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 $tarting Salary Range: $49,500 - $54,450


Full-time Position

JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Facilities the Facilities Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, supervising, evaluating and the overall scheduling and facilitation of program resources at assigned District facilities. Emphasis will be placed in the specific areas of facility scheduling.

RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the Facilities Coordinator include: scheduling of recreation programs, special events, meetings, rentals, and other uses at the Community Center, Birchwood Center, Senior Center, Preschools, Athletic fields, and Shelters; coordination of District and affiliate use at area schools. Oversight of concession operation or concession contract for Family Aquatic Center Concessions, Birchwood Pool Concessions, and Hamilton Concessions.

ABILITIES & SKILLS Comprehensive knowledge of facility scheduling, rental and party services, and concession operation. Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, troubleshoot, meet deadlines, collaborate and work independently with initiative. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong understanding and knowledge of effective budgetary practices.

QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor degree in Parks & Recreation or related field with equivalent experience preferred. Two (2) years of experience in facility management.

BENEFITS Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. Apply online at, under the Jobs/Job Opportunities tab, Full-time.

Closing Date: Until filled

Starting Salary Range: $49,500 – $54,450

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000-$55,000 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

Summary: The Niles Park District is seeking a full time Aquatics Director. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director the Aquatics Director is responsible for the supervision of the operations of the outdoor pool through planning, coordination, scheduling, and evaluating programs specific to aquatics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and schedules aquatic programming for the Park District to include swim classes and private lessons.
  • Hires, trains, and schedules qualified lifeguards, instructors, and all other pool staff.
  • Directly supervises lifeguards, instructors, and other aquatic staff.
  • Conducts training of staff in water safety, first aid, and CPR and ensures all certifications of staff are maintained.
  • Ensures high program standards are followed and provides regular in service training as needed.
  • Develops a lifeguard rotational system for monitoring the pool and all other deck operations.
  • Handles the monitoring of the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems.
  • Assists the front counter staff with helping customers and answering pool related questions.
  • Communicates with parents and participants on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department.
  • Prepares annual budget and monitors revenues and expenses.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • National Pool and Water Park Lifeguarding Certification; Instructor level preferred.
  • Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Operator Certification within one year of employment.
  • Valid Illinois Class "D" Driver's License
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid instructor Level Certifications through Starguard within six months of employment.
  • Successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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 Niles Park District


Tom Elenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.75+/hour starting pay depending on qualifications

Pay Rate: $14.75+/hour starting pay depending on qualifications Hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm Monday – Friday and some Saturdays

Qualifications: Must be a responsible and reliable person age 21 or older with high school degree or equivalent with some college preferred. Requires strong people and customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Requires strong computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel with the ability to learn other software applications, in particular RecTrac Recreation software. At least two years of previous office and customer service experience required. General math skills with prior cash handling experience required. Attention to detail, accuracy and dependability are required. Ability to maintain discretion with regard to confidential matters and/or information. The successful candidate must be able to project a professional appearance. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Facility Manager, the Guest Services Representative is primarily responsible for providing quality customer service to anyone entering or calling the facility seeking information or assistance. Will accept and process registrations by enrolling people in various programs into the RecTrac Registration System, process rentals, accept payment for the same and process receipts and acknowledgments. Assist with training of part-time staff. Provide clerical support to Recreation Staff and Facility Manager. Perform other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

April 6, 2018

 $53,000-$63,000 annually

Are you interested in working at one of the largest Park Districts in Illinois? Do you want to make your workplace a fun and safe environment?

Plainfield Park District is searching for a Risk Manager who is responsible for general safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations, functions, grounds and facilities. This position is responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of procedural policies as they relate to loss prevention, insurance issues, safety, accident investigation, claims and the settling of losses.


Developing agency safety related policies, agency safety inspection reports, accident investigation reports, safety committee minutes, training materials, and responses to public safety concerns. Communicate in writing with proper grammatical form and be proficient in communicating verbally in group and individual situations. Be able to establish priorities, plan and delegate, and accomplish established goals. Drive a car to conduct facility inspections, investigate accidents and related risk management activities. Perform safety orientation and training programs for seasonal part-time staff, volunteers, and new employees. Chair the District’s Risk Management and Wellness Committee. Establishes safety related goals and objectives. Develops and revises agency safety manuals. Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and develops written documentation to assist in a defense of legal actions. Conducts a wide variety of safety related inspections. Develops long range capital safety related improvement recommendations.

This is a full-time Exempt position with a generous benefits package including an option for District paid health insurance, paid time off, and work-life balance.

For further details and to apply, please go to Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Department: Recreation Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation

Position Focus: The Athletics Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of all youth and adult athletic leagues and programs including but not limited to IBSL (youth baseball and softball leagues), youth soccer leagues, adult softball and volleyball leagues, WIBA youth basketball and travel leagues, designated youth and adult tournaments, youth contractual sports programs, camps, and coordinating all athletic field rentals. The Athletic Supervisor will also oversee the operations and programming of the Itasca Dog Park located next to the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary. The Athletics Supervisor is responsible for performing the essential and marginal functions as outlined in this description.

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/athletics 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 knowledge of athletic rules, schedules and the play of athletic contests. The individual will be expected to be or become a First-Aid and CPR/AED instructor, obtain a Food & Service Sanitation License and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

Hours: The Athletics 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 Athletics Supervisor’s direction. There are required weekly evening shifts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for the development, enforcement and communication of athletic rules, policies and procedures for adult basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball leagues, WIBA and Travel WIBA and IBSL. 2. Publicity of athletic league registration and standings, and maintenance of the Athletics website. 3. Supervise the softball complex concession stand operations. 4. Coordinate field program usage and rentals. 5. Develop, implement and promote tournaments, leagues, camps, and classes. 6. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate referees, part-time athletic, open gym 7. Prepare and manage youth/adult athletic leagues/programs, WIBA and Travel WIBA, youth and special event budgets. 8. Serve as the park district the liaison to inter-village leagues for youth baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. 9. Responsible for the development and enforcement of policies and procedures at the Itasca Dog Park

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Prepare reports, statistics and evaluations on programs and personnel. 2. Accurately and timely complete payroll. 3. Promote appropriate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships. 4. Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies (brochure, flyers, press releases, etc) for areas under one’s supervision. 5. Perform and enforce the rules and guidelines of the District safety program. 6. Assist other areas of the recreation department and district as deemed necessary by the Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge: The Athletics 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.

Required Competencies: 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.

Physical Demands & Environmental Conditions: 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. The individual should be able to assist in the grooming of softball/baseball fields. During special events, the individual should be able to work long stretches of time. The individual may be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures as well as rain and snow.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder at 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