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 $20.00 per hour, DOQ.

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At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district, however we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs.

Fifty years later, we serve approximately 1,800 individuals throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team!


At the direction of the Manager of Marketing & Communications, the Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator implements and supports NSSRA’s brand image through digital, electronic and print media. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator will assist in the creation of graphics and promotion of all aspects of NSSRA programming and services. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator will assist with photography.

The ideal candidate will possess outstanding graphic design skills, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in photography and videography, considerable skill in analyzing issues and problem-solving, a proven ability to build relationships and the ability to portray a professional image of NSSRA. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the following tasks:

• Design and manage promotional materials for NSSRA programs and special events, as well as NSSRA Foundation campaigns and events.

• Design graphics for social media/website and draft social media posts to coordinate with NSSRA’s brand and marketing strategy.

• Become familiar with the brand standards of NSSRA and NSSRA Foundation and maintain brand consistency.

• In coordination with the Manager of Marketing & Communications, execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, and messaging and audience identification.

• Assist with seasonal program guide production (inputting, design, etc) and internal proofs.

• Assist with photography/videography of NSSRA events and programs for use in program guide, on social media and in other promotional materials.

• Assist with managing marketing calendars for email marketing, social media, program guide, press releases, event campaigns and more.

• Coordinates with NSSRA’s 13 partner agency marketing contacts to maintain NSSRA’s brand and image on partner agency websites and in partner agency program guides.

• Conduct regular audits of and to ensure all information is up to date and accurate. Regularly add/update website page content, photos and events.

• Write or edit copy for publications as needed.

• Attends meetings as needed and serve on 1-2 event committees.

• Work with outside vendors, providing specifications for outside print projects.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or a related field is preferred.

• Must have a minimum of two years of experience in digital media, design or marketing with demonstrated experience in graphic design.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Dropbox and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo) is required.

• Knowledge of or ability and willingness to learn the following platforms is required: Black Pearl (email signature management), Bloomerang (donor database system), Buffer (social media scheduling), Clickx (social media analytics), Constant Contact (email marketing), Magisto (video), Wordpress and Squarespace (web).

• Knowledge of or ability and willingness to learn to use Canon products.

• Strong writing, proofreading and photography skills are preferred.

• Proficiency in planning, organizing, as well as knowledge of marketing strategies, is preferred.

• A valid Illinois Driver's License is required.


The Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator is a part-time position working 20 - 25 hours per week. This position is eligible for IMRF. Schedule will be determined by the Marketing & Communications Manager. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Target hiring range is approximately $20 per hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Complete an online application at Please email a digital portfolio with a minimum of five graphic design/social media samples to Rebekah Lee at

Position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

NSSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,000-$75,000 Plus Commission

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Knollwood Country Club ClubCorp Granger, IN 46530 Fitness/Wellness Director

Statement of Purpose

The Fitness/Wellness Director is responsible to oversee all fitness operations and Kids Club to ensure the delivery of professional, high quality, safe and innovative health and fitness services and programs to our membership. This high-profile position has a broad range of responsibilities and should be considered the functional “fitness expert”. The Fitness/Wellness Director is responsible for the management and revenues associated with all fitness related services and programs at Knollwood Country Club. The candidate must possess the right combination of people skills, enthusiasm for service, and a passion for sales. The Fitness/Wellness Director must have a very clear understanding of the following areas of emphasis:

  1. The ClubCorp Service Standards and the support of the standards through training and practice
  2. Fitness operations (member service, communication, marketing, purchasing, supplying, budgeting, financial analysis, staffing, training, staff development and supervision)
  3. Business development, profit and loss analysis
  4. Fitness program development, implementation and evaluation
  5. ClubCorp standard operating procedures and practices for fitness staff in all areas

The Fitness/Wellness Director will report directly to the General Manager at Knollwood Country Club

Job Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in health related field • Current personal training certification (ACSM, NASM, ACE, PTA Global, NFPT or NSCA) • Previous fitness operations/management/supervisory experience • Demonstrated marketing and sales experience • Previous managerial experience including budgeting (revenue generation, expense control), planning (strategic and operational) and the ability to develop and implement operational systems • Strong interpersonal skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Excellent customer service attitude and abilities • Professional, friendly manner • Enthusiastic, responsible, and dependable team player • Self-motivated, takes initiative • Well organized and detail oriented • Willingness to acquire new skills • Proficient with a PC/Windows environment • Advanced degree preferred

Scope of Work (includes, but is not limited to): • Work with the General Manager to create quarterly strategic sales plans • Achieve quarterly and yearly fitness revenue goals set forth by the company • Manage and motivate the fitness team to ensure budgeted sales goals are achieved or surpassed • Conduct weekly sales meetings and creating monthly performance reviews to recognize individual performance. • Maximize sales volume/personnel of all fitness related departments • Monitor performance, tracking and accountability of fitness staff • Assist with recruiting, interviewing and hiring fitness positions • Review and support of the Group Exercise program • Supervision, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training of fitness positions • Monitors performance, tracking and accountability of all fitness staff • Supervise the Kids Club Program • Ensures staff adheres to the corporate policies and procedures • Establishes and tracks goals for all fitness related sales activities • Facilitate the continuing education of the fitness personnel and provide support for appropriate certification.
• Insure exceptional customer service by staff through the development and implementation of training/staff incentive programs, and continuing education opportunities to improve department.

Departmental Management • Propose annual departmental business plan, which addresses major objectives, budgetary guidelines, staff development and facility improvements for the upcoming year. • Operate all fitness operations within established budgetary guidelines. • Manage the lead generation activities, referral programs, guerilla marketing, health fairs, strategic partnering, sales contests and sales inventory. • Monitors and drives activities relating to fitness related sales, EBITDA and retention. • Review and analyze on-going marketing promotions with General Manager. Suggest appropriate new marketing ideas.
• Conduct daily and monthly reconciliation of department budgets for all revenue and expenses. • Track member usage in all fitness areas and execute retention and revenue generating programs within the department. • Promote retention, value, continuing education and professional follow-up throughout the guest and member’s experience. • Communicate with the General Manager regarding daily and monthly club revenues and expenses; executing any necessary adjustments in the current monthly department budgets.

Facility Management • Ensure fitness equipment is properly maintained: coordinate with the Equipment Maintenance Director/provider to see that equipment is kept in immaculate condition.
• Research, propose and purchase new equipment as needed for the fitness center. • Oversee all safety related issues in the Club relating to members, guests and employee.

Program Planning, Promotion and Implementation • Execute and maintain an annual calendar of programs as part of the department’s business plan. • Accurate, timely completion and review of department programming proposals and evaluations with the General Manager. Proposals should include program information, a timeline for implementation, and a breakdown of revenues and expenses. • Create, organize, execute and evaluate ongoing programs as well as special events dealing with the health/fitness department (revenue generating and retention programs), and coordinate and/or partner with other departments. • Develop and introduce new services and programs on a regular basis. • Develop relationships with outside institutions to increase our visibility in the market. • Timely completion and development of club newsletter articles. • Market and promote all fitness programs and services with the goal of enhancing member participation in these events.

Professional Development • Keep current with research in exercise physiology and related areas of fitness. • Read monthly industry publications, which include Fitness Management, Club Business International (CBI), Club Industry and Athletic Business. • Keep current with programming trends in the fitness industry and keep the club on the leading edge with its fitness programming. • Attend any club sponsored developmental or educational seminars and programs. Continually strive to improve management skills. • Participation as an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, NSCA, IDEA or other appropriate professional organization. Stay current with all journals and publications within this organization (i.e. Medicine in Science in Sport and Exercise, IDEA Today, NSCA journal).

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter, 3 Letters of Recommendations (combination of employees and employers to : John Robinson, General Manager 16633 Baywood Lane Granger, IN 46530

Any questions about the position, call (574) 344-2504

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 Knollwood Country Club


John Robinson

 Closing Date

December 31, 2019

 $10.00 an hour

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TITLE: Recreation Intern (FLSA non-exempt) R 2.19

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities


Enrolled in a practicum/seminar class at a community college or university.

Student must have university or community college approval prior to beginning work at the Wheeling Park District.

Part-time experience working in a park district or recreation setting is preferred.


Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in pursuing a full-time career in the field of Recreation & Parks.

Complete formal application process including cover letter, resume and interview with the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities.

Students must provide own housing and transportation.


The Wheeling Park District offers internships for university students majoring in Parks & Recreation, or a related major. The program is designed to provide the intern with first-hand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment. Under the supervision and guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities the intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, programming, facility management and special events based on the interest of the intern and needs of the park district.


This position can expect a normal workweek of 40 hours per week.

The hours of work shall be designated by the immediate supervisor as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job.

Interns are required to work according to program/facility hours of operation. This may include being on duty whenever a need exists for their services.


-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work, and safety rules.

-Comply with all District/Department policies and procedures.

-Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements.

-Attend recreation staff meetings.

-Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.

-Prepare and submit reports as required by university program requirements.

-Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs, special events and assisting at various facilities.

-Work on a special project (Unplug at the Park) and any other projects as required by university program requirements.

-Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting.

-Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.

-Participates in required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Wheeling Park District.

-Develop a positive rapport with the Wheeling Community. Supports & exhibits the established organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Work as scheduled.


-Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

-Attends all meetings when appropriate.


$10.00 an hour


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 Wheeling Park District


Jennifer Sweeney

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.00-$20.00 DOQ

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Enjoy working outdoors? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Park Specialist/Grounds position. This is a skilled classification; which requires a greater technical knowledge, specialized skill set, or previous experience in park and general horticulture, maintenance, and operations. We offer a generous benefit package including low to no cost health insurance and dental insurance, IMRF retirement plan, wellness incentive and free facility memberships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operate and maintain various equipment; including but not limited to mowers, tractors, skid steers, and vehicles. Utilize a variety of hand and power tools and small engine equipment. Inspects, report, remedy, repair any hazards, damage, vandalism and unsafe conditions for any recreation facility that includes but is not limited to buildings, pavilions/shelters, parks, playgrounds, and courts. Perform preventative maintenance of District equipment, machinery,and various components of the District system. Rakes, gathers, loads, and hauls refuse and cuts vegetation from parks and recreational facilities in order to clean park grounds, structures and playing fields of trash and rubbish. General turf and landscape maintenance including but is not limited to trimming, pruning, planting, watering, mowing, weed control, restoration and fertilization. Apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides safely and in accordance with procedures. Perform manual labor. Demonstrates, supports, and enforce park district customer service standards. Safely operate district vehicles and equipment. Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license required. Specialized skill, knowledge, or trade skill regarding the maintenance and operation of landscape management, Illinois area plant identification and care, turf and athletic field maintenance and care. Ability and willingness to follow direction and work independently. Ability and willingness to work independently with little supervision, as a team member on a crew, and be able to direct the work of and oversee full-time, seasonal, or temporary staff. Pesticide Operations license required or the ability to certify within 6 months of hire.

Interested applicants should go to to apply. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Due to a recent promotion, the Village of Lincolnwood's Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible and enthusiastic applicants for the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation position.

The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, operation, development and supervision of the Department’s recreation programs, events, parks and facilities. This position oversees two full-time Recreation Supervisors and indirectly oversees all of the Department’s part-time and seasonal staff.

The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation coordinates and oversees the Village's Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Park Patrol team, playground inspection process, and seasonal brochure development process; working nights and weekends as needed for programs and special events.

This position serves under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation and may assume duties of the Director of Parks and Recreation in his/her absence.

The candidate’s education and experience shall include a Bachelor of Science Degree in parks and recreation, leisure services (or a related field) and three to five years professional recreation/parks management experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Some aquatics experience preferred, but not required. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) status preferred or must be secured within one year of employment.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated leader, be highly organized, and have the ability and mindset to: resolve differences and conflicts among staff members and with patrons, prioritize administrative projects and handle several projects at the same time, interpret technical procedures and government regulations, write reports and procedure manuals, effectively present information and respond to questions from stakeholders, and use a variety of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, RecTrac, E-Gov, and Laserfiche.

This position is classified as a full-time, exempt, non-union position. All applicants must be able to work 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and attend some Commission and Board meetings before and after normal business hours.

The Village provides a comprehensive benefit packaging including medical, dental, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension, ICMA-RC retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, and holiday time, Flex 125 plan, and more.

To review the complete job description, please visit

To apply, visit Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible, with a goal of the first round of interviews being complete prior to the end of December. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Village of Lincolnwood


Heather McFarland

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled