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 74,000 - 92,500

ABOUT US: The Crystal Lake Park District is largest park district in McHenry County. The district owns and manages over 1,400 acres of land spread among 43 sites. There are 58,000 residents living in the park district boundaries, including all of Crystal Lake and Lakewood, a portion of Lake in the Hills and some unincorporated areas. The park district has 13 buildings for programming, 21 playgrounds, 2 splash pads, 15 tennis courts and 14 basketball courts.

JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Recreation Program Services will assist the Superintendent of Recreation Program and Facility Services in the development, planning, organizing, promoting, implementing and supervising of Park District programs. The program areas include early childhood, aquatics, cultural arts and special events, youth and teen programming, fitness and active adults. The Manager of Recreation Program Services is directly responsible for the direction and supervision of the full and part-time employees who perform services in connection with all general recreation programming and aquatics.

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration, leisure studies or related field. Master’s degree in recreation or leisure studies or related field is preferred. Minimum of four years of management/supervisory experience in a recreation agency. Possess a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and park management and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others. Knowledge of the principles of leisure programs leadership and knowledge of leisure program developmental principles. A sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of personnel management practices is mandatory.

SCHEDULING AND PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Scheduling is generally Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings are required. Target hiring range is $74,000 - 92,500, based on qualifications.


• Medical Coverage
• Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Telehealth Coverage • Group Life Insurance • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Colonial Life Indemnity Plans

• Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Days • Sick Days • Personal Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY: Please visit us at – go to “join us” then “Job & Volunteer Opportunities” to complete an online job application.

This position will be open until filled. The Crystal Lake Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 Crystal Lake Park District


Kurt Reckamp
815-459-0680 ext. 1216

 Closing Date

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