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  $51,000 - $58,000 annually to start, depending upon qualifications

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Position Summary: 

The Manager is responsible for the development, budgeting, organization and promotion of a variety of recreation programs in the areas of Birthday Parties, Senior Programming, golf lessons as well as Community Trips and major Special Events. This manager is responsible for all operational aspects of the pool & aquatics programs. Also responsible for oversight of the programs supervised by direct reports.

Reports to:  Superintendent of Recreation

Supervises: Recreation Supervisor - Early Childhood and Aquatic Programs,  Recreation Supervisor - Youth Programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field strongly preferred

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the Recreation field preferred

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred

  • Facility management experience preferred

  • Practical knowledge of recreation programming and facility management

  • Ability to work well with external and internal customers

  • Excellent (Oral and written) communication and organization skills

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

  • Proficient knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office applications

  • Strong organization, problem solving and interpersonal skills with attention to detail

  • Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all area programs and facility schedules.

  • Creates new and inventive recreational programs on a regular basis.

  • Ensures all area programming independent contractor agreements and Certificates of Insurance are up to date and activated.

  • Oversees all program area projects, POS needs at the pool facility, and the aquatic contractual agreement with Ellis and Associates.

  • Oversees area personnel including recruiting, hiring, training, disciplining and evaluating.

  • Monitors area staff off-days, submits for payroll & approves requests.

  • Oversees the volunteers within program area, coordinates annual volunteer event, and updates the Volunteer Orientation and Safety manuals.

  • Manages and coordinates the student intern program with the other Recreation Manager.

  • Oversees and coordinates with all departments the first aid supplies for the district.

  • Coordinates and administers summer t-shirt order with full-time staff.

  • Serves as liaison to community (Mt. Prospect and/or Prospect Heights) committee(s) including School Districts 214 and 26.

  • Handles public information and advertising for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Assists Manager of Marketing and Communications in the development of brochures, newsletters, electronic posts and notifications.

  • Purchases and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Monitors monthly financial reports, spending and revenues and takes action when necessary.

  • Coordinates and administers all aspects of the program area budget.

  • Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts.

  • Oversees and controls all necessary supplies and equipment for assigned programs and facilities.

  • Oversees and prepares recreation/facility personnel payroll.

  • Tracks monthly/annual revenues and expenses for all area programs & facilities and develops reports as requested.

  • Actively supports and enforces the safety program instituted by the Park District.

  • Fosters a working environment that promotes safe work habits.

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the park district’s policies and operations (as well as department-specific safety rules) and enforces and interpets those in a positive manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation.

An online application is required - to apply for this position go to (About us / Employment)

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 River Trails Park District


Patti Mitchell

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Under the direction and supervision of the Aquatic Manager, the Aquatic Recreation Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Aquatic Manager with the aquatic operation of the Vaughan Athletic Center and seasonal operation of the Park District’s two outdoor pools. This includes all management of lifeguards, in-service training, administrative paperwork, aquatic programming, facility scheduling and special events. Additionally, the position will oversee all employee training in CPR/AED/First Aid and lifeguard training. The Aquatic Recreation Supervisor is responsible for ensuring quality customer service while providing a clean and safe environment. This position is at-will and hours will vary depending on the season and need. This is an at-will position.


The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations, aquatic programming and the care of our guests. Must be a certified provider in First Aid, CPR and AED. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a lead or head guard role and be certified as an Ellis & Associates lifeguard trainer or obtain within one month of employment. Ability to use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person. Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers. Strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written form with the ability and desire to provide quality customer service is essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proficient computer skills required. Cash handling experience preferred. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or related field preferred.

Hours: Full-time, salaried position

Please apply on our website:

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $38,000

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THE POSITION: Program/Facility Operations Supervisor

Within the Recreation Division of the Medinah Park District, the Program/Facility Operations Supervisor is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of youth/adult athletics, teen programs, adult/senior programs, fitness and health programs, special events and the oversight of the District Fitness Center & building operations/staffing.


Plan, organize, budget, schedule, coordinate and implement youth/adult athletics, adult/senior programs, fitness/health programs & facilities, special events and teen programs. Develop fiscal budgets for areas of responsibility, administer allocated funds and prepare necessary documents. Effectively communicate Park District information to the general public. Manage program scheduling, facility usage and staffing related to program areas and facility operations. Prepare seasonal brochure information, social media posts and other publicity tied to areas of programming. Supervise part time, seasonal and contractual staff as well as volunteers.


Strong interpersonal skills, writing skills, supervisory/leadership skills and capability to possess good judgment. Ability to attain certification in CPR and First Aid. Computer capability is required with experience using Active Net Recreation Software as a bonus. This position is required to exercise independent thought and discretion in the completion of their duties. This team member will actively engage with their events and programs throughout multiple facilities. Based upon the demands and responsibilities of the position and particular District operations, weekday evenings and some weekends will be a necessary aspect of the job.


The Medinah Park District is looking for an individual with a degree from an accredited college or university, primarily focused on Parks & Recreation or a curriculum closely related to same. A minimum of 1-2 years of previous experience is preferred. Personal work ethic and values will also be important factors in determining who our next team member will be.


Failure to provide a letter of interest, resume and a minimum of 3 references via e-mail no later than July 19, 2019 will disqualify interested candidates from consideration. Send necessary information to:

Mr. Bruce E. Baum, Executive Director, Medinah Park District -

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 Medinah Park District


Bruce E. Baum

 Closing Date

July 19, 2019

 $40,000 - $48,000 DOE

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The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the programming and administration of assigned areas of recreation. The primary duties are to coordinate adult and youth related athletic programs, including summer softball, affiliate groups, and gymnastics. The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time employee whose work week may exceed 40 hours a week and include evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field from an accredited college or university, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. A valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License with no license revocation of suspensions within the last three years. CPR. AED, and First Aid Certification required, however will train.

Essential Functions: Complete programming for areas under your supervision from ideas to program evaluation.Prepare annual goals and objectives relative to your programs.Maintain required departmental records and records of programs and class participation statistics. Evaluate/survey all programs/participants within your assigned area.Familiarization with equipment used in your assigned area. Lead or assist with Recreation Department special events as needed. Prepare and monitor the budget for areas under your supervision. Maintain internal cash controls and appropriate accounting procedures.Prepare bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Superintendent of Recreation. Hire and train part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff under your supervision. Provide direction, leadership and motivation to staff under your supervision. To include conducting and managing the annual and/or seasonal performance review process.Prepare and monitor scheduling and payroll for your staff. Establish and nurture communication with outside resources valuable to your programming; including public and private organizations. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgement.Act as a liaison with community groups and make presentations as requested.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled