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 $75,000 - $105,000 DOQ

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The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Park District and is responsible for the implementation of District policies and the overall management of the District’s park and recreation system. The primary function of the Executive Director is to carry out the District’s statutory responsibilities and to enact and follow the policies adopted by the District’s Board of Commissioners. S/he shall be the administrative head of all department heads and divisions of the District, in regard to recreation programming, personnel management, facility development, and business management. The Executive Director shall be the official intermediary for all communications between the employees of the District and the Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.

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The Executive Director directly supervises the Superintendent of Recreation, Superintendent of Parks, Business Manager, Administrative Services Manager and the Superintendent of Early Care & Preschool Academy and indirectly supervises all other Park District employees.

The 2017 Equalized Assessed Valuation was $520,810,243; the total budget for 2018 is $2.9 million.


The ideal candidate must possess:

• A BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university or Parks & Recreation Administration, or closely related field of study.

• Minimum of 5 years as a Director or related experience in an upper management/administrative position, preferably in the field of Parks and Recreation.

• Must possess or ascertain a Certified Park’s and Recreation Professional certificate within one year of commencing employment with the District and maintain such certificate throughout employment with the District.


The hiring salary range is $75,000 - $105,000; starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a compensation benefits package which includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and IMRF retirement participation. The Benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days and holidays.


Candidates should apply via U.S. Postal mail service only (e-mail submissions will not be accepted) with the following requirements:

• Cover letter • Norridge Park District Application ( • Resume • Contact information for three (3) professional references

All Resumes must be postmarked by Friday, February 15, 2019.

Resume and all requirements should be sent to:

Norridge Park District

4631 N. Overhill Avenue

Norridge, Illinois 60706

Attn. Judy Guzaldo, President, Board of Commissioners

The Norridge Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Norridge Park District


Monica Slonski

 Closing Date

February 15, 2019


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Position Summary

The Superintendent of Recreation is appointed by and reports to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for the overall administration of the Recreation Department. This includes but is not limited to managing department functions and operations, fiscal management, and the maintenance and development of the District’s recreation programs, events, and services. Additional duties include building cooperative partnerships with community groups, affiliates and athletics, special interest groups, and District personnel. Current programming areas within the Recreation Department include preschool, parent/tot, early childhood, youth and teen, athletics, cultural arts, aquatics, gymnastics, fitness classes, summer camps, and special events.

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess: • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • CPRP preferred. • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive experience in parks and recreation or comparable experience. • Minimum five (5) of these years with management of full time staff and leadership experience.

Compensation and Benefits

The hiring salary range is $92,700-$101,970; starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). The Park District benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days, holidays, sick leave, and potential for annual merit increases.

How to Apply

•Review position announcement brochure . • Candidates should apply online at here with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. • First review of candidates will begin on February 15. • For more information contact Peter Cahill, Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects, at 847.496.6262 or • Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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General Description:

The intern position is responsible for working within the recreation department to assist with all types of projects, events, and programs in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the recreation student’s university curriculum. The internship will include experience in all areas within the field of parks and recreation including administration, facility management, aquatics, special events and programming for all ages.


 Candidate must be at least 18 years of age or older.  Candidate must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field.  Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.  Candidate must possess excellent public relation and leaderships skills.  Candidate must be available for flexible hours during the season in which he or she is employed.

Special Considerations:

 Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Most work is performed in an office, but will also involve working outdoors in varying weather conditions.  This position will require working a variety of hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Please complete online application at and submit a resume. Questions? Contact Laura Cavazos at 630-964-3410 or

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 Lisle Park District


Laura Cavazos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $43,500 to $52,000 starting range depending on qualifications

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Position: Weber Leisure Center Recreation Services Supervisor - Full-time

Pay: $43,500 to $52,000 to start, depending on education and experience. This is an exempt position.


Education:Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Sports Management or a related field. Experience: Position requires a minimum of two (2) years of recreational programming experience and supervisory experience. Certifications: Prefer Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP). Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certifications. CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor certification preferred.


The Weber Leisure Center Recreation Services Supervisor is responsible for planning, developing and managing Weber Leisure Center athletic programming for tots, preschool-aged children, school-aged children and families. Duties include birthday party programming, special events and other facility recreational programming. Manages the Weber Center Gymnasium operations and Kids First childcare room. Supervises the District's general summer sports camp programs which includes Outdoor Sports Camp, Indoor Sports Camp, Little Athletes and some of the District's extended care camp programs.

Hires, trains, evaluates, schedules and supervises the Kids First childcare staff, gymnasium staff, athletic instructors, birthday party staff and summer camp staff. Plans, implements and evaluates Weber Leisure Center recreational programming to ensure programs meet the needs of the community. Develops new general interest programs and special events for all age groups to maximize the use and revenue of Weber Leisure Center programming rooms. Responsible for developing, planning, overseeing and evaluating summer camp programs. Assists with District-wide special events that occur throughout the year. Conducts regular staff meetings. Oversees the budget for areas of responsibility. Purchases the necessary program supplies. Strives to maintain a high level of customer service, both internal and external. This position is on-call for building emergencies and performs other duties as assigned.

To apply:

Apply online and please attach your resume to your online application. Interviewing will begin immediately, so apply as soon as possible. Go to, select the "jobs" tab on the top toolbar to access our application or use the following link:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $30,000-$45,000/annually plus benefits

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Duties:The Athletic Supervisor is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. The Athletic Supervisor is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all athletic programs: youth, adult, special events, instructional programs, sports camps and gymnastics. Supervise, maintain and facilitate all daily operations of Commissioner’s Park Concession Stand and four softball fields. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating all athletic staff: instructors, site supervisors, concession attendants and officials. This position will work a minimum of forty hours a week, Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends as required.

Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of experience at the supervisory level with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field preferred, certification as a CPRP desirable. Valid Illinois Drivers License required. Certified as a National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) instructor or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Certificate for the completion of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Course or ability to obtain within first six months of employment. Good written and oral communication skills. Exceptional skills in working tactfully and harmoniously with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, department heads, Board of Commissioners and community supporters.

Contact: Please mail or e-mail cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: Greg Hooper, CPRP Superintendent of Recreation 12521 South Kostner Alsip, IL 60803

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 Alsip Park District


Greg Hooper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled