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Salary & Benefits include: $13.00-$14.00/ Hour IMRF Pension Paid Vacation, Personal, and Sick days Program Discounts and Complimentary Pool & Fitness Center Memberships for you and your immediate family

Hours: Variable days and hours depending on season (school year-approximately 35 hours per week; summer-approximately 15 hours per week). Maximum 1,499 hours per year.

Job Requirements:
We are seeking an exceptional early childhood education leader to fill the role of Recreation Coordinator. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exemplary organizational skills, excellent customer service, and self-starter with desire to develop programs that meet the community’s needs.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years related experience and/or coursework. Degree in Recreation, Early Childhood Education or related field preferred. Thorough knowledge of preschool curriculum, management early childhood program development, and education leadership. Current CPR and first aid certification preferred.

Essential Functions: Oversee the hiring, training and evaluation of recreation and preschool staff. Prepare department reports, budgets and maintain records. Staff management, development, coordination and scheduling. Initiate, plan, market and administer diversified early childhood recreation and preschool programs. Assist with activity and curriculum development. Work with contractors and other park districts to run Adult, Youth, Early Childhood and Nature Special Interest programs.

To apply, please visit the “Work Here” section of our website at and complete an online application.

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 Carol Stream Park District


Christine Quinn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Palatine Park District is looking for a Site Director Basketball Coordinator for our 2019-2020 Season, which runs from June – 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.


• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in coordinating youth basketball leagues • 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 (June-March). Up to 20 hours a week.

Apply online at under Job Opportunities.

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

April 12, 2019


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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

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 Deerfield Park District


Trisha Breitlow

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Seasonal Help Wanted – Village of Lincolnshire

The Village of Lincolnshire is seeking applicants to fill several positions for seasonal help this summer. Positions are available from April 8th-Late August.

The following are positions the Village will be looking to fill this Spring/Summer:

Seasonal Lifeguards: Provides supervision to all beach patrons at Spring Lake Beach.

Seasonal Laborer: Performs various Streets/Parks maintenance in Public Works and athletic field maintenance at North Park.

Starting salaries range from $10.00-$18.00 per hour depending on the position.

All employees are required to be ages 16 and older. Applicants that are 15 year old are welcome to apply if they possess a valid Illinois Department of Labor employment certificate.

If you have an interest in working for the Village of Lincolnshire on a seasonal basis, please complete an employment application which can be found on the Village website at or contact Administrative Assistant, Leslie Ulibarri at 847.883.8600.

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 Village of Lincolnshire


Leslie Ulibarri

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-$48,000 (based on experience)

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For consideration: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Jean Kane, Marketing/Executive Assistant, at . No phone calls, please. Application closes Monday, April 1 at noon Central Time.

Location: La Grange, IL

Main Responsibilities: The Membership and Website Manager is a full time, non-exempt position, who is responsible for working with staff and members to manage membership recruitment, retention, and renewal processes, along with managing day to day member/customer service. This position also oversees website and database content management and oversees the conference mobile app. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience. • Minimum two years’ experience in a professional office setting, preferably with previous experience in an association/non-profit environment. • Excellent written, verbal, organizational, management, and customer service skills are required.
• Willing and able to occasionally work beyond the traditional hours. • Ability to travel for short business trips including one week each January. • Advanced PC proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet search engines, and ability and willingness to learn new software and programs as required. • Experience with member database and website management preferred. • Must be a self-starter and highly dependable. • Ability to relate in a positive manner with a variety of personality types.

Compensation and Benefits • Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30, working on site at the office in La Grange. While a 40-hour work week will be the norm, occasionally overtime will be expected. • IPRA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance (after 30 days on the job) for the employee and their family. Currently, IPRA pays for 95% of the employee’s insurance premiums and 90% of the family premiums. This is subject to change. • IPRA provides short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, and life insurance. • In the 401K program, IPRA will match one-for-one up to the first 2.5% of the employee’s salary that the employee contributes to his or her account. Additionally, IPRA currently contribute 5% of the employee’s annual salary to the plan. • IPRA offers 12 vacation days a year (accruing throughout the year), 2 personal days per year, 12 sick days per year (accruing throughout the year), 11 paid holidays, and 2 floating paid holidays per year. • IPRA offers opportunities for professional development. • Once given, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the individual's successful completion of a drug test, criminal background check, reference check, and driver’s license abstract review. • IPRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Our association: Established in 1944, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s (IPRA) mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities. IPRA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our members are the individual professionals in the park and recreation industry in Illinois. IPRA is a small staff of eight people. Our largest event is a professional conference held in Chicago each year which attracts over 4,000 people. IPRA also provides a variety of educational offerings for our members statewide. For more information about IPRA, please call us or visit the IPRA website:

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 Illinois Park & Recreation Association


Jean Kane

 Closing Date

April 1, 2019