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 $67,000 – $70,000

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Responsible for providing system-level support of multiple systems including hardware and software tools, installation, configuration, maintenance and system analysis. This position, which is full-time with benefits, provides input to the information technology roadmap helping to plan future actions for technology solutions.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering or a related field, including five (5) years’ experience administrating Microsoft Systems or proven success in a Systems Administrator role. Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) is desired, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for managing network servers and technology infrastructure by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance, and repair while ensuring high availability and acceptable level of performance of critical applications and infrastructure resources. Supervises and works in coordination with a part-time IT Help Desk employee. For a complete list of essential functions, go to and view the job description.

Submit a cover letter and resume along with your completed online application at

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Mid $50's DOQ (depending on qualifications)

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ABOUT US: The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 75,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. Spring Valley’s Volkening Heritage Farm is a living history museum where visitors can experience life on an authentic 1880s German farm, complete with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and much more!

JOB SUMMARY: The Farm Operations Supervisor is responsible for managing daily and seasonal operations at the living history museum / farm. Museum structures include a farm house, harness shop, smokehouse, spring house, equipment shed/blacksmith shop, livestock barns (horses, cows, pigs, and more), and a chicken coop. Program areas include general visitation, school field trip programs, thematic family programs, special events, retail operations, summer camps, and rentals. Conducts ongoing research and development of the site's physical features, buildings, historic collections, and livestock program and supervises other staff and volunteers in the day-to-day care of livestock and general operation of the living history farm. Assists with collections management, including identification and research of artifacts. Direct supervisory responsibility for Farm Operations Staff and Livestock Volunteers, and indirect supervisory responsibility for Program Staff and Interpretive Volunteers.

LOCATION: Volkening Heritage Farm, 201 S. Plum Grove Road

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, History, Animal Science, Museum Studies, Historical Administration or related field, along with at least five (5) years’ experience in museum administration and/or living history operations, including managing livestock operations, dairy operations, and care and use of draft horses in historic agriculture and public conveyance (i.e. wagon rides).

SCHEDULING & PAY: This as a full-time year-round supervisory level position. Core hours are typically 8am – 4pm with additional night and weekend work required. Target hiring range is mid $50’s (depending on qualifications)

TO APPLY: Visit us at – go to “About” then “Employment” to complete our online job application. ** Note: Consideration will only be given to applications completed online (please no resumes via email, mail, fax, etc.) **

FOR MORE INFORMATION Dave Brooks 847-985-2100 x1204 or

If interested, please apply early. This position will be open until filled. The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Schaumburg Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,895 to $45,560

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The Assistant Facility Manager is responsible for the day to day operation and oversite of the Community Center Fitness Center, building schedules, drop-in programs, and rental coordination of the Community Center Gym, Track, and Shelf. The Assistant Manager assists the Facility Manager in other rental areas and birthday parties in the absence of the Facility Manager and as needed. Serve as Manager On Duty in the absence of the Facility Manager.


Responsibilities of the Assistant Facility Manager include but are not limited to: Manage all operations, memberships, staffing, budgeting, planning, and programming of the fitness center, schedule and update drop in gym programming, process facility rentals, assist Facility Manager in coordination of party service, drop in nights, and school days off programming as needed.


Comprehensive knowledge of health and fitness industry with emphasis on fitness center operations and membership management. Knowledge facility management, recreation and league scheduling. Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, troubleshoot, meet deadlines, collaborate and work independently with initiative. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong understanding and knowledge of effective budgetary practices.


Bachelor degree in Parks & Recreation, Physical/Health Education or related with two

(2) years of experience in fitness center operations and facility management, preferred.


Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members.

Apply online at, under the Jobs tab, Full-time.

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Summary: The Channahon Park District, an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, has a career opportunity available for a Recreation program Supervisor – Therapeutic Recreation. The position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating therapeutic and non-therapeutic recreation programs and events for individuals with/without disabilities from children to adults. Work involves planning for the integration of recreation therapy services into the overall agency, program or event, budgeting, developing policies, procedures and standards, determining the type of recreational therapy services needed developing in-service training for staff and serving as a resource to other program and facility areas. Coordinating for services with Staff Members at Special Recreation of Joliet-Channahon (SRJC). This position will also assist with programming for seniors, teens, summer camps, races and special events.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation or related field required 1-2 years of direct experience working with special populations, program planning and behavior management preferred. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and/or (CPRP) Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred or ability to obtain within six months Availability to work evening and weekend hours as scheduled.

Benefits: The Channahon Park District offers comprehensive benefits package for our Team Members including Medical and Dental insurance, optional Vision insurance and 457 deferred compensation programs, IMRF retirement and paid time off.

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 Channahon Park District


Kristin Knutson

 Closing Date

December 21, 2018


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The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Park and Recreation Department of the City of Palos Heights. The Director will be responsible for carrying out policies and goals of the Mayor and City Council and reports directly to the City Administrator.


Knowledge of Park and Recreation systems and practices. Knowledge of budgeting and long range planning. Project management experience. Excellent organizational skills. Possess good working knowledge of computer hardware and software applications. Ability to lead and communicate well with staff and department heads. Possess sound judgment and have a professional approach to citizens, media and council members. Have significant skills in operating and developing recreation programs. Have knowledge of facilities operation and maintenance. Attend meetings as required or as needed. Follow up on progress made within the department regarding certification, and continue to develop staff. All of the above, however, is not all inclusive and subject to work as directed to further the mission of Parks and Recreation Department.

Qualifications and education requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, public administration, business, or a closely related field; Master’s degree related to recreation profession preferred. Minimum of seven (7) years of experience with progressive responsibility in parks and recreation management; Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Executive (CPRE) preferred. Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license. Must pass required background check and physical.

Please submit cover letter and resume to

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 City of Palos Heights Parks & Recreation


Dan Nisavic

 Closing Date

December 14, 2018