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 $14-$16/hour (DOQ)

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising programs, events and trips at the Senior Center as well as providing general clerical support and registration of participants.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Building & maintaining positive relations with Senior Center staff, board and members. Planning, coordinating, setting-up and supervising assigned programs and events at Senior Center. Meeting with senior trip committee, planning and chaperoning 24-30 trips per year. Soliciting volunteers and participants for events. Overseeing work performed by volunteers. Source guest speakers and arrange for necessary equipment. Preparing internal marketing materials and publishing/posting. Being present and assisting with assigned events at the Senior Center.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best candidates will have at least a high school diploma or equivalent along with some college. Prior experience in a senior center environment, event planning, recreational programming highly desirable. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, planning, and marketing skills a must. A valid Illinois driver’s license required.

SCHEDULING: This is a part time, year round position, working approximately 25 hours/ week. Applicants must be available for a varied work schedule including days, evenings and weekends. Target hiring range is $14-$16/hour, dependent on qualifications.

APPLY ONLINE: Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District


Denise Blinick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


JOB STATEMENT: The Athletic Event Coordinator is a part time position based at Prairie Point Center. The position involves coordinating six established athletic special events for the community as well as assisting other special events on the district calendar. Responsibilities include developing and managing high quality special events throughout the year which require planning, prioritizing, decision making, budget analysis, and conflict resolution.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Significant involvement in recruiting and supervising special event volunteers. 2) Significant involvement in the execution and assessment of special events. 3) Significant involvement in the effective communication with staff, volunteers, businesses, and community officials. 4) Considerable involvement in the attaining of sponsorships for special events and projects. 5) Considerable involvement in coordination with the Marketing Department in advertising special events.assisting special events staff. 6) Significant involvement in serving the needs of the community. 7) Significant involvement in answering, managing, and following up with phone calls, emails, and inquiries. 8) Considerable involvement in prioritizing and performing varied tasks. 9) Considerable involvement in managing office functions and event schedule. 10) Considerable involvement in maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of facilities, as well as being aware of any unsafe situations and making suggestions for improvements and some involvement working with the Park District on building repairs and safety issues. 11) Willingness to continue to gain knowledge in relation to events and community. 12) Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1) Must be at least 18 years of age. 2) Demonstrate interest in special events. 3) Ability to plan, organize and make decisions independently. 4) Ability to deal well with the public and employees of the Park District. 5) Ability to understand and utilize varied information. 6) Ability to operate office machinery, computers, scanners, CD disc copiers, electronic cameras, and fax machine. 7) Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 8) Experience in handling cash deposits. 9) Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with the values of the park district.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. The employee may be exposed to dust, mildew and other elements when working with donated items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this job.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply on line by completing an application using the link below.

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 Oswegoland Park District


Kristie Vest

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $36,998-$46,248, commensurate with experience

Responsible for the planning, developing, implementing and evaluating therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with disabilities from child to adult ages with an emphasis in Special Events, Social and Cultural programs, ASD, and Day Camps.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs, overnight trips, day camps, assigned special events and agency events such as the Musical Showcase, TROOP Performances, and Art Shows as assigned. • Orient, train, and supervise part time staff assigned to area programs. Monitor performance with continual feedback. Promote growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed through program visits. Assist with hiring of specialty staff as needed. • Communicate with the Program Manager on issues and activities related to the Program Department in an effort to ensure effective operations of the agency. • Create and assemble lesson plans including measurable and effective program goals and objectives, schedules, rosters and supplies. Evaluate assigned area programs on a year round basis. Communicate effectively with instructors, participants and parents regarding policies, schedules and last minute changes. • Assist with the seasonal brochure through program development, input and update of programs into RecTrac. • Oversee budget development and record keeping of seasonal expenditures and other seasonal paperwork. • Present to the general public for promoting services, increasing participation and expanding community awareness. • Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment. • Work up to ten programs (special events, weekly programs, disability awareness, agency events and inclusion) a season, with no more than three in one day. In addition, work up to two overnight trips (trips can be anywhere between one to seven nights in length) each year. • Maintain a relationship with local support groups, private and public agencies, and school districts in an effort to strengthen and maintain positive working relationships and increase awareness in WDSRA member districts. • Perform other duties as assigned.

To apply, visit, Select Employment & Volunteers, Full Time and Regular Part Time. Jobs, View Current Opportunities. We look forward to reading all about you!

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Gail Bettcher

 Closing Date

March 30, 2018

 $16-$18/hour depending on qualifications and experience

The Skokie Park District's indoor playground "The Exploritorium" located within Oakton Community Center is seeking a part-time Assistant Supervisor. The Exploritorium is an indoor space where young children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play. The Exploritorium features a make-believe costume dress-up area, water play area, music stations, toys, wall climbing for young children, a two story tubes and tunnel area and much more! The Exploritorium is also a popular birthday party destination.

Position: Exploritorium Assistant Supervisor

Pay: $16 - $18/hour depending on qualifications

Qualifications: Must be an adult at least 21 years of age. Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Parks and Recreation or a related field preferred but not required. One to two years of supervisory experience, childcare experience and customer service experience preferred. Must be able to obtain First Aid, CPR and AED certifications and keep current - we provide certification training. Must possess strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and organizational skills.

Duties: The Exploritorium Assistant Supervisor will oversee the operations of the Exploritorium in the absence of the Exploritorium Supervisor. Assists with the supervision of the Exploritorium Leaders, Birthday Party Leaders and Special Event Staff. Issues a monthly staffing schedule to Supervisor for approval. Posts schedules and communicates schedules to staff. Handles customer inquiries about birthday parties and group bookings. Schedules Exploritorium birthday party reservations and all other group bookings. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner. Assists customers and staff by answering questions and addressing any concerns. Assists Supervisor with the planning and implementation of Oakton Center special events. Researches and suggests new special event ideas. Inspects and insures that the Exploritorium is clean and operating up to the District's cleanliness and safety standards. Reports any unsafe conditions or needed repairs to Supervisor. Completes general office tasks as assigned by Supervisor or Facility Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: Approximately 25 hours per week. Hours are flexible available daytime, evenings and weekends.

To apply: Complete online application by clicking on the link below.

Questions about this position may be directed to Mary Amato, Exploritorium and Special Events Supervisor e: p: 847-674-1500, extension 2710

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $49,500 - $54,450


Full-Time Position

JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Aquatics Manager, the Aquatics Coordinator shall manage all Park District aquatic programs and services that are held at Harper Building M indoor pool but not limited to staffing, training and operations of related aquatic programs. Programs include scheduling of all pool use.

RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with community organizations (e.g., Harper College, neighboring park districts, associations and other clubs) Prepare budget and related reports and oversee annual operating budget for all aquatic programs and services Provide leadership, management and development of staff while serving as a positive example Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff/instructors and lifeguards. Including, conduct hiring process for new employees (e.g., recruitment, reviewing applications, interviewing, hiring). Promote safety and risk management practices to ensure a work place which contributes to safe and accident free conditions for both staff and patrons Ensures high program standards are followed and provides regular in-service training to staff as needed as well as conducting lifeguard training classes throughout the year.
Analyze operating data (e.g., attendance, revenue, expenditures, maintenance and marketing) to better manage and improve the pools and services we offer Provide and develop excellent customer service in all staff Collect public input (e.g., program evaluations, public hearings, focus groups and surveys) Develops and schedule aquatic programming for the Park District to include swim lessons classes, private lessons, rentals, water exercise, special events and open swim.

ABILITIES & SKILLS Strong communication skills, both orally, public speaking and written coorespondence and reports.
Knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques. Strong part-time supervisory skills. Ability to follow directions, multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve, meet deadlines and effectively communicate verbally and written. Demonstrate leadership/managerial skills, including but not limited to; leadership, decision-making, goal setting and delegation. Demonstrate common sense and composure in resolving differences and pressure situations that arise with patrons and work together with other Park District employees. Desired proficiency in Microsoft Office products specifically Office 365, RecTrac, Incode financial software, Frontline applicant tracking system (formally Applitrack) and TimePro or comparable programs. Schedule and manage time effectively. Ability to work independently with initiative. Approach duties and lines of responsibility with positive enthusiasm. Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments.

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum three (3) years of supervisory/managerial aquatic experience or comparable experience. Minimum certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED.

Must attain within first 6-12 months of hiring: Certified Pool Operator, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI), First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor.

BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, business or related field preferred or equivalent experience.

HOURS As a salaried exempt employee it is necessary to be available whenever the need exists, a minimum of 40 hours a week including evening and weekends.

Attend evening and/or weekend meetings/trainings as needed or directed by the Aquatics Manager.

BENEFITS Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, free annual pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members.

Apply online at, under the Jobs tab, Full-time.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Starting Salary Range: $49,500 - $54,450 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Donelda Danz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled