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 $44,722.80+ annually DOE

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities through a partnership with 17 Park Districts located within the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  NWSRA provides outstanding recreation opportunities for people with disabilities within our partner Park Districts through weekly programs, adult day programs (PURSUIT), special events, day camps and inclusion in Park District programs. NWSRA is a park district that serves people with disabilities. 

Job Summary: 
Coordinator will support the Support Services Department.  Coordinator will assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate recreation and leisure programs for children and adults with disabilities. Assists the Support Services Manager with overseeing and managing part-time/seasonal employees in supporting programs for individuals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of coordinating and implementing programs while working closely with agency teams to support individuals with disabilities in the least restrictive environment and the most inclusive settings. 
  • Responsible for developing, planning, and organizing recreation programs while working with assigned member districts coordinating before and after school care, preschool, general programs, special events, trips and summer day camp. 
  • Complete observations, assessments and follow up with the necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation. 
  • Provide training for part-time/seasonal staff and member districts, when needed. 
  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot and address behaviors, programming issues, and concerns regarding program issues and participant behaviors.
Graduate from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field of study. Must have knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with disabilities. Current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or the ability to get certified within an allotted amount of time determined by the policy of the Association and/or the Executive Director. 

Scheduling and Pay:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Weekly schedule is generally 40 – 45 hours. Weekends and evenings occasionally based on schedule. Position starting range is $44,722.80 annually DOE.

Benefits we offer: 
  • Medical Coverage                              
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Group Life Insurance 
  • AFLAC Indemnity Plans
  • IMRF Pension Plan
  • Mission Square Retirement 457b Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Personal Days
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To Apply:  Visit us at to complete an online application and submit your current resume.  For questions on this position please call Darleen Negrillo - Superintendent of Administrative Services at (847)392-2848 or email at

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 Northwest Special Recreation Association


Darleen Negrillo

 Closing Date

September 29, 2023

 $55,000 - $63,000

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Foss Park District: Assistant Business Manager

ABOUT US: The Foss Park District is a local government agency that provides recreational programs and parks for the participants, which is mainly North Chicago, IL. Foss Park District facilities include an 18 hole golf course, clubhouse and pavilion, recreation center, and various parks throughout the district.

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Business Manager has responsibilities and involved in all aspects of the accounting including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger. Main duties include verifying, recording and analyzing general ledger entries, maintaining the fixed asset reporting system, and preparing reconciliations and financial reports, as well as all accounting for the Foss Park District and other accounting and record keeping functions as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, will consider experience in lieu of formal education. At least 2 years of relevant work experience and fund accounting experience preferred. The best candidates will have significant knowledge of accounting practices, government accounting strongly preferred, and procedures and experience working with various accounting software and programs. Foss Park District currently uses several computer programs in addition to MSI Accounting Software and Paylocity Payroll System.

HOURS: This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm.

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please submit your Resume to:

If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately. The Foss Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Foss Park District


Bradley Skof

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $46,874.00 - $58,592.50 DOQ

Established in 1954, Mundelein Park & Recreation District has 34 park sites offering over 735 acres of open space, playgrounds, ballfields, lakes and trails. We offer over 650 seasonal programs, including: dance, youth sports, tennis, karate, golf, gymnastics, adult and youth leagues, swim instruction, art, fitness and wellness, culinary, adult day trips, science classes, and day camps. In addition, we host over 20 annual events, many free to the public.

Cultural Arts & Events Supervisor

Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt          Posting Closing Date: Until Filled    Starting Salary: $46,874.00 - $58,592.50 DOQ
Benefits: IMRF Pension, PTO & District Discounts, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Group Life Insurance
Apply online at 
(include a cover letter describing cultural arts/events background)

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision of all the cultural arts programs, special events and parties. This position requires working early mornings and late nights, weekends and holidays as needed to successfully carry out the essential functions of this job.
Qualifications – Education, Experience and Training
B.A. or B.S. in Recreation Administration, Education or related field is preferred.  Minimum High School Diploma required. Minimum of one year of experience in the field is required. Minimum of three years of experience in the field is preferred. CPR, First Aid and AED Certification required and if not certified, must become certified within 90 days of employment. Certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preferred. Candidate must also possess a valid Illinois class "D" driver's license. 
Duties and Responsibilities 
A.    Essential Functions
  • Develop, coordinate, promote, evaluate, market and supervise a comprehensive selection of cultural arts programs. Instruct programs and workshops, as needed.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote, evaluate, market and supervise a comprehensive selection of special events.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote, evaluate, market and supervise the birthday party program. Leads parties, as needed.
  • Ensures proper set up, work requests and clean-up of events and programs. 
  • Define personnel and staffing requirements, develop plan to recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate seasonal and part time staff to include contract employment and volunteers for assigned recreational programs and facilities.
  • Prepares seasonal brochure information and creates publicity materials in cooperation with the marketing department.
  • Work with marketing staff on the creation of annual marketing plans for areas of responsibility. Ensure the timely marketing of programs and events from a strategic perspective, including production of flyers, brochures, press releases, social media posts and other promotional materials.
  • Prepare the annual budget for program areas, monitor revenue and expenses, make purchases, and provide recommendations to supervisor on rate and policy changes.  
  • Develop long range recommendations for capital expenses.
  • Order, purchase and coordinate assigned program supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare monthly board report.
  • Continuously seek ways to improve and deliver quality services to both external and internal customers.
  • Makes recommendations for changes and improvements to programs, and facilities as required to meet the public demand.
  • Deliver quality customer service both internally and externally.
  • Quickly and diplomatically attend to questions, suggestions, and/or complaints received from the public and staff.
  • Provide accurate information to patrons in person, via telephone, and electronically and be available to troubleshoot any issues, as needed. 
  • Adapt recreation programs to meet the needs of individuals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Monitor records of monies received, participation figures, and expenditures within assigned responsibility areas.
  • Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops and classes to improve job knowledge and management skills.
  • Work with community organizations, businesses, and other governmental bodies to promote, implement, and improve programs and services.
  • Develop, schedule and implement an annual calendar of in-service trainings.  Ensure staff attendance. Produce and update training manuals for staff.
  • Train and practice with staff the medical emergency, evacuation and disaster plan so as to be prepared for any and all emergencies. 
  • Ensures staff schedules are prepared for areas of responsibility.
  • Process payroll.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

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 Mundelein Park & Recreation Dist.


Brian Kaspar

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $26.50/hr - $31.00/hr DOQ

Who we are?  
The Deerfield Park District was formed in 1951 with a mission to provide outstanding parks, services, facilities, and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living, and provide memorable experiences. The Park District has over 25 parks and facilities including the Deerfield Golf Club, Sachs Recreation Center, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, Mitchell Pool and Deerspring Pool. The Park District employs an average of 300 staff with over 500 seasonally. The district maintains a modern, well-designed environment and is an IAPD/IPRA Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency and a two-time National Gold Medal Finalist in the last two years. For additional information visit us at
What is the opportunity?    
Our Parks Foreman is an integral position within the Parks Team at the Deerfield Park District.  It allows you to showcase your trades and maintenance skills, along with leading projects and staff along with assisting in the organization of daily work assignments.  
Overview of Key Responsibilities   
The Parks Foreman has wide variety of essential duties including but not limited to:  
**Performs semi-skilled carpentry, painting, dry-wall, plumbing, electrical, welding, concrete and other related maintenance skills.  
**Skillful and safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools such as tractors, riding mowers, skid steer, backhoe, woodchipper, chain saws, landscape equipment, power tools, etc.   
** Installation, inspection, repairs, painting and maintenance of playgrounds and equipment.  
**Installation, maintenance and repair of fencing, signage and athletic equipment such as tennis and volleyball nets and posts, basketball and soccer goals, etc.  
**General building maintenance such as cleaning, painting, repairing roofs, soffits, siding, decks, doors, windows, etc.  
**General maintenance of parks, landscaping, buildings, playgrounds and athletic fields.  
**Maintenance and repair of hard surface courts, pathways, sidewalks, trails and parking lots.  

Marginal Functions     
**Turf maintenance such as: mowing, trimming, fertilizing, aerating, irrigation, overseeding, installation of sod and establishment of new turf.  
**Application of chemical controls, including pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.  
What qualifications are needed?   
**High School Diploma plus specialized training (classes, seminars) in park management, sports turf management, horticulture, arbor culture, carpentry or general construction experience.  
**Ability to obtain and maintain Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Chain Saw certifications.  
**Ability to obtain and maintain an Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Operator’s License.  
**Valid driver’s license required; CDL license preferred.  

Scheduling, pay and benefits  
Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position.   

Hours are M – F, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to amend work hours to include evenings or additional days during the week.  

Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan/Paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. And much more.  

Apply online at   
A full job description will be provided during the interview process.  

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 Deerfield Park District


Jay Zahn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $115,393.00 - $141,369.00 annually

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.
STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $115,393.00 - $141,369.00 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $115,393.00 - $167,345.00 .
Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
This position has managerial and technical responsibilities in all human resource (HR) management programs including recruitment, policy administration, worker’s compensation and risk management, HR document management, training and professional development, employee and labor relations, employee benefits and wellness programs, classification and compensation management, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and the development of the human resources strategic plan, practices, and objectives.  This position works closely with other departments to resolve employee relations issues through performance documentation and corrective action. 
1.    Assists the Director of Human Resources with day-to-day oversight of the Human Resources Department including the overall administration and operations of the Human Resources department.
2.    Assists with the overall administration of employee and labor relations to include collective bargaining agreement negotiations and administration, grievances, arbitration, and unfair labor practices.  Conducts studies and investigations into matters affecting employees and the workplace.  Offers recommendations and action plans to resolve issues.
3.    Oversees the village’s overall talent management and compensation plans.
4.    Recommends opportunities to improve and align supporting systems to maintain an integrated approach to talent management and compensation.
5.    Oversees the employee benefits, wellness program and Healthy U and Employee Engagement Committee initiatives.  Ensures that recommendations for various programs will positively impact overall claims and cost.
6.    Oversees the recruitment process to ensure compliance with village hiring practices and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
7.    Develops policy and administrative protocols applicable to employees.  Monitors policy/practice to ensure compliance with state and federal laws or regulations.  
8.    Responsible for human resources records administration for the organization.
9.    Oversees unemployment compensation claims administration, worker’s compensation, risk, and safety programs.
10.    Assists with administration of the HR department budget and position control.
11.    Performs other duties as assigned.

1.    Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, organizational development, public administration, or related field.
2.    Master’s degree preferred.  If candidate does not possess a master’s degree at time of hire, they must obtain it within five years of employment/promotion.
3.    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative human resources experience in several of the following:  employee relations, HRIS, labor relations, compensation, benefit administration, recruitment, workers’ compensation, risk management, or training.
4.    A minimum of two years of managerial experience coordinating a range of activities undertaken by others that involve directing, monitoring, and evaluating performance of staff is preferred.
5.    Professional certification is highly desired.
6.    Proficiency with current computer software systems. 
The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).

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 Village of Schaumburg


Samantha Edwards

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled