Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2018 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide

IPRA Job Board

 Search By Agency

 Starting Salary $42,000-$48,000

Job description fade

Salary Range: $42,000.00-$57,000.00

Starting Salary Range: $42,000.00-$48,000.00 (Note: Must be within the first 40% of the Salary Range.)

Working Hours: The Athletic Manager is a Full Time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, including ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Summary: The Athletic Manager is responsible for managing all children, youth and adult athletic programs, camps, special events, leagues, platform tennis program and facility, park rentals, intergovernmental and private school utilization and scheduling, and batting cage reservations for the Park District, directly managing program and facility staff and volunteers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in park and recreation or closely related field. A minimum of 3 years experience in recreation programming management with preference given to those individuals with a parks and recreation background. Basic knowledge of computers. A valid Illinois State Driver License (Class D). Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) within 1 year.

Immediate Supervisor: The Athletic Manager reports to the Superintendent of Recreation. All athletic & platform tennis contractors; seasonal program, platform tennis, and facility rental staff, and volunteers reports directly to the Athletic Manager.

Essential Functions:
1. Prepare board reports, financial reports, and administrative reports for the board and/or committee meetings. 2. Communicate with the Superintendent of Recreation regularly on Park District matters. 3. Prepare and maintain the fiscal control of the recreation department budget in the areas of athletic programs, special events, camps, leagues, platform tennis, and park and facility rental operations. 4. Prepare payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. 5. Plan and prepare performance appraisals. 6. Recruit, hire, train, and coach employment of Park District personnel. 7. Directly manage all athletic children, youth and adult programs, special events, and leagues. Develop, implement, and directly manage program curriculum. 8. Develop, implement, and directly manage leagues, including but not limited to Softball, Volleyball, Bocce, Platform Tennis, and Pickleball. 9. Directly manage all seasonal program staff & volunteers, and directly supervise athletic contractors. 10. Directly purchase all program supplies. 11. Directly manage the travel and recreation basketball programs. Serve as the liaison on the Youth Basketball Committee. 12. Serve as the liaison with all youth sport organizations. Regularly meet with organizations to schedule field needs and special events. Establish field use and light use schedule in accordance with the Park District Field Use Policy. Submit monthly invoices for field and light use. 13. Develop, implement, and directly manage the platform tennis program, including: membership, house and travel leagues (levels, flights, rankings), special events, and lessons. Directly supervise platform tennis pros, contractors, and volunteers. Serve as the liaison on the Platform Tennis Committee. 14. Directly manage the rentals for all parks and facilities. Directly manage facility rental staff. 15. Work with the Communications & Marketing Supervisor to effectively market all athletic programs, camps, special events, leagues, and platform tennis. Develop and submit seasonal Fun Guide, monthly newsletter, fliers, and social media information to the Communication and Marketing Supervisor. Solicit youth basketball program sponsors. 16. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. 17. Collaborate and coordinate program space with local schools.
18. Research, utilize, and manage current software for batting cages, rankings, and scheduling. 19. Promote a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. 20. Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Marginal Functions: 1. Attend Park District meetings as necessary. 2. Conduct regular staff meetings. 3. Represent the Park District in various public forums. 4. Assist the registration desk with registration and customer service. 5. Substitute for the Superintendent of Recreation, Administrative Assistant, or program staff if they are unable to perform their work.

Psychological Considerations: 1. Must provide team leadership. 2. Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. 3. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. 4. Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. 5. Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.

Physiological Considerations: 1. Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. 2. Drive a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. 3. Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Considerations: May be exposed to the elements when driving to meetings, supervising a program, or at an outdoor site; these conditions include lighting, humidity, and temperature.

Cognitive Considerations: The Athletic Manager must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

Read More

 River Forest Park District


Karen Stille

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12 - $15 / hour

Job description fade


Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Assistant performs a wide range of administrative duties in relation to Kid’s Zone (Before & After School Program), Friendship Station Preschool, and seasonal camps.


The Recreation Assistant reports to the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


The Recreation Assistant must have a minimum of a high school diploma, experience in public relations, customer service and office work or a combination of education, experience and training which provides the following required knowledge and skills; modern office support skills and procedures; standard methods of filing; clear writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary; establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality services to internal and external customers; use initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines; prioritize and coordinate work activities; compose routine correspondence, board material and other documents; make accurate arithmetic calculations; maintain confidentiality of work.

Hours: Shifts range between the hours of 6am and 6:30pm.

Essential Functions:

  1. Answer phones and greet Geneva Park District patrons in a pleasant and cheerful manner.

  2. Process program registration forms and all other follow up requirements of registration including class input procedures.

  3. Liaison to school district in providing weekly student enrollments.

  4. Process all change and withdrawal forms accurately and update all necessary documentation.

  5. Maintain accurate master schedules, including sign-in/attendance sheets for all sites.

  6. Process and update all waitlists.

  7. Maintain accurate and organized files.

  8. Accurately respond to all customer concerns/questions in a timely manner displaying superior customer service skills.

  9. Assist with necessary typing as assigned by supervisor.

  10. Assist with weekly/monthly newsletters.

  11. Additional clerical work related to organizing files and scanning forms.

  12. Keep front desk, workroom, and hallway/bulletin board areas organized and updated with current information.

  13. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.

  14. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Inform the Recreation Supervisor and other staff members of all pertinent matters.

  2. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships among staff members, program participants, and public-at-large.

  3. Establish a pleasant attitude on the telephone and in person.

Safety Program:

  1. Understand the Park District 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 Safety Committee as soon as possible.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Complete other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.

  2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

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. Resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and work together with other employees.

  2. Must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

  3. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when assisting workers with outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors; these conditions include lighting and temperature.

Read More

 Geneva Park District


Kelly Wales

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job description fade

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a high school degree or equivalent with some college course work preferred. Previous grounds maintenance experience is required with the ability to operate various lawn equipment, trucks and tractors. Previous supervisory or crew leader experience preferred with effective communication skills and good decision making in stressful situations. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator license required. A valid Illinois driver’s license is required, a CDL “A” is a plus. Must be in good physical condition to perform manual labor in various weather conditions including high heat, humidity and cold. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, with possible overtime during prime season is essential.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Westside Park Operations Supervisor, the FT Grounds Maintenance Worker must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks with minimal supervision related to the long-term care and maintenance of District parks and grounds. Responsible for general landscape maintenance work which includes mowing and trimming of grass, shrubs, trees, etc. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls. Assist in supervision of seasonal staff while helping to insure schedules are met and projects are completed in both an efficient and timely manner. Additional duties include but not limited to; spraying herbicides, performing construction or repairs to park elements and preventative maintenance of equipment. Removal of all garbage, paper, refuse material, etc. from trails, parks and playing fields. Occasional removal of snow from parking lots, sidewalks, etc. and spreading salt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup. Perform other duties as assigned. Will assist other divisions and departments as needed. This is an at-will position.

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!

Read More

 Fox Valley Park District


Jadie Aguilar

 Closing Date

October 19, 2018

 Hiring Range: $18.00-$20.00/HR

Job description fade

JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Foreman, the Facilities Tradesman shall be responsible for facility mechanical system repair and maintenance and assists with the overall upkeep of all facilities. This includes all physical elements of facility maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, ice plants, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, etc. The Facilities Tradesmen also collaborates with the Facilities Foreman to ensure reporting and inspections are conducted and in a timely manner. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High school graduate. Must have at least three years’ facility maintenance or construction experience. A strong background in electrical, plumbing or carpentry preferred. Effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Must be in good physical condition to accomplish manual labor, strenuous at times, in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity and cold. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License.


A. Essential Functions

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and see that they are always adhered to.

  2. Oversee the mechanical maintenance of District facilities. Will conduct all necessary inspections, repairs and maintenance to all mechanical systems. Will keep all physical aspects of facilities in a well-maintained condition.

  3. Supervise part time facility maintenance staff.

  4. Assist the Facilities Foreman and Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance in developing yearly budgets.

  5. Develop preventive maintenance programs.

  6. Maintain accurate and complete records of maintenance activities.

  7. Review all facility renovation and construction plans with the Facilities Foreman.

  8. Inspect and maintain all outdoor lighting and plumbing systems.

  9. Work with outside contractors to insure all construction, repair and maintenance specifications are met.

  10. Prepare written reports to the Facilities Foreman as needed.

B. Secondary Functions 1. Perform other duties and requirements as assigned.

  1. The District encourages its employees to “take ownership” of the District. As such, it shall be the responsibility of all Park District employees to pick up litter throughout the buildings, grounds, and facilities of the District.

  2. It is the responsibility of every employee to observe and follow all Park District safety policies and regulations and report any hazardous situations. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees.

  3. Employee is required to drive to various sites throughout the Park District, so the individual must possess a valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.


  1. Capable of communicating and working with all levels of park district staff.

  2. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in facility maintenance and repair, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing.

  3. Knowledge in current equipment operation practices as related to operations

  4. Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and other construction documents.

  5. Working knowledge of construction methods and the use of construction equipment.

  6. Ability to accurately determine repair needs, estimate the time of repairs and develop detailed project cost estimates.

  7. Ability to maintain and organize systematic, complete, and accurate records and be skilled in communicating clearly in a written manner.

  8. Ability to perform repairs and preventive maintenance as needed to keep equipment in sound and safe working order.

  9. Knowledgeable on the operation of a personal computer as it pertains to specific operations. Such as operations software, scheduling, emailing, inventories and timekeeping. Specific programs to be familiar with are: Word, Excel, Outlook, and basic understanding of the internet

  10. Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.

  11. Possess good problem-solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.

  12. Ability to perform a full range of mechanical work including the trouble shooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs.

  13. Possess good leadership and communication skills.

  14. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  15. Ability to define and solve a variety of building and safety related problems.

  16. Knowledge of Safety and OSHA Regulations.

  17. Ability to follow directions and communicate in English as needed to perform job duties.

  18. Ability to read and understand materials printed in English.

  19. Ability to represent the Darien Park District in a professional manner.

  20. Strong safety awareness and judgment in safety precautions.

  21. Ability to use a phone or other communication device.

  22. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  23. Ability to deal with multiple situations at the same time that will increase stress levels.

  24. Ability to accept constructive criticism and/or supervision.

  25. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new situations.

  26. Possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.

  27. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, as necessary, promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff and external customers.

Send resume to:

Blake Ertmanis Superintendent of Parks & Facilities

Read More

 Darien Park District


Blake Ertmanis

 Closing Date

October 15, 2018

 $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees

Job description fade

Channahon Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: September 28, 2018 Salary: $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

  • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma with excellent time-management and priority-setting skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in parks & recreation, administration or related field; a master’s degree and CPRP/CPRE are preferred.
  • Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency.
  • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability.
  • Ability to provide leadership and development of long-range plans that provide for continued improvement of agency.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals.
  • Active community leadership with knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism.
  • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management.
  • Knowledgeable of park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, creative financing, marketing and public relations.
  • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning.
  • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Channahon Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by January 9, 2019. The Channahon Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by September 28, 2018 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 CURRENT letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 PROFESSIONAL references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to one page per question. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Salary history for the past 5 years. 8) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee - Channahon Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

Read More

 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

September 28, 2018