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 +/- $43,000 - $60,000 DOQ

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Being a Program Supervisor is rewarding, fun and helps people get more out of life. We welcome you to come and be part of our team!

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is a local government parks and recreation agency located in Flossmoor, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago. The HFPD has a $12M operating budget and approximately 50 full-time and 300 year-round and seasonal part-time employees operating parks and providing recreational facilities and programs in the community. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization and supervision of specific assigned programs and events within the district’s Racquet & Fitness Club facility. Areas of responsibility include tennis and aquatics programming, as well as assisting with special events for members of the Club and the community. The Supervisor will periodically serve as manager on duty for the facility. The ideal candidate will have experience with recreation programming, special events and staff supervision. The Program Supervisor will be an integral member of the Club’s management team. The Racquet & Fitness Club Program Supervisor will also have the opportunity to work closely with other departments throughout the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), family medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, and flex spending. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, along with a variety of District recreational benefits.

Please refer to the full job description for position details, available at Qualified candidates should apply online at and include a resume and letter of interest. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is +/- $43,000 – $60,000 DOQ, plus Comprehensive Benefit Package.

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Michelle Artis

 Closing Date

June 9, 2022

 $19.287-$24.708/ hour

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Salary Range: $19.287-$24.708/ hour *Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range. Approximately 18 hours/week


Under the direction of the Recreation Manager or their designee this position is primarily responsible for the community garden program. Additional responsibilities include developing and providing gardening programming and the maintenance of the Ecology Center’s urban farming demonstration site. This position is also responsible for supervising seasonal employees and garden volunteers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following): Supervises, implements, coordinates and evaluates the Community Garden Program. The garden sites are located at various sites throughout the City. Including but not limited to reviewing and responding to requests from gardeners and community members on a wide range of garden related topics and interests.
Coordinates the garden rental contracts and enforces all required components of those contracts. Keeps all the records of the Community Garden program. Maintains the Ecology Center’s urban farming demonstration site (The Farmette). Develops, implements, supervises and coordinates garden programming for the City of Evanston at the Ecology Center and other community locations throughout the City. Oversees community garden work days, including the management of seasonal garden staff and volunteers. Sits on the Evanston Garden council as the City representative. Leads garden meetings for the various locations in the program throughout the year. Oversees communication with the community garden participants via community garden blog, email and phone calls. Pursues and writes grants to improve the community garden program.
Communicates any garden infrastructure needs with various departments within the City of Evanston.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Education, Sustainable Agriculture or a substantially similar area preferred. Must possess at least three (3) years of work experience in a culturally diverse urban community focusing on gardening, gardening education, etc. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Must possess current First Aid/ CPR certifications or obtain them within the first six (6) months. Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
Ability to deal positively and effectively with the general public and other staff and individual agencies or persons. Strong customer service and teamwork orientation. Ability to deliver strong presentations and programs to different audiences and user groups. Considerable knowledge of and ability to use Internet search engines, word processing software, email, registration software (RecTrac), and Windows operating systems. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. Ability to prepare work assignments, research issues summaries, letters and memorandum and reports using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation and style. Ability to give verbal direction to subordinates, communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

1. Degree of Physical Demands (strength) usually associated with the essential functions of this classification: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

  1. Type of physical demands usually associated with the essential functions of this classification: Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction Handling: seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hands. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds. Feeling: perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture. Tasting/Smelling: distinguishing, with a degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors and/or odors, or recognizing particular flavors and/or odors, using tongue and/or nose. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, embankments, and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Stooping: bending body downward or forward by bending spine at the waist. Kneeling: bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee(s) Crouching: bending the body downward and forward by bending leg(s) and spine. Crawling: moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet Seeing: The ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. The important aspects of vision are: a. acuity-far: clarity of vision at 20 feet or more b. acuity-near: clarity of vision at 20 inches or less c. depth perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are d. field of vision- observing an area that can be seen up and in a given point e. accommodation- adjustment of the lens of the eyes to bring an object into a sharp focus, especially important when doing near-point work at varying distances from the eye f. color vision- ability to identify and distinguish colors


SUPERVISION: Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, reports and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned. Work is evaluated annually with respect to programming initiatives, problem-solving ability, customer service, research and analytical skill, written and verbal communication skills, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.

PUBLIC CONTACT: The Garden Coordinator has regular contact with the public, other departmental employees and supervisors.


To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before the closing date.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

The City of Evanston 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. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact the Facilities Management Office at 847-866-2916 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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Human Resources

 Closing Date

May 24, 2022

 $40,000+ DOQ

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The Recreation Supervisor will act as the program specialist for both Ice Arena and Aquatics programs. This position will plan and oversee all indoor and outdoor aquatics programming including, but not limited to swim lessons, water aerobics, open swim, and lap swim held at the Oak Lawn Park District outdoor pools and the local high school pools. This position will develop and implement programming for recreational “learn to skate,” competitive figure skaters, hockey skills training, and special events, while providing direction to skating staff consisting of skating professionals along with student teachers.


The Oak Lawn Park District is committed to a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. Some of the many benefits we offer include: Medical, Dental and Vision Care; Pension Plan (IMRF); Paid-Time Off (Vacation, Sick-time, Holidays); Employee discounts at park district facilities and for programs- free use of all fitness facilities for employees; Monthly Healthy Living Club Meetings- provide staff an opportunity to try different forms of recreational activities at no cost.


• Bachelor’s degree (4 year) in Recreation or related field required • Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within 3 months required • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or ability to obtain within 3 months required • Pool/lifeguarding experience or ability to obtain preferred • Basic Swim Instructor or Water Safety Instructor certification or ability to obtain preferred • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office required • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision • CPRP preferred

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Ice Arena General Manager


• Planning, organizing and supervising ice arena programming as well as indoor and outdoor aquatics programs and special events • Provide excellent customer service at all times • Assists in employment recruitment, hiring, discipline, and evaluation of part time and seasonal staff • Operate recreational software of the district for programming as required • Conduct regular staff meetings and trainings as needed • Schedule staff for indoor and outdoor aquatics programming and special events • Assists with properly testing, reviewing and managing pool and splash pad water quality, including potentially working morning, nights, or weekends on a rotating shift • Develop innovative instructional programming for swimming • Work with the Skating Coordinator and staff to run a successful skating program • Be present during ice skating group classes including mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed • Organize competitions, ice shows/exhibitions, special workshops and camps at Ice Arena • Set testing standards and procedures according to USFS and/or ISI guidelines • Work with marketing to develop all marketing materials and brochures for Ice Arena programming • Develop and implement effective program equipment inspections at Aquatics and Ice Arena facilities • Process staff payroll • Assist filling in for absent staff as needed • Follow Oak Lawn Park District policies and safety procedures • Works the Oak Lawn Park District’s 4th of July and Halloween event • If a major event occurs that limits park district operations or forces a park district shut down and restricts employee from performing their normal job duties they may be assigned to duties outside of their job description as warranted by the situation • Assist in fulfilling agency’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, including attending any related meetings or performing any related job duties • Other duties as assigned


• Assist with Ice Arena, Aquatics, and Park District special events • Attend facility staff meetings and any district trainings as required • Observe and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program


• Must be able to work 40 plus hours per week • Must be able to work longer shifts in conjunction with special events, shows, and other park district events or as need arises • Must be able to work very early in the morning or very late at night as needed • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. • Must be able to work at desk in front of a computer for long periods • Must be knowledgeable and able to handle chemicals safely when performing water tests


• Must be able to work closely with co-workers • Must be able to work well with the general public • Must be able to work alone and unsupervised during extended portions of shifts • Must be able to work in stressful situations, such as classes and competitions • Must be able to work a varied schedule as required • Must be able to work use good judgment in the absence of supervision • Must resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and employees • May have to work under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required


• Employee performs activities indoors and outdoors. Indoor environmental conditions may include lighting and temperature. Outdoor environmental conditions may include weather, wind, cold, heat, humidity, lightning, and rain • Will be exposed to cold of the ice arena • Will be exposed to quick temperature changes between the lobby and ice rink • Must be able to work in an environment with high heat and humidity for aquatics • Employee may be exposed to CRT rays while working at computer • Employee may be involved in repetitive work (i.e. computer keyboarding, writing) • Employee may be exposed to aquatics chemicals and fumes and will need to take action to properly control these with proper PPE


• Employee must have the ability to follow and give direction both oral and written • Employee must possess time management and organization skills to effectively perform their job • Employee must have ability to make judgments with respect to confidentiality of information and problem solving • Employee must have good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of this position • Employee must possess computer skills including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications • Employee must be able to work effectively with management and co-workers • Employee must have the ability to support and work toward the Mission Statement of the Oak Lawn Park District.

TO APPLY: Please send Cover Letter & Resume to

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Michael Sinkewich

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Purpose of Position:

This position will assist the Superintendent of Recreation in the coordination of various special events, sponsorship and any additional programming needs. The Community Events Manager is responsible for developing and implementing all special events, sponsorship and advertising for the Recreation Department. Must have a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. The position will coordinate, design and execute various marketing materials including but not limited to event flyers, postcards, posters, newsletters and other means of promotion. The Community Events Manager position is a full-time, working a minimum of 40 hours per week. This position is IMRF eligible.


Candidate must have a strong interest in community recreation. Past experience in organizing and/or supervising recreation programs or special events desired. A degree in Parks & Recreation, Hospitality or Education strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have effective communication and customer service skills. Knowledge of sponsorship and developing community partnerships as needed. Valid Driver’s License required. CPR/AED certification preferred or obtained within 3 months of hiring and required to be maintained for the duration of employment.

Essential Job Functions:

•Develop, promote, conduct and lead community activities, events and programs.

•Review and evaluate community activities, events and programs.

•Identify new avenues of special events, sponsorship, promotions, and public relations

•Solicit and secure alternative funding sources such as advertising, sponsorships and donations.

•Work showcase/expo booths as a representative of the Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department.

•Lead in the oversight and planning of City’s Farmers Market

•Maintains a positive community image for the City of Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department.

•Assists in the oversight of creative advertising and branding utilizing the department’s mission, vision and values.

•Complete sponsorship goals for special events and department within the calendar year.

•Take photographs of programs to help market the program or give a recap of the program using social media.

•Plan and decorate various bulletin boards throughout the Recreation Center.

•Exercises excellent customer service at all times

•Performs other duties relating to the position as directed, delegated or as may be necessary

•Create a work plan, implement and evaluate special events as assigned.

•Have knowledge or ability to learn Adobe Creative Cloud, Civic Plus, and Rec Trac.

•Other duties as assigned.

Position Considerations:

•Ability to deal with people under stressful situations

•Display initiative when working within area of responsibility

•Ability to respond quickly and accurately to the public

•Required to work some evenings and weekends

•Ability to stay organized

•Must be able to resolve conflicts fairly and exercise good judgment

•Ability to use a computer including Microsoft Word and Excel

•Position may require lifting materials, sitting for extended periods of time, standing for periods of time and extended walking

Safety and Risk Management

•Addresses unsafe employee behaviors by approaching, correcting and coaching.

•Enforces safety disciplinary policies and procedures.

•Provides material-handling equipment or staff assistance when lifting and or moving objects 50 lbs. or greater.

•Promotes the use of material-handling equipment or staff assistance, when possible, to reduce lifting and moving injury exposures.

•Attends safety in-service trainings.

•Completes incident/accident report forms and promptly forwards them to the agency Claims Contact.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•Safety and Security – Use good safety awareness, judgment and follow policies; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment, following manufacturer safety instructions; and follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures.

•Attendance/Punctuality – Demonstrate consistent attendance and on-time arrival.

•Dependability – Follow instructions and respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; and complete tasks on time or notifies appropriate person.

•Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently.

•Judgment – Exhibit sound and appropriate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; and make timely decisions.

•Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; and follow through on commitments.

•Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem-solving situations; and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

•Customer Service – Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; and meet commitments.

•Interpersonal Skills – Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; and remain open to others' ideas and tries new things. Must have ability to deal with people and patrons under stressful situations.

•Teamwork – Promote and support work teams; put success of team above own interests; and support everyone's efforts to succeed.

•Oral Communication – Listen and get clarification, and respond well to questions.

•Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and recreation registration software, RecTrac is preferred. Preferred knowledge of Canva, Photoshop and the ability to create promotional materials is desired.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

•Exposed to various outside weather conditions including hot temperatures, humidity and cold.

•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

•Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Palos Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Lauren Koszola

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 - $80,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

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Whether you are joining our team for three years or twenty, you will have the opportunity to grow your career with us! Our employees are offered the opportunity to enhance their skill set by attending training courses, working on special projects, and becoming a member of one of our many City Teams.

De Pere, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Wisconsin, is a safe, warm, and friendly community located right along the Fox River less than ten minutes from Green Bay and 25 minutes from Appleton and the Fox Valley. As an employer, the City of De Pere is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community. The City of De Pere provides an engaging work environment focused on collaboration and team building. De Pere strives to attract, develop, and retain critical talent by promoting a diversity of thought, valuing differing perspectives, and empowering employees to share their authentic viewpoints at all levels and functions within the City.

The City of De Pere is seeking a Recreation Supervisor for aquatics and athletics. From children learning to swim, dance and discover new talents, to adults enjoying our various sports leagues, our Recreation Supervisor has an exciting role in our community with a profound impact on creating lifelong memories and skills for those who take part in our recreation offerings. The Recreation Supervisor will plan, promote, organize and administer community-wide recreation programs and facilities. Programs and facilities include Legion Pool, the new VFW aquatic center, concessions, adult athletic leagues, youth athletics, tennis, dance, martial arts and special events. Full position details are available on the website at


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.
  2. Two to three years of experience performing similar duties.
  3. Lifeguard Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of date of hire.
  4. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of date of hire.
  5. Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of date of hire.
  6. Certified Food Protection Manager or ability to obtain within 12 months of date of hire.
  7. Certified Park and Recreation Professional, preferred.
  8. Valid unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and safe driving record.

    A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Salary: The salary range is currently under review but will be approximately $60,000 - $80,000 plus an excellent benefits package. The City of De Pere rewards employees for exceptional work performance with a pay for performance incentive program. Employees may be awarded a salary increase, bonus, or paid time off for exceptional work performance.

Typical Work Schedule: The typical work schedule is Monday - Thursday, 7:30 - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. plus evenings and weekends as needed for programming and events. The Recreation Supervisor is able to flex their schedule based on department and programming needs.

How to Apply: Apply online at

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted as we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a talented and diverse workforce.

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Human Resources

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled