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 $52,000 - $60,000

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DESCRIPTION White Pines Golf Club & Banquets is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Banquet & Restaurant Chef at White Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility. On-site facilities include two 18-hole golf courses, halfway house, 37 Bar & Grill, tent (350+ capacity) and banquet facility (250+ capacity) and The Pine Room (100+ capacity).

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for delivering revenues and profits by developing and providing appealing restaurant, grill and banquet services and quality menu options at White Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility. The ideal candidate will bring exceptional food and management experience related to banquets and restaurant operations. Menu development, financial tracking, process improvement, strategic planning and quality management skills are critical abilities to be successful in achieving the short and long-range goals of the organization. Candidate should be team orientated, excel as a communicator and energetic.

QUALIFICATIONS The position requires an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management or similar. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. The position requires a minimum of five (5) years food and beverage management experience in banquet facility or full-size restaurant. The position is required to possess and maintain appropriate Illinois Food/Sanitation certifications and Bassett Alcohol Certification as required for the facility needs, or obtain within six months of hire.

JOB STATUS: Full Time DEPARTMENT: White Pines FLSA STATUS: Exempt ANNUAL SALARY: $52,000 to $60,000 HOURS: Varied HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a resume and three (3) professional references to: Evelyn Struck, Superintendent of Finance & HR, Bensenville Park District, Position open filled. No phone calls please.

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 Bensenville Park District


Evelyn Struck

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Depending On Qualifications (Benefits Package Included)

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Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Supervisor: Superintendent of Parks

General Statement of Duties:
Plans, schedules and supervises a variety of routine and special maintenance of all buildings, general grounds, systems and equipment. Responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, and overseeing work performed by full and part time employees. Ability to work with the public, employees, and other supervisors. Most duties are generally recurring in nature and are performed as necessary and as directed by the Superintendent of Parks.

Qualifications and required knowledge, skill and abilities:
Knowledge of building upkeep and maintenance standards, general grounds maintenance, regular mechanical system maintenance and general equipment upkeep. Ability to supervise, effectively communicate, give written and oral instructions in order to develop harmonious working conditions. Requirements include High School diploma and experience and education beyond High School.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities: (not limited to the following)

Assigns work tasks daily

Communicates effectively with the public, staff and supervisors

Communicates and schedules work with public service, township and community service people

Maintains a current State of Illinois Public Pesticide Applicators License

Supervises employees and maintenance tasks

Ability to manage Paylocity software for employee time and attendance activity

Uses appropriate and positive discipline as needed

Prepares forms; accident/incident and daily reports, times sheets, etc.

Leads and directs in the training of employees

Uses hand tools and mechanical tools

Reads and understands written instructions and manuals

Works from ladders and lifts

Moves tables and chairs up to 50 lbs. (as needed)

Performs minor electrical repairs

Understands plumbing and minor repairs


Assists park maintenance as needed

Operates tractors, snow plows and mowing equipment

Makes roof repairs and major building repairs

Operates pool filtration equipment

General cleaning operations

Assists with all special events

Provides grounds maintenance around buildings

Understanding the importance of safety issues, rules and associated policies, and compliance

To apply: For immediate consideration, go online to Submit completed application along with cover letter & resume.

Once given, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the individual's successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, reference check, and driver’s license abstract review.

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 Zion Park District


Todd Peck
847-746-5500 Ext 1421

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 40,000-50,000 DOQ

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For consideration: Please submit your resume, cover letter, one example of a writing sample (preferably meeting minutes, staff report, or something narrative), and one example of a graphic design you were responsible for to Debbie Trueblood, Executive Director, at . No phone calls, please. Application closes Monday, October 1 at noon Central Time. Location: La Grange, IL Type: This is a full time, non-exempt position. Required Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience. Main Responsibilities: This position reports to the Executive Director and is 50% marketing and 50% administrative support. This critical support role is responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Executive Director and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association Board of Directors as well as the Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation Board of Directors through preparing board minutes, coordinating logistics for statewide board meetings, facilitating communication, scheduling meetings, managing logistics, etc. Further, this person is also responsible for marketing projects including graphic design, in collaboration with the Outreach Director, which may include drafting/graphic designing and sending marketing materials with creativity and has the sole responsibility for social media marketing under our IPRA, IPRF, and Unplug Illinois brands. Additional duties include: • Collaborating with staff and volunteers on the foundation’s fundraising efforts, • Supporting the volunteers on the scholarship application/review/approval process. • Office management/supply management/distributing mail, • Scheduling meetings, • Proof reading, • And serving as a backup for answering and responding to phone calls, answering questions whenever possible and transferring calls as appropriate. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience. • Minimum three years of administrative experience and/or two years’ experience in marketing. • Experience working for a non-profit organization or association preferred. • Must have experience taking minutes during a meeting not using a recording. • Willingness to work occasionally outside of business hours. • Ability to travel to local meetings and events to take pictures or assist. • Ability to travel for short business trips (including one week each January and five overnight board meetings per year, one additional national conference per year). Skillset needed: • Must write professionally and accurately. • Must be creative for marketing, social media, and graphic design work. • Must maintain professional demeanor. • Must have positive attitude and support our mission. • Must be self-directed and work with limited supervision. • Must be proficient with Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Compensation and Benefits • Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30, working on site at the office in La Grange. While a 40-hour work week will be the norm, occasionally overtime will be expected. • IPRA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance (after 30 days on the job) for the employee and their family. Currently, IPRA pays for 95% of the employee’s insurance premiums and 90% of the family premiums. • IPRA provides short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, and life insurance. • In the 401K program, IPRA will match one-for-one up to the first 2.5% of the employee’s salary that the employee contributes to his or her account. Additionally, IPRA currently contribute 5% of the employee’s annual salary to the plan. • IPRA offers 12 vacation days a year (accruing throughout the year), 2 personal days per year, 12 sick days per year (accruing throughout the year), 11 paid holidays, and 2 floating paid holidays per year. • IPRA offers opportunities for professional development. • Once given, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the individual's successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, reference check, and driver’s license abstract review. • IPRA is an equal opportunity employer. Our association: Established in 1944, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s (IPRA) mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities. IPRA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our members are the individual professionals in the park and recreation industry in Illinois. IPRA is a small staff of eight people. Our largest event is a professional conference held in Chicago each year which attracts over 4,000 people. IPRA also provides a variety of educational offerings for our members statewide. For more information about IPRA, please call us or visit the IPRA website:

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 Illinois Park & Recreation Association


Debbie Trueblood

 Closing Date

October 1, 2018

 $41,343-$43,000 DOQ, Excellent benefit package, including health, dental and pension

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Description: Under the direction of the Heller Nature Center Manager and with direct supervision from the Naturalist/Program Supervisor, the Naturalist is responsible for conducting a wide variety of environmental education, interpretive and outdoor recreation programs at Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Interpretive Center and other locations in the area; planning and direct Outdoor Adventure Camp, Sand Trackers and Hook, Line and Sinker camp and assist with the management of the center’s apiary and beekeeping program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, natural science or outdoor recreation with 2 years’ experience in environmental education/interpretation or a related field. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele (preschool-adult). Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations.

Responsibilities: Teach a variety of programs and assist in developing programs, services and events related but not limited to Heller’s teams course, public programs, early childhood, school and after school programs, special events, scout and custom programs and birthday parties at the Heller Nature Center, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center and other locations in the area; assist with Heller’s beekeeping program and maintenance of hives; contribute to brochure copy; planning and directing the Sand Trackers, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Girls Outdoor Challenge summer camps. Prepare weekly program materials, check registration, correspond to patrons, provide site supervision, extraordinary customer service, distribute information and answer questions.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Jessica Reyes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16/ hour with IMRF pension and Employee Ambassador program

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Description: Under the supervision of the Heller Nature Center Manager and with direct supervision from the Naturalist/Program Supervisor, the Teams Course Facilitator is responsible for training, scheduling staff, coordinating and booking group and facilitating Heller's teams course, which includes teams, cooperative games, crate stacking and traveling teams.

Qualifications: Associates degree; or one to two years related experience and/or training in leading teams course programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with a broad clientele. Skilled at developing innovative programs. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must possess general first aid knowledge and have the physical ability to perform tasks in outdoor situations.

Responsibilities: Oversee booking, scheduling and training of staff and lead teams and crate staking programs. Design an appropriate teams program based on groups goals, needs and abilities. Maintain and organize program equipment and course. Conduct course setup and take down; prepare weekly materials; complete and file waivers, pre and post documents. Operate and use various teams course equipment including and not limited to, ladders, ropes, harnesses and helmets. Supervise and enforce rules and regulations. Assist with special events and teaching environmental/ outdoor recreation programs to school, scout, custom groups and the public as needed. Assist in the promotion of Nature Center programming. Provide site supervision, greet public, answer phones and disseminate information as needed.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Jessica Reyes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled