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The Village of Gurnee is looking for a passionate, talented and energetic individual who is ready to join our team in the newly created position of Community Engagement Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career to the next level while continuing to cultivate one of Illinois’ most professionally managed communities. 

Key Responsibilities: In this role, you will be responsible for spearheading and supporting communication efforts with all stakeholder groups including but not limited to: 

·  Facilitating two-way communications for residents and businesses to engage with the Mayor’s Office and Village Administration

· Providing Informational and Marketing content via traditional and social media 

·  Planning, organizing, coordinating, and executing – including onsite logistics - special events, programs, and activities

·  Serving as liaison between the Village and local businesses and community partners 

·  Prepare the annual budget and monitor expenditures for special event programing and activities

·  Executing and managing contracts, policies and procedures as they relate to community events and economic development initiatives

·  Pursuing and maintaining existing partner relationships to allow for the sharing of resources

The Community Engagement Coordinator can expect to work closely with the Economic Development Director and the Mayor to achieve goals in the area of program development, community engagement/outreach and external partnerships. This position is an integral part of Gurnee’s economic development efforts.  

Key attributes of the candidate selected for this position will include:  a highly collaborative individual; a self-starter who takes initiative to seek out opportunities; ability to work with considerable independence; an organized, detail oriented professional with a strong customer service orientation;  extensive experience utilizing information technology to enhance outreach and communication with residents and businesses; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated knowledge and successful experience in areas of special event planning and coordination; project management experience; and budget preparation and administration.    

The Salary range:
Anticipated hiring salary $101,500 annually (+/- DOQ): plus, a generous benefit package including health, dental, and vision benefits, employer-paid life insurance and other ancillary benefit options. Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), retirement health savings plan through Mission Square with bi-weekly Village contributions along with the option to participate in a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Paid time off; tuition reimbursement assistance; professional membership and certifications.  

Work Schedule:
Full-time position: 40 hours per week - The Village of Gurnee strongly believes in a work/life balance, our schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Attendance at special events is required. 

Education/Experience: Qualified candidates will minimally have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred; at least 5 years of comparable experience - public or private sector experience in special event organization and planning, hospitality, public or business relations, or marketing / business communications desirable.  Must be able to work flexible hours to meet scheduling demands of special events and daily work responsibilities.

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Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration for this position. First review of applications will occur February 14th, 2024. Position is open until filled.

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Erica Wells

 Closing Date

February 26, 2024

 $55,423 - $77,592


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! With a population of 45,556, the Park District manages 462 acres of parkland within 28 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood parks to large community parks. Facilities vary from formal gardens to playgrounds. 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 Clubhouse Supervisor at Sugar Creek Golf Course! Sugar Creek Golf Course is looking for a highly motivated Clubhouse Supervisor who strives to lead a golf course operation known for being one of the best courses in the area, with outstanding instructional programs and a popular special event rental space. Sugar Creek Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 32 course, owned and operated by the Elmhurst Park District and Village of Villa Park since 1975. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Clubhouse Supervisor will be responsible for assisting in managing all golf operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Schedule, oversee, and implement staff schedule. Work schedule shifts as necessary.
  • Train, supervise and monitor staff on effective use of POS, reservations, and data base management. 
  • Assist and advise in purchasing appropriate merchandise for sale in pro shop and counter area with a focus on maximizing profit margins while minimizing unnecessary inventory levels. Monitor inventory levels on an "as needed basis"
  • Manage and supervise outings and other special events on the golf course and in the clubhouse.
  • Assist in teaching and overseeing the instruction of all golf programs. 
  • Maintain facility cleanliness through regular scheduling of upkeep.

  • Bachelor's degree in Golf Course Management or equivalent experience with 4 years experience and 2 years supervisory experience. 
  • PGA Member preferred. 
  • Knowledge of golf industry.
  • Proficiency in point of sale and reservation software.
  • Proficiency in computer word-processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Proven problem-solving, communication, organizational, customer service and management skills

Varied schedule that includes evenings and weekends. 

  • The anticipated starting range for this exempt position is $55,423/year DOE. 
  • This position falls under Pay Grade 5 with a pay range of $55,423 - $77,592/year. 

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)
* The Elmhurst Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process may contact the Division Manager - Human Resources & Risk at*

For more information about the Elmhurst Park District, please visit!!

Additional Legal Statements
Elmhurst Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elmhurst Park District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Elmhurst Park District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources.

The district is required by state statute (70 ILCS 1205/8-23) to obtain criminal conviction information concerning applicants, and shall perform a criminal background check for applicants for all positions, including the position for which you have applied. Applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of convictions. Conviction of offenses enumerated in subsection (c) of said statute shall automatically disqualify the applicant from consideration for working for the district. All other convictions shall not automatically disqualify the applicant from consideration, but rather, the conviction will be considered in relationship to the specific job.

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Brian McDermott

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is one of the most noteworthy park districts in Illinois. Located 25 miles northwest from downtown Chicago, AHPD is the 3rd largest Park District in Cook County and the 12th largest in the State of Illinois. Since 1925, AHPD continues to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible, and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and every season. The District are stewards of five community centers with outdoor pools, two tennis clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Ridge Center, two public golf clubs and a driving range, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, Senior Center, 58 parks, 44 playgrounds, 22 miles of jogging and bike trails across 714 acres of land. AHPD is a three times National Gold Medal Award recipient for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management and an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency.

Join the Recreation Department and become part of the team that is responsible for overseeing Athletics at the AHPD. This exempt position is responsible for the administration of youth and adult athletic programs, facility and field scheduling, and serves as a liaison to community groups. The Athletics Manager also supervises two full-time athletic facility supervisors, part-time athletic staff, and community center support staff.

  • Oversees all aspects of the Athletics, including two full-time supervisors and the following athletic program areas: Directly oversees adult softball, adult basketball, and all athletic fields and facilities including Melas Park, and Recreation Park West. Indirectly oversees youth soccer, youth basketball, volleyball, T-ball, Sunset Meadows field, and Canine Commons Dog Park.
  • Schedules athletic fields and facilities for use by Park District programs and activities as well as for community agencies such as school districts, AHYBA, AHYAA, the American Legion, churches, and other local groups.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with Illinois Premier, AHYAA, school districts, large renters, and referee assigners.
  • Coordinates concession contract and season scheduling for Melas.
  • Prepares coaches’ packets, coaches’ and players’ manuals, and other informational materials.
  • Develop and implement a training and certification program for sports officials, if needed.
  • Manages the following areas of the Community Center facility: scheduling of rooms, gyms, registration/support staff.
  • Manages all functions and activities that are held in the building, gym, and/or surrounding parkland
  • Works collaboratively with the Superintendent of Parks on field use and maintenance based on seasonal programs and rental schedules.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time, and seasonal direct reports.

  • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of three-five years of demonstrated success as an athletic and/or recreation programmer
  • CPRP Certification preferred
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training
  • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License
  • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • 457 and ROTH 457 Defined Contribution Plans
  • Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation and floating holidays)
  • Childcare Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PPE Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave 
  • Remote Work Options 
  • Park District facility and program discounts for employees and their families

Interested applicants may apply here:

The Arlington Heights Park District commits itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a mutually respectful, multicultural, and equitable environment.

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Kristy McCann

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,000 - $60,000

The Youth Recreation Supervisor reports to the Youth Program Manager for the programs and operations of this programming area.  This includes managing operations of all C.A.R.E. locations, youth camps, Day off School programs, general youth programs, contracted programs, Hunt Club Activity Center, Hunt Club Childcare Room, and other assigned duties.   
  • Experience: Proven successful and progressive leadership experience in a supervisory capacity and knowledge of local government, community organizations and social agencies.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Education, or related field is required.
  • Skills: Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the recreation industry, specifically youth recreation, and have knowledge of child development criteria for grade school children. Individual must creatively implement new programs and services, possess the ability to organize, plan and supervise a wide variety of programs and staff. Must be able to understand customer needs, grasp ideas, analyze and implement them. Possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with staff. Demonstrate the ability to prepare program budgets, develop and conduct staff training, prepare, and maintain manuals and be able to work with various software systems.
  • Certification: Valid Driver’s License and CPR/First Aid/AED required. CPR/First Aid/AED Certified Instructor and CPRP preferred.
  • Competencies: Thorough knowledge and background in a variety of recreation programs including camp, before/after school care, general youth programming; basic knowledge of preparing and administering a budget.
  1. Hire, train, schedule and supervise CARE, camp, coordinator and childcare staff and volunteers including annual performance evaluations, hiring paperwork, job descriptions, and disciplinary documentation.
  2. Develop, implement, and analyze this programing area to ensure that programs are interesting, rewarding, successful and satisfy the needs of the community.
  3. Prepare seasonal program information for the Marketing Department.
  4. Continually analyze programs, facilities and staff through direct observation and evaluation. 
  5. Maintain necessary records, statistics, and reports to support the program area.
  6. Provide training and ensure the safety of participants in programing areas.
  7. Prepare a budget and goals annually and work to achieve these goals.  
  8. Respond to customers and staff within one business day.  When this is not possible, indicate receipt of the message and when to expect a full response.
  9. Works with WSRA (Warren Special Recreation Association) to coordinate Inclusion services for children with special needs. 
  10. Maintain all areas standards established through the CPARA and Distinguished Agency accreditation processes. 
  11. Attend and execute assigned components of the Gurnee Days Community Event. The event is scheduled annually the second full weekend in August each year. 
  12. All duties as assigned.
  1. Serve on internal committees as assigned.   
  2. Serve on external committees as assigned. 
  3. Assist the Youth Program Manager and Director of Recreation as needed.
Movement of supplies, equipment and uniforms is necessary, generally 25 lbs. Bending, twisting, and kneeling may be necessary in support of the programing areas.
It is expected that all Gurnee Park District Staff comply with the policies and procedures as set forth by the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners.  Resources that outline these policies and procedures include the Personnel Policy Manual, Safety Manual, Departmental Manual, Area, or Job Specific Manuals and other written or verbal procedures as provided by your supervisor. It is expected that all staff will learn and understand these policies and procedures. As all situations cannot be documented even in manuals such as these, it is further expected that your actions as an employee are always performed with safety in mind, respect of your fellow staff and customers in mind, and at the direction of your supervisor.
To apply, go to the Careers section on our website at or click here

Gurnee Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Mike Wick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20.00 - $22.00 per hour

Job summary

The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development, and direction of the Beach Waterpark at the Wood Dale Park District. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Director of Recreation Services. The coordinator shall exercise immediate supervision over part-time employees of the Beach Waterpark. This position will be up to 40 hours per week based on facility needs.

Hours will range between 25-40 hours per week including days, nights and weekends
Hours and days will vary based on facility and programming needs
Weekend availability is required
Start date approximately April 2024 – but can be flexible with end of school schedule

Work Location - 
The Beach Waterpark, 161 W. Commercial St., The Recreation Complex, 111 E. Foster Ave., and other district facilities as required.
Contact with others - 
Position involves everyday internal and external contacts, with the expectation of role modeling cooperative and effective working relationships. This position will deal with customers requiring more time and resources and must be able to effectively listen, react and follow-up to complaints.
Received - Work under the general supervision of the Director of Recreation Services
Exercised - Position is responsible for overseeing seasonal part-time employees
Essential Job Functions
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the Beach Waterpark.
  • Adhere to scheduled hours.
  • Create and publish staff schedules and assign specific duties and daily tasks.
  • Monitor and approve time off requests in accordance with the aquatic policy manual and needs of business.
  • Actively supervise aquatic staff including managers, lifeguards, pool attendants, admissions, concessions, and swim lesson instructors on a regular basis to ensure staff is following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices.
  • Supervise staff by communicating job expectations, coaching, disciplining, and appraising duties and responsibilities.
  • Be on-site to assist with admissions and concessions staff during peak hours.
  • Conduct pre-season orientation and training.
  • Prepare, schedule, and direct staff meetings and training.
  • Meet weekly with pool managers to communicate issues and requests related to the facility.
  • Develop, organize, and implement Swim Lesson Instructor specific training to staff and specific rotation training to lifeguards.
  • Monitor inventories and assist with ordering required merchandise and supplies for use at the water park.
  • Supervise cash handling operations: balances cash, prepares appropriate reports, including daily cash statements, receipts, and deposits.
  • Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to attendance records, staff evaluations, accident/incident reports, audits, and receipts.
  • Anticipate, recognize, and manage aquatic emergencies.
  • Conduct all personnel matters and business-related issues in a confidential and professional matter.
  • Ensure and maintain an orderly, friendly, clean, and safe environment for staff and guests.
  • Communicate effectively with patrons.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure proper communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities.
  • Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, patron complaints, etc. to the Director of Recreation Services.
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Recreation Services to communicate issues and requests related to the facility.
  • Follow district and aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events at the waterpark.
  • Attend required trainings.
  • Substitute as a manager when needed.
  • Follows dress code.
  • Check petty cash banks and obtain change as needed.
  • Respond to patron injuries and comments in a timely fashion.
  • Jointly evaluate staff at the end of the season with the Director of Recreation Services.
  • Maintain open communication between aquatic staff and the organization as a whole.
  • Maintain continuity on processes and procedures amongst aquatic staff and the organization.
  • Must be available for pre-season set-up, operating season, and end of season clean up and paperwork.
  • Assist with determining weather-related closures with the Director of Recreation Services.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation Services.
Requirements of Work
Minimum of 2 years experience in an aquatic facility environment. Supervisory experience preferred. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data.
Knowledge of 
  • Aquatic operation
  • Aquatic safety
  • Liability and risk management practices
Ability to - 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff, including difficult patrons
  • Work independently, multi-task and allow for interruptions of work flow
  • Multi-task and problem solve
  • Address complaints and resolve concerns as needed in a professional matter.
Skills in - 
  • Proficiency in specialized software as needed.
  • Microsoft office software
  • Working knowledge of Active Network registration software
  • Editing and proofreading skills
  • Organization skills and attention to detail
  • Creative, strategic, and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service and team-oriented
Special Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Possession of valid driver’s license
  • Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor Certificate or ability to receive upon hire.
  • Lifeguard Certification or ability to receive upon hire.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification or ability to receive upon hire.
Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requires flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights, and weekends.
  • Work is subject to indoor/outdoor environmental conditions.
  • Requires regular lifting of light, medium, or heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
  • May be exposed to chemicals and confined space areas.

If you are interested in applying, please send resume to Brittany Lynam, Director of Recreation -

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 Wood Dale Park District


Brittany Lynam

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled