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 $21 p/hr plus excellent benefits package

Frankfort Square Park District is looking for a Full Time Parks Buildings and Grounds Maintenance person for the overall upkeep of buildings, grounds, and park maintenance activities to provide safe, high-quality parks and facilities. Responsibilities include safely operating a variety of equipment, the labor needed working in and around that equipment, general maintenance, and some supervision of the day-to-day seasonal employees, as well as on call needs. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours as necessary to produce exceptional results. Successful candidate will have a: high school diploma, valid Illinois drivers license, at least 3 years experience in the field of park maintenance, landscaping, turf, forestry, horticulture, and/or related field or equivalent, and strong mechanical ability to perform maintenance and repairs. Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Operator's Pesticide License certifications within the first year of employment.

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 Frankfort Square Park District


ed reidy

 Closing Date

April 17, 2023


Elgin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a candidate who is passionate about accomplishing our mission and strives to enhance our visibility throughout the community and the Fox Valley region. The ideal candidate is creative, motivated, enthusiastic, and works well with others.

Under the direction of the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director, this position is responsible for creating the department’s brand and voice. The creator should specialize in graphic design, content writing and be a storyteller by nature. The creator will ideate, capture and post visual content which includes photos, videos and graphics. The creator must have a deep understanding of social media platforms, website development, performance reporting, brochure creation and the ability to stay on top of marketing trends.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department strives to be the heart of the community by creating community through people, parks and programs. In doing so, the department operates the Elgin Sports Complex, The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, Wing and Lords Park Aquatic Centers, The Pavilion at Lords Park, the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Wing Park Golf Course, Highlands of Elgin Golf Course, Bowes Creek Golf Course, 76 parks, 47 playgrounds, Festival Park Splash Pad and a variety of community recreation programs and activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Ability to work 40-50 hours average per week  Ability to work weekends and extended hours when necessary  Ability to work independently or in a team based environment  Ability to maintain a positive image and relationships with the community, staff and third party partners.  Possess strong writing skills with the ability to edit documents, develop press releases and create engaging social media messages and campaigns  Possess strong communication, organizational and customer service skills  Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and problem solve.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing or related field  Two – three years of marketing experience preferred  Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Canva, Word Press, social media platforms and video production.

BENEFITS:  25% off Parks and Recreation Classes & Rentals (some restrictions may apply)  25% off Parks and Recreation Classes for Immediate Family Members (some restrictions may apply)  Free Employee Fitness Silver Membership  IMRF and Health Benefits  City of Elgin has a step increase model. Currently, step increases are at an annual 5% for 7 steps along with an annual cost of living increase (typically 3% but can vary) approved by the City Council. Step 1 for this position is $64,682.

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 City of Elgin


Barb Keselica

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.32 – $26.65 – $31.97

Full-Time Position Location: Libertyville, IL Application deadline: Open until Filled

SUMMARY - The Social Media Specialist is responsible for managing the District’s social media networks and strategy in order to describe and promote the various functions and facilities of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Responsible for collaborating with news media and marketing efforts to develop successful social media content and campaigns. Manages all of the District’s social media content and networks. Implements strategies to grow followers, engage and retain them. Researches and applies changing technologies, processes and best practices used in social media. Works with staff to provide public information and promotion for the District’s various facilities, events, capital improvement plan projects, special exhibitions, campaigns, educational and recreational opportunities, and the preserves and trail systems. Streamlines the process of organizing content and posting through multiple online platforms. Tracks the performance and community engagement of social media campaigns and analyzes success to improve campaign content. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

EXPERIENCE - Associates degree in Communications, Marketing, Digital Arts/Technology or related field. One year of social media experience. Familiarity with a variety of marketing, public relations, and website concepts, best practices, and procedures. Strong visual design skills. Experience with graphic design and video software, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, or other visual design tools. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, proofreading, digital files, and in use of content management systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge in the use of audiovisual and photography equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES - Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interest in employment with the Forest Preserve can be expressed by submitting an application online at Positions are open until filled.

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES - The Lake County Forest Preserves offers an excellent work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, IMRF pension plan, and paid vacation, personal, and sick leave.

As principal guardian of Lake County’s open spaces and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 31,000 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 206 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.


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Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and be part of an amazing team that provides life-enriching recreation and leisure opportunities? Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a full-time Recreation Specialist for Youth and Teens. This position is responsible for the implementation and development of leisure services for individuals with disabilities, with an emphasis on the youth/teen population. This position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to formulate and administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with disabilities without exclusion.

M-NASR is located just north of Chicago and has been providing recreational programs and services to individuals with disabilities since 1972. Today we serve over 1,300 children and adults in more than 600 programs, trips, and special events each year within our seven member districts:

Des Plaines Park District – Golf-Maine Park District – Morton Grove Park District – Niles Park District – Park Ridge Park District –Skokie Park District – Village of Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation

In exchange for outstanding skills, M-NASR is offering a starting salary of $50,000. Employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package including generous medical, dental, and vision plans; IMRF pension; optional 457 deferred compensation; paid time off including vacation, sick, and personal time; free personal fitness membership to one of the seven member park districts we serve; and the opportunity for 12 work from home days a year. This is a full-time, exempt position with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs or meetings.

Essential Job Functions Include: • Assist in training and implementation of summer day camp program • Coordinate and oversee the after school care programs • Implement and assist recreation programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities by lesson planning, behavior management, equipment and supplies gathering and preparation, and program budgeting • Provide program leadership and supervision within all of M-NASR’s service areas • Support participant’s emotional and physical needs with lifting, transferring, and personal care • Transport participants with varying abilities using agency vehicles • Assist with agency-wide and Foundation special events • Advocate for community access to recreation opportunities • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school plus knowledge and/or training in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adaptive Physical Education or related field. • Knowledge and understanding of recreational needs of persons with disabilities. • Ability to complete the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or comparable certification within six (6) months of employment. • Complete First Aid/CPR, AED, and other certifications as required within six (6) months of employment.
• A valid Driver’s License, class “D”, is required.

To join our team, candidates can email a resume and cover letter to Human Resources:

For more information please visit: M-NASR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation


Keli Stonitsch

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Range: $53,000-$63,000 

Enjoy working in an environment that promotes fun and a commitment to community?  Plainfield Park District is looking for Full time Recreation Manager - Athletics 

The position comes with an extremely favorable employee benefits package:

100% Employer Paid Family HMO  BCBS Health Insurance OR Low cost PPO BCBS 

100% Employer Paid Family Dental Insurance

100% Employer Paid Life Insurance

100% Employer Paid EAP

Wellness Program- up to $425 yearly participation incentive

Free/Discounted Park District Programs

Participation in the IMRF pension fund. 

Salary Range: $53,000-$63,000   

GENERAL PURPOSE: Manage all fitness and athletic programs for the Plainfield Park District. Oversees assigned program categories and manages a team of qualified staff with performance expectations that correlate with Park District and Board expectations.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages the budget for Athletics Programming, and Outdoor Athletic Facility Rentals. This includes annual forecasting, actuals and monitoring to ensure strict adherence according to board approved plans and Park District policy.

Accountable for the establishment and evaluation of goals for assigned recreational categories. Ensures that goals and objectives are in alignment with Park District wide goals and objectives

Oversee (plans, organizes, directs) Athletics Programming; provides leadership to reporting supervisors ensuring that overall objectives are met on a consistent basis.

Guide/Advise supervisors in the evaluation of Athletics programs for success based upon content, staff performance, enrollment, revenue and overall program success.

Assist in managing and planning Park District facility usage. Responsible for optimizing building usage.

Supervises all facilities in coordination with on-site staff acting as point person for any staffing and/or maintenance issues.

Act as Affiliate Liaison to outside sports organizations; Inclusive of rental/scheduling/coordination of Park District fields for outside sports organizations.

Accountable for managing to the Field Facility Allocation & Usage Policy. Approves all Facility and Athletic Field Use Applications.

Works collaboratively with Recreation team members to ensure facilities run efficiently and provide the highest level of customer service to the community.

Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative relationships with contractors and outside vendors. Accountable for securing required documentation and program agreements from contractors.

Handle all inquiries and concerns from community members/participants as representative of Park District Recreation in a timely manner.

Accountable for record keeping of all safety compliance and incident reporting procedures as well as other operational information in compliance with Park District expectations.

Responsible for the management of employees including hiring, promotion, disciplinary action and termination. This also includes scheduling, training and performance evaluations.

Manages the purchasing of programming and/or facility supplies, services and equipment in accordance with Park District purchasing policy.

Works in coordination with all internal departments to reach overall strategic objectives of the Park District.

Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program.

Performs any additional related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: 5 years progressively responsible experience in recreational programming and management in recreation, facilities, athletics or related field.

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management or Administration, Leisure Studies, or related field.

2+years management experience.

Valid driver’s license required.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with agencies, business and community as a representative of the Park District.

Experience in managing departmental budgets.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Solid decision making ability.

Must have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Strong organizational and project management experience.

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Park District


Linda Shredl

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled