Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2021 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide Career Resources

IPRA Job Board

 Search By Agency

 $23.00 - $25.00/per hour. Depending upon qualifications.

Job description fade

Description: Our District is seeking an individual to perform routine maintenance and technical work at various locations across the District. The main focus will concentrate on general maintenance of our swimming pools and other District buildings. Duties may also include facility cleanliness.

Selected individual will contribute to the overall appearance and quality of our facilities. Responsibilities may include: water chemistry, pool filtration equipment, general carpentry, heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting and cleaning. Will also repair/replace and perform preventative maintenance on equipment, perform snow removal and maintain operational reports. Position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73.

Qualifications: A minimum of three years of related experience preferably in with facility and pool maintenance required.

Additional qualifications that are helpful but not required:
Certified Pool/Spa Operator, three to four years of occupational specific training in facility maintenance and a strong knowledge of the standard practices of pool mechanical operation and water chemistry

Availability: 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 40 hours per week typical shift 5am – 1:30pm during pool season (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) and 7am - 3:30pm the rest of the year. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to amend work hours to include evenings or additional days during the week.

View Full Job Description and Apply:

Read More

 Park Ridge Park District


Oscar Salgado

 Closing Date

April 26, 2021


Job description fade

SUMMARY The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for Youth Programming, Ski Club, Teens, Special Events, Specialty Camps, Tiny Cheers, Poms, Dance and Tumbling. Must possess the unique ability to work in a challenging and changing environment while maintaining poise, positive interaction with staff and community, and convey a loyal and accommodating attitude towards the district, Board of Commissioners and administration. Must demonstrate organizational ability, supervisory skills and creativity. The Recreation Supervisor functions with a latitude of administration and professional discretion under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and exercises immediate supervision over part-time and seasonal employees and volunteers in assigned programs. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS Educational and Experience Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in recreation/business management, early childhood education or related field from an accredited university preferred. • 5 years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience • Must have experience with planning and preparing program budgets • Experience in RecTrac, WebTrac, Time Pro, Word, Excel preferred • Must possess a valid Class “D” IL Driver’s License • Must be CPR, First Aid and AED certified within 6 months of employment

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: • Coordinates programs with other Recreation Supervisors and Facilities Supervisors • Develops new programs district wide • Oversees the daily needs for each program and is responsible for program budgets including revenues and expenditures within own program area • Submits materials for programs, classes and camps for brochure production • Recruits, hires, train and supervises programming and camp staff • Evaluates programming staff 3 months, 6 months and/or annually • Must be available to substitute for instructors when necessary • Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for performing routine clerical work (activity planning, scheduling, billing, etc), and providing customer assistance in a polite & professional manner • They will check on programs regularly • Is on call and will substitute when necessary • Shall attend staff meetings, seminars, outside trainings and networking opportunities when requested to do so by a supervisor • Will create, develop and improve programs • Is responsible for organization, promotion, and implementation of a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, music, nature study, special events, dance, cheer, youth and teen activities

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and efforts of working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances changes; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Please submit resume and a minimum of 3 professional references to Jodi Krause, Superintendent of Recreation or 235 Lions Dr, Barrington, IL 60010

Read More

 Barrington Park District


Jodi Krause

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000+ (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Job description fade

Joliet Park District Athletic Superintendent

FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision and pension.

Please submit resume to or

SUMMARY The Athletic Superintendent reports to the Director of Recreation. This position is responsible for the overall administration of the Athletic Program and Facility Management for the Joliet Memorial Stadium, Skate Park, Softball/Baseball Complex and Soccer Complex (Infantry & Mission Blvd.). This includes but is not limited to managing department functions and operations, fiscal management, and the maintenance and development of the District’s athletic programs and events. Additional duties include building cooperative partnerships with community groups, affiliates and athletics, special interest groups, and District personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Schedules, trains, evaluates, disciplines and discharges volunteers and part-time staff, instructors, coaches and supervisors. Schedules and supervises adult and youth athletic leagues and programs. Includes but not limited to softball/baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and football. Schedules and supervises concession operations at the Softball/Baseball Complex. Coordinates maintenance and repairs of Joliet Memorial Stadium, Skate Park, Softball/Baseball Complex and Soccer Complex (Infantry/Mission Blvd.). Works with schools, youth and private organizations on usage/rentals of Joliet Memorial Stadium, Softball/Baseball Complex and Soccer Complex (Infantry/Mission Blvd.) for practices, games and special events. Prepares and administers budget for athletic programs/facilities & oversees ordering of equipment, supplies, and material. Prepare class descriptions and program schedules for athletic programs. Submit information for the publication of the Joliet Park District’s Leisure Guide and for the Communications Department. Maintain communication with supervisor and staff. Organize a variety of special events and volunteers to work at these special events. Investigate all reported accidents and incidents and report them to the Director of Recreation. Supervise and assist in providing a safe environment for staff, participants and spectators. Implement procedures for first aid and emergencies. Enforces applicable policies, rules and regulations of the Joliet Park District. Performs other assigned duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Must supervise all support staff in the program between 50-100 part-time staff members. Duties include scheduling, training, evaluating, disciplining and discharge of support staff. This person must be able to interact with others and assist during busy times.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education or related field from an accredited college or university, with at least two years’ experience in facility management, teaching, coaching and administration in a supervisory position. Must have the ability to make reports and presentations to various groups. Must have communication skills in dealing with complaints and maintaining effective public relations. As well as the ability to converse with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current CPR/First Aid certification or obtain certification within six (6) months of hire date.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The following are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Skills: Ability to communicate in English clearly, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and understand complicated reports. Ability to use hands, wrists and fingers. Ability to write reports that are legible and understood by others. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the Park District. Ability to effectively present and respond to questions from staff, customers and general public. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret graphs. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Physical Demands: Ability to lift and move tables, chairs and sports equipment. Ability to walk, stand, reach, kneel, stoop and lift throughout the working day and participate in activities which requires physical dexterity. Ability to lift 50 or more pounds as necessary. Ability to operate Park District vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Work Environment: Working environment includes both typical office with moderate noise from office machines and conversation and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and toxic chemicals with long and irregular hours.


Read More

 Joliet Park District


Tiara Salazar
815-741-7275 Ext. 111

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,500 - $53,500 DOQ

Job description fade

Area of Concentration: Athletics & Trips

(Full-Time, Exempt)

At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district; however, we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs.

Fifty years later, we serve approximately 1,800 individuals throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team!

ABOUT THE JOB Members of Team NSSRA are dedicated individuals with enthusiasm and initiative. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the coordination and implementation of safe, high-quality recreation services for individuals with disabilities of all ages.


• Direct leadership of recreation programs and overnight trips for individuals with disabilities of all ages.

• Supervise individuals by utilizing behavior management, transferring and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation of individuals with disabilities.

• Solve problems at programs by demonstrating adaptability and flexibility.

• Drive agency vehicles and transport program participants, as required, and assist in care and maintenance of NSSRA vehicle as required.

• Assist in the daily management of programs through paperwork and record-keeping systems.

• Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time seasonal employees and volunteers.

• Develop curricula and goals for recreation programs. Compile information required for the program guide including completion of program budget.

• Under the supervision and direction of the Recreation Manager, work as a team to coordinate, supervise, implement, and evaluate athletic and trip programs provided by NSSRA.

• Work with Recreation Manager and Special Olympics to complete and maintain reports, files, and paperwork necessary for the athletic and trip program areas.

• Attend meetings and conduct program-specific educational sessions for athletic and trip staff, as necessary.

• Recruit participants, respond to inquiries about program offerings, and anticipate future program offerings.

• Conduct sports and coaches training for agency Special Olympics coaches.

• Active member of ITRS Interagency Sports Committee and coordinate all tournaments hosted by NSSRA.

• Comply with safe work requirements and customer service standards and encourage other staff members to do the same.


• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, recreation administration, special education, adaptive physical education, or a related field.

• Ability to sit for the NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) or comparable certification within six (6) months of employment.

• Demonstrable knowledge of disabilities and the recreational needs of persons with disabilities without exclusion.

• Knowledge and/or training in the area of therapeutic recreation, recreation, special education, adaptive physical education or a related field.

• Must have reliable transportation to visit other NSSRA locations as needed to accomplish position responsibilities.


This is a full-time, year-round position that requires evening and weekend work. Salary is $47,500 to $53,500 a year, dependent on qualifications.


NSSRA offers a generous benefit package which includes: medical, prescription and dental coverage, vision reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, and paid time off.


Complete an online application at to schedule an interview.

The position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

NSSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Read More

 Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association



 Closing Date

May 5, 2021

  $55,242 - $61,000

Job description fade

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for all operational, programming, rental, managerial and risk management processes for the District’s Aquatics department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for preparing and maintaining six aquatics and one community center budgets – Pavilion Aquatics Center operations, Pavilion Aquatics Center programs, Pavilion Aquatic Rentals, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Rainbow Falls Rentals, and Rainbow Falls Community Center. Responsible for meeting financial goals by monitoring expenses and facilitating revenue creation. Supervise two FT Aquatics Coordinators and one PT Rental Customer Service staff to ensure safe and productive operations of the District’s aquatics facilities. Work with the Aquatics Maintenance Leader to ensure safe and productive operations of mechanical systems, chemical systems, and efficient operations. Maintain supervision of facility operations and maintenance of Pavilion Aquatics Center, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, and Rainbow Falls Community Center. In conjunction with the Aquatics Coordinators, recruit, train and certify seasonal and year round lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants.
In conjunction with the Aquatics Coordinators, recruit, train and certify year round swim lesson instructors as outlined by Starfish Aquatics Institute Oversee office management of staff including hiring, firing, assigning, supervising, and evaluating seasonal and year round personnel. Maintain appropriate documentation of safety records, pool records, state reports, staff training, and staff certifications. Maintain state, county, village and PDRMA requirements for the District’s aquatics facilities and Community Center. Evaluate the effectiveness of all aquatics programs and submit recommendations for fee and program change. Responsible for developing and maintaining employee policy and procedure manuals for the aquatics department and Rainbow Falls Community Center.
Responsible for developing and maintaining patron policy and procedure manuals for the District’s aquatics facilities and Rainbow Falls Community Center. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire to pass inspection with proper requirements. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire for effective service to the RBF patrons. Responsible for preparation and editing of seasonal brochure and website page for the aquatics department. Overall responsibility of payroll for the entire aquatics department, maintaining employee status forms, and ensuring all staff are performing in a professional, efficient and effective manner. Work with both Aquatics Coordinators in hiring, firing, training, assigning, scheduling, evaluating, and coaching building supervisors, party hosts, and custodial staff for the Rainbow Falls Community Center. Oversees Aquatic Department rentals.
Develop procedures for a proper program set up in the Community Center. Develop detailed reports and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvements and program changes. Develop and maintain operational procedures for security systems and emergency procedures for the District’s Aquatics Department. Provide leadership to staff to ensure communication of facility info and promotion of events. Develop and maintain a long term comprehensive capital improvement program for the District’s Aquatics Department. Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of aquatics operations. Fairness in dealing with people. Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills. Skilled in working with computers and database programs. Organizational ability. Ability to supervise, organize and create aquatics programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation or facility management or related field.3 years full time work experience supervising staff, or equivalent combination of school and work experience, is preferred.

Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

Valid Illinois Drivers License.

Must have AFO certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.

Read More

 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled