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 $13.50-$16.50 per hour DOQ

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FULL TIME: Park Maintenance Foreman

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs general maintenance and landscaping at all locations of the Park District.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise grounds maintenance personnel working in the Parks areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsibilities include but not limited to overseeing job performance and park facilities conditions. 2. Oversees the completion of work assignments 3. Supervises special projects and labor crews. 4. Assists in the planning and monitoring of all maintenance projects related to all grounds areas. 5. Schedules weekly work hours for maintenance employees, if required. 6. Trains all employees on the use of equipment with regards to safety and operation. 7. Knowledge of tools and materials used in ground construction and landscape maintenance. 8. Assigns daily work duties to maintenance employees if required. 9. Is able to identify turf diseases and pest problems. 10. Is able to repair and or replace playground equipment. 11. Reports grounds conditions and disciplinary problems to the Superintendent. 12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

HOURS: Foreman shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by Superintendent of Grounds.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE: • Must have working knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment. • Has proven leadership capabilities.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods and materials used in all grounds maintenance. • General electrical and plumbing knowledge. • Ability to operate trucks, tractors and light motorized equipment. • Ability to work effectively with a minimum of supervision. • Ability to deal effective and courteously with the public and staff. • Has the ability to follow oral or written directions.

LICENSES: • Valid Illinois Driver’s License

Physical Requirements- Good physical condition to be able to perform work of a laboring character outdoors and in all types of weather conditions.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Foss Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Foss Park District


Bradley Skof

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Open Until Filled

 $47,000- $55,000 DOQ

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The Village of Brookfield, population 18,978, is a vibrant, diverse community located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago that offers convenient transportation with numerous community amenities including respected schools, an excellent library, three Metra train stations and a parks and recreation system. This non-home rule municipality is home to the Brookfield Zoo, owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society. Brookfield is a full-service community with a total budget of $39 million and 89 full time employees. Village departments include Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation.

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire a full-time Recreation Supervisor. This position will oversee all part-time and seasonal Parks and Recreation employees as well as recruit and coordinate volunteers for the department. This position will be an integral part in the expansion of department services as well as continuing the high quality of service already offered.

The Recreation Supervisor will help to coordinate a wide variety of special events, attend Parks and Recreation Board meetings and serve as staff liaison to the Brookfield Aging Well Committee. This position will also be responsible for developing marketing and promotional efforts for recreation programing. This position reports to the Parks and Recreation Director.

The Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the future and the Recreation Supervisor must have a positive, forward thinking perspective. The successful candidate will need to be a collaborative professional with strong management and leadership skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management or related field is required, along with 1- 2 years of full-time programming experience or more than 5 years part-time experience in parks and recreation supervisory capacities. Certified Parks and the Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.

The starting salary is $47,000- $55,000 DOQ. The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: George Issakoo, Assistant Village Manager at Position is open until filled.

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 Village of Brookfield


George Issakoo

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $48,000

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Position Summary:

The Athletic Supervisor supervises the District’s athletic programs to meet the community needs and interests. This includes planning, conducting, coordinating, and supervising the operations and part-time staff to provide services consistent with the District’s philosophy and policy. They will work closely with the other Athletic Supervisor and will focus on the following areas; Soccer (Youth & Adult), Volleyball (Youth & Adult), Softball (Adult), Baseball (Adult), Wrestling and Open Gyms.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Plans, coordinates, evaluates and maintains the overall responsibility for the District’s comprehensive athletics programming and services consistent with District philosophy and policy. • Prepares brochure copy and works cooperatively with the Marketing and Communications staff to issue program marketing vehicles, e.g., flyers, news releases, newsletters, etc. • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees and program volunteers. • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards. • Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; recommending system improvements. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; benchmarking state-of-the art practices, participating in professional societies. • Assist with the implementation of the District’s special events. • Follows and adheres to all safety guidelines • Other duties as assigned • *Job may be modified at any time.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation, Sport Management or related field from an accredited college or university and two years’ experience in the public sector recreation field. • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Attention to detail. Should be able to develop accurate written materials. • CPR/AED Certified and Valid Illinois Driver’s License

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Mike Contreras at

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 Downers Grove Park District


Mike Contreras

 Closing Date

January 3, 2020


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The Itasca Park District offers an internship to students pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation with a comprehensive experience within the agency's operation. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events, and maintenance/parks. The Intern will assist in several programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program manual development, contracts, and marketing. Intern will be required to work flexible hours including nights and weekends based on projects assigned.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

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 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.00 to $20.00/hour hiring range depending on experience

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The Skokie Park District's marketing department is seeking a part-time assistant who will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the district's social media presence.
There are perks to joining our team! All employees are offered a complimentary membership to our health club, Fitness First along with other facility usage benefits.

PAY: $16-$20/hour hiring range, depending on qualifications

HOURS: Hours are flexible, approximately 20 hours per week to include daytime, evening and weekend shifts.


Must be an adult, at least 18 years of age. Prefer Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, english or related field. Prefer at least one year related experience including online published work. Experience with professional photography and Photoshop along with video editing software required. Must be proficient in administering social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The individual we seek will be creative and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, must have strong customer service skills and be able to effectively work well with staff members and the general public. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. The district provides certification training if needed.


•Assists the Communications and Marketing Manager in creating new strategies for social media posts.

•Creates social media posts by: a) skillfully planning and executing photo shoots; b) interviewing program participants and staff and then shooting, editing, mixing and producing professional videos; c) writing, editing and integrating clean, creative copy into media posts.

•Attends district's programs and events, and visits facilities and parks, shooting photographs for use in all marketing departments materials, print and online.

•Electronically catalogues all new photos in the digital marketing department photo library.

•Actively researches new trends in technology and software for utilization in general digital marketing and social media.

•Assists the marketing department staff with projects as assigned.

•Attends departmental meetings and district trainings as assigned.


Use the link below to complete online employment application and attach resume.

Questions about this position may be directed to Jim Bottorff, Communications and Marketing Manager.

p: 847-674-1500, extension 2171


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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled