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 Hiring range: $35,500 - $40,000


The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Full-Time Regional Coordinator

        Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
        285 Memorial Drive
        Crystal Lake, IL  60014
        (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred, related fields considered. Ability to develop recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Skilled group dynamics necessary to work with a diverse group of participants, parents, member district staff, community contacts and social service collaborators. Strong communication, computer and leadership skills essential. CPRP or CTRS, First Aid, CPR required or attained upon hiring. Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required. Strong swim skills and/or ability to speak Spanish are a plus.

Summary: Plan, implement and evaluate year round recreation programs and budgets for assigned programs. Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and Saturday hours. Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.

Salary: Hiring range: $35,500 - $40,000

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Hiring Manager: Cyndi Herendeen, CTRS Senior Manager of Recreation

To Apply: and follow the link to employment and volunteering.

 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Cynthia Herendeen

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