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 $58,000-$65,000 DOQ

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ABOUT US: The Glenview Park District is an independent local government agency that provides beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Glenview, IL and beyond. Major facilities include a 170,000 sq. ft. community center, three aquatic centers, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and restaurant, a 9-hole golf course with platform tennis, a tennis club, an ice center, a 1920s dairy farm, an 1850s nature/history center, and newly renovated administrative offices. The District has over 100 full time employees, 300 year-round part time employees and another 500 summer / temporary employees.

JOB SUMMARY: The Partnership Manager is a new full time position that will be responsible for managing the Glenview Park District’s sponsorship program: soliciting, negotiating and managing execution of all major corporate partnerships, and maximizing sponsorship revenue. The Partnership Manager will work with the Manager of Marketing and Communications, the marketing team and various programming staff. This position is a strategic marketing partner with the community who will focus efforts on building strong, lasting relationships with the business community. The Partnership Manager has the authority to carry out the job requirements and responsibilities and is accountable to the Manager of Marketing and Communications.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a degree in marketing, sales, advertisement, business development or a related field of study. Five (5) years or more of experience with partnership management and sponsorship sales, preferably with focus on multi-year agreements and high-value partnerships. Advanced knowledge & experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and budget management best practices. Experience with Adobe Suite and understanding of design best practices a plus. Highly effective at managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Exceptional communication, organization & time-management skills. Proven ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including senior management.

SALARY: Target hiring salary range is $58,000-$65,000 DOQ, plus incentive pay/commission based on ability to meet goals.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time • Tuition Reimbursement • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY ONLINE Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,529.94 (Step 1) - $63,663.65 (Step 6)

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Posting Number: #19-041

Annual Salary: $47,529.94 (Step 1) - $63,663.65 (Step 6)

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019

Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts and Application

Apply at:

General Summary:    

Under the supervision of the Park Managers or Director, assists with the supervision of and performs the work necessary to operate and maintain the County Parks System. Acts as the Relief Manager in the absence of the Park Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervision of seasonal employees, volunteers, recruitment and activities, nature and recreation programming, stewardship, special events, sponsorships/partnerships, community service workers, and inmate crews, overseeing and participating in visitor assistance, rule and regulation enforcement, landscaping and fertilization, building and equipment repair and upkeep, department-operated revenue fund activities, and other required duties. Functions as a working foreperson during the off season, performing tasks related to winter sports operations maintenance and construction operations. Serves as supervising winter sports manager for all tube/snow hill operations in the absence of the manager. May be required to report to the Director as assigned to perform administrative tasks

Essential Functions:  
  1. In the absence of the Park Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the park(s) as assigned.

  2. Assists with the supervision of seasonal, volunteers, community service workers, inmate crews, and occasionally full-time employees engaged in park maintenance and operational activities. Assists with scheduling of work, provides training and supervision for seasonal and full-time employees, as warranted.

  3. Performs and assists with the assignment and supervision of maintenance and repair activities such as mowing, trimming, clearing of trees and brush, sign repair, aeration, fertilization, etc.

  4. Performs and assists with the assignment and supervision of maintenance and repair work on park buildings, structures, and equipment including roofing, painting, plumbing repairs, carpentry and other areas of general maintenance.

  5. Assists park police in the enforcement of rules and regulations during the summer months. Takes lead in the enforcement and initial contact of enforcement of all park rules and regulations during the non-summer months.

  6. Takes lead or assists with volunteer recruitment and activities, nature and recreation programming, stewardship, special events, and sponsorships/partnerships.

  7. Assists with monitoring reservations. Oversees snack bar, rentals, and other revenue activities.

  8. Assists with accounting for all monies collected and maintains other records such as equipment and material inventory, employee attendance, car counts, etc.

  9. Functions as a Crew Leader during the off season, performing tasks related to winter sports and other maintenance and construction activities. In the absence of the Park Ranger responsible for all types of skilled trades and duties typically performed by the Park Ranger position that talents and skills allow for.

  10. Assists in the operation and supervises all snow making equipment; snow making is a 24/7 operation starting Mid-November to March, and facilities and staffing to provide and maintain snow and all facilities operations (magic carpet, tubes, etc.) of the tube/snow hill throughout the annual season

  11. May be required to assist the Park Director with administrative duties.

    Other Functions:  Performs other duties as assigned.  Must adhere to departmental standards in regard to HIPAA and other privacy issues.  During a public health emergency, the employee may be required to perform duties similar to, but not limited, to those in his/her job description.

    (An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the above tasks. These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

    Employment Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field. A degree in Parks and Recreation Administration preferred.

    Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in parks operations, services or a related field is required. Prior experience operating and maintaining a splash pad preferred.

    Other Requirements:
     Ability to obtain a State License as a Pesticide Applicator is required within six months of hire date.  Ability to obtain Professional Food Manager Certification within six months of hire date.  Ability to obtain a National Playground Safety Inspector Certification within six months of hire date.  Ability to be trained to operated and maintain a splash pad within six months of hire date.  Must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

    (The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria)

    Working Conditions:

  12. This position works in both an indoor and outdoor environment. While indoors, there is no planned exposure to notable lights, noises, odors, temperatures or weather conditions. While outdoors, exposure to lights, noises, odors, temperatures or weather conditions cannot be controlled and may be extreme.

  13. This position operates a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, tractors, forklifts, cranes, hoists, bucket trucks, etc.

  14. This position operates non-powered hand tools such as utility knives, hammers, pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, chisels, saws, etc.

  15. This position operates power hand tools such as drills, sanders, grinders, staple guns, chainsaws, air compressors, mowers, etc.

  16. This position is exposed to variety of hazards such as traffic, moving vehicles, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, slippery surfaces, chemicals, cleaning solutions, oils, hazardous materials, etc.

  17. This position is exposed to air quality conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, etc.

  18. This position is exposed to noise levels which require shouting in order to be heard.

  19. This position is exposed to vibrations and oscillating movements.

  20. This position is required to travel for meetings and appointments.

  21. This position is provided, and required to use, Personal Protection Equipment to minimize the risks associated with the working conditions listed above.

    Physical Requirements:  This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, traverse, climb, balance, twist, bend, stoop/crouch, squat, kneel, crawl, lift, carry, push, pull, reach, grasp, handle, pinch, type, endure repetitive movements of the wrists, hands or fingers.
     This position’s physical requirements require regular stamina in sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping/crouching, squatting, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling, reaching, grasping, handling, pinching and typing  This position’s physical requirements require continuous stamina in standing, walking, traversing, twisting, bending, lifting, carrying, and enduring repetitive movements of the wrists, hands or fingers  This position performs heavy work requiring the ability to exert more than 80 pounds of force in the physical requirements above.  This position primarily requires medium visual acuity to perform tasks at arm’s reach such as operating machinery, operating vehicles or heavy equipment, performing cleaning tasks, etc.
     This position requires the ability to communicate and respond to inquiries both in person and over the phone.  This position requires the ability to operate a PC/laptop and to enter & retrieve information from a computer.  This position requires the ability to handle varying and often high levels of stress.

    (This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the requirements listed above. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.)

    May 2018 Updated January 2019 ICEA Parks Pay Scale: Assistant Park Manager

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 Ingham County


Kelly Burkholder

 Closing Date

March 3, 2019

 $18.00/hr. - $20.00/hr.

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Description: The Deerfield Park District is seeking an experienced full-time landscape maintenance specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Landscape Operations Supervisor, this position is responsible for performing all aspects of grounds and landscape maintenance throughout the district.

Essential Functions: • Design, planting and maintenance of landscape beds including native plants, annuals and perennials. • Planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and natural areas. • Application of chemical control including pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. • Turf maintenance including mowing, trimming, aerating, fertilizing, irrigation, repairs, over seeding and sod installation. • Maintenance and grooming of athletic fields including dragging, layout and striping. • Grounds maintenance such as trash removal, storm damage clean-up and sweeping of hard surface areas. • Snow removal from all park district and school district roadways, parking lots, pathways, sidewalks and ice rinks. • Sets-up, takes down and maintains outdoor ice rinks and warming shelters.

Marginal Functions: • Installs and maintains site amenities, playgrounds, fencing, pathways, nature trails, parking lots and hard surface courts. • Performs general building maintenance such as cleaning, painting, roof repairs and maintenance of soffits, siding, gutters,decks, doors and windows. • Conduct safety inspections of playgrounds, athletic fields, hard surface courts, ice rinks and sled hills. • Performs set-up and take down for special events as required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: • Ability to operate and maintain vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. • Perform job tasks safely and in compliance with district safety policies and procedures. • Ability and initiative to obtain training and certification as required. • Availability to work overtime as needed such as weekends, early mornings or late evenings. • Works cooperatively with fellow staff and the general public.

Qualifications: Applicants must be of sound physical condition in order to perform heavy manual labor in all types of weather conditions. Minimum High School Graduate or equivalent. Must have a valid Driver’s License and be at least 18 years of age. Prior experience and knowledge of parks maintenance and native plants is preferred. Must have experience and ability in operating a variety of landscape equipment including tractors, skid steers, mowers, utility vehicles, trailers, hand power tools, chain saws, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers and public. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have or be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operators License and Chain Saw Safety Certification within first 6 months of employment.

RATE OF PAY: $18.00/hr. - $20.00/hr. depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefit package.

CLOSING DATE: Position will be vacant until filled.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Jay Zahn, Director of Parks Deerfield Park District 836 Jewett Park Drive (847) 572-2670

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 Deerfield Park District


Jay Zahn
(847) 572-2670

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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BASIC FUNCTION: The Recreation Intern is responsible for gaining knowledge in the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of programs and events within assigned area. This positon could require coordination of athletic programs, swim team, special events, customer service, marketing and promotion of the fitness center. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include but are not limited to the following: • Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university. • Contact and meet with each key personnel in the district to learn the aspects of recreation programming, special event planning, fitness center operations, pool operations, athletic programing, golf operations, budgeting, HR, marketing and management. • Develop and implement goals and objectives. • Compile a resource file. • Assist with planning, organization, implementation and oversight of recreation programs and special events: specifically athletics, swim team and Block Party. • Provide direct leadership and supervision for three special events as directed by Supervisor of Recreation. • Provide customer service at community center after training. • Promote Fitness Center membership. • Complete short term projects as directed by the Superintendent of Recreation. • Accompany participants to swim meets. • Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. • Coordinate meeting with eight related agencies. • Coordinate meeting with NWSRA.


Follow appropriate safety regulations and procedures. • Administer First Aid, when required. • Attend Board Meetings, staff and professional meetings and trainings as directed by the Superintendent of Recreation. • Perform all other related duties as directed by Superintendent of Recreation.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: The candidate must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, or a related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years of undergraduate course work.Minimum six (6) months experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department. May be obtained through a combination of volunteer, seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Has acquired necessary special competencies in the field of specialization for doing fieldwork. Must have completed all university requirements for internship placement.

KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure service field. General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy within specific area of responsibility. Specific knowledge of recreation programs and services for assigned area of responsibility.

LICENSE: Valid driver's license

CERTIFICATION: CPR/AED and First Aid, must obtain within 30 days of hire.

HOURS: Candidates should be prepared to work 40 hours per week: Monday through Friday with various evening and weekend hours - FSLA: Non-Exempt

HOW TO APPLY: Go to to apply. Please be sure to upload your resume and a cover letter in addition to filling out the application in full.

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 Prospect Heights Park District


Julie Caporusso

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Sycamore Park District is seeking an Aquatics Manager with leadership ability to implement the activities of the Park District in accordance with the general policies established by the Board of Commissioners.

Duties: Provide a friendly and positive atmosphere for park district patrons, maintain professionalism, and uphold the image of the park district. Maintain supervision of operations and staff on a daily basis. Maintain pool schedules for assistant managers, lifeguards, and front desk staff. Accept direct responsibility for pool staff actions and all first aid procedures rendered. Lead all pre-season trainings and meetings. Conduct in-service trainings once a week. Assist patrons with questions and concerns about any pool matters.

Qualifications, Characteristics and Traits: •The ideal candidate is preferred to be at least 21 years old with a minimum of two years experience in a public aquatic facility in a management or supervisory capacity. •Possess an understanding of and experience in swimming pool operation fundamentals including; water quality maintenance, filter/mechanical system equipment and controls, scheduling of subordinate personnel, events, and lesson instruction. •American Red Cross Lifeguard and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certified, or willing to be certified.

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 Sycamore Park District


Lisa Metcalf

 Closing Date

February 22, 2019