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 $14.50-$16.00 per hour

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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 Parks & Athletic Field Manager, Maintenance Level I Parks & Athletic Fields position’s primary responsibility is to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks within the District’s parks. This is an at-will position. Additional responsibilities include:  Mow & trim all athletic fields and other turf areas weekly during growing season.  Assist with layout, striping, and maintaining sports fields.  Assist with turf maintenance (aerating, seeding, sodding, and establishing new turf).  Responsible for weed control on athletic fields both infield and turn areas.  Repair damaged recreational items in field such as tennis court nets, basketball courts, soccer goals, playground equipment, and shelters.  Repair and perform preventive maintenance to playground equipment.  Assist with trash removal of all district parks.  Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout Park District as needed.  Perform preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc.  Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures.  Attend District-wide trainings as directed.  Comply with District’s dress code.  Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age and high school graduate or equivalent. Prior experience in parks maintenance or related field preferred. Ability to have flexible hours during prime seasons crucial. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and able to provide own transportation. SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm (40 hours per week). Target hiring range is $14.50 - $16.00 per hour, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

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

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

October 28, 2019

 Hiring range: $36,500-$40,000

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The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Regional Coordinator-Full Time Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred, related fields considered. Ability to develop recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Skilled group dynamics necessary to work with a diverse group of people both internally and externally. Must be an excellent communicator and leader. Computer and writing skills are essential. CPRP or CTRS must be obtained within the first year of employment. First Aid, CPR required or attained upon hiring. Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required. Strong swim skills and the ability to teach basic group swim lessons are desirable. Lifeguard certification/or ability to speak Spanish are a plus.

Summary: Plan, implement and evaluate year round recreation programs and budgets for assigned programs. Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and Saturday hours. Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.

Salary: Hiring range: $36,500-$40,000

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Hiring Manager: Cyndi Herendeen, CTRS Senior Manager of Recreation

To Apply: and follow the link to employment and volunteering. Please submit letter of interest and resume to

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Cyndi Herendeen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 - $75,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners

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The Calumet Memorial Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: November 15, 2019 Salary: $60,000 - $75,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners at the Calumet Memorial Park District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

• A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. • At least five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning. • Must possess the ability to carry out organizational restructuring, yet stay true to the mission and maintain the strength, identity, and traditions of the organization. • Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and high public visibility. • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management. • Experience in facility management from planning stages through day-to-day operations. • Knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent time-management and priority-setting skills. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma.

Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Calumet Memorial Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by January 6, 2020. The Calumet Memorial Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by November 15, 2019 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 current (dated) letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 professional references with complete names, addresses, phone numbers and emails. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to each question to one page. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 8) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee – Calumet Memorial Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

November 15, 2019

 $33,280 - $46,600

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Description: The Norridge Park District is seeking a Full-Time Recreation Supervisor. Responsibilities will include operational, programming and managerial processes for the Norridge Park District athletic and fitness programs and facilities. Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for a variety of programming for youth and adults. The District is looking for an effective manager with strong leadership skills, innovative and creative programming ideas, professionalism, highly motivated and capability to work in a team orientated environment.

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for the administration, management, supervision, recruitment, training and evaluation of the daily operations for the District’s Fitness Center, athletics, facilities, fields, courts and related programming for all ages. Additional duties include coordinating and assisting with various special events held by the department and marketing for all assigned areas. This position will also be responsible for providing various reports including financial, evaluation and analysis of programs.

Qualifications: The Recreation Supervisor must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation or closely related field and at least one year of experience in fitness or recreation programming - or in a position or organization of comparable scope - and in supervising part-time staff. Excellent written and verbal skills are required, as well as the ability to read, understand and communicate effectively. The most successful candidate will be highly organized and self-motivated with an excellent ability to prioritize tasks, manage staff and apply good judgment to all job duties. Candidate should have basic knowledge of general budgeting and invoicing. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits including IMRF pension.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with resume to Karyn Roth, at 4631 N. Overhill Ave., Norridge, IL 60706 or

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 Norridge Park District


Karyn Roth
(708) 457-1244

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 DOQ

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Job Title: Full-Time Communications & Marketing Associate

Closing Date: open until filled

Hours: Full-Time – 40 hours per week plus additional hours including attendance at community & special events as necessary

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: $40,000-$50,000 annual salary

Location: Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL



Under the direct supervision of the C&M Manager, the C&M Associate is responsible for the development and implementation of the district’s marketing plan to support and expand all programs, services and facilities. This individual will work alongside the C&M Manager & Graphics Manager to meet program and facility objectives through market analysis, target marketing and email/social media interaction. This individual will manage the continual development of the website and digital media outlets.


HE Parks is a gold-medal winning, distinguished, and CAPRA accredited agency, with multiple recreation centers, over 70 parks, two full sheets of ice, and two aquatic centers. HE Parks is currently seeking a creative, motivated, dynamic individual to communicate to and engage with community members regarding all that the district offers.


Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in marketing, public relations or related field. High School Diploma and Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Valid Driver’s License Required.

The Hoffman Estates Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to review the full job description and complete an online application through the jobs page on the District’s website:

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Eric Leninger
(847) 885-7500

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled