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 $42,500 - $47,500

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QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, Early Education or a related field preferred from an accredited college or university as well as a combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be able to deliver exceptional customer service and possess excellent supervisory, organizational, leadership and communication skills. Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid preferred and required after hire. The FLASH Coordinator is responsible for hiring and supervising part time staff, budgeting, coordinating, promoting and evaluation of the before/after school FLASH program, and works special events offered through the Recreation Department of the Park District. This position hires and supervises part time staff.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Budget, management, planning, organizing, and supervising the Before/After School FLASH program for the Schools in Oak Lawn. Conduct staff training's. Coordinate Action for Children payments. Submit publicity releases, prepare brochure for FLASH, preparing reports, purchase requisitions, payroll and salary agreements/ recommendations as required. Submitting budget, purchase requisitions and salary increases for approval. Ordering supplies, hiring instructors and other staff as needed. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District's safety program. Evaluates the effectiveness of services and makes recommendations on modifications of existing programs or introduction of new ones. Perform any other duties related to adult and youth athletics, and the Before/After School FLASH program as required by Pavilion Manager in accordance with Park District policies and procedures.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: Assist with special projects. Assist at the registration desk. Attend In-Service Training yearly Attend Park District Board Meetings as required. Obtain and maintain CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Complete Accident/Incident reports as necessary Enforce and abide by the Oak Lawn Park District Policies and general rules FULL-TIME JOB DESCRIPTIONS 135 Responsible for Oak Lawn Park District equipment Work in a cooperative and assisting manner for the constant improvement of all aspect of the Oak Lawn Park District Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor as deemed necessary and appropriate under your position Work in cooperation with school district 123 and 122 for the Before/After School FLASH program. Foster relationships with school district staff and personnel.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Sits, stands, bends, stops reaches and walks intermittent Must be able to work at least 40-50 hours per week Must be able to carry at least 50 lbs. Must be able to work at desk in front of a computer or long periods. Has the ability to transport self from one location in order to conduct business related to this position and/or park district related business.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Ability to resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and employees. Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with subordinates and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Ability to work well with general public. Ability to work well with minimal supervision and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. Ability to work flexible hours to meet deadlines. The worker may also have to work under

stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required. Ability to use good judgment in absence of supervision.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Worker performs activities indoor and outdoor. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions may include, weather, wind, cold, heat, lightning, rain. Worker may be involved in repetitive work (i.e. computer, writing) Worker must be able to work indoor and outdoors on occasion in weather conditions (heat, cold, Wind, and rain). Worker may be exposed to CRT rays while working at computer.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: Employee must have the ability to follow and give directions. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Employee must possess time management and organization skills to effectively perform his/her job. Ability to organize and direct the work of professional, technical, skilled clerical and semi-skilled employees. FULL-TIME JOB DESCRIPTIONS 136 Ability to perform required duties with initiative, good judgment accuracy, creativity, integrity, tact and courtesy. Ability to use good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of the position. Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of community athletic activities. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and objective of community park and recreation philosophies.

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 Oak Lawn Park District


Cate O'Brien

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $14.45 per hour

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

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

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

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of (1) year experience in a recreation setting. Bachelor’s degree (in process) in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred. Candidates must have general knowledge and skills to instruct sports and games, swimming, fitness, arts & crafts, outdoor, general recreation and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Must possess strong communication, leadership, planning and organizational skills as well as basic computer knowledge. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age or older, have a valid Class “D” driver’s license and be First Aid/CPR certified, or attain upon hiring. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of NISRA to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons.

Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to organize, plan and lead weekly recreation programs, social clubs and special events for individuals with disabilities of all ages. The Part-Time Recreation Specialist gives direction to, supervises and evaluates assisting staff and volunteers in assigned programs. Other duties include transporting participants in NISRA para-transit vehicles, coaching Special Olympic sports (which may require travel and/or overnights), assisting with overnight trips, and other administrative duties as assigned. Plan, lead and drive for programs an average of 30-35 hours per week, including afternoons, evenings and weekends (Saturdays required during program season). Schedule is determined based on need and availability during the 4 NISRA program seasons (approximately 30 weeks per year). This position averages 20 hours per week outside of the 4 NISRA program seasons.

Salary: Starting at $14.45 per hour Benefits: IMRF pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days. Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: NISRA Attn: Kelly Kronwall 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Kelly Kronwall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Clarendon Hills Park District, which serves a family oriented community of 8500 citizens, has an opening for a full-time Landscape Specialist in the Park Maintenance Department.

The successful applicant must be knowledgeable in and have an advanced understanding of turf and landscape practices in order to provide vigorous and viable plant health. The candidate must also have an eye for detail, be technology savvy, able to collaborate with the public and employees, and have a mechanical aptitude.


The Landscape Specialist is responsible for performing and overseeing a variety of duties related to park landscapes, trees and turf as well as the installation and maintenance or repair of park district properties, district amenities and park equipment.


• A minimum of an Associate Degree in Turf or Ornamental Horticulture or Landscape Management or related field of study and have at least 1 year demonstrable turf, landscape and park maintenance experience.

• Have an Illinois Pesticide Public Applicators license with categories in Turf, Ornamentals, Right of Ways and Aquatics or be eligible to obtain such within three months of employment.

• Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Illinois driver’s license prior to employment.

• Have Supervisory experience.

• Preference will be given to certified individuals being members in good standing with an industry related professional society or association.

• Holders of certificates of completion in landscape management, horticultural sciences, or sports turf management with 2-5 years of park district related experience may be considered.

-Sample of Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supervise assigned staff and work with contractors

• Turf, plant and tree management following the District's Integrated Pest Management Program

• Provide creative and sustainable landscapes

• Maintain and repair plant beds, athletic fields, courts, playgrounds and buildings

• Operate and care for vehicles and park equipment

• Perform maintenance and mechanical repairs on vehicles and park equipment

• Perform janitorial duties and remove garbage and refuse

• Remove snow and ice from properties and maintain ice rinks

• Perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks; i.e., painting, carpentry, electrical, welding and plumbing

• Organize and maintain necessary records and follow written and verbal instructions

For consideration email (as a PDF), fax or mail your cover letter, resume, references and a completed application by September 6, 2019. Expecting to fill the position by October 30, 2019.

Application available at:

A complete job description will be provided to preferred applicants, others by request.

Candidates under consideration will be invited to complete additional knowledge and skills evaluations and asked to submit necessary documents for drivers abstract and background checks.

From the pool of candidates employment verification will be made, personal interviews may be offered, and onsite skills demonstrations may be required. Pending approval, the final candidate must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Mike Fletcher
OFFICE: 630-323-2626 FAX: 630-323-5362

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 per hour DOE

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The Guest Service Representative is responsible for front line customer service. The Guest Service Representative is a part time IMRF employee working 25 hours per week. Work pace is moderate to busy depending on volume of customers during peak times of day and evening hours.

Hours:11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential Functions: Greet all patrons, members, and participants in a friendly and courteous manner as they enter the Prairie View Community Center.Process program registrations, and season passes, and other activities. Answer phones in a timely manner, directing the call to the appropriate person. Answer all patrons’ questions either in person or on the telephone, or direct patron to appropriate person or department for the question to be answered. Assist in refunds, and program cancellations.Process rental contracts, including checking availability, taking deposits, and completing paperwork. Assist other team members with participating in and preparing for Special Events. Copying, distribution of information or materials, and scheduling facilities.Maintains the general tidiness of the registration area.Complete additional tasks as assigned.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 to $55,000 hiring range, (non-exempt, hourly rate $24 to $26.44)

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Education: At a minimum, High School diploma or equivalent (GED). Prefer an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Turf Management, Horticulture or a related field.

Experience: Two to three years experience in performing skilled and semi-skilled ball field and landscape maintenance tasks, or education/training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certifications: Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License and be able to obtain within six (6) months of employment a class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver License). Must obtain and keep current a Pesticide Applicator or Operator License within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications. Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

Other Qualifications: Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with, lead and motivate others.


  1. Acts as a crew leader and has responsibility for the condition of all assigned athletic field areas.

  2. Trains, supervises, and monitors the work of assigned staff. Creates field maintenance schedules including weekend schedules.

  3. Inspects athletic areas on a regular basis and maintains inspection records. Performs ball field audits and keeps inspection and maintenance records.

  4. Grooms, waters, lines, and maintains all ball field infields.

  5. Inspects fields to insure smooth and hazard free dirt and turf playing fields.

  6. Lays out fields to proper dimensions and accurately lines soccer and football fields.

  7. Installs bases, pegs, foul poles, and other sports equipment.

  8. Performs repairs to turf, infield/outfield edges.

  9. Performs repairs to benches, fencing and back stop areas.

  10. Performs preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.

  11. Performs renovation and repair of fields including regrading infields, adding and replenishing infield mix, top dressing, replacing turf and other horticultural practices necessary to maintain ball fields.

  12. Responsible for "detailing" each athletic area on game days so that athletic area is in excellent condition.

  13. Applies pesticide applications as needed; documents applications.

  14. Maintains inventory and has custody of tools, equipment, and supplies.

  15. Responsible for operating heavy equipment such as backhoes and loaders.

  16. Orders materials and supplies; contacts vendors.

  17. Responsible for snow removal including plowing , snow blowing, plowing, shoveling, salting walkways and parking lots. May act as "Crew Chief" during snow removal operations.

  18. During winter months, assists the Parks Department staff with duties that may include pruning, mulching, painting, garbage removal, park clean-up and other duties as assigned by the Parks Supervisor.

  19. As requested, assists the Turf Specialist with turf repairs, sodding and seeding at various park locations.

  20. Utilizes standards set forth in the Park Operations Manual for all work.

  21. As assigned, acts as crew leader during special events.

  22. May be called on to report to work on an on-call basis for emergencies or as needed.

  23. Performs other duties as assigned.


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The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled