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 DOQ $72,000+

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Recreation and Parks Director—Recreation Department—Full-Time

Palos Park with a population of (4,899) is currently seeking a full-time Recreation and Parks Director to manage and direct the activities and facilities of community-based recreation activities and programs. The Director will be an integral part of the Village’s administrative team reporting to the Village Manager. The Director will develop and promote a broad spectrum of diverse activities and services for all segments, groups, ages and interest levels of the community which includes large areas of unincorporated areas. Current facilities include one recreation building and the corresponding grounds known as The Village Green; and Centennial Park. Qualified candidates will be dynamic leaders who demonstrate a passion for recreation, parks and the community; they will communicate a clear vision that builds on the quality of staff, volunteers, programs and amenities. Must be detail oriented and self-motivated; must possess the ability to consistently provide the highest levels of customer service. Experience in planning and executing top quality community special events a must. BA/BS in Parks and Recreation or related field with a minimum five years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in the field of recreation and parks required; Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred. Salary DOQ, minimum $72,000 plus a generous benefit package. Send resume, cover letter, salary history and references to Richard Boehm, Village Manager, at the Village of Palos Park, 8999 West 123rd Street Palos Park, IL 60464 or to Position open until filled.

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 Village of Palos Park


Rick Boehm

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Salary Range $53,000 - $63,000 annually

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Plainfield Park District is seeking a Planning Manager

The position comes with an extremely favorable employee benefits package:

100% Employer Paid HMO  BCBS Health Insurance OR Low cost PPO BCBS Single $8.35 per pay period, Family $30.87 per pay period

100% Employer Paid Dental Insurance

100% Employer Paid Life Insurance

100% Employer Paid EAP

Wellness Program- up to $400 yearly participation incentive

Free/Discounted Park District Programs

Participation in the IMRF pension fund. 

Starting Salary Range: $53,000 - $63,000 annually 


Under the supervision of the Director of Planning, assist with planning, design, development, and bidding of various development projects.  Update and maintain the District’s GIS database and Planning files.  Participate in master planning, capital improvement, annexation and natural areas management.


Participation in master planning, capital improvement planning, site planning and site improvement processes.

Assists in department and Capital budget planning.

Prepares or coordinates and supervises the preparation of sketches, working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, bid documents and contract documents for projects, including the preparation of staff recommendations for approval by the Board. 

Reviews, supervises and inspects the construction/renovation of park and facility improvements to ensure specification compliance, satisfactory completion and to provide direction to staff and contractors involved in projects.  Makes regular site visits and prepares punch lists.

Assist in the design and development of maintenance procedures.

Maintains complete and accurate files on all planning, design, construction and cost for all projects.

Maintains and updates site plans, park utility maps, playground plans and maintains CAD files and GIS database for park boundary, topographic surveys and park assets.

Participates in the District’s annexation process and public land dedication ordinance.

Attends District-wide meetings on a regular basis, Board meetings as requested.

Must be CPR/AED certified or have the ability to become certified through our District.


Four-year degree with major course work in project management, landscape architecture, or a related field with a minimum of three years of applicable, professional work experience preferably in a municipal setting.

Extensive knowledge of landscape architecture and architectural planning is preferred. A State of Illinois license in Landscape Architecture is desired.

Must have experience working with construction contracts, bid documents and specifications.

Proficient in AutoCAD, GIS, Photoshop, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.

Proficient working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Illinois Environmental Barriers Act and Illinois Accessibility Code (IAC).

Ability to effectively lead projects and work well with outside parties and contractors.

Exceptional communication skills and customer service skills.

Valid driver’s license required.

Ability and willingness to work independently with little supervision.

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Park District


Linda Michels

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary varies based on experience

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Company Overview: Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate Services Inc. (MBRE) is a nationally recognized full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in asset and facilities management, leasing services, project and construction management, tenant representation, and investment services. MBRE specializes in comprehensive real estate strategies for some of the nation’s fastest-growing companies and well-respected building owners. MBRE is headquartered in Chicago and represents a diverse set of clients in the local, national, and international markets. For more information, visit Find out how MBRE leverages unique opportunities to maximize long-term value by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Position Overview: The Marketing and Events Manager will oversee the marketing strategy of Maggie Daley Park, as well as the management and operations of the Events & Facilities Management division for Maggie Daley Park, on behalf of The Chicago Park District. This position reports directly to the MB Real Estate SVP/General Manager of Maggie Daley Park.

Responsibilities: • Generate revenue on behalf of the Chicago Park District through public and private event rentals, athletic, film, promotional, and wedding ceremony, field trip and product activation permits, as well as sponsorship and advertiser opportunities • Organize and supervise all private events and meetings, including client relations; event set-up and logistics; technical services; security and custodial needs; and outside vendor coordination • Advise internal divisions, outside clients and vendors on best practices for items such as floor plans, technical services and load-in/load-out procedures • Review and approve all contracts, certificates of insurance, and invoicing procedures for each permitted activity • Coordinate staffing needs and schedule with the appropriate vendors • Manage all vendor program calendars and work collaboratively to share space and resources • Respond promptly to all sales leads and handle all administrative requests as needed • Create and maintain strong working relationships with outside vendors, planners and clients; attend networking events through existing membership organizations • Represent Maggie Daley Park at hospitality and other industry trade shows • Maintain and refresh Maggie Daley Park branded retail items • Adhere to policies and procedures set forth by The Chicago Park District • Serve as a key representative and liaison for The Chicago Park District divisions and tenants • Generate and maintain all reports requested by MB Real Estate and The Chicago Park District • Manage all marketing needs for Maggie Daley Park with The Chicago Park District; this includes all seasonal activities, and cross-promotions when applicable • Work with the MBRE marketing department to: -Handle all print and digital marketing materials and meeting print deadlines -Maintain the Maggie Daley Park website -Create relevant and innovative content for social media platforms to drive consumer engagement; post regular daily messages via Facebook, EventBrite, Twitter and Instagram -Manage production of monthly newsletter, all promotional materials, sales collateral, and park signage • Acquire sponsorship or underwriters for Maggie Daley Park events • Responsible for customer service and general inquires through the monitoring of the park email account • Perform other duties as required and/or requested

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/education required • 5+ years of previous event marketing experience, with at least three years of supervisory experience • Comprehensive knowledge of event planning, logistics and fee structures • Ability to multi-task a large number and variety of permits while simultaneously meeting critical deadlines • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills • Ability to work occasional weekends and/or evening hours as required • Proficiency in Microsoft based software • Strong presentation/public speaking skills • Experience managing local, national and international media relationships • WordPress and Google Analytics experience • Experience with social media scheduling tools such as Hootsuite is a plus • Experience with MailChimp is a plus • Ability to develop and maintain the marketing budget and remain knowledge on the overall operating budget

MB Real Estate offers a competitive benefits package including but not limited to employee and dependent health insurance options, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, discretionary employer 401(k) match and financial wellness coaching. For consideration, please complete the online application. We will contact applicants who meet our requirements. No phone calls please.

MB Real Estate is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value an environment of mutual respect and understanding. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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 MB Real Estate


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3pm Full Time- Year Round- Benefit Eligible

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.


Under the direct supervision of the Parks Department Managers and Director of Parks, the Administrative Assistant performs a variety of managerial, analytical, administrative and customer service functions along with other support duties for the Parks Department and the Parks managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive work requests, log labor hours, process work orders, payroll duties and other data input as required. Review and assign p-card transactions and compile receipts for monthly billing statements. Process purchase requisitions for payment and maintain petty cash distributions. Prepare bids and requests for proposal, bid pick-ups and drop-offs from contractors, and the overall bidding process Manage contracts with various outside vendors. Answer phone calls and maintain communication channels with other offices and support staff members. Receive deliveries of parts and equipment and maintain inventory. Order and maintain inventory for staff uniforms. Gather information necessary to prepare and update budgets, reports, proposals, and records. Create reports, spreadsheets, presentations, and perform requested analysis of data. Apply for and maintain permits from outside agencies. Coordinate and administer support for all department projects. Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. Respond to internal and external customer inquiries, complaints, and information requests within a 24 hour time frame. Comply with District Financial Policies and communicate budgetary requests to the supervisor. Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. Ensure confidential use of customer information, including credit card transactions and household accounts.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Attend professional conferences, workshops and seminars as they pertain to the position to stay current with new ideas, developments and techniques. Review administrative processes, improve practices and procedures to maximize efficiencies and recommend changes for the good of the whole. Assist in training and cross-training department staff on job specific skills and procedures. Compile and edit internal and external correspondence using professional business standards. Other duties and responsibilities that may be required for the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated knowledge of office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Microsoft Office Suite proficient. Knowledge of principles and procedures of recordkeeping. Type at a rate of 50 words per minute. Work independently in the absence of supervision, and handle multiple job tasks in an office environment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Ability to multitask and work in a team atmosphere, which promotes positive and effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to organize, gather and retain a large volume of information for use in assisting internal and external customers. Ability to address complaints and resolve concerns across a diverse population and large spectrum of demographics. Strong math aptitude.

Education and Experience:

Associates degree with business emphasis preferred. Additional specialized business or administrative course work is desirable At least five years of experience of varied administrative experience or similar position. Experience with a maintenance management information system (MMIS) preferred. Valid driver’s license.

Special Considerations:

Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Potential to work in multiple locations and ability to move from site to site. Occasional exposure to pesticides, exhaust fumes, chemicals, dust, dirt, insect bites and loud noises. Requires flexibility of work schedule during high volume work periods. Sustained posture in a seated or standing position for prolonged periods of time. Continuous exposure to computer screens. Frequent manipulation of various pieces of office equipment. Lifting to occasionally lift, carry and move light weight objects (20 lbs.). Face to face interactions with internal and external customers and co-workers are essential for this position. It is expected that this position report to their workspace/office as scheduled. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for this position to work remotely for a short period of time on a temporary basis.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting $22.12

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To apply, please visit and select the Full Time link.

Job Title: Facility Maintenance II
Grade: VII-  Starting $22.12
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Mechanical Operation Supervisor
Supervises: N/A

Performs general, specialized and preventative maintenance work and repairs at all Park District building and facilities, including Prairie Lakes Indoor pool and other outdoor pools as required.

1. Perform maintenance and repairs on all district building and facility systems including but not limited to: HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical systems, pumps, motors and boilers.
2. Diagnose mechanical system problems, obtaining parts and making repairs as necessary.
3. Perform building, facility and equipment inspections, noting major equipment operating condition and emergency building systems.
4. Assist with Golf Center operations and repair including ball delivery system, ball washing and ball picking equipment, golf netting and synthetic turf.
5. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on building equipment.
6. Work in “on-call” status for special operations and emergency situations.
7. Assist with room set up and break down for recreation programs and events.
8. Assist in all aspect of maintenance in the Parks Dept. as needed, including snow removal operations, ice making, special event support, etc.
9. In emergencies, assist with Golf Center operations and repair including ball delivery system, ball washing and ball picking equipment, golf netting and synthetic turf. 

1. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge.
2. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
3. Perform additional duties as assigned.
4. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.
5. Assists with special events including, but not limited, to the annual Fall Fest set up, event operation, clean up and teardown.

Education: One year commercial vocational or other specialized training beyond high school.
Experience: Two years related experience.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire; CPO/AFO Certification preferred, or ability to obtain within 6-months; Valid Illinois Driver’s License

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole McNulty

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled