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Number of Openings: 1
Pay range: $60,000+ DOQ


Where can you gain valuable experience in a management role, and lead staff at one year-round facility as well as one outdoor facility, all while maintaining work-life balance and having the opportunity to work remotely? The Oak Brook Park District can provide this and MORE with the open Aquatic Manager position!

The Aquatic Manager is primarily responsible for the administration of all tasks related to operation and management of the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center (FAC), a year-round indoor aquatic facility that includes Splash Island, a seasonal outdoor facility, for the Park District. Key responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of pool managers, lifeguards and party attendant staff. Manage and support the Aquatic Programming Supervisor and assist with aquatic programming needs. This person will also be directly responsible for operational organization of all aquatic rentals and parties for the FAC. This position may require weekly time spent as an on-deck pool manager and/or lifeguarding as needed. The Aquatic Manager will serve as a Safety Coordinator for the Park District, supporting the HR and Risk Manager with presenting staff safety trainings and tracking certifications.

THE OAK BROOK PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Employment with the Park District is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Mike Contreras, ADA coordinator, at (630) 645-9527 or

Bilingual Candidates Encouraged to Apply.

All Oak Brook Park District employees benefit from a work-life atmosphere, a complimentary Central Park Campus Membership for you and your immediate family living within the same household, and substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE! Full-time positions are also eligible for health insurance benefits as well as participation in a pension plan.

Additional Benefits Include:
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
457 Defined Contribution Plans
Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal time)
Compensatory Time 
Paid Family Leave
Remote work options
Tuition reimbursement 

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Rob Bond

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,000 DOQ

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District:
 Aquatics Supervisor
 (full time, exempt)
“Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!

The Glenview Park District is proud to operate a dynamic and diverse aquatic program which includes 3 facilities: Splash Landings (a year-round indoor), Flick Pool (summer only outdoor), and Roosevelt Pool (summer only outdoor). Our aquatics department offers a wide variety of programs and activities including swim lessons, pool rentals/parties, outdoor food concessions, birthday parties, and other special events. In this fun and challenging role, you will be an important part of our aquatics team. This position will be work alongside the other Aquatic Supervisor and Manager of Aquatics in managing the Aquatics Department. This includes annual training, swim instructor and lifeguard certification classes, regular meetings of key part-time staff, in-services or other required/necessary trainings, facility management, lifeguarding, staffing (recruiting, training and evaluating) as needed.  
  • Develops, organizes, monitors, and schedules all aspects of Starfish Aquatic Institute group and private swim lesson programming for both indoor and outdoor aquatic programming.
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and supervising the following positions group swim instructor, private swim instructor and swim lesson coordinators.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of special events at all three aquatic facilities.
  • Responsible for managing customer inquiries, concerns and feedback for related to swim lessons and programming. Answers phone calls and emails from patrons and handles appropriately. Troubleshoot customer service issues that may arise.
  • Assist in supervising the on-site supervision of all aquatic staff, managing facilities, preparing budgets, and implementing programs.  
  • Shares responsibility of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, mentoring, supervising, and leading lifeguard certification courses with Aquatic Supervisor and Manager of Aquatics year-round.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should have the following qualifications and skills Education: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Physical Education, Business Administration or related field. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education; Experience: Previous management, recreation programming or aquatic experience preferred; Certifications: Must be able to acquire the following certifications within: StarGuard Elite Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor Certifications (3 months), Starfish Aquatics Institute Swim Lesson (3 months); Valid Illinois driver’s license required along with own source of reliable transportation.
SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time year-round position. Daily schedule will vary based on facility hours of operation and seasonal need, must be available to work nights and weekends based on program and facility needs. This position shares on-call responsibilities on a rotating bases and is expected to be on duty whenever the need exists. Target hiring range starts at $65,000 dependent on qualifications.
BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:
  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vison Insurance Program
  • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits
Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.
Application Deadline: June 12, 2024
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. 
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer       

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Maggie Cunningham

 Closing Date

June 12, 2024

 $45,000 - $48,000

The North Berwyn Park District is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, detail-oriented person with excellent communication skills that has the ability to develop, implement and supervise recreation programs as well as special events. This full-time position requires some nights and weekends. The Recreation Supervisor will report directly to the Superintendent of Recreation. This position includes medical benefits and a retirement plan.
The Recreation Supervisor must be customer service oriented, possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to manage coaches, supervisors, and other staff. Candidates must be proficient in computers and be able to work with various software applications. The Recreation Supervisor must be prepared to carry out all duties associated with a comprehensive recreation program.
Duties include but are not limited to:
·         The supervision, training, and evaluation of both full time and part time staff.
·         Supervise and coordinate all athletic programs offered by the district including but not limited to soccer, travel soccer, basketball, travel basketball, volleyball, and flag football.
·         Meet community needs for athletic program participation through the regular addition of new programs and the improvement/expansion of existing programs.
·         Prepares and submits records and reports including registration, attendance, payroll, budgets, schedules, and other documentation as required.
·         Perform routine safety inspections of equipment and facilities and promptly report any unsafe conditions and/or equipment. 
·         Supervise and manage the spray pools.
The Recreation Supervisor must, as a condition of employment, submit to a physical, pass a background check, drug screen and drivers abstract. Candidates must hold a valid CPR/First Aid certification or have the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume detailing all relevant work experience and references to:

North Berwyn Park District
1619 Wesley
Berwyn, Il 60402

The North Berwyn Park District reserves the right to extend the application period or cancel the posting for RECREATION SUPERVISOR at any time and without notice.

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Nancy Woods

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000-$65,000 Hiring Range, DOQ

Our current beloved Itasca Park District Athletic Supervisor is headed back to the North Shore where he did his Internship; and we are searching for someone who is innovative, creative, dynamic, organized, willing to learn at a fast pace and be exposed to a wide variety of areas - to join our Itasca Family! You could be a current intern, or a seasoned professional, and do not need to be an expert, just dedicated to parks & recreation, and having fun. The position has a focus on Athletics, Field & Picnic Shelter Rentals, designated programs and special events.

Job Title: Athletic Supervisor. FLSA Classification: Full-time; Exempt Employee Benefit Status: Level 1; Exempt Department: Administration Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities.

Submit cover letter, resume and Park District application (found on website) via mail: Itasca Park District, c/o Sandy Harris, 350 E Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143 or Please apply ASAP, as interviews will occur as obtained. A complete job description is available upon request.

Itasca is a 9,200 resident community, west of Chicago. It is governed by a 5 member Board of Commissioners and employs 13 Full -Time and over 250 Part-Time Employees, with a $5.8M budget. The District is a 3X Gold Medal Award Winning Agency and boasts 144 acres of parks, 8 playgrounds, nature center, bird sanctuary, athletic fields, waterpark, museum and 40,000 sqft, Recreation & Fitness Center. Annually, 76,300 participate in programs and events; 300,000 visit parks; and 370,000 visit the Recreation Center.

The District is committed to the future by being innovative, proactive and evolving; while remaining inspired by the communities’ past. This is reflected in district led projects; including, redevelopment of the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary; preservation and restoration of the oldest publicly owned building in the community…. The Itasca Train Depot; and the most recent $4M Itasca Waterpark Redevelopment. The district is a leader among local taxing bodies, businesses and community groups; looked to for creative ways to work together for the benefit of the community. Through over 20 intergovernmental agreements and 50 public-private partnerships/sponsorship, the District has provided the community cost and energy savings, improved quality of life and wellness, and improved access to all.

The Athletics Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of all youth and adult athletic leagues and programs including but not limited to IBSL (youth baseball and softball leagues), youth soccer league, adult softball leagues, WIBA youth basketball, youth contractual sports programs and camps, and coordinating all athletic field rentals and gym rentals. The Athletic Supervisor oversees operation and programs of the Itasca Dog Park, and the ice rink in the winter, along with designated programs and events. In the future, the District may re-organize, giving this position the ability to experience even more areas.


Applicant must be 21 years or older. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalent in experience with recreation programs/athletics and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have knowledge of athletic rules, schedules and the play of athletic contests. The individual will be expected to be or become a First-Aid and CPR/AED instructor, obtain a Food & Service Sanitation License and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.


The Athletics Supervisor is a full-time salaried employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, but some evening and weekend hours are expected due to the nature of the programs under the Athletics Supervisor’s direction. There are required weekly evening shifts.

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Sandy Harris

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,500 - $53,000 annual salary DOQ

Work with an extraordinary team of people at a progressive and well-established agency. The Waukegan Park District serves a community of 90,000 residents in northern Illinois, 40 miles north of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. The Park District provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Waukegan Park District is seeking to fill the position of Recreation Specialist of General Recreation Programs and Services at our Belvidere Recreation Center in the newly renovated Corrine J. Rose Park. The Park District offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.
We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:
  • medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive.
  • life insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Defined Benefit Pension and 457 deferred compensation plan.
  • flexible spending account.
  • paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually.
  • park district facility usage and program discounts.
  • cell phone reimbursement.
  • training and professional development opportunities.
  • student loan repayment program.

Essential Functions Description/Duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of general recreation programs which may include before and after school programs, summer day camps, outdoor recreation in nature-based environments, nature programs, out of school programs, adult/youth/family general recreation programs, and special events.
  • Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants.
  • Assist with facility management and operations which may include direct supervision of program registrations, front desk procedures, reconciling daily receipts and deposits, facility rentals and room usage, monitor and ensure cleanliness of facilities, handle general repair situations as they arise, and complete work orders for repairs as needed.
  • May assist with vehicle use and safety inspections for General Recreation vans.
  • May provide direct leadership, or assistance, with recruitment and placement of volunteers in various programs and events.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies. Develop and implement annual goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time/seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers.
  • Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed.
  • Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with community agencies and organizations.
  • Review and prepare costs for assigned programs, services, and facilities for annual budget.
  • Secure alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fundraising.
  • Purchase, distribute, and maintain proper inventory of all supplies and materials.
  • Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.
  • May transport program participants and supplies using park district vehicles.
  • Attend department and District meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the District.
  • Participate in District safety and training program to ensure that work performed, and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
Marginal Functions:
  • Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
  • Participate and become involved in organizations and/or community meetings whose purpose will be of benefit to the park district operation.
  • Serve on in-house committees.
  • Attend seminars and training workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelors degree in Recreation and Parks Administration or related field.

Minimum one (1) year experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social service agency, or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of seasonal, part-time, or temporary positions.

  • General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure services field.
  • General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management.
  • Thorough knowledge of facility operations.
  • Specific knowledge of youth, adult, and family general recreation programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of day camp and out of school program operations.
  • Specific knowledge of outdoor recreation and nature programs and services.
  • Specific knowledge of special event program operations.
  • Sound fiscal management.

  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate required within one (1) year or as soon as eligible.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.
  • Temporary Food Service Permit required.
  • Babysitter and Child Care Training certification.
40 hours per week. Work schedule may vary and will include regular nights and weekends. May involve additional hours on an as needed basis.
Conditions of Continued Employment
All the following are required:
  • submit proof of date of birth.
  • provide copy of drivers license.
  • provide drivers abstract.
  • provide verification of education.
  • submit to a reference check and employment verification.
  • submit to a state criminal background check.
  • submit to a pre-placement physical.
  • submit to pre-placement drug testing.
  • submit to a random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.
  • satisfactorily complete a six (6) month introductory period.
  • provide a copy of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certificate within one (1) year of employment or as soon as eligible, and renewal certificates as required.
  • provide a copy of First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year of employment and renewal certificates as required.

Employees are strongly encouraged, but not required, to become residents within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District.
Julia Sanchez
Recreation Supervisor-General Recreation

Qualified Applicants can apply online at:
Waukegan Park District (

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Elizabeth Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled