Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association

The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? Do you have a recreation background? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Regional Coordinator
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
285 Memorial Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-0737

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, social work or a related field. Current certifications as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year) or Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (or attained one year after eligibility). Must have an extensive knowledge of recreation activities, program planning, and possess leadership abilities in a variety of recreation areas with special populations. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. Class “D” driver’s license, and certification by Handle with Care and First Aid/CPR/AED or obtainable upon hire.

Summary: Plan, implement and evaluate year round recreation programs and budgets for assigned programs. Develop and maintain relationships with families, member districts and service organizations and collaborators. Supervise and lead programs, special events and overnight trips. Complete training to drive agency vehicles. Work schedule will include evening and Saturday hours. Active participation in strategic planning and overall agency development.

Salary Range: $43,000-$46,000 – commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance package, pension plan, monthly travel reimbursement & cell phone stipend, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days and deferred compensation program available.

Hiring Manager: Rebecca Moore, CTRS, CPRP – Senior Manager of Recreation

To Apply: Go to and follow the link to employment and volunteering.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Moore

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