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IT Manager Full Time

Are you an IT professional seeking a full-time work schedule and a variety of responsibilities? Our IT Manager role is an integral position within the Finance Department at the Deerfield Park District. It will allow you the opportunity to showcase and implement your technical knowledge and work within a fun, mission-based organization. The role requires an energetic, collaborative individual who works independently and enjoys making a positive impact on all District departments.  Applicants looking to work in a unique environment where you can make a daily difference in the District should apply!   

Who are we?
The Deerfield Park District was formed in 1951 with a mission to provide outstanding parks, services, facilities, and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living, and provide memorable experiences. The District serves over 18,000 residents and has over 25 parks and facilities with 250 year-round staff and over 500 seasonally.  Additionally, the District is an IAPD/IPRA Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency and a two-time National Gold Medal Finalist in the last two years. The District maintains a Aaa credit rating, has a flexible workweek and commuter program, and is conveniently located in downtown Deerfield with easy access to major highways and Metra.

What is the opportunity?
The IT Manager is responsible for the planning and operation of District-wide network, hardware, software, cyber security and communication systems.  
What qualifications are needed?
A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology, or equivalent experience
Minimum of five years of related experience
Knowledge of current and legacy systems used by the District, including Vermont Systems RecTrac, Tyler Incode, experience with cloud computing migrations and full Microsoft 365 suite.  Experience with Fortinet & Meraki network infrastructure, a plus.  
Key responsibilities include:
  • Installs and maintains all software and operating systems, including licensing requirements and regular updates. 
  • Designs & maintains secure local and wide area network including all switches, routers, file servers, cabling.  Monitors and coordinates access to District operated networks.
  • Designs & monitors data security methods including user access and identity management, data backups, disaster recovery and appropriate use policies.
  • Manages the District’s internet service providers (SD-WAN), voice services, and 5G wireless providers, including contract terms.
  • Coordinates service and maintenance of all hardware components including contracts for third party services, and logging and resolving incidents.
  • Coordinates system processing schedules with registration, recreation, facility and marketing staff to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Designs and manages video surveillance and security systems, and coordinates installation of security systems via third party contractors.
  • Supports the Finance/Accounting Department as needed.
  • Conducts training of staff.
Scheduling, pay and benefits
The IT Manger is a full-time exempt position. 
Targeted hiring range is $90,000 - $100,000 based on qualifications & experience.
This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, health insurance opt-out incentive, IMRF pension, paid time off, wellness incentive program, and discounts on District programs.
Position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. 

A full job description will be provided during the interview process.

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 Deerfield Park District


Shannon Heidkamp

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and supervising special events, programs, and services, including but not limited to: The Vine Street Market, monthly Downtown District Events, and coordinating events located at the Performing Arts Stage in Community Park. Duties include arranging all entertainment and vendors, overseeing volunteers, administering contracts and agreements, promoting and marketing the events, staffing and obtaining in-kind sponsorships and donations.  This position will also act as a liaison between local community groups and the Parks and Recreation department.

Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation and manages part-time seasonal staff.  Also coordinates with the maintenance staff.

  • Provide administrative support, information, and direction to employees, the public, and other departments regarding city special event activities such as the Vine Street Farmers Market, Downtown District events, and Performing Arts Stage events.
  • Represent the department on citywide committees.
  • Develop and administer on-going marketing plans and strategies to promote events and activities of the city.
  • Prepare annual budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses for applicable program areas.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll and submit it to the Parks and Recreation Director on a timely basis.
  • Provide seasonal program guide information and publicity materials.
  • Work closely and collaboratively as a team with all city departments and the Downtown District.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time employees.
  • Perform the job safely and in compliance with city policies, procedures, safety rules, and the employee handbook.

  • Provide orientation and training to staff.
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops to improve knowledge and for continuing education.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of safe food handling, CPR, and first aid.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of the Parks and Recreation administration.
  • Ability to cooperate with and interpret city philosophies in relation to governmental, public/private groups and agencies, and to the general public.
  • 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 from the Superintendent of Recreation.
  • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, lift, and pull up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.

  • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field from an accredited university, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.

  • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, a combination of evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Superintendent of Recreation.
  • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists.
  • Employee shall be on call as needed.

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage along with life insurance.
  • Pension plan (IMRF and IMRF Voluntary Contribution).
  • Paid holidays, vacations, sick, and personal days.

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 City of O'Fallon Parks & Recreation Dept.


Patrick Christensen

 Closing Date

April 25, 2024

 $15.689 – 20.090/Hour

 *Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range. Scheduled Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm (Varies between)

Under the direction of the Recreation Program Coordinator and/or their designee, this position is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with all policies and procedures. The Assistant Preschool Teacher will be responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing a program to teach young children. They must ensure the development and safety of these children in accordance with policies. The Assistant Preschool Teacher will be respectful of children, parents, and co-workers to ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. Failure to provide adequate services may place children at risk. They will provide basic preschool instruction; including assisting in the planning and leading of games, small group projects and innovative activities for these children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (Specific assignment may include some or all of the following):
● Assist in the develop and implementation of a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children: o Assist in planning and implementation of educational activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social o To supervise and conduct group activities and participants in the temporary absence of the Lead Teacher as needed. o Attend to the needs of the children in the program. o Supervise the use of equipment and activities o Ensure equipment and the facility is clean, well maintained and safe at all times o Provide to the weekly and monthly schedules of activities o Ensure culturally appropriate programs and activities are held in accordance with policy and procedure. o Assist in facilitating activities that introduce math and literacy concepts o Enforce policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies o Be familiar with emergency procedures o Assist in meal service

● Supervise children in the Pre-school: o Ensure children are supervised at all times o Ensure teacher/student ratios are always appropriate o Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and small group activities o Build children’s esteem in an appropriate manner o Comfort children in an appropriate manner o Establish routines and provide positive guidance to the children o To report and accidents/injury safety concerns immediately to direct supervisor o Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable o Implement positive discipline when required o Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand o Observe children and make note of progress o Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner o Assist in and lead indoor and outdoor recreational and educational activities. o Possess good judgment, emotional maturity, decision making skills, and willingness to accept responsibilities. o Provide personal care or support in personal care/diapering to participants enrolled in programs.

● Communicate with parents and members of the community: o Discuss children’s development with parents or guardians o Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate o Participate in community activities o Promote literacy and early education with parents and guardians o Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress o Ability to greet the public/families in a courteous manner and engage in good communications skills.

● Maintain program administration: o Assist in the development and maintain current, accurate and confidential client files o o Complete student observations by appropriate deadline as directed by your supervisor. o Keeping supervisor informed of material and supplies necessary to conduct programs o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and the public. o Required to attend staff meetings, training sessions and workshops when directed o Comply with Gateways continuing education requirements

● Perform other related duties as required

Assist in the maintenance of records and the completion of reports. Conduct regular safety checks and report any problems immediately to your supervisor. Assist with set up and clean up of program rooms (moving tables, chairs, equipment and supplies)

High School Diploma Required or GED

Experience in an educational and/or recreational setting encompassing a customer service background is preferred, and any combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Experience in Child Care / Child Development / Education Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in the following areas:

o Knowledge of computer programs, including Word, Excel and Internet. o Ability to read staff manuals, memoranda, and attendance sheets. o Ability to complete attendance sheets, accident reports, incident reports and behavior reports using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, and style. o Ability to give verbal direction to subordinates, communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, citizens, and the public as well as other employees; speaking extemporaneously. o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public, to greet the public in a courteous manner and good communication skills. o Ability to attend staff meetings, training sessions and workshops, when requested.

CPR, AED and First Aid or obtain within six months of employment

Ability to work primarily indoors and is occasionally subject to outdoor environmental conditions – no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes. The employee performs tasks outdoors related to recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold.

Employee should have the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, in addition to the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Have the ability to lift, reach handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of the object by the eye.

There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.

Occasional heavy lifting of program equipment may be necessary. (Ability to lift a child (up to 50 lbs) when necessary). The worker is subject to prolonged standing while conducting programs. Environmental conditions (physical surroundings) usually associated with this classification: includes recreation centers, gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, kitchens, swimming pools, athletic fields, parks, playgrounds, office space, conference rooms, beaches, and field trip sites. Classroom includes a variety of animals which must be maintained as part of each classroom science area. Environmental conditions (hazards) usually associated with this classification: the worker is subject to inside environmental conditions approximately 75% of the time and outside work 25% of the time, no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes.

Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this type of work: pen, pencil, ruler, blueprints, charts, contracts, diagrams, directives, documents, forms, manuals, publications, reference books, schedules, and specifications. Art/craft supplies, sports equipment, games and toys appropriate for preschool age children.

Work is performed under the general direction/supervision of the Recreation Program Coordinator/Preschool Director and/or their designee (Lead Teacher and Lead Supervisor). Assignments may vary from season to season and day to day. Assignments can be either verbal or written, with the employee determining proper procedure and work methods and is responsible for completing the work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communication, meetings and feedback from supervisors and other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules, regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.

The employee will have contact with the general public in city-owned buildings. The employee may need to respond to questions and complaints and provide general direction to the public; the employee has regular contact with other City employees in order to share information and complete work assignments. ____________________________________________________________________________Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check. 

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance 

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 City of Evanston


 Closing Date

April 24, 2024

 $54,000 - $65,000

The Facility Trades Specialist II is responsible to the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance. The Facility Trades Specialist II is responsible for providing quality building maintenance, support services, snow removal at facilities including the Takiff Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, and Glencoe Swimming/Boating Beach and all other park sites with applicable work.
The Facility Trades Specialist II shall oversee the physical plant operation, condition and maintenance of the above listed facilities. Furthermore, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall coordinate with Recreation Department staff to manage program support, room setup, and seasonal transitions. In addition to the facility responsibilities, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete duties in customer relations as they relate to their specific areas of responsibility.
Lastly, the Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete all other duties as assigned.
A minimum of an associate’s degree or the equivalent of technical school degree or work experience in a skilled construction trade and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Professional experience in HVAC, Electrical or Plumbing trades preferred.
The Facility Trades Specialist must be a self-starter who recognizes and recommends necessary repairs and maintenance.  They must have the ability to work independently or with other team members and complete maintenance, repairs, construction and custodial work under minimal supervision.
Due to the public nature of the work environment, the individual should have appropriate public relation skills and be courteous to the public at all times.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Preferred is a working knowledge or, three to five years’ experience in, and the ability to perform at least three of the following skills: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, general facility maintenance, as well as the use of tools and machinery for a variety of projects and repairs.
The Facility Trades Specialist II shall complete building and equipment repairs and general improvements within the Takiff Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, Glencoe Swimming/Boating Beach, and all other park sites with applicable work.
The Facility Trades Specialist II assists with the daily operations of the Facility Maintenance Division, and communicates with the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance on a daily basis.
Lastly, the Facility Trades Specialist II works in coordination with the Parks Department as needed.
All full-time employees must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for the by the Glencoe Park District. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. An AED/CPR certification is required within six months of employment.
It is essential to the successful performance of the position that the Facility Trades Specialist II be readily accessible via cell phone (provided by the Glencoe Park District). 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Department Administration

  • Directly responsible to the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance for the daily operation of the Facilities Maintenance Department
  • Oversee and perform repairs on plumbing and electrical systems and mechanical equipment at the Takiff Community Center, Weinberg Family Recreation Center, and Lakefront Beach facilities
  • Assist with the coordination of contractor work, repairs and renovations at all facilities
  • Perform routine inspections and maintenance of equipment and facility machinery such as boilers, furnaces, compressors, blowers, fans, pumps, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Report need of replacement, repair or renovation of equipment, machinery, and adjacent grounds at all facilities
  • Responsible for inventory and replenishment of building maintenance and custodial supplies
  • Assist with the daily oversight of custodial duties at each facility as needed. and complete custodial duties as directed when custodial staff is absent
  • Oversee the logistical support for special events at all facilities
Personnel Management
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships among all staff
  • Work closely with Facility Trades Specialist I on a routine basis
Project & Contractor Management
  • Assist with oversight of district wide maintenance contracts as assigned
  • In the absence of the Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance provide staff direction
Records and Reports             
  • Keep necessary records as required and submit to Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance when requested
  • Use computer for inspection-related software if applicable
Safety and Risk Management
  • Read, understand, and enforce the Park District’s “General Safety Rules” and “Safety Policy Statement”
  • Actively support established safety program to control and reduce the frequency and severity of accidents
  • Review and summarize incidents and reports relating to health, safety and loss control policies and procedures
  • Must be comfortable working at heights/roofs and adjacent to deep water
  • Use provided safety equipment on all jobs as needed
  • Observe and report all unsafe practices and conditions that might result in an acciden
Public Relations
  • Meet with residents/facility users to address requests, concerns, and complaints regarding area of responsibility
Physical Requirements
  • Standing: to perform facility repairs, conduct routine maintenance inspections
  • Sitting: to fill out checklists, to make phone calls, to complete department correspondence
  • Manual dexterity: use hands and/or fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls with a high degree of skill and accuracy
  • Reaching/Pulling/Pushing: to move maintenance car, table and chair racks, audio/visual equipment, cleaning supplies, dolly, mop and bucket, vacuum, broom,
  • Lifting: tables, chairs, tools, tool boxes/bags, equipment, cleaning supplies garbage, boxes, various apparatuses
  • Bending: to pick up tables, chairs, tools, tool boxes/bags, equipment, cleaning supplies garbage, boxes, various apparatuses, debris,
  • Driving: from facility to facility, complete snow removal, pick up or move facility equipment and supply needs
  • Walking: from room to room, facility to facility, to/from garage or adjacent grounds around each facility
  • Talking/Hearing: when communicating with staff, vendors, and the public
Physical Demands
The considerations described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee performing the essential functions of the Facility Trades Specialist II position successfully.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Work requires lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Psychological Demands
To be successful, an individual must be customer service-oriented and be able to deal with patrons with various needs.  Work has the potential to deal with angry customers.
Work Environment
Work takes place in both indoor and outdoor conditions.  While performing the duties of Facility Trades Specialist II, the individual may be exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Due to the very nature of Park District programming, evening, weekend, and some holiday hours are to be expected and it is likely that the work week may exceed 40 hours. Example of an 8-hour work day would be 7:00am to 3:30 pm with a half hour for lunch.
The Assistant Director of Parks and Maintenance, Director of Parks and Planning and/or Executive Director may also ask the Facility Trades Specialist II to perform assignments not in this job description.  This job description is subject to periodic review and revision.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday March 22, 2024 at 5:00 PM
To be considered for the Facility Trades Specialist II position, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before the closing date. No phone calls or emails, please. 

Glencoe Park District is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 Glencoe Park District


Matt Walker

 Closing Date

May 03, 2024

 $45,000 - $55,000

Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Community Relations Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of the Recreation Department, including registration, rentals, facility scheduling, and customer service. Leading a team, this role manages staff and volunteers, coordinates special events, and fosters community outreach efforts. With a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Supervisor ensures efficient operations, maintains positive relationships with patrons, community partners, and staff and upholds safety standards, embodying a commitment to providing exceptional programs and services to the community.  
Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, tourism, public policy, or related field; experience in using RecTrac 3.1, customer service, events and community outreach.  One year or more office management experience in a customer service setting, with thorough cash handling experience is preferred. Knowledge of database systems and word processing is essential with expert writing, typing, and office skills. Certification in CPR, AED & First Aid within 6 months of employment.  
This is a Full-Time, FLSA Exempt, at-will position.  Hours are Monday-Friday, Days (with nights and weekends as needed, including on-call schedule).   
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package (including but not limited to): 
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with life insurance (basic and voluntary) 
  • Pension plan (IMRF and IMRF voluntary) 
  • Paid holidays and vacation, sick, personal, free memberships, free and discounted programs and facility discounts & usage benefits 
Hanover Park Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Hanover Park Park District


Edie Runnion

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled