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 $40,727 - $47,200 DOQ

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DEADLINE/START DATE: Resumes accepted through Feb. 22. Target start date is on/before April 1.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision and direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization, and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs and facilities. The Recreation Supervisor shall act as a general assistant to the Superintendent of Recreation and shall represent her at meetings, workshops, conferences, and in other relationships as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports & Tourism, or related field from an accredited college • A minimum of 1-3 years in a similar role • CPRP certification • Experience in budgeting, marketing and Rec Trac software preferred • Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and current CPR certification (or obtainable within 6 months)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Plan, direct, implement and evaluate Park District programming for Adult-Youth Athletic Leagues and programs, a variety
of summer programs/camps, special events, and act as a secondary for the Before/After School program. • Prepare individual budgets for each of your programs plus perform program analysis at end of each program • Maintain accurate program records and monitor financial accounts • Recruit, lead, train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers for your programs • Document staff trainings, conduct evaluations, confirm part-time staff maintains appropriate certifications and licenses (when applicable) • Reward and discipline staff • Plan and conduct in-service training for all staff and volunteers • Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars as they pertain to this role • Assist with districts special events • Visit sites and facilities to monitor and evaluate programs • Apply and interpret Park District policies • Solicit sponsors and donations for programs • Establish good community relations servicing the area • Address complaints and problem-solve

Preference will be given to an individual with at least two years of experience in recreation and at least one year of experience in sports and athletics.

General work hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm plus evenings, weekends and holidays as required.

TO APPLY • Go to to submit CV, cover letter and a fillable application. Job #131

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 Homewood-Flossmoor Park District


Stephanie Simpson

 Closing Date

February 25, 2019

 42,300.00 - 52,900.00

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ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 2 beaches, 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.

JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation Aquatics Supervisor, under the direction of the Manager of Recreation Programs is responsible for the planning, organization and supervision of youth athletic recreation programs. In addition, responsible for overseeing and managing Main Beach and West Beach summer operations including; swim lessons, lifeguards, beach staff, picnic reservations, special events, concerts in the park. Accountable for profit and loss of designated areas. Direct supervisory of part time and seasonal employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration, leisure studies or related field. One year full time experience with a community service agency in recreation management preferred. Two years aquatics facility management experience. Current LGI, CPR/AED and First Aid Certification. Knowledge of Starfish, Ellis or Red Cross Certifications and requirements. Certification to train others in CPR/AED and conduct training classes for staff. A sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of personnel management practices is mandatory.

SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $42,300.00 – 52,900.00 based on qualifications.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: • Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY: Please visit us at – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application. Please include cover letter and resume.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Kim Buscemi at 815-459-0680 ext. 1217 or

The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 - $17.00 Hour

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Scope of Work The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development, and direction of The Beach Water Park at the Wood Dale Park District. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Manager Of Recreation Facilities. The coordinator shall exercise immediate supervision over part-time employees of The Beach Water Park. This position will be 40 hours per week based on facility needs.

Work Location Wood Dale Recreation Center, 111 E. Foster Ave., and other district facilities and program locations as required.

Contact with Others Position involves everyday internal and external contacts, with the expectation of role modeling cooperative and effective working relationships. This position will deal with customers requiring more time and resources and must be able to effectively listen, react and follow-up to complaints.

Supervision Work under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Recreation. The position is responsible for overseeing seasonal part-time employees

Essential Job Functions Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of The Beach Water Park. Adhere to scheduled hours. Must be Ellis instructor certified, or obtain license before May 1. Create and publish weekly staff schedules and assign specific duties and daily tasks. Monitor and approve time off requests in accordance with the aquatic policy manual and needs of business. Actively supervise aquatic staff including managers, lifeguards, pool attendants, admissions, and concessions on a regular basis to ensure staff is following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices. Supervise staff by communicating job expectations, coaching, disciplining, and appraising duties and responsibilities. Be on-site to assist with admissions and concessions staff during peak hours. Conduct pre-season orientation and training. Prepare, schedule, and direct staff meetings and training. Meet weekly with pool managers to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Monitor inventories and order required merchandise and supplies for use at the water park. Supervise cash handling operations: balances cash, prepares appropriate reports, including daily cash statements, receipts, and deposits. Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Recreation Supervisor in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to attendance records, staff evaluations, behavior/incident reports, accident reports, audits, and receipts. Anticipate, recognize, and manage aquatic emergencies. Conduct all personnel matters and business related issues in a confidential and professional matter. Ensure and maintain an orderly, friendly, clean, and safe environment for guests, staff, and the general public. Communicate effectively with patrons. Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure proper communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities. Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, patron complaints, etc. to the Recreation Manager. Meet weekly with the Recreation Manager to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Follow district and aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances. Attend Ellis Leadership Training and substitute as a manager when needed.

Other Job Functions Punch in and out on time clock for hours worked. Follows dress code with uniform provided. Wear uniform while on duty. Check petty cash banks and obtain change as needed. Responsible for planning staff meetings with agenda items. Respond to patron injuries and comments in a timely fashion. Jointly evaluate staff at the end of the season with the Manager of Recreation. Maintain open communication between aquatic staff and the organization as a whole. Maintain continuity on processes and procedures amongst aquatic staff and the organization. Must be available for pre-season set-up, operating season, and end of season clean up and paperwork. Assist with determining weather-related closures with managers and the Recreation Supervisor. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor.

Requirements of Work Minimum of 2 years experience in an aquatic facility environment. Supervisory experience preferred. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data.

Knowledge of: Aquatic operation, Aquatic safety and Liability, and risk management practices.

Ability to: Establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff, including difficult patrons. Work independently, multi-task and allow for interruptions of workflow. Multi-task and problem solve and address complaints and resolve concerns as needed in a professional matter.

Skill in: • Proficiency in specialized software as needed. • Microsoft office software • Instructing lifeguard classes • Working knowledge of Active Network Registration software • Editing and proofreading skills • Organization skills and attention to detail • Creative, strategic and analytical skills • Interpersonal skills • Customer service and team-oriented

TO APPLY: Please submit a completed resume and cover letter to Arturo Segura at

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 Wood Dale Park District


Arturo Segura

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Up to $30,118

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GROW WITH US! Sycamore Park District has just completed a new "Recreation Campus" featuring a community center/fitness facility, dog park, splashpad and sled hill with natural amphitheater; along with 10 more sport fields coming by 2020! To fill these spaces with enriching opportunities, the Recreation team seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual to lead the District’s existing athletic programs, and a growing recreation programming presence in town. The successful candidate will be passionate about all forms of recreation with a proven ability to develop new programs and supervise/direct programs while meeting the community’s needs with responsiveness and creativity. High Energy is a must!

If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up! We have a great team and your co-workers are dedicated, hardworking, and easy to get along with. Sycamore is a great place to live, work and play. The Park District has a great team, positive support from its residents, and this position affords an opportunity to help keep that successful momentum going.

Benefits include insurance package (includes health, dental, vision, life, short term disability), Contributions to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Vacation Days, Sick Days. EOE.

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019, at 12pm. To view a complete job description and apply for this position, visit

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 Sycamore Park District


Theresa Tevsh

 Closing Date

March 1, 2019

 $56,154.00 / Yearly

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Job Summary

Under the general supervision and direction of the Conservation & Experiential Programming Management Team, assumes responsibility for all aspects of the District’s overall recreational offerings, including, seasonal events, outdoor adventure recreation, campground programming in one of three—North, Central or South – zones in the county. Provides planning, implementation and evaluation of nature based programs and partnerships in the specific zone and for program sties in the zone. Works with all members of the Conservation and Experiential Programming Department to develop a comprehensive programming plan, that includes direct program, partner programming, school based programming and a variety of community engagement activities for the assigned zone. In addition is responsible for assisting with the development of a recruitment process and supervision of year-round and seasonal staff. Serves as a District liaison to the community and programming partners, and other contractors providing recreation programming. In addition, performs delegated tasks in managing the delivery of recreational programs and services throughout the District and exercises initiative and independent judgment in the general management and supervision of assigned duties.

Typical Duties

Assists in the creation, planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive recreational program, which includes year-round events and recreational activities.

Manages and/or monitors program staff and overall staff at District campgrounds.

Assists and supports special events, activities and programs and collaborates with other recreation staff to develop interagency coordinated programs.

Establishes and maintains liaison with community groups and organizations to identify and assess community needs, develop and modify programs, initiate action and guide implementation to improve services and establish effective marketing plans to increase program participation.

Serves as a committee member or project team member to create or modify zone based recreational programs, fee structures, policies and related ordinances through a consensus agreement.

Makes recommendations to develop or modify nature based programs budgets and allocates resources in accordance with the principles and practices of program based budgeting.

Assists and supports the development of reports on all nature based program activities and the campground operations to include daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal operational data.

Plans, schedules, coordinates, and assigns work and establishes goals and priorities for employees.

Initiates and recommends disciplinary action for employees as necessary.

Resolves problems encountered by employees during the course of their employment.

Implements safety standards and develops procedures to ensure compliance.

Recommends and coordinates safety, maintenance and repair functions of programming equipment with the other departments.

Provides input and assist in leading the development of District policy and planning as they relate to department programs, services and operations.

Conducts and supervises special studies and projects relative to trends, current and/or projected usage, and other aspects of recreational planning, programming and operations.

Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties described.

Establishes and maintains excellent communication with program partners, campground management staff and managerial team, maintenance staff, police staff, patrons and other key stakeholders.

Drives to various District facilities on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental education, natural sciences, environmental sciences, education, outdoor recreation, business administration, urban planning, communications, arts management or a substantially similar area from an accredited college or university and four (4) or more years of work experience in education, nature education, outdoor recreation programming, arts programming or other not for profit programming,


Must possess an associate’s degree in education, early childhood education, recreation, environmental sciences, other sciences or a substantially similar area from an accredited college or university and six (6) or more years of work experience in education, nature education, outdoor recreation programming, arts programming or other not for profit programming.

Must possess current valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of two (2) or more years of work experience with specific titles in youth development and/or community outreach or public engagement.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Knowledge and interest in recreation trends, specifically, new concepts related to outdoor and adventure recreation and camping activities and operations

Ability to supervise, plan, assign, coordinate and direct the work assignment of support staff.

Commitment to community processes and working in partnership with other entities.

Competence with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel (in a Windows environment); familiarity with design capabilities of Microsoft Word and other design software.

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, capable of meeting tight deadlines, and working calmly under pressure.

Ability to communicate well, including the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas and prepare documents that are coherent, grammatically correct, and professional.

Ability to work without supervision, to be flexible, to work well in groups, and to communicate with people from various disciplines and communities.

Knowledge of local organizations relevant to specific program area and the ability to understand and implement elements of community-based programming. The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Ability to expand and adapt to changing departmental needs.

Ability to effectively coordinate, train and supervise full time and seasonal staff engaged in various operational and programming activities and services.

Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Basic Term Life Insurance

Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?”

Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).

Veteran must provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

General District Employment Requirements



The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

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 Forest Preserve District of Cook County


 Closing Date

March 7, 2019