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 Hiring range: $36,500-$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: Regional Coordinator-Full Time 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 people both internally and externally. Must be an excellent communicator and leader. Computer and writing skills are essential. CPRP or CTRS must be obtained within the first year of employment. First Aid, CPR required or attained upon hiring. Valid Illinois Driver’s License Required. Strong swim skills and the ability to teach basic group swim lessons are desirable. Lifeguard certification/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: $36,500-$40,000

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Hiring Manager: Cyndi Herendeen, CTRS Senior Manager of Recreation

To Apply: and follow the link to employment and volunteering. Please submit letter of interest and resume to

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Cyndi Herendeen

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