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 $52,000-$60,000 annually DOQ

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Come create FUN at the Bartlett Park District! A unique District with land in three counties, Bartlett Park District offers many recreational opportunities. District sites include indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, LifeCenter fitness facility, 18-hole golf course and ski hill at Villa Olivia, 9-hole golf course at Apple Orchard, Bartlett Community Center, the Nature Center, and over 40 parks including the newly-renovated inclusive playground at Bartlett Park.

Full Time Job Opportunity

Human Resources Manager Pay Rate: $52,000 - $60,000 Annually (FLSA Exempt) Please see complete posting on our website at

Primary Duties • Develop, maintain, and administer the Park District’s personnel policies and procedures. • Ensure compliance with applicable State and Federal laws. • Manage personnel recruitment, along with wage and benefit administration. • Conduct and prepare wage and benefit studies and reports. Recommend appropriate modifications for the Park District. • Coordinate new hire/rehire onboarding process and Districtwide trainings. • Maintain all personnel files, including active and past employees, updating as necessary.
• Supervise two (2) part-time team members, the Payroll Specialist and HR/Accounting Specialist. • Responsible for oversight of the payroll process, including time and attendance software. • Manage workers’ compensation claims and PDRMA’s annual workers’ compensation paperwork. • Assist Superintendents and Executive Director in preparation of the annual budget and propose procedures and methods to facilitate budget preparation. • Investigate and resolve employee relation challenges.
• Responsible for all New Hire Reporting, E-Verify, background checks, and new hire/rehire paperwork. • Coordinate the probationary review and annual performance evaluation process. • Maintain and revise job descriptions, along with full-time and part-time wage ranges. • Manage unemployment claims in conjunction with Unemployment Consultants. • Oversee staff recognition program and make recommendations/modifications as necessary. • Reports to the Superintendent of Business Services.

Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Personnel Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field required. • Minimum of three years’ experience in the administration of human resource functions. • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification a plus. • Strong organization management with attention to detail, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills required. • Experience with Paycom and/or Smartfusion software is a plus.

How to Apply On-line at under the Employment tab. Please include Resume and Cover Letter.

Deadline to submit application is September 30, 2020

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 Bartlett Park District


Eric Leninger
(630) 540-4812

 Closing Date

September 30, 2020


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Springfield Park District Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator

Department: Recreation Position Title: Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator Reporting Authority: Position Reports directly to Assistant Director of Recreation Classification: Full Time - FLSA Non-Exempt Salary: Hourly $15 per hour rate | base 40-hour work week

Position Summary:

Reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation & Marketing. The Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the creation and coordination of external written and digital Park District communications such as News Letters, Marketing Pieces planning and execution of events throughout our Recreation Season as they pertain to the overall District and assisting with marketing and special events for other Recreational areas within the District. Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing initiatives related to promotion of the Springfield Park District and engagement of the public as defined by the Assistant Director of Recreation & Marketing. This position maintains the Springfield Park District website, Social Media such as Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact e-communication blasts in addition to developing sponsorship arrangements. This position is responsible for all Park District photography and editing of images. This position is responsible for all graphic design creative work pertaining to print and digital media designs. A background in Graphic Design with experience and a portfolio a must. This position will also work in coordination on other projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Recreation & Marketing and will serve on the Recreation and Marketing Team for the District.

Strong candidates will enjoy and value working with people of all ages, cultures, and abilities. This position works a minimum of 40 hours per week. The hours would include non-standard work with weekdays and weekends during normal business hours and could include additional evening work and holidays as the facility needs. Schedules could fluctuate based on facility, operational and District needs. Please see a full list of specific duties below.

Specific Responsibilities:

o Create, implement, and evaluate district-wide special events.

o Develop and maintain Constant Contact lists for purposes of digital and printed communications, event invites and membership outreach.

o Coordinate event logistics, collateral material and must be able to design event flyers utilizing Adobe Creative Suite Design software, including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Audition, and Premiere Pro, implement print production and distribution as well.

o Develop and enforce graphic standards and consistency of all marketing materials throughout the District. Maintain Park District logo, Marketing Instruction and Brand Standards Manual.

o Deliver/post regular content to social media accounts via, Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets as assigned.

o Coordinate with Recreational Areas to populate local community calendars with Park District events and activities including the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Times, State Journal Register, News Channel 20 and others that would apply.

o Responsible for the development and fulfillment of the events, sponsorship and marketing budgets, including tracking and reporting to the Assistant Director of Recreation & Marketing when requested.

o Represent the Springfield Park District at local events.

o Write, design, produce and distribute monthly employee newsletter – digital content on Microsoft Office 365 - Yammer; work with HR, Executive Director and other Department Directors to produce monthly updates and content drawn from original print versions of the newsletter.

o Cultivate and expand opportunities for event sponsorship and advertising in local TV, radio and print media outlets.

Writing and/or coordinating press releases, flyers, posters, banners, email blasts, etc.

o Supervise and coordinate with event contractors, event user groups and other Park District Recreation areas to assist with coordination and recommendations for their area special events.

o Create video content, edit with Premiere Pro and post to build marketing portal on Park District Youtube Channel and to advertise video postings on Social Media and Website.

o Design of Park District Seasonal Facility and Program Magazine, oversee Recreation area content for accuracy, implementing area Rec Programming information into overall design brochure layouts and work with print outlets to produce Season Brochures for distribution to School Districts, Park District Facilities and electronically on Website and Social Media

o Design all in-house promotional flyers for Park District programming to include in print advertising and social media marketing.

o Design digital content for monthly Monitor Productions tv-broadcast advertising program for monthly Park District programming.

o Regular maintenance of Springfield Park District website. Work with Recreation Staff to make sure all content stays current and special events and program opportunities are being promoted online. Maintain employee use only intra-net area on Website.

o Self-directed special projects that this position will cultivate and work with independent Recreation Areas such as the Henson Robinson Zoo, Nelson Center, Erin’s Pavilion, Carillon, Botanical Gardens, etc to create independent marketing campaigns for their areas, update way-finding signage at their facilities and/or work on marketing campaigns for special events that are specific to their locations.

o Maintain and broaden social networking to benefit the organization. Monitor satellite social media for other recreation departments to make sure content is being pushed out to users and public.

o Fulfill duties as System Administrator for Park District RecTrac & WebTrac Recreation Software. Help to maintain RecTrac Database information as well as imagery for facilities.

o Create content for monthly Marketing & Board Reports to be distributed to staff and Board Members for monthly Committee and Board Meetings. This includes tracking and reporting of media postings of Park District activities and events as well as an overview of Park District Marketing initiatives and campaigns.

o Occasionally attend evening Board Meetings to report on special events and/or marketing initiatives when requested by Supervisors

o All other projects assigned by Assistant Director of Recreation & Marketing.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent required. Degree in Marketing, Graphic Design and or Communications preferred.

  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience writing Press Releases preferred.

  3. Mastered skills in Adobe Creative Suite Graphic Design Software, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat PDF as well as Photography and/or Videography

  4. Knowledge and experience with Website content management software, making updates and adding graphic images to sites.

  5. Strong computer background and proficiency required with Microsoft Office 365 preferred, Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook experience required

  6. Evidence of successful event, sponsorship, marketing and website programs required.

  7. Portfolio selections of sample print and digital design work required.

  8. Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and special events as the schedule demands. Must be able to work a non-traditional work week; sometimes including Monday – Friday but could also flex to include nights and weekends.

Limited opportunities for additional employment. Supervisor must approve any outside employment that employee wishes to add to their schedule.

General Requirements: • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language. • Good oral and written communication. • Physical capabilities – lifts 50 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job. • Must be able to perform basic mathematics. • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word. • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public.

• Must present a neat and professional appearance. • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual. • Must successfully pass a background check and drug screening. • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

*How to Apply:

Go to: Locate Join Our Team link at the top right of our Home Page Click on the green button that states “Click Here for a Full List of Job Opportunities and to Apply” Find this Job Description – select the position Complete the *Required Questions Download your *Resume Click Submit to apply for the position.

*To be considered for a position, all applicants MUST apply online through our Job Opportunity and Tracking Portal. No paper applications or resumes will be accepted.

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

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 Springfield Park District


Amanda Weaver
217-544-1751 ext. 1014

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $50,000 (DOQ)

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Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the management and supervision of the Kids’ Zone Before & Afterschool Program, Day Off Trips, Holiday/Summer Camps, Teen Programming and a select number of special events.


The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


The Recreation Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age and have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field; a minimum of 3 years experience working with school age children; the ability to effectively communicate with participants, community organizations, parents and staff; must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task; strong computer skills in MS office required with knowledge of RecTrac Registration Software preferred; ability to work hours according to program needs; a valid CDL or the ability to obtain a CDL within 30 days of hire; criminal background clearance; current CPR and First Aid certifications and positive role model characteristics.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintains program supervision with Recreation Supervisor to ensure highest quality service.
  2. Continue and develop quality programs that ensure program participant and staff growth.
  3. Assists with hiring, training and supervision of program staff.
  4. Coordination of field trips & program transportation schedules / needs.
  5. Assists with program bus transportation when needed.
  6. Prepares program staff schedules.
  7. Maintains open communication with program staff, parents, participants and supervisor.
  8. Maintains motivated co-workers and encourages teamwork.
  9. Assists with program staff concerns.
  10. Participates in all program staff trainings/meetings.
  11. Appropriately and effectively communicates with School District 304 staff.
  12. Works with FVSRA staff to ensure program needs are achieved.
  13. Maintains participant files to ensure information is accurate and updated.
  14. Assists with coordination of program enrichment components.
  15. Monitors monthly program budget figures and maintains staff paperwork.
  16. Manages program supplies and purchases.
  17. Manage site newsletters.
  18. Prepare and review evaluations from participants.
  19. Prepare seasonal brochure information.
  20. Prepare monthly reports according to program areas as needed.
  21. Substitutes at programs when necessary.
  22. Assists with program registration procedures.
  23. Assists with special events and projects as needed.

Safety Program:

  1. Understands the Park District’s 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 Recreation Supervisor as soon as possible.
  2. Attends safety certification classes as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Assists Recreation Supervisor to develop the annual budget each January.
  2. Assists Recreation Supervisor to complete annual staff evaluations.
  3. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles, including park district bus.
  2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.
  3. Ability to be outside for extended periods of time.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Exhibits good problem solving abilities and good judgment in accordance with the mission of the Park District.
  2. Demonstrates strong leadership skills when dealing with staff and participants.
  3. The Recreation Coordinator must exhibit good computer skills in order to perform all duties efficiently and effectively.

The success of the program directly relates to this position. Job duties and responsibilities may change as needed to continue quality programs.

Please send cover letter and resume to

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 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,700 to $78,840

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This individual will be key member of the Park District’s management team who will be responsible for managing the overall operations of the River Heights and Buena Vista Golf Courses. This includes, but is not limited to, the oversight of the Golf Course Superintendents who are responsible for the maintenance of both golf courses; the teaching professionals, clubhouse managers and operations that includes the purchase and resale of golf merchandise, and food and beverage; golf outings/tournaments, leagues, tee-times and adult/junior/youth golf programs.

This individual will also be also responsible for player development, working to stimulate interest and promote golf in the community, and administrative and business/financial functions of golf operations.

Position Qualifications and Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Recreation, Turf-Grass Management, or related field desired 2. Minimum 3 years of full-time experience in the golf industry as either a Golf Manager, Golf Professional, Golf Course Superintendent, or equivalent combination of education and experience 3. Proven experience in budget development, fiscal management, and staff management

Other necessary knowledge, skills and abilities include an understanding of: 1. Golf maintenance operations: golf course agronomy/turf management, construction/maintenance, and irrigation systems 2. Food and beverage operations: grill/snack bar operations, inventory management, local/state liquor laws, and health department regulations 3. Corporate/group functions: leagues, competitions, handicaps, outings, tournaments, & high school golf 4. Practice facilities: driving ranges, private lessons, youth/adult programs; and pro shop operations: golf merchandise sales of equipment and apparel 5. Budgeting of golf operations and capital expenditures 6. Marketing principles and developing marketing plans

Interested candidates can apply online at:

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 DeKalb Park District


Amy Doll

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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ABOUT US: The Tinley Park-Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 55,000 residents with a wide variety of recreation facilities, programs, events, parks, and open spaces. The Park District maintains over 40 parks, 33 ball fields, and several facilities which include the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, White Water Canyon Water Park, Canine Campus Dog Park, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, Vogt Visual Arts Center, and the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.

JOB SUMMARY: The Equipment Operator is responsible for the operation of equipment used for mowing, landscaping, snow removal, athletic field maintenance, and other related tasks including manual labor. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, playground inspection and repair, landscape care, supervision of part time and seasonal employees, some custodial duties, and event set-up.

LOCATION: Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park, Illinois

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified individual should possess a working knowledge of the operation and use of specialized and heavy motor equipment in general construction and maintenance activities. Basic knowledge of hand tools, carpentry, painting, electrical work, and plumbing is required. High school graduate or equivalent. Two years of park and/or landscape maintenance experience preferred. Must maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and possess a good driving record. Must be able to obtain and maintain an Illinois Pesticide Operators license. Must have or obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within six months of employment. A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment.

SCHEDULING, PAY, and BENEFITS: This is a full time position, 40 hours per week and requires flexibility to work some weekends/evenings and overtime as needed. Benefits include: low premium medical, dental, vision insurance; agency provided life insurance; IMRF retirement plan; generous PTO; health and wellness programs; complementary program registrations as well as complementary family memberships to Tinley Fitness, Rec Center, Water Park, and Dog Park. Pay rate is $15.00 per hour.

Applications may be submitted online by visiting our website at Click on the General Information tab, and select the Employment Opportunities page and select the appropriate position link.

Please do not follow up with phone calls.

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 Tinley Park-Park District


Ryan Veldman

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled