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 Starting at $40,000 Depending on Qualifications

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The Youth Programming Recreation Supervisor, under the direction of Superintendent of Recreation, is directly responsible for the organization, planning, staffing, training, maintenance, supervision and programming of the Before and After School Program, Summer Camp, Keppler Learning Center, Youth Athletics and Cultural programming including Dance and Theater. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all tasks involved in the organizing, implementing and evaluation of youth programs which meet the needs of the community. This includes but not limited to, programming, website content preparations, cash handling, budgeting, expenditures, record keeping and reporting. This is a full-time position and hours may fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs and events. This position does not allow for remote work, as work must be performed at assigned Park District locations. This is an at-will position. Areas of responsibility may be expanded on an interim basis.

QUALIFICATIONS: • A Bachelor’s Degree in recreation or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience, is required. • Must possess knowledge, creativity and skill in programming and facility management. • Must understand the principles, practices, and objectives of programming and community recreation. • Must possess knowledge of fiscal management; planning, directing and controlling resources within budget. • Must be able to lead and direct subordinate employees. • Must exhibit adept oral and written communication skills. • Must possess proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook. Experience working with Vermont Systems Recreation Software (RecTrac) is a plus. • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and reliable means of transportation to work locations. • Must have, or be willing to obtain, valid CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within six months from date of hire. • Must demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak English (Bi-lingual a plus).


Before & After School, Summer Camp, Youth Programming, Keppler Learning Center • Must plan and lay out the general program format for the school year. • Oversee the development and adherence of daily lesson plans. • Must develop and be responsible for Youth programming including athletics, gymnastics, Dance and Theater. • Must effectively act as Park District Liaison to satellite sites such as schools, studios and other businesses.
• Must form effective partnerships and agreements with area organizations to provide and promote youth programming, Day Off programs, outings and special events • Must supervise and maintain the well-being of program participants and staff. • Must keep accurate program records. • Must develop and maintain appropriate Handbooks and Guides for Staff and Parents. • Must keep inventory logs of all program equipment and materials. • Must care for and maintain all program equipment and property used by the program. • Must organize and chair Staff meetings.

Theater & Dance • In charge of creating, planning, executing and evaluating the Theater & Dance program. • Responsible for working with independent contractors, staff, and community partners needed to carry out programming. • Prepares annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses. • In charge of overseeing programing and managing all aspects of all offered related programs or performances. • Responsible for organization and development of play productions and programming. • Responsible for research and choice of play scripts. • Purchase, maintain, and oversee inventory of supplies. • Responsible for Supervision of crew. • Responsible for Supervision of any set construction, props, and costumes. • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents.

Core • Provides a safe environment for participants, staff and volunteers by strictly adhering to all West Chicago Park District policies and procedures. • Provides quality customer service to other staff, volunteers, and the public. • Employee must follow and complete the current accident and incident reporting procedures in the required timeframe. • Assist with program development, marketing, and website updates for areas of responsibility. • Ability to exhibit independent decision-making skills. • Demonstrates enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish Park District and department goals and objectives. • Demonstrates exceptional decision-making and problem-solving skills and judgment. • Exhibits understanding and tact when dealing with internal and external patrons’ needs and expectations. • Represents the West Chicago Park District in a professional manner. • Demonstration of superior safety awareness and judgment. • Must promote the West Chicago Park District including, but not limited to patrons, guests, and staff. • Must respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails, comments, and suggestions in a timely manner. • Must assist in customer service, which includes, but is not limited to addressing customer issues, comments, complaints, and concerns.
• Must seasonally and annually evaluate assigned programs, services and facilities. • Must prepare reports for staff and Board in different communication forms including, but not limited to verbal, written, statistical, and financial. • Employee must hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff, including, but not limited to accurately completing all required paperwork on staff and approving employee timecards and time off requests. • Responsible for supervising seasonal and part-time staff by communicating job expectations, job training, coaching duties and responsibilities, performance evaluation, recognition and discipline. • Prepares annual Budget projections, monitors and evaluates revenue and expenses, provides financial reports, and staffing needs, while making any recommendations for revenue and expenditure adjustments in area of responsibility. • Must be able to prepare and communicate written and verbal reports for management staff and Board regarding their responsibility area using research, data, and supporting information. • Must coordinate and work with part-time and volunteer staff. • Must be organized and detailed. • Must be able to recommend the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment and follow all established procedures for reserving and using District equipment, supplies, room usage and vehicles. • Must demonstrate, lead, support, implement and complete personal, department, and district strategic plan and goals. • Must coordinate scheduling of programs and events with appropriate managers, supervisors, and coordinators. • Must maintain an organized workspace, which includes, but is not limited to having all the necessary supplies, forms, equipment, etc. needed for the day. • Must develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications. • Must be prepared to assist with any emergency procedures and facility evacuations as needed. • Must initiate promotional opportunities and materials for assigned programs, events and facilities.

Benefits we offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO) • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Hearing Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Plan • Paid Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Paid Time Off • Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

For More Information: Please send resumes to

To visit our website employment page, see our open positions and complete an application, please visit: West Chicago Park District Employment Page.

Please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately to fill this position as soon as possible. West Chicago Park District is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Park District, please visit us at .

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 West Chicago Park District


Louisa Walsh

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills and learn from seasoned professionals? Check out this excellent opportunity to work with a small but active district! View the job description and apply online at

In this position, you will be engaged with and oversee a wide array of recreational programming. Working closely with the park maintenance staff on athletic field scheduling and affiliate relations is also an important component of the role. A flexible schedule allows you to balance hands-on and administrative duties based on program and event demands.

With value placed on equity, transparency, sustainability, and connections, the Sycamore Park District enhances its community of 19,000 through outstanding recreational opportunities and green space. Park District employees receive great benefits including full health benefits, Pathway Fitness Membership, aquatics and golf course privileges, IMRF Pension Retirement, and much more.

We can’t wait to meet you and hear about your park and rec passion!

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 Sycamore Park District


Theresa Tevsh

 Closing Date

February 24, 2022

 $44,000 to $54,000, DOQ

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Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Early Childhood Education or a related field. One to two years relevant recreational programming work experience with tots and young children preferred. Summer Camp and recreational special event programming experience is preferred. Supervisory experience is required. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications. We provide certification training. Prefer CPRP certification. 


The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for the overall daily operations of the Exploritorium, named Chicagoland's "Top Rainy Day Destination" by the Chicago Tribune. The Exploritorium is housed within our Oakton Community Center.  Visit to learn more about the Exploritorium. This position oversees Exploritorium operations, programming, birthday parties, schedules group visits, supervises a summer camp program and develops, plans and oversees special events. Specific duties include:

  1. Responsible for the overall operation and management of the Exploritorium including hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of Exploritorium staff, special event staff and summer camp staff.

  2. Plans, directs, implements and evaluates Exploritorium daily programming, Exploritorium birthday parties and assigned summer camps.

  3. Develops, plans and oversees recreational special events and pop-up events.

  4. Ensures that the Exploritorium is clean and operating up to the District's service, cleanliness and safety standards. 

  5. Maintains an inventory of program supplies; purchases supplies and equipment as needed following District purchasing policies and procedures.

  6. Works as a team with other staff to assist with large District-wide special events. 

  7. Works with the Oakton Center Manager to prepare the annual budget for the Exploritorium, special events and summer camps. Reviews monthly budget reports to ensure that operations and programs are meeting budget goals. 

  8. Approves and submits payroll for staff that this position supervises. 

  9. Prepares and proofs content for seasonal brochures and other promotional marketing pieces. 

  10. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Oakton Center Manager. 


Complete online employment application and include resume. Click the link below to connect to our website and submit employment application.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,500 - $55,715

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The following duties are normal for this position and are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or is a logical assignment to the position. Other duties may be required and assigned. General Management/Administration/Human Resources/Supervisory

Oversee and coordinate delivery of various recreation programs and activities including but not limited to summer programs, adult sports, youth sports, enrichment activities, city events and outdoor Sunset Pool operations. Confer with and assist Director in development and implementation of programming goals and objectives; monitors program performance; recommend and implement modifications to improve quality of program delivery. Maintains records and develops reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness; prepares statistical reports as required. Assists Recreation Director in pursuit of additional resources for program through grant applications, solicitation of donations and other fund-raising activities. Conducts informational meeting with staff, and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules and regulations to their specific assigned activities at the recreation center. Assist the administrative assistant with day-to-day operations such as daily registrations by online, in person and over the phone. Collaborates with Recreation Director and Administrative Assistant to prepare and distribute brochures, flyers, news releases, social media announcements to promote and advertise programs. Assists with preparation of the department's annual operating and capital budgets; develops program cost estimates and monitors expenditures; maintains work order and project budget reports; reconciles and closes work orders. Instruct, review, schedules and supervise part time seasonal staff; delegates authority and responsibility recreation lead positions; ensure training requirements are met; makes recommendations regarding interviewing, selection, promotion, discipline and discharge of employees. Additional duties may also require periodic in-person monitoring of programs and attendance at meetings outside of normal workday hours. Fills in for supervisors, umpires, referees, and seasonal staff as needed for programs.


Associate degree Recreation, Leisure Service or related field. A minimum of two years in recreation supervisor experience, or equivalent combination of educations and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the positon. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience and minimum of 3 months aquatics program experience and facility management is required. Additional experience is preferred. Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid is desired. Desire to obtain or currently have Red Cross Lifeguard certifications include CPR/AED and first aid), Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI) within a year of employment.

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 City of Elkhorn Recreation Department


Karl Sorvick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Description: The Community House is excited to offer a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship opportunity runs 12-13 consecutive weeks and usually starts a few weeks before the start of our summer programs. Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director and The Community House Recreation Supervisors, the Recreation intern will have the opportunity to expand their education. Interns are exposed to all areas of operations, from administration, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, special events, and facility/maintenance. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, to the following programs: Summer Day Camps, Leagues, Sports Camps, Art Programming, Special Events, Enrichment Camps, and Active Adult/Senior Programs. Please include resume and school requirements.


• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, budgeting, training/management of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events. • Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing. • Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events. • Plans, prepares and participates in recreation programs and special events. • Assists with the planning, set-up, execution and tear down of special events. • Responsible for the well-being, safety and care of children and youth attending programs. • Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis. • Work in a team-based environment supporting the Recreation Team. • Interact with guests, parents, and participants in a positive and professional manner, utilizing excellent guest service standards. • Maintain professional attitudes and relationships with parents, participants, and co-workers. • Adhere to The Community House rules and regulations including proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism. • Participate in safety training and respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner. • Performs other duties as assigned.


• Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a university or junior college pursuing or having completed a degree in Parks & Recreation, Youth Programming, Sports Management or similar field. • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. • Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages. • Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification by hire date or be able to attend The Community House training to become certified).

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed. The schedule is usually Monday through Friday but may vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events.

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 The Community House


Beth Metelak
630-323-7500 ext.247

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled