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The Pleasant Dale Park District is seeking a candidate for the position of Full-time Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all maintenance needs, custodial work, and grounds keeping for the district. This position is an "at will" employee which will require night and weekend hours and typically work more than 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have 5 years’ experience in building maintenance and trades and 3 years’ experience in supervision of staff. Experience safely operating power tools and various machinery required. The Maintenance Supervisor must be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. A valid state-issued driver's license and safe driving record required. Candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public.

Responsibilities: The Maintenance Supervisor will lead the maintenance staff in execution of all duties, including but not limited to: performing manual skilled and semi-skilled labor, routine landscaping, coordination with park district special events, spring and fall equipment and facility start-up and shutdown, snow removal, athletic field preparation, light construction, maintaining splash pad and park lighting, custodial services, preventative maintenance on vehicles and machinery, and building operations, all in various weather conditions. The position also requires administrative duties including departmental payroll, budgeting, and long-range planning.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a current resume and letter of interest to: Matt Russian 7425 S Wolf Road Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Or via email at

Pleasant Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Matt Russian
No Phone Calls Please

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,640 - $61,769 based on qualifications

The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking at full-time Senior Center Supervisor to administer the daily operation and programming at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. This position reports to the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and supervises the part-time guest service staff, tour coordinator, program instructors and volunteers. Located in the third largest suburb in Cook County, IL, the Arlington Heights Park District serves a diverse population of over 78,000 residents by offering more than 3,200 programs annually at its 58 facilities and parks. Our talented team consists of 103 full-time and 60 year-round part-time employees, and seasonally we grow from 500 to over 1,100 seasonal employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Develops, organizes and implements all senior recreation programming • Coordinates recreation events and services with the Village of Arlington Heights and other agencies, as needed in the Senior Center and community • Develops seasonal program guide, web content and publicity materials in conjunction with the Marketing staff • Manages the operation of Park District fitness, woodshop & tour club memberships at the Senior Center • Oversees operation of the Gift Shop including inventory displays, merchandise purchases, vendors and cash controls • Collects, handles and counts money and assumes responsibility for maintaining the security of office areas and equipment • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits annual recommendations for fee and program and membership changes • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable program areas • Prepares bi-weekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department on a timely basis • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time staff, independent contractors and volunteers • Establishes good working relationships with patrons, the community, the general public and inter-governmental groups.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES • Thorough knowledge of senior recreation programming • Good knowledge of program development • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Strong knowledge of health issues in the aging population

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Minimum of three or more years of demonstrated success as a recreation administrator and programmer for seniors; CPRP Certification preferred • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and AED Certification required upon hire

Qualified individuals should submit their resume, letter of interest and list of three professional references to Nancy Aldrich, Superintendent of Human Resources, Arlington Heights Park District, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,667- $48,000

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to manage the operation, organization, and evaluation of aquatics (Paradise Bay Water Park), rental facilities, the Lombard Community Building, and active adult programming. Paradise Bay Water Park is an award winning outdoor facility that attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. Rental facilities include the Community Building, Log Cabin, Lombard Lagoon, picnic sites/shelters, garden plots, and Lilacia Park (wedding ceremonies). A variety of active adult programs are offered throughout the year.

The mission of the Lombard Park District is To Provide People with Quality Recreation Opportunities to Enjoy Life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 340 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association. The District is a National Recreation and Park Association CAPRA Accredited Agency. These awards provide recognition and set the foundation of the District’s exceptional services to the community of Lombard and our residents.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation/Park Administration or a related field. Minimum of three years full time professional related experience. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong recreation programming and facility management skills. Applicants must have the following certifications or the ability to obtain within two months: Lifeguard Instructor License (Starfish Aquatics), AFO or CPO, CPR/AED Instructor, and Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification.

We offer competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $41,667 - $48,000 based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!

To Apply: Please visit us at – go to “Home” and then “Job Opportunities” to complete our online job application. Please attach a resume and cover letter.

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Maria Foerstel

 Closing Date

March 28, 2018

 $14.00 per hour

Early Childhood Teacher

The Westchester Park District is looking for a teacher in a toddler day care classroom.

HOURS are Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
PAY RATE is $12.00-$14.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS for the position include at minimum an Associates Degree in Early Childhood. Must be trained in First Aid and CPR and meet all DCFS guidelines for a teacher.

Overall, a teacher is responsible for providing students with developmentally age appropriate lessons, while being attune to their emotional, physical and nutritional needs. A teacher shall be able to communicate clearly We are looking for an enthusiastic, patient and caring individual who can bond with the children and families we serve.

Please send your resume to Call Kathy Kasprzak, Early Childhood Director at 708.865.8200 ext. 216 with any questions.

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Kathy Kasprzak

 Closing Date

April 2, 2018


Lisle Park District is looking for a part-time marketing professional with graphic design, social media, and photography experience to work on-site up to 30 hours per week from May through August of 2018 at the Lisle Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio St. This position will be responsible for designing, updating and/or printing program and event posters, flyers, handbills, facility booklets, brochures, business cards, coupons, advertisements and digital display imagery, including maintenance of bulletin boards and wall holders in the Recreation and Community Centers to ensure current special events and programs are on display. In addition, this person will be expected to take photos at our facilities and parks to capture individuals while they are actively participating at a program or event, and, also, share status updates and promote the park district and its facilities on multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Some experience updating and maintaining websites is an added bonus but is not required. This temporary position will work side-by-side with our in-house marketing staff but will also be expected to manage their workload and daily tasks.

Skills Needed: Ability to work effectively and efficiently. Experience working on Mac computer. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Understanding of basic graphic design principles, including positive/negative space, color, and layout. Experience designing and producing print materials, such as posters, flyers, business cards, brochures, etc. Experience using social media platforms for business, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Experience using Hootsuite or another social media aggregate tool a plus but not required. Knowledge of social media best practices and aware of frequent changes to social media algorithms. Understanding of photography composition and lighting. Knowledge of digital photography/videography best practices. Experience using a DSLR camera. Experience using cloud-based file storage/sharing web applications (dropbox). Experience proofreading and critiquing publications. Experience maintaining websites a plus but not required. Proficiency in HTML a plus but not required.

Skills Needed: Must provide web portfolio for review of your own design/marketing work. Samples should include graphic design, social media and photography.

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week from May through August 2018

Please apply online at:

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Lisa Leone

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled