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 $48,000 - $53,000 Annually - Depending Upon Qualifications

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Our District is seeking a team member who will be responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining and evaluating a broad spectrum of cultural arts programs including dance, music, theater along with general recreation programs for teens and camps to meet community needs. Selected individual will recruit, train, supervise, evaluate and coach part-time staff and volunteers according to the policies and procedures of the Park Ridge Park District.

Qualifications: Requires two to three years of full-time experience in recreation programming for dance, music and teens. Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work within a fast-paced team environment with individuals of varying ages. An intermediate level of written and verbal communication in the English language is required as well as Microsoft Office Software. Knowledge of RecTrac Registration System, Paycom payroll system and MSI finance software a plus. Must be CPR/AED and First-Aid instructor certified or have the ability to become certified (through the Park District) within 12 months of hire date. A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required in order to drive a District vehicle.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports and Tourism or related field. Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.

Benefits: We offer a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), Program/Facility Discounts and more.

Availability: Standard work-week is Monday through Friday with an approximate schedule of 8:30am – 4:30pm. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are to be expected. Selected individual is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists.

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 Park Ridge Park District


Julie Greve

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Full time, IMRF with health, dental, and vision benefits


The primary responsibility is to ensure that all persons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting or using the Westmont Park District’s facilities. Under the direction of the Director, with the assistance of the Superintendent of Recreation and the Superintendent of Revenue Facilities & Technology, the Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for the preparation, creation, editing and release of all promotional materials and advertising support functions on behalf of the District programs and facilities. This position requires excellent writing and language skills and the use of judgement to prepare press releases.


  1. Develop the annual comprehensive marketing plans for all facilities and programs to enhance the agency’s image, foster general awareness and support to increase program registration, and keep homeowner’s groups and local service clubs informed of Park District activities.
  2. Coordinate program descriptions and schedules with all departments for the creation and timely completion of the District’s Program Guide.
  3. Design and coordinate the production of the Park District newsletter, press releases and reports for the general public.
  4. Assist in maintaining all Park District websites, and digital event calendars using website content management software (WordPress) and coordinate timely updates as required.
  5. Monitor Google Analytics, and Google Search Console data to track website traffic, for increased website traffic and marketing /advertising opportunities.
  6. Maintain and update the digital signage (TVs), display boards, park site display cases, park banners, and other display equipment throughout the Park District.
  7. Capture digital video and pictures at events and programs to create promotional videos for digital use and presentations. Maintain digital files of the same.
  8. Manage the District’s social media accounts including Facebook. Create posts and respond to public inquiries under the guidance of the Executive Director and the District’s social media policy.
  9. Attend staff meetings to share and record critical information from all departments that would be useful in the preparation of promotional materials and for the public’s knowledge.
  10. Perform statistical analysis of marketing campaigns to evaluate return on investment.
  11. Perform search engine optimization activities, and develop and manage search engine marketing campaigns (i.e., Google AdWords).
  12. Provide administrative support to the Executive Director.
  13. Communicate, market and promote special events, programs, facilities and other pertinent information to the public on behalf of the District.
  14. Act as a liaison with the Village of Westmont, local service organizations and other community groups to assist in the promotion of special events and community activities.
  15. Develop and submit announcements and promotional information to the Village Communications Director for advertising on the Village’s electronic bulletin boards.
  16. Must be able to communicate knowledge of all Park District programs and facilities.
  17. Assist customers, via phone and in person, with program registration, room and park rentals, utilizing the District’s registration software, RecTrac.
  18. Manage and record the District’s “on hold” phone message and special event messages.
  19. Assist with the solicitation and securing of advertisers for the seasonal program brochure.
  20. Investigate, act upon and forward to appropriate staff all suggestions, requests and complaints from the public regarding park services and staff.
  21. Manage the production of stationary (letterhead, envelopes, etc.) staff business cards and name tags.
  22. Provide administrative assistance to Recreation Department staff as needed.
  23. Perform any additional related tasks as needed.


The Marketing and Communications Specialist should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, or other related fields. The Marketing Coordinator must have a minimum of two years of successful full-time experience in public relations or marketing.


• Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment.

• Excellent written, customer relations and business skills

• Good knowledge of computer systems, plus Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Word programs.

• Excellent knowledge of and ability to use social media, including Facebook.

Required Technology - Required software proficiency: Adobe CC; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Rush, WordPress


• In an 8-hour workday (40 hours/week) employee may engage in activities that may include, but are not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, driving, bending, twisting and lifting. • Performs job safely and in compliance with the Park District's policies and procedures, work rules and safety rules.


Leadership – Devise marketing plans and objectives based on the strategy, customer requirements and environment of the organization; sets appropriate goals and holding self/others accountable for high and low performance; serves as a coach/mentor to others. Interpersonal – Effectively works with others; being cooperative; establishes appropriate business relationships; displays political acumen and sensitivity. Customer focus – Conveys sincerity, competency and approachability with internal and external customers; anticipates needs of the customer and effectively meets them; seeks feedback to ensure expectations are met. Team Dynamics – Works effectively with the team to obtain optimum results, foresees and manages conflict situations effectively; promotes cooperation, commitment, momentum and pride. Analytical – Integrates and synthesizes information to reach suitable conclusions. Flexibility – Adapts to change; willingly accepts changes to work assignments; removes barriers to accelerate change. Self-Direction – Demonstrates assertiveness by taking initiative and responsibility, uses own judgment to solve problems and improve processes; maintains current knowledge in area of specialty. Safety – Adheres to organizational safety policy, procedures and practices; offers suggestions to improve safety; acts as a role model for others. Listening – Actively listens to others to obtain information; requests clarity as necessary; confirms understanding. Excellent Oral Communication – Expresses oneself clearly and concisely; adapts style to audience. Excellent Written Communication – Demonstrates an aptitude for grammar with the preparation of reports, composition of routine and non-routine correspondence. Research – Gathers and incorporates information by identifying appropriate resources in order to find solutions. General Mathematics – Addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.


• 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. • Work is performed in an office. May require working overtime and attending evening and weekend Park District, community and other special interest group meetings, programs and events. Will require occasionally working outdoors. • English must be spoken, read and understood to perform the functions of this position. • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be high in some instances. • Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, good manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds occasionally.


Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Personnel and Employment Policy.


Submit Westmont Park District employment application, cover letter, resume, and maximum of 3 work samples of digital media that was created for previous employment by applicant. Media should not exceed 8mb for each file (24mb total). Media should only be in the form of a .PDF (no .mp4), if any video is submitted a link to the file location is to be included (YouTube, Vimeo). By submitting work samples you certify the submitted file(s) was made solely by the applicant, and is 100% applicants own work to:, attn: Joel Hymen

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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person in this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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 Westmont Park District


Joel Hymen

 Closing Date

August 12, 2021

 $36,000 - $40,000

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JOB TITLE: DISC Assistant Manager LOCATION: Decatur Indoor Sports Center DEPARTMENT: Recreation CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt

POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for assisting in the overall administration of the Decatur Indoor Sports Center including planning, developing, promoting, budgeting, personnel, community relations and implementing various programs, events, and memberships in the best interest of the community and Millikin University. Lead employee for the DISC Day camp and children’s youth programs.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the DISC Manager and supervises the Decatur Indoor Sports Center part time staff and specific program staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Assists in membership recruitment and retention for the facility (i.e. customer experience, member engagement events, corporate visits, etc.). • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates part time staff; & assists with supervision/guidance of interns and volunteers • Conducts part-time staff meetings • Administer and supervise summer daycamp, schools day out, tumbling, lacrosse. • Assures staffing and set-up needs are in place for rentals, special events, programs, etc. • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for specific areas of responsibility. • Develops personnel standards and employment procedures for his/her staff. • Maintains a good knowledge of the front desk operations and works with Front Desk Coordinator to assure part-time supervisors are trained. • Assists in overseeing maintenance operations for the DISC. • Trains and coordinates trainings for Rockwall Belaying staff and set up/ tear down and supervisor training for the inflatables and bubble balls. • Maintains records and training logs for the Rock Wall and the Inflatables. • Develops new programs, events, and leagues to help drive revenue for the DISC/Recreation • Administers and supervises programs, leagues and events assigned to assistant manager • Maintains a good working relationship with all Millikin University Athletic Coaches and develops camps and clinics as a revenue producer for the DISC and Millikin • Maintains required records of programs and prepares analysis of those programs. • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and reports for the part time staff, Rockwall, special events, Millikin camps and batting cages. • Assures guests/members are acting in an appropriate manner & follows through with disciplinary action when needed. • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Remains an active participant in DISC and Park District committees (i.e. customer service and safety committees). • Attends work on a regular basis • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions may be essential

MARGINAL JOB DUTIES • Speaks before local clubs and groups • Maintains appropriate relationship with Millikin University • Maintains affiliation with appropriate industry professional organizations to keep informed of trends and influences potentially impacting operations • Maintains required records of programs and prepares analysis of those programs including but not limited to the Rockwall and the inflatables. • Provides orientation and training to staff • Maintains required departmental records • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education • Acts as the DISC Manager when the DISC Manager is out of the office for various reasons. • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community park and recreation administration • Strong knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to cooperate with and interpret recreation and facilities philosophies to governmental authorities, private groups and agencies and the general public • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the DISC Manager • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s preferred. • Minimum of (2) or more years of demonstrated success as a recreation program administrator • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training

HOURS • Minimum 40 hours a week, evening shift. Hours determined by DISC Manager or Director of Recreation Facilities • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists • Weekend hours and being on call is required

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 Decatur Park District


Kristi Orrick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Anticipated hiring salary is $46,000-$52,000 annually (DOQ)

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Job Summary:

Responsible for the development, project and staff management and execution of special events, managing the daily operations of recreation facilities including facility rentals/ Building Supervisors, birthday parties, pets, as well as daily operations of the Hall Quarry Beach and Paddleboat/kayak rentals.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, time card approval, evaluation and supervision of the Quarry and Building Supervisor staff. *Manage the rental of facilities which includes the review and approval of all facility reservations, meeting with prospective renters and explaining facility rental procedures. *Maintain daily communication with Building Supervisors and maintenance on events, schedules and facility issues. *Be accessible during all recreation facility use to assist staff and private rentals as needed. Research current trends in special events and aquatics programming. Introduce new activities, equipment and resources to staff and customers. *Manage the operation of summer seasonal facilities which includes Quarry and Paddleboats by hiring, training, scheduling and supervising lifeguards, lifeguard managers, cashiers and custodial staff. *Manage the swim lesson program which includes assigning and training instructors, creating lesson plans for each swim level, providing roster information for instructors and generating class schedules. *Manage the Fox River Trail reservations which include the review and approval of all reservations, talking and/or meeting with prospective patrons showing and explanation of reservation procedures. *Monitor class enrollment; communicate with instructors and Marketing Department regarding class changes, cancellations and rescheduling. *Oversee the chemical balance of the Quarry which includes sending water samples to the State. *Responsible for balanced daily bank deposits and daily financial operations of the Quarry and Paddleboat facilities. *Support staff with concerns such as patron and parent issues, class structure, facility issues and supply needs. *Manage special events which include developing and managing the budget, coordinating the logistics, booking entertainment, arranging staff support, working with the Marketing department to promote events and find sponsorships, creating supply lists, event time lines, gathering supplies and confirming vendors. *Teach CPR/First Aid when needed and maintain supplies. *Responsible for developing pet classes and events, including: preparing contracts, researching new trends and ideas and coordinating all logistics of the pet program or event. *Work with the Marketing Department to promote classes through press releases, social media our website, e-blasts, fliers and other marketing avenues. *Assist with volunteer recruitment and training for utilization at special events. *Conduct a program analysis each season to review enrollment numbers, cancelled programs, program successes, opportunities, need for changes and evaluation feedback. Responsible for creating and adhering to budgets for programs and events. *Manage assigned contractual services (e.g. cleaning company, pest control, first aid, and fire extinguishers.) *Perform all job and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. *Adhere to the BPD time and attendance policy along with the BPD CORE VALUES.

Education and Experience:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and two years of experience in recreation management. Starguard lifeguard instructor obtained within 90 days of hire. Supervisor must obtain a Food Safety Manager certificate within 90 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*First Aid/CPR certification is required. *Above average computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail/Email, and RecTrac in addition to preparing annual budgets. *Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, contractors and the public. *Ability to communicate with public and patrons in a professional manner. *Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment. *Effective time management techniques and ability to meet deadlines while managing day to day activities. *Must be resourceful and well organized. *Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

*This job is performed in a typical office environment in addition to being outdoors, which includes wet, hot, humid, and cold weather conditions. *Prolonged standing during special events may be required. *May be required to assist with physical set-up of recreation programs which may include bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items up to 35 lbs.

Work Schedule:

Weekday hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Some weekend, evening and holidays will be required for meetings, special events and aquatics especially during the summer season.

Salary/ Benefits:

Anticipated hiring salary is $46,000-$52,000 annually (DOQ). This role is Full time, Exempt and has an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and IMRF. BPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Batavia Park District


Brittany Meyer, CPRP

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 37,771.00 - 47,214.00

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ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts. The district has 61 full time employees and 390 part-time and seasonal employees and operates with an approximate annual budget of $15 million for over 58,000 residents

JOB SUMMARY: The Accounts Payable Bookkeeper is responsible for the entering accounts payable batches, process and credit refunds. Open payable monthly reports a, prepare account payable and purchase card reports. Process vendor check run reconcile accounts payable to the general ledger.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. An Associate’s Degree form an accredited Business School or College is required. Two to four years of current work experience, in general bookkeeping with computer input is also required. Possess a sound knowledge of cash receipts, accounts payable (including purchasing cards), accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll functions. Basic accounting and mathematical knowledge and the ability to handle cash and other securities accurately are required. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required.

SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Target hiring range is $37,771.00 - $47,214.00, based on qualifications.


• Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Colonial Life Indemnity Plans

• Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY: Please visit us at – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application and submit a current resume through the online job portal.

This position will be open until filled.

The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Anna Olas
815-459-0680 ext. 1202

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled