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Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and visionary for the River Valley Special Recreation Association (RVSRA).  The RVSRA is a partnership of the Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee Valley, and the Limestone Park Districts to provide community based therapeutic recreation to individuals with disabilities and special needs.  It provides year-round recreation, leisure and life-skills activities that add to the quality of life for those who participate and their families.  

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 River Valley Special Recreation Association


Doug Krippel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 - $55,000 DOQ

The Emily Oaks Nature Center Customer Service Supervisor is responsible for coordinating weekday and weekend office operations and building activities and staff, assisting the Facility Manager with administrative and programming tasks, and maintaining a high level of customer service. Responsibilities range from hiring, training, and scheduling of Front Desk/Building Attendants to handling program registrations and facility rentals to providing administrative assistance with RecTrac, communications, and specific programming. Cooperates fully with the policies and procedures of Emily Oaks Nature Center and the Skokie Park District and will strive for excellence in customer service.



  1.   Work weekly shifts at the front desk and cover for other staff, as needed.
  2.  Interact with patrons providing excellent customer service at all times. Provide information to the public about Skokie Park District programs and rentals. 
  3.  Open and/or close the facility, including the gates and building as scheduled, and supervise room rentals.
  4.  Coordinate Front Desk/Building Attendant operations, including but not limited to: program registrations, office calendars and scheduling binder, daily cash transactions, deposits and reports, room and grounds rentals, birthday party rentals, gift shop inventory and purchasing, equipment and supplies, management of daily camp attendance, monthly and seasonal tasks.
  5.  Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation of the Front Desk/Building Attendant staff.
  6. Provide administrative and programming support, including the following:
  •  RecTrac entry and changes
  •  Communications and reporting
  •  Marketing efforts
  •  Wait list management
  •  Volunteer coordination
  •  Special project coordination
  •  Seasonal event preparations and operations
  •  Art and photo show coordination
  •  Camp supervision, as needed, and select program development
       7.  Keep the reception desk and other related office spaces and supplies stocked, organized and clean.
       8. Perform other duties as assigned.


 Must be friendly, dependable and service-oriented with a high level of initiative and attention to detail and accuracy. Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and be proficient in verbal and written communication. May be required to work Nature Center seasonal special events and other programming, as needed. Must adhere to and actively enforce the safety responsibilities and safety procedures as outlined in the District's Safety Manual and overall risk management program.


Education:                      Must be at least 21 years of age and have an Associates or Bachelors degree.

Experience:                    Previous experience in a customer service supervisor position or with office coordination is preferred. Experience and proficiency with computers (Work, Excel and other programs) is essential to this position, including familiarity with RecTrac.

Certifications:                Must obtain First Aid/CPR certification through the Park District or an accredited agency. Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required.

In exchange for your talent, the park district offers the following benefits:

  • Medical (BCBS PPO and HMO Options), Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Generous paid vacation, sick and personal leave
  • Participation in IMRF (a defined benefit pension plan), and other voluntary retirement plans
  • Life insurance (company paid 2.5x annual salary) and voluntary life insurance options
  • Continuing education benefits and participation at job related seminars and conferences 
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Disability benefits provided by IMRF 
  • Facility Usage benefits for employee and their immediate family
  • Discounted rates for the following programs:  preschool, childcare at our full service day care center, enrollment in our before/after school childcare program and summer camp programs
The Skokie Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Stephenie Gualano

 Closing Date

December 22, 2023

 $36.12 - $50.57/hour

Salary Range: $36.12 - $50.57/hour
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is below the midpoint for the range.

Typical schedule Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5pm June-August; 10:00am-6:30pm September-May.
Some evenings and weekend hours will be required for programs, events or operational needs.

Under general supervision of the Division Manager and/or designee, this position is primarily responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive recreation program for the citizens of Evanston. Program focus will be summer camp, school day off camps and afterschool programs. Additional program responsibly may include, but are not limited to, facility rentals, sports leagues, fitness programs, fitness center, exhibitions, special events, seminars, adult/youth programs. Will be responsible for supervision of part-time and/or seasonal staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
Develops, organizes, prepares curriculum, supervises and manages Summer Camp, Afterschool Care and Day off School actives. Programs are primarily at the Fleetwood Jourdan Community center but may be held at various sites throughout the City.
Recruits, interviews, and recommends part-time staff, seasonal staff and contracted vendors for programs.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates employees and volunteer staff.
Ensures programs and services are well organized, meet their objective and are safe for all participants.
Assists with conducting community outreach to local organizations, schools and affiliate organizations.
Assists the Manager and Program Coordinators with developing, executing, implementing, and adhering to annual budget, strategic and operational plan for the department/division.
Assists with the updating of personnel manual and participant handbooks for Afterschool and Camps, including policies, procedures, and safety guidelines.
Attends trainings and conferences to enhance personal development and gain more knowledge.
Attends department and other meetings as required.
Develop and maintain a positive public relations image which may require speaking engagements or other public relations activities.
Monitor program participation and take corrective action steps for both low enrollment and waiting lists.
Maintain necessary paperwork and records on all phases of the program.
Maintain accurate attendance documentation for programs.
Answers questions from 311, customer phone calls, emails, questions, comments, and concerns.
Works to develop collaborative partnerships with organizations in the public, non-profit and private sector.
Coordinates with relative personnel to develop publicity materials such as flyers, posters, marketing, and promotional timelines.
May assist with set-up and take down of program equipment.
Prepares a variety of written program material, reports, and correspondence, maintains files as required in addition to the preparation of financial records such as including budget recommendations, revenue and expense reports, and the preparation of invoices for payment.
Consults with other Program Coordinators and the Division Manager regularly regarding Center activities and programs.
maintains as necessary.
Assists with in-service training of new employees and development of current staff as necessary.
May assist with the registration patrons for programs and activities.
Provides explanations of rules and regulations, if necessary, to individuals utilizing the center and its programs.
Recommends purchases, and maintains an inventory, of recreational supplies, which may include supplies for the building.
May act as a center manager in absence of Division Manager.
Performs other duties as assigned.

o Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Education, Leisure Studies or a substantially similar area or three (3) years or more of programming experience in a parks and recreation program.
o Must possess three (3) or more years of recreation experience within a culturally diverse community and must possess one (1) or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
o Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
o Ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish is preferred.
o Must possess current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications or be able to acquire and present active certifications as a condition of employment within 6 months of employment and maintain them as a condition of employment.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
o Ability to read manuals (safety, instructional, etc.) professional and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents, newspapers, and encyclopedia’s including the ability to understand read materials, and apply instruction and narrative if required. Considerable knowledge of the philosophy principles and practices of public recreation.
o Considerable knowledge of the social and economic characteristics of the community served; especially as such characteristics must be applied to a successful program of services for the center.
o Ability to select, assign, train and supervise the work of employees engaged in the center, as well as engaging volunteers when applicable.
o Ability to plan, evaluate, organize and direct an adequate well-rounded program of services adapted to community preference and needs.
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
o Working knowledge of theory, techniques and applications of municipal management.
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of “clients” and staff throughout the City and outside the organization.
o Ability to learn, understand and incorporate City ordinances, rules, regulations and procedures into daily activities.
o Ability to prepare work assignments, summaries, and reports.
o Ability to converse in theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice, and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.
o Ability to work on multiple projects at one time, some of which may have conflicting deadlines and/or priorities.
o Ability to identify problems and develop, propose and implement solutions.
o Ability to facilitate meetings and lead special project teams.
o Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, ordinances, policies and procedures, ordinances, statues, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports, financial reports and legal documents.
o Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and confidence, using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the audience.
o Ability to be self-motivated, disciplined, organized, and reliable.
o Ability to be innovative, creative, resourceful and think independently.

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 environmental and 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 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force consistently 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 object by the eye.

Under the general direction of the Division Manager, work is performed with minimal instruction or supervision, therefore incumbent must be self-motivated and capable of initiating and developing tasks on a regular basis. Work is assigned through the Division Manager through specific projects assigned, and through general goals and objectives set by the Department and overall City management. The employee is responsible for prioritizing problems or situations and/or research and analyze specific data. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status report’s, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned. Work is evaluated annually with respect to programming initiatives, problem-solving ability, customer service, research and analytical skill, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.

The employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees and other City employees as well as regular contact with community residents and representatives; and members of the public and representatives of other agencies, including elected officials

Structured Oral Interview

To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before the closing date.

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 polygraph, psychological evaluation, 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 should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-866-5095 (TTY).   

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 City of Evanston


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 52,000 - 65,500


The Park Planner at the Champaign Park District is responsible for designing new parks, trails, and recreational facilities while improving existing ones, grant proposals, landscape design and other administrative projects. This role ensures that the Park District's services meet the community's changing needs. The Park Planner is also responsible for the administration, annexation, acquisition, design, and development of parks and facilities.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability in landscape and/or facility design.
  • Two or more years of experience in planning.
  • Excellent personal communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • AutoCad and ArcGIS experience preferred
  • Obtain Certified Playground Safety Inspection certification within one (1) year of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with detailed information in a precise and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, budget, and implement projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Aptitude and willingness to become licensed as a professional landscape architect in Illinois.
  • A valid State of Illinois driver’s license.

The Park Planner is directly responsible to the Director of Operations and Planning.


  • Exempt, salary
  • Full-Time
Training Can be obtained through Champaign Park District 

  • First Aid, AED, and CPR Certification
  • Heads Up Concussion training
  • Mandated reporter training
  • Harassment prevention training
  • Bloodborne pathogen training
  • Recreation software system training
  • Drivers training and test
  • Facility training
Essential Functions

  • Follow all Champaign Park District safety policies and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of oneself, the public, fellow employees.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in all interactions, including maintaining strict confidentiality regarding staff information, communications from supervisors, and conversations with parents or patrons. Uphold the Park District’s policies and standards for data privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Design and prepare site development plans, landscape plans, and other park development plans and specifications.
  • Assist and manage the Operations Planning budget.
  • Represent the Park District at public meetings and events.
  • Prepare Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and evaluate responses.
  • Coordinate with city planning authorities, school districts, and developers to integrate parks and trails into development plans.
  • Supervise the master trail plan, land acquisitions, easements, and agreements.
  • Prepare cost estimates and oversee construction bidding for parks and trails.
  • Contribute to budget planning and revenue optimization.
  • Maintain short and long-range planning reports.
  • Identify adjacent and new park properties in open space comprehensive planning.
  • Review specifications and plans for park development projects.
  • Design site development plans, landscape plans, and other park development plans and specifications.
  • Plan play structures and playground layouts.
  • Develop projected timetables and cost projection estimates.
  • Review and approve project plans.
  • Administer the bidding process.
  • Manage budgets related to capital development projects.
  • Monitor and maintain property records, maps, and related files for the District.
  • Gather, interpret, and present research information for District projects.
  • Engage with neighborhood residents to gather input for park designs.
  • Collaborate effectively with architects, engineers, lawyers, contractors, consultants, developers, and specialists in land acquisition and development projects.
  • Conduct periodic site inspections.
  • Facilitate community meetings to gather input on development.
  • Facilitate property transfers, legal recordings of deeds, and land annexation.
  • Prepare and present annexation documents.
  • Seek and apply for various grants 
  • Comply with equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physiological Considerations

  • The role may require occasional lifting and moving of materials or equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, necessitating physical strength and stamina for site inspections and project oversight.
  • Site visits, construction monitoring, and community engagement may involve exposure to varying weather conditions, so adaptability to outdoor work is essential.
Environmental Considerations

  • The role involves a blend of outdoor site work and indoor office work.
  • The position may require attending public meetings and community events during evenings and weekends necessitating flexibility in work hours.

  • Health Insurance:
    • Provider: Health Alliance
      • 2 options: HMO or 3Tier Point of Service (POS)
    • The Park District pays 100% of full-time employee-only health insurance of the 3 Tier POS plan and 40% of dependent care
  • Dental:
    • Provider: Kansas City Life
    • The District pays 100% of full-time employee-only standard dental insurance
    • There is a second option to buy up for more coverage in with the employee will contribute to
  • Vision
    • Available to staff, paid by the employee
  • Basic Term Life and AD&D
    • 1.5 times annual wages
    • $0.00 paid by the employee, voluntary additional life insurance for employee, spouse and children are available, paid for by the employee
  • Flexible Spending Account
    • Medical Plan
    • Dependent Care Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
    • 100% pay the Park District
  • Disability Policy
    • IMRF disability is available after 30 days at 50% of salary. The employee must be employed 1 year before being eligible
  • Retirement options:
    • IMRF Pension (employer contributes)
    • ICMA 457 Plan
    • ICMA Roth IRA
  • Expense Reimbursement
    • $100 annually for garments, steel toe boots, fitness, etc.
  • Vacation Time
    • Years 1-3: 12 days
    • Years 4 - 6: 15 days
    • Years 7 - 10: 18 days
    • Years 11 and on: 21 days
    • Up to 240 hours (30 days) can be rolled over from year to year)
  • Sick Leave
    • One sick day per month accrued provided to employees
    • Sick days roll over from year to year
    • No cap on how many sick days can rollover from year to year.
  • Holidays
    • Ten (10) holidays per year provided to employees
  • Personal Days
    • Two (2) personal days per year are provided to employees. Must be used in the fiscal year
  • Free Membership
    • The Park District pays for employee only membership to the following places, upon request.
    • Leonhard Recreation Cener, Sholem Aquatics Center, Martens Center, Bark District

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 Champaign Park District


Heather Miller

 Closing Date

December 10, 2023

 $65,992 - $89,089

SUMMARY The Gymnastics Manager is responsible for the development, administration, and coordination of the Gymnastics Department.  They are responsible for overseeing all classes, camps, teams, rentals, parties staffing and equipment under the gymnastics department. This is a full-time salary IMRF position with full medical, dental and vision benefits. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Directly supervise three full-time staff and 20 to 30 part-time employees.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Park District’s policies and applicable laws.  Interview, hire and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; document training, evaluate staff performance; confirm that all staff maintains appropriate certifications and licenses; reward and discipline employees. 
·        Hire and train team coaches and class teachers, following all Wilmette Park District procedures for employment paperwork and employee orientation; manage all employee work schedules; and write employee evaluations.
·        Responsible for scheduling gym for maximum usage.
·        Responsible for budget and payroll.
·        Set up gym daily and keep it organized.
·        Schedule weekly meetings and daily/monthly inspections.
·        Knowledge of and utilization of RecTrac software.
·        Facilitate regular equipment inspections as recommended by PDRMA.
·        Follow up on requests for information from the General Manager-Recreation or administrative staff; address complaints and problem solving.
  • Responsible for the implementation of all general Park District policies that relate to the area of responsibility.
Recreational Gymnastics
·        Oversee Preschool programming: Adult/Tots; 3-4 and 5-6-year-old-classes.
·        Oversee Recreational programming including 1st & up grade boys and girls classes and all pre-team classes/workouts.
Other Duties
·        Oversee progress and development of girls and boys in Team program, including Travel and House Teams.
·        Collect and process competition fees, uniform fees, coaches’ travel expenses, and related expenses.
·        Manage and schedule gymnastics parties and special events.
·        Work with NSSRA to ensure participants receive proper accommodations.
·        Supervise Gymnastics Camps.
·        Perform other related duties as assigned, based on agency needs

·        Plan, direct, implement and evaluate the Park District’s Gymnastics programs. Recommend the addition to or modification of existing programs and classes.
·        Implement all logistical tasks necessary for Gymnastics programs.
·        Maintain reference materials and participant/customer database.
·        Track registration and cancel/open classes as needed.

·        Responsible for development and maintenance of the Gymnastics Department budgets.
·        Prepare individual budgets for each program, as well as program analyses at the end of a program.
·        Maintain accurate and current financial and program participation records and interpret same for purposes of evaluation and planning.
·        Prepare payroll in a timely manner and follow all Park District procedures for hiring and training staff.

Public Relations
·        Work with the public on an individual or group basis with regard to related programs.
·        Work closely with the Park District departments to utilize space and make rental arrangements when space is available.
·        Develop cooperative programs with schools and other agencies.

·        Actively support the agency’s risk management protocol that will effectively control and reduce accidents

·        Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Safety Committee, attend and participate in required safety trainings

·        Promptly report all unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the immediate supervisor

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree; three years related administrative experience and/or training.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; push/pull objects; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must maintain close supervision of children when assisting in programs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Must be a U.S.A. Gymnastics member and U.S.A. Gymnastics safety certified.
Must hold a valid Illinois Class D driver’s license.
CPR/AED within 6 month of hire- provided by the Park District 

The Gymnastics Manager will have varying hours.  Due to the nature of recreation work, evening and weekend hours are to be expected.  General hours of duty will be approved by the General Manager-Recreation and Superintendent of Recreation for the various seasons of the year.

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 Wilmette Park District


Carol Heafey

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled