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 $35,000-$39,000 starting

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The Westwood Assistant Manager assists in the supervision of all personnel and activities at the Westwood Fitness and Sports Center and is responsible for the planning, organization, management, administration, supervision of assigned programs, including but not limited to youth and adult athletics.

The Westwood Center includes three buildings with a total space of 5.5 acres under roof. Amenities include a functional training area, fitness turf area, 35,000 square feet of fitness equipment, 200m indoor track, 60y indoor turf field, 2 NBA size wood basketball courts, 6 indoor pickleball courts, 4 indoor tennis courts, CrossFit Unicus, 4 indoor wallyball/racquetball courts, 5 indoor basketball/volleyball courts, 3 indoor batting cages, one indoor pitching lane, one indoor golf net, Kids Gym and a Juice Bar.

The Assistant Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this job description. The Assistant Manager is a full-time employee who may work up to fifty (50) hours per week. Work pace is slow to moderate depending on the task required. The position requires the ability to work in the heavy work level (100 lbs. or less).


The Assistant Manager is under the direction of the Westwood Manager.


• Recruit, recommend, select, train, supervise, schedules and evaluates part-time personnel under the direction of the Westwood Manager at assigned facilities/areas/programs. • Supervises the organization and administration of assigned facilities/areas/programs.
• Develops a diversified program of recreational activities in assigned areas. • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to recruit new and to retain current customers. • Publicizes and interprets programs, activities, services and facilities to the community through a wide variety of formats with the assistance of the Marketing Manager and reviews and evaluates those programs, activities, services and facilities on a continual basis. • Assists in the preparation of the budget; recommends expenditures in accordance with said budget; recommends to the Westwood Manager the establishment of fees and charges for assigned areas. • Maintains complete and accurate records of assigned areas, services, personnel and property. Prepares and issues regular and special reports as needed and as requested. • Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies and service organizations. • Evaluate assigned areas on a regular basis.


• Adheres to established safety practices as outline in the District’s Safety Manual and/or set for the by the District’s Safety Committee. • Attends Park Board meetings and other District meetings as required/needed. • Attend conferences, workshops and seminars as required/needed. • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Westwood Manager.


• Certified or ability to become certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.
• A valid Illinois State Driver’s License (Class D). • Organizational skills and the ability to work independently. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.


• A college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or equivalent combination of work experience and education.

COMPENSATION • $35,000 - $39,000 starting wage based upon education and experience. Health insurance stipend; dental insurance; retirement plan; paid vacation, personal days and holidays are also included.


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 Sterling Park District


Kel Bond

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $150,000 - $170,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners

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The Skokie Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: August 30, 2019 Salary: $150,000 - $170,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners at the Skokie Park District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

• At least 5 years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional preferred. • Possesses a professional understanding and appreciation of the community’s diverse culture. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent time-management and priority-setting skills. • Effective interpersonal skills. Must possess compassion and the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals. • Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and high public visibility. • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning. • Evidence of skills and experience in developing short-range and long-range goals to incorporate the agency’s master plan. • Ability to plan, establish and evaluate a vision for the agency. • An in-depth understanding of the board/director relationship and the ability to cultivate a positive working relationship with all commissioners. • Accessible to commissioners and citizens. • A strong understanding of the mission of a dynamic park and recreation agency and the importance, as well as the role, of the independent board members in accomplishing that mission.

Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Skokie Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by November 15, 2019. The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by August 30, 2019 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 CURRENT (dated) letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 PROFESSIONAL references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to one page per question. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 8) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee – Skokie Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

August 30, 2019

 $19.10+ DOQ

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Under the direct supervision of the Park Operations Manager, the Park Specialist I performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled park maintenance duties in the areas of turf, horticulture, forestry, custodial, ball field maintenance and recreation support operations.

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.Perform ornamental horticulture maintenance tasks including but not limited to planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, fertilizing, seeding and sodding. 2.Act as crew leader to assigned part time staff by orienting and training new hires and rehires. Complete performance appraisals on an annual basis for part time employees. Coach and develop staff on an on-going basis. Communicate job expectations. Provide ongoing training opportunities. 3.Manage the operational responsibilities to support recreation programs such as the Garden Plots, Sportsmans, Volunteer programs and athletic tournaments.
4.Prepare and maintain ball fields, tennis courts, trails, playgrounds, and other park amenities. 5.Support district initiatives by participation on various district committees such as the Safety Committee and Green Team. 6.Clean and maintain parks through litter pickup, recycling activities and conduct property inspections for signs of wear, damage and vandalism. 7.Perform various maintenance operations to park grounds including but not limited to controlled prairie and woodland burns, hardscape and pond maintenance. 8.Assure the safe operation of small to heavy equipment including hand tools, power tools, string trimmers, aerators, slit seeders, sprayers, large production mowers, chainsaws, chippers, tractors, backhoes, and trucks. 9.Complete inspections of parks, playgrounds, trails and athletic facilities. 10.Document hours and materials used on work orders to specific job requirements. 11.Perform snow and ice removal operations through the operation of snow removal equipment on sidewalks, roads, and parking lots. 12.Load and transport mulch, gravel, soil, etc. 13.Support special event set up, tear down and maintenance during the event. 14.Perform preventative maintenance on division vehicles (washing, checking fluids). 15.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 16.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 17.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner.
18.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the methods and of forestry, turf, and horticulture development and maintenance. Demonstrate abilities to apply fertilizers and pesticides at manufacturer’s application rates. Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills preferred. Working skills in the operation of tractors, heavy equipment, trucks and other landscape maintenance equipment. Ability to read and follow operations manuals. Ability to organize, prioritize, direct multiple projects, labor and equipment needs. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and work order systems.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in agronomy, horticulture, turf management, forestry or related field. Two (2) years experience or a combination of education and experience required or five (5) years of experience in parks and grounds maintenance. Have the ability to display a working level of competence in tree and shrub maintenance, turf care, athletic field maintenance, flower bed planting and maintenance and equipment operation preferred. Valid driver’s license Valid Class “A” CDL driver’s license or Public Operators pesticide license, or ability to obtain license within one (1) year of hire date. (as required by departmental needs). Ability to obtain a burn crew member certification or forklift certification. (as required by departmental needs) 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. Weekend schedule required. Occasional manipulation of assigned office equipment. Prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, twisting, and climbing for extended periods of time. Sustained posture in a standing position for prolonged periods of time. Subject to confined space entry. Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated equipment/machines. Subject to respirator use. Employee will be required to pass a Quantitative Fit Test.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000.00-$65,000.00 +/-

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The Village of Lincolnshire is accepting applications for the position of General Maintenance-Forestry/Parks in the Public Works Department. This position will be reporting to the Public Works Facility M-F from 6:30am-3pm and will work under the general direction of the Forestry/Parks Foreman.

Duties and Responsibilities include: Responding to forestry related inquiries and also assisting in the areas of path maintenance, tree pruning, tree removals, parks maintenance, natural areas maintenance and general landscape related maintenance. This position will also assist with tree removal permits and will be on call for snow plowing as needed.

Minimum qualifications include a High School diploma or G.E.D., possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within (1) year of hire date. The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,500 dependent upon qualifications.

Applications will be accepted through August 9th, 2019 or until filled. Application should be submitted to Leslie Ulibarri at . For a complete job description and application, visit the Village’s website at and click on the “I want to” then click the “Employment and Volunteer Opportunities” button.

The Village of Lincolnshire is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Village of Lincolnshire


Leslie Ulibarri

 Closing Date

August 19, 2019

 Full-time $19-$21/hr Starting

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The Berwyn Park District Early Childhood program is the first exposure to park district programming and educational experiences for many families within the City of Berwyn. The positive focus and administration of the programming and classes focus on the concept of “learning through play”. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is an hourly full-time position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required with this position as scheduled. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or Early Childhood Education, or a bachelor’s degree in recreation management, and at least two years’ experience in a field related to education or recreation is required. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager should possess good supervisory, composition and oral communication skills, as well as possess competency in the use of computer systems as they pertain to the Early Childhood department.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be familiar with all licensing regulations as set by the Department of Children and Family Services. Must be familiar with children’s physical, emotional, and developmental patterns. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum planning, in-service staff training, program goal setting, and evaluating the progress of individual children. Must possess the ability to implement and operate a recreation program consistent with the needs of the residents of the District within the financial resources and physical plant available.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Berwyn Park District, and also possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record.

Immediate Supervisor: The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop, coordinate, and administer early childhood age specific programs, day camps, and special events that create fun, excitement and enthusiasm to participating children, parents, and staff.
  2. Communicate the fun, excitement and enthusiasm created by the district via well-written marketing communications. These communications will be seasonal program guides, program sales, public relations, newsletters, and social media and marketing efforts utilized by the park district.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and events through budgets, demographics, and statistics. Develop new programs and expand or discontinue current programs based on participation and cost analysis.
  4. Actively recruit, train, supervise, and monitor the performance of teachers, volunteers, instructors, and part-time staff to work events and programs. Conduct staff meetings on a regular basis.
  5. Network with neighboring park districts, school districts, and other community organizations to provide outstanding programming.
  6. Maintain awareness of current trends in early childhood, recreational programming and other district areas and develop new programs based off of those trends and community needs.
  7. Recommend salary adjustments, hiring proposals, and promotional and purchase recommendations to the Superintendent of Recreation concerning department employees.
  8. Attend all required meetings, including with Superintendent of Recreation to foster communication and receive assigned tasks.
  9. Inventory and order supplies and equipment for camp and early childhood divisions.
  10. Assist with holiday and seasonal programs, trips and other collaborative activities.
  11. Seek, interpret and implement input from the public, maintaining a close, positive relationship.
  12. Assist in the development of long range planning, goals, and program forecasts.
  13. Responsible for monthly board reports and budget analysis. Consistently review and monitor the budget and take appropriate action to ensure that variances stay within budget guidelines.
  14. The ability to type and familiarity with computers and email are essential. The Park District uses Microsoft Word for word processing, RecTrac 3.1 for program registration. Knowledge and proficiency in use of database software, internet software, spreadsheet, and word processing software is required to perform job successfully.
  15. Maintain general knowledge and operation of park district recreation vehicles and recreation equipment as they pertain to department operations.
  16. The Early Childhood and Recreation Supervisor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Provide appropriate information and production assistance for all programs to be advertised through the seasonal program guides.
  2. Assist with light maintenance of common areas including set up and take down of tables and chairs.
  3. Assist in maintaining safe programs and environments for patrons and staff.
  4. Supervise the early childhood payroll for administration.

Psychological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work alone or closely with others.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work around general population/park patrons in public areas.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to supervise and direct others while under the direction of superiors.
  4. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work under stressful situations and timetables, regarding budgeting, staff related matters, and project development and completion.

Physiological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to chemicals and cleaning agents.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to lift and move 50 lb. with mechanical assistance.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to access all areas of park district lands and facilities during programming.
  4. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager may need to respond quickly and accurately.
  5. Responsible for the set up and take down of program areas.
  6. The Registration Clerk must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

Environmental Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to outside weather conditions up to 20% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors. 2. Personal Protective Equipment required for job duties include: -gloves -eye protection -micro shields -warm clothing

Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to give assignments to ensure safe follow through and completion. 2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must use safety awareness and judgement. 3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to read, write, and prepare specifications and instructions.

Salary Range: $19.00-$21.00/hr starting plus benefits

Contact: Mike Gianatasio, Superintendent of Recreation –

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 Berwyn Park District


Mike Gianatasio

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled