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Recreation Supervisor – Preschool, Youth & Teen

Description: Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for creating, planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating recreation programs. The majority of programming will be done in the area of preschool, youth and teen programs, camps, parties, BTPD Preschool, Before and After School, BTPD Summer Camps and other assigned programs.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor must have the ability to develop new programs, improve upon existing programs, and build relationships with parents, teachers, staff, and program participants. Responsibilities include overseeing BTPD Preschool, BTPD Before and After School, BTPD Summer Camp, general preschool, youth and teen programs and camps. Recreation Supervisor will also hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate part-time Site Supervisors, Preschool Teachers, Aides and Counselors. This position will participate in determining department budgets; including revenue projections, staffing and other material resource requirements. Position is also responsible for reporting daily attendance levels and monitoring department expenditures.

Qualifications: Seeking a self-motivated professional with strong leadership skills, excellent customer service knowledge, strong communication skills, and a strategic thinker. Passion for producing quality programs is a must, as well as thinking outside the box when developing or evaluating current programs. Experience in supervising, scheduling, and motivating a large number of part-time staff is preferred. Employs sound time-management and delegation skills. Holds staff accountable for producing quality work. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Leisure Services Administration, Education, Early Childhood Education, or related field. Professional Certification through the Illinois Parks & Recreation Certification Board is desirable. Previous experience in related area is desirable, but not required.

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 Bourbonnais Township Park District


Sara Winkel

 Closing Date

May 11, 2018



The Bourbonnais Township Park District is seeking a Marketing Assistant. This position will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Park District’s website, social media pages, sending out a weekly newsletter. Ability to develop and maintain tracking results on all social media platforms. Working with supervisors on marketing programs, brochure and program driven special events.

Essential functions of this position include but not limited:

  1. Coordinate all phases and produce promotional brochures, pamphlets, fliers and other pieces of information for the Recreational department
  2. The main contact and administrator for the park district’s main website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter. Maintain update, and assist staff with Recreational department social media accounts.
  3. The ability to develop and maintain District’s tracking results on all social media platforms. Including analytics and feedback surveys using programs such as Survey Monkey and/or Google Analytics.
  4. Maintains awareness of current trends, fads and interests for the continual enhancement and diversity of social media platforms.
  5. Assist Recreational Supervisors in marketing individual programs and program driven events.
  6. The Marketing Assistant will create, manage and update a weekly email newsletter containing upcoming programs and events at the Park District.
  7. Develop and post videos, slideshows, presentations for use by the District, website and social media outlets.
  8. Assist Community Outreach & Marketing Director with special events and other duties as assign.
  9. Perform other duties assign

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Extensive knowledge of public relations and marketing methods and willingness to keep up with changing technology. Knowledge of media contacts and technology
  2. Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with various audiences.
  3. Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively.
  4. Performs well under stressful situations
  5. Effectively transition through multiple tasks and or multiple interuptions
  6. Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism or communications that supports responsibilities for writing, research, and marketing required. Fluent in social media platforms and trends. Qualified candidate must be functionally literate in reading, writing, and computation skills as well as computer literate.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Hollice Clark III, by email at or mail 459 N. Kennedy Dr., Bourbonnais, Il 60914.

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 Bourbonnais Township Park District


Hollice Clark III

 Closing Date

May 11, 2018

 $44,500-$59,000 annual salary depending on qualifications plus an excellent benefit 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 Supervisor of Aquatic Programs and Services for our indoor and outdoor aquatics facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities: Plan, organize, implement, and oversee aquatic programs, facilities, and special events. Develop, implement, and maintain aquatic operational procedures. Manage service to patrons at aquatic facilities. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of the participants. Develop and implement long range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services making recommendations on the introduction and/or deletion of programs and services. Develop and implement a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Develop and implement 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 withing 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. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Schedule facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor.deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Regularly communicate with representatives of the Park Department to discuss major maintenance items of concern. Perform basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent department/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct yourself 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 operations. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Expectations: Education: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field.

Experience: Minimum of one year full time experience with a community service agency, aquatic, athletic, or fitness facility in recreation management. Three to five years recreation experience preferred. Experience in managing a large seasonal staff preferred. Experience in managing an aquatic facility preferred.

License & Certifications: Valid Driver's License required. Certified Pool Operator certification required. Temporary Food Service Permit required. Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one year. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.

Hours: 40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.

Qualified candidates can apply online at: Contact: Elizabeth Fallon, Department Coordinator Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


e Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $103,924.00 - $148,813.00

Three Rivers Park District, located in the Twin Cities Metro area with its headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota, seeks to fill the position of Associate Superintendent.

The Park District is a nationally renowned park system, comprised of 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trail corridors, and special recreation features whose mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural-resources based park system.

The Associate Superintendent is accountable to the Superintendent and is responsible for providing executive leadership and oversight in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of multiple complex functions of divisional operations based on organizational needs and individual talents.

This key leader ensures division staff have effective leadership, understand the Park District's service principles, strategic direction, mission and district-wide goals and priorities.

The Associate Superintendent supports the Superintendent in directing and administering the affairs of the Park District and carrying out the policies of the District's Board of Commissioners.

Qualified candidates are required to have a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and at least eight years of increasingly responsible management or administrative experience, including five years in a management capacity, or any combination of education and experience equal to the above. Visit the Park District's website at for more information and to apply.

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 Three Rivers Park District


Michael Tracy

 Closing Date

April 20, 2018


Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Revenue Facilities, the Facility Engineer is responsible for all HVAC, electrical, pool operations and a wide variety of other maintenance and repair work that relates to the general upkeep of the recreation center.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Revenue Facilities.

Supervision Exercised: Supervises 1 full-time custodian as well as 15-20 part time center attendants.

Essential Functions: •Responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance of the center’s physical plant equipment including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, swimming pool mechanical operations and housekeeping. •Understands and operates computer hardware and programs as they relate to the operation of HVAC, lighting controls, security systems and pool and spa operating systems. •Plans and schedules work in accordance with goals established in conjunction with Director of Revenue Facilities. •Coordinates equipment, manpower and material needs as they relate to the center’s maintenance and housekeeping demands. •Assigns work, supervises full and part-time cleaning staff and takes active role in daily maintenance activities in accordance with responsibilities outlined. •Researches and recommends to the Director of Revenue Facilities the purchase of equipment and supplies for preventative and ongoing maintenance of all mechanical and control systems throughout the facility. •Evaluates the effectiveness of assigned personnel and trains them to improve productivity. •Keeps the Director of Revenue Facilities adequately informed at all times of problems related to the work and changes in plans and work completed. •Recommends policies and procedures for the improvement of maintenance methods, to instruct, counsel and direct in maintenance activities, and perform other similar or related duties as assigned. •Performs rough and finished carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical and mechanical maintenance work throughout the facility •Purchases inventory supplies for building & pools as directed. •Repairs plumbing fixtures and replaces broken plumbing fixtures. •Repairs or replaces fixtures such as switches, receptacles, and lighting fixtures and fuse boxes. •Checks and maintains boilers and air conditioning systems. •Repairs and maintains swimming pool and spas.

Marginal Functions: •Ability to provide custodial services. •Repair, paint and lubricate exercise equipment. •Assist in snow removal operations as needed. •Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Tools and Equipment Used: •Any type of hand and power tool. •Common office equipment, including calculator, computer, copier and miscellaneous small office equipment.

Physical and Mental Demands:
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. •The employee is frequently required to use hands and/or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. •Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations and manual dexterity. •The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. •The employee is frequently required to: o Reach, extending hands and arms in any direction. o Climb, ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. o Balance, maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Stoop, bending the body downward and forward. o Kneel, bending legs at the knees to come to rest on knee or knees. o Crouch, bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. •The employee must regularly lift up to 20 lbs. and occasionally lift as much as 50 lbs. •Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions: •Exposed to indoor work associated with a recreation/fitness center. •Occasionally exposed to noise levels associated with HVAC systems. •Regularly exposed to outdoor weather.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
•High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with 3 or more years of general experience in mechanical and maintenance trades. •Ability to obtain a State of Illinois Certified Pool Operator’s License within one year of employment. •The employee must possess the ability to maintain composure under stressful situations. •The employee must possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, coupled with strong communication skills, having the ability to represent the Deerfield Park District in a professional manner. •The employee must have a genuine desire and ability to interact with people of all ages and temperaments.

Safety: •The Facility Engineer is responsible for being aware of and contributing to the maintenance and implementation of all Deerfield Park District safety policies and procedures. •Required to: o Use good safety awareness and judgment o Follow policies o Report potentially unsafe conditions o Follow manufacturer safety instructions when using equipment o Follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures

Resumes May Be Sent To: or complete an application at

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 Deerfield Park District


Patti Pegoraro

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled