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Operate the facility concessions building at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm on weekdays, mornings, evenings and weekends. Operate the concessions point of sale register for the sale of all merchandise, concessions items, fishing licenses and rentals. Complete daily opening and closing of the facility, cash handling reports; balance POS cash drawer, and maintain the cash bank and change bank in the safe to ensure there is enough in the drawer for each shift. Maintain the live bait minnow tank. Greet visitors, answer telephones, distribute brochures, and answer visitor questions. Issue picnic permits, issue program registrations, collect fees. Receive and stock facility concession supplies, equipment and program materials, as assigned. Maintain facility brochure supplies. Monitor safety conditions on water and dock. Keep the dock clear of litter and debris. Convey all rules and regulations and maintain adherence to. Assist with District-wide and Department-wide programs, services and special events. Monitor weather conditions.

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County


Donna Suca

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Are you passionate about making a difference for those with special needs? Looking for a personally rewarding role? Do you understand and appreciate the power of stories? If so, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) could be the perfect place for you to work! WDSRA is seeking a Development Manager who will manage two major annual fundraising events (golf and gala), assist with grant writing, and perform other fund development-related duties. You will join a well-established team who welcomes creativity, new ideas, and ways to improve upon current strategies. The ideal candidate is strategic, creative, driven, and able to dream big! WDSRA’s next Development Manager possesses the ability to engage the local community, effectively tell impactful stories, and identify potential supporters while delighting current supporters. Understanding the importance of the relationship between Communications and Development is critical. Equally important is the ability to manage relationships with financial partners both internally and externally. Experience with grant management including writing proposals and all necessary follow-up along with Donor Perfect and GrantHub experience are pluses. This rewarding position will make a difference in the lives of others immediately. Necessary skills: passion, enthusiasm, ability to positively represent WDSRA to the public, exceptional communication skills both in writing and in person, along with the ability to establish meaningful connections with others. Formal Development experience is preferred. Compensation for this full-time position has a range of $60,000-$70,000 annually, commensurate with experience, and includes health, dental, and vision benefits. We also offer free reciprocal benefits with our Park District partners (swim passes, fitness memberships, golf, and more)! WDSRA has built our culture through flexibility and work-life balance, a competitive benefits package, a supportive team environment, and a focus on talent management. We would love to talk with you further. Click the link below and apply today!

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

March 30, 2023

 26.21/hour +DOQ

Description: The Park Ridge Park District has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Support Specialist to join our staff! This is a newly created position in our Information Technology Department. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about technology and helping others utilize it more effectively. The ideal candidate would be a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of technical support systems with the willingness to learn additional software and systems as needed. This position requires a commitment to superior customer service while remaining task-focused and purpose-driven while managing assignments.

Under the direction of the Information Technology Manager, the selected candidate will work in various aspects of the Information Technology Department, and will serve as the first level of support for our recreation registration software, in addition to technical end-user support of other District hardware/software.

Qualifications: Two or three years of occupationally specific training beyond high school or an Associate’s degree, one to two years of software application management and training, advanced level of written and verbal communication in the English language, strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and advanced skill in Microsoft Office software.

Benefits: We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits including a pension through IMRF. Our employees enjoy a multitude of facility benefits valued up to $6,000.

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 Park Ridge Park District


Eileen O'Leary

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $70,000-$75,000 DOE

The Round Lake Area Park District is seeking an energetic, innovative, and fun-loving Superintendent of Recreation. The Round Lake Area Park District is located in the northwest suburbs of Lake County, Illinois. We consist of five district communities, have over 60 parks sites, operate a nature museum, children’s museum, outdoor aquatic facility, preschool, indoor soccer field, 18-hole golf course, and ample indoor recreation space.

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the overall supervision of the district’s recreation department which currently includes but is not limited to:

Supervision of four full-time staff members. Recreation budget of approximately 1.5 million in expenditures. District recreation programs; special events, athletics, performing arts, seniors, youth, and nature programs. The Superintendent of Recreation will work closely with other district department heads to create and provide well-rounded recreation opportunities to our diverse community. Our ideal candidate will have three to five years of progressive experience in a public recreation setting, have strong leadership and communication skills, and a good understanding of recreation programming.

This is a full-time, IMRF position. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition to IMRF, we offer a 457 retirement savings plan.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for growth and development in the parks and recreation field. If you are ready to join a team where your input is valued and respected submit your resume and cover letter to

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 Round Lake Area Park District


Jennifer Ruehrdanz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The River Trails Park District in NE Mount Prospect is hiring a Recreation Supervisor of Youth Programs. The supervisor is responsible for the development, and administration of a variety of recreation programs in the areas identified by the Superintendent of Recreation Operations. The supervisor oversees the day to day operations of the before and after school care program along with the summer camps.

ADMINSTRATIVE: • Maintains a thorough understanding of the Park District’s policies and operations. Enforce and interpret those policies as needed • Assists with the Distinguished Agency participation (Department compliances) as requested • Assists with the development of Annual Departmental and Safety goals • Participates with the development of the district’s Strategic and Comprehensive Master Plans • Participates in the bi-annual departmental SWOT Analysis as requested • Assists Manager of Marketing and Communications in the development of brochures, newsletters, electronic posts and notifications • Participates with all program area projects • Attends and participates in the Recreational Department meetings • Develops and maintains working relationships with ALL park district departments • Develops and maintains working relationships with community organizations and residents • Continues educational growth and professional memberships allowing access to outside resources and information

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: • Oversees area personnel including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests

PROGRAMMING: • Creates new and inventive recreational programs on a regular basis • Coordinates area programs and facility schedules • Attends the annual park district / school district room usage meeting • Assists with area operations statistical reports (trends, recommendations) • Handles public information and advertising for assigned programs • Assists with all Special Events as requested • Enters program information into the recreation software system

BUDGETING / FINANCE: • Administers all aspects of the program area budget • Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts • Purchases and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs • Oversees and prepares recreation personnel payroll • Assists with the tracking of monthly/annual revenues and expenses for all area programs and develops reports as requested • Monitors monthly financial reports, spending and revenues and takes action when necessary

RISK MANAGEMENT: • Actively supports and enforces the safety program instituted by the Park District • Participates in the district’s Loss Control Review participation (Program Area compliances) • Maintains a working knowledge of all general agency and department-specific safety rules • Attends required safety program and in-service education meetings • Corrects unsafe conditions and/or reports them to Safety Coordinator • Uses material handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and/or moving objects 50 pounds or heavier • Addresses unsafe employee and patron behaviors by approaching, correcting and coaching • Enforces safety disciplinary policies and procedures • Uses protective gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposure to pathogens • Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits and active participation in the agency’s risk management program

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties and functions as requested • Attends all board meetings and prepares reports as requested • Prepares routine and special reports as directed • Actively participates in IPRA committee(s) • Serves on assigned internal and community committees • Supervise facilities as needed • On call nights and weekends as needed

REQUIRED: • Ability to work well with external and internal customers • Excellent (Oral and written) communication and organization skills • A high level knowledge of programming • Possession of a valid driver’s license • Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications • Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment • High level of planning and problem solving skills

RECOMMENDED: • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field preferred • Two (2) years progressive Parks and Recreation experience • Certified Park and Recreation Professional

Salary range: $45,355-$52,902 View full job description at

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** Position will be open until filled. ** River Trails Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. **

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 River Trails Park District


Katelynn Putkonen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled