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 Starting at $14.45 per hour

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The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Part-Time Recreation Specialist

        Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
        285 Memorial Drive
        Crystal Lake, IL  60014
        (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of (1) year experience in a recreation setting. Bachelor’s degree (in process) in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred. Candidates must have general knowledge and skills to instruct sports and games, swimming, fitness, arts & crafts, outdoor, general recreation and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Must possess strong communication, leadership, planning and organizational skills as well as basic computer knowledge. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age or older, have a valid Class “D” driver’s license and be First Aid/CPR certified, or attain upon hiring. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of NISRA to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons.

Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to organize, plan and lead weekly recreation programs, social clubs and special events for individuals with disabilities of all ages. The Part-Time Recreation Specialist gives direction to, supervises and evaluates assisting staff and volunteers in assigned programs. Other duties include transporting participants in NISRA para-transit vehicles, coaching Special Olympic sports (which may require travel and/or overnights), assisting with overnight trips, and other administrative duties as assigned. Plan, lead and drive for programs an average of 30-35 hours per week, including afternoons, evenings and weekends (Saturdays required during program season). Schedule is determined based on need and availability during the 4 NISRA program seasons (approximately 30 weeks per year). This position averages 20 hours per week outside of the 4 NISRA program seasons.

Salary: Starting at $14.45 per hour

Benefits: IMRF pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days.

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume to: NISRA Attn: Kelly Kronwall 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Kelly Kronwall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Range: $60,837 - $91,255

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The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently searching for a Stewardship Ecologist II. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Natural Resource Department’s volunteer programs including stewardship, monitoring and the native seed nursery. Develops programs for recruitment, training, mentorship and recognition. Constructs stewardship programs that are scalable as program development and volunteer resources continue to grow. Cultivates close alliances and partnerships with other conservation organizations within the county to grow and support natural areas volunteer programs. Works closely with ecological staff on priority Ecological Complexes and natural areas within the District’s Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas. Develops metrics and analysis of volunteer participation, efficiency and effectiveness. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.

Experience - Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, botany, resource management or related field. Five years’ experience overseeing volunteer programs, volunteer recruitment and natural areas management and monitoring. Knowledge of flora and fauna of northeastern Illinois. Knowledge of standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in natural areas management and restoration. Some knowledge of standard plant and animal monitoring methods. Some knowledge of native plant propagation and native seed collection and processing. Willingness to regularly work on weekends to facilitate volunteers. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Applicator’s License within first six months of employment. Ability to obtain certificates in National Wildfire Coordinating Group wildland fire trainings I-100, S-130 & S-190 within one year of employment.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

September 21, 2018

 $35,000 - $50,000 DOQ

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We are seeking a professional and driven Human Resources Manager to work under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Business Services and Human Resources. This position is responsible for the coordination and administration of all human resources and customer service functions within the Streamwood Park District. The Human Resources Manager manages the planning, development, implementation and administration of the district's compensation, benefits, employee relations and training functions. They are responsible for coordinating recruitment, worker's compensation and customer service efforts. The HR Manager is responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local legislation, and maintains employment records. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and recommending employment guidelines, district policies and procedures, organizational functions, job responsibilities, and policy and administrative changes, with the goal of bettering the district. This position is an at-will position.

Qualifications Education • Candidate must have an Associate’s degree in the related field or an Associate’s degree with related experience. o Preference given to candidate with an undergraduate degree in Personnel Administration, Human Resources, or Organizational Management, or o Preference given to a candidate with an undergraduate degree in any field with a Master's in Human Resources, Organizational Management, or closely related field, or o Preference given to a candidate with an undergraduate degree in any field with an HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP).

Experience • Candidate must have extensive knowledge and must have three to five (3-5) years’ experience as a human resources administrator/generalist/manager demonstrating multi-level management experience in the public or private agency. • Candidate must have outstanding verbal, written, organizational and human relations skills. • Candidate must have outstanding political sensitivity in the organization and management of a public or private agency. • Candidate must have a basic understanding of budgeting and finance skills.

Streamwood Park District offers a competitive compensation package including: IMRF eligible, vacation, personal days, floating holidays, sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance options, dental and vision, group term life insurance, voluntary term life insurance and a 457(b).

Kindly email your resume and cover letter to

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 Streamwood Park District


Denise Mlotek

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000-$55,000 DOQ

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Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Aquatics and Fitness, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all operations related to aquatics at the indoor pool, Hidden Creek Aqua Park and Rosewood Beach. This includes, but is not limited to, the supervision of lifeguards and scheduling of pool activities and programs at the indoor pool. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee all hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating of lifeguards and swim instructors at the aquatics facilities.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be to manage a team of lifeguard supervisors, lifeguards, swimming instructors, aqua aerobics instructors and additional support staff as needed. This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. The Recreation Supervisor will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. These responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, delegating and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, with a degree in Business, Recreation or Sports & Exercise Facility Management or related field or experience in Park Administration or five years progressive successful experience in the field and training. Experience should not be measured in time alone; quality of previous experience as well as its similarity to the needs of the current position should be a determining factor. Must have 2-4 years of management or supervisory experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications are required. American Red Cross Lifeguard Waterfront Certification is preferred.

Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation for leisure time and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others in the form of planning, organizing and supervising programming and personnel. Ability to apply education, training and work experience to improve performance of organization.

Classification: Full-time, exempt. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Wage Range: Hiring range is $51,000-$55,000 DOQ

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Mitch Carr

 Closing Date

September 30, 2018

 $47-57,000, DOQ

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ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Superintendent of Villa Olivia, the Golf & Ski Operations Manager is responsible for the daily operations of Villa Olivia’s beautiful 18 hole golf course, Apple Orchard’s 9 hole golf course, and ski and snow hill areas. Examples of duties include:  -Oversee daily operations of the golf (Villa Olivia & Apple Orchard) and ski areas, including but not limited to, open and close facility for the season; facility hours; tee time management; promotions and marketing; group outings, tournaments, and lessons.  -Supervise full time and part time seasonal staff including interview, hire and terminate, schedule and assign duties, troubleshoot problems, discipline, evaluate, and train.  -Manage golf, ski and POS software programs.  -Establish systems and procedures for golf and ski operations.  -Set and achieve goals and objectives on time.  -Coordinate and oversee golf outings.  -Supervise golf cart fleet services and agreements.  -Coordinate purchasing, pricing, display, and promotion of merchandise.  -Market, publicize and promote offerings.  -Assist with budget and equipment bid preparation.  -Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in facility operations, business, sales, or closely related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in facility operations or recreational programming required. Experience in golf or ski operations preferred. Must possess excellent management, communication, and computer skills with proven experience in social media and focus on customer service.

SCHUDULE & PAY: This is a full time, year-round manager level position. Forty hours per week includes working evenings and weekends on a consistent basis. Target hiring range is $47,000 to $57,000 DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:  Medical & Prescription Coverage  457 Plan/ Defined Contribution Plan  Dental & Vision Coverage  Flexible Spending Accounts  Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)  Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time  Pension/ Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)  Tuition Reimbursement  Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)  Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

APPLY TODAY! Visit us at – click on “Employment” under the “Quick Links” section. Please include Resume and Cover Letter.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2018

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

September 17, 2018