Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2018 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide

IPRA Job Board

 Search By Agency

 $45,000 DOE

Job description fade

The Director will oversee all areas of operations for the Veterans Park District's Fitness Center. The Director will supervise the Customer Service Representatives, Child Care Attendants, Personal Trainers, and Fitness Instructors and will report to the Director of Recreation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor the day-to-day operations of the Fitness Center. Develop procedures and controls to assure proper management of Fitness Center. Supervise the membership sales, actively sell and retain memberships. Monitor and process monthly and yearly membership billing payment statements. Conduct fitness center presentations and tours. Schedules events, open houses, membership drives, fitness challenges, program and activities at the fitness center. Coordinate the mailing of promotional material to guests, prospects, and members. Establish relationships, develops, manages, and retains local group sales accounts (e.g., Corporate). Maintains a professional representation of the club both through appearance and action.

Manages Fitness Center staff payroll, performance reviews, and monthly staff schedules.Conducts new employee induction interview, including Park District Policies, Department Policies and Procedures, Job Descriptions, training, and orientation. Proficiency in RecTrac or similar registration system preferred.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS College degree required with a major in Business preferred. At least 2 years experience working in a multi-recreational facility required. Three to five years experience in supervision within a customer service environment. Management experience in related industry preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to communicate effectively written and orally. Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and cooperative attitude. Proficient in Microsoft office.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid State Drivers License. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. CPR and First Aid certification required. Bi-Lingual Spanish preferred.

Read More

 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Range: $43,434-$51,099

Job description fade

Join our dynamic team because “We’re GREATT!” Winnetka Park District is committed to hiring individuals that possess our key core values.

GROWTH: Self-driven to find growth opportunities personally and professionally.

RESPECT: Show respect for ourselves, co-workers, the community and the environment we work in.

ENJOYMENT: Strive to find FUN is everything we do.

ACCOUNTABLE: Hold ourselves and other accountable for our actions and words.

TEAMWORK: Work as a team to achieve our goals together.

TENACITY: Passionate about the work we do.

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of special events, management and operations of seasonal lakefront facilities (three swimming beaches, a boat launch facility, and a dog beach), coordination of non-motorized boating activities including summer camp programs at the beach, and teen programming. This position will supervise part time and seasonal staff.

POSITION HOURS: Scheduling is generally Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Weekends, evenings, and holiday are required as programming dictates.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. A minimum of at least two years’ full time related experience preferred. Have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and public. Must demonstrate proven ability to create and implement programs/events. Proven success in training and leadership supervision with part time seasonal staff. A current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and be able to obtain the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification within 45 days of hire. Within six months of hire, applicant must obtain the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification through the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Medical Coverage• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Group Life Insurance • AFLAC Cancer Plan • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund• 457 Plan(s) • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

The Winnetka Park District serves over 14,500 residents and operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and driving range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party service and special events.

APPLY: Please complete the application at:

Read More

 Winnetka Park District


John Shea

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000 - $52,000

Job description fade

Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Jewett Park Community Center Program Manager, the Early Childhood Recreation Supervisor plans, organizes, implements and supervises specific Early Childhood and Preschool programs/facilities inclusive of, but not limited to programs, summer camps and special events.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation, early childhood, or related field. Current DCFS director qualified candidate preferred. 3 years full time professional experience required. Applicants must also have experience in programming, managing staff and interacting effectively with the public.

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor responsibilities include: • Supervises and coordinates the early childhood programs including planning, organization and implementation. • Supervises DCFS licensed Deerfield Park District Preschool program and staff. • Recruits, reviews, interviews applicants, and recommends personnel/volunteers that meet desired qualifications for program needs, including early childhood instructors, teachers and day camp staff. • 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. • Administers programs within established philosophies and budgetary guidelines of the District. Works to develop and promote new and revised programs and events. • Conducts in-service training programs/seminars for personnel/volunteers; plans and conducts staff meetings for programming staff and camp staff as deemed appropriate. • Preparation and management of annual budget for assigned facilities, programs and events.

For full job description see or email

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.

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to: or complete an application at

Read More

 Deerfield Park District


Linda Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $62,000+ DOQ

Job description fade

Job Title: Superintendent of Recreation & Revenue Facilities Department: Recreation/Administration Classification: Exempt, IMRF Eligible Salary: $62K+ DOQ

Position Summary Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Recreation & Revenue Facilities is responsible for organizing, performing, and overseeing all recreation programs, services, special events, scheduling and daily operations of the Recreation Department. The Superintendent of Recreation & Revenue Facilities is also responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Recreation Department’s strategies and initiatives to meet the goals of the Addison Park District, while providing quality programs and services to the community. The Superintendent of Recreation & Revenue Facilities is on call, and will be responsible for supervising, managing, coaching, training, and leading employees. This is an at-will position.

Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Public Administration, Park Administration, or related field. • Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of full-time experience in related field. • Preference given to candidates with a minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience managing staff, special facilities and developing recreation programs and services. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.). • Must have a valid Driver’s License. • Must be Red Cross CPR and AED Certified within six (6) months of hiring. • Preference given to candidates with RecTrac or ability to become proficient within six (6) months of hiring. • Preference given to candidates with experience in creating, implementing and managing business plans, revenue facilities and success in utilizing alternative revenue sources. • Preference given to candidates with a CPRP or willingness to obtain within one (1) year of hiring (or as outlined in the qualifications of obtaining a CPRP).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities • Employee is responsible for managing direct reports by setting goals, communicating job expectations, job training, coaching duties and responsibilities, performance evaluation, recognition, and discipline. • Employee is responsible for monitoring various recreational activities and services which include, but are not limited to, Links & Tees, Club Fitness, special events, youth/adult programs, aquatics, athletics, etc. • Employee is responsible for setting department financial goals, participating in forecasting departmental projections, tracking financial activities, statistical reporting, and prioritizing and re-prioritizing activities within the recreational department. • Employee must assist with promoting programs, special events and services within the community, including, but not limited to verbal promotions (public appearances, radio, etc.), written promotions, (news releases, brochure, flyers, etc.), and visual promotions (poster, sign boards, photos, etc.) as often as necessary to be effective. • Employee must implement, manage and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the department’s business plans, programs, special events and services offered to the community, while understanding, developing, and adhering to the specified budget. • Employee must complete, manage and oversee preparing budgets, financial reports, staffing needs, etc. while making any recommendations for revenue and expenditure adjustments, based on fact, market research, etc. • Employee must schedule, implement, oversee and conduct staff orientation, meetings, trainings, etc. for employees as needed. • Employee must be detail oriented and maintain accurate records pertaining, but not limited to all programs, special events, services, etc. and present the data to staff, the leadership team, the Board, etc., as needed. • Employee must demonstrate, lead, support, and administer the park district’s mission statement, vision, core values, policies, and procedures. • Employee must maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. • Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Addison Park District’s safety program. • Employee is responsible for being an effective team player with all departments in the park district.

Read More

 Addison Park District


Jennifer Hermonson
(630) 688-0223

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,136 - $63,925

Job description fade

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned

Golf Operations Management • Oversee the reservation/POS system, starting, monitoring, and pace of play • Track and verify all players and guests, green fees, golf cars, club care, all other charges necessary, and facilitate accurate accounting and recordkeeping • Oversee golf car fleet while ensuring proper maintenance and recordkeeping with Nadler • Develop and manage an innovative tournament program, group outings, and leagues that service all customer segments. • Oversee the operations of a well-managed practice facility • Play golf with a variety of members and/or guests as time permits • Administer the Rules of Golf and educate staff. • Develop, maintain, update, and utilize customer database • Oversee and develop a successful youth Outreach program. Including hiring coaches and staff to teach programs. • Use all the latest technologies and teachings to inspire and keep our youth in the park district programs.

Retail Management • Oversee retail merchandise concession in step with the mission of the golf operation and facility • Maintain a profitable golf merchandising operation • Supervise physical inventories, present a diverse and desirable array of golf equipment, apparel, accessories • Assist in the development of necessary systems utilizing POS to safeguard inventories and cash • Establish accurate recordkeeping policies and procedures • Supervise and train all golf shop staff to maximize sales opportunities • Maintain and attractive and orderly appearance in and around the golf shop • Conduct accurate and timely inventory counts

Golf Administration • Recruit, hire, train, motivate, and supervises the Assistant Professional, Ranger and Starter, Golf Shop Service Staff and all Professional Teaching Staff and maintains accurate payroll records • Must have knowledge of industry standards for golf instruction and have the ability to teach all ages and skill levels • Ensure evaluations and annual reviews are completed and recorded for all applicable staff • Attend staff meetings and cornerstone as scheduled by management and schedule staff meetings with golf operations personnel. Once a month hold staff meeting with pro-shop staff • Update and maintain golf shop policies and procedures and job descriptions and ensure they are adhered to and posted in the proper areas • Maintain safety standards and safety equipment within OSHA requirements • Assist in the publications of newsletters, informational, and promotional materials, blogs • Work closely with and provide guidance and consultation with all golf committees and leagues • Attend applicable committee meetings and board, management, and staff meetings when requested • Adhere to, enforce, and implement policies and procedures of the facility • Setup regular written communication with supervisor to include facility, programming, staff and customer updates

Business and Financial • Responsible for the financial and operational performance of the golf shop operations, golf services, and lesson operations. • Ensure all financial goals and objectives are being achieved • Assist in the development and preparation of budgets, including forecasting and review of all golf operations revenues and expenses on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis • Ensure systems controls are in place to safeguard assets, revenues, and resources • In keeping with facility goals, utilize yield management techniques to maximize course usage.

Other Facility/Departmental Responsibilities • Work closely with all department heads to achieve the goals and objectives of the facility • Maintain a close working relationship with the Golf Course Superintendent and provide advice on course playability and tournament set up • Coordinate plans with the Food and Beverage Manager for food and beverage needs for all golf functions Compliance • Maintains a working knowledge of department safety procedures. Attend safety training programs and educational in-service trainings as required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in either Business, Recreation, or Public Administration preferred or equivalent 3 to 5 years in Golf Course Management. LPGA or PGA certified a plus.

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 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: • Fundamental knowledge of the game of golf, rules of golf, golf facility operations and tournament operations • Fundamental supervisory practices and principles • Act as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all employees • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills • Self-motivated with desire to promote and market • Experienced in written and oral business communications • Remain up-to-date on customer relationship management tactics and strategies • Experienced computer user including; Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient in other applications, i.e. email, internet, tournament and database • Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community • Attend conferences, workshops, meetings, and trade shows to keep abreast of marketing and business trends • Maintain a credible golf game and remain current on teaching innovations • Possess excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms and ability to present to large groups. • Ability to provide customers with professional skilled care, compassion, and efficient service. • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel frequently


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: Medium work: • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects


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: Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time. Sedentary work frequently. Exposed to all types of weather.

Read More

 Rockford Park District


Sue Cichock

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled