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 $47,000 - $55,000

GENERAL PURPOSE: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of management and administration of Preschool, Early Childhood/Youth programs, Special Events, Adults & Senior programming, including all services, projects, and assist in the creation of the Recreation Department budget. The employee follows the overall goals and objectives determined by the Director of Recreation – activities, teaching programs, services, policies and procedures are to be followed as prescribed by the Executive Director upon policy approval by the Board of Directors, but with a great deal of autonomy. The employee will be held accountable for providing our customers a functional, attractive, safe, and accessible recreation experience within limitations in the resources made available. The employee is also evaluated in terms of program management, personnel management, fiscal administration, quality of customer service, the ability to set and meet the financial budget and program operations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a four-year college or university. A Bachelor’s Degree in a recreation-oriented or closely related field preferred. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Certified in CPR and First Aid is required within first 90 days of hire. Should have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must be proficient at basic computer word processing software. Must have 3-5 years’ experience in operating recreation programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Administers and maintains the Recreation Center and assigned program areas for the Park District of La Grange, which includes Preschool, Early Childhood/Youth Programming such as STEAM, Dance & Nature classes, Teens, Trips, Adults/Seniors and Special Events.

SCHEDULING & BENEFITS: This is a full-time, exempt (salary) position. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm with evening and weekend hours as needed.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO), Dental Coverage, Vision Insurance, Hearing Coverage, Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Pension Benefit Plan (IMRF), Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Accrued Vacation and Sick Time, FREE La Grange Fitness Membership, Discounted Programs and Rentals, Professional Development and Paid Membership Dues.

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To apply, interested applicants should email Kevin Miller their Cover Letter and Resume at

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 Park District of La Grange


Kevin Miller

 Closing Date

January 31, 2023

 This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.

Primary Responsibilities

• Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization

• Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, outreach efforts to underserved populations, committee development, volunteer management, public relations, public awareness and education and family involvement

• Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed

• Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers

• Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment

• Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed

• Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended

• Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products

• Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois

• High energy and passion for the Special Olympics mission

• Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere

• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

• Customer focus

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)

Essential Functions:

• Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands

• Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles

• Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work

• Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles

• First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events

• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required

• Based out of the Region D Office in Chicago, IL.

• Offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a background check

• To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Melissa Garritano at

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to building a diverse, creative, engaged, collaborative, and hard-working team that is dedicated to our athletes, our communities, and each other. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we aim to create a positive atmosphere where employees feel valued and fulfilled. We truly want people to love working here, and we strive to create a culture that allows for growth, opportunity, and fun.

Special Olympics Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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 Special Olympics Illinois


Melissa Garritano

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $600 per week ($15/hour)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Geneva Park District is seeking a highly motivated individual eager to learn, with a focus in program and facility management within the recreation field. The Recreation Department is responsible for a variety of programs, facilities, services, and special events in the community. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, this unique opportunity will offer the intern a chance to work closely with our recreation supervisors and facility managers, learn about program/facility management and administration and work on projects within our recreation department. The areas of focus include: Athletics, Before and After School Care, Summer Camp, Dance, Aquatics, Fitness Center Operations, Mini-Golf and Peck Farm Park. The Recreation Intern should be an energetic student who is enthusiastic about the field of parks and recreation, creative, mature and eager to learn. The summer Recreation Intern program is an 8-12 week position that works with a qualified, well-rounded team of recreation professionals.

This intern will work closely with recreation supervisors and facility managers to gain experience in planning, executing, evaluating, staffing and management of multiple recreation programs and facilities. Learn to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, while demonstrating support of the park district customer service standards. Learn the nuances of staffing, scheduling and managing part-time staff. Gain insight and behind the scenes access to our recreation programming and facilities. Assist with special events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Intern candidates must be enrolled in a current accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in recreation, leisure services, facility management, or related field of interest. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and provide their own transportation and housing. Students should demonstrate knowledge of community recreational programming; exceptional customer service and leadership skills; good judgment, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. Must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general supervision and communicate effectively with the public, patrons, and co-workers.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit an employment application online at Full job description is available within application. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 professional references as a part of their application.

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 Geneva Park District


Joey Kalwat
(630) 232-4501

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $52,000 per year

Starting salary range: $45,000 - $52,000 annually based on qualifications & experience.

OUR MISSION We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District.

OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Youth Sports & Engagement Manager is responsible for a number of duties described below.

RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate and focus the District’s effort to ensure opportunities for participation in PPD sports programming throughout the District’s service area, with a special emphasis on those living in underserved neighborhoods. • Recruit participants to youth and adult sports leagues through the planning and facilitation of skills and exposure clinics to include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and others as budgeted and assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation. • Coordinate and oversee mobile seasonal sports programming in Park District parks and facilities focused on engaging youth and families to include one-day tournaments and fun days. • Support the planning and facilitation of youth and adult sports leagues as requested • Challenge and develop alternatives to traditional operations. Foster a creative, innovative environment in which new ideas are encouraged and valued and opportunities to bring about change are identified and explored. • Assist in the evaluation and strategic growth of athletic programming and services across the District to meet community needs and interests. • Confer with representatives of public and private agencies and other community organizations to coordinate and collaborate to provide quality recreation/athletic programming. • Act as liaison with community school districts, agencies, and other groups to strengthen relationships and better coordinate cooperative services and programming with emphasis on sports. • Perform varied public relations duties for the promotion of Park District programs and facilities; speak before local groups and organizations; coordinate promotional and advertising campaigns. • Prepare relevant budgets, maintain department operations within existing budgetary limitations; track relevant data to ensure accountability and impact of programming as directed. • Prepare and submit appropriate records and reports of department operations and activities necessary to support administrative policy and relevant grant requirements. • Provide direct supervision to relevant full and part time staff as designated by the Executive Director of Parks & Recreation. • Follow all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Support all aspects of the Park District safety program. • Perform all other duties as assigned.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE • Four-year college degree with major in recreation, physical education, sports management, or closely related field. Master’s degree in related field is highly desirable. • Four years or more of professional experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity in recreation, sports management, and physical education or closely related activities. • Understanding of basic philosophy underlying a sound community recreation sports program and ability to interpret that philosophy to staff and the public. • Ability to fully engage in community problem-solving activities; to pursue and lead activities that will support and encourage participation by all residents of the Peoria Park District. • Understanding of industry trends and research regarding the importance of leisure in people’s daily lives, and ability to link that knowledge within programs and services specific to local community needs and interests. • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of sound business management relating to recreation and sports programming, service delivery, and evaluation. • Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of community, public and private groups to support collaborative relationships that furthers the District’s mission, vision, and priorities.
• Working knowledge of the equipment and supplies needed in recreation, sports, and athletics settings. • Ability to perform varied public relations duties for the promotion of park district goals and objectives. • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise and evaluate the duties and responsibilities of subordinate personnel engaged in a wide-ranging spectrum of recreational sports and athletics programming. • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the duties and responsibilities of subordinate personnel engaged in a wide-ranging spectrum of recreational sports programming. • Ability to work in a collaborative manner: ability to organize and work with a multidisciplinary group of professionals to achieve goals in a timely manner. • Ability to act as a positive role model in our community. • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. • Familiarity with the basics of daily computer operations as it would relate to PPD programming, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

BENEFITS AND PERKS • Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays. • Longevity bonus program and wellness program. • Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating. • Exceptional health plan. • Paid Life Insurance. • Disability Insurance. • Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.

HOW TO APPLY • View Employment Opportunities and complete an online application in the “Join Our Team” section at • Applicants may submit a resume’, but to be fully considered for this position an online application must be completed.
• While we appreciate all submissions, due to high volume, only those applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted.
• Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. • The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, protected veteran status or on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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 Pleasure Driveway & P.D. of Peoria


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 Plus Full-time Benefits

JOB SUMMARY: The Clarendon Hills Park District is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of "Park Maintenance Laborer".

The Park Maintenance Laborer is responsible, for performing a variety of park and facility duties, including maintenance and repair of the district’s parks and facilities and equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Mowing of all turf grass and trim mowing • Maintain athletic fields, courts, playgrounds, buildings and facilities • Perform all janitorial duties in buildings and facilities • Remove garbage in all parks and facilities • Operate and care for vehicles and equipment • Organize necessary records and follow written and verbal instruction • Assist with planting & maintaining flower beds, trees, plants, and shrubs

This is a full-time position working 40 hours a week.

September 1 - March 31 Hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday thru Friday

April 1 - August 31 Hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday

Weekends, evening, holidays, and special events work will be required as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate with at least two years minimum experience in parks and facility maintenance. Candidate must also have a valid Illinois driver’s license.

APPLY with cover letter and resume to

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Mike Fletcher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled