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 $51,168 - $63,960

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This is a full-time position responsible for the coordination and execution of a comprehensive public information and marketing program for the Belvidere Park District.

Applicants must be positive, organized, have an excellent work ethic, and be able to effectively direct and manage a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills.


• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or closely related field from an accredited college or university program required. • Three years of direct experience in marketing and special events required. • Previous experience in marketing recreation programs a plus. • Supervisory experience preferred. • Knowledge of principles, practices and objectives marketing and promotion including website and social media. • Develop and implement marketing plans that focus on brand management to build a strong image that moves people to register for programs, use open space, or build relationships within the community that promote healthy living. • Coordinate the planning, organizing, disseminating and maintaining of public information for all programs and events through communication media including but not limited to (i.e., website, email blast, social media, TV, radio, newspaper, other print media, etc.) on a concise and timely basis. • Design and coordinate the production of seasonal brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, banners, postcards, dasher boards, table tents, certificates, press releases, newspaper advertisements, news media, miscellaneous brochures, other printed material, along with Park District web site and electronic signboard. • Develop outreach methods to Hispanic community in coordination with Recreation and Administrative staff. • Develop advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the seasonal brochures, programs, events and various festivals. • Develop a way to evaluate the effectiveness of the Park District marketing promotions in general. • Develop and maintain sponsorship agreements with area businesses by prospecting, cold calling and giving presentations. • Valid Illinois driver’s license & good driving record required. • Successful criminal background check.

This is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Superintendent of Recreation. The starting salary range for this position is $51,168-$63,960 annually. This position includes an excellent benefits package.

Please complete an on-line application and attach your letter of interest and resume at by September 15, 2019. JOB ID 415

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick

 Closing Date

September 15, 2019


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Sunset Facility Manager/Fitness Supervisor

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Sunset Facility Manager/Fitness Supervisor is responsible for the planning, coordinating and supervision of all operational and program functions for the Sunset Community Center and operations of the fitness/health-wellness programs.

Supervisor: The Sunset Facility Manager/Fitness Supervisor reports to the Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Graduate of a college or university with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation administration or closely related field; three years full time experience in public recreation facility management; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Certification by a professional association and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable.

Hours: The Sunset Facility Manager/Fitness Supervisor shall have varying hours due to programs, special events and facility operating hours. Due to the varying nature of the work, evening and weekend hours of duty are expected.

Essential Functions: Administration: 1. Maintain accurate and current records including personnel, payroll, daily attendance, daily receipts, memberships, registration, inventory and schedules, and other miscellaneous statistics as necessary for the operation and management of the facility, fitness center, and custodial staff.

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of services provided at the facility and make recommendations on modifications of existing services and the introduction of new services.

  2. Prepare annual and special reports in relationship to all facilities and fitness program area.

  3. Implement operating procedures established by the Superintendent of Recreation, Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners.

  4. Oversee the building and counter operations during operating hours in accordance with the policies established by the Superintendent of Recreation, Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners.

  5. Oversee the completion of all front counter responsibilities including computer work, filing and inventory of supplies.

  6. Review and recommend the need for replacement of all equipment.

  7. Oversee and schedule all rentals throughout Sunset Community Center.

  8. Oversee all matters related to fitness programming including staffing, scheduling, training, implementation of new programs, and human resource responsibilities.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Finance: 1. Prepare and administer the annual budget for the Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center. Authorization of budget and expense is through the Superintendent of Recreation.

Communications: 1. Inform the Superintendent of Recreation and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  1. Establish internal communication of the staff throughout facility.

  2. Plan and conduct a promotional program at each of the facility and publicize through different media sources.

  3. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, public agencies and community organizations.

Personnel: 1. Recruit, hire, train and evaluate all full-time and part-time personnel for the Sunset Racquetball & Fitness Center.

  1. Supervise the Sunset Customer Service Manager, custodians, fitness staff, and front counter staff.

  2. Assist with preparation of work schedules of all full-time and part-time personnel.

  3. Conduct staff meetings and/or in-service training programs on a regular basis.

Planning: 1. Maintain an adequate inventory of all supplies needed at the facility including maintenance supplies.

  1. Recommend repairs or replacement of facility equipment and arranges for repairs of facility with Superintendent of Recreation.

  2. Maintain an awareness of current trends in fitness to be incorporated as a part of the comprehensive plan of the Park District.

Safety Program: 1. Implement facility safety code and preventive maintenance program for the facility equipment.

  1. Understand the Park District safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

  2. The Sunset Facility Manager may be designated as Safety Committee Co-Coordinator. In addition to this job description, this employee must adhere to the Safety Coordinator Job Description located in the Safety Manual, Section 5.01.

Marginal Functions: 1. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

  1. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations: 1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and employees.

  1. The Sunset Facility Manager/Fitness Supervisor must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  2. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

  3. The Sunset Facility Manager must exhibit good computer skills in order to perform all duties efficiently and effectively

Please email resume to Nicole Vickers:

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 Geneva Park District


Nicole Vickers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17/hr + DOQ

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Lisle Park District is looking for a full-time Parks Specialist to join our Parks Department.

Please apply online at

Job duties include the following (and other duties as assigned):

Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grasses and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites. Assists with the construction and maintenance of athletic fields. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs. Plows and removes snow and ice as required. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees.

Requirements: - Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. Additional course work in horticulture or landscaping preferred. - Minimum of 2 years related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping. - Valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record. - Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally.

Pay rate is based on years of experience and skills. This is a full-time position offering health insurance, paid time off, IMRF pension and facility benefits.

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 Lisle Park District


Scott Hamilton

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Riverside Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a unique, 6-month paid internship opportunity to individuals interested in expending their expertise in a recreation setting. The Riverside Parks & Recreation department is a small, close-knit group of individuals. Each staff member in this department has a big heart and the desire to provide opportunities to continue to better the community. Working with this small department offers the opportunity to see and work in all facets of recreation. The Village of Riverside is a town of approximately 9,000 residents and the Recreation Department is responsible for most town wide programs and special events.

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals committed to being a part of our hard-working team. Interns will learn what goes into the planning and execution of special events, assist in a recreation office setting, support youth programming such as Summer Camp, Before & After School, and youth classes, and much more. Responsibilities will change seasonally, and there are some nights, weekends, and early mornings based on the special events as is the nature of Recreation.

Interns should expect to work 20-30 hours per week. Interns will assume responsibility in many areas of daily operations, including (but not limited to) staff supervision, customer service, youth and adult programming, special event planning & implementation, administrative duties, and assistance with the Before & After School program. Preferred qualities applicable to this position include:

• Highly Motivated

• Able to manage and lead multiple projects at once

• Energetic

• Goal Oriented

• Highly skilled in written and oral communication

• Team Player

• Highly skilled in Microsoft office, including Word & Excel

• Experience working in youth camp, school, or before & after school setting

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and exemplary driving record. Candidates must be CPR/AED certified or willing to attend and complete training provided by the Recreation Department.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply at and complete the on-line application under the Departments tab/Parks & Recreation/General Information/Employment Opportunities. Contact Annie Hanrahan, Program Coordinator, with questions.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Annie Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Bachelor’s degree preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. NCTRC eligibility desired. Related experience will be considered. Must have the ability and knowledge to plan, supervise, implement, and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs. Must demonstrate leadership skills and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required. First Aid, CPR is required or attainable upon employment. Pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol test required.


The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. The position is full-time, but hours must be flexible to accommodate evening, weekend and overnight programs. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for approximately 20-30 hours of leading programs per week and to supervise 3-4 special events each season. Programs run seasonally for 26-28 weeks of the year. The remainder of time is dedicated to program planning, miscellaneous programs, development and trips. Driving is essential to the position. Recreation Specialist is required to transport self to programs they supervise or staff. Also, must be trained to drive SSSRA vehicles for transportation of participants, equipment and other program needs.


  1. Supervise, plan, implement, lead and evaluate weekly programs, day camps, cooperative programs, special events, away trips, and occasionally Inclusion programs.

  2. Provide supervision and care of individuals, including behavior management, dispensing medication, and assistance in daily self-care.

  3. Professionally communicate with parents, guardians, co-workers, outside agencies, and other professionals.

  4. Provide direct oversight of the Drama Club program.

  5. Plan for and coordinate the Day Trippers, Young Adult Social Club and Saturday Night Social Club programs. Planning consists of creating seasonal calendars, purchasing tickets, gathering supplies, and supervising/overseeing the programs.

  6. Plan for and coordinate overnight camps. Planning consists of developing an agenda/calendar, packing lists, overnight
    forms, and medication distribution records. Information is then provided to participants, families, & part-time staff.

  7. Present information at the Annual Safety Training and Seasonal Staff Meetings of part-time staff and volunteers.

  8. Write and prepare routine and special reports for the monthly Board packet.

  9. Provide pertinent program information to the Public Relations Manager for flyers, brochures and news releases.

  10. Participate in agency fundraising events and promotion of SSSRA through public relations activities.

  11. To be available by cell phone, in accordance with the Association’s Cellular Phone Usage Policy, when you are responsible for a particular program, even if the program occurs outside of your regular business hours.

  12. To prepare and manage program related budget line items.

  13. All other duties deemed necessary by the supervising Manager, Superintendent or Executive Director.

Safety Duties:

To actively support the safety program by obeying and enforcing safety guidelines and procedures; To practice safety and risk management in daily work; To promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor; To ensure the timely and accurate completion of incident reports.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting: intermittent 20-25 hrs/week (desk & vehicle); Crouching: to lift participant or equipment up to 300 pounds, with assistance of other staff; Lifting: participants in and out of wheelchairs, supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs.; Transportation: ability to get to and from programs and office, provide other transportation for participants; Participation: ability to actively participate in program activities 20-30 hrs/week i.e. swim, bowl, sports, music, day camp.

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 South Suburban Special Recreation Association


Lisa Drzewiecki

 Closing Date

September 6, 2019