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The Pleasant Dale Park District is anticipating an opening and has begun the process of seeking an energetic and driven team-player to serve as our Athletic Supervisor. This position will be responsible for and will oversee all aspects of the athletic programming for the district. The Athletic Supervisor is a full-time "at-will" employee working a minimum of 40 hours a week including nights and weekends.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education or closely related field with a minimum 1-2 years of career-related experience. Excellent organizational skills and customer service skills with youth, parents, staff, and the community at large are a must. Knowledge and experience in methods and techniques of planning, developing and managing athletic programs is required. The candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, superiors, contractors, and the public. Ability to teach athletic classes is a plus. Basic computing proficiencies are also required. Innovative program designs with accompanying marketing strategies are also desired.

The Athletic Supervisor must be CPR/AED and First Aid certified or ability to acquire within 3 months of hire. Candidate must also pass a physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check. Possession of a valid Class D driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record required.

Interested applicants are asked to send a current resume and cover letter to Matt Russian, 7425 S Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 or via email to No phone calls please.

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 Pleasant Dale Park District


Matt Russian

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Salary $42,000-$48,000

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Salary Range: $42,000.00-$57,000.00

Starting Salary Range: $42,000.00-$48,000.00 (Note: Must be within the first 40% of the Salary Range.)

Working Hours: The Athletic Manager is a Full Time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, including ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Summary: The Athletic Manager is responsible for managing all children, youth and adult athletic programs, camps, special events, leagues, platform tennis program and facility, park rentals, intergovernmental and private school utilization and scheduling, and batting cage reservations for the Park District, directly managing program and facility staff and volunteers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in park and recreation or closely related field. A minimum of 3 years experience in recreation programming management with preference given to those individuals with a parks and recreation background. Basic knowledge of computers. A valid Illinois State Driver License (Class D). Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) within 1 year.

Immediate Supervisor: The Athletic Manager reports to the Superintendent of Recreation. All athletic & platform tennis contractors; seasonal program, platform tennis, and facility rental staff, and volunteers reports directly to the Athletic Manager.

Essential Functions:
1. Prepare board reports, financial reports, and administrative reports for the board and/or committee meetings. 2. Communicate with the Superintendent of Recreation regularly on Park District matters. 3. Prepare and maintain the fiscal control of the recreation department budget in the areas of athletic programs, special events, camps, leagues, platform tennis, and park and facility rental operations. 4. Prepare payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. 5. Plan and prepare performance appraisals. 6. Recruit, hire, train, and coach employment of Park District personnel. 7. Directly manage all athletic children, youth and adult programs, special events, and leagues. Develop, implement, and directly manage program curriculum. 8. Develop, implement, and directly manage leagues, including but not limited to Softball, Volleyball, Bocce, Platform Tennis, and Pickleball. 9. Directly manage all seasonal program staff & volunteers, and directly supervise athletic contractors. 10. Directly purchase all program supplies. 11. Directly manage the travel and recreation basketball programs. Serve as the liaison on the Youth Basketball Committee. 12. Serve as the liaison with all youth sport organizations. Regularly meet with organizations to schedule field needs and special events. Establish field use and light use schedule in accordance with the Park District Field Use Policy. Submit monthly invoices for field and light use. 13. Develop, implement, and directly manage the platform tennis program, including: membership, house and travel leagues (levels, flights, rankings), special events, and lessons. Directly supervise platform tennis pros, contractors, and volunteers. Serve as the liaison on the Platform Tennis Committee. 14. Directly manage the rentals for all parks and facilities. Directly manage facility rental staff. 15. Work with the Communications & Marketing Supervisor to effectively market all athletic programs, camps, special events, leagues, and platform tennis. Develop and submit seasonal Fun Guide, monthly newsletter, fliers, and social media information to the Communication and Marketing Supervisor. Solicit youth basketball program sponsors. 16. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. 17. Collaborate and coordinate program space with local schools.
18. Research, utilize, and manage current software for batting cages, rankings, and scheduling. 19. Promote a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. 20. Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Marginal Functions: 1. Attend Park District meetings as necessary. 2. Conduct regular staff meetings. 3. Represent the Park District in various public forums. 4. Assist the registration desk with registration and customer service. 5. Substitute for the Superintendent of Recreation, Administrative Assistant, or program staff if they are unable to perform their work.

Psychological Considerations: 1. Must provide team leadership. 2. Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. 3. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. 4. Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. 5. Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.

Physiological Considerations: 1. Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. 2. Drive a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. 3. Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Considerations: May be exposed to the elements when driving to meetings, supervising a program, or at an outdoor site; these conditions include lighting, humidity, and temperature.

Cognitive Considerations: The Athletic Manager must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

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 River Forest Park District


Karen Stille

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12 - $15 / hour

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Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Assistant performs a wide range of administrative duties in relation to Kid’s Zone (Before & After School Program), Friendship Station Preschool, and seasonal camps.


The Recreation Assistant reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


The Recreation Assistant must have a minimum of a high school diploma, experience in public relations, customer service and office work or a combination of education, experience and training which provides the following required knowledge and skills; modern office support skills and procedures; standard methods of filing; clear writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality services to internal and external customers; use initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize and coordinate work activities; compose routine correspondence, board material and other documents; make accurate arithmetic calculations; maintain confidentiality of work.

Hours: Shifts range between the hours of 6am and 6:30pm.

Essential Functions:

  1. Answer phones and greet Geneva Park District patrons in a pleasant and cheerful manner.

  2. Process program registration forms and all other follow up requirements of registration including class input procedures.

  3. Liaison to school district in providing weekly student enrollments.

  4. Process all change and withdrawal forms accurately and update all necessary documentation.

  5. Maintain accurate master schedules, including sign-in/attendance sheets for all sites.

  6. Process and update all waitlists.

  7. Maintain accurate and organized files.

  8. Accurately respond to all customer concerns/questions in a timely manner displaying superior customer service skills.

  9. Assist with necessary typing as assigned by supervisor.

  10. Assist with weekly/monthly newsletters.

  11. Additional clerical work related to organizing files and scanning forms.

  12. Keep front desk, workroom, and hallway/bulletin board areas organized and updated with current information.

  13. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.

  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Inform the Recreation Supervisor and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  2. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, and public-at-large.

  3. Establish a pleasant attitude on the telephone and in person.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District safety procedures and requirements. This includes completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.

  2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles.

  2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.

  2. Must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

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 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9 per/hr start

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Frankfort Square Park District is seeking a Seasonal Maintenance Laborer. Ability to maintain, repair, properties and operate equipment. Flexible hours available (weekends & holidays also needed). Applications available at or 7540 W. Braemar Ln, Frankfort, 185-469-3524 for info.

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 Frankfort Square Park District


Ed Reidy
815-469-3524 x 312

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO WWW.DTPD.ORG and click on Job Opportunities icon

POSITION SUMMARY The Recreation Supervisor works under the direction of the Recreation Manager. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the overall direction and administration of District recreation programs including Saturday Live, Concerts in the Park, Day Camps, and the Circle of Friends before and after school program. This position directly supervises numerous part-time and seasonal program staff.


A. Develop, implement, supervise and evaluate assigned recreation programs. B. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time and seasonal recreation staff. C. Prepare and submit to the Recreation Manager the annual budget for all areas of responsibility. D. Monitor revenue and expenses for all areas of responsibility. E. Assist the Recreation Manager with planning and be present at assigned special events. F. Maintain inventory and order program equipment and supplies as necessary. G. Prepares written reports as assigned by the Recreation Manager. H. Prepares seasonal brochure information and creates publicity materials in cooperation with the marketing department. I. Conducts required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Dundee Township Park District. J. Develops general knowledge of Park District programs to respond to specific questions or direct guests to the appropriate staff member. K. Complies with all safety and loss prevention policies.
a. Inform supervisor of any unsafe conditions or hazardous work procedures.
b. Correct any unsafe conditions, if possible, and instruct co-workers on safety procedures. L. Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. M. Completes all additional duties as prescribed by management. N. Assists other Park District employees when needed.


A. Employee must be able to follow directions and communicate in English both verbally and in writing. B. Employee must have the ability to read and understand materials printed in English. C. Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations. D. Must have the ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. E. Employee represents the Dundee Township Park District in a professional manner.   WORK ENVIRONMENT The position’s office is located at Randall Oaks Recreation Center, however this position is required to travel to other DTPD properties to supervise and evaluate programs, staff, volunteers and/or instructors. The position may be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while attending job related activities away from the office. The general noise level in the work environment is normal office setting, but can go to high in some areas depending on location and events, either while attending activities or from adjacent work areas. The general work environment is indoor with outdoor influences. Works in a fast paced environment, may be required to work in confined and/or narrow spaces. Some exposure to chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials utilized in the manufacturing of arts and crafts or routine maintenance of supplies. Parking for position may be up to one to two blocks from work area.
QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, or closely related field; minimum 3 plus years’ experience required in recreation program management or a combination of education, experience, training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to program, design and plan activities, ability to assign, coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates and volunteers and/or instructors. First Aid, CPR and AED certification is required or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire. This position requires a valid and maintained Illinois Driver’s License, minimum classification “D”.


This is a full-time position, year round position, 40 hours exempt position. This position is generally Monday through Friday, may include weekends and/or holidays. Hours are dependent on business needs, but will include day, night, weekends and holidays.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Michelle Eckelberry

 Closing Date

October 31, 2018