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 $14 - $16/hr, depending on experience

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The Palatine Park District is looking for a Basketball Coordinator for our 2021-2022 Season, which runs from August – March.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a detail oriented individual to be responsible for operational and program functions as well as supervision of related staff for the youth and high school basketball program. Program includes boys and girls leagues for grades 1st – 8th and a boys high school league. Majority of hours will be weekends and evenings.


2 years’ experience in coordinating youth basketball leagues preferred

Excellent leadership skills, interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, time management, part-time supervisory skills, and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Must pass criminal background check, physical and drug screen and be 21 or older and have reliable transportation

High school degree or equivalent

Hours: Seasonal (August-March). Up to 20 hours a week.

Salary: $14 - $16 /hour DOQ.

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 Palatine Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 - $60,000

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The Norridge Park District’s Early Care and Preschool Academy provides child care and educational programming for children ages 2 to 5, school age children in grades Kindergarten through 6th and seasonal Summer Day Camp. The Park District is seeking a Program Director who is capable of building upon its well-respected heritage and reputation and who will be responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the Academy, including curriculum development, staff hiring and management, marketing and communication, recruitment and enrollment, parent relations, budget development and oversight, policy creation and adherence, purchasing of supplies and equipment, property maintenance and other duties as identified on the complete job description (which can be found on the Norrridge Park District Website under Job Opportunities).

Qualifications and Skills • A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. • A minimum of 2 years of experience as an administrator in Early Childhood Education. • Meets DCFS qualifications for Child Care Director or ability to meet them within an agreed upon timeframe. • Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation and state licensing procedures preferred. • Previous experience as direct supervisor for Summer Day Camp. • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. • Proven leadership, as well as managerial and organizational skills. • Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning. • Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques. • Computer fluency and working knowledge of basic accounting software. • Emotional maturity when working with children, parents and staff. • Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact and courtesy. • Demonstrated professional skills in the areas of curriculum planning, staff development, in-service training, program goal setting, lesson planning and performance appraisals.

This is a full-time, exempt position that offers major medical, dental and life insurance as well as pension and disability benefits. Full details regarding work hours, paid vacation, salary and benefits will be addressed during the interview process and upon offer of employment. To apply, please submit the following materials (in PDF or Word format) to Shannon Straughn at or mailed to 4631 N. Overhill Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. Complete resume, including all schools, degrees and positions held. • One to two-page personal statement describing qualifications and educational philosophy. • Three professional references.

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 Norridge Park District


Shannon Straughn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000+ DOQ

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The Community Park District of La Grange Park is seeking a dynamic park and recreation professional to fill the Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager role on our team. This position combines fitness, athletics, facility management and risk management and provides a unique opportunity build an incredible portfolio of invaluable skills and experience in the field of parks and recreation. Compensation includes a generous benefits package, and the park district pays health and life insurance premiums at 100%.

The Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager is an exempt full-time position that oversees facility maintenance, manages park, field, and facility rentals, administers youth and adult sports programs, leagues, events, fitness programming, and the ADA Transition Plan for the Community Park District. The position also serves as the district’s safety coordinator and is responsible for general safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations. The position can at times exceed 40 hours of work per week and nights and/or weekends may be required to supervise or attend evening or weekend programs, meetings and events.

QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation management, sports management, or equivalent experience is required. Must be a First Aid/CPR instructor or the ability to acquire certification within the first year of hire. Must be a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to acquire within three years of hire. Must be a Certified Playground Inspector (CPSI) or the ability to acquire within three years of hire. First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire is required. Candidate must possess a valid State of Illinois class “D” driver’s license.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR The position reports to the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Administrative duties include but not limited to recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supervising, evaluating and, disciplining facility/field supervisors, facility maintenance personnel, fitness staff, and athletics staff; training staff in the safe operation of janitorial maintenance, tools, and chemicals; submitting a bi-weekly payroll; communicating with the Executive Director regularly on Park District matters; preparing program descriptions; preparing bids for and ordering program equipment and supplies in accordance with the District purchasing policy; reviewing, preparing, approving, and submitting invoice payment vouchers; maintaining and protecting supplies and other inventory; submitting and managing an annual budget; submitting a monthly status report; and attending Park Board meetings as needed. • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Recreation Center including but not limited to custodial operations; service contract management; planning capital projects or capital equipment replacement; overseeing or coordinating routine and preventative maintenance; monitoring utility contracts; serving as on-call for building alarms; and monitoring and maintaining organized storage spaces. • Coordinate field usage with affiliate groups such as Little League and AYSO; develop, plan, organize and administer all aspects of District athletic programs, sports leagues, and fitness programs including but not limited to teaching classes and directly overseeing weekend programs; assess athletic field capital improvement needs; coordinate and evaluate cooperative athletic and fitness classes and contractors; and plan, organize and evaluate all fitness programs. • Oversee all aspects of facility and field rentals including but not limited to ensuring space is available and scheduled for District programs; booking and staffing rentals; supervising rentals; set-up and tear down; obtaining appropriate liquor and raffle licenses or Dram Shop Insurance; and billing.
• Safety coordinator duties include but are not limited to preparing a monthly summary of accidents to be submitted to the executive director that include development of existing claims, and identifying trends in losses; coordinating new hire training and background checks; annual driver abstracts; maintaining an inventory of supplies; formulating, implementing and monitoring procedural policies as they relate to loss prevention, insurance issues, safety, accident investigation, claims and the settling of losses; develop and present safety training programs; develop and implement facility and equipment inspection programs; analyze loss situations and make recommendations; conduct accident investigations; and report losses to insurance carriers.
• Work with staff to coordinate larger events at the District’s parks with outside groups. • Set-up and teardown for special events, as assigned, which could include lifting and moving of heavy items. • Oversee the implementation of the ADA Transition Plan including but not limited to project planning, budgeting, management and inspection. • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS • Attends and assists all Park District special events. • Assists with dragging, mowing, and striping athletic fields – as needed. • Assists with front desk operations. • Attends regular staff meetings. • Represents the Park District in various public forums. • Attends conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • General housekeeping to all park buildings, including but not limited to filling in as Recreation Center custodian, painting surfaces, and minor roof repairs to all park buildings. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND PROTECTIVE GEAR/CLOTHING • Performs tasks that include sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. • Lifting up to 50 pounds frequently without assistance and up to 75 pounds occasionally with assistance. • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Some work is outdoors, with exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain and ice weather conditions. • Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Capacity to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment, machinery and motor vehicles. • Ability to communicate effectively. • Ability to create and follow a budget, following Park District policies. • Ability to follow established Park District safety rules and guidelines. • Excellent customer service and the ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with fellow workers, patrons and the general public. • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision. • Capacity to solve problems and make project-related decisions. • Must possess knowledge of computers and have proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Excel and Word, and be able to update the District’s website. • Extensive knowledge of parks and recreation programming. • Extensive knowledge of the hazards and safety of the work performed.

HOURS The Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager is an exempt full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, including ½ hour for lunch. The scheduled hours may be subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Director to accommodate District programs and events. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

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 Community Park District of La Grange Park


Jessica Cannaday

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $51,000.00 - $58,650.00, DOQ

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The Park District of Highland Park is seeking a dedicated, community focused, goal-oriented Recreation professional to join our award-winning organization. In this role, the Recreation Supervisor oversees recreation programming for children ages 2-10, provides exceptional customer services, and inspires staff to reach their full potential. A qualified candidate has over 2 years professional experience working in a non-profit community-centric organization, a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management or similar field, has strong administrative skills, and thrives in a fast-paced team environment. The Park District is an equal opportunity employer with substantial benefits and competitive pay.


Childhood Enrichment Programming (year round; decreased offerings June - August)

  • Supports further growth of the flourishing early childhood and elementary school programming
  • Lead and support our dedicated and talented teaching staff
  • Demonstrates creativity and initiative by implementing new and exciting programs for audiences of varying interests

Summer Camps (planning: September - May; implementation: May - August)

  • Responsible for planning and implementing unforgettable summer camp experiences for our community
  • Manages the transportation contract, organizes efficient way to utilize the bus fleet for camp field trips, and oversees the performance of bus drivers
  • Take a lead role in our camp in-service training event, designed to inspire, develop, and prepare young professionals to lead an impactful summer camp season
  • Collaborate with our dedicated camp team to organize transportation logistics to and from camp, and to and from exciting field trips throughout the Chicagoland area

General Responsibilities

  • Perform top-notch customer service
  • Complete administrative tasks related to budgeting, reporting, program, and staff management
  • Recruit, train, inspire, and lead teams
  • Collaborate with highly motivated teams and leaders
  • Assist in district wide-special events
  • Fosters positive relationships with the community and our sister agencies
  • Utilize a variety of software to complete day to day responsibilities

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or similar field from a four-year college or university and at least two years of related parks and recreation experience in a professional capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with managing others, is required. Related professional certification is preferred.

Classification: Full-time, exempt.

Salary: Starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including paid time off, health insurance including vision and dental, pension, and Employee Ambassador Program.

Schedule: Must be available to work occasional weekends, holidays, and evenings in addition to daytime shifts.

To Apply: visit and complete an online application.

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Cathy Fiori

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $53,500 - $64,000 DOQ

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Figure Skating Director will manage and supervise all aspects of the figure skating program, learn-to-skate programs, summer skating camps and special events including the annual Ice Show, exhibitions, and other seasonal special events. On a daily basis, this position will be responsible for administering, managing and developing all aspects of the figure skating program, using a thorough understanding of USFS programming. Must also possess excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills to establish positive relationships with all staff and patrons.

• Oversees and manages figure skating department, including goals, objectives and day to day operations.
• Plans, organizes, promotes, supervises & evaluates classes, programs and events.
• Effectively plans and supervises multiple competitions, exhibitions, Annual Ice Show and other events as assigned.
• Creates and administers operational/procedural-based trainings for staff and volunteers; develops procedures for program and/or facility operations as needed.
• Train all new on-ice staff with respect to on-ice program delivery and USFS curriculum and is responsible for consistent standards in all levels of instruction and school staff development.
• Monitors & analyzes trends, participant levels, fees, operational policies & procedures.
• Develops on ice presence through 2-10 hours of weekly instruction.
• Monitors revenue & expenses. Executes, maintains and reviews operations within the confines of the approved budget allotment.
• Ensures appropriate fiscal controls and data integrity.
• Solicits feedback and actively listens to supervisors, co-workers and patrons and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.

Bachelors degree with major coursework in Recreation Management or related field, supplemented by minimum of one (1) to three (3) years’ experience in figure skating programming direction and supervision. Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of figure skating instruction experience is preferred. Certifications / Memberships: Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable such as: USFSA Member, Safesport Compliant, PSA Member and Learn to Skate USA Membership. Knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, and Excel).

This is a full-time, exempt position and is subject to change with seasonal requirements. Target hiring range is $53,500 - $64,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience.

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
• Prescription Coverage
• Dental Coverage
• Vision Reimbursement 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” in the upper right corner, open until filled

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District


Brian Montgomery

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled