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Description: The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) is located in the far North Suburban area of Chicago. The Agency is a cooperative of the Park Districts of Grayslake, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills; Villages of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. Two or more years of full-time experience in special recreation or related field also required. CTRS or CPRP desired. Strong organization, written, speaking, and leadership skills are a must. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively work with participants, parents, educators, Member Agency staff, and community contacts.

Certification in First Aid & CPR required or obtained within three months of employment. Applicant must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Pre-employment physical and criminal background check is required and to be completed prior to start date.

SRACLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service or status as a veteran, in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.

Duties: The primary responsibilities will include coordinating Summer Camp along with youth and teen programs, school outreach and leisure education, plus general community outreach to promote the agency and its mission.

This position will be a key member of the SRACLC Sensory Room Committee. This includes research, development, and equipment selection, and will transition to be the primary liaison of the sensory room and the programs centered around the space. The sensory room is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

The coordinator will assist the Recreation Manager with program development, promotion, and strategic planning. Program leadership responsibilities will include weekly programs and special events. This is an exempt position and will include evening and weekend hours.

Benefits: Complete medical and dental insurance package, vacation, sick days, holidays, personal days, continuing education, and mileage reimbursement.

Anticipated starting date is February 1, 2018

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kelly Smith, Recreation Manager, SRACLC 290 Oakwood Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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 Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

December 22, 2017

 $42,000 - $47,000


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Accounting Manager is responsible for coordinating, developing, and the administrating of all accounting processes and procedures, as well as all budgetary needs for the District. Job responsibilities include Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting, Government Reporting, Financial Reports, as well as all other Park District financial information.


Preferred Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. A minimum of three (3) years of administrative experience in municipal or public accounting is preferred. A thorough knowledge of computer-based accounting systems and financial management is required, as well as familiarity with Illinois Park District Code and statutes regarding local governments.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Daily journal entries using Quickbooks. • Bi-weekly payrolls using ADP software. • Troubleshoot day-to-day problems and provide training as needed. • Prepare documents including Tax Levy, Resolutions, Ordinances, Treasurer’s Reports, and Warrants.
• Assist Department Heads and Executive Director in preparation of the annual budget and proposes procedures and methods to facilitate budget preparation. Compile annual budget for Board approval.
• Coordinate annual bonding, update cash flow projections and summary of Capital Expenditures. • Oversee activities related to annual audit and work with Auditor for completion. • Prepare monthly financial reports for submittal to the Board of Commissioners and Staff. • Manage/review/prepare monthly bank statement reconciliation for all accounts. • Prepare journal entries as necessary: month end and year end. • Maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in all bank accounts and funds. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and that they are adhered to at all times.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Attend staff and in-service training meetings. • Attend professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Provide assistance to Technology staff related to accounting applications. • Maintain relations with other agencies/municipal governments to exchange information on accounting procedures.

PSYCHOLOGICAL & COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: • Ability to handle multiple tasks, quick transitions between duties each day, and varied work schedule each week. • Ability to work with individuals in a professional; empathetic and respectful manner, maintain a positive attitude, high moral standard in public places. Ability to maintain discipline, communicate rules and regulations and use good judgment in keeping with the Park District Mission. • Must have the ability to work with others in stressful situations. • Must exhibit good problems solving abilities and use good judgment. • Must be able to prioritize tasks in fast paced environment. • The Finance Manager must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize administrative projects, multi-task and be extremely detailed.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Capable of communicating and working with all levels of Park District staff. • Ability to work under stressful conditions solving problems comprehensively and producing accurate work in a timely manner. • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work at desk, or workstations. • Ability to handle mental stress in order to cope with deadlines.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION: • Must be able to work independently but also in an office of daily activity.

OTHER TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: • Full Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Salt Creek Rural Park District Personnel Policy Manual.

ENVIRONMENT • Will mainly be in an office setting. The employee will need to maintain a neat and orderly work space. Work Hours/Work Week: • Normal work week will be designated by the Director of Parks & Recreation as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. A minimum of 40 hours must be achieved.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND ACTUAL DUTIES MAY NOT ALWAYS COINCIDE Due to the dynamic nature and diversity of work required in the recreation area, it would be unrealistic to expect strictly outlined job descriptions to apply in every case. Job responsibilities may overlap categories at any given point in time. Under normal operations it would be understandable to ask employees to occasionally perform work outside of their normal job descriptions.

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 Salt Creek Park District


Diane Hilgers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 50,000 to 70,000 DOQ

COME GROW WITH US! Sycamore Park District has just broken ground on a new "Recreation Campus" featuring a Community Center/Fitness Facility, Dog Park, Splasphad and Sled Hill with Natural Amphitheater. The park district seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual to lead our growing recreation presence in town. The successful applicant will be able to form their core staff with a small number of existing staff to create a team that can make our district the leading provider of health and recreation opportunities in our area.

This position has a high degree of independence to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates performing recreation programming and customer service tasks. A strong knowledge and experience with Aquatics and/or Fitness are a must. This position also coordinates with other departments/divisions, citizen groups and outside agencies in the development of recreational programs and events. Qualities sought by the district include enthusiasm, a customer orientation, and a pro-active leader with residents, customers, businesses, and our community as a whole. The Superintendent must be comfortable doing presentations, communicating clearly and directly with customers and staff, and be active in the community. High Energy is a must!

If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up! Your co-workers are dedicated, hard-working, and easy to get along with. We have a great team, and this position affords an individual to join us in our growing success. Sycamore is a great place to live and work, and our residents are committed to our park district. We have great small town charm, with the amenities and strengths that come with larger communities.

For more information on the Recreation Campus, you can go to:

For a job description, go to:

Applicants should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Daniel Gibble, Executive Director; Sycamore Park District; 940 E. State Street; Sycamore, IL 60178 no later than NOON on January 15, 2018. ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS PREFERRED to: No calls.

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 Sycamore Park District


Daniel Gibble
no calls

 Closing Date

January 15, 2018

 $45,000 DOQ

The Village of Antioch (approx. population of 14,430), located in the northwest corner of Lake County, is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Aquatic/Activities Manager for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Under the supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Aquatic/Activities Manager is responsible for year-round management of the Antioch Outdoor Aquatic Center. This includes the managing of staff as well as planning, budgeting, and promoting of all aquatic complex programs and activities to meet quality, cost, and community criteria. The employee will also be responsible for off season recreation program coordination which includes the planning, organizing, and implementing of recreation programs.

Qualified individuals will be expected to be very detail-oriented and organized, and have prior experience in aquatics management and/or programming in addition to membership sales.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatic Management or related field. • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Aquatics Management or Aquatics Programming. • Experience in Membership Sales desired. • Possession of a Valid Driver’s License. • Must possess or be able to obtain shortly upon hire an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification. Must also possess or be able to obtain and maintain First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications as well as Lifeguard Instructor certification.

The starting salary is $45,000 +/- dependent on qualifications. A comprehensive benefit package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation, holidays, and sick days.

Candidates should submit an application (found at, resume, and cover letter either electronically to, or via mail to: Village of Antioch Kathy Lamkin, HR Consultant 874 Main Street Antioch, IL 60002

The deadline to submit application materials is December 22, 2017.

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 Village of Antioch


Kathy Lamkin

 Closing Date

December 22, 2017

 200 per week

The Dundee Township Park District is offering a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship will include a comprehensive experience in recreation programming, facility management, special events, fiscal management and administration. The internship may include night and weekend hours. Please include resume and school requirements.

Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. All candidates must possess a valid driver's license.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Kelly Clingingsmith
847-428-7131 x1204

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled