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 Hiring range: $36,000 – $43,000

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Function - The Recreation Coordinator’s role is to plan, lead, and evaluate assigned recreation and leisure programs, as well as to assist with Inclusive practices.

Supervision - The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Inclusion Manager.


  • To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week.

  • To plan and coordinate seasonal programs for teens and adults which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs.

  • To assist the Inclusion Manager in promoting, implementing and evaluating SEASPAR’s inclusive practices with our member entities.

  • To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities.

  • To contact residents of group homes within SEASPAR’s member communities to encourage program participation.

  • To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events.

  • To develop and implement Programs for Veteran’s with a focus on the Home Front Health program.

  • To act as the liaison to SEASPAR's Drop-In Center program.

  • To contact vocational workshops, nursing homes and senior care facilities within SEASPAR’s member communities to offer assistance in coordinating the development, implementation, and evaluation of supplemental recreation programs for their residents

  • To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formation and management of the recreation department budget.

  • To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program.

  • To prepare and present reports relevant to job duties.

  • To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials.

  • Obtain and maintain certifications in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others.

  • To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes.

  • To monitor local, state, and national trends relevant to SEASPAR functions.

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions; Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits:

  • The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure.

  • The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

  • The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests.

  • The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations.

  • The knowledge of current inclusive practices.

  • The knowledge of basic supervisory principles.

  • The knowledge of current employment laws and practices.

  • The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations.

  • The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

  • The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use.

  • The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas.

  • The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives.

  • The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing.

  • The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility.

  • The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress.

  • The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety.

  • The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical and drug test.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

February 10, 2020


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Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelor's degree in recreation or related field. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Duties: The Lisle Park District is offering a summer internship to a motivated student pursuing a degree in recreation or related field. The internship will include experience in all areas within the field of parks and recreation including, administration, facility management, aquatics, special events, programming for all ages, and budgeting. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am to 5:00pm plus some evenings and weekends as needed.

Please attach a resume to your online application to be considered.

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 Lisle Park District


Laura Cavazos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $39,640 - $45,000, DOQ

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JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for all administrative services for the Division Superintendents of Special Facilities and Leisure Services as well as general administrative support for Special Facilities and Leisure Services staff as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a High School Diploma and some college is highly desirable. At least 3 years of relevant work experience and prior experience supporting senior management desired. Ability to accurately type around 50 wpm along with ability to transcribe recorded dictation preferred. Advanced knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is a must. Excellent communication & organizational skills and strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) are required. Professional certifications and/or active membership in a professional association desired. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full time, year-round position. Daily schedule will vary based on facility hours of operation which will include nights and weekends based on program and facility needs. Target hiring range is $39,640-$45,000, DOQ (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO, Dental Coverage, Prescription Coverage, Vision Reimbursement Program, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF), Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF), 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan, Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement, Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits.

APPLY ONLINE: Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15 - $18/Hour

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The Parks Specialist II is a basic labor and maintenance position that receives direction from the Parks Foreman or the Superintendent of Parks & Planning. Employees in this class perform routine tasks which require skill usually acquired through on-the-job training. The Parks Specialist II is a member of the Parks Department staff and works to maintain District buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment. Successful applicants must be available to work weekends and evening hours.


• Minimum of high school degree; or three years of grounds keeping experience or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. • Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing skills. • Knowledge of operations, services and activities of grounds and facilities operations and equipment maintenance. • Knowledge of general maintenance of athletic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds and other facilities of the District. • Two years of responsible experience in a park agency, landscaping business, golf course, nursery, school district operations or other applicable work experience related to grounds or facility maintenance operations. • Valid IL driver’s license. • Successful applicant must, be a minimum of 18 years of age.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks.

• Safely drives the park district pick-up trucks. • Safely operates tractors, mowing equipment, and machinery used in parks maintenance. • Paints equipment and facilities of the District. • Inspects parks and facilities operated by the District and participates in maintenance, repairs or appropriate activities. • Prepares grounds for special events initiated by the District. • Plants and trims trees and shrubs. • Removes all garbage and refuse materials from parks and playgrounds. • Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. • Dragging and marking lines on sports fields. • Must be available to work weekends and evening hours. • Is available for call-outs as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Per American with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:

• Ability to perform manual labor work functions indoors and outdoors, sometimes under adverse weather conditions. • Ability to bend and safely lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds • Ability to sit, stoop, bend, kneel or stand for prolonged periods of time.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Becomes thoroughly familiar with the Safety Manual contents. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Inspects work areas (use checklist) for compliance with safe work practices and rules. • Properly orients new employees. Provides good job instruction training and in-service training to current employees. • Enforces safety rules and improve employee and public knowledge of the same by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions. • Reports and investigates accidents. Provides medical authorization for injured employees to obtain medical care. • Makes sure necessary safety equipment and protective devices for each job or program are available, used, and properly maintained. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the supervisor. • Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents. • Takes corrective action for any unsafe condition that is observed which could adversely affect the safety of an employee, volunteer or program participant. • Avoids engaging in any horseplay and refrains from distracting others and keep children from doing the same. • Continually observes and evaluates work conditions and work procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions and practices. • Pays strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s) and general facility.

Roselle 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 and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

Applicants must apply online at

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 Roselle Park District


NIcholas Kapetan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $72,000 Annually+ DOQ

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Overall Job Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent is responsible for all day-to-day operations for finance, human resources, information systems (IT) and safety through application of policies, procedures, reporting systems, etc. The Superintendent is also responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of the District’s strategies, initiatives, training, business plans, master plans, capital improvement plans, strategic plans, policies, procedures, etc. to meet the goals of the Addison Park District (the “District”). The Superintendent is on call (as needed), must attend all Board Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings and will be responsible for supervising, training, coaching and leading full-time and part-time employees in the Business Department. This is an at-will position.

Financial Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day financial operations and ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, while implementing the appropriate policies, procedures, checks and balances. The Superintendent also oversees the District’s general accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable operations. While working closely with the District’s Finance Manager, the Superintendent manages the District’s bond payments and investments for optimal return and necessary liquidity.

Human Resources/Safety Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is also responsible for overall management and day-to-day operations of the District’s human resources and risk management functions. The Superintendent is also responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing policy implementation, compensation, benefits administration, payroll, professional development, coaching, training and legal compliance, while working closely with the Human Resource Generalist. In addition, the Superintendent, while working closely with the Safety Coordinator, oversees the District’s Risk Management program, in many different areas, including, but not limited to areas of employment practices, workmen’s compensation, unemployment, property and casualty, liability and general safety.


• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Preference given to candidates with a Master’s in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of full-time experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of supervising staff. • Must have extensive and proven knowledge in government finance, human resources, public administration, organizational development or related experience. • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability to adapt, learn and understand various District software. • Must have strong leadership skills with exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, human relations and long range planning skills. • Must have a valid Illinois State Driver’s License and willing to travel to meetings, training and seminars on and off the District’s campus. • May need to be Red Cross CPR and AED Certified depending on current staff (District provided).

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 Addison Park District


Jennifer Hermonson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled