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CRETE PARK DISTRICT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Village of Crete is a community rather unique to the Chicago metropolitan area. Located just 30 miles south of the Loop in Will County, Crete has maintained its small-town charm while with nearly 8,500 residents. Crete Park District follows the Village boundaries and has over 130 acres of beautiful parks, lush natural preserved areas, bike and pedestrian trail, skate park, ballet studio, along with outstanding softball/soccer fields. Crete Park District budget is 1.2 million with 6 full-time employees.

All applications must apply by submitting a current resume and 3 letters of recommendation to Board President, Linda Johnson at Please mark the subject line as Executive Director Search.

Crete Park Mission Statement: The mission of Crete Park District is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in the community through the provision of services, facilities and programs which improve the quality of life for residents of Crete and surrounding areas.

General Definition of Work: Performs complex professional work managing the District’s Parks and Recreation programs, personnel and facilities, and related work as apparent or assigned. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the District.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions: Directs the general administration of the department; makes recommendations for the district's vision and direction; collaborates with subordinates and administers direction.

Prepares, administers, coordinates and monitors budget, revenues and expenses; manages preparation of bid specifications, purchasing, research, and makes recommendations; provides direction to staff in spending practices and overall budget practices.

Manages Crete Park District staff, including hiring and disciplinary action recommendations. Details in coaching, mentoring, team building, counseling, scheduling; makes recommendations for staff additions or reductions, daily direction, and serves as a positive role model.

Provides goal setting, both short and long range, policy development, implementation and administration for the department; communicates closely with the Village of Crete personnel to support community issues and direction.

Collaborates with staff to guarantee the District's Mission is accomplished, and to ensure the well-being and needs of the staff, residents and businesses are met; communicates effectively with staff and board members; resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the future of the Park District’s vision is achieved through proper planning and technology innovations.

Serves as the Crete District Park liaison in working with the community in coordinating efforts and fostering partnerships with area organizations, public agencies and businesses.

Coordinates the design, acquisition, planning and construction of parks and facilities; applies for and administers grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A broad knowledge of principles and methods of park and recreation planning and development; ability to assume management responsibility of all parks related facilities.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with governmental officials, volunteers, community groups, associates and the general public. Cooperates with and interprets recreational philosophies to said groups.

Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the activities of personnel involved in a well-rounded recreation program; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare and present detailed reports.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree required with coursework in parks and recreation, or a related field. Experience managing parks and recreation operations and personnel. NRPA Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

All applications must apply by submitting a current resume and 3 letters of recommendation to Board President, Linda Johnson at Please mark the subject line as Executive Director Search.

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 Crete Park District


Linda Johnson

 Closing Date

September 25, 2020

 $43,000 to $51,000 hiring range

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The Skokie Park District has immediate openings for two (2) full-time Recreation Supervisors. One supervisor will work out of the Weber Leisure Center, the other will work out of the Oakton Community Center.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Education or a closely related field is required.

Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of recreational programming and supervisory experience. School age before/after school programming experience a plus.

Certifications: Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License and possess a reliable mode of transportation to visit various school and camp sites during the work day.

Other Qualifications: Must possess excellent organizational, communication, leadership, presentation and customer service skills


Responsibilities include working collaboratively to administer, develop, coordinate, implement and promote the District's before, after school and school day off childcare programming, assigned summer camps, special events and other facility specific recreational programming. Hires, trains, evaluates and schedules recreational programming staff that includes instructors, staff for the before and or after school and day off school-aged childcare program and summer camp staff. Approves and submits staff payroll for area of responsibility. Develops new general interest recreational programs and special events for all age groups. Works with facility manager to prepare the annual budget for areas of responsibility; reviews and monitors monthly budget reports to ensure that programs are meeting budget goals. Works with the Marketing Department to promote programs, camps and special events. Issues newsletters and is responsible for writing and proofing seasonal brochure content for area of responsibility. Purchases program materials and supplies. Conducts regular staff meetings with supervisory staff as well as all other programming staff under supervision. Assists with District-wide special events that include the 4th of July, Festival of Cultures, Backlot Bash and other events and programs. Greets and interacts with the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner. Performs other duties as assigned.


Complete online employment application as soon as possible as interviewing will begin promptly. Include resume with application. Use link to apply:

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: Hours: Hours vary, including weekends and evenings
Salary: $60,000 Plus Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be dependable and reliable with a strong sense of safety and responsibility to oversee pool operations, aquatic programming and the care of our guests. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field with a minimum of five to seven years of progressive aquatic management experience or equivalent experience and/or training, with proven experience in aquatics programming and operations and at least four years of staff supervision and management. AFO or CPO certification required. The ideal candidate will hold or be able to obtain a certification as an Ellis or Star Guard trainer. Knowledgeable in IDPH and PDRMA regulations related to aquatic operations, water chemistry, etc. Excellent customer service skills, along with strong and effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong math skills with previous budgeting experience required. Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite with aptitude to learn other applications. Experience in RecTrac Recreation and Munis software is a plus. Must have strong organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Revenue Facilities, the Aquatic General Manager is responsible for year-round aquatics management of the Vaughan Athletic Center and seasonal operations of Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center and Splash Country Waterpark. This includes supervision of lifeguards, aquatic programming, aquatic maintenance, marketing, budgeting, purchasing, facility scheduling, Riptides Swim Team, and special events. The Aquatic Manager is responsible for ensuring quality customer service while providing a clean and safe environment. Also responsible for working with marketing to develop a marketing plan and social media platform to promote new and revised programs, provide financial reports and perform evaluations and assessments as related to memberships, fees, programs, community needs, and any correspondence needed. Duties also include supervision of all physical elements of aquatic maintenance such as water chemistry, plumbing, electrical, and ordering chemical supplies, inspections of all aquatic features, monitoring and adjusting controls and recording water chemistry tests. The Aquatics General Manager is responsible for all IDPH code compliance as well as PDRMA risk management review requirements. The Aquatic manager directly manages the full-time Assistant Aquatic Manager, Aquatic Maintenance staff, and part-time IMRF Assistant Aquatic Manager. This position is at-will and hours will vary depending on the season and need.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

September 3, 2020

 $21.73, Commensurate with experience

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Mundelein Park and Recreation District is seeking a responsible, positive and energetic individual to fill a Park and Facility Maintenance position. This position is responsible for performing a variety of park & facility maintenance duties to maintain and/or repair District properties and equipment. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position. QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or GED and two years experience in field related to building and/or grounds maintenance is preferred. Basic knowledge and experience in maintenance and basic supervision skills are required. A valid Illinois State Driver’s license (class C) is required, CDL preferred. Ability to obtain/maintain IL Pesticide Operator License. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Installs, maintains, and repairs general landscape throughout the Park District. Perform planting, removal, trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs at parks and facilities. Inspects, maintains and repairs site amenities such as picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, fencing, signage, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields. Operate tools, equipment and vehicles necessary to perform duties. Participate in maintenance of all equipment, tools and housekeeping at work areas. General road repair, asphalt patching and gravel road maintenance. Snow removal from park walks, drives and ice rinks. Assist with repair of District buildings, roofs, doors, windows, painting, electrical or plumbing work as assigned. Assist with District construction projects. Assist with custodial tasks at District facilities. Participate in the District’s safety and training program. Lead seasonal and community service staff as assigned by supervisor. Communicate progress, status, or problems with assignments to supervisor. Perform other related duties as assigned. Mundelein Park and Recreation District offers an excellent work environment and benefits package in addition to wage per hour. Mundelein Park and Recreation District is an EOE. To apply visit

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 Mundelein Park & Recreation Dist.


Derek Solberg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Starting Salary: $16.00/hr plus IMRF benefits

Position: Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator

Summary: Under the guidance of the Recreation Supervisor, the Site Coordinator will be responsible for the specific programming and management of a before/after school site.

Supervisor: The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director.

Qualifications: The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma and preferably an Associates Degree in Education, Recreation or a related field; 3 years experience in school age programming; criminal background clearance; current CPR and First Aid certifications; experience in supervising staff or volunteers, strong leadership skills, and the ability to accurately maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively with participants, parents, staff and school district personnel; and clearly and concisely present ideas and recommendations orally and in writing.

Essential Functions: 1. Create, organize, promote and conduct a variety of recreational activities such as: arts & crafts, sports, music, dance, games, nutrition, nature activities, special events, social activities, outdoor play and homework time. 2. Account for sign in of all participants in before/after school program and knowing their whereabouts.  Prepare sign in/out sheets and attendance forms  Check voice mail message for absences/ train staff to do so as well, in case you are absent.  Communicate with school staff/ office – obtain daily absence lists  If a child does not show up, contact parent/guardian.  If snow day/ bad weather occurs, check in with Recreation Supervisor and notify other staff 3. Supervise and help train staff.  Hold monthly meetings with staff – must turn in agenda to Recreation Supervisor  Set staff schedule, according to availability – approves day off requests (only if site is covered)  Model correct behavior – actions, language and dress code  Responsible for any FVSRA staff, you should treat them as part of your staff team.  Distribute staff memos or information to staff.  Keep them aware of any medical conditions or allergies a participant may have.  Check over time sheets for accuracy and initials them  Monitor staff to participant ratios, if there is extra staff at the site - call Supervisor to see if they are needed elsewhere, if not they should be sent home.  Inspire confidence and enthusiasm in staff and encourages teamwork  Completes evaluations on staff and communicates about positive attributes and areas in need of improvement, help to set goals 4. Responsible for the planning of all curriculum.  Create a monthly calendar (typed) for site  Writes a monthly newsletter  Follows budgeted amount for supplies and planned activities  Inventories all supplies and submits requests for supplies to Recreation Supervisor at least 1 week in advance  Daily schedule of activities  Staff responsibilities for each day 5. Handle initial contacts with parents.  Greets parents when dropping off or picking up children  Ensures all participants are signed in AM care by a parent and in PM care they are signed out by an authorized adult – NO EXCEPTIONS  Keeps parents informed about their children reporting positive behaviors, accidents/ incidents or any other important information  Develops a good rapport with parents and participants  Notify parents if a participant is feeling ill, they should be picked up if they have a fever or are physically ill.  Works with parents in correcting any behavior issues  Responsible for distributing payment forms, memos, newsletters or behavior reports to parents  Follow up with any questions or concerns a parent may have  Inform Recreation Supervisor of any problem parents they may have 6. Attend staff training and Site-Coordinator meetings. 7. Stop by administrative offices Monday, Wednesday, Friday of each week.  Picks up materials from mailbox  Picks up snacks and supplies for site  Turns in weekly attendance and sign in/out sheets  Turns in any accident/ incident reports, behavior reports or late pick-ups within 24 hours  Turns in timesheets on every other Friday  Turns in copy of newsletter, monthly calendar, monthly staff meeting agenda 8. Maintain good relationships and effective communication with:  District 304 personnel  AM/PM Site Coordinator – share information about suspensions, school information, parent information or staff issues  Staff – You all need to work together and stay on the same page  Supervisor – keep informed of all situations (accidents, confrontations) no matter how minor, concerning staff, district staff, participants or parents 9. Follow procedures to maintain safety at site.  Maintain up to date information in the Emergency/Information Binder  Keep forms up to date- make sure copies are made when getting low  Keep phone message log up to date  Charge phone on daily basis – phone is to remain at site at all times (when programs hours are over, phone should be turned off and locked up)  Keep phone on you at all times during program hours  Practice Fire and Tornado drill and record in log  Know where first aid kit is and be sure to keep it well stocked  Properly store and administer medication to participants according to policy – check for original labels and expiration dates. Complete documentation for administering medicine 10. Work Day Off trips, Winter and Spring camps and helps with other sites when needed 11. Other duties as assigned

Safety Program: 1. Understand the Park District’s safety procedures and requirements. This includes Completion and follow-through on all accident reports, emergency safety procedures, reporting of hazardous equipment, facilities or conditions and the conduct of any employee under his/her supervision. Reports all incidents and potential hazards to the Recreation Supervisor as soon as possible. 2. Attend safety certification classes as assigned.

Marginal Functions: 1. Meet with Recreation Supervisor to assist in developing the annual budget each January/February.

Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to operate Park District vehicles. 2. Handling Park District materials up to 50 pounds. Assistance will be provided when necessary.

Cognitive Considerations: 1. The Kids’ Zone Site Coordinator must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in accordance with the mission of the Park District. 2. Demonstrate strong leadership skills when dealing with assistant site coordinator and group leaders and participants.

End Result Successful performance in this position will develop a strong before/afterschool program, where participants are excited to return day after day. Site coordinator will maintain a motivated staff, enthusiastic to plan new activities.  Staff will increase their leadership skills  Staff will be able to work with little or no direction  Participants will be excited about each day  Parent and participants will feel safe  Good rapport will be developed between staff and school, staff and parents and staff and participants The success of the program directly relates to this position. Job duties and responsibilities may change as needed to create a quality program.

To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to Kelly Wales

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 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled