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 $43,005-$60,207 DOE


WHO WE ARE: The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun! We serve residents of the Elmhurst community as well as residents of neighboring towns! Join our team and be part of an organization that values being community focused, providing customer service excellence, working with integrity, and having fun! We are looking for someone who will help us achieve our vision of becoming a national leader in providing parks and recreation experiences to our community.

We have an exciting full-time job opportunity as PARK SPECIALIST II - COVERAGE.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Coverage position performs a wide variety of park maintenance tasks along with the regularly assigned duties of trash collection, managing the district-wide tree ring and landscape bed mulching program, and assisting with special projects. In addition to the defined duties the position will act as coverage in the absence of assigned staff due to vacation, illness, or vacancies. Dependent on the nature of the assignment the position may direct 1 to 5 seasonal staff members. Other duties include- special events, mowing, athletic field maintenance, horticulture, inspections, snow removal, and general park maintenance.

  • 2-3 years of park maintenance experience and the ability to operate associated equipment is preferred.
  • A State of Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License and Class “C” driver’s license are required within 6 months of hire.

  • Monday through Friday from 6:30am-3:00pm with additional hours for snow removal and special events.
  • The anticipated starting pay for this nonexempt position is $43,005 and up depending on qualifications.
  • This position falls under pay Grade 2 with a pay range of $43,005-$60,207. 

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
  • Defined contribution medical insurance plan (5 plan options)
  • Dental insurance plan
  • Vision insurance plan
  • District paid life insurance
  • Participation in IMRF (retirement, disability, death benefits)
  • Vacation days, personal days, sick leave and 9 paid holidays!
  • Sick bank leave, paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Two deferred compensation programs (VOYA & Nationwide)
  • Voluntary Supplemental insurance coverage for short-term disability, accident, hospitalization
  • Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical and dependent care
  • Free family Courts Plus Membership and Pool Passes!
  • Free/discounted District programs, merchandise and concessions
  • Educational assistance/tuition reimbursement
  • Professional organizational membership
  • Values Recognition Program
  • Service Awards Program
  • Employee social activities
  • Credit Union (Central Credit Union of Illinois)

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 Elmhurst Park District


Steven Paterkiewicz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Make a difference in your community - the Elmhurst YMCA is now hiring a Youth Development Director!

The Youth Development Director is a leadership role makes a lasting impact. This position is responsible for ensuring that assigned youth development programs, which may include summer day camp, drop-in childcare, before-and-after school care, and/or teen programming; meet program standards in accordance with all applicable licensing and funding requirements. This role is also responsible for enhancing the member/participant experience and retention, optimizing program enrollment and revenue, and managing program budgets.  The Youth Development Director manages, leads and develops team members and ensures a safe environment for all participants and staff.

Salary range for this position starts at $50,000 per year with full-time benefits and opportunities to grow within the organization.

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!


Program Management

    • Ensures the member/participant experience is consistent, integrated and aligned to YMCA goals for youth programming and participant experience, engagement and retention.
    • Identifies and promotes key drivers of a successful program experience.
    • Adapts and creates tools and processes to enhance participant experience.
    • Increases member/participant connection and commitment to YMCA programs.
    • Monitors program registration goals to understand trends and identify means for development.
    • Adapts and customizes program portfolio and curriculum to meet community needs.
    • Optimizes program capacity and enrollment goals.
    • Participates in special events and activities at YMCA sites and within the community.
    • Promotes programs in the community through multiple channels including community engagement strategy. (This includes collaborating with peers and leaders in and outside the Y.)
    • Ensures program safety and compliance according to program standards.
Team Management Responsibilities

    • Identifies hires, manages and motivates a high-performing team that accomplishes program objectives.
    • Coaches and mentors staff to support them in delivering safe, engaging and well-organized program services.
    • Trains new staff and provides ongoing trainings in accordance with training designs.
    • Facilitates all-staff meetings and in-services.
    • Responsible for ensuring staff are compliant with required trainings and certifications.
    • Recruits and trains volunteers to meet the needs of the programs.
    • Evaluates volunteer work and strategy to ensure volunteers are used appropriately.
Fiscal and Risk Management 

    • Manages program budget, including revenue and expenses, to meet financial targets and monitors financial performance.
    • Oversees maintenance of table files, program guides and online registration site to ensure accurate information is advertised.
Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent or higher in Elementary Education, Recreation Management, Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years or more experience in youth and family programming providing high-quality experience to program participants, with at least 3 years of supervisor or team leadership experience.
  • Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission.
  • Budget and expense management experience with the ability to assist in managing budgets to plan.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with customers, team members and other stakeholders and constituents.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), email; ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Team Leader competencies in previous experience or practice.
  • Meet physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.
  • The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. 
Child Abuse Prevention - Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by: 

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required



Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them


Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

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 City of Elmhurst


Richard Harper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $74,900.80 - $104,894.40 Annually

Join the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreations team as a Golf Business Manager! Drive success on the fairway and in the clubhouse. Seize the opportunity to elevate our golf operations, enhance customer experience, and lead a passionate team. If you're ready to tee up your career in golf management, apply now for a swing at this exciting opportunity!

At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds and this position is crucial in the success and strategic direction of a growing and evolving community. We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation.

About our Community
Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is our vibrant and diverse community known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Our city has a strong sense of community which can be seen at any of our numerous parks, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events year round. You can also explore our thriving downtown district, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, or take a stroll along the Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city. Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here!   

About this Opportunity     
Provides management, planning, and supervisory work with responsibility to direct the daily programming and facility operations of the City golf courses.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides management and leadership for a large multi-faceted division, responsible for all aspects of golf operations, management, and services.
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Prepares the golf operation budget, assists in budget implementation, and participates in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Participates in strategic planning activities for the golf division.
  • Ensures sound relationships between division staff and golfers; keeps golfers informed of the activities of the facility and encourages participation.
  • Creates, facilitates, and manages marketing plan for the golf division.
  • Represents golf operations at City and community functions and Commission meetings, serving as spokesperson as needed.
  • Coordinates activities and partnerships with other city departments and outside organizations.
  • Maintains and analyzes golf course usage records and maintains records of golf maintenance activities and equipment.
  • Consults and approves course maintenance regarding construction projects, chemical/fertilizer use, mowing and maintenance schedules and irrigation procedures.
  • Determines merchandise and display needs for all three golf courses and pro shops and manages all aspects of concessions to maximize profitability and efficiency.
  • Performs related work as required.
Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, accounting, sports management, or a closely related field and 5-7 years of experience in professional management or golf course operations; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience (i.e., one year of relevant experience may substitute for one year of education)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
Required Licenses or Certifications
  • Class A Professional Golf Association (PGA) Professional membership or Class A Golf Course Superintendent Association (GCSA) Superintendent membership
    Desired Qualifications
  • Two-year Turf Management Certificate or equivalent training preferred 

Additional Information

Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, or as needs arise depending on season 


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
The City of Cedar Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All job applicants will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).

Applicants with Disabilities
We respect and value people with disabilities and are committed to providing a workplace culture of disability inclusion. People with disabilities are supported during the hiring process and are encouraged to apply for employment with the City of Cedar Rapids. In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to those in need of assistance with the application and interview process. To request an accommodation, contact the City's Human Resources department by phone at 319-286-5000 or by email at

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 City of Cedar Rapids


Troy Simmons

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Niles Park District is looking for an Athletics Intern.  This intern position will play an integral role within the Athletics Department by gaining hands on experience in program planning, facility management, equipment management, customer service, and league facilitation. Participation and support at summer events will be required.

  • Create/maintain team and division info. in online scheduling and sports management software program
  • Organize maintenance and site set-up of fields, courts and other locations
  • Assist with adult and youth league management
  • Responsible for the safety of patrons and players
  • Assist with management of coach/volunteer processes and database
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with community stakeholders
  • Manage program supplies, equipment, and keep facility space clean, safe, and organized
  • Evaluate marketing needs and strategies of department
  • Assist with staff recruitment and retention strategies
  • Attend all staff meetings and training programs as required
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • Has completed or is working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (i.e Sports/Recreation Management)
  • Has basic knowledge of a variety of sports, including game play and rules
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-orientated, ability to prioritize, multi-task, have a positive attitude and meet deadlines
  • Effective and professional communicator, both verbal and written
  • Possess problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Has understanding of and passion for Youth Sports and Recreation
  • Ability to enforce Park District rules and safety practices
  • Knowledge of a variety of sports, including game play and rules

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 Niles Park District


Jamie Teichmann

 Closing Date

March 31, 2024

 $52,535.97 and $78,725.91 Annually

The Village of Orland Park's Natural Resources & Facilities (NRF) Division seeks an enthusiastic, team oriented and experienced maintenance professional to join our team as a full-time Maintenance Worker I. The successful candidate for this position will join the hardworking members of the Forestry Crew.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing varied skilled and semi-skilled duties at Village-owned properties, including but not limited to forestry, landscaping, horticulture and park/playground maintenance.
ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and/or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certifications are preferred. A Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with air brake, trailer and tanker endorsements is required within 6 months. CDL training is provided in-house. 

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 Village of Orland Park


Michael Mazza

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled