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 Salary Range: $43,434-$51,099

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Join our dynamic team because “We’re GREATT!” Winnetka Park District is committed to hiring individuals that possess our key core values.

GROWTH: Self-driven to find growth opportunities personally and professionally.

RESPECT: Show respect for ourselves, co-workers, the community and the environment we work in.

ENJOYMENT: Strive to find FUN is everything we do.

ACCOUNTABLE: Hold ourselves and other accountable for our actions and words.

TEAMWORK: Work as a team to achieve our goals together.

TENACITY: Passionate about the work we do.

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of special events, management and operations of seasonal lakefront facilities (three swimming beaches, a boat launch facility, and a dog beach), coordination of non-motorized boating activities including summer camp programs at the beach, and teen programming. This position will supervise part time and seasonal staff.

POSITION HOURS: Scheduling is generally Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Weekends, evenings, and holiday are required as programming dictates.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. A minimum of at least two years’ full time related experience preferred. Have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and public. Must demonstrate proven ability to create and implement programs/events. Proven success in training and leadership supervision with part time seasonal staff. A current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and be able to obtain the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification within 45 days of hire. Within six months of hire, applicant must obtain the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification through the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Medical Coverage• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Group Life Insurance • AFLAC Cancer Plan • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund• 457 Plan(s) • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

The Winnetka Park District serves over 14,500 residents and operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and driving range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party service and special events.

APPLY: Please complete the application at:

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 Winnetka Park District


John Shea

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20.00/hr - Depending on Qualifications

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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: Location: Cole Center Hours: 6:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday Salary: $20.00/hr. and up depending on qualifications

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of vehicle maintenance including light and medium duty trucks. Previous experience repairing and maintaining turf maintenance equipment including, mowers, weed whips, edgers, etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Skilled in electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment. Working knowledge of operating principles and standards of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems, and gasoline/diesel engines. Ability to accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate time for repair. Welding experience preferred. Proficient computer skills required with prior work order system experience highly desired. Must have a valid Illinois CDL Driver’s License. Must be willing and able to work overtime as job requires. Additionally, the successful candidate must supply their own hand tools and necessary tool boxes.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations or designee, the Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all motor vehicles such as trucks, cars, tractors, mowers, and all other mechanical equipment owned and operated by the District. Perform diagnostic analysis, preventative maintenance, and repair to fleet vehicles and equipment. Assist in ordering and maintaining records for parts inventory and supplies. Assist in ensuring adequate fuel, oil, and other equipment fluid supplies for the district. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 53,000-63,000 annually

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Since you like the great outdoors, how about a new challenge? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a Division Manager who will manage all parks and grounds maintenance work, special event equipment setup and special projects for those locations and schedule and manage assignments of work crews. We are the ninth largest Park District in the state of Illinois which includes over 1,500 acres, 90 parks, 63 playgrounds, multi-use trails, woodlands and restored prairies.

The preferred start date for this position is March 30, 2019. Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, work/life balance and IMRF.

Additional job information including duties, qualifications, physical demands and work environment can be found at Candidates may elect to submit their application and resume online or via USPS mail. Attn: Human Resources. 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

March 22, 2019

 $16.50 - $18.00 per hour

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APPLY TODAY! Visit us at – click on “Employment” under the “Quick Links” section. Please include Cover Letter and Resume by Monday, March 4, 2019

ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance II Facilities & Aquatic Systems position is responsible for a wide variety of maintenance tasks at the Park District’s facilities and Aquatic Centers. This is an at-will position. Responsibilities include: Repair electrical and plumbing systems as needed in timely manner, Keep electrical systems running at all times, Inspect & maintain all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, Assist with opening and closing outdoor aquatic center and spray playgrounds, Maintain pool operations in accordance with required Pool and Spa Codes, Conduct daily routine checks on facilities and aquatic systems, Assist mechanic when needed, Remove snow throughout Park District as needed, Attend educational programs related to building maintenance and construction, Report all unsafe conditions, Observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations, & Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be at least 18 years of age with prior experience in facility maintenance. Flexible hours during prime seasons is crucial. Must be CPO certified within one (1) year of hire date. Valid Illinois Driver’s License and own transportation required.

SCHUDULE & PAY: This is a full time, non-exempt position. Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday (October–April) and Tuesday through Saturday (May–September). Target hiring range is $16.50 - $18.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications.

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; 457 Plan/Defined Contribution Plan; Dental & Vision Coverage; Flexible Spending Accounts; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time; Pension/ Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF); Tuition Reimbursement; Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF); & Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits.

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

March 4, 2019

 $42,746 - $55,090

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The Graphic Communications Specialist is responsible for the layout, design, development and cataloging of all printed and graphic materials for the Park District.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, a combination of daytime, weeknight and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications. The employee shall be on call as required.


Designs and oversees production of all printed and graphic materials for the District using Mac-based graphic design and desktop publishing software

Prioritizes design production assignments in a timely manner to meet deadlines

Handles the entire production process for four seasonal program guides, including management and processing of ActiveNet data, layout and design of the pages and covers, writing articles (as needed), proofing page proofs, etc.

Oversees delivery of the program guide through a contracted delivery service.

Photographs District programs, activities, meetings, special events, projects and recognition events

Designs all display ads for newspaper and magazine advertising

Designs all social media graphics (as needed)

Works with sign companies and vendors to solicit bids on printing projects and handles all printing/production problems

Solicits bids on printing projects and handles all printing/production problems

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with members of the print media

Serves as a resource on the purchase and use of graphic design software and hardware

Designs logos, as needed, for T-shirts, special events, etc.

Designs and creates graphics and banners for websites, as needed

Develops, catalogs and maintains an up-to-date photo and video library for use by District staff

Collaborates with the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications to advance the Park District's positioning in the community

Implements a long-range strategic communications plan approved by the Executive Director and Department Directors

Participates actively in the Communications and Marketing Section of IPRA to stay informed of trends and developments in employee's area of responsibility

Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for applicable areas of responsibility

Assists in the development and implementation of the department's Comprehensive Plan

Prepares the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic/special reports

Assists with the display in Administrative Center's lobby display case

Creates photos and copy for the portable display boards, as needed

Prepares and distributes New Resident packets

Provides business cards and printed memo pads for staff

Provides communications-related orientation and training to staff

Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations

Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education


BA/BS in Graphic Design, Visual Communications or closely related field from an accredited college or university

Minimum of three to five years of demonstrated success in graphic design, desktop publishing or visual communications in a park and recreation agency

Online portfolio with case studies and samples of similar work

Advanced skills in writing, editing, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics.

Strong knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design, layout and print production

Strong knowledge of print media, digital photography and videography

Strong knowledge of paragraph styles and style sheets

Good knowledge of writing, editing and proofreading various types of promotional copy

Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration

Good knowledge of the principles of financial management

Ability to write, edit and proofread promotional copy

Ability to catalog and image documents, photos and other forms of media for District-wide use

Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public

Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees

Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government

Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications

Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy

Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers

Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work

Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing

Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction

Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations

Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English

Capacity to utilize advanced level computer skills in desktop publishing, graphic design, photo and imaging software

Capacity to utilize intermediate level computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications

Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality

Ability to pass the Park District's Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations


Please apply on the District's website:

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Anita Pacheco

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled