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Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks

The Parks Intern, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Des Plaines Park District Parks Maintenance Department ranging from administrative duties such as budgeting and requests for materials, learning about GIS software and inputting data, to labor including landscape maintenance, pool maintenance, and special projects.


  1. Assists in administrative duties such as project management, bid document proofreading and attending bid openings, GIS entry, assistance in budgeting, attending meetings, participating in committee meetings, etc.

  2. Assists in landscape duties ranging from, but not limited to, landscape construction projects, maintaining turf through mowing and line trimming, cleaning up park debris, pruning of hedges and trees, and athletic field maintenance

  3. Assist in pool maintenance operations

  4. Assist in playground installation operations

  5. Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance

  6. Operate Park District vehicles and equipment

  7. Perform support services at Park District and community events

  8. Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques

  9. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates

  10. Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior


  1. Administer First Aid, when required.

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

  4. Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.

  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Maintenance, Horticulture, Turf, GIS or related field.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 plus depending on qualifications

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Position Summary:

The Golf Course General Manager is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Downers Grove Golf Club according to the policies and procedures of the Downers Grove Park District. The General Manager works closely with the Grounds Superintendent to ensure the highest quality course conditions are maintained, while managing food and beverage services, golf programming, and overall course operations to support an exceptional guest experience.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide clear leadership and direction for all Golf Course operations, including food and beverage services, grounds maintenance, golf programming, sales and merchandising, and customer service. Ensures that all areas of operation are achieving goals, and maintain strong, cooperative working relationships. • Deliver outstanding and consistent levels of service through the communication of clear job expectations; planning, monitoring, mentoring, counseling, and management of employees. • Consistently applies quality and customer service standards to analyze and resolve service problems; identify trends; and to support recommendations for system improvements. • Develops and manages all golf programming across the Park District. Responsible for all events held at the golf course including outings, social events, and clubhouse rentals. • Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. Works closely with the Director of Enterprise Development to develop business plans and conduct data benchmarking. • Actively works to implement business plans and strategic goals to grow rounds/revenue at the course through sales and retention. • Establish and meet sales goals for outings, programming and facility services, while maintaining the highest standards for all aspects of the course. (e.g. golf, food & beverage, recreation activities and other property services). • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees for golf operations and concessions staff. • Partner closely with Finance and Marketing teams to create and execute programming, marketing plans, promotions and pricing strategies. • Responsible for all merchandising within the clubhouse and on the course including all ordering, inventory, and display of all pro shop items, food & beverage inventory, and supplies. • Create and execute short term and long term operational and financial plans for the club. Ensure financial targets are being met consistently through the development and implementation of the annual budget. Schedule expenditures, analyze and forecast results on a daily/weekly basis and adjust as needed to achieve targets. Ensure daily sales are balanced and appropriately recorded. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; benchmarking state-of-the art practices, participating in professional societies. • Education/Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years of leadership (Manager/Asst. Manager) experience in golf industry. • Demonstrates an understanding of course administration and operation practices and procedures. • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Proficiency with Teesnap preferred. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. • BASSET and food and beverage certified according to state and county requirements.
• CPR/AED certified • Valid Illinois driver’s license

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Marian Olund, Director of Human Resources at

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 Downers Grove Park District


Marian Olund

 Closing Date

March 6, 2019

 $14.00 - $16.00 an hour

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JOB TITLE: Aquatics Coordinator (Seasonal) (FLSA non-exempt) R 11.13

SUPERVISOR: Aquatics Manager


-High School graduate or some college preferred.

-Lifeguarding License from the National Pool and Water Park Lifeguarding. (Ellis License)


-Preferred certifications (or the ability to acquire) include: Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification.

-CPR/AED certification. Preferred certification (or the ability to acquire) Food Safety Manager and/or Food Handler.

-Demonstrated knowledge and skill in aquatics facility management as assigned including staff in-service training.

-Supervisory experience required.

-Must possess the ability to hire, schedule, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for aquatic operations.

-Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public.

-Must able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus.


-The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting in overseeing, managing the Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool), excluding maintenance. The operations include, but are not limited to, admissions, concessions, guest service, special events, and lifeguards.

-Assists Aquatics Manager in pre-season hiring of staff and post-season closing of the facility. Responsible for assisting in all operational, managerial and risk management processes at the Family Aquatic Center during its season (June 1-September 2).

-Assists Aquatics Manager to implement systems and procedures to capitalize on group, memberships and daily admissions and concessions sales. Helps train and educate staff on guest services practices, and standards.

-Maintain a current inventory of food and beverage supplies to support the concession stand and oversee the supervision of the cooking and prep personnel.

-This position requires an active and participative management approach and an overall working knowledge of all aspects of an outdoor aquatic operation.

-The Aquatics Supervisor is under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over parttime staff in related areas of responsibility.


Hours Vary. Weekly 30-40 hrs per week. Daytime, Evening and Weekends Season: April-Labor Day.


-Trains and certifies seasonal lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

-Physical ability and endurance to perform the job as required.

-Maintains a professional image and enforce all rules, regulations, and work to create a safe aquatic environment.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work, and safety rules.

-Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of all safety, rescue, swimming lessons, and first aid procedures at the pool.

-Accepts responsibility for the cleanliness of the facility as assigned.

-Supports and exhibits the established organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Maintain necessary supplies and equipment.

-Works as scheduled.


-Assists with the hiring, training, management, evaluation, discipline and supervision of aquatic center staff.

-Attends all meetings when appropriate.

-Coordinate assistance as needed from Guest Services and Maintenance staff. Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

RATE OF PAY: $14.00 - $16.00/hr


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$15.00 Per hour

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Part Time Athletic Coordinator up to 30 hours per week, IMRF Eligible

Requirements: High school diploma required. Degree in Recreation/Sports Management or related field preferred. One to two years of experience in leading recreation, sports, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for the position. Employee must be able to work extended hours, including nights/weekends and holidays. Employee must have excellent computer skills. (Microsoft Office & RecTrac)

Physical: While performing this job, the employee is required to speak and listen, stand, walk, use hands, sit stoop or kneel, bend, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Cognitive: Employee must have the ability to read and understand materials, such as, but not limited to, rules and regulations books, manuals, and schedules.

Duties: Responsible for overseeing all aspects of a given sports activity or contractual programs, including but not limited to game and practice supervision as scheduled throughout the season as well as the oversight of coaches and staff. Coordinate use of facilities with local partner organizations. Assists with developing athletic department goals, procedures, and plans programs to reflect program goals. Monitors set up of athletic facilities for rental events. Prepare an evaluation and summary of current programs including inventories, participant reports, and recommendations for improvement. Interact with co-workers, general population/park patrons in a professional and positive manner.

The Huntley Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Prior to employment a successful criminal background check must be completed.

Applications can be picked up at the REC Center. Completed application should be returned to the front desk staff or mailed to:

        Huntley Park District  
        HR Department
        12015 Mill St. 
        Huntley IL, 60142

        No phone calls please.

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 Huntley Park District


Nancy Sprouse

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000 - $52,000

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Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Jewett Park Community Center Program Manager, the Early Childhood Recreation Supervisor plans, organizes, implements and supervises specific Early Childhood and Preschool programs/facilities inclusive of, but not limited to programs, summer camps and special events.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation, early childhood, or related field. Current DCFS director qualified candidate preferred. 3 years full time professional experience required. Applicants must also have experience in programming, managing staff and interacting effectively with the public.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor responsibilities include: • Supervises and coordinates the early childhood programs including planning, organization and implementation. • Supervises DCFS licensed Deerfield Park District Preschool program and staff. • Recruits, reviews, interviews applicants, and recommends personnel/volunteers that meet desired qualifications for program needs, including early childhood instructors, teachers and day camp staff. • Directly supervises up to one-hundred and fifty (150) part-time recreational personnel and up to fifty (50) volunteers working in recreation programs and activities. • Administers programs within established philosophies and budgetary guidelines of the District. Works to develop and promote new and revised programs and events. • Conducts in-service training programs/seminars for personnel/volunteers; plans and conducts staff meetings for programming staff and camp staff as deemed appropriate. • Preparation and management of annual budget for assigned facilities, programs and events.

For full job description see or email

Position is non-exempt, full time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holiday and sick time.

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to: or complete an application at

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 Deerfield Park District


Linda Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled