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 $45,000 - $48,000

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Position Summary:

The Athletic Supervisor supervises the District’s athletic programs to meet the community needs and interests. This includes planning, conducting, coordinating, and supervising the operations and part-time staff to provide services consistent with the District’s philosophy and policy. They will work closely with the other Athletic Supervisor and will focus on the following areas; Soccer (Youth & Adult), Volleyball (Youth & Adult), Softball (Adult), Baseball (Adult), Wrestling and Open Gyms.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Plans, coordinates, evaluates and maintains the overall responsibility for the District’s comprehensive athletics programming and services consistent with District philosophy and policy. • Prepares brochure copy and works cooperatively with the Marketing and Communications staff to issue program marketing vehicles, e.g., flyers, news releases, newsletters, etc. • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees and program volunteers. • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards. • Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; recommending system improvements. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; benchmarking state-of-the art practices, participating in professional societies. • Assist with the implementation of the District’s special events. • Follows and adheres to all safety guidelines • Other duties as assigned • *Job may be modified at any time.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation, Sport Management or related field from an accredited college or university and two years’ experience in the public sector recreation field. • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Attention to detail. Should be able to develop accurate written materials. • CPR/AED Certified and Valid Illinois Driver’s License

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Mike Contreras at

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 Downers Grove Park District


Mike Contreras

 Closing Date

January 3, 2020


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The Itasca Park District offers an internship to students pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation with a comprehensive experience within the agency's operation. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events, and maintenance/parks. The Intern will assist in several programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program manual development, contracts, and marketing. Intern will be required to work flexible hours including nights and weekends based on projects assigned.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

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 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.00 to $20.00/hour hiring range depending on experience

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The Skokie Park District's marketing department is seeking a part-time assistant who will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the district's social media presence.
There are perks to joining our team! All employees are offered a complimentary membership to our health club, Fitness First along with other facility usage benefits.

PAY: $16-$20/hour hiring range, depending on qualifications

HOURS: Hours are flexible, approximately 20 hours per week to include daytime, evening and weekend shifts.


Must be an adult, at least 18 years of age. Prefer Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, english or related field. Prefer at least one year related experience including online published work. Experience with professional photography and Photoshop along with video editing software required. Must be proficient in administering social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The individual we seek will be creative and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, must have strong customer service skills and be able to effectively work well with staff members and the general public. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. The district provides certification training if needed.


•Assists the Communications and Marketing Manager in creating new strategies for social media posts.

•Creates social media posts by: a) skillfully planning and executing photo shoots; b) interviewing program participants and staff and then shooting, editing, mixing and producing professional videos; c) writing, editing and integrating clean, creative copy into media posts.

•Attends district's programs and events, and visits facilities and parks, shooting photographs for use in all marketing departments materials, print and online.

•Electronically catalogues all new photos in the digital marketing department photo library.

•Actively researches new trends in technology and software for utilization in general digital marketing and social media.

•Assists the marketing department staff with projects as assigned.

•Attends departmental meetings and district trainings as assigned.


Use the link below to complete online employment application and attach resume.

Questions about this position may be directed to Jim Bottorff, Communications and Marketing Manager.

p: 847-674-1500, extension 2171


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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 an hour

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TITLE: Recreation Intern (FLSA non-exempt) R 2.19

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities


Enrolled in a practicum/seminar class at a community college or university.

Student must have university or community college approval prior to beginning work at the Wheeling Park District.

Part-time experience working in a park district or recreation setting is preferred.


Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in pursuing a full-time career in the field of Recreation & Parks.

Complete formal application process including cover letter, resume and interview with the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities.

Students must provide own housing and transportation.


The Wheeling Park District offers internships for university students majoring in Parks & Recreation, or a related major. The program is designed to provide the intern with first-hand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment. Under the supervision and guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs & Facilities the intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, programming, facility management and special events based on the interest of the intern and needs of the park district.


This position can expect a normal workweek of 40 hours per week.

The hours of work shall be designated by the immediate supervisor as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job.

Interns are required to work according to program/facility hours of operation. This may include being on duty whenever a need exists for their services.


-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work, and safety rules.

-Comply with all District/Department policies and procedures.

-Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements.

-Attend recreation staff meetings.

-Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.

-Prepare and submit reports as required by university program requirements.

-Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs, special events and assisting at various facilities.

-Work on a special project (Unplug at the Park) and any other projects as required by university program requirements.

-Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting.

-Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.

-Participates in required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Wheeling Park District.

-Develop a positive rapport with the Wheeling Community. Supports & exhibits the established organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Work as scheduled.


-Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

-Attends all meetings when appropriate.


$10.00 an hour


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 Wheeling Park District


Jennifer Sweeney

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.00-$20.00 DOQ

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Enjoy working outdoors? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Park Specialist/Grounds position. This is a skilled classification; which requires a greater technical knowledge, specialized skill set, or previous experience in park and general horticulture, maintenance, and operations. We offer a generous benefit package including low to no cost health insurance and dental insurance, IMRF retirement plan, wellness incentive and free facility memberships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operate and maintain various equipment; including but not limited to mowers, tractors, skid steers, and vehicles. Utilize a variety of hand and power tools and small engine equipment. Inspects, report, remedy, repair any hazards, damage, vandalism and unsafe conditions for any recreation facility that includes but is not limited to buildings, pavilions/shelters, parks, playgrounds, and courts. Perform preventative maintenance of District equipment, machinery,and various components of the District system. Rakes, gathers, loads, and hauls refuse and cuts vegetation from parks and recreational facilities in order to clean park grounds, structures and playing fields of trash and rubbish. General turf and landscape maintenance including but is not limited to trimming, pruning, planting, watering, mowing, weed control, restoration and fertilization. Apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides safely and in accordance with procedures. Perform manual labor. Demonstrates, supports, and enforce park district customer service standards. Safely operate district vehicles and equipment. Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license required. Specialized skill, knowledge, or trade skill regarding the maintenance and operation of landscape management, Illinois area plant identification and care, turf and athletic field maintenance and care. Ability and willingness to follow direction and work independently. Ability and willingness to work independently with little supervision, as a team member on a crew, and be able to direct the work of and oversee full-time, seasonal, or temporary staff. Pesticide Operations license required or the ability to certify within 6 months of hire.

Interested applicants should go to to apply. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled