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Job Title:                     Park & Facilities Foreman
Grade:                        VII                  
FLSA:                         Non-Exempt
Department:                Parks
Reports to:                  Revenue Facilities Manager
Supervises:                  Part-time staff as required or instructed
Performs general and preventative maintenance and repairs, landscaping, and custodial work at Lake Park, including all shelters and facilities onsite, including Lake Park Clubhouse, Lakeview Center, Memorial Band Shell, and Maintenance Garage. Train, supervise, and assign daily tasks to part-time seasonal staff. 
Schedule: Sunday-Thursday. 6:00am-2:30pm April-October, 7:00am-3:30pm November-March.
COMPENSATION:  $47,000 - $53,000
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
  • IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution (for applicable HDHP)
  • Park District Facility & Program Discounts
  • Perform general building custodial duties to maintain and clean floors both carpeted and tile.
  • Responsible for room set up and break down for recreation programs and events as scheduled. 
  • Inspect buildings for maintenance needs and safety hazards.
  • Perform building repairs such as painting, changing light bulbs and ballasts.
  • Strip, seal and wax floors.
  • Cleans buildings, picnic pavilions, and restrooms as needed.
  • Pick up trash and debris outside building.
  • Assign duties and deadlines for part-time seasonal staff.
  • Maintains turf areas including mowing, trimming, aerating and spraying for weeds.
  • Inspects and cleans up entire park grounds including playground area, picnic areas, plants and gardens, parking lot areas, shoreline.
  • Prunes hedges and trees.
  • Participates in snow removal operations.
  • Inspects, cleans, maintains and performs routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Identifies turf and ornamental diseases and treats as necessary.
  • Operates equipment such as: riding mowers, trimmers, chain saw, power washer, snow blower.
  • Operates Des Plaines Park District vehicles
  • Attend related training to expand skills and knowledge.
  • Assists other work crews as needed.
  • Assist with party rentals at Lakeview Center.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Park District Safety and Crisis Manuals.
  • Assist patrons with providing information as requested.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned. 
  • May be required to perform overtime work as requested or required.
  • Member of a Park District committee as assigned.
  • Assists with special events including, but not limited, to the annual Fall Fest.
Education:                   High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
                                    Six months commercial, vocational, or other specialized training
Experience:                 Two years related experience.
Possess mechanical skill and knowledge of landscape equipment and tools.
Certifications:             CPR and First Aid Certified, Classes available through Park District upon hire
                                    Valid Illinois Driver’s License           
Memory Recall           Recalls details of procedures and training and consistently follows established methods in task completion.
Mental Alertness         Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences.
Technical Skills           Applies education, training and experiences towards mastery of job requirements.
Verbal Ability             Communicates ideas and technical information to supervisor and co-workers clearly.
Composure                  Controls temper, effectively manages stress so it does not interfere with work performance.
Character Strength      Completes work according to priorities without procrastination over undesirable tasks. Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions.  Maintain confidence.
Emotional Maturity    Willingly accepts a variety of assignments and/or schedules.  Demonstrates tolerance and patience in dealing with others.  Responds positively to requests.
Interpersonal Skills     Demonstrates communication skills by engaging others in discussions.  Effective in developing relationships with others.
Success Orientation    Sets personal standards for quality, quantity and timeliness of work to challenge self to greater levels of performance.  Improves the way the job is done.
Work Habits                Organizes work to ensure completion of assigned tasks; maintain order and safety.  Adapts priorities to respond to changing circumstances.  Maintain order and safety.
Ability to work and stay on task without constant direct supervision. 
Manual Dexterity:       Work requires regular speed, accuracy and adeptness to operate limited range of equipment.
Physical Effort:           Work requires a considerable variety of fairly steady active physical exertion with some lifting and /or continuous standing or walking.
Working Conditions: Outside: Will be exposed to weather conditions which can include extreme cold, rain, and extreme heat. This position works outdoors year round.
Hazards:                      Working with, operating and exposed to equipment.  Noise, physical work, outside elements. Working adjacent to deep water.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Dylan Kuffell

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000 to $65,000 DOQ

The Hoffman Estates Park District (HEParks), a multi award-winning park district, recently earned the Class IV Gold Medal at this year’s NRPA conference and secured its third NRPA CAPRA accreditation. In the previous year, we achieved our fifth IAPD/IPRA accreditation and our ninth GFOA Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting. We stand unparalleled in the state of Illinois with both overall state and national accreditations combined with gold medal awards.
HEParks represents a dynamic community with over 50,000 residents, boasting 900 acres of open space, and more than 80 parks. Among our amenities are two recreation centers, a two-sheet ice arena, an 18-hole golf course with a TopTracer facility, and a remarkable 100,000+ sq ft fitness center (the Club). We take pride in offering the very best in park district services and facilities.
We are seeking a strong content marketer as a Communications & Marketing Coordinator to join our team of 75 full-time staff. As part of our fast-paced collaborative team, you will assist in developing, measuring, optimizing, and executing the district’s marketing and promotions to support and expand all programs, services, and facilities.
The Hoffman Estates Park District is a proactive equal-opportunity employer.
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will assist in developing, measuring, optimizing, and executing the district’s marketing and promotions to support and expand all programs, services, and facilities.

What We Offer:
A 30% remote work schedule will be considered after six months of employment, based on Supervisor approval.
Excellent benefits, such as health, vision, and dental insurance
IMRF pension
Complimentary program and facility usage
A collaborative environment with opportunities for growth
A role integral to the growth and success of Hoffman Estates Park District
A chance to creatively contribute to a diverse range of marketing and promotional activities
Supervision Received
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator functions under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Communications & Marketing with additional supervision from the Administrative Team.

Major Responsibilities
Administrative Team Design: Creates the overall layout and graphic design elements in marketing and promotion campaigns to develop engaging and visually interesting content for digital, social, email, and print collateral.
Content Creation: Develops compelling and creative messaging, templates and campaigns that align with our goals and strengthen our brand identity to the community.
Email Campaigns: Crafts compelling subject lines, graphics, body text, and calls-to-action to drive open rates, click-through rates, and conversions. A/B test email content to optimize performance.
Social Media Campaigns: Creates engaging relevant content, foster community engagement, and track key performance metrics.
Digital and Print Campaigns: Generates content for digital platforms and print materials, ensuring effective communication across all channels.
Content Calendar Management: Develops and maintains calendars for integrated marketing campaigns.
Analytics and Reporting: Utilizes data to inform marketing decisions and optimize strategies.
A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in content generation, with a focus on creating engaging and effective marketing materials. Candidates should be able to provide a portfolio showcasing a range of content creation skills, including professional or personal projects.
At least one year of experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Premier Pro) or equivalent digital media editing tools a plus.
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Salary Range
Grade: 3 Non Exempt
Hiring Range: $55,000 - $65,000 (DOQ)
Application Process: (Until filled):
You will be required to submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work as part of the application process. 

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Kimberly Engler

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,000 - $67,000 DOE

Job Summary

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and organizing programs as assigned. Recreation supervisors are assigned "program areas" to manage.  This position includes overseeing performing arts programs, camps, non-musicals, and children’s theater productions.  The position also acts as the “Uniquely Us” Committee Lead which implements three special events throughout the year.  Other responsibilities include supervising programs such as Advanced Theater Company, Improv Troupe, and Broadway Buddies. This is a full-time, exempt position with a normal workweek of 40 hours.

Highlight of Essential Functions:

1. Plans and prepares appropriate program budgets and develops goals and objectives for program areas.
2. Plans and coordinates seasonal programs that include preparing accurate brochure information related to program areas.
3. Works with Marketing Department to implement strategies to increase audience engagement, attendance, and overall visibility of performing arts programs.
4. Regularly visit programs to evaluate instructors and program content.
5. May work as instructor for programs if needed.
6. Collaborate with artistic directors, choreographers, musicians, and other creative professionals to produce an engaging repertoire of performances.
7. Collaborate with production teams to ensure the seamless execution of performances, including sound, lighting, and stage management.
8. Oversee rehearsal schedules, technical rehearsals, and performance timelines to ensure smooth execution.
9. Develop and maintain partnerships with local artists, schools, and community organizations to exhibit art at the Hyman and Miriam Reiner Galleries.
10. Stay informed about industry regulations, copyright laws, and any other legal requirements related to theater operations.


• B.A. or B.S. degree in Park and Recreation Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum three years of full-time experience in supervision of recreation programs or significant combination of full time and part time experience in related field.
• Professional Certification (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association is preferred.
• Prior supervisory experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills required.

Starting Salary Range:

$54,000 - $67,000 D.O.E.

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

December 10, 2023

 Up to $25/hr DOQ

At JCC Chicago, we are focused on growing good kids, building communities, and educating ourselves on the past to make a difference for the future. The largest JCC in North America, JCC Chicago offers a life-affirming journey that builds on the richness and power of Jewish values and continues to reimagine them for a more connected, inspired community. 

JCC Chicago's Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the growth and development of the Aquatics program at the Bernard Weinger JCC and agency wide, taking a leading role in staff training and customer service and maintaining a high level of knowledge in all areas of aquatics including the American Red Cross Training Program.

JCC Chicago is an equal opportunity agency that offers programs for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to foster relationships, build our community, and create connections that will enable our work to reach a broader audience for greater impact. We welcome you to join us in building your career, as we build a stronger community.

Key areas of responsibility:

Program Supervision & Facilitation

  • Hire, train and supervise aquatics staff needed to run all JCC aquatics programs, including Early Childhood, camp and rentals.
  • Work with Manager, Bernard Weinger JCC to ensure proper implementation of and staff training on the American Red Cross (ARC) program for year-round and summer staff.
  • Approve bi-weekly payroll per agency guidelines using time keeping system; audit and ensure accurate payroll for all aquatics staff.
  • Complete swim instruction assessments, provide coaching and feedback to site aquatics staff.
  • Complete monthly schedule for staff, incorporating changes for sick and/or vacation time as well as additional last minute staffing changes; conduct quarterly in-service meetings with staff reviewing department goals, program updates, agency news.
  • Facilitate quality early childhood, AIS (All in Swim) programming, private and group swim instruction, and summer camp swim lessons using the ARC method; be present on the pool deck or in the water, with appropriate swim attire during all camp and Early Childhood swim instruction.
  • Serve as lifeguard on pool deck.
  • Work with supervisor to create and facilitate an effective on-boarding plan for new staff and consistent in-service training programs.
  • With supervisor, collaborate with program colleagues across the agency to plan and implement programming that builds community, fosters good sportsmanship, and provides a natural connection to the agency.
  • Maintain fully stocked first responder “go bags” throughout the facility with first aid equipment.
  • Partner with Manager, Bernard Weinger to identify facility needs, repairs and regular maintenance as well as annual closure repair and improvements.

  • Generate, integrate, and evaluate new program ideas with Manager, Bernard Weinger. 
  • Attend continuing education programs, staying abreast on current trends; maintain American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor and Swim Instructor certifications.
  • Manage ongoing administrative work (phone calls, state health reports, ARC reports, setting up ARC classes, etc.). Train additional staff to perform pool chemical testing to maintain state standards. 
  • Utilize agency channels of communications and operating systems to connect with staff regarding program updates, changes, or important department information. 
Customer Service/Partnerships

  • Participate and help facilitate at least two Agency wide family programs/events annually.
  • Maintain personal contact with families and program participants, soliciting feedback and developing relationships.
  • Ensure customers know the avenues available to them to provide customer feedback; proactively communicate with to customers to solicit their feedback.
  • Actively pursue an understanding of all JCC programs to provide the seamless stewardship of families through Agency offerings.
  • Remain knowledgeable in pool scheduling system software (Upace) and My J app reservation systems.  Assist members and staff as needed. 
Key Essential Job Duties/Physical Duties: 

  • Ability to lift/move children up to 40 lbs.
  • Physical stamina and agility required to be mobile for long periods throughout the day (up to 4 hours/day in pool).
  • Must also be able to hold and/or support children in chest deep water.
  • Ability to lift children and adults out of the pool in an emergency.
  • Ability to move from sitting (chair and floor) to standing position easily and quickly.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and be able to run and actively engage physically with children in and out of the swimming pool.
  • Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations (jump into the pool to rescue anyone that need assistance; small child(ren) to adults weighing more than 200 pounds using proper rescue equipment).
  • Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the pool while lifeguarding and be physically and mentally alert in emergency situations including rotating head to side to side.
  • Ability to use of hands and arms for grasping, pulling, pushing and sliding aquatic chairs, pool stairs and PVC benches both in and out of the water.
  • Ability to demonstrate, motivate and communicate a swim skill in the water and swim 50 yards.
  • Ability to use a loud voice during swim lessons and supervise children and adults around and in the pool by sight and sound.
  • Ability to set up and take down the pool each day (includes putting in/ removing stairs into the pool, placing lane lines in the pool by bending down and wrenching them in).
Education Qualifications:

Some college coursework preferred; American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED certifications required; WSI and LGI certification (or desire to obtain these) preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Minimum two years experience teaching Learn to Swim classes and life guarding. 
  • Desire and ability to become highly proficient in the ARC program a must. 
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding customer service, problem solving and communication skills; demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to learn other programs as needed. 
  • Willingness to travel to and assist at various JCC sites a must.

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 JCC Chicago


Jessica Drew

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Western DuPage Special Recreation Association is THE place for engaging community-based social and recreational programs for individuals of all ages with special needs. You can get paid to play and make an impact on the individuals we serve!  
WDSRA is seeking an energetic Rec & Roll Head Instructor to lead a group of adults through various fun-filled activities within their day program. Rec & Roll is a community-based recreation program that emphasizes leisure independence, social interaction, community outings, and service projects. Staff utilizes recreational activities to help people with disabilities develop and enhance their quality of life.
Our day program is a year-round program that runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Head Instructors receive an allotment of hours to be used for planning of monthly calendars, communicating with families and staff, scheduling field trips, attending meetings, and other duties.  As this position is eligible to work up to 40 hours; medical, dental, paid time off, and IMRF retirement benefits are available.  
We're looking for college students, teachers, paraprofessionals, or anyone over the age of 21 who has the desire to make an impact!  You must be eligible for  employment, have reliable transportation to get to and from work, and be able to perform your job duties independently of others.
• Perform all job tasks within the guidelines of the agency safety program.
• Create and follow a structured, daily lesson plan. Prepare monthly calendars and coordinate field trip arrangements that are appropriate for the group’s various abilities.
• Give direction, guidance, and supervision to support staff assigned to the program
• Communicate and contribute ideas concerning Rec & Roll, PACE transportation, the participants, and program progress, concerns, or issues daily to the Day Program Manager.
• Store Equipment, supplies, cell phone, iPad, and facility keys as specified in the Head Instructor Manual. Return in proper condition after the assignment.
• Communicate all accidents/incidents to the Day Program Manager and/or Support Staff Manager immediately.
• Complete and submit all documentation and forms, promptly to the Support Staff Manager and Day Programs Manager as specified in the Head Instructor Manual.
• Distribute, collect, and complete program and staff evaluations at the end of the program and return them to the Support Services Manager or Day Programs Manager.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled