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Job Summary - Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Manager - Athletics is responsible for the overall running and operations of assigned athletic programming for ages early childhood through adults including but not limited to athletic special events, leagues, contractual, field and gym rentals and general athletic programs. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is also responsible for the overall operations of the outdoor athletic fields and acts as the liaison to appropriate affiliates. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is one of two Managers who oversee the district's athletic programs, leagues and fields. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is on call as needed. This is an at-will position.

Qualifications - Must have a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Business Management, Sports Management or related field. - Minimum of two to four (2-4) years of full-time experience in recreation or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. - Must have experience managing programs, special events, and/or facilities. - Must have a valid Illinois State Driver's License. - Must be Red Cross CPR/AED certified within six (6) months of hiring. - Preference given to candidates with bi-lingual (Spanish/English) communication skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities - Employee will be responsible for the development and implementation of assigned athletic programming for early childhood through adults. - Employee is responsible for supervision and operation of all outdoor fields including but not limited to scheduling, invoicing/payment collections, staffing as needed, budgeting, financial tracking, and maintenance coordination. - Employee is responsible for the development and implementation of other assigned programming areas. - Employee must coordinate scheduling of programs and events with appropriate managers, supervisors, and coordinators. - Employee must prepare weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports for staff and Board in different forms of communication including, but not limited to, verbal, written, statistical and financial.

  • Employee will be responsible for working with affiliate groups within the community of Streamwood.
  • Employee will be responsible for oversight of programs such as open gym, martial arts, early childhood through adult athletic programming, tennis, soccer, youth softball, athletic summer camps and field rentals.
  • Employee must coordinate and work with part-time and volunteer staff.
  • Employee must develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.
  • Employee must promote the Streamwood Park District including but not limited to patrons, guests and staff.
  • Employee must respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails, comments and suggestions in a timely manner.
  • Employee must assist in customer service, which includes, but not limited to customer issues, comments, complaints, and concerns.
  • Employee must demonstrate a strong knowledge of athletic programming as well as facility and field operations.
  • Employee must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation.
  • Must have the ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively.

For a full job description, please visit ( or email Steven Muenz, Superintendent of Recreation. The Recreation Manager - Athletics is a full time, exempt position. The Streamwood Park District offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation , holiday, personal and sick time.

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 Streamwood Park District


Steven Muenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $11-$12 per hour DOQ

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The Day Camp Director is responsible for the direct supervision of the Day Camp Counselors, on site administrative duties and assisting in leading activities for the campers. Camp hours range from 9am - 3:15pm, with 45 additional minutes allotted for planning, clean up and meetings, Monday through Friday, during the summer months. This is an at-will position.

Qualifications -Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. -Must be at least 21 years of age. -Must have a valid driver's license. -Must be CPR and AED certified, or be available for certification prior to camp program. -Must possess the knowledge and skills of planning, organizing and leading a variety of creative and quality activities. -Must have at least two (2) years of experience leading children, outdoor recreation, nature awareness and camp crafts. -Must possess experience or skills to supervise a staff of peers. -Must be willing to drive a 15 passenger vehicle as a means of transporting campers and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities -The Director must instruct the Day Camp Counselors when to arrive for, and when to depart from camp. -Responsible for the direction of counselors during training to complete lesson plans and newsletters for the first session of camp. -Must assist the Recreation Manager in the preparation and presentation of day camp staff training. -Responsible for collecting and approving lesson plans and newsletters from counselors, submitting a copy of lesson plans to Recreation Manager as requested and ready newsletters in appropriate time for distribution. -Employee must notify Recreation Manager of any parent concerns or discipline issues, major health or safety hazards. -Follow all accident reporting procedures including the completion of accident/incident forms. -Must be fair and consistent in maintaining discipline and maintain a positive attitude. -Employee must exemplify the Streamwood Park District's proper standard of dress and enforce policy. -Responsible for following, and making sure counselors follow all pool rules and expectations. -Make sure any equipment used is put away promptly and neatly after activities. -Report any equipment damage, supplies needed or shortages to the Recreation Manager. -Must adhere to the program budget and seek approval of purchases. -Employee to conduct and participate in weekly staff meetings. -Must demonstrate, lead and support the park district mission statement, vision and core values. -Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Streamwood Park District and its safety program.

-Employee must be able to work independently with general direction of the Recreation Manager. -Must have the ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively. -Employee must demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work. -Must have the ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. -Employee must possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.

The employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to rain, hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt and noise. The employee must operate and handle assigned equipment and be able to perform moderate manual tasks.

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 Streamwood Park District


Steven Muenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14-17 per hour

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The Summer Camp Director is responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of all Summer Camps. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor. The Director(s) shall exercise immediate supervision over all the Summer Camp Head and Assistant Counselors.

Work Location: Wood Dale Recreation Center, 111 E. Foster Ave. Wood Dale, IL 60191

Contact with Others: Position involves regular internal contact and contact with outsiders generally on routine matters, including daily conversation with camp parents at drop off and pick up.

Essential Job Functions: • Oversee the daily operations of Funshine, Sunsational, and Teen Adventure Camps. • Coordinate with the Recreation Supervisor in creating a schedule of events and calendars for each session throughout the summer. • Actively supervise head and assistant counselors on a regular basis to ensure staff are following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices. • Create staff schedules and know when head and assist camp counselors are doing any switches. • Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Recreation Supervisor in a timely manner, which may include: attendance records, lesson plans, behavior/incident reports, accident reports, receipts, etc. • Compile and submit a list of supplies and materials requested by staff and upon approval purchase those items for the requesting camp. • Coordinate staff training and regular staff meetings with camp staff to address day camp issues. • Develop and implement pool rotation to ensure camp participants are being properly supervised in and out of the water. • Adhere to scheduled hours. • Collect and review weekly lesson plans from staff and make suggestions on any necessary changes. File finalized lesson plans with the Recreation Supervisor. • Attend all field trips and submit check requests and receipts in a timely manner. • Supervise field trips and assign camp counselors to camp groups as necessary. • Coordinate with Recreation Supervisor to develop a room usage schedule in the Recreation Complex before and during camp. • Create bussing schedule in conjunction with Recreation Supervisors and bus drivers. • Ensure classrooms and equipment are maintained properly, and encourage orderly storage of supplies and materials in classrooms and storage closets. • Communicate effectively with participants and parents. • Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure good communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities. • Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, parent complaints, etc. directly to Recreation Supervisor. • Meet daily with the Recreation Supervisor to communicate issues and requests related to the program.
• Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.

Other Job Functions: • Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. • Create and distribute activity calendar each session. • Assist the Recreation Supervisor in evaluating staff at the end of the season. • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by following program budget. • Distribute flyers or other information to participants when required. • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, including substituting as a counselor as needed.

Requirements of Work: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • A minimum of one-year experience in working as a camp counselor. • Must be certified or willing to attain certification in CPR and First Aid.

Knowledge of: • Possess knowledge of child development. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with the general public, parents and fellow staff members. • Basic knowledge of the Recreation Complex procedures, so information can be given to participants when necessary. • Outstanding organizational skills.
• Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Publisher.

Ability to: • Effectively supervise program participants • Lead activities when needed • Be creative in delivery of activities • Work well with the general public, parents and fellow staff members • Ability to swim.

Skill in: • Communication with all staff esp. the Recreation Supervisor • Requires flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights and weekends. • Work is subject to inside/outside environmental conditions. • Requires occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 40 pounds. • Requires being in chlorinated water and proficient swimming capabilities.

Necessary Special Requirements: • Possession of valid driver’s license • First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Work is performed mostly in an office setting with some outdoor program site requirements • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to lift 50+ pounds • The employee is occasionally required to climb, walk, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, sit, prolonged standing, prolonged visual concentration • Flexible work schedule including days and nights throughout the summer

Environmental Considerations: May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when working at outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors where the conditions include heat, cold and noise.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Dan Lescher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks

The Parks Intern, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Des Plaines Park District Parks Maintenance Department ranging from administrative duties such as budgeting and requests for materials, learning about GIS software and inputting data, to labor including landscape maintenance, pool maintenance, and special projects.


  1. Assists in administrative duties such as project management, bid document proofreading and attending bid openings, GIS entry, assistance in budgeting, attending meetings, participating in committee meetings, etc.

  2. Assists in landscape duties ranging from, but not limited to, landscape construction projects, maintaining turf through mowing and line trimming, cleaning up park debris, pruning of hedges and trees, and athletic field maintenance

  3. Assist in pool maintenance operations

  4. Assist in playground installation operations

  5. Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance

  6. Operate Park District vehicles and equipment

  7. Perform support services at Park District and community events

  8. Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques

  9. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates

  10. Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior


  1. Administer First Aid, when required.

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

  4. Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.

  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Maintenance, Horticulture, Turf, GIS or related field.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00-$13.00 with Possible IMRF

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Description: Custodial work example and not limited to: floor, bathroom, shower stalls, classrooms, common areas and recreation support activities such as set up and clean up for events and programs. Snow shoveling in winter months, ability to lift 50 lbs, bending and twisting. Person must be motivated to work on their own most nights.

Job Summary: 20 to 30 hrs per week. IMRF possible. Now hiring all shifts. Hours vary depending on shift from 4am-11pm.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older

Working Conditions: Indoors and occasional outside work weather dependent

Application Procedure: Apply Online

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 Lemont Park District


Josh Rogowski

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled