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Part-Time – Year-Round

The Bloomingdale Park District has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Recreation Coordinator who would like to join our team and share their talents and passion with the community. The starting wage for this position is $20/hr. and may be commensurate with experience. 20-28 hours per week, IMRF eligible.


Flexible schedule • Potential opportunity to work from home • Free daycare while working, for children three (3) years of age and older in daycare type programs such as preschool, preschool extended care, day camps, sunrise/sunset extended care, days off and Kids’ Place programs. • Pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund: employee contribution approximately 4.5%, employer contribution 9-12%. • Free use of the fitness center and water park. • Discounted rate (resident rate) for registrations for all Park District programs for employees and their immediate families. • Educational opportunities, including tuition reimbursement and professional memberships and certifications. • A cheerful, fun work environment. • The chance to connect with and serve the community. • Career-building work experiences. • Lasting friendships and memories.

Recreation Coordinator Job Description


The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the management of the District’s gymnastics programs, tumbling programs, ninja programs, and birthday parties. This includes, but is not limited to, early childhood movement programs, recreational level gymnastics, open gym, private lessons, competitive teams, and assigned special events.

Immediate Supervisor:

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Director of Recreation.


• Degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field, or equivalent years of experience in recreation management or comprehensive gymnastics setting. • Knowledge of and previous experience managing recreation and gymnastics programs.
• Previous experience instructing and coaching all levels of gymnastics preferred. • Prior experience recruiting, hiring, training and supervising staff from junior staff through experienced staff.
• Knowledge of general budgeting principles and ability to comprehend and determine program budgets for assigned program areas. • Knowledge of managing all safety aspects of recreation and gymnastics programs and other assigned programs. • Possess a valid driver’s license. • First Aid, CPR, and AED certification.

Required Competencies:

• Ability to work with the public in an effective and professional manner. • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. • Ability to hire, train and supervise staff to result in quality programs and customer service. • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, full-time, part-time, seasonal, and administrative staff to reach the goals of the District. • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills. • Ability to work under the stress of multiple deadlines and constant interruptions. • Provide efficient response to requests from other departments. • Ability to follow directions, communicate verbally and in writing, and comprehend printed materials. • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing, basic spreadsheets, database applications, email, online research, and website navigation. • Willingness and ability to become proficient in the District’s recreation and financial software programs. • Ability and/or willingness to learn to drive a 14-passenger vehicle/bus.

Essential Functions:

• Develop, manage, and coordinate movement education, ninja programs, recreational-level gymnastics, tumbling, gymnastics birthday parties, special events, themed programs, open gym, private lessons, and competitive teams.
• Coach and instruct gymnastics and related programs. • Ability to organize and conduct competitive gymnastics and tumbling meets. • Set up and move equipment as required for programs. • Communicate with the Director of Recreation on issues that are related to areas of responsibility. • Develop quality programs that meet the needs of the public and the goals of the District. • Complete reports accurately and thoroughly. • Continually identify nationwide and local trends in the areas of recreation and gymnastics programs. Develop and implement similar programs and opportunities for District residents and participants. • Act as the liaison/board member for the I.P.D.G.C. Gymnastics Conference. Attend required conference meetings. • Ability to recruit, utilize, and manage volunteers.
• Hire, supervise, and train part-time/seasonal employees to lead quality programs and provide supervision in a safe atmosphere for both participants and staff. • Prepare information for assigned program areas including, but not limited to, the seasonal brochure, website, social media, flyers, and handouts. • Prepare and maintain budgets for assigned program areas that are cost effective and meet the monetary goals of the Park District. • Coordinate fundraising efforts that benefit the gymnastics/tumbling program and teams. • Provide active marketing of programs by working collaboratively with the Marketing Department. • Practice exceptional public relations that promote a positive image of the Park District. • Continually evaluate programs to ensure the needs of the public and the goals of the Park District are being met. • Organize all demonstrations and/or shows dealing in gymnastics/tumbling. • Make sure necessary safety equipment is available, used, and properly maintained and protective measures are taken to ensure employee and patron safety. • Properly orient new employees. Supply thorough job instruction, training, and in-services for new and current employees. • Exhibit and encourage CHARACTER COUNTS! in the workplace and District programs and facilities. • Actively support the safety program and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. • Conduct regularly scheduled gymnastics and program equipment safety checks. Submit equipment safety checklist to the Safety Coordinator. • Maintain a working knowledge of all general and departmentally specific safety rules.

Marginal Functions:

• Assist with other programs that are not related to your specific areas of responsibility. • Assist with the development and implementation of special events. • Continually develop as a professional, attending workshops/clinics and networking with other professionals to help develop innovative programming ideas. • Attend and participate in staff meetings. • Represent the Park District at assigned community events and act as the liaison for assigned community groups. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation.

Psychological Considerations:

• The Recreation Coordinator may feel pressure from long hours, needs from staff/coaches, independent contractors, patrons, and volunteers. • The Recreation Coordinator may feel additional pressure from having to meet deadlines and coordinate part-time/seasonal staff.
• The Recreation Coordinator must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize several projects simultaneously.

Physiological Considerations:

• The Recreation Coordinator must expect to work prolonged days, some of which may include long periods of time on his/her feet, lifting, moving supplies or equipment and leading programs. This is both an office and physical position. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, lifting, reaching, and sitting.
• Ability to set-up and/or move gymnastics equipment and tumbling mats. • Ability to set-up and/or move program equipment. • Ability to lift 50 lbs. • Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions.

Environmental Considerations:

• The Recreation Coordinator may be exposed to outdoor elements while driving to/from supervised activities.
• Prolonged hours with exposure to sun, heat, rain, snow, or other natural elements should be expected.
• When involved with programs that are held outdoors, the Recreation Coordinator may be exposed to conditions such as lightning and temperature.

Cognitive Considerations:

• The Recreation Coordinator must possess both the ability to carry out instructions given by the Director of Recreation and think quickly and take decisive action on his/her own.
• The Recreation Coordinator must have the ability to present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
• The Recreation Coordinator must exhibit good problem-solving skills and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District. • The Recreation Coordinator must be able to effectively communicate with subordinates in the areas of training and program needs and responsibilities.

Hours of Work and Compensation:

• The position of Recreation Coordinator is a part-time position, 20-28 hours per week, and shall be paid every two weeks at an agreed upon hourly wage.
• This position is classified as a part-time, non-exempt employee status. • The weekly work schedule will be based on program needs and agreed upon by the employee and supervisor. • This position is IMRF eligible.
• The starting wage for this position is $20/hr. and may be commensurate with experience.

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 Bloomingdale Park District


Jackie Tithof Steere

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-24/hour DOQ

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Come join the team at a gold medal award-winning park district! We are looking for an innovative, creative, detail-oriented, excellent communicator to work in our thriving Recreation Department. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Recreation and Facilities, the Facility Rental Coordinator is responsible for administering all facility rentals for the Takiff Center, Watts Center, Glencoe Swimming and Boating Beach, and Park Permits.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with an anticipated working schedule of 30 hours per week, Tuesday - Saturday. Due to the nature of park district programming, some evening, weekend and holiday hours are to be expected.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Coordinates district-wide facility rentals; supports the successful implementation of all programs/events at the facilities

•Maintains an effective and efficient facility scheduling program for the Takiff Center, Watts Center, Glencoe Beach, and Park Permits

•Ability to cover rentals at various facilities, including the duties of Rental Attendant, and assist with the facility setups, as needed

•Assists the Assistant Director of Recreation and Facilities with reports, manuals, and facility documents, as needed, including weekly maintenance schedules

•Ensures compliance with the safety, health, and loss control policies and procedures of the District

•Evaluates customer and community interests and needs; make recommendations on future facility operations, and services based on community feedback and industry trends

•The successful candidate will have a proven background in coordinating small-to-large-scale facility rentals in various facility settings.

Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume to Adam Wohl at or apply online:

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 Glencoe Park District


Adam Wohl

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.00 per hour

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Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline/AppliTrack applicant tracking at:

Or, you can visit us at – click on “Careers” at the top of the page and look under Vacancies for the Maintenance/Grounds Laborer job posting.

Incorporated in 1955, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to over a quarter million residents of Mount Prospect and portions of Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. Encompassing more than 450 acres, the District offers over 30 neighborhood parks and facilities including the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, art studio, dog park, conservatory/greenhouse and extensive bike and walking paths. Each four season program guide offers over 1,000 programs and events for all ages.

The Mt. Prospect Park District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grounds Laborer. The Grounds Laborer will perform routine maintenance of parks and facilities under the direction of the Grounds Department Manager. The starting pay rate for the Grounds Laborer is $17.00/hour plus benefits.

DUTIES: Perform to the best of their ability on all jobs assigned by the Grounds Department Manager in the following areas: ● small and large equipment operation ● maintenance and upkeep of tools and equipment ● general park maintenance and cleanup ● landscaping work ● general labor work ● building and grounds maintenance ● athletic field maintenance ● general assistance to the skilled and semi-skilled maintenance staff ● any and all duties pertaining to the physical operation of the Park District

Be able to work with other departments under assigned supervision to accomplish special tasks.

Purchase materials as needed with the approval of the Grounds Department Manager.

Participate in the winter snow removal and ice-making operations.

Respond in person, for emergency night and weekend jobs when required by management.

Be able to work special events from time to time at night and on weekends.

Participate in the Park District’s Safety Training programs.

Be familiar with and abide by Park District policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned by the Grounds Department Manager, Superintendent of Parks and Planning, and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all other duties as required.


Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent or combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Class C Driver's License within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment with the District. Must have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL, if requested.

Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.

Must be able to operate small equipment. Must be able to operate tractors, trucks and other power equipment.

Must be able to work independently and without supervision.

Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed.

Must participate in the Park District safety training program and adhere to Park District safety procedures.

Must be able to respond in person, for emergency night and weekend jobs if contacted. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 pounds from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

May be exposed to weather conditions including rain, sun, wind, high humidity, and excessive heat and cold.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed regular hours at times.

Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

The Mt. Prospect Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $80,000 -$92,000 DOQ

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The River Trails Park District serves over 17,000 residents within both the Village of Mount Prospect and the City of Prospect Heights. The agency’s operating budget is over $6.5 million. The agency employs 20 full time, 60-part time and about 120 seasonal employees.

RESPONSIBILITY: The Superintendent is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, as well as human resources. This position is a department head which oversees 2-3 staff members, of which one is Full Time, who support the finance, accounting, human resources, and information technology functions.

Essential duties include to plan, organize, and control all general accounting and finance operations (including but not limited to: general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, program registration, investments, fixed assets, and tax reporting). Generate and analyze monthly financial statements. Prepare and manage annual budget including monthly monitoring and reporting in accordance with appropriation levels. Prepare, publish, and file annual Levy, Truth in Taxation, and Budget and Appropriation ordinances as well as all financial and business operations reports as required by law. Serve as the key liaison to external auditors and prepare work sheets and assist auditor in annual District and special audits. Periodically review the agency’s investment portfolio and recommend investment opportunities in accordance with District’s investment policies. Serve as the District’s “Disclosure Officer” responsible for enforcing the agency’s debt issuance disclosures policy and procedures. Maintain accurate employment and personnel records including the IMRF pension records. Oversee the insurance program and annual open enrollment. Provide guidance in matters related to disability and leave. This department head will supervise the Technology Manager, Accounting Assistant, and the Office Support Staff. They will assist in coordination of the agency’s Information Technology (IT) resources through internal oversight and partnerships with third-party IT providers regarding network systems, hardware, and software related to financial accounting, timekeeping, program and facility registration, golf operations, telephone system, internet access, interoffice communications, and office applications. A complete job description is available upon request.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field. • Three years of satisfactory proven experience in governmental accounting with a thorough understanding of principles and practices of municipal fund accounting.

Preferred additional skills and experiences: • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) • Government Finance Officers Association • Proven human resources experience

This is a full-time exempt position, working at least 40 hours per average work week. The benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision and life insurance (basic and voluntary); IMRF pension plan; wellness programs and incentives; paid holidays and time off; paid professional development opportunities and memberships; facility and program usage.

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 River Trails Park District


Bret Fahnstrom

 Closing Date

May 20, 2022

 $19+ DOQ

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Job Summary: The Part-Time Preschool Coordinator serves as support for the planning and execution of the Park District’s Preschool and Early Childhood programs. This person is responsible for carrying out the directives of the Preschool Director, supporting the development of the current Preschool and Early Childhood programs, as well as assisting in the creation and designing of new programs to ensure growth in the department. The Preschool Coordinator will work an average of 25-30 hours per week year-round.

• Bachelor’s degree in Child Development/Early Education or related field preferred.
• Experience in a childcare setting, preferably in both a teaching and an administrative capacity.
• Knowledge and experience with Illinois State Licensing Standards and/or NAEYC.
• Possess, or attain within six months of employment, and maintain valid CPR/AED certification.

Salary and Benefits:
$19+ DOQ
Discounted Programs
Free Fitness Center membership

Please see for more information or send resume to

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled