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 $20/hour (starting)

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JOB SUMMARY: Park Center Preschool has a staff of approximately 18 teachers and assistants, and a student body of approximately 100 children. The Assistant Director works closely with the Preschool Director in the planning and oversight of the programs, curriculum and administrative requirements. Supervises the day-to-day activities, troubleshoots issues and regularly interacts with parents, teachers and students. Manages all record keeping requirements and monitors compliance with all safety and regulatory standards. The role calls for an assistant director to be organized, detail -oriented with strong communication and interpersonal skills. The assistant director must express maturity in thought, work habits and responsibility, and have a positive approach to working with young children and parents.

• Minimum: 21 years of age with an Associate’s degree and minimum of 21 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in courses directly related to early childhood education and/or child development (birth-age 6); Require 3 semester hours of college credit or 3 points of credential approved training in administration, leadership or management. Bachelor’s degree is preferred • Experience: Minimum of 2 years (3120 hours) experience in preschool, kindergarten or licensed day care facility; • Preference is given to applicants with preschool experience in a classroom setting and prior supervisory experience.

Other Considerations and Requirements: • Must provide 3 written character references and completion of a satisfactory background check. • Upon hire, must complete 6 hours of approved training on working with children with disabilities, Mandated Reporter on line training, medical exam every 2 years with TB test and up to date vaccination for TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) and 15 hours of annual in-service training.
• Maintain and/or obtain certifications in Food Sanitation, CPR, AED, Child Heimlich Maneuver, First Aid and EpiPen training upon hire. Must also register with Gateways upon hire.

• Year-round position is available immediately • Hours: Preschool is open 7am-6pm, specific work hours will vary. • Starting at $20/ hour • The Glenview Park District offers this position paid time off, group medical insurance, use of park district facilities and participation in the IMRF pension plan.

APPLY ONLINE! Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the homepage. If interested, please apply early! Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately!

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 Glenview Park District


Jill Bruns

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000 – $60,000 (commensurate with qualifications)

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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for managing and operating the early childhood pre-school, programs, and summer camps. Program areas include pre-school and pre-school programming, parent/tot programs, and kindergarten enrichment. Direct supervisory responsibility for several dozen part-time employees. Other responsibilities include: Plans, organizes, and manages early childhood programs, summer camps, and some special events to meet the needs of the community. Maintains accurate and current financial & program records and interprets for future planning. Carry out the philosophy of the District regarding early childhood and recreation programming. Responsible for purchasing, ordering and coordinating program supplies and equipment for assigned programs. Engages the marketing function to effectively achieve business goals. Responsible for the implementation of all District policies and development of operational procedures to ensure smooth administration of area of responsibility. Uses knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act to consider request for accommodation. Ensures compliance and consistency through audits and control measures. Prepare annual budget including fee recommendations for areas of responsibility and supervise expenditure of funds once approved by the Board of Park Commissioners. Knowledge of and ability to apply current education practices and learning theories. Ability to develop age-appropriate curriculum and manage staff in effective delivery. Significant ability to establish and maintain positive parent relationships. Knowledge of necessary licensing regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or related field required and at least three years of relevant experience. Prior supervisory experience and valid Illinois driver’s license required.

TARGET HIRING RANGE: $48,000 – $60,000 (commensurate with qualifications) This position is full time, working regular weekends as well as evenings as necessary.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Tuition Reimbursement • Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY ONLINE: Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

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 Glenview Park District


Jill Bruns

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hourly rate starts at $18.60 ($38,700 annually)

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The Park Specialist II is responsible for performing general park maintenance duties throughout the District with an emphasis on mowing.

JOB SUMMARY • Supervise 2-4 seasonal staff members • Mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing • Tree removal • Herbicide applications • Trash removal • Athletic field maintenance • Parking lot repairs • Special events • Snow removal

QUALIFICATIONS • Prior experience in leading a mowing crew, park maintenance, landscaping, and equipment operation/repair preferred • Obtain a valid Illinois Pesticide Operator’s license, CPR/AED certification and Illinois CDL “C” license upon employment

HOURS Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm with overtime available

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Dan Payne

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Are you an experienced marketer with an eye for design and a heart of gold? Would you love to have the benefits of a government job with the feel-good work of a nonprofit? Then SEASPAR is the place for you!

SEASPAR (the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation) is a special recreation association providing year-round recreational programs and services to residents with disabilities in the following communities in Illinois: Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Western Springs, Westmont, and Woodridge. SEASPAR offers year-round programming for all ages and all disabilities, including: weekly social, artistic, cultural, and fitness programs; special events and trips; Special Olympics training; adapted sports; the Wonders Multi-Sensory Room; and much more!

SEASPAR is currently seeking an energetic, creative, and flexible candidate for our Marketing Coordinator position, which is responsible for developing and overseeing all activities related to the promotion and awareness of SEASPAR programs and services.

Please apply on the SEASPAR website. (Please note: As this is a position that requires design skills and attention to detail, resumés and cover letters that are poorly designed or contain errors will not be considered. Be sure to include any volunteer work in your resumé. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 22.)


Develop, oversee, and implement public awareness/marketing strategies.

Analyze effectiveness of public awareness/marketing strategies and adjust as necessary.

Maintain and implement SEASPAR’s Integrated Marketing Plan.

Develop, maintain, and implement SEASPAR’s Editorial and Graphic Style guide.

Coordinate the purchasing of marketing materials and services including being the liaison with vendors, writing specifications and securing quotes, troubleshooting, and following through on proofs, printing, and delivery.

Develop and manage the marketing and printing budgets and expenditures.

Oversee the planning, production, and delivery of the SEASPAR’s seasonal program guides, including development of the guides in-house using Adobe Creative Suite.

Manage the production and distribution of the SEASPAR’s Annual Report, including development of the report in-house using Adobe Creative Suite.

Develop and maintain general information and special program brochures and other marketing materials (flyers, trifolds, banners, etc.) as needed.

Manage the production of stationary (letterhead, envelopes, etc.) and staff business cards.

Develop and distribute all press releases, public service announcements, and paid advertisements. Create ad layouts in-house using Adobe Creative Suite.

Initiate and maintain working relationships with the media.

Oversee the development and maintenance of SEASPAR’s website using content management software (WordPress) to administer changes; manage the online registration interface in RecTrac.

Perform search engine optimization activities, and develop and manage search engine marketing campaigns (e.g., Google Ads).

Produce and send electronic newsletters using email marketing software (Constant Contact); manage the email list.

Manage SEASPAR’s presence on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, and LinkedIn; develop and manage paid social media advertising campaigns.

Work cooperatively with member entities in publicizing SEASPAR services via their seasonal program guides, newsletters, and other opportunities.

Chair SEASPAR’s Outreach Committee and coordinate opportunities to promote SEASPAR through member entity events, community events, school/transition fairs, employment fairs, and other events.

Publicize SEASPAR activities through community resources such as newsletters, marquee signs, libraries, electronic bulletin boards, cable TV calendar, etc.

Maintain cameras, and photograph and video library.

Take photographs at programs and events, and edit photos as needed for print and digital use.

Take videos at programs and events, and develop polished videos for digital use and presentations.

Maintain and update digital signage, display board, display cases, banners, signage, and other display equipment and materials.

Assist staff with development of materials (packets, flyers, presentations) to expand relationships with community contacts and potential supporters and participants.

Assist staff with fundraising and donor acquisition and recognition.

Submit and update information for resource directories.

Assist with SEASPAR events and other community events as appropriate and necessary.

Perform additional duties related to the position as assigned.

Assist in maintaining the agency safety program.

Work Schedule and Location

The typical hours for the Marketing Coordinator are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. However, attendance at evening and weekend programs and events is frequent and required. This position’s primary workplace is located at SEASPAR’s remote site at the Darien Sportsplex. Frequent travel between the primary workplace and the main SEASPAR office in Downers Grove is required.

Required Education and Experience

The Marketing Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, or other related field. The Marketing Coordinator must have a minimum of two years of successful full-time experience in public relations or marketing.

Worker Traits

The knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts.

Sound communication skills and ability to present ideas in a concise verbal and visual manner.

Clear and concise writing skills with a thorough knowledge of English language usage.

The ability to carry out instructions effectively and efficiently and organize workload to meet production deadlines in a timely and punctual manner.

The ability to work independently, solve problems, and convey a positive attitude to others.

Experience working with the media and ability to effectively disseminate information via print, broadcast, and electronic communication.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and other related software.

Experience updating/maintaining websites using content management system (WordPress).

Experience developing, scheduling, and posting content to organizational social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

Experience developing and designing content for email marketing (Constant Contact).

The ability to interact with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing member entities, and other community agencies and organizations.

The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility.

Essential Functions

Must be able to sit 70% of the workday. Must be able to carry supplies up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the workday.

Condition of Employment

The Marketing Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and pass the pre-placement physical.


In exchange for your time and talent, this position offers competitive compensation with a starting salary of $48,500-$60,500 based on experience and qualifications, in addition to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan, medical and dependent flexible spending account, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), and tuition reimbursement.

To Apply

Please apply on the SEASPAR website.

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Morgan Mason

 Closing Date

July 22, 2019

 $40,000 - $48,000 DOE

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The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the programming and administration of assigned areas of recreation. The primary duties are to coordinate adult and youth related athletic programs, including summer softball, affiliate groups, and gymnastics. The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time employee whose work week may exceed 40 hours a week and include evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field from an accredited college or university, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. A valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License with no license revocation of suspensions within the last three years. CPR. AED, and First Aid Certification required, however will train.

Essential Functions: Complete programming for areas under your supervision from ideas to program evaluation.Prepare annual goals and objectives relative to your programs.Maintain required departmental records and records of programs and class participation statistics. Evaluate/survey all programs/participants within your assigned area.Familiarization with equipment used in your assigned area. Lead or assist with Recreation Department special events as needed. Prepare and monitor the budget for areas under your supervision. Maintain internal cash controls and appropriate accounting procedures.Prepare bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Superintendent of Recreation. Hire and train part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff under your supervision. Provide direction, leadership and motivation to staff under your supervision. To include conducting and managing the annual and/or seasonal performance review process.Prepare and monitor scheduling and payroll for your staff. Establish and nurture communication with outside resources valuable to your programming; including public and private organizations. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgement.Act as a liaison with community groups and make presentations as requested.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled