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 Hiring range: $36,000 – $43,000

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Function - The Recreation Coordinator’s role is to plan, lead, and evaluate assigned recreation and leisure programs, as well as to assist with Inclusive practices.

Supervision - The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Inclusion Manager.


  • To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week.

  • To plan and coordinate seasonal programs for teens and adults which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs.

  • To assist the Inclusion Manager in promoting, implementing and evaluating SEASPAR’s inclusive practices with our member entities.

  • To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities.

  • To contact residents of group homes within SEASPAR’s member communities to encourage program participation.

  • To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events.

  • To develop and implement Programs for Veteran’s with a focus on the Home Front Health program.

  • To act as the liaison to SEASPAR's Drop-In Center program.

  • To contact vocational workshops, nursing homes and senior care facilities within SEASPAR’s member communities to offer assistance in coordinating the development, implementation, and evaluation of supplemental recreation programs for their residents

  • To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formation and management of the recreation department budget.

  • To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program.

  • To prepare and present reports relevant to job duties.

  • To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials.

  • Obtain and maintain certifications in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others.

  • To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes.

  • To monitor local, state, and national trends relevant to SEASPAR functions.

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions; Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits:

  • The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure.

  • The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

  • The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests.

  • The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations.

  • The knowledge of current inclusive practices.

  • The knowledge of basic supervisory principles.

  • The knowledge of current employment laws and practices.

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

  • The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

  • The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use.

  • The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas.

  • The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives.

  • The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing.

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

  • The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress.

  • The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety.

  • The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical and drug test.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

February 10, 2020

 $36,500-$50,000 DOQ

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This position has an approved minimum salary of $40,000 per year effective May 1, 2020.


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, and Vernon Hills; Villages of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire.


Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. One year of full-time experience in special recreation or related field also preferred but not required. CTRS or CPRP desired. 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.


The primary responsibilities will include coordinating SRACLC’s highly successful Active Adult day program including adult day special events.

The Supervisor will assist the Superintendent with program development, promotion, and strategic planning. Program leadership responsibilities will include weekly programs and special events.


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

Anticipated starting date is March 9, 2020

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume.

Kelly Smith, Superintendent


290 Oakwood Rd., Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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 Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

February 7, 2020


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Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelor's degree in recreation or related field. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Duties: The Lisle Park District is offering a summer internship to a motivated student pursuing a degree in recreation or related field. The internship will include experience in all areas within the field of parks and recreation including, administration, facility management, aquatics, special events, programming for all ages, and budgeting. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am to 5:00pm plus some evenings and weekends as needed.

Please attach a resume to your online application to be considered.

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 Lisle Park District


Laura Cavazos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $44,000 - $55,000

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The Wauconda Park District is looking for a motivated individual to oversee the reopening of Historic Phil's Beach in Wauconda, Illinois. This facility is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend 2020 and feature in-water play obstacles, a splash pad, concession stand, and bathhouse.

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the management of the Beach operations, Before and After School Club, and Senior Programming.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor is responsible for budgeting, staffing, and overall supervision of a specified number of public recreational programming for the residents and customers of the Wauconda Park District. Responsible for evaluation of staff and programs, supervising the planning and publicizing of programs. Conducts surveys and appraisals of activities with an emphasis to continuous improvement of program offerings while maintaining the lowest costs per program possible. Attends, as directed, scheduled Board Meetings and delivers written reports to the Park Board of Commissioners. Supervises the volunteer program. Besides Supervision, the Recreation and Aquatics Supervisor can be expected to be a program leader. Ensures all recreation programs are conducted in a safe manner ensuring the safety of participants.

• Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and have the ability to obtain certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED.
• A minimum of Bachelors of Science or a Bachelors of Arts in Public Recreation, Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education or Public Administration from an accredited four-year college or university or a combination of education and experience that shows demonstrated success.
• Hold applicable professional certifications and evidence of continued growth and development in the field of public recreation.
• Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation with the Illinois State Police, a medical physical to meet the stated demands of the position, have an acceptable driving record and no evidence of misuse or use of illegal substances or drugs.

• Must be certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid As an Instructor, or have the ability to obtain. (Preferred)
• Must be certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, or have the ability to obtain. (Preferred)

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references by February 5 to: Tim Staton, CPRP Director of Recreation 600 North Main Street Wauconda, IL 60084 or by email at

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 Wauconda Park District


Tim Staton
(847) 526-3610

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $40,000

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Recreation Supervisor

City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department

Contact Name: Derek Stoller, Director of Parks & Recreation

Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone Number: (309) 527-4250

Closing Date:

Salary: $34,000 - $40,000

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of recreational activities as well as administration within the Parks & Recreation Department. The areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, overseeing: special events; recreational facilities; youth, adult, and senior programs; and youth and adult sports activities. Further responsibilities include administration of the Community Building as well as the parks and pool.


Hiring, supervising and training the recreational staff, scheduling, administration of policies, and evaluating the staff as to performance along with making recommendations as to any disciplinary measures relative to staff misconduct.

Conducting meetings with public organizations and the community in order to better explain the objective of certain programs.

Assist with developing and implementing programs, special events, and tournaments.

Assist in the preparation of the program brochure.

Attend in-service trainings, conferences, and related workshops.

Promote good relationships with employees, participants, parents, and outside special interest groups.

Physical Demands

The Recreation Supervisor must occasionally lift or carry up to 80+ pounds and possess good vision and reflexes to operate motorized vehicles.

Position Type and Expected Work Hours

This is a full-time position. The office hours are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the Recreation Supervisor’s work schedule may fluctuate due to specific events, i.e., for special events the work hours may be from noon – 8:00 PM. This position regularly requires work during nights and weekends.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Park Administration or a related field is preferred. Must have leadership or supervisory experience. Must have the ability to plan and implement recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

The City of El Paso is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references.

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 City of El Paso


Derek Stoller
(309) 527-4250

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled