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 $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications

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

Location: Cole Administration Center, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, occasional evenings and weekends to address emergent issues and/or special projects. Salary: $66,500/yr. or more depending on qualifications.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is desired, with at least eight years of related experience, three (3) years at a supervisory/management level. Comprehensive knowledge in facilities maintenance, construction administration, or closely related discipline. Must possess excellent analytical, budgeting and reporting skills to evaluate and recommend alternative actions with minimal direction. Personnel management skills necessary to effectively plan, motivate, train and supervise the work of professional and technical staff. Must have strong communication skills and experience in directing maintenance crews. Proficient computer skills in MS Office and work order applications with aptitude to learn and evaluate other software systems. Certification in HVAC and Aquatic Facility Operations (or CPO) preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Assistant Director of Facility Operations is responsible for the overall, capital improvements, and quality maintenance and repair of all indoor and outdoor district facilities including playgrounds, shelters, aquatic centers, community centers, structures, etc. This includes all physical elements and systems in buildings and park facilities such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aquatic systems, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, potential construction and repair projects. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the district management team and collaborates closely with parks and recreation personnel. This position directly oversees the Facilities & Trades Manager and the Aquatics Maintenance Supervisor. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

November 10, 2017


Under the Leadership of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Supervisor is charged with leading the operations of a variety of youth, teen and adult programs including athletics and swimming and assisting with special events. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership skills, a positive team attitude, ambition to expand and grow programs, look beyond industry trends and challenge themselves with new and creative ideas. The candidate will need to possess an understanding of work-life balance, open-mindedness, ability to embrace change, trustworthiness, effective communication skills and the ability to align with the mission and values of the organization. As a supervisor, this team member will be actively engaged with their programs throughout multiple facilities, fields and parks to ensure all aspects of programming are meeting expectations. Will be active in the community with special events and given the nature of programming nights and weekends would be necessary at times. This position will begin as part-time 30 hours per week with participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and with the possibility of moving towards a full time opportunity with added benefits.

Minimum of an Associates Degree in Recreation, Education, Physical Education or Sports Management. Preferences will be given to those holding a Bachelor's Degree in the above mentioned fields, Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor Certification and experience in program supervision and management.

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 Crete Park District


Janel Geary

 Closing Date

December 12, 2017

 $14-$16 per hour

Reporting to the Director of Director of Willowbrook Corner Programs, this position directly carries out After-School and Summer Learning Programs delivered by The Community House at Willowbrook Corner. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the planning, organization, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of youth education programs, in the Willowbrook Corner community and will supervise program staff in the performance of their responsibilities.

Based in Hinsdale and serving the surrounding area, The Community House is a multi-service organization which provides recreation and cultural activities, counseling and therapeutic services focused on mental health and autism support, education support, and volunteer opportunities. The vision of TCH is to build a caring and vibrant community for youth, families and seniors in southeastern DuPage County.

Direct Reports

After School Club Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers) Summer Day Camp Staff (including PT staff, Jr. Counselors and volunteers) Independent Contractors


Collaborate with internal and external personnel for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.

Program Management

Implement, monitor and evaluate short and long-term program goals and standards for programs and services, develop new programs and activities based on community need and interest.

Supervision of Staff

Hire, Train and supervise program staff for the Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning after school and summer programs. Have consistent and positive communications with parents, school representative and community members.

Weekly Schedule

The position is 30 hours per week, year round. Typical school-year hours are 10:15am to 6:15pm, Monday through Thursday, (hours may change based on program need). Summer hours will vary based on program need.


Bachelors’ Degree in Recreation/Education or related field 2 years experience with supervisory experience preferred

The Community House considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Application will be accepted until position is filled

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 The Community House


Rebecca Perkaus

 Closing Date

November 10, 2017


Job Title: Recreation Supervisor Classification: Level 1, Exempt Department: Recreation Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation

Position Focus: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of recreation programs for the areas of general youth, teens, adults, seniors and The Itasca Historical Depot Museum. This position also oversees the dance program, summer camps, designated special events, trips, and a volunteer program.

The Recreation 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 Recreation Supervisor’s direction. There is typically at least one weekly evening shift.

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 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 the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead recreation and educational programs and staff. The individual will be expected to obtain First Aid and CPR/AED Certification and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

Essential Functions: • Plan, implement and evaluate general youth programs including summer day camp, school age dances, school day off trips, Safe Sitter Training Courses, and a variety of other programs and camps. • Oversee all aspects of the dance program.
• Plan, implement and evaluate general teen, adult and senior programs.
• Oversee all operations of the Itasca Historical Depot.
• Serve as staff liaison to the Itasca Senior Club. Facilitate distribution of monthly newsletter. Attend monthly meetings and assist with planning of their events, as needed.
• Develop, implement and promote general programs and special events including the Memorial Day Parade, Itasca Halloween Celebration, Spring Fling, Breakfast with the Bunny, and other seasonal special events and programs.
• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff for areas of supervision. • Recruit, train, evaluate, and recognize volunteers. Oversee volunteer program and offer volunteer opportunities. Keep accurate records of volunteers.
• Prepare and manage program budgets for areas of supervision. • Prepare and maintain policy manuals for areas of supervision.

Marginal Functions: • Prepare reports, statistics and evaluations on programs and personnel. • Accurately and timely complete payroll. • Promote appropriate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships. • Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies (brochure, flyers, press releases, etc) for areas of supervision. • Serve on Itasca Youth Commission. • Assist with district wide special events. • Perform and enforce the rules and guidelines of the District safety program and serve on the safety committee.
• Assist other areas of the recreation department and district as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
• Other duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations: The Recreation 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.

Physiological Considerations: 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. During special events, the individual should be able to work long stretches of time.

Environmental Considerations: The individual may be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures as well as rain and snow.

Cognitive Considerations: 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.

Other Terms of Employment: Full-Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Itasca Park District Personnel Policy

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 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

 17.00 - $21.00 per hour depending on qualifications

For over 30 years, the Park Ridge Park District’s Centennial Activity Center has been an inviting place to go for adults 55+, every day of the week! Here, our patrons play bridge or Ping-Pong, learn about opera, computers or genealogy, boost fitness with easy exercise classes and health seminars, indulge their love for painting or other crafts, enjoy casual lunches and holiday themed parties, make friends and take memorable day trips to theaters, restaurants and other cultural and recreational venues.

Our District is seeking a Registrar who will be responsible for a variety of customer service tasks including greeting and assisting customers, answering phones, channeling callers to appropriate staff members, processing registrations and memberships. Selected individual will assist in overseeing approximately four (4) part-time Office Clerks to ensure that our front-desk operations meet the established standard of customer service.

Qualifications: This position requires two to three years of customer service experience. Intermediate level written and verbal communication in the English language is required as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of, or the capability to learn the RecTrac Registration System, and TimePro payroll system. Must be CPR/AED and first-aid certified or have the ability to become certified (through our district) prior to the onset of the program.

Education: High school diploma (or equivalent)

Availability: We are seeking an applicant to work weekdays, Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week. Occasional early morning, evening or weekend work may be required.

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 Park Ridge Park District


Jennifer Meyers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled