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Sports and Leagues Coordinator reports to and is in partnership with the Operations Director of Pearce Community Center.

This position is responsible for the developing, planning, organizing and promotion execution of sports related leagues and tournaments which include, but is not limited to: volleyball league, basketball league, and soccer league. In addition to the above duties, the Sports and Leagues Coordinator is responsible for the following:

• Develop Sports Leagues and Programs to better serve the Chillicothe Community and our members.

• Oversee all sports specific training, sports related leagues, tournaments, and activities.

• Be present at leagues practices and games.

• Host a coach’s clinic at the beginning of every league.

• Host an all players practice prior to the start of every league.

• Establish good communication with volunteer coaches and participants. • Inventory, manage and purchase all leagues equipment

• Develop, build and maintain relationships with local high school coaches to build our program and enhance theirs.

• Develop, update and maintain coach’s manual for each league.

• Work with the marketing manager to promote registration and information on social media and other appropriate media outlets.

• Manage rosters and schedules.

• Deliver high customer service including timely responses to emails, voicemails, and other messages.

• Distribute, with the coaches, the medals and awards at the last game.

• Working with the marketing manager, take pictures of each game and send to him/her to get the picture posted in a timely manner.

• Manage after season surveys and make improvements as necessary.

• Set up with the assistance of the BA’s and tear down field/gyms: nets, balls, goalies, etc.

• Be in attendance for each game on game days, be in attendance at practice days, communicating with parents, coaches, and athletes and patched refs.

• Hire and evaluate our patched refs.

• Provide superior service for our refs – timely payments (working with Administrative Director), water, etc.

• Develop, maintain and execute adult leagues and tournaments like volleyball, basketball, 3v3, dodgeball, etc.

• Build a relationship and develop being a host site for other sports related events.

• Maintain fitness areas throughout the building. Including multiple daily walk-throughs to ensure cleanliness and organization of all fitness areas, while checking the functionality of all machines and equipment.

• Engagement with all members specifically in the fitness areas to provide top notch customer service, which includes fielding questions and engaging in personal conversation to enhance their experience.

• Community outreach – for example, Downtown Thursday’s, Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce meetings, school events, etc.

• Attend all staff meetings.

Qualifications • BA in sports management degree or other related degree • Demonstrate strong organizational, managerial, and communication skills • CPR Certified • Encouraged but not required: Knowledge in fitness training and program management

Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017

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 Pearce Community Center


Margaret Butterfield
(309) 274-4209

 Closing Date

August 31, 2017

 $42,000 - $46,500 D.O.Q.

Summary Description Under general direction oversees and manages the daily maintenance and natural resource operations within assigned park sites. This includes responsibility for park facilities, lands, equipment and vehicles as well as supervision of staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a major course of study in park management, forestry, horticulture, natural resource management or related field and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Illinois Drivers License -- CDL Class A Current Pesticide Applicators License Certified Playground Inspector through the National Recreation and Park Association Complete a successful background check and drug screen

Essential Functions: 1.Plan, schedule, monitor and direct the daily work activities of assigned staff in an efficient and safe manner.

2.Interview, hire, train and evaluate full-time and seasonal staff.

3.Train employees in the proper work procedures and equipment usage.

4.Plan, schedule and direct mechanical maintenance of tools, equipment, vehicles andfacility systems.

5.Maintain facilities, equipment and vehicles in good working order.

6.Support administrative and program service departments.

7.Develop job specific details and procedures for assigned staff operations.

8.Collect and review payroll records for accuracy and submit to the Operations Manager.

9.Receive reports and serve as Unit contact person for pertinent job assignments, operational problems, procedure problems and work requests from staff and public within assigned Unit.

10.Inspect play equipment, land and facilities regularly to insure good working order and safe conditions. Repair same as needed.

11.Advise direction in emergency situations with public and subordinate personnel.

12.Manage contracts with outside vendors as assigned.

13.Determine pesticide and landscape planting rates associated within assigned Unit.

14.Assist administration through research and recommendation on various aspects of operations.

  1. Promote safe work practices.

16.Maintain good public relations with park users.

17.Promote sound conservation management practices.

18.Coordinates with Operations Manager on implementation plans and schedules for natural resource management projects.

19.Participates in the planning process for new conservation areas and facilities and coordinates with Operations Manager to bring new areas on line.

20.Assists with the development and administration of division budget.

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 Macon County Conservation District


Shane Ravellette

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 low to upper $60's

The Village of Orland Park, a dynamic, progressive, community of nearly 60,000 residents seeks a Recreation Program Supervisor to provide day-to-day oversight of the customer service/registration function of the Recreation Department. Partnering with management, cross-functional teams, and staff this position is key to our success in delivering premier Recreational Services including an aquatic center, two fitness centers, numerous special events, special recreation programming, and adult/youth programming for the community.

Key Responsibilities

The Recreation Program Supervisor II (Customer Service/Registration) is responsible for ensuring that excellent customer service is delivered to patrons of the Village of Orland Park and the Recreation department. This position ensures that the policies, rules and regulations of this function/department are followed.

The Recreation Supervisor is expected to provide leadership to their team, establish standards and goals, train employees, hire, schedule, and provide day to day support for their team with difficult software processes and customer registration inquiries. This position oversees customer service operations at various recreation facilities and special events which include but are not limited to the Sportsplex; Recreation Administration; seasonally at Centennial Park Aquatic Center (CPAC); and special events as needed where financial transactions are conducted.

This position will supervise and maintain confidential registration/membership records, oversee and process withdrawals, suspensions, cancellations and collections. Collaborate with staff, ACTIVE Net on software downloads, trainings and general system improvements and will partner with staff to complete brochure proofing 3 times a year; processes quarterly right offs; analyze internal cash handling controls; and oversee of on-line registration downloads.

Assisting with Village wide events as well as sharing a dedication and commitment to the Village of Orland Park’s employee values which embody; integrity, communication, teamwork, professionalism and quality of life are responsibilities of this position.


A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, business, management or related field is preferred. Experience working in a similar recreation environment is highly preferred. Three to five (3-5) years experience supervising an office and front end customer service operation is required. An exemplary customer service orientation and an ability to inspire others to be client focused are necessary. An ongoing willingness to work in a team environment is required. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are necessary. Solid computer skills including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office including Outlook and Excel are required. Experience with recreation registration software is highly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range starting in the low to upper $60,000 DOQ. This position is eligible for the Village of Orland Park’s comprehensive employee benefits program which includes multiple medical plan designs offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available. The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.

Interested candidates may complete an online application by visiting our career portal at .

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 Village of Orland Park


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Macon County Conservation District has a full time Senior Program Naturalist position open. The selected candidate will be self-motivated with well-rounded knowledge of nature based education interpretive skills. Must also possess supervisory and computer skills.

Compensation: Starting – $38,500 -$42,500

Date Posted: July 17, 2017

Worksite Location: Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Hours/Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May include some evenings and weekends

Application deadline: August 21, 2017

Summary Description Reporting to the Nature Center Manager, assists with planning, organization and coordination to conduct nature-based and cultural education programs. Assist with planning events, operations of facilities and managing services for Macon County Conservation District patrons.

Qualifications: Knowledge of the theory, principles, natural sciences, land stewardship and environmental educational programming and techniques, interpretation of ecological concepts, land and wildlife management, local flora and fauna, geology and current environmental issues.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the natural sciences, biology, botany, outdoor recreation or a closely related field in order to perform the necessary, technical, analytical and advisory duties of the position.

The position requires experience working with volunteers, organizational management and supervision of staff. Possess high level people skills, having the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Able to work with live reptiles, amphibians and insects. Ability to work flexible hours, travel to different work sites and lead hikes outdoors, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must possess valid Illinois driver’s license with clean driving record; current First Aid and CPR certification or obtained within six months of hire. Complete a successful background check and drug test.

Knowledge of basic computer software programs and standard office equipment.

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 Macon County Conservation District


Richie Wolf

 Closing Date

August 21, 2017