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The Recreation Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, maintaining, and implementing all aspects of LWSRA’s Athletic and Fitness programs and events while understanding and remaining within the confines of the LWSRA budget, and train LWSRA staff and volunteers when needed.

1. Bachelor’s Degree or furthering education in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, or related field, and/or at least two years’ experience in the field of Therapeutic Recreation and one-year minimum experience in a supervisory position.
2. Knowledge and ability to plan, organize and implement recreation programs for individuals with special needs.
3. Knowledge and ability to plan, organize and implement events appropriate for various ages and abilities.
4. Ability to coordinate, supervise and effectively work as a team with Program Leaders, Program Aides, and Volunteers.
5. Must have demonstrable knowledge of the budget processes, techniques and budgetary skills needed to plan and organize LWSRA programs and events.
6. Knowledge of disabling conditions and individual recreational needs.
7. Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate leadership skills.
8. Knowledge and ability to keep records and program documents organized and confidential and the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
9. Knowledge of LWSRA medication dispensing process.
10. Trained on policies and procedures regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Immediate Supervisor
Manager of Recreation

1. Coordinate, plan, organize and implement all aspects of LWSRA Athletic and Fitness programs, as well as any programs or events assigned by a supervisor.
2. Work closely with the Superintendent of Recreation to coordinate, supervise, and evaluate, Program Leaders, Program Aides and Volunteers.
3. Oversee the progression and development of LWSRA’s Athletic and Fitness programs. 4. Assist with the coordination of facilities for programs and events.
5. Ensure that all Program Leaders, Program Aides and Volunteers have the information, training and tools necessary to carry out designated programs and events.
6. Lead and implement programs and events as needed, or act as a substitute coach or leader as needed in the event of an absence.
7. With proper training and orientation provided by LWSRA and positive results of a driver abstract, required to drive designated LWSRA vehicles.
8. Visit program sites often to ensure safe and effective programs, communicate with parents, and participants.
9. Prepare, as needed, behavior and disciplinary reports.
10. Plan, organize and implement programs and events, while staying within budget.
11. Implement LWSRA Safety Policies, and complete Accident/Incident Reports in a thorough and timely manner.
12. Work with Parent/Guardian to develop behavior modification plans for participants.
13. Dispense and document medication as needed.
14. Assist with special accommodations for participants including but not limited to: diaper and toileting needs, feeding and g-tube management. 15. Keep all LWSRA documents organized and confidential.
16. Respond to inquiries about Athletic and Fitness programs or assigned programs and events and anticipate future program offerings.
17. Meet scheduling deadlines set by the Director and Superintendent in a timely manner.
18. Attend workshops, seminars and classes to enhance and develop work performance.
19. Work with Program Leaders in preparing for all assigned programs and events.
20. Responsible for creating, maintaining, and distributing all materials and information relating to designated or assigned programs or events.
21. Maintain Website and social media content. i.e., Pictures, Articles, Schedules, etc.
22. Assist Fundraising, Public Relations & Marketing person with press releases for LWSRA Special Olympic Sports or assigned programs and events.
23. Attend LWSRA community, foundation, and special events as assigned.
24. Maintain LWSRA equipment to ensure quality (uniforms, sporting equipment, etc.)
25. Coordinate and supervise Special Olympics competitions and overnight trips. 26. Other duties as assigned.

Safety Responsibilities
1. Actively support the safety of LWSRA programs and events by obeying and enforcing safety rules and procedures.
2. Work closely with the Safety Committee and Program staff in conducting routine documented safety inspection checklists of program sites and activities.
3. Seek out and identify safety hazards and encourage their correction and removal.
4. Provide ideas to the Superintendent for developing ongoing safety training programs.
5. Promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment and ensure the timely completion of Incident Reports by Program Leaders. 6. Attend safety meetings, workshops, and seminars to enhance safety performance.

Marginal Functions
1. Visit program sites for the purpose of observation.
2. Complete orientation for driving LWSRA vehicle(s).
3. Drive and Fuel LWSRA vehicles for programs and events.
4. Attend LWSRA staff meetings and training programs.
5. Answer phone call and emails outside of regular business hours as needed.
6. Act at a Building Supervisor for the LWSRC.

Psychological Considerations
1. Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations.
2. Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
3. Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet applications.
4. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment.
5. Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.
6. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff members.

Environmental Considerations
1. May be required to work outdoors during various weather conditions, including hot and cold temperatures.

Physical Requirements
Sitting: Minimum of 30 - 35 hours a week (desk, meetings, vehicles)
Standing: Minimum of 7 – 10 hours a week (programs, copy machine, etc.)
Stooping: To gather materials and obtain files
Lifting: Able to lift 25 lbs alone, and transfer participants with or without assistance of another employee.
Transportation: Ability to get to and from office and programs.

Please send cover letter and resume to Melissa Jensen at

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 Lincolnway Special Recreation Association


Melissa Jensen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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SUMMARY The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for Adult and Mature Adult Programs, Red Cross Programming, certain Special Events, and assisting in the coordination, development, management and direction of Kids Enrichment Experience Program (K.E.E.P. Before & After School Program and summer camp). Must possess the unique ability to work in a challenging and changing environment while maintaining poise, positive interaction with staff and community, and convey a loyal and accommodating attitude towards the district, Board of Commissioners and administration. Must demonstrate organizational ability, supervisory skills and creativity. The Recreation Supervisor functions with a latitude of administration and professional discretion under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and exercises immediate supervision over part-time and seasonal employees and volunteers in assigned programs. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS Educational and Experience Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in recreation/business management, early childhood education or related field from an accredited university preferred. • 5 years of applicable experience, or any equivalent combination of education experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience • Must have experience with planning and preparing program budgets • Experience in RecTrac, WebTrac, Time Pro, Word, Excel preferred • Must possess a valid Class “D” IL Driver’s License • Must be CPR, First Aid and AED certified within 6 months of employment

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: • Coordinates programs with other Recreation Supervisors and Facilities Supervisors • Develops new programs district wide • Oversees the daily needs for each program and is responsible for revenues and expenditures within own program area • Submits materials for programs, classes, events and camps for brochure production • Evaluates programming staff 3 months, 6 months and/or annually • Must be available to substitute for instructors when necessary • This individual will be responsible for assisting in all operations of the before and after school care program (Kids Enrichment Experience Program – K.E.E.P.), all day Summer Day Camp • Supervising the day-to-day operations of six K.E.E.P. sites • Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for performing routine clerical work (activity planning, scheduling, billing, etc), and providing customer assistance in a polite & professional manner • They will check on sites regularly, train and evaluate staff, order supplies and follow a program budget • The position functions as a liaison between the K.E.E.P. staff and District 220 staff • Shall handle employee disciplinary actions, staff evaluations, hiring new staff, curriculum development, and budgeting procedures • Is on call and will substitute when necessary • Shall attend staff meetings, seminars, outside trainings and networking opportunities when requested to do so by a supervisor • Will create, develop and improve curriculum • Is responsible for organization, promotion, and implementation of a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, music, nature study, special events, and social activities

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and efforts of working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances changes; e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological developments, etc.

Please submit resume and a minimum of 3 professional references to Jodi Krause, Superintendent of Recreation or 235 Lions Dr, Barrington, IL 60010

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 Barrington Park District


Jodi Krause

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Park Maintenance Custodian (Union AFSME Grade 9)

The Village of Romeoville is seeking a Park Maintenance Custodian Union (AFSCME Grade 9) to work in the Parks and Recreation Department. The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of tasks within the Parks Maintenance Division of the Village of Romeoville. This position will be responsible for parks, recreation facilities, grounds maintenance, athletic facilities maintenance, special event set-up, restroom facility upkeep, and day-to day maintenance of the parks. Work involves manual labor and the use of hand tools and powered equipment such as: weed eaters, rider mowers, tractors, snow blowers, dump trucks, tree chipper, chain saws, snow plows, powered hand tools such as: saws, drills, sanders and backpack sprayers. Work is performed according to an established schedule and in conformance with the standard operating procedures.


This is a full time year-round hourly position. Working scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm. Nights and weekend work are also as part of on-call rotation. This position is also required to work and assist with special events as needed. Call back hours may also be required in an emergency situations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The follow duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned including requirement of a valid Illinois driver’s license. Clean parks and facilities. Remove weeds, restore mulch in beds, and plants flowers. Perform landscaping duties such as string trimming.
Pick up litter from all parks and grounds areas and empty garbage receptacles. Open, close, and maintain restroom and concession facilities. Outdoor field maintenance including softball/baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields and other required athletic assignments. Maintain skills and knowledge in the execution of proper and safe work techniques. Performs minor park equipment repairs such as tightening of fasteners, repairing swings, and other essential equipment repairs. Rake and restore playground safety surfacing. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and will also be performed by other unit members. Have knowledge of safety procedures. Snow removal from facility walkways. Assignments inside the Recreation Center. Able to make and or accept deliveries as needed.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Job Functions

Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform park maintenance duties. Working knowledge of landscaping and turf management procedures. Requires the ability to lift heavy objects, walk, and stand for long periods of time. Must be familiar with a variety of athletic field dimensions and conditions and experience with athletic field maintenance preferred. Such responsibilities include, truck plowing, manual shoveling, snow blower operating, snow removal via small equipment and salting hard surfaces. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to make plumbing, electrical, painting, masonry, carpet installations and repairs. Must be skilled in the safe use of tools, materials and equipment. Must have working knowledge of playground maintenance. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Possess a High School diploma or GED. Must obtain Illinois Pesticide Sprayer license within 9 months of hire date. Must have a minimum of 1-year experience with several snow removal responsibilities. Must have a minimum of 1-year experience with the operation of dump trucks, pickup trucks and the pulling of trailers.

Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Requires the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Requires the ability to establish effective working relationships within the department. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with Village employees, job applicants, Village officials, law enforcement, and the general public. Requires the ability to comprehend instructions and park drawings.

Mathematical Ability

Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculate percentages and decimals. May require the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions, ratios and proportions. Requires the ability to calculate surface areas. Judgement and Situational Reasoning Ability
Requires the ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Adaptability

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of the type that employees will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electric shock.

The noise level in the work environment can be loud when working near certain equipment and certain situations.

The Village of Romeoville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

This is a full-time, AFSCME union position with excellent benefits including IMRF pension. Salary is $47,148.20.

Questions? Contact Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 815-886-6222 or email at with any questions.

Submit resumes to Kelly Rajzer at or 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.

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 Village of Romeoville


Kelly Rajzer

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $49,000-$54,000 DOQ

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​ In a time, where you can work anywhere, be where work = play!

Palatine Park District is all about fun and having a collaborative atmosphere. If you like to have fun at work, then this is the position for you. We are seeking an enthusiastic and friendly Recruitment and Volunteer Coordinator to join our team.

In this hands on role, your core responsibilities center around the recruitment of employees and volunteers. Position highlights include; managing the several stages of the recruitment life-cycle process which includes: posting open positions, screening candidates, coordinating hiring requirements, closing candidate records within applicant tracking system, and assisting with on boarding of new employees. Management of our volunteer program includes:​ volunteer recruitment, scheduling and recording hours for the volunteers, and recognition for all park district volunteers and affiliates. A more comprehensive job description will be provided at the interview.

​The right candidate will have the equivalent of two or more years of experience in Human Resources, Volunteer Management, Parks & Recreation, or Non- Profit Management experience. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Non-Profit management, Public Administration, or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience, and training. ​Strong communication skills. Ability and aptitude to align employee and volunteer interest/skills to the needs of the District.

Palatine Park District offers comprehensive benefits package that includes: health/dental/vision insurance for individual and family, paid life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) retirement pension, ​paid vacation, personal days, holidays, and sick time PLU, unlimited In-House complimentary programs, seasonal pool passes for indoor and outdoor (individual and family), fitness center membership (individual and family), discount on Palatine Hills Golf Course.

If you are ready to take the next step in your Human Resource career, come join us and Live the Parks & Rec Life!

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 Palatine Park District


Dayell Houzenga

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $42,294 - $52,000

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Under general direction, responsible for the overall success of the rentals department.  Securing facility rentals and group bookings of assigned areas inclusive of a mix of seasonal and year round operations.  Responsible for the efficient process of recruiting, supervising, scheduling, training, and development of rentals staff in order to best represent the district.  Responsible for managing special requests for rentals beyond the booking system.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Manage communications of facility rental and group visit inquiries following Elk Grove Park District customer service standard in formats of phone, email, web submissions communication. Create relationships with potential repeat clients for facility reservations. Selling of any additional opportunities for increased experiences for parties / rentals. Organizes and supports sales blitz and outbound communications to advertise facility offerings. Managing special rentals such as internal bookings for coordinators, corporate rentals, gymnasiums, room and gazebo rentals, preschool groups, dance groups, NWSRA, etc.  Managing the ordering of beverages and other items from vendors, as needed.  Assist Pirates Cove and Rentals Manager to increase revenue for unoccupied spaces (gymnasiums, dance studios, rooms.. etc.) by soliciting and advertising availability to outside businesses and groups. Processing of contracts using RecTrac ( web based registration system). Responsible for billing, collection, refunds, and reconciliation of all rental contracts/accounts associated with the department within a timely manner. Provide reports of bookings through use of RecTrac. Responsible for the hiring, training, development and evaluation of rentals staff. Process all paperwork for new employees throughout their employment inclusive of: change of address/phone updates, raise review and termination submittals. Participate in managing employee payroll for rentals staff.  Develop schedules for all rentals staff, including immediate changes due to added/deleted bookings. Be available to work parties if needed.  Assist Rentals and Pirates Cove Manager with evaluations of rental staff.  Assist in the development and implementation of other types of parties.  Communicate with building custodial and maintenance staff in preparation for rentals. Send out and track customer comment logs and surveys.  Assist with tracking revenue and attendance numbers.  Assist with the planning and implementing of monthly special events.  Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, and safety rules.  Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Excellent organizational and communication skills required.  Sales or customer service experience with event/hospitality space.  Skilled in working with computers and software.  Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills.  Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.  Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge and skills may be demonstrated by a minimum of two years’ work experience in an office environment, experience using RecTrac is a plus. Education in an accredited college or business management school may be substituted for office work experience. Banquet/rental experience preferred.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled