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 $20-$28 per hour

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Job Summary: The Gymnastics Instructor will be responsible for teaching recreational gymnastics classes to boys and girls of all levels with safety and technique as the primary focus. The Birthday Party Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspect of the gymnastics birthday parties from scheduling and booking to staffing and administration. PT-1 - IMRF position, 20-26 hours per week.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Gymnastics Instructor: Be a positive role model for students Responsible for the supervision and safety of the students at all times Responsible for providing motivational support and guidance to participants

Birthday Party Coordinator: Responsible for training and scheduling gymnastics instructors and collaborating with them to create a high quality party experience Responsible for responding to patrons in a timely manner Responsible for helping to resolve conflicts that arise in a professional manner Responsible for organizing all records including room reservations and set up, cancellations, payments, contracts, staffing and welcome signs Responsible for organizing and reporting information to the gymnastics supervisor regarding birthday party staffing and financials Responsible for creating a survey annually to retrieve customer feedback on the party experience and will use the information to consider and recommend improvements and/or changes Will take a leadership role when hosting the birthday parties

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Actively support the agency's risk management protocol that will effectively control and reduce accidents Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Safety Committee, attend and participate in required safety trainings Promptly report all unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the immediate supervisor Perform other related duties as assigned, based on agency needs Teach all ages of participants in our program from age 2-18 Safely spot basic and intermediate gymnastics skills on all events Teach team level athletes and prepare them for competitions upon request Closely monitor safety of gymnastics equipment and the gymnastics facility Follow class lesson plans as prescribed by supervisor Maintain class management and use class time wisely Evaluate participants skill acquisition and recommend advancement when necessary to the gymnastics supervisor Convey information about gymnastics programs to the public Develop positive relationships with participants and patrons Available nights and weekends as needed Attend staff meetings as scheduled Work collaboratively with other staff as needed Required Skills/Abilities (Technology, Mathematical, Language):

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong leadership skills Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Education and/or Experience: High-school diploma or equivalent At least two years gymnastics coaching experience required Must be at least 21 year of age Preference will be given to those with previous team coaching experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position; including standing, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, running and lifting Exposure to cleaning and disinfecting supplies Exposure to noise, dust, gymnastics chalk and elevation Ability to take initiative and use good judgement in responding to situations that arise Ability to take direction and adapt to the work environment Required Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

CPR, First Aid and AED within 3 months of employment USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Certified within 1 month of employment

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 Wilmette Park District


Carol Heafey

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $50,000

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CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, CENTERS remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. CENTERS is currently operating university campus recreation centers at ten site locations within the United States.

Campus Recreation at DePaul University offers a comprehensive collegiate recreation program out of the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, a 123,000 square foot facility in Lincoln Park (Chicago). The pool is a 6-lane, 25-yard, and 3.5 feet deep. The learn-to-swim program includes approximately 150 lessons per week. Note: the university's facility operations staff oversees pool filtration equipment, water quality, and chemicals.

Core Responsibilities:

Staff Supervision: lifeguards and swim instructors. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate all aquatics staff (20+) including lifeguards and head lifeguard, swim instructors and head swim instructor. Organize and conduct regular in-service trainings and staff meetings. Monitor staff safety certifications and records to ensure compliance. Enter and process student and part-time bi-weekly payroll. Create and assess student learning outcomes

Programming: Create, coordinate, and manage aquatic and safety programming, including swim lessons, lifeguard certification/recertification classes, and CPR/AED courses. Conduct periodic program evaluations and assessments to determine program satisfaction and effectiveness. Ensure a balance between open swim opportunities and programming (including group fitness classes, PE classes, swim lessons and rentals).

Risk Management: Lead the department's risk management efforts and the risk management committee. Schedule and conduct safety trainings, mock emergencies, and quarterly audits on behalf of the department.

Administration: Prepare, forecast, and monitor program-related budgets. Prepare and submit regular feedback, including quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, participation counts, goal updates and key performance indicators. Oversee policies and procedures for all areas of responsibility. Communicate with frequent swimmers and swim parents; respond to customer feedback. Participate in assigned department, university and CENTERS meetings; serve on committees and work teams as assigned. Actively participate in professional development.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required or at least 4+ years of equivalent work experience in related field. Experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment; knowledge of standard practices. Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation; ability to manage a large swim lesson program, particularly the coordination and communication with parents. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to supervise, lead and manage a team. Ability to work as part of, and lead, a team that collaborates effectively with colleagues. Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Analytical skills to: identify problems, assess alternatives, and render consistent, logical decisions. Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification (or willing to obtain).

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated aquatics experience and at least two years of programming experience. Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Instructor certification (or willing to obtain). Current LGI & WSI certifications (or willing to obtain). Master's degree.

Candidate review will begin no later than July 13. To apply visit CENTERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Centers at DePaul University


Ashley Simms

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $53,000 - $66,000 Annually, Depending Upon Qualifications

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The Park Ridge Park District has an exciting and unique opportunity to serve as the Skating Director. We are seeking a motivated and creative individual to manage and grow the ice-skating program of the Park District. Under direction of the Oakton Facility Manager, this position is responsible for managing the skating staff, engaging the participants, planning and directing the annual ice show and increasing participation in the group lesson program. The Skating Director will have day-to-day communication with management staff of the Ice Arena and collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote programming.

Qualifications: Two or three years of occupationally specific training beyond high school. Four to five years of experience in an ice arena facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience managing staff and programs. Membership in U.S. Figure Skating and/or ISI and PSA. Must have the ability to establish positive customer service and an intermediate level of written and verbal communication in the English language in order to communicate with staff and patrons.

Availability: Generally, Monday – Friday daytime hours with weekend work occurring frequently.  A combination of daytime and evening hours may be necessary.

Benefits: We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits including a pension through IMRF.

Our employees enjoy a multitude of facility benefits valued up to $6,000 such as:

Memberships at our: Fitness Center, Ice Arena and Activity Center (for Active Adults 55+) Indoor and Outdoor Pool Use Driving Range - Buckets of Balls Private Room Rental for Your Special Occasions Classes such as: Fitness, Tae Kwon Do, dog obedience Discounted Preschool and Summer Camps for dependents

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 Park Ridge Park District


Brent Dolan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 - $55,000+ DOQ

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The Skokie Park District has immediate openings for a full-time Recreation Supervisor at our Oakton Community Center!

Pay:  $50,000 - $55,000+ hiring range depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits: We offer an exceptional workplace, and an excellent immediate benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment. We are proud of other benefits offered to full-time staff. Some of our key benefit offerings are highlighted below: 
• Generous paid vacation, sick and personal leave
• Participation in IMRF (a defined benefit pension plan), and other voluntary retirement plans
• Life insurance
• Continuing education benefits and participation at job related seminars and conferences
• 8 paid holidays
• Paid parental leave (eligible after one year of employment)
• Disability benefits provided by IMRF
• Facility Usage benefits for employee and their immediate family
• Discounted rates for the following programs: preschool, childcare at our full service day care center, enrollment in our before/after school childcare program and summer camp programs

Education: Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Education or a closely related field is required.

Experience:  The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of recreational programming and supervisory experience. 

Certifications: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License and possess a reliable mode of transportation to visit various school and camp sites during the work day.

Other Qualifications: Must possess excellent organizational, communication, leadership, presentation and customer service skills. 


  1. Hires, trains, evaluates, schedules and supervises enrichment club instructors, School's Out Fun program leaders and directors, special event staff and summer camp staff. Assists with hiring, training, supervising and evaluating SPACE staff.

  2. Maintains and approves payroll for enrichment program instructors, summer camp staff, special event staff and other programming staff. 

  3. Plans, implements and evaluates after school enrichment programs to ensure programs meet the needs of the local school districts and their families.

  4. Assist SPACE Manager in planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating the SPACE program at all 9 sites, specifically by assisting in weekly site visits.

  5. Plans, implements and evaluates teen programs including school day off field trips to local venues.

  6. Plans and oversees the School's Out Fun program for school-aged children K-5 during holidays and Teacher Institute Days.

  7. Responsible for developing, planning, overseeing and evaluating Teen Travelers Summer Camp(s) and other teen specialty camps as assigned.

  8. Participates in the administration of contractual agreements with Skokie school district program sites.

  9. Develops new K-8 school-aged programs and special events to maximize the use and revenue of the Oakton Community Center programming rooms.

  10. Works cooperatively with other facility staff to maintain and communicate the overall facility schedule utilizing RecTrac.

  11. Works with Marketing Department to promote programs, camps and special events.

  12. Writes brochure copy for programs under area of responsibility, proofs brochure copy.

  13. Develops budgets for enrichment clubs, School's Out Fun programs, teen classes, trips, summer camps and special events.

  14. Oversees SPACE staff bi-weekly (or monthly) SPACE daily planning sheets.

  15. Monitors monthly budget reports closely to ensure that programs are operating within the budget.

  16. Maintains an inventory of program supplies; purchases program supplies and follows district purchasing guidelines.

  17. Assists with District-wide special events that include Festival of Cultures, 4th of July  fireworks, Backlot Bash and other special events that take place throughout the year.

  18. May be requested to participate in District-wide committees. 

  19. Maintains records and reports, prepares monthly Board reports.

  20. Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply:  Complete online application at as soon as possible as interviewing will begin promptly. Include resume with application. 

Contact:  Questions about this position may be directed to Stephenie Gualano, Director of Human Resources at or phone 847-933-4357.

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer. 

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 Skokie Park District


Stephenie Gualano

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,632 to $73,752

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Under the supervision of the CRC Recreation General Manager, the Recreation Administrative Specialist is responsible for performing the administrative and clerical support functions inherent in the daily operation of the Community Recreation Center along with subsequent programming.  The Recreation Administrative Specialist shall interface with Park District staff and be available to assist them with requests or questions.  In addition to clerical responsibilities, including registration software, word processing, purchasing and reconciliation, this individual shall deal with the public in a manner that enhances the image of the Park District.  

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

Prioritize, create, edit or update forms, handbooks, correspondence, manuals, newsletters, reports and signs as directed by the Recreation General Manager, Recreation Program Manager, Recreation Supervisors, and Mallinckrodt Center Manager. Process registration, transfers, cancelations, and refunds utilizing RecTrac software. Responsible for collaborating with the Recreation Supervisors to input seasonal registration details utilizing RecTrac software in advance of brochure creation. Assist with the management of seasonal waitlist to maximize enrollment and customer experience. Assist with the preparation of seasonal programming, productions, camps, and special events as needed. Process seasonal Independent Contractor invoices. Effectively manage customer experience and work creatively to resolve any issues. Maintain a high level of knowledge of Park District facilities, their locations and services, including personnel and their responsibilities, employees’ telephone extensions and general Park District operational rules and ordinances. Reconcile Purchase Card (p-card) for CRC Recreation General Manager, Recreation Program Manager, Recreation Supervisors, and Mallinckrodt Center Manager Reconcile and distribute Community Recreation Center petty cash. Assist with purchasing of supplies in accordance with Park District policies and procedures.


Actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents and injuries. Obey all Park District and Departmental safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Wilmette Park District that are pertinent to the activities conducted by the department. Promptly report to the CRC Recreation General Manager all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed. Attend and participate in required safety training.


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.


Preference for Bachelor’s Degree or equal. Minimum 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Skills. Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook for e-mail. General working knowledge of PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe. Experience with RecTrac registration software, preferred.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and memos in English. Ability to edit and/or write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Reasoning Ability. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


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. The noise level of the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


This position requires a specific code of conduct which includes personal grooming and appearance. Professional, courteous interactions are required when dealing with staff and the general public. Maintain confidentiality in all matters.


The Recreation Administrative Specialist normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; there are opportunities for a work from home schedule two-three days a week based on the needs of the agency. General hours of duty will be approved by the CRC Recreation General Manager and Superintendent of Recreation for the various seasons of the year.

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 Wilmette Park District


Liz Cox

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled