The Park District of Oak Park has developed an intensive, highly competitive 12-month rotational program specially designed to attract top graduates to pursue an accelerated pathway to career development. The program consists of rotations designed to make the participant well-rounded and knowledgeable in all functional areas of a Park District. This program integrates customized professional rotations, continuous leadership development and hands-on practical experience to help you grow as a professional and add value to the Park District of Oak Park. The program stresses professional development, leadership, collaboration, excellence, transparency and agility. Our goal is to attract and develop the best future leaders in the industry.
Graduate Students with impending Graduate's Degree or current Graduate with an Advanced Degree obtained within the past 2 yeas in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Sports Management or similar degree.
U.S. Work Authorization is required.
Demonstrated record of achievement in academics and previous internship/work experience.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
The Fellowship Program offers you the opportunity to occupy a 12-month contractual position consisting of one-year formal training plan designed to let you experience both personal and professional growth in an Illinois Distinguished Accredited, National Gold Medal and CAPRA Accredited Park District.
The anticipated salary is $45,000 with two weeks of vacation and opportunity to attend industry specific conferences and trainings. The schedule will be flexible to align with the rotational objectives. The anticipated Fellowship period will start in July 2018 and end in June 2019. We are accepting applications through March 1, 2018.
Apply online at www.pdop.org.
Graduate Students with impending Graduate’s Degree or current Graduate with an Advanced Degree obtained within the past 2 years in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Sports Management or similar degree
U.S. Work Authorization is required
Demonstrated record of achievement in academics and previous internship/work experience
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Internal Number: 1365
About Park District of Oak Park
The Park District of Oak Park, created in 1912, serves the recreational needs of the 52,000 residents of Oak Park, providing nearly 3,000 recreation programs and special events annually. Overseen by a Board of five elected officials, the District owns an Administrative Center, two outdoor pools, an indoor year-round ice rink, the Oak Park Conservatory, Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, a gymnastics & recreation center, seven recreation centers plus 13 parks totaling 84 acres of parkland. Through the programs and facilities the Park District of Oak Park provides, we significantly contribute to the quality of life in Oak Park. The District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, Accredited by CAPRA and a National Gold Medal Award.