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 $51,888 – 64,100

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The Village of Deerfield Department of Public Works and Engineering is seeking applications for the position of Maintenance Operator Trainee within the Public Works Water Reclamation Facility Division. Under the direction of the Water Reclamation Facility Foreman, or designee, the Maintenance Operator Trainee is responsible to perform a variety of general labor from operating, maintaining and monitoring wastewater process equipment to custodial duties.

A High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have valid Illinois CDL Class A driver’s license with airbrake and tanker endorsement, or obtain within 6 months. Must possess Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Works License, or obtain within 18 months. The position includes a variety of duties, and is required to work overtime as requested. Salary range: $51,888 – 64,100 along with excellent benefit package.

Applications can be submitted in writing to Desiree Van Thorre, Human Resources Coordinator with the Village of Deerfield: 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield Illinois 60015, via email to or completed online at The position will be open until filled with a first review on September 3, 2019. Visit our website for a full job description.

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 Village of Deerfield


Desiree van Thorre

 Closing Date

September 3, 2019

 $61,710 - $65,000 DOQ

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Summary Performs high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions for the Executive Director and Board of Commissioners. Work requires the exercise of considerable initiative, independent judgment, and discretion with information with regards to correspondence, communication, staff, customers, Board of Commissioners and partners. This position is distinguished from other administrative positions by the complexity of administrative detail assigned and the degree of expectation to proceed with a high level of accuracy, judgment, anticipatory action, high level of confidentiality, and independence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Includes, but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Executive Director Support Supervises part-time and/or seasonal Administrative Assistants, interns, or volunteers assigned to the Director’s Team. Supports the Executive Director in all administrative functions on behalf of the Executive Director and Board of Commissioners. Transcribes dictation. Coordinates Executive Director events and out of town schedules; completes reservations for community and District functions. Coordinates Executive Director conference registrations, travel, and group dinner arrangements. Schedules and prepares agendas, presentations, and support arrangements for Executive Director’s external speaking engagements. Maintains District policy and procedure manual, to include collaborating with contributors; writing, editing, and recommending updates to the Executive Director. Assists with strategic planning. Leads the accreditation application process including monitoring of annual updates to requirements and coordinating organizational preparedness (e.g. coordinating with staff periodic updates to policies.) Manages and completes special projects as assigned, including Board projects, Foundation projects, joint programs, partnership projects, research projects, etc.

Board Support As designated liaison to the Board, streamlines communications between staff and Commissioners. Serves as Board Secretary, attending Board meetings and workshops, taking minutes, and abiding by the Open Meetings Act; coordinates annual Open Meetings Act trainings for Board members and applicable staff. Assists with executive recommendations and presentations to the Board of Commissioners. Assist with assembling and distribute Board reports and update the Board’s meeting calendar for each meeting, posting and distributing Board meeting notices according to established deadlines, and post information on the District’s website. Assists the Board of Commissioners in its governance by maintaining the District’s Administrative and Board Policy Manual, scheduling training and orientation, performing research, and serving as a technical resource. Coordinates Commissioner events and out-of-town schedules; complete reservations for community and District functions.

General Support Acts as FOIA officer for the District.

Community Relations Coordinates Executive Director or Board special events with staff, support services, and partners. Completes community event reservations, ensuring District presence at key community, association, and partner events. Collaborates with appropriate departments to coordinate community forums and public meetings. Monitors legislative and IAPD matters; communicates with lobbyist and elected officials; organizes annual legislative breakfast and Parks Day/Legislative Conference, if applicable.

Education and/or Experience The equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Communications preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience). A minimum of three years of related experience; supervisory experience preferred. Experience working with Board of Commissioners or City Council and strategic planning preferred. Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and have strong organizational skills.

Classification: Exempt.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package including paid time off, health insurance, and pension.

The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Donna Dunn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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GENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION: Coordinates and implements the execution and production of marketing initiatives at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club, a facility of the Channahon Park District.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years of experience in a comparable position. Demonstrated skills in marketing, social media strategy and knowledge of the game of golf. Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Maintains a positive community image for Heritage Bluffs. • Strives to maintain a positive environment among the District’s organizational divisions. • Knowledge of business development techniques to increase revenue within the golf, retail, and food & beverage operations. • Create, develop and execute marketing campaigns that motivate the local and regional golf community to play Heritage Bluffs. • Responsible for benchmarking and measuring results of Heritage Bluffs golf marketing mix. • Responsible for building, implementing and managing Heritage Bluffs online presence, to effectively support the growth and expansion of Heritage Bluffs’ programs, events and operations. Daily activities include managing digital creative including social media, graphic design, digital signage, email marketing, and ongoing web maintenance. • Coordinates preparation of print materials including golf information for the District’s Program & Service Guide, newsletter, flyers, posters, newspaper/magazine advertisements and other printed material as necessary. This includes writing, specifications, design and layout, and responsible for printing and distribution. • Responsible for the development of a customer service training program that strengthens the overall guest experience at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club. • Arranges for photo and video coverage and maintain a current photo/video file of Heritage Bluffs events and activities for use in electronic media, print materials and power point presentations. • Actively supports the Safety Policy and the District’s established loss control program including training, safety rules, and developing ideas for the prevention of incidents, while providing a safe environment for Park District staff members and patrons. • Responsible for regular attendance and punctuality.

• Perform other duties as directed or requested

POSITION CONSIDERATIONS: • Skilled in the art of dealing with people, public speaking, graphics and written communications. • Knowledge of revenue generating techniques in order to generate sponsorships, publication advertisements, etc. • Knowledge of time management techniques and the ability to use skills in developing schedules, adhering to timelines and managing multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time. • Ability to function independently, possessing a high degree of self-motivation and self-direction. • Knowledge of financial management and the ability to develop a budget and monitor revenue and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget. • Ability to use safe practices in accomplishing work. • Ability to deal with people under stressful situations. • Display initiative when working within area of responsibilities. • Display creativity in project development and implementation. • Ability to respond quickly and accurately. • Required to work some evenings and weekends.

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 Channahon Park District


Jennifer Mensik

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Art Instructor will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with park district guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art. Position begins August 2019. Days/times vary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Art Department

-Teach knowledge and skills in general art, including but not limited to ceramics, pottery wheel, crafting, drawing, painting, and art history with the ability to adapt media and teaching ability to differing age ranges of students -Know and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art in conjunction with traditional techniques, as well as the fundamentals and different approaches to a variety of media techniques -Provide individual and small-group instruction/adapt curriculum for all levels of experience and ability -Select books, instructional materials, and tools and comprise a list for the Center for the Arts Supervisor as needed -Demonstrate techniques and create sample projects in all programs -Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment -Responsible for clean-up and set-up of the art studio -Work with the Center for the Arts Supervisor to organize storage areas and materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse and request supplies to restock -Assist in planning for and executing the annual spring student art showcase -Assist in planning for and executing the annual spring Family Fine Arts Day -Have a basic understanding of kiln firing and be able to load and unload works

Park District

-Attend staff meetings as scheduled -Maintain good working relationships with fellow staff members, other departments, administrative personnel, community members, and other visitors -Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, patrons and other employees of the Park District -Follow direction given by the Center for the Arts Supervisor in relation to classes and instruction -Responsible for communication with parents on their students’ progress and answer any questions, or forward them to the Center for the Arts Supervisor -Represents the Park District to parents, students and guests and conducts him/herself with professionalism and courtesy -Adhere to general rules and policies of the Park District -Completing special tasks in a timely fashion -Be aware of and contribute to the maintenance and implementation of all Park District safety policies and procedures -Maintain good working relationships with fellow staff members, other departments, - administrative personnel, community members, and other visitors -Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Center for the Arts Supervisor Qualifications -Qualifications and preferred characteristics include: -Experience teaching preschool, elementary, and tween students with a broad range of abilities and backgrounds for a minimum of 3 years -Applicants should possess a love of art instruction, and children, as well as the desire to nurture and shape the lives of young students -Appreciation of the developmental and age characteristics of the students in each grade -Eagerness to communicate and develop positive bonds with parents -Ability to think, work and teach interdisciplinary content -Education background and/or experience in Dance -A minimum 3 years as an art instructor -Education background in Fine Arts or comparable field -Specialized art techniques preferred including ceramics/pottery and general/youth art

Safety Responsibilities

Actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents. Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Wilmette Park District safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department. Monitor the learn/play environment for safety hazards. Promptly report to the Risk Manager or member of the Safety Committee all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.

Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hand and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and sit; climb or balance; and push/pull objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must maintain close supervision of children when assisting in programs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

If interested, please complete the online application and submit a copy of a cover letter and resume to Julie Nichols at

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 Wilmette Park District


Julie Nichols

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development and implementation of programs for active adults such as social-recreation activities, educational programs, creating innovative events, trips/excursions and general operations of the Young at Heart Center. Emphasize will also be centered on the development of general adult programs for the community. Other duties include working with other senior citizen agencies to act as an information clearinghouse for the community, developing a strong volunteer program to assist with the delivery of senior citizen programs and working with the other recreation staff on the development and implementation of community events.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates the programs offered • Determines program needs through target group assessments • Attends meetings relevant to senior citizen needs • Provides information and makes appropriate referrals to patrons requiring assistance • Ensuring that guests are served in a professional and quality manner • Collaborates with marketing personnel to implement annual marketing plans • Strive to increase seasonal attendance and participation in programs and events • Submits reports, on a timely basis, as requested • Excellent communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS • The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field with experience in a supervisory capacity • Certified Park & Recreation Professional is strongly desired
• Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License • Ability to drive a 15 passenger van • Preference will be given to candidates who can obtain a CDL upon employment • Willingness to travel on trips, day and overnight • Ability to lift 50lbs

JOB STATUS: Full-time DEPARTMENT: Recreation FSLA STATUS: Exempt HOURS: Minimum 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants may submit application and resume to Evelyn Struck, at Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

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 Bensenville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled