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 $15.00 per hour, DOQ

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, IL has openings for Assistant Facility Managers. As a four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year.

This position is part time, non-exempt and requires a flexible schedule that will include evenings and rotating weekends and holidays based on programs, activities, and facility needs. Successful candidates will have at least one year of customer service experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A person in this position will manage and maintain overall operations of the facility on weekday evenings, and weekends or other times as assigned in the absence of the Facility Manager. Perform opening and closing procedures as assigned. Resolve concerns, conflicts, and problems of guests. Assist customer service coordinators as needed. Oversee building security and respond to all facility emergencies, ensure guest and staff safety, aid in building/grounds maintenance duties as needed.


*One year experience in the recreation field. Experience in a health club advantageous.

*Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills.

*Knowledge and ability to utilize computer software programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), POS/Recreation software, and the Internet.

*Associate degree with an emphasis in recreation, leisure services, or a related field preferred.


We are seeking dedicated and energetic individuals with outstanding hospitality skills who love working with people. The position requires standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, and seeing; flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights, and weekends; subject to inside environmental conditions.

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Under the direct supervision of the Board of Commissioners, the Director of Parks & Recreation is responsible for the implementation of agency policy and the administrative management of the Park District. The primary function of the Director is to carry out agency statutory responsibilities and to authorize and follow policies approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Director serves as the administrative leader of Park District departments and enterprise funds for recreation programming, personnel management, business management, parks/facility operations, and capital projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Direct the activities of the Park District in accordance with the Illinois Park District Code and the policies established by the Board.

Recommend policies, plans, and programs, and provide Commissioners with information necessary to the Board’s policy making functions.

Supervise the provision of a broad program of recreation that meets the needs and desires of community residents.

Organize and supervise an efficient administrative structure for the Agency.

Oversee the development and maintenance of parks and facilities.

Guide the development and operation of revenue facilities.

Oversee goals and objectives for Park District operations and develop achievement strategies.

Coordinate the development of the Park District’s Annual Strategic Plan and comprehensive capital improvements program. Work with consultants when appropriate.

Work with the Board of Commissioners, Residents & Community Groups to implement methods of public input in the Park District’s planning/decision making process.

Develop and recommend to the Board an annual working budget, appropriation ordinance, prevailing wage ordinance, and tax levy ordinance following specific requirements and timelines.

Exercise sound business management by reviewing and analyzing current fiscal conditions and projecting financial needs and resources.

Coordinate with Commissioner efforts to receive federal, state, county, and local funds to assist in Agency operations.

Supervise preparation of grants from various state and federal programs related to parks and recreation.

Conduct staff meetings and establish staff training programs.

Explain and interpret Board policy to staff, enhancing Team capabilities and maintaining open and effective relations.

Work with Department Managers to determine current and future staffing needs and appropriate personnel allocations.

Recruit, interview, and recommend staffing to Commissioners.

Serve as the Park District representative in providing public information media strategy regarding Board policies.

Promote greater understanding and support of Agency activities by participating and representing the Park District at governmental, civic, and community functions.

Be thoroughly familiar with the Illinois Park District Code and all Park District policies, as well as federal, state, and local statutes and ordinances, existing and proposed, that affect Agency operations.

Work with the Park District’s attorney in conjunction with Board established policies, procedures, and directives in handling Agency legal matters.

Be aware of and represent the Park District in matters pertaining to zoning changes, land development, Tax Increment Finance districts and related concerns that affect current and future Agency interests.

Make recommendations to Commissioners for potential land acquisition and facility development.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with the major course work in parks and recreation administration, finance/business management, public or business administration, or closely related fields of study. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Knowledge of Park District operations, fiscal procedures and budget planning/administration.

Ability to perform duties with sound judgement, integrity, vision, creativity, tact, courtesy and persistence.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to demonstrate a high level of performance.

Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with Commissioners, Staff, Residents, Participants, Community, and Media.

Ability to attend frequent meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours.

Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Passage of a criminal background check and drug/alcohol test.

Certification status as a Parks and Recreational Professional in accordance with the standards of the IAPD/IPRA and NRPA (certification must be obtained within one-year of employment.)


Salary including an excellent Benefit Package is commensurate with qualifications/experience.


Please submit Resume & Cover Letter to: Park District of Franklin Park Board of Commissioners via Maria Laskowski, Human Resources Manager


Park District of Franklin Park
9560 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Phone: 847-455-2852

Additional details about the responsibilities and scope of the Director of Parks & Recreation position will be included in the hiring process.

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 Park District of Franklin Park


Maria Laskowski

 Closing Date

December 1, 2021

 $70,000-$90,000 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

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Description: The Niles Park District is seeking a qualified Superintendent of Grounds. The position is responsible for the daily management and oversight of land, including parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees, assigns, and supervises the daily, yearly and routine duties and projects related to horticulture, grounds, landscaping, athletic fields, playgrounds, refuse removal.
  • Plans and supervises grounds maintenance, horticulture staffing pertaining to grounds, playgrounds, athletic field maintenance, improvements, upkeep, and snow removal.
  • Writes and prepares contract specifications for landscape maintenance from outside contractors.
  • Oversees contractor maintenance contracts for mowing, weed control, tree removal, and landscaping maintenance.
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and machinery.
  • Keeps records on all equipment and product used in the maintenance of operations.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates full time, part time, and seasonal staff.
  • Performs job safety and compliance with all District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.


  • Strong knowledge of horticulture, turf maintenance, grounds and athletic field maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of playground installation and repair.
  • Good knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment and repair.
  • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Associate of Arts/Associates of Science in Parks and Recreation, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years or more of demonstrated success in a parks maintenance position.
  • Valid Illinois Class "B" Driver's license with air brake qualifier.
  • Valid Illinois Pesticide Public Applicator License.
  • Valid Illinois Pesticide Operator License

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 Niles Park District


Tom Elenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Recreation Supervisor The Broadview Park District has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who is looking to make an impact in the community. They will create, promote, plan, and supervise recreational programming year round for early childhood, youth camp and adult programming. This person will also assist with new part time hires, training and supervising seasonal staff. This person works with local school personnel, special interest groups and community partners to coordinate facilities and programming needs. The position requires an energetic, flexible, creative, culturally competent individual who can multitask and lead. The position will require occasional weekend and weekend hours dependent on programs and events scheduled. The qualified applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, or a related field. Prior experience in the Recreation field is preferred. Applicant must successfully complete a background check and drug screening. Essential Job Functions: 1. Responsible for assisting in the organization, planning, operation and supervision of recreation programming. 2. Assist with the planning of all special events. 3. Assist with the creation of park publications and social media presence. 4. Assist in the moving, lifting, coordination and inventory of facility equipment. 5. Directly supervise and monitor recreation programs and events during event and program hours. 6. Personnel management, supervision, and evaluation of recreation instructors, part time staff, seasonal staff, volunteers and coaches during activities, programs and special events. 7. Assist in registration of programs and facility rentals while maintaining confidentiality of patrons. 8. Oversee the recording of data pertaining to recreation programs and operation for quarterly reporting. 9. Recruit, hire, assign, and schedule instructors, coaches and referees for activities. 10. Assist in the development of new community partnerships. 11. Assist in the development of the Broadview Park District activity calendar. 12. Develop and monitor budgets for programs and special events. Basic Requirements 1. Must have the ability to independently resolve problems and mediate when necessary. 2. Must have strong administrative skills and experience in training and supervision. 3. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel between multiple locations. 4. Must be highly organized, self motivated and have excellent communication skills. 5. Must have experience in data entry, word processing, and be social media savvy. 6. Must be able to attend department meetings to work toward creation of programming. 7. Must be able to work outdoors for during events and programs. 8. Must be able to perform moderately physically intensive tasks, potentially including and combination of the following: climbing, balancing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting up to 30 pounds, talking, substantial movements, (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

The Broadview Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

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 Broadview Park District


Brian Dawson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 for direct programming

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The Intern is responsible for planning and carrying out therapeutic recreation programs.


  1. Pursuing Associates degree, Bachelor's degree preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Related experience will be considered.

  2. Knowledge and ability to plan, supervise and evaluate recreation programs and special events for persons with disabilities.

  3. Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

  4. Pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol test required.


  1. To supervise, plan and evaluate weekly programs, day camps, cooperative programs and special events as assigned by the Intern Supervisor.

  2. To assist with the inclusion process as well as work some inclusions.

  3. To assist in the selection of programs to be offered each season.

  4. To involve participants in the program planning process.

  5. To act upon requests, suggestions by participants and parents concerning recreation services.

  6. To assist in orientations and training of seasonal staff and volunteers.

  7. To prepare budget estimates, routine, and special reports for the Superintendent.

  8. To prepare program information for flyers, brochures, and news releases.

  9. To participate in agency fundraising events and public relations activities.

Safety Duties:

  1. To actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents.

  2. To obey and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program that are pertinent to the activities conducted.

  3. To conduct routine documented safety inspections of their designated areas of responsibility.

  4. To promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor.

  5. To provide adequate job training and instruction on safety rules, safety equipment, and protective devices for program staff and volunteers.


SITTING: intermittent 20-25 hrs/week (desk & vehicle)

CROUCHING: to lift participant or equipment up to 300 pounds, with assistance of other staff

LIFTING: lifting and carrying items up to 50 lbs. for a distance of 300 ft.

TRANSPORTATION: ability to get to and from programs and office

PARTICIPATION: ability to participate in program activities 15-30 hrs/week i.e. swim, bowl, sports

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 South Suburban Special Recreation Association


Heather Specht

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled