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 $12-$15 per hour

Oakbrook Terrace Park District

TITLE: Fitness and Athletics Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is responsible for all fitness and athletic programming, as well as the operations of the fitness center. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is a part-time employee working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Work pace is moderate to active depending on the task required. The position of Fitness and Athletics Supervisor requires the ability to work in active pace (50 lbs or more).

QUALIFICATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field; or at least 1 year of full time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must have experience working with Microsoft computer programs. Experience with Vermont Systems, Inc. (VSI) RecTrac preferred. Ideal candidate will have additional fitness certifications (personal training, group exercise, etc).

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Directly supervise the Group Exercise Programs, Adult and Youth Athletic Programs, Fitness related Special Events, Overall Fitness Facility Operations, Management of Personal Training and Membership. 2. Evaluate the need for new programs and events as well as retiring out dated programs and events. 3. Actively participate in creating the Fitness and Recreation Department budget. 4. Process billing for memberships, as well as follow up on delinquent accounts. 5. Monitor revenue and expenses for programs, events, and the Fitness facility. 6. Work to develop a network of volunteers to assist with Park District special events. 7. Purchase all supplies necessary for programs, special events, and facility operations. 8. Communicate consistently with the program instructors. 9. Ensure all contracted and Park District Instructors have turned in all necessary documentation (certificates of insurance, professional licenses, training certificates) 10. Assure adequate staffing throughout the facility. 11. Actively participate in creating and maintaining program and facility budget. 12. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and manage staff. 13. Contribute information to the seasonal brochure. 14. Preforms required inspections of all strength and cardio equipment, coordinate with maintenance all required repairs. 15. Attend weekly staff meetings. 16. Attend Park Board Meetings as required. 17. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS: 1. Excellent customer service skills, (internal and external customers) 2. Ability to successfully use the secondary electronic devices: copy machine, postage machine, laminator and label maker. 3. Knowledge of programming and league operations. 4. Work well with all departments and personalities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Have a basic knowledge of all programs, special events, and memberships; or know how and where to obtain the information. 2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor may feel added pressure from the volume of calls, walk in requests and emails about programs and special events. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must remain calm and continually share Park District information with patrons. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be a good problem solver, and continually develop creative responses to problems.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 50 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor may be exposed to elements when assisting with outdoor functions. Most activities are preformed indoors; these conditions may include lighting and extreme temperatures.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.

Please email all resumes and applications to Tom Bell, Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance, at

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Tom Bell

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.

The Health, Fitness & Recreation Center at Moraine Valley Community College opened in March of 2014. This 115,000 square foot fitness center consists of exercise studios including Spin/Cycling, Dance and Ballet, Cardio and Kick Boxing, and Mind/Body, 1/8 mile indoor running track, a Cyclone Center, including 3-court field house with basketball, volleyball, and badminton; 9000 sqaure foot KidRec youth programming space; 4 lap lane aquatic center, expansive locker rooms each with a steam room, Tropical Smoothie Café, The HFRC Pro Shop, and open lobby spaces with soft seating.The Camp Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the camp. They will assist with the development of quality programs in all camp areas. The Coordinator is responsible for various administrative tasks, which may include helping shape policies, ordering supplies, coordinating schedules, and completing all necessary reports.

Responsibilities Essential Responsibilities:

Assist the Coordinator of Youth and Family Programming in overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality camp. Assist with hiring and training camp staff. Develop, organize and implement training program including weekly staff meetings. Be responsible for knowing, understanding, training, and executing all camp policies and emergency procedures associated with the camp. Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and safe. Promote theme days or group traditions to help campers and staff feel united as a group and add enjoyment to the camp. Develop and supervise organized activities, games, sports, and field trip activities. Ensure the maintenance of accurate program and administrative records. Set and supervise office procedures, opening-and closing-day procedures for staff and campers. Supervise the ordering of food, supplies, and equipment, and arrange for proper distribution. Be a leader in parent communication and address parent concerns in a timely manner. Supervise, organize, and document camp schedule, including: attendance, activity rotations, check-in, and release of campers.

Qualifications Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of 2 years experience in youth programming Minimum of 1 year administrative experience Excellent customer service skills Strong leadership skills Strong interpersonal communication, time management, and conflict resolution skills Willingness and ability to enforce policies and resolve conflicts Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as necessary Completion of First Aid, CPR, and AED training, as required Basic computer competency. Positive Interaction with youth. Position Interaction with patrons, faculty, and staff. Competencies

Technical Competencies Basic computer competency

Hours and Length of Service:

The Camp Program Coordinator has an anticipated start date in mid-April From mid-April until end of May, hours will be administrative and vary from 5-15 a week based on need
June 4 - August 10, hours will be 30-35 per week M-F between the hours of 7am-6pm


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 Centers, LLC - Health, Fitness & Recreation Center


A Caringella

 Closing Date

May 1, 2018

 $400 /wk Stipend

All applications must be submitted online at

DESCRIPTION The Recreation Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Recreation. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Recreation Management concepts, situations, and experiences meant to provide additional training and educational experience to college students who wish to find a position in the field of Recreation (or similar) field upon the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Being selected as a Recreation Intern does not guarantee employment with the Gurnee Park District upon completion. Recreation Interns should be available to work consistent with the hours prescribed by their college or university program which may include evenings and /or weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS Education: Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a college undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Recreation Management (or a related field). Skills: Must be able to take direction and assist in planning, leading, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating recreational events, programs and facilities. Must be comfortable in front of large crowds of people, and comfortable leading activities. Must work well with people of all ages, especially children. Must be able to use basic reading, writing, and computer skills to learn, understand, and apply Park District policies and procedures. Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification (or ability to obtain one within first 2 weeks of hire – training provided) Competencies: Candidates must demonstrate through a personal interview and reference check that they are able to work with people of all ages, especially children, and possess a basic knowledge of the Recreation Industry such that they can understand the tasks they will be provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal Recreation Intern should be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation and experienced Park District staff, Recreation Interns will have the opportunity to expand their education by learning how recreation facilities, programs, and events operate, understanding the roles of Park District staff, and becoming familiar safety standards and procedures. Recreation Interns will be asked to “shadow” and assist Park District staff with certain tasks and functions which include, but are not limited to, performing various administrative functions to support Park District programs; attending and observing meetings; performing research and writing assignments; and assisting Park District staff with the development of assigned projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Movement of supplies, equipment and uniforms is necessary, generally up to 50 lbs. Bending, twisting and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programming areas. Work performed will be at indoor and outdoor environments so exposure to the sun, light rain, wind, and other weather factors who should be expected as well as exposure to extreme temperatures while working outdoors.

SALARY This is classified as unpaid internship; however, the Park District does provide a weekly $400 stipend.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICIES, SAFETY, ETC. It is expected that all Gurnee Park District Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners. Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual, Safety Manual, Departmental Manual, Area or Job Specific Manuals and other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. As all situations cannot be documented even in manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor. The Gurnee Park District has developed the SOFFI Customer Service Standards as a guide to our agency’s expectations and recommendations for successful work behavior. It is expected that all staff learn and understand these policies and procedures.

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 Gurnee Park District


Scott Crowe

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330 weekly stipend

The Glencoe Park District is seeking a highly motivated, energetic student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. The Park District provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee supervision, facility management, camps, aquatics, ice rink (seasonal), special events, marketing, and maintenance based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Qualifications: Currently working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophies of community recreational programming.

Recreation Intern must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain exceptional working relationships with peers, community groups, volunteers, independent contractors, co-workers, staff, supervisors and the public.

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed.

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 Glencoe Park District


Liz Visteen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $8.25 per hour/40 hours per week

The Waukegan Park District is offering an internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation or closely related field. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. A valid driver's license is also required. Housing may be provided for the entire time of the internship on a first come first served basis. Applicant must have personal transportation. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following: -Assist with planning, organization, implementation and oversight of youth and family non-athletic recreational/general interest programs with a strong emphasis in nature programming, gardening, and camps. -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 development and implementation of goals and objectives specific to area of responsibility. May develop and implement an intern project. -Assist in evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. -Assist with the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, events, and services consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. -Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers. Assist with contracting with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. -Assist in securing alternative funding through grants, sponsorship, and fundraising. -Assist in the purchase, distribution and maintenance of proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Turn in appropriate receipts as required. -Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university. -Accompany participants on field trips. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. -Assist in the preparation of program budgets. -Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with coworkers, parents, 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.

Interested candidates may apply online. 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