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Performs highly professional work in planning, coordinating, and implementing a diverse program of recreational activities at the Harwood Heights Community Center with primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Center. Works in cooperation with Village Staff to provide a comprehensive recreation program for all age groups.


Under the administrative direction of the Village President, the Recreation Center Coordinator plans, develops, promotes, coordinates and implements recreation programs under adopted policies and procedures.


  1. Works cooperatively with the Village Board to administer a comprehensive recreation program.
  2. Develops, Plans, organizes and coordinates Recreation Center programming including activities for youth, adults, families, and seniors.
  3. Maintains organized and professional public interface including participant contact and registration, facility scheduling and assorted clerical duties and program coordination with local organizations and individual instructors.
  4. Works with appointive committees, the general public, business groups, service clubs and other community groups in exploring, creating, developing, financing, coordinating and implementing new program ideas.
  5. Oversees a variety of recreational programs as required. Supervises part-time and volunteer staff.
  6. Prepares and publishes recreation department advertisements, press releases and quarterly calendars.
  7. Prepares correspondence, memos, reports and other written material as necessary and/or required.
  8. Plans and coordinates annual recreation based community events.


Knowledge of philosophy, trends, principles and techniques of community recreation administration; knowledge of program planning and techniques as related to parks and recreation; knowledge of principles of personnel management, supervision and training; ability to work with the community and other departments on matters relating to parks and recreation; ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff; ability to read, understand and apply complex written information; ability to compose correspondence, reports, and other written documentation; ability to understand and carry out oral or written instructions; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations; ability to deal with private and public entities and the public in general. Employee must have the ability to get along with co-workers and interact with the public. Employee must have the ability to drive a vehicle.


Bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying approximately 40 pounds at waist high level. Frequent standing and walking required. High to moderate requirement for hand coordination, visual and cognitive abilities. Ability to hear clearly over distracting noise.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework in recreation administration, parks administration, or related field preferred but not required if the applicant has relevant job experience. One year of responsible experience in recreation, leisure related activities, program administration, including supervisory experience a plus. First Aid/CPR certification required within 6 months.


Resume and references required; rating of education, certifications, and experience; oral interview; successful completion of background check.


Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory level prior to gaining permanent status.

The duties listed above are not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also Perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor. This position is considered non-exempt.

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 Village of Harwood Heights


Robert Romo
847 667-7064

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Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $55,000 DOQ

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Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs inclusive of, but not limited to, cultural arts and aquatics. Responsible for planning, organization, implementation and supervision of two outdoor pools and all learn-to-swim programming. Responsible for life guarding certification at two outdoor pools and indoor pool at Sachs Recreation Center.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with major in parks and recreation or a related field is required. CPRP is preferred. A minimum of 2 (two) years full time professional experience in recreation setting with experience in facility and personnel management and general knowledge of aquatic programming. Must be a certified StarGuard Lifeguarding Instructor and Starfish Swim School Instructor or obtain certification within six months of hire. Strong skills in communication, staff management and customer service.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor responsibilities include: • Supervises and coordinates the cultural art programs including art lessons, ceramics, performing arts, dance, theater, other general programs and Aquatics programs, including planning, organization and implementation. • Management of the district’s two outdoor pools and programming. • Recruits, reviews, interviews applicants, and recommends personnel/volunteers that meet desired qualifications for program needs, including lifeguards, swim instructors and cashiers for program needs at two outdoor pools. • Directly supervises up to one-hundred and fifty (150) part-time recreational personnel and up to fifty (50) volunteers working in recreation programs and activities. • Determines qualifications and number of staff needed for each program under supervisor’s responsibility, including the outdoor pools. • Conducts in-service training programs/seminars for personnel/volunteers; plans and conducts staff meetings for programming staff and aquatic personnel at all pools as deemed appropriate. • Preparation and management of annual budget for assigned facilities, programs and events.

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Position is non-exempt, full time position. The district offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holiday and sick time.

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 Deerfield Park District


Linda Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.00/hour based on a 40-hour work week

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The Crystal Lake Park District offers one internship per year for currently enrolled university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected intern will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand, valuable knowledge and experience of a public recreation agency. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns will witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during the internship. *Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. *Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. *Customer relations as an intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. *Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy information, and public and professional meetings.

Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; including nights and weekends when needed. Must produce a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance and provide own transportation.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Buscemi at

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $25,000-$30,000 DOQ

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Join the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District team! We are seeking a Recreation Supervisor to oversee our expanding recreation department. Rochelle Park District is in the process of bringing several exciting opportunities to the Rochelle community:

• A community-build project on our largest anchor playground, Kids Ground

• Renovations to our outdoor, seasonal aquatic facility

• Potential build of a community center with anticipated features: indoor turf, hard surface floors for multiple uses, programming rooms, fitness center, etc.


• Full-Time - 40 hours/week plus additional hours, as necessary.


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university, with a resource in Leisure, Recreation, or related field is preferred, professional certification desired.

• This team member should possess strong leadership skills; an established philosophy towards the guidance and development of staff; ambition to enhance, expand and grow programs; creativity to challenge themselves, their program areas and their teammates with new ideas; an understanding of the value of work-life balance; open-mindedness; ability to embrace change; trustworthiness; familiarity in programming areas associated with the position; alignment with mission, vision and values of the District.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to Jackee Ohlinger, Executive Director -

The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Flagg-Rochelle Park District


Jackee Ohlinger
(815) 562-7813

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Spend your summer gaining valuable experience in the parks & recreation field with a full-time internship at The Glenview Park District!

• Apply your academic knowledge to hands-on, real world situations. • Explore the diverse operations of the Glenview Park District. • Complete and present a special project to the Park District’s leadership team. • Network with other recreation professionals. • Develop the skills necessary to be successful in your career. Scheduling & Pay This 8-10 week position reports directly to the Superintendent of Leisure Services. Compensation is $10/hour based on a 40-hour work week.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 APPLY ONLINE! Visit Click on ‘jobs’ at the top of the page to get started.

For more information contact

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 Glenview Park District


Todd Price

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled