 966-4517

 Closing Date

March 23, 2018