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 $35,000 - $38,000, upon experience

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Full time, IMRF with health and dental benefits.


Primary responsibility is to ensure that all persons have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting or using the Westmont Park District facilities.

Under the direction of the Supt. of Recreation, this work involves planning, promotion, development and supervision of the recreation programs under his/her area of responsibilities that include, but are not limited to: Spray Park, Backstop concession stand, act as the liaison for Performing Arts, Polar Express and some Holly Days Events, Youth Dance, and assistant with seasonal special events.


  1. Prepare seasonal program budgets.
  2. Plan, initiate, organize and supervise recreational activities.
  3. Meet the District’s Mission and Vision.
  4. Maintain records, written and/or computerized, of all recreation program related activities.
  5. Recruit, hire and train all personnel under his/her supervision.
  6. Supervise and evaluate job performance on a continual basis and take immediate action to correct any deficiencies or problems related to the programs or staff.
  7. Works with marketing staff to keep the news media and general public informed on announcements, results and current District news.
  8. Participate in departmental planning, research and training.
  9. Prepare budget estimates and reports for the Superintendent of Recreation.
  10. Cooperate in promoting, organizing, and directing community wide celebrations and events involving areas of responsibility.
  11. Perform any additional related tasks as required.


Generally, 8:00 am – 4:30 PM (1/2-hour lunch), Monday through Friday. Some weekend, holiday, and evening work will be required (varies with the season).


Comprehensive knowledge of youth and adult recreation programming. Must possess the ability to speak in public and good written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and the Adobe. Experience with RecTrac registration system preferred.


Bachelors of Science in Park and Recreation or related field from an accredited college or university. Full-time experience preferred. Possess a valid Illinois driver’s license.


  1. Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.
  2. Daily supervision of all staff safety and training programs to ensure compliance by all employees.
  3. Promptly report to Superintendent of Recreation of any/all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.


Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Personnel and Employment Policy.


In an 8-hour workday employee may engage in activities that may include, but are not limited to: standing, sitting, walking, driving, bending, twisting and lifting.


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 liabilities to perform the essential functions.

English must be spoken, read and understood to perform the functions of this position.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be high in some instances.

Facility management of an outdoor facility is required.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person in this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job, and "other" duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties or tasks as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


Submit Westmont Park District employment application, cover letter, and resume to

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 Westmont Park District


Dustin Kleefisch

 Closing Date

August 23, 2019


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The Recreation and Aquatics Manager is responsible for development, organization, coordination and administration of the comprehensive athletic recreation programs, special events, and manage the aquatic staff and programs. The Recreation and Aquatics Manager is responsible for the supervision of all staff, volunteers and independent contractors required to complete the tasks within the recreational programs and special events offered.

Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not constructed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

•Develops, promotes, manages and evaluates a wide range of recreation programs and special events with a focus on athletics for youth and adults.

•Manages, hires and trains lifeguards, pool staff, swim instructors, and customer service for the outdoor swimming pool.

•The program lead for the Power Play before and after school program.

•Adapts recreation programs to meet the needs of the community while maintaining variety, flexibility, diversity and balance.

•Prepare annual goals and objectives relative to your areas of responsibility.

•Develop and prepare a bi-weekly recreation report to be sent to the Superintendent of Recreation.

•Seek best pricing for equipment or materials for your areas of programming and prepare a purchase order to be approved by the Superintendent of Recreation.

•Hire, train and supervise all program staff, facility staff and volunteers in your area of responsibility.

•Provide direction, leadership and motivation to your direct staff. To include conducting and managing the annual or seasonal performance review process.

•Prepare and monitor scheduling and payroll for your staff.

•With direction from the Superintendent of Recreation and the Superintendent of Facility prepare the yearly aquatic facility and program budget for approval.

•Assists Superintendent of Recreation with the development of the yearly recreation budget.

•Prepares press releases, brochure copy, flyers and ads for upcoming programs and special events.

•Assist front desk with problem solving and registration.

•Provide outstanding customer service, including responding to customer questions and complaints.

•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Safety and Risk Management

•Addresses unsafe employee behaviors by approaching, correcting and coaching.

•Enforces safety disciplinary policies and procedures.

•Provides material-handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 lbs. or greater.

•Promotes the use of material-handling equipment or staff assistance, when possible, to reduce lifting and moving injury exposures.

•Attends safety in-service training.

•Completes incident/accident report forms and promptly forwards them to the agency Claims Contact.


Bachelor’s degree in recreation or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of one year supervisory experience or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. CPRP preferred or obtained within one year after hired. Certification in Life Guarding or have the ability to complete within six (6) months of hiring. Additional certification as Certified Pool Operator and a current Illinois Food Manager certification is required within twelve (12) months of hire. Must be well organized, creative, possess a positive attitude, good problem solver, and have the ability to multi-task. Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and recreation registration software, Rec-Trac is preferred.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

•Exposed to various outside weather conditions including hot temperatures, humidity and cold. •The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. •Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Lauren Marino at

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 City of Palos Heights Parks & Recreation


Lauren Marino

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Full-time $19-$21/hr Starting

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The Berwyn Park District Early Childhood program is the first exposure to park district programming and educational experiences for many families within the City of Berwyn. The positive focus and administration of the programming and classes focus on the concept of “learning through play”. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is an hourly full-time position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required with this position as scheduled. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or Early Childhood Education, or a bachelor’s degree in recreation management, and at least two years’ experience in a field related to education or recreation is required. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager should possess good supervisory, composition and oral communication skills, as well as possess competency in the use of computer systems as they pertain to the Early Childhood department.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be familiar with all licensing regulations as set by the Department of Children and Family Services. Must be familiar with children’s physical, emotional, and developmental patterns. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum planning, in-service staff training, program goal setting, and evaluating the progress of individual children. Must possess the ability to implement and operate a recreation program consistent with the needs of the residents of the District within the financial resources and physical plant available.

The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam, all of which are paid for by the Berwyn Park District, and also possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license and maintain an adequate driving record.

Immediate Supervisor: The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop, coordinate, and administer early childhood age specific programs, day camps, and special events that create fun, excitement and enthusiasm to participating children, parents, and staff.
  2. Communicate the fun, excitement and enthusiasm created by the district via well-written marketing communications. These communications will be seasonal program guides, program sales, public relations, newsletters, and social media and marketing efforts utilized by the park district.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and events through budgets, demographics, and statistics. Develop new programs and expand or discontinue current programs based on participation and cost analysis.
  4. Actively recruit, train, supervise, and monitor the performance of teachers, volunteers, instructors, and part-time staff to work events and programs. Conduct staff meetings on a regular basis.
  5. Network with neighboring park districts, school districts, and other community organizations to provide outstanding programming.
  6. Maintain awareness of current trends in early childhood, recreational programming and other district areas and develop new programs based off of those trends and community needs.
  7. Recommend salary adjustments, hiring proposals, and promotional and purchase recommendations to the Superintendent of Recreation concerning department employees.
  8. Attend all required meetings, including with Superintendent of Recreation to foster communication and receive assigned tasks.
  9. Inventory and order supplies and equipment for camp and early childhood divisions.
  10. Assist with holiday and seasonal programs, trips and other collaborative activities.
  11. Seek, interpret and implement input from the public, maintaining a close, positive relationship.
  12. Assist in the development of long range planning, goals, and program forecasts.
  13. Responsible for monthly board reports and budget analysis. Consistently review and monitor the budget and take appropriate action to ensure that variances stay within budget guidelines.
  14. The ability to type and familiarity with computers and email are essential. The Park District uses Microsoft Word for word processing, RecTrac 3.1 for program registration. Knowledge and proficiency in use of database software, internet software, spreadsheet, and word processing software is required to perform job successfully.
  15. Maintain general knowledge and operation of park district recreation vehicles and recreation equipment as they pertain to department operations.
  16. The Early Childhood and Recreation Supervisor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Provide appropriate information and production assistance for all programs to be advertised through the seasonal program guides.
  2. Assist with light maintenance of common areas including set up and take down of tables and chairs.
  3. Assist in maintaining safe programs and environments for patrons and staff.
  4. Supervise the early childhood payroll for administration.

Psychological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work alone or closely with others.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work around general population/park patrons in public areas.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to supervise and direct others while under the direction of superiors.
  4. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to work under stressful situations and timetables, regarding budgeting, staff related matters, and project development and completion.

Physiological Considerations:

  1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to chemicals and cleaning agents.
  2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to lift and move 50 lb. with mechanical assistance.
  3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to access all areas of park district lands and facilities during programming.
  4. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager may need to respond quickly and accurately.
  5. Responsible for the set up and take down of program areas.
  6. The Registration Clerk must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

Environmental Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager is exposed to outside weather conditions up to 20% of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors. 2. Personal Protective Equipment required for job duties include: -gloves -eye protection -micro shields -warm clothing

Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to give assignments to ensure safe follow through and completion. 2. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must use safety awareness and judgement. 3. The Early Childhood and Recreation Manager must be able to read, write, and prepare specifications and instructions.

Salary Range: $19.00-$21.00/hr starting plus benefits

Contact: Mike Gianatasio, Superintendent of Recreation –

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 Berwyn Park District


Mike Gianatasio

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-$45,000 DOQ

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The Oregon Park District serves a community of over 7,000 residents in northern Illinois 30 miles southwest of Rockford. The park district provides year round recreation and aquatic opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Oregon Park District is seeking to fill the position of Aquatic Coordinator with a motivated and energetic candidate.

Summary: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of operational functions for the aquatic facility and associated programming. Oversees the operations of the aquatics department and programs, including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. Coordinates and supervises the day-to-day operation of aquatic programs. Maintains records, schedules staff, and ensures proper pool maintenance. Provides swim instruction and life guarding as necessary.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Manages aquatic programs, complying with all Park District policies, procedures and StarGuard requirements. In addition, also responsible for hiring, training and supervising staff and volunteers for all aquatic programs. Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic department budgets. Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. Also provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public. Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site. Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities. Hours: The Aquatic Coordinator shall have varying hours due to programs, special events and facility operating hours. Due to the varying nature of the work, evening and weekend hours are expected.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in recreation administration or closely related field preferred, but not required; two years of full time experience in recreation programming, aquatics experience preferred. CPRP and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable. Current lifeguard instructor certification through Starfish Aquatics or the ability to obtain within six months of employment.

Essential Functions:

• Plan, organize, promote and supervise a variety of youth and adult aquatic programs. • Assess needs of the community and recommend modifications of existing programs and implementation of innovative programs. • Prepare and submit records and reports including payroll, staff schedules, registration information, activity schedules, weekly recreation reports and board reports. • Select and train personnel and volunteers. • Assist in the development of goals and objectives for all aquatic programs. • Directly monitor and coordinate fiscal control procedures for the various programs. • Submit information for the District’s seasonal activity guides. • Implement special procedures as approved by the Board of Commissioners, Executive Director and Superintendent of Recreation. • Preparation and administration of the annual budget for the aquatic department. • Coordinate with the Superintendent of Recreation to develop a promotional strategy for each program and special event and publicize through different media sources.

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 Oregon Park District


Tina Ketter
(815) 732-3101

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $33,000 - $37,000, 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 Aquatics Manager, the Assistant Aquatics Manager has the primary responsibility for managing the operations of the indoor aquatic center, but assists with the outdoor aquatic center as well. This is an at-will position. Responsibilities include: Oversee, coordinate, and evaluate all swim lesson programs; Assist with staff recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, disciplining and evaluating; Review, adjust and approve employee payroll; Develop and update aquatic operational and staff procedure manuals; Ensure safety of aquatic facilities by maintaining proper records of Ellis &Associates certifications, trainings, and orientations; Promote programs and facilities within the community in person, print, and/or electronically; Monitor and maintain operations within the budget guidelines; Submit and maintain accurate records and reports as requested by Aquatics Manager; Assist with development and completion of departmental goals and objectives; Oversee scheduling of programs and special events; Assist in cleaning and maintenance of the aquatic facilities where appropriate; Availability for flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Physical/ Health Education, closely related field or any equivalent combination is required. Experience in Ellis & Associates (E&A) lifeguarding, programming, and pool operations preferred. Must hold, or be able to attain a current E&A Instructor License, CPR/AED and First Aid and work flexible hours during prime seasons. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Working hours vary depending on season, need, and swim lesson schedule: September through May: Monday - Thursday (1-pm-9pm) & Sundays (7:00am-3:00pm); June through August: Monday - Thursday (8:30am–4:30pm) & Sundays (7:00am-3:00pm). Target hiring range is $33,000 - $37,000, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; Dental & Vision Coverage; Short & Long-Term Disability; Paid Holidays & Vacation Time; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); 457 Defined Contribution Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF); Flexible Spending Accounts; Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits.

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

July 31, 2019