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The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Department of Recreation and Community Services is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and energetic leader to oversee the department's Aquatics and Driver Education programs. Further responsibilities include the supervision of five (5), full-time personnel and over one hundred-fifty (150) part­ time personnel, budget management, purchasing functions, and the formation of community partnerships to enhance programming.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience/knowledge in Aquatics, a.demonstrated aptitude to engage and cultivate new relationships within our community, and a strong work ethic.

Responsibilities: Oversees the management of year-round Aquatics and Driver Education programming including, but not limited to, aquatics lessons, competitive swim programs, community-based driver education, and the MPS Drive program. Provides guidance and supervision to five (5), full-time staff to ensure professional growth and fulfillment of job duties and responsibilities. Establishes performance measures for subordinates and evaluates performance against these standards. Determines goals and objectives for assigned area. Leads development and implementation of new initiatives including day school swim program. Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide feedback and support to full-time staff. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; prepares annual budget; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, and time and identifies creative ways to secure program funding. Establishes and initiates standards, policies, and procedures as they relate to the program area; enforces policies regarding program operation; evaluates effectiveness of existing policies and procedures. Assists with program marketing strategies and provides oversight to ensure accuracy of marketing materials. Assesses community needs, investigates program trends, analyzes program evaluations, and recommends program adjustments accordingly. Manages program area customer surveys, assists in the interpretation of data, and supervises changes in programming based on customer feedback. Establishes partnerships with other MPS departments, governmental units, and community-based organizations to enhance program development and service delivery. Serves as liaison between MPS Facilities and Maintenance Services Department and the Milwaukee Recreation Aquatics Program. Assists with Recreation Department activities as needed. Serves on various community or Department committees as required and/or assigned. Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in recreation management, sports management, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible full-time recreation experience in an urban recreation setting. Will consider equivalent part-time experience. Certified First Aid and CPR/AED or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date. Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date. Lifeguard Instructor and/or Water Safety Instructor Trainer or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Wisconsin. Properly insured personal vehicle for job-related travel.

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 Milwaukee Recreation


Brian Litzsey

 Closing Date

December 12, 2019

 Dependent on Qualifications

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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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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

 begins at $14.87/hr

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Position: Custodian

Classification: 12-month Custodian, 8hrs/Day

General Description: To perform cleaning duties in the facility to keep areas in clean and orderly condition. Provides assistance with outside cleaning duties. Makes repairs on small equipment and on broken desks, chairs, door parts, windows, etc.

Supervisor: Building Administrator

Evaluation: Members of the support staff are formally evaluated annually as superior, satisfactory, or unsatisfactory in each of the following categories: 1) Quality of Work, 2)Productivity, 3) Initiative and Creativity, 4) Job Related Skills, 5) Professionalism, 6) Attendance, and 7) Interpersonal Skills.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  1. Ability to work effectively with staff, students, parents, and administrators

  2. Demonstrates pride in the district, school, students, co-workers, and own job

  3. Competent in cleaning, floor refinishing, and technological skills

  4. Ability to prioritize and problem solve complex tasks

  5. Ability to perform the custodial tasks appropriate for the position

  6. Skill in interpersonal relations and the ability to maintain confidentiality

  7. Ability to conduct and maintain a professional demeanor

  8. Multi-task oriented with the ability to work independently or as part of a team to complete tasks

  9. Physically capable of performing the appropriate duties associated with the position with or without accommodations

  10. Able to work 8 hours a day

Essential Functions of the Job:

  1. Perform cleaning functions throughout school facilities

  2. Perform snow removal and operate cleaning machinery

  3. Assist in minor repairs and filter changes

  4. Perform Tasks as Assigned by the Supervisor and/or Building Principal

Illustration of Responsibilities and Duties

The following is a list of responsibilities and typical duties that fall under those responsibilities. The list is general in nature and is meant to illustrate many of the things that are done by the combined efforts of all the custodial staff in the school district. Each administrative office assigns the responsibilities and duties according to what that attendance center needs to have done according to the particular time or circumstances.

There may be items not on this list that are related to the functions of the job that a 12- month custodian may be expected to do. The typical duties will vary according to the specific position in the particular building or office, and each building or office may have a more specific description of behaviors applicable to that setting:

  1. Makes minor maintenance repairs which may include replacing lights and receptacle covers; repairs broken desks and chairs; replaces and/or repairs door parts, pencil sharpeners; installs overhead screens.

  2. Changes air filters; clears clogged drains and commodes; vacuums water from floors due to pipe or roof leaks; replaces ceiling tiles, repairs power cords; replaces tissue holders, window shades, broken windows, etc.

  3. Provides assistance with outside cleaning chores, which include sweeping sidewalks and/or parking areas, picking up trash, snow removal, etc.

  4. Cleans classrooms, restrooms, offices, corridors, walls and windows daily, or as scheduled; sweeps, mops, vacuums and/or waxes floors.

  5. Operates various types of equipment and machinery which includes water vacuum, band trucks, vacuum cleaners, carpet shampoo machine, floor buffer/polisher, steam cleaner, washing machine, dryer, etc.

  6. Makes repairs as needed.

  7. Assists in providing summer cleaning of buildings which includes lifting and removing furniture from school rooms, cleaning floors and blinds, washing walls, doors, furniture, etc.

  8. May be required to lock and/or unlock doors at the appropriate times daily.

  9. Removes debris from buildings each day.

  10. Perform other tasks and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.Position: Custodian

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 Community High School District 155


Patrice Juarez

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.

Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, safety, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.

Internship opportunities are available in the spring and summer.

To apply please email resume and cover letter to

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 Winfield Park District


Thomas Bower

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled