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Job Title: Recreation Program Manager Function: Supervisory Supervisor: Director of Program Services Employee Status: Full Time Non-Union FLSA Category: Exempt-Administrative Supervises: Seasonal Part Time Staff

Job Description: The Recreation Program Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and evaluation of Park District sports programs, leagues and other programs. This includes the supervision of all assigned personnel. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Program Services.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: • College degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in recreation management, or related field are preferred. • Experience in a supervisory capacity in the following (or related) fields is preferred: o Supervisory skills o Communication skills o Public recreation programming • Thorough knowledge of sports and league management. • Ability to effectively recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate recreation program staff which may include referees, program instructors, coaches and other support staff. • Ability to participate in the program services management team. • Work effectively with the general public, cooperating agencies and Park District employees. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to maintain safe and well-organized programs. • Ability to organize and coordinate several programs simultaneously. • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. • Coordinate with appropriate department heads on physical arrangements and logistics necessary for programs and events conducted at Park District facilities. • Creative ability to plan, organize and conduct innovative recreation programs based on community needs and interest. • Knowledge and ability to use computer systems and software including Microsoft Office products. • Ability to project a positive, consistent Park District image. • Ability to compile information, prepare reports and correspondence. • Communicate with Director of Program Services on issues related to the Recreation program management. This includes programming, public relations, budgets and hiring and supervising part-time staff. • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Work Activities: (Illustrative Only)

Recreation: • Plans various sports and athletic programs, including the comprehensive schedules for these programs. • Oversees and evaluates registration policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements. • Supervises and coordinates athletic programs, tournaments, recreation programs and events. • Assists with the planning of Park District sponsored tournaments and sports related events. • Conducts hiring, supervising and training of part-time employees to provide quality recreation programming in a safe atmosphere for both participants and staff. • Innovate and develop new recreation programs in a variety of categories based on both community and Park District demands and future trends. • Supervises and schedules the use of Park District athletic facilities. • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment and makes recommendations for replacement. • Assist in the preparation and transmission of records and reports concerning program activities and attendance. • Provides information to the Director of Marketing/Operations for promotion of Park District programs. • Assists in training of all seasonal staff. • Assists in preparing budgets for programs and facilities. • Maintains an ongoing working relationship with various community groups and agencies. • Attend in service trainings, conferences and related workshops.

Grants: • Assist in applying for grants, sponsorships and donations for the District.

Reports: • Provides attendance numbers for Park District programs. • Provides other reports as needed.

Other Considerations: • The Recreation Program Manager must expect to work prolonged days, which may include long periods on his/her feet, lifting or moving equipment. This position includes both office and physical tasks. • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Physical Requirements: • Sitting, walking, standing as needed to perform required job functions. • Subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. • Ability to lift light to moderate objects. • Ability to drive motorized vehicles.

Quincy Park District Application can be found at

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 Quincy Park District


Michael Bruns

 Closing Date

July 15, 2019


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York Center Park District

Job Description: Program Supervisor for Youth and Teen Programs

This is a full-time position responsible for the administration of the daily operation and programming of our Kindergarten Enrichment Program, the After School Recreation program, youth and teen art and craft programs and as director of our grade school age summer day camp and director of our teen age summer day camp. Individual must be positive, organized, have an excellent work ethic, and be able to effectively direct and manage a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills.

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS, & RESPONSIBILITIES •Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university preferred (not required). •Two or more years of demonstrated success as an afterschool and/or day camp programmer, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. •Acquire and retain a CDL drivers license. •Organize and directs arts and craft youth and teen programs. •Organize and directs the Kindergarten Enrichment Program, including planning implementation and evaluation. •Organize and directs the After School Recreation Program, including planning implementation and evaluation. •Organize and directs Blues Buster Summer Day Camp, including planning implementation and evaluation. •Organize and directs Teens On The Go Summer Day Camp, including planning implementation and evaluation. •Handles communication with parents of participants for area of responsibility. •Handles marketing and advertisement for all current and new programs in area of responsibility. •Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the Executive Director. •Provide management to staff through training, coaching, directing, supervising and evaluating performance. •Evaluates the effectiveness of the existing programs and submits recommendations for fee and program changes. •For all areas of responsibility this individual provides direct leadership and contact to patrons and participants; this provides an opportunity to better evaluate staff and the programs in general. •Prepare annual budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses for applicable program areas. •Recommend budget and monitor expenses and revenues to ensure compliance with budget mandates within area of responsibility. •Establish good working relationships with patrons, the community and the general public. •Responsible for other duties as assigned, including but not limited to special events planned implemented and evaluated as a staff member and a coordinator.
•Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

This is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director.

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 York Center Park District


Scott Nadeau

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 53,000-65,000 annually

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Plainfield Park District is looking for an immediate full-time Marketing Manager opening. This position is responsible for District-wide marketing efforts including planning, strategy and implementation, coordination and production of printed materials, community outreach for the District’s programs and amenities and have excellent customer service and communication skills.

As part of your total compensation package, which includes your salary, we offer:

• Low to no cost employee and family health insurance coverage • Dental insurance at no cost for employee and family • Vision reimbursement • Life insurance • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent costs • IMRF pension and 457 plan(s) • Wellness program paid incentive and free facility memberships

We value the importance of a work/life balance and offer paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Salary range starts at 53,000-$63,000, based on experience and qualifications.

Up for the challenge? Ready to show off your marketing skills? To find out more about this position, our Park District and to apply visit our website

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20.84 per hour.

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The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Community Affair/Environmental Education Department is accepting applications for one (1) part time Naturalist Assistant.




APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 7, 2019 All candidates must apply on-line at:

POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision of the Environmental Education Manager, develops and conducts environmental education programs, assists with special events, and performs day-to-day operational tasks.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS Operations: - Assists in the planning and preparation of District educational programs. - Conducts on and off-site educational programs consonant with the purposes of the District to a variety of audiences, both in numbers present and the type and level of interest.
- Greets and answers questions from the public; Participates in development of procedures that enhance the public participation in programs and use of forest preserves. - Assists in research, design and maintenance of educational exhibits for the Nature Center and its outreach programs. - Assists with upkeep and maintenance of educational materials and supplies. - Assists in preparing information for distribution to the public concerning District nature programs. - Participates in District-wide educational initiatives. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois Driver’s License free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District’s fleet insurance carrier - Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook - Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays - Obtain and maintain all required licenses and certifications - Performs other duties as assigned or required

Administration: - Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users. - Provides input during the program development process.

Staff Supervision: - Supervises interns and summer seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Additional duties may be essential.

QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old - Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecological sciences, environmental education, or closely related field. - Experience: Two (2) years in environmental education, natural resources, parks and recreation, or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment. NAI certification a plus. KCCN and/or Master Naturalist certification a plus.

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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Betsy Scaletta

 Closing Date

July 7, 2019


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The School Age Coordinator is a 40-hour per week, year-round position, working directly under the supervision of the Early Childhood Supervisor. The School Age Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of After School Recreation as well as Tiny Tots and the Early Childhood AfterCamp Care programs. It is vital the Coordinator constantly assess the needs of the community to grow and develop programming to meet those needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

• Plan, organize, and implement After School Recreation, Tiny Tots and Early Childhood AfterCamp Care, and Special Programming Days Off School. • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and camps to make modifications and/or introduce new programs, as needed. • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate school-year After School Recreation teachers, assistants, and high school student aides, as well summer Tiny Tots and Early Childhood AfterCamp Directors and counselors. • Schedule staff to ensure proper supervision of participants. • Manage all participant documentation, including but not limited to class lists, attendance records, participant information forms, permission slips, emergency contacts, and permission to escort. • Assist Early Childhood Supervisor with Full-Day Preschool participant and program documentation, as needed. • Plan, schedule, and attend After School Recreation field trips for special programming days. • Develop behavior modification plans for children in After School Recreation. • Conduct parent orientations and meetings as needed to ensure a successful program experience for all participants. • Handle program inquiries and feedback from participants and work creatively to resolve any issues. • Work in cooperation with the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) to adequately support children with special needs to participate in the programs successfully.


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.

Education and/or Experience

• Minimum qualifications include having an A.A.S. or B.A. in Education (preferred), Elementary Education, Parks and Recreation or related field. • Preferred Early Childhood Director qualified, according to the Department of Children and Family Services Licensing standards. • Must have 2 years experience administrating Early Childhood programs. • Must have ability to work well with children, their families and supervise staff.

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 Wilmette Park District


Liz Cox

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled