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The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Department of Recreation and Community Services is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic leader to develop multifaceted recreation programs for the Milwaukee Community. This position involves the development and supervision of community recreation programs for all ages, the implementation of teen programming for the district's Twilight Centers and the administration of a midnight sports league program.

The ideal candidate possesses a passion for working with teens, and the drive and creativity to develop a full complement of recreation enrichment activities for children, youth, adults and seniors.

Essential Functions/Core Competencies: •Develops and manages youth, teen, and adult recreation enrichment activities; special events; a midnight sports league; and a summer youth sports league. •Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates more than 100 part-time staff. •Regularly completes administrative paperwork associated with hiring and evaluating part-time employees, part time employee payroll, program attendance, and seasonal reports. •Works to incorporate new and innovative activities to keep program participation at optimal levels. •Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide evaluation feedback and support to part-time staff. •Evaluates effectiveness of program operations and updates program content to ensure it is relevant to participant needs and interests. •Prepares an annual budget and tracks expenditures ensuring budget limitations are followed. •Assists in preparing and coordinating promotional materials to generate interest and growth in participation. •Analyzes the recreational needs and resources of the community. •Arranges for the purchase of necessary equipment, supplies and materials. •Coordinates facility scheduling to ensure the appropriate amount of space is reserved for program activities.

Other Functions: •Establishes partnerships with other MPS departments, schools, governmental units, agencies, and community-based organizations to develop quality recreation programs throughout the district. •Assists with Recreation Department activities as needed. •Serves on various community or employee committees as required and assigned. •Supports the Milwaukee Public Schools and Recreation Department Strategic Plans. •Coordinates with custodial and maintenance staff to ensure Community and Twilight Centers are clean and in good repair. •Files proper paperwork to secure rooms and activity times at assigned Community Center(s). •Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited college or university in recreation management, sports management, education, social work, or related field. •Minimum of one (1) year of full-time professional work experience or equivalent in recreation program development and youth work for a diverse community. •Experience working in an urban environment preferred. •Valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Wisconsin. •Properly insured personal vehicle for job-related travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE OF: Recreation philosophy, planning and administration of facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive recreation program, personnel management, including employee selection, supervision evaluation and training. Also, skill in basic computer programs, budget management, verbal and written communications.

•Develop, coordinate and implement varied recreation programs, activities, special events, and sports leagues. •Accurately complete departmental paperwork associated with the many administrative functions of the position. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, school officials, media and the general public. •Facilitate meetings, including preparing agendas, writing minutes and preparing reports s needed. •Prepare and distribute publicity concerning new or ongoing recreation activities. •Obtain and maintain certifications in First Aid, CPR, and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional CPRP). •Work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, to meet program needs.

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 Milwaukee Recreation


Brian Litzsey

 Closing Date

February 14, 2019

 $43,500 to $52,000 starting range depending on qualifications

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Position: Weber Leisure Center Recreation Services Supervisor - Full-time

Pay: $43,500 to $52,000 to start, depending on education and experience. This is an exempt position.


Education:Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Sports Management or a related field. Experience: Position requires a minimum of two (2) years of recreational programming experience and supervisory experience. Certifications: Prefer Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP). Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications. CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor certification preferred.


The Weber Leisure Center Recreation Services Supervisor is responsible for planning, developing and managing Weber Leisure Center athletic programming for tots, preschool-aged children, school-aged children and families. Duties include birthday party programming, special events and other facility recreational programming. Manages the Weber Center Gymnasium operations and Kids First childcare room. Supervises the District's general summer sports camp programs which includes Outdoor Sports Camp, Indoor Sports Camp, Little Athletes and some of the District's extended care camp programs.

Hires, trains, evaluates, schedules and supervises the Kids First childcare staff, gymnasium staff, athletic instructors, birthday party staff and summer camp staff. Plans, implements and evaluates Weber Leisure Center recreational programming to ensure programs meet the needs of the community. Develops new general interest programs and special events for all age groups to maximize the use and revenue of Weber Leisure Center programming rooms. Responsible for developing, planning, overseeing and evaluating summer camp programs. Assists with District-wide special events that occur throughout the year. Conducts regular staff meetings. Oversees the budget for areas of responsibility. Purchases the necessary program supplies. Strives to maintain a high level of customer service, both internal and external. This position is on-call for building emergencies and performs other duties as assigned.

To apply:

Apply online and please attach your resume to your online application. Interviewing will begin immediately, so apply as soon as possible. Go to, select the "jobs" tab on the top toolbar to access our application or use the following link:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $30,000-$45,000/annually plus benefits

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Duties:The Athletic Supervisor is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. The Athletic Supervisor is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all athletic programs: youth, adult, special events, instructional programs, sports camps and gymnastics. Supervise, maintain and facilitate all daily operations of Commissioner’s Park Concession Stand and four softball fields. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating all athletic staff: instructors, site supervisors, concession attendants and officials. This position will work a minimum of forty hours a week, Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends as required.

Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of experience at the supervisory level with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field preferred, certification as a CPRP desirable. Valid Illinois Drivers License required. Certified as a National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) instructor or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Certificate for the completion of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Course or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Good written and oral communication skills. Exceptional skills in working tactfully and harmoniously with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, department heads, Board of Commissioners and community supporters.

Contact: Please mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: Greg Hooper, CPRP Superintendent of Recreation 12521 South Kostner Alsip, IL 60803

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 Alsip Park District


Greg Hooper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $27,000 - $30,000

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The Senior Head Swim Coach has responsibility for development of character, confidence, swim skill and strength within swim team participants, while coordinating a full season, age/ability training program, and building positive family relationships. 


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Coaches and oversees practices, plans workouts and goals for each practice, and coordinates a strength training program, tailored to the variable skills and abilities of swimmers. Prepare and input meet lineups, overseeing individual and team entries Attend Y Staff meetings, team coaches meetings, summer conference meeting and district meetings. Hire, train, schedule, support, and supervise assistant coaches Oversee Parent Committee, attending monthly PAC meetings, and direct and assist them as necessary, and reporting parent volunteer hours to Aquatic Director. Oversees communication: website, newsletters, meet information, handbooks, flyers, program books, handbooks, publicity, meet information and team records, utilizing the marketing department and Aquatic Director when necessary. Budget responsibilities in YMCA budget as well as Parent Committee budget Assist Aquatics Director as needed with other duties in the Aquatics Department and be prepared to be on call to assist Aquatics staff in the absence of the Aquatics Director.


Oversees all levels of swimming: Determines meet schedule for team, oversees individual and team entries, sets practice groups, practice schedule, designs and plans for all groups, and announces any appropriate changes Be on deck before swimmers enter the water and throughout the entire practice, directly coaching at least one group for the majority of practices. Ensure that attendance is being taken on a daily basis for all levels of swimmers, including Stingrays, Penguins, and Masters Instruct swimmers on proper swimming form and technique, correcting mistakes, and providing appropriate feedback on performance to each swimmer. Exhibit enthusiastic leadership, building interest among swimmers to attend team meets, and foster a culture of positive practice and swim meet experiences Attends highest level of competition and sees that all swim meets are attended by a team coach Sets attendance and discipline policies for swimmers Assists in fundraising Maintains records, rosters, spreadsheets, coach’s certifications, and record board and meet participation Establish and maintain respectful and effective working relationships with swimmers, coaches, all YMCA staff, and parents. Ensure that after practice and swim meets, each swimming facility is left as requested and that all pool equipment is stored properly. Track and order necessary supplies including: medals/ribbons, best time buttons, misc. meet supplies, season caps and district and state caps. Coordinate and communicate officials training courses to make sure the team has enough qualified officials, and track expirations. Hold monthly team meetings with the coaching staff to discuss expectations and needs, as well as any ideas coaches would like to share regarding the team or team events Maintain at minimum YMCA Lifeguard and YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor certifications and be prepared to assist in these areas on an as needed basis


Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. At least two (2) years competitive swim coaching experience  USA swimming Level 1 Certified Coach (preferred) 3 years competitive swimming experience (preferred) Energetic, patient and gives simple instructions Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and Safety for Swim Coach certifications or ability to obtain Supervisory experience required Budget experience required Experience with Meet Manager 5.0, Colorado Timing System 6, and Team Unify preferable Ability to work with integrity, discretion and a professional approach


Full Time Exempt Evenings and weekend availability is regularly required


Salary Range: $27,000-$30,000, Depending on experience & qualifications Benefits: YMCA of Rock River Valley offers excellent benefits including:  Health, dental, vision and long-term disability plans; life insurance, supplemental life insurance; 8% retirement; paid time off (PTO) including holidays  Additionally, leadership development and training, program discounts, childcare, tuition reimbursement funding available and Family YMCA Membership 

The Y: We're for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility

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 YMCA of Rock River Valley


Emmet Dingle

 Closing Date

February 13, 2019

 $30,000-$35,000 DOQ

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Position Summary -- Supervisor of Facilities & Programs is responsible for administering the booking process of facility rentals, birthday parties, field & park permits and NWSRA requests while directly overseeing the office and building part-time staff for each of the three community centers (Weiss, Burning Bush & The Zone). The supervisor is also responsible for the development, budget, organization and promotion of a variety of adult athletic leagues.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field • Ability to work well with external and internal customers • Excellent (oral and written) communication and organization skills • A practical knowledge of athletic programming preferred • Possession of a valid driver’s license • Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications • Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment • Strong organization and interpersonal skills Recommended:
• Prefer a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the Recreation field • Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred • Good problem solving skills • Attention to details • Knowledge of registration software • Knowledge of facility management, rentals, birthday parties, staffing, front office procedures and needs of different types of programming

Duties & Responsibilities: • Involved with evaluation of all recreational facilities for program usage and capital improvements • Communicate with contractual service providers regarding programs and/or facility usage, including but not limited to Superhero’s Academy of Motion Arts • Develops monthly monitor, rental, office and fitness staff schedules in conjunction with the Office Manager and Fitness Supervisor. • Input and coordination of NWSRA facility requests • Input all rentals, birthday parties and field & park permits in registration software and facility books • Update and maintain long term renters rental and or field permit agreements • Monthly tracking and collection of long term renters payments • Oversees routine POS needs at The Zone • Responds to participants concerns, complaints and suggestions within 36 business hours • Oversee adult athletic leagues and tournaments • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests • Oversees part time staff including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating • Coordinates facility schedules, setups and or requests with part time staff and park department • Participates in all special events as requested • Enters program information into recreation software system • Coordinates all area programs (adult athletics), field and facility schedules including open gym * Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits * Develop a thorough understanding of the park district’s policies and operations and enforce them in a positive manner * Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Facilities & Athletics or Superintendent of Recreation * Ability to work during evening and or weekend when needed

To apply, complete our online job application at and attach a current resume and cover letter

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 River Trails Park District


Vance Violante

 Closing Date

February 3, 2019