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 $49,100 - $61,300 annually depending upon qualifications

The Park Ridge Park District is seeking a team member who will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating a broad spectrum of park district special events, youth programs, camps, and birthday parties to meet community needs including the supervision of the before and after school program, according to the policies and procedures of the Park Ridge Park District.

Qualifications: Requires two to three years full-time experience working with youth and special events. An advanced level of written and verbal communication in the English language is required as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Rectrac Registration System and Paycom payroll system a plus. Must be CPR/AED and First-Aid instructor certified or have the ability to become certified (through the Park District) within 90 days of hire date and obtain Food Service Sanitation certification (FSSMC) within six months of hire date. A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required in order to drive a District vehicle. 

Availability:  Standard work-week is Monday through Friday with an approximate schedule of 8:30am – 4:30pm Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are to be expected.  Selected individual is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a pension through IMRF.

To apply and view the full job description, visit our District web site at: and click on Jobs, or the following link:

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 Park Ridge Park District


Julie Greve

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $85,100.00 - $106,400.00

The Superintendent of Business Services is responsible for overall financial, business and information technology operations of the District. This position primarily directly supervises the information technology manager, human resources manager, bookkeepers and customer service staff. This position oversee multiple projects, including but not limited to capital planning, annual financial audit, annual budget process, annual tax levy, annual budget/appropriation ordinance, and all on-going financial reporting and analysis for the District. This position assists the executive director. This position will also require all state and federal reporting including appropriate tax documents. The District has 55 full time employees and 380 part time and seasonal employees and operates with an approximate annual budget of $15 million for over 55,000 residents.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a minimum of eight years of full time experience in a related field, with at least four years of supervisor experience. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business, public administration or related field is required. A Master's Degree, M.B.A. or C.P.A. and CPRP/CPRE are preferred. Experience with VSI Rec Trac and Incode Financial Software are strongly desired.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits packages, including:

Medical Insurance, PPO or H.S.A., Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, AFLAC, Tele Health, IMRF Pension/Defined Benefit Plan, Short Term and Long Term Disability, IMRF, ICMA 457 Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Personal Days, Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement, Park District Programs and Facility Use Benefits


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The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Anna Olas
815-459-0680 ext. 1202

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,960 - $59,932 DOQ

JOB TITLE: Corporate and Community Relations Manager (FLSA exempt) R. 6.18

SUPERVISOR: Marketing and Communications Manager


Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Business, Public Relations, Communications, or closely related field; and three (3) years full-time related experience in Public Relations, Recreation, Corporate Relations, or Fundraising management. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be accepted.


-Demonstrated knowledge and skill in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, and Promotions.

-Ability to work with outside community groups, businesses, service organizations and other governmental agencies to develop partnerships for events, cash sponsorships, and sponsorships to enhance programs and events.

-Experience in promoting and communicating agency and organization programs and events to diverse communities.

-Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google.

-Possess creativity, enthusiasm, leadership traits and the ability to express thoughts clearly.

-Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

-Demonstrated initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, analytical skills, leadership, management activities and the capability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.

-Must have a valid Illinois driver's license.

-Must be able to read, write and speak English.


The Corporate and Community Relations Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing of an aggressive Public Relations campaign to increase overall awareness of the Park District’s benefits to its residents and community, selling sponsorships to enhance events, and leading the District’s outreach efforts. Serves as an agency liaison to community groups, service organizations and community agencies representing the Park District in order to collaborate in community events. Aggressively seeks out, develops, and maintains corporate, community, vendor, and partner relations. Coordinates the development of collateral materials that promote and support Park District programs and services. The Corporate and Community Relations Manager is under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Communications Manager, but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part-time staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility.


The normal workweek shall be designated by the Marketing and Communications Manager as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. Working nights and weekends are often required.


-Assists and participates in the development, organization and implementation of a public awareness campaign to Wheeling Park District residents, community groups, corporate and business community, other governmental agencies, and legislators.

-Works to increase involvement and participation of the external guest in programs.

-Liaison to community and local governmental organizations, civic groups, neighborhoods and businesses.

-Oversee sponsorship and advertising sale efforts, working closely with multiple District staff to set goals and grow sponsorship opportunities. This includes facilitating the growth of relationships, generating alternative revenue, providing information about grant opportunities, obtaining in-kind donations and selling advertising.

-Attends public and advisory board meetings to obtain and disseminate information.

-Develop and maintain corporate, community, vendor, and partner relations that support the comprehensive and strategic plans of the organization

-Assists in the distribution of print and digital material through multiple channels, including: Events, Community boards, Social Media platforms, Event/Program/Business Listings, and Email Campaigns.

-Continues to maintain and build upon the Park District Sponsorship program to enhance Special Events as well as to create an alternate source of revenue to assist in offsetting expenses.

-Participates on various teams and committees; attends public meetings and advisory board meetings to obtain and disseminate information.

-Helps initiate new strategies to improve existing programs and projects; provides input to Marketing and Communications.

-Assists in the direction and oversees the distribution of communication that promote the Park District’s objectives, issues, and successes.

-Maintains a clean and organized work environment.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

-Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.


-Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.

-Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

-Attends all meetings when appropriate.

SALARY: $47,960 - $59,932 DOQ

This is a full-time position.  Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $400 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment. Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the duties outlined in this analysis. Maintenance Technicians are full-time employees and work is performed at a moderate, constant pace, but may vary slightly depending on the demands of the job required. Maintenance Technicians may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. frequently).

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, High School graduate with a minimum of two years experience in park district maintenance or a related field is required. Basic knowledge and experience in grounds or facility maintenance is required. An operator’s license for application of herbicides is required within 90 days after employment begins. A certified pool operator’s license will be required within one year after that same date. Must have a valid Illinois drivers license with no revocation or suspensions within the last three years. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor: Maintenance Technicians are directly responsible to the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities and/or Parks Foreman.

Essential Functions: • Mowing park district turf. • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery. • General road repair: asphalt patching. • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating. • Snow and ice removal. • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs. • Maintenance of outdoor winter facilities. • Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities. • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines. • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities. • Repair and routine maintenance of two outdoor pools, which includes keeping accurate records.. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public. • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs. • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives. • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good will ambassador for the District at all times. • Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members. • Must be available by district cell phone at all times. Apply online at

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


SUMMARY: Under the supervision and direction of the Athletic and Recreation Manager and the Deputy Director, the Intern will assist the Recreation and Facilities Department and administrative departments in the planning, organization, and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs, procedures and facilities. The Intern will be exposed to a well-rounded experience within multiple departments including: park district operations, administration, public recreation, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance, and program management. The Intern shall act as a general assistant to the Athletic and Recreation Manager, other Park District staff or the Deputy Director.

SUPERVISORY: The Recreation Intern reports directly to the Athletic and Recreation Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: -Assist in the administration of Recreation programs as assigned. -Assist in diversified programs suited to the needs of the clientele within the Oak Brook Park District policies. -Submit reports to the Deputy Director, Athletic and Recreation Manager and other Park District staff as requested. -Work with other departments as assigned. -Appropriate dress is required as indicated in the Dress Code Policy. -Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communication. -Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. -Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. -All other duties as assigned by the Athletic and Recreation Manager, Deputy Director or Executive Director.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: -Attend Park District meetings as necessary. -Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations, and community groups. -Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. -Ability to work in a team atmosphere. -Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook and Excel. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. -Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. -Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment. -Perform tasks that require use of a computer keyboard and copy machine, walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. -Ability to read, write and speak the English language. -Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. -Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.

HOURS: Hours will be based on availability and need. Hours may change frequently and may include evening and weekend work.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or other related fields is preferred. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible.

TO APPLY: Please send a current resume and cover letter to Mike Azzaretto at

The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Mike Azzaretto

 Closing Date

July 31, 2018