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Job Description: Recreation Coordinator 
Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Director of Parks and Recreation

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative management of the recreational programming for the Village of Willowbrook. The Recreation Supervisor is expected to effectively communicate with customers, vendors, and staff about program and event details.

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the organization and development of a comprehensive recreational and leisure community programming portfolio. To include the development and management of all contractual, in-house, and cooperative recreational programming. The individual will exercise independent judgement and discretion, not of a routine or clerical nature, in evaluating and reporting on the work efforts of employees and overseeing the recruitment and selection process for the department. Have a strong understanding of recreational programming, budgeting, and program management. Have the ability to evaluate current programs and research new concepts and programs on a seasonal basis.

Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in leading all Recreation activities and special events of the Village. Will be required to work nights and weekends to meet the general public’s recreational and special event needs.

Responsible for assisting the Recreation Department in employing a variety of creative, innovative, and motivational methods to create a market and customer-oriented approach to developing, promoting, and evaluating services.


  • Management and supervision of all recreational programming
  • Management and supervision of all contractual classes
  • Development and execution of Village Special events
  • Assist with program registration and customer service
  • Development of seasonal program guide
  • Development of marketing materials and social media content for programs
  • Assist with execution of events and trips for Active Adult Program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, Business Administration, Sports Management, or related field required. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education. At least 2 years of full-time work experience desirable. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of a variety of sports and recreation programming, event planning, marketing, and/or recreational activities. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) and familiarity with registration software Active Network all required.

Additional Considerations:
Must possess good judgment and be customer service oriented. Have the ability to multi-task. Take initiative in identifying problems and developing solutions. Effectively communicate with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors about responsibilities and duties.

Benefits and Salary:
$50,000 to $65,000 (depending on qualifications). The Village provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension, ICMA-RC retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, holiday time, and more.

: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Plus, additional hours on nights and weekends according to program needs and scheduling.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Alex Arteaga, Assistant Village Administrator, at
Applicants must indicate “Recreation Coordinator” in the subject line of their e-mail. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Alex Arteaga at

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 Village of Willowbrook


Alex Arteaga

 Closing Date

May 09, 2024

 $44,500.00 - $48,500.00

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), is a two-time National Gold Medal winner and leader in the field of special recreation. WDSRA is a progressive organization that is focused on meeting the needs of both its communities and its employees in the best manner possible. We are seeking motivated, qualified professionals to join our dynamic team. We are building our culture through flexibility and work-life integration, a competitive benefits package, a supportive team environment, and a renewed focus on talent management. We hope you consider applying to become a valued member of our energetic and enthusiastic organization.

The Inclusion supervisor candidate should be energetic, detail-oriented, creative at solving problems, and passionate about inclusion.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

• Provide specialty training to seasonal inclusion staff in areas of ADA compliance, and behavior management, handle with care crisis management techniques and oversee their performance in inclusion programs, and mentor/support staff as needed.

• Analyze member district program requirements then secure appropriate staff support based on participant needs and staff skillset, create/secure necessary support tools, and provide appropriate communications with all parties to ensure a successful inclusion experience.

• Assess participant needs and develop individualized accommodation plans addressing ADA compliance, and behavior management and handle with care crisis management techniques to ensure each participant's success and safety during inclusion programs. Maintain participant records by conducting new family intakes and updating medical information, as needed.

• Develop and conduct training sessions for full-time and seasonal member district staff on the inclusion process and best practices, ADA compliance, disability awareness, behavior management, and crisis management. Develop & maintain relationships with member district staff and provide mentoring/on-site assistance.

• Maintain up-to-date program records in registration, seasonal staff scheduling, timekeeping database, and various other spreadsheets to accurately report participation, seasonal staff hours worked, inclusion billing, etc.

• Approve seasonal inclusion staff timesheets for bi-weekly payroll processing.

• Fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion staff as needed in programs by executing established lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement, and ensuring participant safety. Monitor after-hours/weekend phone and respond to on-call situations as needed.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Fulfill your job duties in line with agency policies, mission, vision, core values, and cultural expectations


• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field

• A minimum of three (3) years working with individuals with disabilities

• Behavior Management, training, and scheduling experience preferred

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred

To apply go to:

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


JOB SUMMARY:  The Recreation Supervisor reports directly to the Director of Recreation.  The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, management, and promotion of Phil’s Beach and swim lessons, Athletic Leagues and Classes and the Fitness Center.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, evaluating, and supervising programs, staffing and operations of Phil’s Beach to include but not limited to lifeguards, concessions/admissions workers, swim instructors, Athletics Leagues and classes, and the Fitness Center/Group Fitness classes. Supervisory responsibility for a number of part-time employees, volunteers, and third-party contractors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, or related field. At least 2 years relevant experience preferred. Prior supervisory experience desirable.  CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain certifications within the first 6 months. Valid Illinois Driver’s License.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full time exempt (salary) position. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm with evening and weekend hours as needed, mostly during summer months. 

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

• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan (optional) • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time • Professional Membership Dues • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY by sending your cover letter and resume to Cindy Babicz at

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The Wauconda Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Wauconda Park District


Cindy Babicz

 Closing Date

May 06, 2024


Monday- Friday

Start Date:


Under the general supervision of the Volunteer and Events Manager, the Community Engagement and Event Manager is responsible for the coordination and expansion of community partnerships, community led special events and Naperville Park District special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate community-wide special events and provide high-level administrative functions to organizers. Review and approve or seek approval of applications.
  2. Collect and evaluate appropriate paperwork for each event, including but not limited to certificates of insurance, permits, licenses and other event paperwork.
  3. Serve as the Naperville Park District point-of-contact for community-wide special event organizers and the City of Naperville special events staff.
  4. Coordinate and lead meetings with internal Park District staff, community partners and event organizers, including on-site logistical reviews.
  5. Participate in the organization and presentation of Special Event seminars.
  6. Provide resources and support to community event organizers and occasional “day of event” oversight, as necessary.
  7. Collaborate with the District’s Parks, Trades, Custodial and Park Police Departments on the logistical needs of community-wide events.
  8. Develop, plan, organize, and manage assigned District special events subject to the needs and interests of the community, and in support of the District’s mission, vision, and core values.
  9. Purchase, inspect, inventory, and initiate requests for repairs on program equipment and supplies.
  10. Coordinate the use of facilities, parks and services with related school districts, community organizations and contractual vendors. Modify activity schedules as needed to optimize utilization.
  11. Provide support to community partners. Including but not limited to, Kids Matter, Meals on Wheels, and Riverwalk Adult Day School.
  12. Prepare information for the District’s program guides and website, assist Marketing Department in the design and development of flyers, posters, brochures, and email marketing materials and distribute appropriately.
  13. Ensure the accurate and timely completion of independent contractor agreements and uphold terms of the agreements with contractual vendors.
  14. Assist with the development of the annual division budget and year end projections as outlined in the annual budget calendar. Communicate budgetary requests as needed. Continuously monitor budget performance throughout the year, adjusting for unexpected expenses or fluctuations in revenue as appropriate. Approve expenditures. Comply with District financial policies.
  15. Ensure confidential use of customer information

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expand and enhance community partnerships to support community needs that align with the District’s mission.
  • Establish, support, and maintain collaborative efforts with internal and external customers and organizations.
  • Respond to all customer comments and inquiries in a timely fashion.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophy of community event planning.
  • Ability to multitask, organize, and maintain attention to details. Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of different tasks at the same time.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and large spectrum demographics.
  • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the supervisor.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to present in front of a large audience.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software.
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Event Planning, Marketing, Recreation and Park Administration, Leisure Studies, Tourism or related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant fulltime work experience.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, CPRP certification within two (2) years of date of hire.
Special Considerations:

  • Subject to modified/flexible work schedules.
  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Ability to move from site to site.
  • Manual dexterity to manipulate standard office and equipment and events equipment and supplies.
  • Face to face interactions with internal and external customers and co-workers are essential for this position. It is expected that this position will report to their workspace/office as scheduled. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for this position to work remotely for a short period of time on a temporary basis.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $47,000 - $52,000 annual Salary DOQ

Work with an extraordinary team of people at a progressive and well-established agency. The Waukegan Park District serves a community of 90,000 residents in northern Illinois, 40 miles north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. The Park District provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of General Recreation Programs and Services at our Belvidere Recreation Center in the newly renovated Corrine J. Rose Park. The Park District offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.
We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:
  • medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive.
  • life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Defined Benefit Pension and 457 deferred compensation plan.
  • flexible spending account.
  • paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually.
  • park district facility usage and program discounts.
  • cell phone reimbursement.
  • training and professional development opportunities.
  • student loan repayment program.

Essential Functions Description/Duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of general recreation programs which may include outdoor recreation in nature-based environments, nature programs, out of school programs, summer day camps, adult/youth/family general recreation programs, before and after school programs, and special events.
  • Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants.
  • Assist with facility management and operations which may include direct supervision of program registrations, front desk procedures, reconciling daily receipts and deposits, facility rentals and room usage, monitor and ensure cleanliness of facilities, handle general repair situations as they arise, and complete work orders for repairs as needed.
  • May assist with vehicle use and safety inspections for General Recreation vans.
  • May provide direct leadership, or assistance, with recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time/seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers.
  • Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed.
  • Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations.
  • Review and prepare costs for assigned programs, services, and facilities for annual budget.
  • Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising.
  • Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials.
  • Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.
  • May transport program participants and supplies using park district vehicles.
  • Attend department and District meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the District.
  • Participate in District safety and training program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
Marginal Functions:
  • Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
  • Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation.
  • Serve on in-house committees.
  • Attend seminars and training workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelors degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.

Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.

  • General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services field.
  • General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management.
  • Thorough knowledge of facility operations.
  • Specific knowledge of youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of day camp and out of school program operations.
  • Specific knowledge of outdoor recreation and nature programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of special event program operations.
  • Sound fiscal management.

  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one (1) year or as soon as eligible.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.
  • Temporary Food Service Permit required.
  • Babysitter and Child Care Training certification.
40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.
Conditions of Continued Employment
All the following are required:
  • submit proof of date of birth.
  • provide copy of drivers license.
  • provide drivers abstract.
  • provide verification of education.
  • submit to a reference check and employment verification.
  • submit to a state criminal background check.
  • submit to a pre-placement physical.
  • submit to pre-placement drug testing.
  • submit to a random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.
  • satisfactorily complete a six (6) month introductory period.
  • provide a copy of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate within one (1) year of employment or as soon as eligible, and renewal certificates as required.
  • provide a copy of First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as required.

Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.
Julia Sanchez
Recreation Supervisor-General Recreation

Qualified Applicants can apply online at:
Waukegan Park District (

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 Waukegan Park District


Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled