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This position is responsible for promoting, selling and successfully executing events from 5 – 500 guests in both corporate and social markets with target markets of golf outings, social gatherings, weddings, and meetings. position is also responsible for the successful pricing, promotion, and scheduling.


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration, business, marketing, or related field plus four (4) years or more of experience required; or eight (8) or more years of catering and banquet/event management experience with increasing responsibility. Strong ability and passion for providing guests with excellent customer service at all times. Must have the ability to mentor, direct, and lead staff by example to create an environment of excellent service. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Caterease or similar catering software. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and creative with good attention to detail and work long hours. Must remain professional at all times in appearance, voice, and follow through. Must have good organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.


Work the hours necessary to ensure a successful banquet and catering department.

Be proficient in and sell the appropriate product/service to clients while providing exceptional service.

Establish client base of organizations, associates, social, and corporate businesses through direct outside and inside sales efforts.

Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with key clients in order to produce additional business.

Actively solicit new business through creative marketing, cold calling, and referrals; and follow up on all leads timely.

Take the lead in daily social media updates.

Conduct tours of the banquet facilities and expose clients to its services; qualify potential leads and ensure appropriate and timely follow up.

Negotiate food and beverage prices, contracts, agreements, meeting room rentals, minimums, and other variable services with clients and vendors to maximize revenue.

Assist the client in menu planning; coordinate food/ beverage, meeting room set-up, AV equipment, and other services as requested by the client.

Confirm agreement in writing by using the catering sales contract and/or event order with clients and notify all departments affected in a timely manner.

Assist in the implementation and achievement of the continual sales and marketing plan for the Catering and Banquet Department.

Learn and understand the POS systems, Stromberg, and Springbrook, Paylocity, and/or any other new or implemented catering software.

Demonstrate financial accountability to maximize profitability while maintaining consistent quality.

Assist in long range planning and budget forecasting for the Catering and Sales division.

Develop and maintain positive staff morale through effective and consistent communication.

Ensure the banquet rooms are clean and attractive at all times for events and tours. Manage and run offsite catering events.

Manage contracts, deposits, and accounts receivable for all events in a timely manner.

Works with the Food and Beverage Director to update event menus and packages.

Accurately process and approve payroll and tips for assigned staff by each bi-weekly deadline.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment; food sanitation certification; and BASSET certification.


Must be able to: occasionally remain in a stationary position for long periods of time and repetitive use of hands/arms/fingers while using a computer; frequently move about the facility to oversee operations. Occasionally position one’s self to move and access supplies weighing up to 25 lbs., and climb stairs/ladder. Frequently communicates verbally and in writing with staff and others. be able to drive for offsite events.


This position will primarily work in an office environment and will be exposed to cleaning chemicals, odors, smells, and wet surfaces.


Full-time year round position. Must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.


$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year, DOQ


We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

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The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00 - $18.00 per hour DOE

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The Custodian is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to maintain the cleanliness, general appearance indoors and outdoors, and the efficient maintenance operation of the Prairie View Community Center. Occasionally the Custodian will be required to perform other tasks and repairs requested by the Administration Office and Fitness Club Supervisory personnel. The Custodian may perform duties in the medium/heavy work level (lifting over 75 lbs.). The Custodian is a full-time position with benefits and IMRF. Hours: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday through Friday.

Qualifications: High School or Trade School graduate with one year of janitorial or building mechanical equipment maintenance experience. Must be self motivated with good judgment and works independently. Must possess a valid driver’s license with no license revocation or suspension within the last three years. Ability to perform strenuous and varied physical activity, including but not limited to, extensive lifting, standing, walking and climbing. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor: The Custodian is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance.

Essential Functions: • Custodial tasks necessary to maintain a clean appearance both on the outside and inside of the Community Center including snow and ice removal. • Routine maintenance which includes cleaning, mopping, scrubbing, waxing, vacuuming, dusting and washing any and all floors, walls, windows, carpeting, washroom fixtures, tables, chairs and any other permanent or movable item or fixture located in the Center facility. • To check the entire building, both upper and lower level, at periodic intervals during working hours for safety, security and maintenance reasons. • Must take proper safety precautions and be aware of potential and existing hazards on the job and attempt to eliminate them. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all Park District staff, the public and facility patrons. • Clean all areas as instructed by Foreman and complete checklists. • Perform additional duties as assigned • Cleaning of second level, Administration Offices, may be necessary when requested. • Take down set ups and clean for parties, rentals, and special events.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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JOB SUMMARY The Marketing Coordinator is a member of the Marketing & Communications Division of the Recreation Department, and is responsible for the development and dissemination of all Park District marketing and public relations under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager. This is a part-time, IMRF-eligible position, with a maximum of 29 hours per week. Main hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. but could vary to attend district events and programs. This is an at-will position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the Marketing Coordinator include, but are not limited to: - Preparing marketing and advertising strategies - Creating, researching, implementing and maintaining new revenue streams using advertising, partnerships, and sponsorships - Planning and organizing promotional presentations - Facilitating marketing events - Creating marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing marketing data - Aid in the management of catalog, social media, press releases, mail, email, sign boards, and dissemination of internal and external communications - Assist in the implementation of the district’s marketing plan - Attend occasional district events and programs to photograph for marketing purposes

ABILITIES & SKILLS Strong marketing skills. Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to multitask. Work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines with accuracy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong understanding and knowledge of effective budgetary practices. Assist in the development and maintenance of the style guide and brand standards for the agency to follow. Create and maintain inter-community relationships. Assist with communications-related orientation and training with staff. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with patrons, co-workers, and affiliates.

QUALIFICATIONS Associate’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field minimum, Bachelor's degree preferred; or three (3) years related experience and/or training required. Strong command of the English language. Experienced in Microsoft Office products, Constant Contact, Google Docs/Sheets, social media/mobile applications, and Wordpress. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

BENEFITS Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), free annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members.

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 Streamwood Park District


Jerzy Skowron

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $33,000 - $37,000, DOQ

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ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Aquatics Manager, the Assistant Aquatics Manager has the primary responsibility for managing the operations of the indoor aquatic center, but assists with the outdoor aquatic center as well. This is an at-will position. Responsibilities include: Oversee, coordinate, and evaluate all swim lesson programs; Assist with staff recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, disciplining and evaluating; Review, adjust and approve employee payroll; Develop and update aquatic operational and staff procedure manuals; Ensure safety of aquatic facilities by maintaining proper records of Ellis &Associates certifications, trainings, and orientations; Promote programs and facilities within the community in person, print, and/or electronically; Monitor and maintain operations within the budget guidelines; Submit and maintain accurate records and reports as requested by Aquatics Manager; Assist with development and completion of departmental goals and objectives; Oversee scheduling of programs and special events; Assist in cleaning and maintenance of the aquatic facilities where appropriate; Availability for flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Physical/ Health Education, closely related field or any equivalent combination is required. Experience in Ellis & Associates (E&A) lifeguarding, programming, and pool operations preferred. Must hold, or be able to attain a current E&A Instructor License, CPR/AED and First Aid and work flexible hours during prime seasons. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Working hours vary depending on season, need, and swim lesson schedule: September through May: Monday - Thursday (1-pm-9pm) & Sundays (7:00am-3:00pm); June through August: Monday - Thursday (8:30am–4:30pm) & Sundays (7:00am-3:00pm). Target hiring range is $33,000 - $37,000, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; Dental & Vision Coverage; Short & Long-Term Disability; Paid Holidays & Vacation Time; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); 457 Defined Contribution Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF); Flexible Spending Accounts; Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits.

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

July 31, 2019

 Starting at $49,875

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The Program Supervisor - Early Childhood & Youth is responsible for developing and managing early childhood, youth and special event programming.

JOB SUMMARY • Plan, promote and implement programs on a seasonal basis • Observe and evaluate programs • Ensure an inclusive program experience for participants with or without disabilities • Organize program information for registration and brochure production and participant information materials • Prepare and monitor budget, and complete of financial paperwork • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university or related field with 4 years experience in programming and 2 years supervisory experience • DCFS Director qualifications

HOURS Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm with some varied hours.

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Cindy Szkolka

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled