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 9.00 - $9.75

Recreation and Administrative Intern: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour.

Individuals interested in enhancing their administrative skill set, learning the ins and outs of recreation management, and assisting with events should apply for this position. This is a great opportunity to develop your skill set and work with the community. This position also has the opportunity to lead classes and help improve the quality of the department.

DESCRIPTION: The Riverside Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a creative, independent thinker for an intern position with hours can be flexible, but staff is typically in the afternoon and evening hours. This internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. Role at the department will involve assistance within administration, programming, staff management, facility management, day camp, special events, and marketing. Internship schedule includes night and weekend hours. The ideal candidate has office experience and is quick learner with computer programming and office administrative tasks.

RESPONSIBILITES: Administrative tasks included but not limited to – data entry, filing, answering phones, email correspondence, RecTrac, flyers, and schedule coordination. Obey and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the park district safety program that are pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.

NECESSARY SKILLS: Able to coordinate numerous projects at once while working deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain a well-established working relationship with staff, media, and members. Superb customer service skills. Ability to solve problems independently in a professional manner. Ability to perform duties with initiative, persistence, creativity, integrity, good judgment, tact, and courtesy. Ability to create documents, databases, and spreadsheets in the Microsoft Office and the department’s database.

SEASON/HOURS/DAYS: October - March. Hours and days vary weekly depending on school and Parks & Recreation requirements and responsibilities. Schedule is arranged upon start of internship and includes evenings and weekends.

COMPENSATION: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour. 20 – 30 hours weekly.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Anne Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,700 + comprehensive benefits

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, plans, directs and evaluates IL-DCFS licensed program, recreation programs, events and staff. Embraces a team environment approach and assists with events not currently managing. Acts as a liaison to DCFS, DuPage County Health Department, and various other Village groups. Duties include but are not limited to oversight and management of DCFS licensed preschool and day care; early childhood programs and events; special events. Successful candidate must have good written and oral communication skills; must recruit, select, train and evaluate qualified staff; ensure that licensed programs comply with DCFS and the Health Department standards, evaluate all programs and events; purchase supplies and equipment according to Village’s purchasing guidelines; develop and manage budgets; prepare marketing materials and maintain center bulletin boards, display case, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field from an accredited college or university; minimum of two years experience working in an early childhood education setting. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel is a must) and have valid Illinois Driver’s License. Licensed Food Service Manager Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. Knowledge of RecTrac 3.1 preferred. Ability to work flexible hours that will include evenings and weekends from time to time.

To Apply, please send letter of interest, resume, 3 references and college transcripts (copies are ok) via email. In the subject line of the email please include: Program Supervisor opening – your last name.

The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Village of Villa Park - Recreation Division


Gina Racanelli

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 - $55,000 DOQ

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is a cooperative of eight park districts and three villages in northeast DuPage and west Cook Counties, Illinois. NEDSRA was formed in 1976 as a means of combining resources among the member agencies to provide recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Today, NEDSRA serves approximately 3,500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events. NEDSRA's main objective is to meet the unique social and recreation needs of individuals with disabilities, so they may increase their enjoyment of life and reach their highest level of independence.

NEDSRA is looking for a qualified individual to fill the position of Business Manager. This position will serve as a member of the Management Team and Safety Team. This position is full time and salaried.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for supervision and evaluation of the agency registrar, part-time office staff and when necessary recruit, hire and train new staff and will serve as liaison to agency contractual employees including information technologist. They oversee financial functions including accounts payable/receivable, invoice procedures and internal controls; and serves as the administrator of the agency purchasing card. The Business Manager will prepare monthly financial statements for presentation to the Board of Trustees. This position will evaluate, monitor and when necessary, implement best practices for cash management as well as oversee investing practices and make recommendations. They will prepare all documentation for and are responsible for oversight of annual agency audit, oversee agency IT; initiating and maintaining best practices for electronics communication per agency policy. He/she will maintain agency asset tagging, tracking and disposal per policy using AssetMaxx system, prepare/oversee all government required reporting regarding payroll tax returns, W2s, 1099’s, and 990s for financial reporting, oversee RFP process for required purchases, per agency financial policy. The Business Manager plays an integral role in the preparation of agency annual budget, provides thorough research, analysis and recommendations for administrative operations of the agency, as well as, policies and procedures related to administrative operations, monitors all cash receipts for timely deposit and accurate posting, is responsible for agency’s records management and records retention procedures and for oversight of office equipment, including researching new and replacement equipment. The Business Manager will also oversee facility use and rental.

Education and/or Experience: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field, and at least 5 years of successful experience preferable with government, park districts, special recreation associations or non-profits. CPA is desirable. Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgeting, reporting processes, computer applications including MS Office Suite, and laws/regulations regarding audit requirements and 501(c)(3) agencies. The Business Manager must have strong strategic, analytical and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; and strong attention to detail.

Benefits: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days

Submit resume via email to: Sue Martellotta, Executive Assistant at

F 630.576.4066

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 Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association


Sue Martellotta

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13.53 to $15.02 depending on experience

Job Description: Responsible for trails, wetlands, and maintenance and ecological restoration of green spaces. Job requires knowledge of plants, prescriptive burns, use of assorted tools and trucks as well as snow plowing in winter.

Qualifications: Degree in natural resources, conservation, horticulture or related field. Two years of experience in a wide variety of outdoor manual labor projects, with natural resources preferred. Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as a Certified Pesticide Operator and have a Chicago Wilderness certificate or become certified within 6 months of employment with the Bolingbrook Park District. Candidate must have a valid driver's license.

Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain and repair gravel and asphalt trails and pathways, perform ecological restoration through brush tree, prescription burns, and invasive management. Planting, weeding, and watering as well as collection of seeds. Maintain community gardens and Nature Plan areas and help with turf maintenance and snow removal as needed. Removal of trash, maintain vehicle, tools and equipment and submitting of daily work logs.

Classification: Full Time, non-exempt (hourly)

Pay Range: $13.53 to $15.02 an hour depending on experience

Benefits: Excellent benefits including pension. Health, dental, and vision insurance options and free membership to our two Lifestyle health clubs and indoor/outdoor pool and more.

Hours: Normally Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3:00pm, but sometimes hours change due to an event, weather changes, projects or needs for the community.

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 Bolingbrook Park District


Mike Glester

 Closing Date

October 14, 2017

 8.25 per hour

The Crystal Lake Park District offers two internships per year for university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected interns will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns are allowed to witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during their internship. •Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. Direct leadership skills will be emphasized as students actually conduct programs and special events. •Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. •Customer relations as intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. •Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy formation, and public and professional meetings.

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled