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 $55,000- $63,000/yr. depending on qualifications

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JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Facilities, the Special Facilities Manager is responsible for the seasonal facility management and operations of two facilities. Maryknoll Park which includes Holes & Knolls miniature golf course, clubhouse, splash pad, picnic pavilion, and disc golf, operating on weekends only from late April through the end of October (weather permitting) with 7-day operations during the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Also located at Maryknoll Park is a six-court Platform Tennis facility including a Paddle hut. This position will also manage our popular Sunset Pool which includes a deep-water section with a zero-depth area along with slides and play features, as well as a dedicated 25-yard lap pool. Programs include a swim team, swim lessons, rentals, lap swimming, daily swim, and special events. The aquatics facility operates from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Primary responsibilities include driving program revenue, recruiting and leading a team of dedicated staff, and providing quality customer service. This position must have a high level of accountability for all core business operations, customer service, programming, facility rentals, and special events. Will work closely with the Superintendent to explore and propose new ideas to generate revenue, improve efficiencies and maximize facility usage through special events and programming for each facility. Collaborate with Superintendent to prepare annual facility budgets, making necessary revenue and expenditure adjustments as needed. Also responsible for staff and financial accountability, staff training and performance management, purchasing and inventory control, assisting with safety inspections, and administering the Park District’s personnel policies and procedures to facility staff. During seasonal operations, regular weekend work will be required. Fall and winter responsibilities will include Polar Plaza skating and curling and various special events. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and enjoy working in multi-faceted environments. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field with at least five years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience in aquatics management and/or seasonal facility operations with the ability to lead and motivate team members toward achieving established goals and objectives is highly desired. Previous lifeguard experience and lifeguard training certification are required with Ellis & Associates being a plus. Experience in customer service, facility rentals, special events, and recreational programming is desired. An outgoing personality and strong overall management skills are essential. Skilled in general accounting, cash handling/POS operations, budgeting, and generating revenue are also important. Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written format. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) with the aptitude to research and learn additional systems. Recreation Software experience is required, ActiveNet a plus. Results-oriented with effective project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to respond well in difficult and emergency situations. Must have CPR/AED/First Aid training or receive within 2 months of hire. Food handling and Bassett training certification must be obtained within 3 months of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation. Available for flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics, and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District has 29 parks that are meticulously maintained for the community’s use in both unstructured recreation and for programmed events. The District operates one outdoor aquatic facility, two recreation centers, three athletic field complexes, 23 playgrounds, two lakes, the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf Course, Maryknoll Splash Pad, and the recently renovated Lake Ellyn Boathouse. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities, and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!

BENEFITS WE OFFER: • Medical Coverage - PPO or HMO option • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Employer Paid Life Insurance & Voluntary Optional Insurance options • Employee Assistance Program • Free Fitness Membership and Wellness Program • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IL Municipal Retirement Fund) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holidays & Floating holidays) & Paid Emergency Leave • Professional Development and Membership with IPRA • Tuition Reimbursement

To apply for this position, go to: Please complete an employment application online and include a resume and cover letter.

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 Glen Ellyn Park District


Lynn Wiltfong

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000-$60,000 Hiring Range, DOQ

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Job Title: Aquatics & Facility Manager. FLSA Classification: Full-time; Exempt Employee Benefit Status: Level 1; Exempt Department: Administration Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities.

Submit cover letter, resume and Park District application (found on website) via mail: Itasca Park District, c/o Sandy Harris, 350 E Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143 or Please apply ASAP, as interviews will occur as obtained. A complete job description is available upon request.

Itasca is a 9,200 resident community, west of Chicago. It is governed by a 5 member Board of Commissioners and employs 13 Full -Time and over 250 Part-Time Employees, with a $5.8M budget. The District is a 3X Gold Medal Award Winning Agency and boasts 144 acres of parks, 8 playgrounds, nature center, bird sanctuary, athletic fields, waterpark, museum and 40,000 sqft, Recreation & Fitness Center. Annually, 76,300 participate in programs and events; 300,000 visit parks; and 370,000 visit the Recreation Center.

The District is committed to the future by being innovative, proactive and evolving; while remaining inspired by the communities’ past. This is reflected in district led projects; including, redevelopment of the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary; preservation and restoration of the oldest publicly owned building in the community…. The Itasca Train Depot; and the most recent $4M Itasca Waterpark Redevelopment. The district is a leader among local taxing bodies, businesses and community groups; looked to for creative ways to work together for the benefit of the community. Through over 20 intergovernmental agreements and 50 public-private partnerships/sponsorship, the District has provided the community cost and energy savings, improved quality of life and wellness, and improved access to all.

Position: The District is looking to find someone who is innovative, creative, dynamic, willing to learn at a fast pace and be exposed to a wide variety of areas! You do not need years of experience, nor be an expert in any given area, just a dedication to parks & recreation, and having fun. The position has a focus on Facility Management of the Itasca Recreation & Fitness Center, Itasca Waterpark (summer only), and designated program and special events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to hiring, creating, planning, budgeting and implementing.

Applicant must be 21 years or older. A bachelor degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalence in related experience and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead recreation and educational programs and staff. The individual will be expected to be/or become a certified First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor, Ellis Instructor, and obtain a Food & Service Sanitation License, AFO or CPO certification, and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.

The Aquatics & Facility Manager is a full-time employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. Work hours generally take place Monday through Friday, although some weekend hours and evening hours apply – especially during the Waterpark Season.

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 Itasca Park District


Sandy Harris
630-773-2257. ext 112

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $56,292 - $70,000 DOQ

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JOB SUMMARY Responsible for all operational, programming, managerial and risk management processes for the District’s Aquatics department.    

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for preparing and maintaining aquatics budgets – Pavilion Aquatics Center Operations, Pavilion Aquatics Center Programs, Rainbow Falls Waterpark Operations, and Rainbow Falls Community Center.  Responsible for meeting financial goals by monitoring expenses and facilitating revenue creation.  Supervise two FT Aquatics Supervisors to ensure safe and productive operations of the District’s aquatics facilities. Work with the Aquatics Maintenance Supervisor to ensure safe and productive operations of mechanical systems, chemical systems, and efficient operations. Maintain supervision of facility operations and maintenance of Pavilion Aquatics Center, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, and Rainbow Falls Community Center. In conjunction with the Aquatics Supervisors, recruit, train and certify seasonal and year round lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants.   In conjunction with the Aquatics Supervisors, recruit, train and certify year round swim lesson instructors. Oversee office management of staff including hiring, terminating, assigning, supervising, and evaluating seasonal and year round personnel. Maintain appropriate documentation of safety records, pool records, state reports, staff training, and staff certifications. Maintain state, county, village and PDRMA requirements for the District’s aquatics facilities and Community Center. Evaluate the effectiveness of all aquatics programs and submit recommendations for fee and program change. Responsible for developing and maintaining employee policy and procedure manuals for the aquatics department and Rainbow Falls Community Center.   Responsible for developing and maintaining patron policy and procedure manuals for the District’s aquatics facilities and Rainbow Falls Community Center. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire to pass inspection with proper requirements. Must work with the Rainbow Falls concessionaire for effective service to the RBF patrons. Responsible for preparation and editing of seasonal brochures and website pages for the Aquatics Department. Overall responsibility of payroll for the entire aquatics department, maintaining employee status forms, and ensuring all staff are performing in a professional, efficient and effective manner.  Works in a collaborative environment with the Rentals Manager on all Aquatics rentals.   Develop detailed reports and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvements and program changes. Develop and maintain operational procedures for security systems and emergency procedures for the District’s Aquatics Department. Provide leadership to staff to ensure communication of facility info and promotion of events. Develop and maintain a long term comprehensive capital improvement program for the District’s Aquatics Department. Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of aquatics operations. Fairness in dealing with people. Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills. Skilled in working with computers and database programs. Organizational ability. Ability to supervise, organize and create aquatics programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Bachelor’s degree  in the area of recreation or facility management or related field.  3 years full time work experience supervising staff, or equivalent combination of school and work experience, is preferred.   Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months.   Valid Illinois Drivers License.   Must have AFO certification or ability to obtain certification within the first year.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,783 to $51,008

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

• Follow all Park District policies and procedures as mentioned in the Wilmette Park District Employee Manual. • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevator, stairways, locker rooms and other work areas. • Sweep and mop floors. Clean and vacuum rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and window treatments. Replenish restroom supplies. • Dust furniture and equipment. Polish metalwork. • Wash walls, ceiling and woodwork. Wash windows, door panels and sills. • Empty wastebaskets and trash receptacles. • Transport trash and waste to disposal area. Also pick up trash outside. • Clean snow and debris from entrances and sidewalk areas around facility. Salt sidewalk in winter. • Responsible for locking and closing building at closing time. • Responsible for unlocking and opening building at opening time. • Move equipment and furniture as needed. Organize and maintain storage areas. Set up tables and chairs for room rentals, meetings and other activities. • Responsible for minor equipment and plumbing repairs. • Report to Supervisor actual and potential failures in furniture, equipment, hardware and mechanical systems in all areas of the facility. • Learn and operate facility paging/phone system. • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES • Actively support the safety program in order to effectively control and reduce accidents. • Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program. • Promptly report to Supervisor, Risk Manager or a member of the Safety Committee all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be 18 years of age or older.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED). • Maintenance experience preferred. • Some knowledge of equipment repair and minor plumbing skills desired.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, REGISTRATIONS • Must hold a valid Illinois Class D driver’s license. • Must obtain and keep current CPR & AED certification, trade certifications a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS • Ability to read a number of two-and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. • Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

COMPUTER SKILLS • Basic computer computing with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel or similar.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurements, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out simple-one or two-step instructions. • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • The physical 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. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; push, pull, carry and repeatedly stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally life and/or move up to 100 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, night vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIROMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

HOURS: • CRC Maintenance Worker – Full Time employee has to work a 40 hour work week. • Normal shift hours are Monday through Friday 5:45am - 2:15pm or 11:30pm - 8:00pm. • Weekend shifts hours are Saturday 6:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm. • These hours may change depending on the Center’s scheduling or vacation schedules. Extra hours may be required at various times. • Actual schedule to be determined by the Supervisor.

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 Wilmette Park District


Liz Cox

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Summary: The Athletic/Facility Manager is responsible for the operation, organization, and evaluation of facilities and programs within the Park District of Franklin Park including, but not limited to Community Center, Athletic Programming – Micro Sports, Youth Athletics, Adult Leagues, Adult Athletics, Adult Fitness, Fitness Center and Senior Programming. The Athletic & Facility Manager is a liaison to our Sport Affiliates: Thunder Soccer and Vipers Baseball/Softball. He or she hires, trains, and supervises paid and volunteer recreation personnel in program activities by performing the following duties as listed below.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation, Park, or Leisure Service Administration or related field. Experience in a public recreation services agency preferred. Related experience and basic understanding in Facility Management and related programs.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities A. General Administration • Preparation and implementation of specific facility and program budgets within adopted guidelines. • Research, analyze, review, recommend, and interpretation of facility and program fees and appropriate policies. • Monitor and review appropriate financial reports. • Develop and implement goals and objectives for assigned areas of responsibility. • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies and merchandise as required and within adopted guidelines. • Attend professional educational training and remain informed on current trends and issues in related areas of responsibility. • Serve on various Park District and Department committees. • Preparation and presentation of written and verbal reports as assigned. • Work with Sport Affiliates for scheduling of fields and completing yearly affiliate agreement.

B. Personnel Management • Supervision, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal of staff according to adopted policies of the following: Community Center Staff, Fitness Instructors and Athletic Programs. • Organize or conduct appropriate safety training for staff. • Conduct appropriate customer service training for staff. • Establish personnel quality control systems for ensuring customer satisfaction. • Maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.

C. Planning • Evaluate customer/community interests and assess needs; make recommendations on facilities/programs. • Plan and implement capital repairs and improvements for facilities according to adopted guidelines. • Submit appropriate facility and program reports as requested or as need requires. • Review and recommend independent contractor agreements for various areas of operation. • Develop and implement written cooperative agreements with related community user groups.

D. Program Management • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate fitness, athletic, and senior programs as proposed and approved. • Prepare appropriate budget, marketing, and staffing schedules. • Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. • Evaluate and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs. • Update Rainout Hotline during the summer/fall seasons.

E. Facility Management • Provide and supervise quality operation of the Community Center. • Develop and maintain quality preventive maintenance programs for all assigned facilities. • Develop and implement marketing plans for assigned facilities. • Maintain effective and efficient scheduling program for assigned facilities.

F. Public Relations • Develop and maintain effective internal and external public relations with staff, customer, press (as needed), vendors, other agencies and the community. • Maintain daily written and verbal communication with customers, staff, agencies, organizations and individuals. • Encourage and maintain inter-departmental communication within the Park District through meetings and written correspondence. • Develop and maintain high customer service standards. • Work special events in district and attend other community events, as requested.

G. Marketing • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for facilities and programs. • Evaluate and revise marketing plans on a regular basis. • Develop appropriate user surveys for marketing purposes. • Prepare accurate and appropriate program/facility information for brochures and other public information.

H. Safety, Health, and Loss Control • Support, promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the Park District. • Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. • Responsible for providing all injury, illness and health information required by the Park District. • Maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) at Community Center to ensure all are operational.

Salary and Benefits The position is full-time and salary is dependent on qualifications. The position includes a competitive benefits package, including: • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Vision Coverage • Life Insurance • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Paid Time Off • Tuition Reimbursement • Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

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 Park District of Franklin Park


Maria Laskowski

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled