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Responsible for development and supervision of recreational programs, athletic programs and supervising Community Recreation Center. Coordinates activities of paid and volunteer recreational personnel. Trains personnel and evaluates performance. Interprets recreation service to public and participates in community meetings and organizational planning. 
Supervises clerical, technical staff, facility custodian, security, and recreation department.
1. Plans and implements athletic programs consistent with needs and desires of Foss Park District.
2. Responsible for day to day operation of Community Recreation Center. Coordinates routine maintenance of all systems i.e. heating, alarm, fire safety and drills and oversees general maintenance of the building. Regular safety inspection of facility and vehicles.
3. Prepares annual budget for the Recreation Department and makes recommendations for the purchase of supplies equipment and manpower requirements. Administers the budget as adopted by the Park Board. Monitors expenditures to maintain budget guidelines. Prepares P.O. and check request in accordance with established accounting procedures.
4. Attends monthly board meetings and scheduled staff meetings.
5. Assists in proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Assist Director in risk management to insure work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
6. Establishes and nurtures a positive public image. Attends regularly community meetings that have importance to the effective functioning of assigned program areas. Works closely with school officials of facilities that are used for programs and activities within area of responsibility.
7. Works cooperatively with the parks department in scheduling maintenance work.
8. Attends training seminars, and workshops as assigned.
9. Keeps current with needs of community and trends in recreation and athletics.
10.  Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Superintendent of Recreation shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by the Executive Director.
Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility are required.
·         Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Administration or related field preferred.
At least two (2) years’ experience in recreation and athletic programming management.
Knowledge and Abilities:
·         General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure field.
·         Working knowledge of facility management.
·         Considerable knowledge and ability to plan and organize and supervise recreation programs.
·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
·         Valid Illinois Driver’s License
Physical Requirement:
Physical condition adequate to conduct on-site inspections and field visitations.


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 Foss Park District


Bradley Skof

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $64,952.00 - $74,694.00

Are you a Aquatics professional looking to work for a Welcoming, Caring and Extraordinary Park District
The Park District of Highland Park is looking for you!
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Park District of Highland Park has a mystique all its own just waiting to be discovered. Founded over a century ago, it is one of the oldest park districts in Illinois. The Park District serves over 30,000 residents in the City of Highland Park, Illinois and a small portion of the Village of Deerfield and is located approximately 25 miles north of Chicago.
We are currently looking for a Full-Time Aquatics Supervisor - Programs to join our extraordinary team.

Under the direction of the Manager of Aquatics, the Aquatics Supervisor – Programs is responsible for all Aquatic operations at the Recreation Center of Highland Park indoor pool and Hidden Creek Aqua Park outdoor pool. The Aquatics Supervisor – Programs has complete oversight of the Learn to Swim Program, private swim lessons, camp swim lessons, and Aquatics Summer After Camp. The Aquatics Supervisor – Programs will work collaboratively with the Lakefront Aquatics Supervisor and be responsible for cross training staff to work at both outdoor operations.

The Aquatics Supervisor Lakefront directly supervises full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees within the Aquatics area, including but not limited to lifeguard supervisors, lifeguards, swimming instructors and additional support staff as needed. 

The Park District offers an excellent benefit package including paid holidays and paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending, a defined benefit pension plan (IMRF) and a voluntary deferred retirement plan, opportunities to get involved in recreational programs for free or reduced cost, and more.

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday with nights and weekend required as needed
To view full job description and to apply online please visit

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Nicholas Kapetan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Westmont Park District located in Westmont, IL has an opening for a Preschool Instructor. The District serves approximately 25,000 residents with over 155 acres of parks, a 9 hole golf course, fitness center and offers over 1,000 programs each year.
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 Recreation Coordinator, the instructor is responsible for the planning, organization, schedules, child instruction, and all aspects of the Preschool classes they teach.   
This is a an exciting opportunity to be a part of preschool program creation from the ground up at the district's new Park Place facility.

  • Meet the District’s Mission and Vision.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing a preschool program that promotes the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of preschool aged children. 
  • Meet with and report to Recreation Coordinator on a regular basis to share schedules, successes, challenges, needs and observations of the preschool program.
  • Set up and clean up classroom before and after each day.
  • Maintain records of attendance, accidents, and injuries. 
  • Prepare a daily routine for the students. 
  • Report on time ready to open the building, setup daily lessons and greet all children in the morning drop off line at the front door.
  • Keep informed on current early childhood teaching trends.
  • Work with the Recreation Coordinator to ensure supplies and equipment remain in a safe and workable condition.
  • Adhere to the program budgeting limits.
  • Seek guidance and approval regarding unexpected budget needs.
  • Perform any additional related tasks as required or assigned.
  • Under the guidance of the Recreation Coordinator establish lesson plans based on the districts curriculum. 
  • Request supplies in a reasonable time frame.
  • Effectively communicate realistic needs and expectations for the preschool program.
  • Adhere to District’s safety and personnel policies.
  • Report any and all challenges, policy questions, safety or conduct matters to the Recreation Coordinator immediately.

This is a part time position generally, 8:30 am – 12:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Hours could, and will increase, if afternoon preschool becomes established. Additional limited hours for class prep, required continuing education, parent teacher conferences, staff meetings and assigned special events.

Comprehensive knowledge of youth and Early Childhood Educational programming.  Must possess the ability to speak in public and good written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, and Outlook.

Have received a high school diploma, and has received a minimum of a 2 year degree in Early Childhood or 2 years of related field experience of the early childhood programs/preschool classes taught.
Candidates shall apply with a resume, and WPD online application. Candidates may also include cover letter. Application link can be found below.
All applications should be emailed to

The Westmont Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  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. All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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 Westmont Park District


Zack Johnson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


About Us: The Downers Grove Park District offers quality parks, facilities and programs for people of all ages to enjoy and explore. Home to 48 parks, a recreation center, history museum, nature center, golf course, community center and more, there is something for everyone at the Downers Grove Park District! Learn more at 

The Opportunity: We have an opening for the Manager on Duty role at the Recreation Center/4500 Fitness Center! The Manager on Duty is responsible for the management of the building operations in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation during their regular shift. The Manager on Duty provides excellent customer service to guests by greeting visitors and answering inquiries, processes all fitness related transactions, and supports and coordinates the programs of the Recreation Center. 

What you get: This full time position pays $20.00/hour ($41,600 annually), as well as health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund), and a free fitness membership to 4500 Fitness. 

When you’ll work: Full-Time; 40 hours per week
  • Sundays 10:15am – 6:15pm
  • Mondays - Thursdays 1:15pm – 9:15pm

A Day in the Life: 
  • Close the Recreation Center building during each scheduled shift
  • Follow building schedule to set up and take down equipment for programs and rentals
  • Ensure all programs and activities in the facility are operating in an efficient, safe and professional manner
  • Sell and accurately complete fitness transactions such as daily passes, punch passes, personal training sessions and fitness memberships
  • Conduct daily building inspections for cleanliness to ensure the Recreation Center is meeting District expectations including stacking weights, thorough and regular cleaning of equipment and fitness area, and tidying up the exercise area
  • Perform custodial and maintenance duties, as needed, to assist the Recreation Center custodian or in the absence of the custodian, including restocking restrooms, removing garbage, cleaning spills, cleaning windows, minor snow removal, and reporting maintenance repair needs
  • Enforce all facility rules in a professional and polite manner
  • Answer guest questions in a friendly manner and ensure that members and guests scan at the front desk prior to using the facility
  • Respond to guest concerns and resolve differences that arise between patrons and/or District employees
  • Actively respond and lead staff and patrons during emergencies such as: fire, weather, conflict, or injuries
About you: 
  • High School Diploma, preferred
  • Previous experience working in a Park District, Recreation or Athletics facility, preferred
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to perform physical activities which requires moderate to frequent lifting, standing, balancing, walking, bending, stooping, and handling materials
  • Able to work with computers and systems to set up functions, enter data, and process information
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification is required (Park District will train)
What sets us apart: 
  • Supportive and friendly coworkers
  • Diverse work tasks that make every day different and exciting
  • Collaborative and connected management
  • Develop your problem-solving, communication, and leadership experience
  • Learn important life skills such as time management and influencing others
  • Work for a Distinguished Agency Park District

How to Apply
The Downers Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Downers Grove Park District


Josh Williams

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and supervising special events, programs, and services, including but not limited to: The Vine Street Market, monthly Downtown District Events, and coordinating events located at the Performing Arts Stage in Community Park. Duties include arranging all entertainment and vendors, overseeing volunteers, administering contracts and agreements, promoting and marketing the events, staffing and obtaining in-kind sponsorships and donations.  This position will also act as a liaison between local community groups and the Parks and Recreation department.

Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation and manages part-time seasonal staff.  Also coordinates with the maintenance staff.

  • Provide administrative support, information, and direction to employees, the public, and other departments regarding city special event activities such as the Vine Street Farmers Market, Downtown District events, and Performing Arts Stage events.
  • Represent the department on citywide committees.
  • Develop and administer on-going marketing plans and strategies to promote events and activities of the city.
  • Prepare annual budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses for applicable program areas.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll and submit it to the Parks and Recreation Director on a timely basis.
  • Provide seasonal program guide information and publicity materials.
  • Work closely and collaboratively as a team with all city departments and the Downtown District.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time employees.
  • Perform the job safely and in compliance with city policies, procedures, safety rules, and the employee handbook.

  • Provide orientation and training to staff.
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops to improve knowledge and for continuing education.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of safe food handling, CPR, and first aid.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of the Parks and Recreation administration.
  • Ability to cooperate with and interpret city philosophies in relation to governmental, public/private groups and agencies, and to the general public.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups, and other units of local government.
  • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from the Superintendent of Recreation.
  • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, lift, and pull up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.

  • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field from an accredited university, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
  • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.

  • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, a combination of evening and weekend hours required on a weekly basis, with work hours designated by the Superintendent of Recreation.
  • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists.
  • Employee shall be on call as needed.

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage along with life insurance.
  • Pension plan (IMRF and IMRF Voluntary Contribution).
  • Paid holidays, vacations, sick, and personal days.

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 City of O'Fallon Parks & Recreation Dept.


Patrick Christensen

 Closing Date

April 25, 2024