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We are excited to expand our landscape team with a new full time position! To apply, please visit and select the Full Time link.

Job Title: Landscape I
Grade: 2
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks & Golf Operation

Reports to: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor or Lead Landscape Worker
Supervises: Seasonal part-time staff as assigned

Performs semi-skilled landscape and golf course maintenance at all parks and facilities as directed by the Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. Constructs ice rinks and performs snow removal.

Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
Inspects parks and clean up debris.
Plants materials such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.
Prunes hedges and trees.
Maintains irrigation systems and repair.
Participates in snow removal operations.
Participates in ice rink maintenance.
Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
Operates equipment such as: riding mowers, trimmers, chain saw, power washer, snow blower.
Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles
Cleans buildings and restrooms and needed.

Assists other work crews as needed.
Assist administrative staff with special maintenance requests.
May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge
Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Member of a Park District committee as assigned.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
Experience: Six months related experience; Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of turf and landscape equipment and tools.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire; Valid Illinois Driver’s License; Illinois Pesticide Operator License within six months of hire

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole McNulty

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Description: The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) is located in the North Suburban area of Chicago. The Agency is a cooperative of the Park Districts of Grayslake, Mundelein, Round Lake, 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. Experience in special recreation or related field preferred but not required. 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 program leadership and coordinating SRACLC’s highly successful special events and social programs.

The Supervisor will assist the Superintendent with program development, promotion, and strategic planning.

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

Anticipated starting date is September 6, 2022

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Kelly Smith, Superintendent SRACLC 290 Oakwood Rd. Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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 Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

August 1, 2022

 This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

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The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.

Primary Responsibilities

• Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization

• Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, outreach efforts to underserved populations, committee development, volunteer management, public relations, public awareness and education and family involvement

• Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed

• Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers

• Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment

• Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed

• Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended

• Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products

• Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois

• High energy and passion for the Special Olympics mission

• Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere

• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

• Customer focus

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)

Essential Functions:

• Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands

• Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles

• Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work

• Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles

• First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events

• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required

• Based out of the Region D Office in Chicago, IL.

• To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Melissa Garritano at

Special Olympics Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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 Special Olympics Illinois


Melissa Garritano

 Closing Date

July 20, 2022

 $20-$28 per hour

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Job Summary: The Gymnastics Instructor will be responsible for teaching recreational gymnastics classes to boys and girls of all levels with safety and technique as the primary focus. The Birthday Party Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspect of the gymnastics birthday parties from scheduling and booking to staffing and administration. PT-1 - IMRF position, 20-26 hours per week.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Gymnastics Instructor: Be a positive role model for students Responsible for the supervision and safety of the students at all times Responsible for providing motivational support and guidance to participants

Birthday Party Coordinator: Responsible for training and scheduling gymnastics instructors and collaborating with them to create a high quality party experience Responsible for responding to patrons in a timely manner Responsible for helping to resolve conflicts that arise in a professional manner Responsible for organizing all records including room reservations and set up, cancellations, payments, contracts, staffing and welcome signs Responsible for organizing and reporting information to the gymnastics supervisor regarding birthday party staffing and financials Responsible for creating a survey annually to retrieve customer feedback on the party experience and will use the information to consider and recommend improvements and/or changes Will take a leadership role when hosting the birthday parties

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Actively support the agency's risk management protocol that will effectively control and reduce accidents Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Safety Committee, attend and participate in required safety trainings Promptly report all unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the immediate supervisor Perform other related duties as assigned, based on agency needs Teach all ages of participants in our program from age 2-18 Safely spot basic and intermediate gymnastics skills on all events Teach team level athletes and prepare them for competitions upon request Closely monitor safety of gymnastics equipment and the gymnastics facility Follow class lesson plans as prescribed by supervisor Maintain class management and use class time wisely Evaluate participants skill acquisition and recommend advancement when necessary to the gymnastics supervisor Convey information about gymnastics programs to the public Develop positive relationships with participants and patrons Available nights and weekends as needed Attend staff meetings as scheduled Work collaboratively with other staff as needed Required Skills/Abilities (Technology, Mathematical, Language):

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong leadership skills Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Education and/or Experience: High-school diploma or equivalent At least two years gymnastics coaching experience required Must be at least 21 year of age Preference will be given to those with previous team coaching experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position; including standing, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, running and lifting Exposure to cleaning and disinfecting supplies Exposure to noise, dust, gymnastics chalk and elevation Ability to take initiative and use good judgement in responding to situations that arise Ability to take direction and adapt to the work environment Required Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

CPR, First Aid and AED within 3 months of employment USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Certified within 1 month of employment

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 Wilmette Park District


Carol Heafey

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,000 - $54,000 DOQ

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

JOB SUMMARY The Digital Marketing Specialist will build strategies to enhance our brand through social media, SEO, SEM and website content management. The Digital Marketing Specialist will implement digital marketing campaigns and analyze the metrics to measure effectiveness. This position is also responsible for the management and administration of Elk Grove Park District websites, social media accounts, mobile app, electronic newsletters and overall digital content .  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Manage long term digital strategies and creation of website designs including SEO and SEM. Administration, monitoring and maintenance of organizational digital marketing channels including: website administration, mobile app, content management systems and media platforms. Analyze, interpret and report analytics for marketing strategies and content optimization for the website and mobile app. Effectively communicate and train staff on web CMS and digital concepts to enhance communication between customers and the District. Provide recommendations for digital marketing strategies, development plans, digital marketing program concepts, and advertising. Execution and analysis based on organizational objectives, brands and best practices. Publish general and targeted eblasts for General EGPD, Pavilion Fitness and facilities and events to optimize open rates and activation. Assist with the management of internal and external digital marketing resources including agencies, developers and other third-party partnerships ( ie. Constant Contact, Screen Hub, Reach ). Plan and create written and visual content for Park District brands for use on digital platforms. Manage content and updates for the mobile app for the Park District, knowledge of API integration for app and map usage. Act as the social media community liaison for the organization and provide customer service to consumers through posts and web based interactions. Create content for social media and lead the Social Media Committee for the Elk Grove Park District. Create email content and distribute timely and engaging emails that exceed the national average click thru and open rates. Assist with the creation of collateral materials to fit digital marketing needs.  Attend training and conferences to stay current with the latest trends in digital marketing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, WordPress and Windows operating systems. Possess a solid understanding of responsive design, social media, SEO, SEM and internet marketing strategies. Ability to work independently or in a team based environment. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to maintain a positive image and relationships with the community and third party partners. Skill in coordinating numerous projects and working with multiple deadlines.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or closely related field: or a combination of three to five years of work and educational experience using Adobe Creative Suite and Google Suite. Two or more years experience in web design/development and marketing. Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Design and CMS systems is a plus. Experience with web technologies including Dreamweaver, and WordPress.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled