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 13 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking passionate and creative Site Directors to work at our Adventure Campus program. Adventure Campus is a before and after school care program for elementary school children. Site Directors lead organized activities for the children, create daily lesson plans, manage multiple Program Instructors and are responsible for the safety of the children at their site.

Position is during the 2017-2018 school year and is part-time. Applicant must be available Monday-Friday from 6:45am-8:30am and 2:45-6:30pm during the school year.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and have 2 years of experience working with children. Enrollment in, or completion of, a college degree in education, recreation or related field is highly desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan and implement daily activities for a group of 50-100 children. Daily activities include themed arts and crafts, athletic games and other enrichment play. Supervise Program Instructors and communicate with school personnel and parents on a regular basis.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 70,000 + Based on Experience and Qualifications

The Deerfield Park District is recruiting for a Full-Time Manager of Finance & Human Resources. We offer a competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $70,000 + based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan, IMRF Pension, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays and sick time.

This position manages the day-to-day accounting, budgeting and cash management functions of the district, as well as all Human Resource activities. Please review the job description and apply online at Job ID #283 under Administration.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Deerfield Park District


Bob Taylor

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Characteristics of the Job

Under the direction of the Parks Recreation Director, performs general office duties and professional work related to planning, organizing, staffing resourcing, quality control and advertising of park and recreation programs, services, leagues and special events; and hiring and supervision of special interest instructors and league officials. Independent judgment is exercised in determining work methods after receiving written and oral instructions.

Examples of Duties

Oversee athletic leagues, including conducting meetings, scheduling games, volunteers and officials, maintaining team rosters and preparing league rules and team packets.

Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate recreation programs and special events.

Register participants, collect program and service fees and issue receipts.

Analyze program success and recommend change.

Complete solicitations for program supplies and athletic equipment.

Complete reservations and perform routine clerical and typing tasks.

Complete payroll input for sports officials and special instructors.

Answer public inquiries concerning programs, services and facilities.

Assist in preparing program supply, officiating and athletic equipment budget and purchase supplies and equipment necessary for assigned programs.

Prepare records and activity reports.

Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, procedures and league rules; resolve complaints or protests concerning same.

Other duties may be assigned.

Required Training & Experience

Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or university with concentration in leisure/recreation services or physical education, supplemented by two (2) years of recreation programming experience, including some experience in adult and youth programming; some experience in office policies and practices; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Good knowledge of recreation programming, athletic leagues, adult and youth programming and special events; some knowledge of advertising and promotion techniques to include preparation of flyers and registration documents; basic knowledge of office policies and practices; knowledge of sports rules and recreation program computer applications; and of the laws, policies and procedures that impact the work performed.

Excellent skill in public and employee relations and in maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, officials, agencies, vendors and the public; proofreading and performing data entry with a high degree of accuracy; communicating effectively, orally and in writing; operating of modern office equipment including computers; skill in multitasking and composing clear, concise and informative correspondence; preparing payroll, schedules and reports; using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher; and in organizing, completing and reporting on projects and programs.

Ability to coordinate and schedule seasonal staff and volunteers; work varied evening, weekend and holiday hours; prepare reports; identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid Illinois driver’s license or equivalent.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 City of Moline


Elizabeth McKenzie

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00 - $20.00/hour

This is a seasonal position. Applicant must be available on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm during the Winter-Spring and Fall season, plus one Holiday Show in December from 12:00pm-5:00pm, one Dance Rehearsal in April from 3:30pm-8:00pm, and one Dance Recital in April from 12:00pm-5:00pm (January-April; September-December). The River Forest Park District’s Dance Program is seeking a motivated and experienced Dance Instructor to teach 3-5 and 6-9 year olds starting this Fall season. The Park District’s Fall Dance Program is a 10-week session, concluding with a Holiday Show on December 10th. The instructor will teach a minimum of two classes, and a maximum of four classes (two classes on Tuesday; two classes on Thursday). The amount of classes taught are dependent on class registration numbers. Qualifications: Minimum one year college. Must have teaching and dance experience, along with strong leadership and communication skills. Must be self-motivated, possess leadership skills, responsible, organized, and have the ability to interact with children age-appropriately. Commit to working the entire length of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities: Independently, the Dance Instructor will create, plan and instruct weekly dance instruction and choreography for 3-5 year olds and 6-9 year olds. The Dance Instructor must regularly communication with the Recreation Services Manager and with parents in the program. Ideal candidates will excel in creative choreography and child development. A strong candidate is self-motivated and practices good time management. Candidate must follow and adhere to our safety and positive discipline policy.

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 River Forest Park District


Mary Dominguez

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $38,500 and up with excellent benefit package

The Waukegan Park District serves a community of over 90,000 residents in northern Illinois 40 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The park district provides year round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of Aquatic Programs and Services for our new indoor aquatics facility at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on aquatics activities. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of aquatics operational procedures. Assist in the assigning and scheduling of aquatics personnel to maximize customer satisfaction. Assist in the coordination of new member orientation appointments with service staff. Assist in the management of fitness member registration, renewals, leave of absence, and refunds. Manage service to patrons at aquatics facilities. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants. Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of program and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services. Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy. Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts. Assist with membership recruitment, registration, retention and marketing. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part time, seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed. Review and prepare costs for program centers of the annual budget. Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising. Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. Assist with management of field house and pool as needed. Assist with scheduling aquatic facility program use. Monitor safety and cleanliness of the aquatic facilities including such amenities as the floor/deck, equipment, and locker rooms. Perform basic pool chemical applications. Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations. Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district. Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties. Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Fitness Management, Exercise Physiology/Science, or related field. Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, aquatic facility. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Valid driver's license required.

Employment Conditions: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certificate required within one year. Aquatic Facility Operator certificate required within one year. Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor certificate required within six months. Water Safety Instructor certification required within six month. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.

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Contact: Elizabeth Fallon Department Support Aide Waukegan Park District 847-782-3626

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled