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 $50,000 starting

Position Summary: 
The Marketing & Sponsorship Specialist is responsible for achieving sponsorship goals and fostering community engagement through a variety of platforms and outreach efforts. This role fosters positive relationships with existing and new sponsorship partners through research and fulfillment of contractual obligations and partnership connections. This position will also manage the District’s community engagement through the promotion of the park district’s programs, facilities, and events through social medial management, community outreach activities, and the development of District celebrations to build a strong online community. 
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Manages the District’s sponsorship and advertising program, working closely with staff to set goals and grow opportunities to support District financial sustainability
·         Identifies and pursues outreach opportunities to connect with diverse segments of the community, such as schools, local organizations, businesses, and community leaders to enhance the District’s programs, events and sponsorships
·         Builds and maintains strong relationships with community partners, develops sponsorship and advertising agreements and executes benefits throughout the sponsorship cycle.
·         Develops strategies to achieve sponsorship goals through connections and creative opportunities.
·         Monitors, coordinates, and communicates with sponsors to ensure sponsor satisfaction.
·         Assists sponsors on-site during events and other celebrations. 
·         Organizes and maintains sponsorship files and prepares reports and budget documents as needed. 
·         Creates, manages, and monitors social media content across various platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) to promote park district activities, programs, and events, and respond to inquiries.
·         Develops video and photography content for use on website and social media
·         Develops strategies to increase followership and engagement on social media platforms
·         Creates and distributes electronic newsletters to promote District programs, events and news
·         Works effectively with internal departments and external partners to develop, plan and implement District celebrations and community events
·         Attends meetings and assists with other administrative duties as requested
·         Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; benchmarking state-of-the art practices, participating in professional societies
·         Researches and keeps up with current sponsorship trends
·         Assists in formulating and managing the sponsorship and advertising budget
·         Required to work select evenings and weekends
·         May be required to work evenings and weekends to assist with District events
·         Must have regular, consistent, and predictable attendance
·         Follows and adheres to all District and safety guidelines
·         Performs other duties as assigned
·         *Job may be modified at any time
·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field is preferred.
·         Minimum of 2 years in sponsorship management and social media or communications
·         Strong customer service and excellent organizational skills
·         Ability to manage and work collaboratively with internal and external customers 
·         Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to promote and maintain effective working relationships 
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Constant Contact and social media platforms
·         Valid Illinois driver’s license (may receive within three months of employment when possessing valid out of state license)

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
Work is performed in an office environments and various recreation locations where there is exposure to outside weather conditions. This position must occasionally be able to move, carry, and lift objects and equipment for special events, which requires use of manual dexterity and coordination. Object may weigh up to 50 pounds. May occasionally be required to move between stations at events with a variety of terrain in an expedient manner. May occasionally move in the office to access cabinets and office equipment. Frequently operates a computer or other productivity equipment. May remain stationary for an extended period of time. Must be able to exchange accurate information, assess, inspect, and judge conditions. 
Consistent with its obligations under the law, The District will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. 

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 Downers Grove Park District


Marian Olund
630 935 6050

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $116,0616.68 - $156,964.40 Annually

The Village of Oak Brook is accepting applications for the position of Sports Core Director!

To review the full description and apply for this position, please submit materials as directed online through the Village of Oak Brook website:    Send resume with cover letter, including references and a completed application to:

Purpose of Position
The Sports Core Director directs the daily operations, supervises staff, and oversees execution of staff and contractual arrangements for the Golf Course, Bath & Tennis Club, and Soccer as well as Village Special Events. This is a Full Time Exempt position. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Ensure contracts, policies, and procedures are followed; lead staff to be accountable while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Provide supervision and additional support to the Pool Manager, Golf Club Manager, Tennis Professional, Soccer, Polo, and food service contracted staff for all operational and guest services functions.
  • Create, plan, organize and oversee Village Special Events at the Oak Brook Golf Club, Oak Brook Bath, and Tennis facility. 
  • Coordinate and supervise other Village hosted or sponsored Special Event(s) to include the Taste of Oak Brook and any other events in coordination with the Oak Brook Park District.
  • Coordinate marketing and advertising through social media and other outlets the Sports Core facilities, amenities, and programs to increase membership enrollment and Special Event attendance.
  • Maintain a safe and secure facility that complies with health and legal regulations. 
  • Develop and implement an Emergency Response Plan, including the training of staff regarding the plan.
  • Schedule facility safety training.    
  • Follow Village purchasing procedures.
  • Manage, inventory and stock office, janitorial and other supplies through Village requests.
  • Submit invoices to Finance in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Develop, train, implement, and supervise internal control policies and procedures to account for and safeguard handling of public funded merchandise and equipment in the Sports Core. 
  • Ensure that all contract(s), letter(s) of agreement and written independent contractor agreement(s) are adhered to, ensuring that all Sports Core operations are performed effectively and efficiently with member and staff safety in mind.
  • Maintain history of Daily Inspection Checklists – notify appropriate Village department when action is required.
  • Provide proper reports and documents to Assistant Village Manager.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints from patrons.
  • Refer discipline issues and personnel concerns to Human Resources promptly.
  • Perform annual evaluations of staff to include the recommendation of recognition and the imposing of discipline.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
·         Excellent customer service skills.
·         Ability to prioritize and route requests through various channels with follow through to remedy.
·         Ability to work with patrons in a calm, firm, and respectful manner.
·         Ability to create a safe, responsible, welcoming staffing team.
·         General knowledge of Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Pool, Food and Beverage operations. 
Equivalent to possession of a bachelor’s degree in recreation management, park administration, sports management, or related field. 
Two (2) to three (3) years of supervisory experience in the recreational field. The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience, which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job should be considered. 
Supervision Provided
Pool Manager, Golf Club Manager, and contracted personnel.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
The Sports Core Manager must communicate in English with verbal and written skill capacity and understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.  
The Manager is expected to conduct all activities with the public, superiors, department personnel, and all Village employees tactfully, courteously, and professionally.
The ability to exert physical effort that may involve kneeling, stooping, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. 
Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.
Ability to work under conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as sun, wind, rain may pose a minimal risk of injury.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them.

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 Village of Oak Brook, IL


Shelley Henn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000- $70,000/year

Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 80,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational programs, classes, events, as well as facilities, parks and open spaces!
The Supervisor of Aquatics is responsible for assisting the Manager of Aquatics & Fitness with district-wide recruiting, hiring, training and ongoing in-service training of all aquatics staff (includes five locations: The Water Works, Atcher Island, Meineke Pool, Bock Pool, and Volkening Lake). They are responsible for overseeing aquatic programs and swim lessons as well as management of The Water Works (August-May), Atcher Island, and Bock Pool. The Supervisor of Aquatics directly oversees one full-time employee; the Supervisor of Parties, Rentals, and Special Events and has indirect oversight over those program areas. Act as Manager-on-Duty at CRC as required.
Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Hospitality, or Business Administration. At least three (3) years related experience along with prior supervisory experience required. Experience with Jeff Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training Program preferred. We will provide the following training and certifications (must be able to acquire within 1st year of employment): Lifeguard Instructor certification, Food Service & Sanitation Certificate, AFO, CPO (preferred), CPR, AED, and First Aid Instructor certification. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
This is a full-time year-round exempt position. Target hiring range is $60,000 - $70,000 per year DOQ (depending on qualifications). Work schedule is generally Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm, with occasional nights and weekend as may be required. Our full-time benefits package includes:
·         Free and/or discounted Park District classes, programs, events, and memberships for you and your immediate family!
·         Medical Insurance
·         NEW! Zero Card
·         Dental Insurance
·         Vision Insurance
·         FSA Healthcare
·         FSA Dependent Care
·         Basic Life Insurance
·         Voluntary Life Insurance
·         AFLAC Indemnity Plans
·         IMRF Pension (Retirement, Disability, Life)
·         457 Retirement Plan (Nationwide)
·         Paid Vacation, Personal Days, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time
·         Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives
·         Employee Recognition Programs
** Position will be open until filled. ** Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. **
Keywords: Park, Parks, Recreation, Fun, Friendly, Outgoing, Energetic, Swim, Swimming, Pool, Pools, Customer Service, Facilitation, Multitasking, High Energy, Training, Supervisor, Swimming, Swimming Lessons, Swim Team, Lifeguard, Lifeguarding, Ellis & Associates, Scanning, Golden Guard, Standard of Protection, Aquatics, Safety, Water Safety, Aquatic Safety

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 Schaumburg Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $75,000+, DOQ

Incorporated in 1955 and encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides outstanding recreational programs, events, parks, facilities and services. With seven primary facilities and 27 neighborhood parks, the Park District is an integral part of a thriving multi-generational community. District open space includes two outdoor pools, biking and walking paths, a dog park and sizable space for outdoor athletic programming. The District covers over 11 square miles and serves a region of over a quarter million residents in Mount Prospect and surrounding communities.

We are searching for a full-time Project Manager. Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Planning, the the Project Manager is responsible for planning, design, development, and bidding of various development projects.

Interested candidates should submit an application via Frontline applicant tracking at:  
Or, you can visit us at – click on Job Opportunities at the top right of the page and then look under Vacancies for the Administration/Project Manager job posting. 

The starting annualized salary for the Project Manager is $75,000+, depending on qualifications. Plus, we offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability (IMRF), life insurance, VSP-vision discount program, pension (IMRF), 457 deferred compensation plan, paid time off, and park district facility discounts and usage benefits. 

Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. 


Prepare bid specifications and documents to assist the District with the public bidding process. Review plans and specifications.

Research topics related to landscape and turf materials, hardscaped components, plant species, facility mechanical equipment, and playground equipment.

Oversee construction administration in conjunction with consultants, including review of product submittals, process payment requests, and create purchase orders, as required.

Assist with grant applications for both state and federal grant projects. Prepare grant progress reports.

Assists in department and Capital budget planning.

Monitor project costs including change orders to maintain the project is within budget.

Assist with the preparation of schematic design, design development and construction document plans, specifications and cost estimates with staff and consultants.

Review, supervise and inspect the construction/renovation of park and facility improvements to ensure specification compliance, satisfactory completion and provide direction to staff and contractors involved in projects. Make regular site visits and prepare punch lists.

Ensure completion of necessary reviews, permits, approvals, zoning changes and compliance with policies, plans and regulations.

Assist with updating the District’s ADA transition plan including implementation of the District’s ADA related improvements to construction projects. 

Seek input in regard to planning and design functions from other departmental personnel. Plan and conduct public meetings to obtain additional information and solicit public input.

Assist in the development of a tree inventory, removal, and replacement schedule for the District.

Perform site safety and compliance checks to verify projects are being completed per District specifications. 

Prepare District replacement schedules and participate in the development of the District’s 10 year CIP.

Attend professional conferences and workshops in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education.

Be proficient in all existing Park District policies, procedures and developments as required.  

Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Parks and Planning and/or the Executive Director. In an emergency, perform all duties as required.


Experience in Park Management, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field, plus three or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional work experience in a municipal setting is a plus.

Must have the ability to obtain a CPSI certification and maintain throughout employment with the District, if requested.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, database software, internet and website portals. Knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus. 

Must have a working knowledge of planning projects and preparing related designs, estimates and specifications. 

Must be able to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees. Must be able to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. 

Must have the capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction.

Must be able to follow directions and communicate both orally and in writing. Must be able to communicate effectively to allow for coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations as needed.

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and have the ability to commute between parks and facilities.


Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work.

Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when working on a computer keyboard, calculator, etc.

Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off the floor and high shelves.

Ability to lift 25+ pounds for supplies and other items.

The general work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting.

Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job-related activities at locations away from the office.

Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies.

Capacity to work in a high-stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required.  Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed 40 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


This exciting new role will leverage many aspects of digital media (e.g., social media, videography/photography, data analysis) to grow the Naperville Park District’s presence in the digital space. This role will be part of a highly collaborative, 7-person marketing and communications team committed to promoting the benefits of recreation to a community of 150,000 residents. The Digital Marketing Specialist will be engaged in a diverse array of projects to support the organization’s image and brand while increasing the overall reach of the organization through paid and organic campaigns and other creative opportunities.

Click here to view the full job description.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled