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 $52,000 - $62,000+ DOE

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organizing and supervising of park district-run camps (winter, spring break, and summer). The position will be tasked with identifying opportunities for camp innovation and will be committed to maintaining the high quality of existing WPD camp programs. The position will combine previous experience and expertise to expand WPD camp programs to include school day off programs. Additionally, the position will support a successful offering of a wide variety of district programs and events. This position will oversee between 20-80 part-time/seasonal staff members depending on the season. The workweek of the Recreation Supervisor is expected to be 40 or more hours, with night, weekend, and holiday hours depending on camp, event, and staff needs. This is a Full-Time Exempt position. The Winnetka Park District offers a competitive compensation with a salary range of $52,000 - $62,000+ based on qualifications & experience. The agency offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

Required Knowledge:

Candidate must have advanced experience in childhood education and/or camp operations. Good knowledge of community recreation work: good knowledge of one or more phases or functions of such work; ability to cooperate with public and private groups, various agencies and the general public; ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and with activity participants; ability to lead programs, staff, and community members with limited supervision.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, directs, maintains and evaluates well-rounded camp programs suited to the needs of all interest levels, in accordance with health, safety and PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Association) guidelines.
  2. Preparation and presentation of all budgets to the Superintendent of Recreation, for inclusion in the overall Recreation Budget.
  3. Evaluates and makes recommendations for improvement of programs, facilities, and operations.
  4. Manages the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising of various seasonal staff, including but not limited to camp counselors, camp directors, junior counselors, counselors in training, and other related personnel.
  5. In cooperation with park district colleagues, develops rules and procedures for the effective operation of camp programming and activities, including establishing goals, objectives, and priorities.
  6. Administers contracts as directed by the Superintendent of Recreation, as well as evaluates and recommends staffing needs, equipment, materials and supplies.
  7. Analyzes revenues and recommends fee changes.
  8. Prepares, maintains, and enforces personnel manual(s).
  9. Prepares and maintains personnel time records.
  10. Prepares written reports as requested.
  11. Responds to citizen complaints and requests for information.
  12. Support the mission(s), goals and objectives of the park district and all departments.
  13. Actively promotes parks and recreation within the community through open and positive lines of communication with local civic groups.
  14. Shall establish and maintain open and positive lines of communication with all park district staff, patrons and residents.
  15. Carries out the directives of the department effectively and efficiently.
  16. Adhere to all policies and practices of the Park District.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Camp Field Trips:

  1. Creates and maintains a dynamic, age-appropriate schedule of field trip locations specific to each camp and the interests of campers.
  2. Assigns staff to facilitate camp field trips according to the successful and safe camp operating procedures.
  3. Controls expenditure related to field trips and monitors availability of money in camp budget.
  4. Reserves and arranges for all camp field trip travel via reputable transportation companies.

Camp Special Guests:

  1. Plans, prepares, and implements all special guests taking place at/for Winnetka Park District camps.
  2. Schedules staff according to specific event needs.
  3. Tracks and records all special guest and programing payments.
  4. Provides all necessary materials for staff members.

School Day Off Programs:

  1. Plans, prepares, and implements school day off programs.
  2. Schedules staff according to program needs.
  3. Coordinates facility use and opportunities for collaboration with community partners, including but not limited to District 36 and Winnetka-Northfield Public Library.
  4. Tracks and records all program expenses and revenues.
  5. Provides all necessary directions and equipment for staff members.

Special Events:

  1. Prepares and implements special events as directed.
  2. Trains and schedules staff according to participant numbers.
  3. Tracks and records associated special event and program payments.
  4. Provides necessary materials for staff members related to specific special events.


Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Early Childhood Education or other related field is desired with at least two (2) to four (4) years of related experience. A combination of relevant experience may also be considered in place of a bachelor’s degree. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is desired, but not required. A commitment to continued skill development is mandatory. Must possess Certifications or ability to obtain within six (6) weeks of hire: American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. The Recreation Supervisor shall possess a valid Class - D Illinois Driver’s License with no revocations or suspensions within the last three years. A criminal background check is required.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

This position requires the staff member to withstand exposure often present at recreational programs that include, but is not limited to dust, dirt, mud, cold, heat, rain and snow. Prolonged standing during busy months may be required. Other abilities require this staff member to safely use ladders, enter into confined spaces and lift no less than twenty five pounds repeatedly. The Manager of Winnetka Park District Summer Camps must exhibit good judgment and problem solving skills. This position must also demonstrate good safety awareness for themselves and others under their direct supervision.

The Winnetka Park District serves over 14,500 residents and operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and driving range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party service and special events.

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 Winnetka Park District


Kyle Berg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $56,206 – $66,124

The Village of Deerfield, Illinois (Pop. 18,500) seeks applicants for the full-time position of Receptionist/Cashier to administer a variety of customer service related functions.

The Receptionist/Cashier is responsible for Village Hall front desk operations including greeting walk up customers, answering the main phone line and responding to inquiries regarding Village services. This position processes all payments via in-person customers, mail and drop box. The Receptionist/Cashier also assists with daily duties involving utility billing, accounts payable and special projects on a regular basis. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. 1-2 years of related experience providing successful internal and external customer service is required. Familiarity with governmental operations is preferred. The hiring range for this position is $56,206 – 66,124 depending on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefit package including Health, Dental, Vision and IMRF is also offered.

For a complete job description visit the Village’s website at Interested candidates should apply with a resume and letter of interest via the Village’s website. The recruitment for this position will remain open until the position is filled, with a first review of resumes starting Monday, April 10th.

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 Village of Deerfield


Desiree van Thorre

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15 an hour

Gurnee Park District is offering an internship to a student working towards a degree within the field of Marketing and Communications or related field. The opportunity will take place approximately June 1 August 13, 2023, 20-25 hours per week with a pay rate of $15.00 per hour. The hours will vary and will include occasional nights and weekends in support of programming events.

The Marketing Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Marketing and Community Relations, with daily oversite from the Marketing and PR Specialist. During the internship, the Marketing Intern will have an opportunity to work in all aspects of the department, including but not limited to: social media, design, public relations, digital advertising, event management and community relations. This position will interact with all areas of the Gurnee Park District including FitNation, Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center, Summer Camps, and other Park District programs. Students will have the opportunity to plan design, produce, distribute, and evaluate marketing collateral including but not limited to flyers, press releases, e-newsletters, social media, and photography & videography of events and programs. The main responsibility of this position will involve content development, and marketing for the Park Districts new Cops and Bobbers Event. This internship is meant to provide a college student experience within the fields of marketing, public relations/communications and design all while working for a government agency in the field of parks and recreation.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit our website at:

Inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Gilbert, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at

The mission of the Gurnee Park District is to Promote Fun. Preserve Nature. Gurnee Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with 450+ dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association.

Gurnee Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Gurnee Park District


Jennifer Gilbert

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Are you an experienced marketer with an eye for design and a heart of gold? Would you love to have the benefits of a government job with the feel-good work of a nonprofit? Are you looking for a place to grow with a great team by your side? Then SEASPAR is the place for you!

SEASPAR (the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation) is a special recreation association providing year-round recreational programs and services to residents with disabilities in the following communities in Illinois: Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Western Springs, Westmont, and Woodridge. SEASPAR offers year-round programming for all ages and all disabilities, including: weekly social, artistic, cultural, and fitness programs; special events and trips; Special Olympics training; adapted sports; multi-sensory rooms; and much more!

SEASPAR is currently seeking an energetic, creative, and flexible candidate for our Marketing Coordinator position, which is responsible for developing and overseeing all activities related to the promotion and awareness of SEASPAR programs and services.

(Please note: As this is a position that requires design skills and attention to detail, resumés and cover letters that are poorly designed or contain errors will not be considered. Be sure to include any volunteer work in your submission. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 27.)

Duties Overview
The Marketing Coordinator will conceptualize, plan, and implement all marketing, advertising, and public relations initiatives for SEASPAR.

Day-to-day duties primarily include design work, content development, website management, social media management, print project management, media relations, and photography.

A full list of duties is available in the position’s job description on the SEASPAR website.

Required Education and Experience
The Marketing Coordinator 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 field. The Marketing Coordinator must have a minimum of two years of successful full-time experience in public relations or marketing.

Essential Functions
Must be able to sit 70% of the workday. Must be able to carry supplies up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the workday. Must have regular and predictable on-site attendance.

Condition of Employment
The Marketing Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure their own car and use their own car for SEASPAR business, and pass the pre-placement physical and background check.

Work Schedule and Location
The typical hours for the Marketing Coordinator are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. However, attendance at evening and weekend programs and events is frequent and required. This position’s primary workplace is located at SEASPAR’s remote site at the Darien Sportsplex; however, work-from-home options are negotiable. Frequent travel between the primary workplace and the main SEASPAR office in Downers Grove is required.

In exchange for your time and talent, this position offers competitive compensation with a starting salary of $60,000-$72,000 based on experience and qualifications, in addition to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan, medical and dependent flexible spending account, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), and tuition reimbursement.

Our Promise
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at SEASPAR, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable law.

To Apply
Interested professionals should complete an application for the Marketing Coordinator position on the SEASPAR website.

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Morgan Mason

 Closing Date

March 27, 2023

 $17-$20/hour based on experience

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Buildings Foreman, the Buildings Specialist is directly responsible for administering and performing all aspects of buildings maintenance for the Belvidere Park District. General Hours: This position requires a minimum of 40-hour per week. Typical workdays will be Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Functions: • Assist with the daily building’s maintenance operations for the district. • Assist Grounds and Horticulture departments with snow removal. • Collaborate with other maintenance staff to achieve departmental goals. • Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working order. • Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. • Participate as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. • Maintain a neat and orderly work environment. • Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops, and classes to improve knowledge of job responsibilities and skills with supervisor approval. • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures as designated by the district. • Performs other work-related duties and functions as assigned.

Education, Experience and Training: • Preferred 2 years’ experience in Buildings maintenance. • Familiarity with equipment maintenance.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required: • Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of how to care for and maintain buildings • Ability to work unsupervised. • Aptitude to use a computer for e-mail and accessing the internet. • Ability to apply good judgement and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in work assigned. • Ability to communicate effectively within various settings, from one-on-one to group configurations. • Proficiency to read and write in English and organize effectively. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relations with both internal and external customers. • Capacity to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Assist with supervision of seasonal staff.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: • The 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. • General work area is outdoors, in several environmental extremes, typical with working in the Midwest climate. • Sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion. • Have a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriately in person and in writing. • Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. • Frequently lift/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/or move, with assistance more than 80 pounds. Must be able to perform physical duties with little or no assistance. • Have full range of body motion, including handling and lifting items and packages. • Exposure to chemicals such as cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change; e.g., emergencies, deadlines, personnel changes, workload and technological development, etc.

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 Belvidere Park District


Destiny Boss

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled