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SUMMARY: The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the oversight of all recreation, fitness, and nature programming, as well as customer service, marketing, and IT. The Superintendent of Recreation is a full-time employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Work pace is moderate depending on the task required.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Superintendent of Recreation should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. The Superintendent of Recreation must have at least five years of full-time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position with progressive supervisory experience. The Superintendent of Recreation must have experience working with VSI and Microsoft computer programs. The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple facilities and full-time staff.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Superintendent of Recreation is under the supervision of the Executive Director.

1. Lead the recreation, fitness, nature, marketing, customer service, and IT service areas. 2. Supervise full-time and permanent part-time staff in the recreation department, including the Recreation Supervisor, Nature Center Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Registration Clerk, and Fitness Center staff. 3. Prepare and manage the administrative and programming budgets for recreation, fitness, and nature, as well as events, marketing, and IT. 4. Aid staff in the development and implementation of revenue generating programs, as well as park and facility rentals. 5. Manage all aspects of the Park District’s Fitness Center, including memberships, personal training, group exercise classes, and staffing. 6. Influence policy changes and policy implementation to improve Park District operations. 7. Provide communication to the staff about Park District policies. 8. Evaluate the community needs for programs and events and respond to any existing service gaps. 9. Direct the marketing efforts for the organization, including brand awareness, web design, social media strategy, and analytics. 10. Work with the Marketing Coordinator to assemble the seasonal brochure for the Park District. 11. Troubleshoot issues with RecTrac software and act as the main point of contact for VSI. 12. Communicate consistently with the Executive Director about all Park District matters. 13. Work with staff to ensure all contracted and Park District instructors have turned in all necessary documentation (i.e. certificates of insurance, professional licenses, training certificates, etc.). 14. Attend Administrative Team meetings, Park Board meetings, and Special Park Board meetings as required. 15. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures. 16. Ability to accept other duties as assigned.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS: 1. Excellent customer service skills (internal and external customers). 2. Ability to successfully use the secondary electronic devices: copy machine, postage machine, laminator and label maker. 3. Work well with all departments and personalities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Have an advanced knowledge of all programs, operations, special events, memberships, marketing, and IT, as well as how and where to obtain additional information. 2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Superintendent of Recreation may feel added pressure from the volume of calls, walk-in requests, and emails about programs and special events. The Superintendent of Recreation must remain calm and continually share Park District information with patrons. The Superintendent of Recreation must be a good problem solver and continually develop creative responses to problems.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Superintendent of Recreation must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Superintendent of Recreation may be exposed to elements when assisting with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors. The outdoor conditions may include lighting and extreme temperatures.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: The Superintendent of Recreation must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

The Superintendent of Recreation must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.

Interested applicants should send letter of interest and resume to Shannon Elsey, Executive Director:

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Shannon Elsey
(630) 627-6100

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled



The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—one of the largest communities in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Senior Center and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our over 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.

General Finance and Personnel Information

The Park District’s Finance Department supports the Recreation, Parks and Administrative functions through accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, registration, human resources, and IT. The Human Resources team of four provides personnel management support through ongoing recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing the District’s over 90 full-time and 1,000 part-time staff.

Job Specific Information

Come join the team that supports our staff who provide opportunities for members of the Arlington Heights community to enjoy Arlington Heights Park District! The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties to support the daily functions within the Human Resources. This position will support both the HR and Finance sides of the department. We are looking for a customer-oriented go getter with a keen eye for detail.

Essential Job Duties

Manages job postings and coordinates recruiting Sends out new hire paperwork to new and returning employees and reviews the completed paperwork for compliance and accuracy. Processes employee hiring including completing background checks, reviewing I-9 forms and setting up employees in the time and attendance and payroll systems. Works with the HR Benefits/HRIS Specialist to assure that employees successfully complete the onboarding/offboarding process. Processes job changes, pay changes, terminations and other HR changes in HR, payroll and Time and Attendance systems. Assist with annual budget preparation, proofing, printing and distribution. Proofs and formats the department’s monthly reports and budget summaries.

Benefits We Offer

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 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), Park District facility and program discounts

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website at

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Rosie Gallina

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing Education Great Benefits Paid Winter Break FRIDAYS OFF during the Summer

Job Description: Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, perform tasks involved in maintaining grounds, lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees, sidewalks, parking lots, roads and storm sewers and drainage structures, and snow removal.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform routine tasks in maintaining lawns and grounds, including seeding, fertilizing, mowing and watering.

Install, plant, spray and maintain flower beds.

Plant, fertilize, spray and prune shrubs and trees.

Maintain and repair sidewalks, roads and parking lots.

Maintain and repair water and sanitary lines, storm sewers, drainage structures and manholes and drain lines.

Perform tasks in snow removal, leaf raking, tree cutting and stump removal.

Operate job related power equipment such as end loader, snow blower, air compressor and air hammer, mowers, painter, chain saw, and other power equipment.

Perform other general maintenance tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor or Director.

Requirements: Qualifications and Working Conditions:

High school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Two years of landscaping groundskeeping/nursery experience is necessary.

Possession of Illinois State Commercial Driver's License with Class B with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred.

Possession of Illinois State Public Applicator or Operator License and Ornamental and Turf pest control is preferred.

Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences, and to exhibit an adequate level of respect to fellow employees and the College community at large. Physical Demands:

Position will require employees to have:

the ability to stand, walk and move for extended periods of time (Often - 75% - 100%).

the ability to detect dirt, dust, stains and marks. (Often 75% to 100%)

the ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull, and reach in all directions (Often - 75% - 100%)

the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (Often 75% - 100%)

the ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time. (Often 75% - 100%)

the ability to set up and operate mechanical cleaning equipment. (Occasional 50% to 75%)

the ability to work at heights and the ability to ascend/descend ladders. (Seldom - 0% - 25%)

Some shifts will require the use of radio communication. Employees on these shifts, using these devices, will be required to have the ability to hear and exchange information clearly.

Job duties may be performed in hot, dusty, dirty environments. Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.

Additional Information: Supervision Received: General supervision is received from the Grounds Supervisor. Oversight by Director of Facilities.

HOURS: Monday - Friday - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm - Hours may vary due to the needs of the College

SALARY: $43,924

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions: For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

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 Oakton Community College


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 range begins at $67,000

The Job

We're seeking a passionate parks & recreation professional to develop community collaborations, deliver outstanding customer service, foster meaningful resident engagement, and oversee a dedicated and experienced staff in alignment with the Department mission. This position reports to the Director and oversees 10 full-time staff, 25+ part-time staff, 200+ volunteers, and 120 acres of parks, trails and open space.

What You'll Do:

  • Deliver excellent customer service in a fun & fast-paced agency.
  • Serve on the Opening Team for the new community center, Five Oaks on Warson, opening mid-summer 2023.
  • Support implementation of programs & events based on individual and community needs.
  • Manage Capital Projects, Assets, Procurement, and Operating Budgets.
  • Assist with updating the Parks Master Plan & its implementation.
  • Develop and implement Department policy & procedures.
  • Serve as Secretary to the Parks & Recreation Commission.
  • Implement the City's participation in the Creative Communities Alliance.
  • Supervise full-time, part-time, seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Serve on the Manager-on-Duty rotation for Five Oaks on Warson.
  • Write reports and deliver presentations to Commissions and City Council
  • The Essentials:

    A typical way to obtain the knowledge & abilities required would be: Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation delivery, with two years supervisory experience. Municipal experience preferred. Training: A Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Parks Management, Business Administration or a related field. Special Requirements: 1. CPR/AED certification, or ability to obtain within three months of hire. 2. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license

    Are We a Match?

  • You work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • You are adaptable, flexible and a creative problem solver.
  • You possess the knowledge of principles & practices to deliver recreation services for diverse populations & ages, and like to jump right in!
  • You love to connect with people and establish good working relationships.
  • You are detail-oriented & organized to manage multiple programs.
  • You seek training and professional activities that keep you engaged and up to date on best practices.
  • And you believe in the Leslie Knope quote: "Now go find your team. Get to work. Whatever that work is that you find worth doing. Do it, and find some people to love who'll do it with you."
  • To Apply:

    Please email a cover sheet and resume to Human Resources Manager, Denise Mandle

    View Full Job Brochure here:

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     City of Olivette


    Denise Mandle

     Closing Date

    March 24, 2023

     $23.00 - $27.00 per hour

    Job Summary: As the key administrative support for the Executive Director and Park Board of Commissioners, this individual maintains confidentiality and professionalism representing the voice of the Executive Director to employees and supervisors alike. Serves as a supportive arm to the Director of Talent & Culture to perform elements of HRIS system management, employee onboarding and record management.   Responsibilities:  Assume daily responsibility for the accomplishment of a wide variety of administrative functions and tasks related to the smooth operation of the Executive Director’s office. Prepare and distribute accurate and detailed minutes for open and closed session Park Board meetings, Cross Communication Meetings and Leadership Team meetings. Serve as an Open Meetings Act Officer which includes reviewing Executive Session minutes and maintaining and destroying closed session recordings while preserving confidential information. Manage special projects as needed including the Distinguished Accreditation Agency program. Transcribe or develop confidential correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, media clippings, statements, and other materials; create letters, reports, notices, forms, and other materials from rough copy.   Act as administrator for the Extranet which includes adding and deleting users, creating groups, loading and unloading data onto the Extranet. Operate PC based word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database and email software related computer programs to create specialized reports and presentations; receives, edits and summarizes material for preparation of reports. Prepare memos, reports and correspondence to ensure that proper legal documents and Park Board related records are signed and followed through with appropriate individuals. Post annual Board Meeting schedule and monthly agenda for Park Board meetings at appropriate locations. Upload Board Meeting minutes and agenda to the Park District website; route the agenda to the marketing department for dissemination to the media. Serve as the Executive Director’s main point of contact for research and preparation of Board packets. Coordinate with the Executive Director and the Board Secretary on the election process for the Board of Commissioners and assist with new Board Member orientations. Maintain, update, distribute and file Park District ordinances, resolutions and policy manuals. Provide project and clerical support to Department Heads at the Executive Director’s discretion. Perform routine tasks to administer and support human resource programs including but not limited to: scheduling candidate interviews, assisting with the onboarding process ensuring processes are followed and supporting the coordination of Open Enrollment activities. Serve as a point of contact for administration of the HRIS, including but not limited to set up, troubleshooting and following up with candidates to ensure high standards of customer service are being met. Assist human resources with coordination of onboarding, record retention and HRIS system maintenance. Manage the Park District’s association memberships (NRPA, IPRA, IAPD, etc.) Cross communicate with other local governmental agencies as well as Park District residents. Maintain Executive Director’s calendar by scheduling appointments, meetings, travel and conference registrations. In addition, arrange travel and conference registration for Park Board and Department Heads. Direct public inquiries to appropriate staff. Provide administrative backup support for the District’s front office during certain times throughout the year. Maintain a variety of files both of a routine and confidential nature including legal and land acquisition related documentation.  Perform administrative duties that include but are not limited to: writing, filing, copying, emailing, scanning and faxing information. Maintain a tickler file of District agreements and items of a recurring nature, and initiate review and/or action for follow-up. Oversee the permanent and safe storage and upkeep of official District records; coordinate the maintenance of all District files. Perform the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, safety rules, and the Administrative and Personnel Policy Manuals.  

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     Batavia Park District


    Lynn Boerman

     Closing Date

    March 31, 2023