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The Sycamore Park District has experienced exponential growth over the last two years which has brought residents a community center, dog park, splashpad, and sled hill. With a soccer complex and trail connection almost complete and a ball diamond expansion on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for Sycamore! It is also an exciting time for a process-driven leader with strategic planning skills to move the district into a new era of recreational opportunities and services. If you are looking for a chance to serve a great community and be a visionary for the park district this is a great opportunity for you!

The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners seeks an Executive Director whose financial skills can help these new facilities reach their full potential and whose communication and leadership skills guide a growing staff to be the best it can be. Four hardworking (yet fun) superintendents are experts in their areas who love being a part of the positive impact the park district has on Sycamore. Supportive residents are proud of the district’s recent growth and appreciate the open lines of communication and quality customer service throughout the agency.

Just like Sycamore itself, the new park district director must be friendly, approachable, and ready to be actively engaged with the community. Sycamore’s strength is teamwork with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and units of local government working together so that all can thrive. But, don’t let Sycamore’s small-town charm fool you – there are great things happening and lots to do!

In addition to a responsive park district, a vibrant business community, a great school district, an engaged library, nearby Northern Illinois University, and two enriching museums all come together to truly make Sycamore a place where “Life offers more!”

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 Sycamore Park District


 Closing Date

December 31, 2019


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Posting Date: November 12, 2019 Job Title: Program Supervisor Salary Range: $30,552-$40,142 plus benefits Full time, exempt position Resumes accepted until job is filled Send Resume to:

Description: The Program Supervisor is a full time, exempt position which reports directly to the General Manager. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties including managing youth programs and leagues, skating programs, building shifts, and any other tasks asked. This is an at-will position. Minimum 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends.

Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field. Experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, safety and program planning is required. This position requires strong people and customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and public, including written, verbal, and telephone communication skills. The individual should be very organized and have the ability to plan, implement, supervise and lead programs, events, and staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Duties: This position will oversee the administration of all youth hockey and skating programs. Will also be responsible for creating new possible programs and leagues for any possible open ice. They will also need to maintain a close and positive relationship with the Chicago Hawks and Eclipse Select SC who we partner with for some of our programs. This position will be required to work 3-4 building shifts per week.

Address: 451 Plainfield Rd City, State, Zip: Darien, IL 60561 Contact: Jordan Rossi Phone: 630.747.0134 Contact Email:

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references along with Darien Park District job application. Full job description is available by contacting Jordan Rossi.

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 Darien Park District


Jordan Rossi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $20.00 + DOQ

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Under the direct supervision of the Park Operations/Fleet Manager, the Vehicle & Equipment Technician maintains and repairs fleet equipment to original equipment manufacturer’s specifications and safety standards; inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical and body repairs to all fleet equipment.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Inspect, diagnose and locate complex mechanical difficulties in automobiles, trucks, a variety of diesel and gasoline powered commercial mowing equipment, and construction equipment. 2.Adjust, repair and/or overhaul the entire spectrum of automotive and related equipment in the District's fleet, including hybrid vehicles and all electric vehicles. 3.Perform safety related inspections and repairs on trucks, SUVs, tractors and equipment. 4.Train operators on the safe and efficient use of equipment. 5.Perform welding tasks to repair truck, construction and mowing equipment. 6.Perform road calls to either retrieve, or repair equipment in the field. 7.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 8.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 9.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 10.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 11.Maintain familiarity within new/existing technologies by attending training classes/seminars. 12.Must be able to document work within a work order system. Assign labor and materials to work orders accurately. Complete technician notes and vehicle inspection sheets. Turn in paperwork in a timely manner.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Engineer and fabricate special parts as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of operating principles and repair of commercial mowing equipment, construction equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, and hydraulic systems. Understanding of complex service manuals, wiring diagrams and maintenance and operator's manuals. Demonstrated skill in practices and procedures of: MIG, TIG, stick welding, plasma cutting and oxy acetylene torches. Knowledge of computer diagnostics, electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment, brakes, suspension and other vehicle components and systems.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Possess or be able to obtain three (3) ASE certifications in automotive areas within one year from date of hire. Graduation from vocational school supplemented by training in mechanical repair. Minimum of three (3) years or more of increasingly responsible experience at journeyman level. Valid (Class A CDL) driver's license, or ability to obtain within three months of hire. Must attend A.L.I.C.E. training within 4 months of hire and have the ability to understand the concepts presented in the program as they apply to the responsibilities of the position.

Special Considerations: Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Ability to move from site to site. Ability to lift, carry and move heavy weight (>50 lbs.) objects. Exposure to pesticides, exhaust fumes, chemicals, dust, dirt, insect bites and loud noises. Subject to modified/flexible work schedules. Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing, and twisting for extended periods of time. Frequently works in a crouched position or on back lying on mechanic’s dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment. Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated equipment/machines. Employee supplies a set of personal hand and power tools common to the trade of mechanical maintenance of vehicles for his/her personal use.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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POSITION: Seasonal Parks & Recreation Intern (May-August 2020) DATE: November 5, 2019 DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation REPORTS TO: Recreation Supervisor PAY GRADE: Starting at $10.50/hour FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

Position Purpose Under general direction, serves as support to Village Parks & Recreation department. Assists in managing programming including; athletics, adult leagues, aquatics, and special events.

Supervision Exercised None.

Job Duties Essential Functions:  Will be the main point of contact for Men’s Summer Softball league. Attends to the weekly operational needs and statistical updates of softball league. Provides weekly updates to all teams and manages needs as they arise, including stocking first aid kits, ordering softballs and managing game protests.  Coordinates and implements Unplug & Play event series. For example, will run Scavenger hunt event at a local park. There will be a total of three of these events through the summer.  Assists in collection of sponsorships and donations for the department.  Attends to the daily operational needs the Parks & Rec department, including multiple daily trips to locations for supplies and program evaluations, photos etc.  Works ALL special events, including Lunch on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, Pool Special Events and July 4th.  Assists with program registrations and pass sales, including periods of intensive computer processing with custom registration system.  Weekly visits to athletic programs held at local parks, ensuring program quality. Programs are held at Burns, Robbins, Veeck and KLM.  Assists with production of the seasonal program brochure and editing.  Assists in management of social media marketing, specifically Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Performs any additional errands or duties as related to department needs. This may include purchasing candy or bottled water for July 4th, printer ink for the pool, organizing storage spaces etc. Marginal Functions  Prepare other reports and proposals, as needed pertaining to operations and programming of the department.  Other duties as assigned. Environmental Factors The work environment includes an office setting, the Community Pool, parks and the general outdoors. The candidate is subject to inclement weather conditions, high levels of noise for an extended period of time, exposure to fumes or disagreeable odors. Physical/Mental Requirements Regularly required to sit, use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth and the ability to adjust focus. Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and able to work outdoors is required. Safety Functions  Becomes familiar with and observes all applicable safety and security policies/procedures.  Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.  Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately.  Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  Knowledge of the principles and practices of parks and recreation operations and programs. Knowledge of general sports rules related to softball and baseball.  Knowledge of federal, state and local law affecting parks and recreation operations.  Knowledge of municipal administration and organization.  Frequent contact with other Village employees, community groups, volunteers affiliate organizations, vendors, local businesses, and the public; must be able to communicate verbally, must occasionally make presentations and demonstrate good customer relations.  Frequently prepares written reports; must be able to communicate in writing.  Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and in a timely manner.  Ability to learn, understand and adhere to all applicable safety precautions and procedures.

Position Requirements Minimum age 18. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to count money and make change correctly. Ability to use a calculator and do basic math functions. Must have good oral communication skills and able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and able to work outdoors as required. Required to have knowledge of general sport rules (softball, baseball). Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Illinois motor vehicle driver’s license during the course of employment with the Village. Hours are generally are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm (40 hours/week, lunch break included). Some evening, weekend and holiday work is required. Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in Recreation. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Process The selection process includes an application process, interview process, drug screening and background check. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020. The position is expected to be filled as soon as the interview process and background checks are completed. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and a cover letter to the Village of Hinsdale, Village Manager’s Office, Attn: Human Resources, 19 E. Chicago Hinsdale, IL 60521, e-mail: Visit for a job application. The Village is an EOE employer.

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 Village of Hinsdale Parks & Recreation Department


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $36,000 - $43,000

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SEASPAR (the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation) is a special recreation association providing year-round recreational programs and services to residents with disabilities in the following communities in Illinois: Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Western Springs, Westmont, and Woodridge. SEASPAR offers year-round programming for all ages and all disabilities, including: weekly social, artistic, cultural, and fitness programs; special events and trips; Special Olympics training; adapted sports; the Wonders Multi-Sensory Room; and much more!

SEASPAR is currently seeking an efficient, detail-oriented, and flexible candidate for our full-time Administrative Assistant - Human Resources position. The Administrative Assistant performs day-to-day office related duties necessary for the overall operation of SEASPAR, with a specific focus on human resources. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for database and spreadsheet input, word processing, filing, and other related duties. Come join Team SEASPAR!


Responsible for the coordination and maintenance of human resources for part-time and volunteer support staff.

Set up, oversee and maintain the employee, volunteer and past-employee files. 

Process background checks, set up employment folders, and process and file employment forms.

Input staff data in human resource software including time and labor, payroll, permanent database, prepare related reports.                        

Prepare yearly payroll schedule and support staff time sheets.

Prepare forms, reports, and spreadsheets to facilitate seasonal staffing placements.

Prepare end of season staffing reports for program expenditures.

Prepare staffing reports for compliance with ACA guidelines.

Update and maintain time and labor software including creating and maintaining the seasonal program data, input biweekly time sheets, and provide biweekly payroll reports for submission to payroll department.

Prepare inclusion invoices for member districts.  Export detailed reports from time and labor and payroll software to populate invoices.

Provide reports on human resource issues to the Executive Director as requested.

Maintain and update the support staff database. 

Assist with Association program registration, participant information, and related information.

Assist with mailing information and regular and routine correspondence.

Perform necessary customer service duties including greeting visitors, answering inquiries, and channeling phone calls.

Assist with channeling information to appropriate staff relating to brochures, programs, and participants.

Assist with opening and closing the office daily.

Operate all office equipment.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule and Location

The typical hours for the Administrative Assistant are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Infrequent night/weekend work may be required. The position is housed at the SEASPAR office in Downers Grove.

Essential Functions

Must be able to sit 85% of the work day; to use the telephone, all computer equipment, keep accurate records, and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility for meetings throughout the service area and surrounding areas.

Worker Traits

The ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude while dealing with many interruptions.

The knowledge of current employment practices.

The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing member entities, schools, and other community agencies and organizations.

The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

The ability to understand complex instructions and solve problems related to the task.

The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility.

The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment and supplies.

The ability to effectively and appropriately use computers, email, internet, voice mail, and cell phones.

The ability to demonstrate strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

Participate in agency meetings that will affect all employees and functions.

Perform all duties with an appropriate work ethic, producing work as required and meeting deadlines as required.

The ability to maintain a clean and orderly work environment. 

Required Education and Experience

The Administrative Assistant must have a minimum of two years of successful experience in a similar position. The Administrative Assistant must have strong knowledge of computer-based software including payroll, time and attendance, word processing, spreadsheet, and database (Sage Time, iSolved/iHire, Microsoft Office). The Administrative Assistant must have knowledge of accounting and registration software, general computer skills and application, and must have the ability to create spreadsheets and manipulate data in Microsoft Excel at an advanced level. They should have a thorough understanding of the theory, purpose, and practice of providing public recreation/special recreation services. The Administrative Assistant should maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public.

Condition of Employment

The Administrative Assistant must be an Illinois licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business. The Administrative Assistant must pass the pre-placement physical, background check, and drug screen.


In exchange for your time and talent, this position offers competitive compensation with a starting salary of $36,000-$43,000 based on experience and qualifications, in addition to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan, medical and dependent flexible spending account, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), and tuition reimbursement.


Please apply on the SEASPAR website at

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Morgan Mason

 Closing Date

November 25, 2019