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The Sycamore Park District has experienced exponential growth over the last two years which has brought residents a community center, dog park, splashpad, and sled hill. With a soccer complex and trail connection almost complete and a ball diamond expansion on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for Sycamore! It is also an exciting time for a process-driven leader with strategic planning skills to move the district into a new era of recreational opportunities and services. If you are looking for a chance to serve a great community and be a visionary for the park district this is a great opportunity for you!

The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners seeks an Executive Director whose financial skills can help these new facilities reach their full potential and whose communication and leadership skills guide a growing staff to be the best it can be. Four hardworking (yet fun) superintendents are experts in their areas who love being a part of the positive impact the park district has on Sycamore. Supportive residents are proud of the district’s recent growth and appreciate the open lines of communication and quality customer service throughout the agency.

Just like Sycamore itself, the new park district director must be friendly, approachable, and ready to be actively engaged with the community. Sycamore’s strength is teamwork with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and units of local government working together so that all can thrive. But, don’t let Sycamore’s small-town charm fool you – there are great things happening and lots to do!

In addition to a responsive park district, a vibrant business community, a great school district, an engaged library, nearby Northern Illinois University, and two enriching museums all come together to truly make Sycamore a place where “Life offers more!”

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 Sycamore Park District


 Closing Date

December 31, 2019

  $20.00 + DOQ

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Under the direct supervision of the Park Operations/Fleet Manager, the Vehicle & Equipment Technician maintains and repairs fleet equipment to original equipment manufacturer’s specifications and safety standards; inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical and body repairs to all fleet equipment.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Inspect, diagnose and locate complex mechanical difficulties in automobiles, trucks, a variety of diesel and gasoline powered commercial mowing equipment, and construction equipment. 2.Adjust, repair and/or overhaul the entire spectrum of automotive and related equipment in the District's fleet, including hybrid vehicles and all electric vehicles. 3.Perform safety related inspections and repairs on trucks, SUVs, tractors and equipment. 4.Train operators on the safe and efficient use of equipment. 5.Perform welding tasks to repair truck, construction and mowing equipment. 6.Perform road calls to either retrieve, or repair equipment in the field. 7.Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers. 8.Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations. 9.Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner. 10.Comply with District financial policies. Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor. 11.Maintain familiarity within new/existing technologies by attending training classes/seminars. 12.Must be able to document work within a work order system. Assign labor and materials to work orders accurately. Complete technician notes and vehicle inspection sheets. Turn in paperwork in a timely manner.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Engineer and fabricate special parts as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of operating principles and repair of commercial mowing equipment, construction equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, and hydraulic systems. Understanding of complex service manuals, wiring diagrams and maintenance and operator's manuals. Demonstrated skill in practices and procedures of: MIG, TIG, stick welding, plasma cutting and oxy acetylene torches. Knowledge of computer diagnostics, electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment, brakes, suspension and other vehicle components and systems.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Possess or be able to obtain three (3) ASE certifications in automotive areas within one year from date of hire. Graduation from vocational school supplemented by training in mechanical repair. Minimum of three (3) years or more of increasingly responsible experience at journeyman level. Valid (Class A CDL) driver's license, or ability to obtain within three months of hire. Must attend A.L.I.C.E. training within 4 months of hire and have the ability to understand the concepts presented in the program as they apply to the responsibilities of the position.

Special Considerations: Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Ability to move from site to site. Ability to lift, carry and move heavy weight (>50 lbs.) objects. Exposure to pesticides, exhaust fumes, chemicals, dust, dirt, insect bites and loud noises. Subject to modified/flexible work schedules. Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing, and twisting for extended periods of time. Frequently works in a crouched position or on back lying on mechanic’s dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment. Manual dexterity and strength to operate power-operated equipment/machines. Employee supplies a set of personal hand and power tools common to the trade of mechanical maintenance of vehicles for his/her personal use.

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 Naperville Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $36,500 + DOQ

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Maine - Niles Association of Special Recreation, located in Morton Grove, IL, is an extension of six member Park Districts and one local Village. M-NASR is looking for an individual who is passionate about providing quality recreational therapy programming for people with disabilities. Please visit our website at to learn more about our agency.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education, or related field. CTRS certification is strongly preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to develop, coordinate, lead, and evaluate a variety of recreation therapy activities for all individuals with special needs. Ability to work and communicate with individuals with disabilities, co-workers, parents, teachers, and community personnel is essential. CPR/First Aid Certification and CPI are required within six months of employment.

Job summary: Direct leadership of programs including overnight trips, fitness programs, after-school programs, social clubs, and Special Olympics. Planning, coordination, and involvement with agency-wide special events. Additional responsibilities include advocacy, coaching our Adapted Boccia team and related adapted sports programs, acting as the liaison for our Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program for veterans, behavior management, training and supervising staff, documentation, budgeting, creating adult programs for our four seasonal brochures, networking, driving agency vehicles, and other duties as assigned.

M-NASR is an equal opportunity employer. Full job description can be viewed online. Must apply through our website,, under the employment tab.

Email Lauren Ruiz, Program Manager, with questions about the position:

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation


Lauren Ruiz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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SUMMARY: Under the administrative direction of the General Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Activity Coordinator is responsible for the development, administration and coordination the After School Clubs, Nature programs, School Day Off programs, winter and Spring Break Camps, Camp Wiggleworms, After Camp Recreation, various one-week camps. In addition, assisting with seasonal events and community events.


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Plan, direct, implement and evaluate the Park District’s After School Clubs, Nature programs, School Day Off programs, Winter Break Camp, Spring Break Camp as well as assist General Recreation Supervisor with seasonal events and community events. • Direct Winter Break Camp, Spring Break Camp, and After Camp Recreation, Safety Town and oversee various one-week camps. Recommend the addition to or modification of existing programs and classes. • Teach Red Cross classes and become an American Red Cross certified trainer within 6 months of hire. • Prepare class information by coordinating with vendors and instructors for each season for After School Clubs, as well as be the onsite coordinator for clubs at least 2 days a week. • Create, develop and integrate curriculum into After School Clubs with the School Age Coordinator • Schedule staff to ensure proper supervision of participants. • Manage all participant documentation, including but not limited to class lists, attendance records, participant information forms, permission slips, emergency contacts, and permission to escort. • Responsible for the implementation of all Park District policies that relate to this area of responsibility. Along with the General Recreation Supervisor, hire and schedule qualified On-Site Coordinators, Nature Instructor(s), and staff to work all other programs that relate to this area. • Organize and update rosters, staff and vendor information, medical information, forms and signs as needed for all classes. Maintain reference materials and participant/customer database. • Handle program inquiries and feedback from participants and work creatively to resolve any issues. • Attend meetings, seminars and training that pertain to the job. • Work in cooperation with the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) to adequately support children with disabilities to participate in the programs successfully

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 Wilmette Park District


Liz Cox

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $58,000 - $86,000

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(*Please note: 1st review of applications will occur on 11/15/19)

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, the General Manager – FitNation is responsible for oversight of the district’s 3.7 million dollar fitness operation at the 75,000 sq. ft. FitNation Fitness Facility, Hunt Club Fitness Center, and all other fitness programs. This is a Recreation Department full time position with a normal work week of a minimum of 40 hours per week. Due to the extended hours of operation of the facilities, work schedule may vary and exceed the minimum 40 hours requirement.


•Experience: Five years of supervisory responsibility in fitness programs or facilities is preferred. •Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, or related field is required. •Skills: The incumbent for this role must have excellent communication skills, be able to interpret customers’ needs and interests and possess a thorough knowledge of the fitness industry, membership sales and retention strategies, facility management, fitness program management. Additionally, this role requires: the ability to organize, plan, and manage a wide variety of programs, events, staff and facilities; creativity with regards to initiating new concepts and programs; the ability to interpret, analyze and implement ideas and concepts; experience preparing and managing budgets, manuals and program guidelines; proficiency with various computer software applications and mobile devices. •Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, AED are required. Fitness-related certifications, Certified Pool Operation (CPO), Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification are preferred. •Competencies: This position must possess a thorough knowledge of the fitness programs and facilities they will be responsible for including membership sales strategies, membership retention strategies, must have strong accounting skills, knowledge and/or experience in special events, group exercise classes, personal training, general facility cleaning principles and other related operations. Knowledge of state, local and national standards in these areas is also required.


  1. Lead the successful operation of FitNation and Hunt Club fitness facilities by meeting and/or exceeding membership sales and other financial goals set forth in the business plan.
  2. Actively sell memberships to meet sales goals.
  3. Responsible for preparing an annual budget and setting goals that align with the GPD’s Board approved budget for fitness operations.
  4. Responsible for ensuring that customer service at both fitness facilities is consistent with Gurnee Park District operations at all times.
  5. Review, implement and maintain procedures and controls to ensure proper management of each facility.
  6. Follow departmental guidelines for receiving customer feedback.
  7. Create and maintain ad hoc reports, using facility records and statistical data as assigned.
  8. Plan, coordinate, schedule and supervise the FitNation and Hunt Club Fitness Center operations, Fitness Programs, and Fitness-Related Special Events.
  9. Work with Director of Business Services and their staff to ensure proper cash controls are being followed.
  10. Develop and maintain a high performing team at both facilities by recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and consistently evaluating staff. Coach and mentor direct reports for most effective performance.
  11. Oversee and manage the annual staff performance review process for each facility. Administer performance review to your direct reports.
  12. Coordinate all marketing and advertising with necessary staff, including giving final review and recommendation of seasonal program, facility and event information.
  13. Work cooperatively with Aquatic Facility Manager to ensure consistency of service to users of FitNation Pool.
  14. Review, update, implement and make recommendations for programs and operations in your area.
  15. Conduct manager/supervisory meetings and training sessions regularly Monitor the day-to-day operations of all fitness operations, act as manager-on-duty as necessary.
  16. Is responsible for overall operation, maintaining appropriate supplies and necessary work requests to effectively operate our fitness centers.
  17. Serve as Chairperson of the Wellness Committee.
  18. Provide oversight into the development and implementation of district, department, and area procedures.
  19. Complete necessary district, local, or state inspection forms and other information as required.
  20. All other duties as assigned.


  1. Serve on internal committees as assigned.
  2. Serve on external committees as assigned.
  3. Assist with Park District Special Events as assigned.
  4. Assist the Director of Recreation with administrative duties, as needed.
  5. Assist the Executive Director in the absence of the department head, as assigned.


The physical demands of this position are minimal. This position will require desk work and field work. Occasionally movement of supplies, equipment, or uniforms is necessary in which case the maximum weight that you are expected to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted. Some bending, twisting, and kneeling may be necessary at your desk or in support of certain recreation programs/events or when evaluating or moving fitness equipment (typically with the assistance with other tools and staff).

Hours: Full-time, salaried position

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000 - $86,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Includes an excellent benefit package.

Contact: Michael Wick, Director of Recreation 920 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone: 847-599-3756 Email:

Closing Date: Until filled, 1st review of applications will occur 11/15/19

To apply immediately:

The Gurnee Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Gurnee Park District


Michael Wick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled