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 Starting at $47,331 DOQ


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!

We have an exciting full-time job opportunity for a Support Specialist to join our Information Technology department 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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: As Support Specialist, you'll provide first level support for registration/programming software in addition to technical end-user support of other District hardware/software. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide professional and timely technical communication (verbal and written) to end users Complete IT work order incident tickets in a timely manner and keep tickets up to date Provide support for client workstations and laptops (including updates, hardware move/changes, repairs, software installs, printers, tracking consistency) Assist Software System Analyst with Registration software support Provide mobile device support, mdm management, app management and timely device updates Maintain hardware and software inventory across on District facilities for accuracy, distribution and budgeting needs Prepare knowledge base training sessions, videos and documents for use by staff


Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; two-years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Information technology certifications desirable

WHEN YOU’LL WORK: Workweek is Monday – Friday and hours will be 7:30am - 4:30pm with a 1-hour lunch.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: The anticipated starting pay for this non-exempt/exempt position is $47,331. Actual salary will depend upon qualifications

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


Allison Hanchett

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Salary Range: $19.00 - $21.88/HR

Working Hours: The Park Specialist is a full time non-exempt position working 40 hours per week, plus overtime. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including ½ hour unpaid lunch. Hours may be shifted occasionally to accommodate specific tasks.

Summary: The Park Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director of Parks with the maintenance operations of the Park District grounds, facilities, and equipment.

Qualifications: 21 years of age. A valid Illinois State Driver License (Class A). In good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds.

Immediate Supervisor: The Park Specialist reports to the Director of Parks.

Essential Functions:
1. Communicate with the Director of Parks regularly on Park District matters. 2. Landscape maintenance operations for the Park District. This includes but not limited to: a. Turf maintenance: Mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, seeding, weed control, and trash removal. b. Athletic field maintenance: Baseball diamond infields, soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and installation and maintenance of necessary apparatus of each field use. c. Landscape maintenance: Soil grading and preparation, tree planting, tree trimming, tree spraying, tree watering, mulch bed maintenance, and flower bed maintenance. d. Construction: Installation of park/playground equipment, park benches, park signage, retaining walls, and drainage systems. 3. Assist with the custodial maintenance of all Park District facilities. 4. Assist with any equipment repairs for the Park District. This includes but not limited to vehicles, tractors, any facility, or program equipment. 5. Assist the recreation department in set up, construction, and repair of all special event props. 6. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. 7. Promote a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. 8. Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Marginal Functions: 1. Attend Park District meetings as necessary. 2. Assist the recreation department with recreation/special event programs. 3. Substitute for the Park Ambassador if they are unable to perform their work.

Psychological Considerations: 1. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. 2. Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. 3. Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.

Physiological Considerations: 1. Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. 2. Drive a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. 3. Perform lifting tasks up to 100 pounds.

Environmental Considerations: Will be exposed to the elements when performing outdoor duties. Most duties are performed outdoors.

Cognitive Considerations: The Park Specialist must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, deadlines, personnel changes, workload and technological development, etc.

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 River Forest Park District


John Beto
708-366-6660 x103

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,009.60 ($22.12/hour)

Job Title: Park & Facilities Foreman
Grade: VII
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Lake Park Manager
Supervises: Part-time staff as required or instructed

Performs general and preventative maintenance and repairs, landscaping, and custodial work at Lake Park, including all shelters and facilities onsite, including Lake Park Clubhouse, Lakeview Center, Memorial Band Shell, and Maintenance Garage.

Schedule: Sunday-Thursday. 6:00am-2:30pm April-October, 7:00am-3:30pm November-March.

1. Perform general building custodial duties to maintain and clean floors both carpeted and tile.
2. Responsible for room set up and break down for recreation programs and events as scheduled.
3. Inspect buildings for maintenance needs and safety hazards.
4. Perform building repairs such as painting, changing light bulbs and ballasts.
5. Strip, seal and wax floors.
6. Cleans buildings, picnic pavilions, and restrooms as needed.
7. Pick up trash and debris outside building.

1. Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
2. Inspects parks and clean up debris.
3. Prunes hedges and trees.
4. Participates in snow removal operations.
5. Participates in ice rink maintenance.
6. Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
7. Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
8. Operates equipment such as: riding mowers, trimmers, chain saw, power washer, snow blower.
9. Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles

1. Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge.
2. Assists other work crews as needed.
3. Assist with party rentals at Lakeview Center.
4. Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
5. Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
6. Perform additional duties as assigned.
7. May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
8. Member of a Park District committee as assigned.
9. Assists with special events including, but not limited, to the annual Fall Fest.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED), Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training
Experience: Two years related experience., Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of landscape equipment and tools.
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire, Valid Illinois Driver’s License

To apply, please visit and select the Full Time link.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Nicole Dale

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000-$65,000 DOQ + excellent benefit package

The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District is seeking a full-time Superintendent of Recreation. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the management of a wide scope of recreation, fitness and facility related programs. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization and supervision of Park District recreation services for all age groups in the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District.


Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, or related field.

• Seven (7) years full-time experience in the field of Recreation/Leisure Management.

• Minimum five (5) years of management, leadership and supervisory experience.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificates:

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of current parks and recreation programs, and special recreation associations.

• Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.

• Valid driver’s license required.

• Knowledge of fitness facility operations, management and programming preferred.

• Ability to plan, coordinate and implement a comprehensive community recreation program.

• Strong organizational and project management experience.

• Work independently and as a team member as assigned.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel, other agencies, and the public.

• Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the District.

• Ability to plan, organize and provide leadership to personnel that will give them the tools necessary to fulfill the goals of the Department and the District.

• Demonstrate decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills.

• Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, in writing and through presentations.

• Knowledge of Word, Excel, social media and RecTrac applications for program registration, facility rental and scheduling.


• Plans, develops, schedules, directs, and implements a year-round, city-wide recreation/aquatic program serving all ages and community needs.

• Serves as a liaison between the recreation/aquatic department and community-based organizations.

• Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates fitness, recreation/aquatic, and support staff.

• Develops strategic partnerships with local businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, city schools, and other governmental agencies, etc., as necessary to maximize the strength and effectiveness or programming.

• Ensures the implementation of effective publicity and marketing efforts to maximize community awareness participation in department programming.

• Plans and implements special events and health awareness programs.

• Maintains membership records and retention program.

• Prepares and monitors budgets relating to recreation operations, including, but not limited to, determining cost effectiveness and revenue potential of programs.

• Oversees and approves all rental requests/agreements

• Promotes the public use of recreational resources, areas, and facilities for group and individual play and recreation.


• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

• Assists in leading instructional programs.

• Assists at the registration desk.

• The District encourages its employees to “take ownership” of the District. As such, it is the responsibility of all Park District employees to pick up litter throughout the building, grounds and facilities of the District.

• Staff is expected to help with the successful implementation of programs, parks and services across program areas and between departments.

Full Job Description available on District website:

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 Flagg-Rochelle Park District


Jackee Ohlinger
(815) 562-7813

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $58,685-$68,955 DOQ

Community & Position Summary: The Village of Lisle is looking for a Community Engagement Specialist! This is a new position and it represents an exciting opportunity to take the Village’s efforts of collaborating with the community to the next level. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who will grow and enhance services and events aimed at engaging with the community. As a key member of the Village Manager’s Office, the selected candidate will build long-lasting relationships between community members and the Village to foster fruitful partnerships that benefit the Lisle community.

Lisle is a vibrant and dynamic community located in Chicago’s western suburbs with a high quality of life. Called “The Arboretum Village,” the community is situated along the prestigious I-88 Corporate Corridor just 26 miles west of Chicago’s loop in DuPage County. With a nature-themed downtown, Lisle is home to 750 businesses located in a variety of business districts including corporate headquarters of AST, Navistar, REMPREX, Molex, SunCoke Energy, and Leeco Steel. Lisle has beautiful neighborhoods, three full-service hotels, Benedictine University, a growing local/independent restaurant scene, extensive recreational opportunities through the Lisle Park District, and excellent schools all within just a short train ride to downtown Chicago.

Under the direction of the Assistant Village Manager, the Community Engagement Specialist will be tasked with developing a plan for advancing Village communication efforts, researching and devising best-practice community engagement methods, crafting and conducting surveys to inform the delivery of Village services, and collecting, maintaining, and interpreting data for reporting. This individual will serve as the main contact for marketing, planning, and coordination of Village events such as Celebrate the Season, Independence Day Celebrations, and National Night Out.

Principal Responsibilities: Serve as primary manager of the Village’s communication platforms including social media and website; plan and generate content aimed at engaging with audiences, respond to questions and inquiries; implement tactics to increase reach and engagement.

Serve as the main contact for development, marketing, planning, and coordination of Village events. Provide organizational support and assistance for economic development marketing efforts and events run by community stakeholders.

Research, devise, and carry out best-practice community engagement methods.

Under supervision, proactively disseminate concise and timely information regarding Village services, pending development, special projects and initiatives, topical issues, potential hazards and emergencies, community events, and other priority subjects of information.

Build suitable and collaborative partnerships with resident groups and other community organizations to best inform the development, planning, and administering events/programs that best contribute to a welcoming community and high quality of life.

Continuously identify, develop and use interactive and innovative technologies to inform and engage the community; develop, plan, and schedule specific communication and outreach strategies to reach all populations found within the community.

Facilitate the development and implementation of creative engagement efforts that build bridges and provide community members more opportunity to learn about, discuss, and participate in key community issues.

Create and edit visual content including complex video, motion graphics, and photographic, audio and other content.

Use of Office Software & Office Equipment Strong abilities to use software systems and modern office equipment; ability to create, edit, produce, and publish short videos.

Use of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and data base software for the generation of reports, production of outreach materials, and other routine tasks.

Routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Qualifications & Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent is desired, plus 2-3 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a similar field.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Compensation This position is FLSA exempt with an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays and sick days. Starting salary range for this position is $58,685-$68,955 DOQ.

To Apply Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 24, 2022 by applying online at and submitting an application, resume, and cover letter to Please reference Community Engagement Specialist in the subject line of your email.

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 Village of Lisle


Patti Anderson
(630) 271-4146

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled