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Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for the planning, implementing, and evaluation of the necessary program processes inclusive of, but not limited to Aquatics, Athletics, Cultural Arts, Early Childhood, Older Adults, general and specialized programming for all ages, special events/trips; facility management inclusive of, but not limited to swimming pools, athletic fields, tennis courts, outdoor ice rinks, Jewett Park Community Center, Patty Turner Center, and Sachs Recreation Center in order to provide comprehensive leisure services.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises five professionals in recreational programs and preschool. Also indirectly supervises two or three other full time and up to 300 part-time recreational personnel.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
• College degree with major in recreation and park administration. • Four or more years of administrative experience. • Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) and/or Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE). • Valid driver’s license required.

This is an exempt full-time position. The District offers a benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan(s), IMRF pension, vacation, holidays, and sick time.

The Deerfield Park District serves over 18,000 residents and operates numerous parks and facilities that include the Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Golf Club, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, and Deerspring and Mitchell Park outdoor aquatic facilities. The Deerfield Park District employs 49 full-time employees and over 500 part-time and seasonal employees with an annual operating budget of $15 million.

To view the entire job description and apply for this job, visit and please submit resume and cover letter to: Trisha Breitlow, Finance and Human Resources Manager 836 Jewett Park Drive Deerfield, IL 60015

(847) 572-2617

 Deerfield Park District


Trisha Breitlow

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