Program Coordinator (Buddies)

Job ID
Employment Type
Part-Time (up to 19 hours)
Job Location
US-IL-Orland Park
IMRF Eligibile
Not IMRF Eligible
Recreation Programs and Services
$15.00 per hour

Opportunity at a Glance

The Village of Orland Park is a sprawling, vibrant community offering a vast array of comfort amenities to our residents.  Our state of the art Recreation Department is one such feature catering to the protection, safety and enrichment of our youngest citizens while providing an outlet for their energetic personalities and active minds. Our Recreation Camp team consists of talented, fun-loving, experienced individuals who have a passion for creating a delightful, educational environment which allows enrollees in any number of our inclusive programs to not only participate in a multitude of activities but also stoke and encourage their creativity.


Ready and willing to provide a positive impact on all of the lives that we have the priviledge of serving, the Village of Orland Park and its Recreation Department commits to maintaining quality programming, versatility in it's activities and unsurpassed stewardship.

Key Responsibilities

The Buddies Program Coordinator will develop, plan, implement, and evaluate program activities including special events to meet program needs.  This position will coordinate all staffing needs and provide direct supervision of 7 - 10 daycamp counselors and indirect supervision of inclusion staff.  Staffing responsibilities include evaluation of staff in addition to staff motivation and encouragement of creative idea sharing that focuses on continual improvement of programming. 

This position will regularly communicate with parents and program participants.  Also responsible to oversee administrative function including timesheets, registration, scheduling, calendars, and expenditures including purchasing supplies/equipment/inventory within budgetary guidelines.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

High school diploma is required.  An associate or bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred.  A minimum of 2-5 years of related experience in recreation/education field.  A minimum of 2 years of related supervisory experience is required.  Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and passion for working with school age children grades 5 - 7 is required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.   A valid driver's license is required.  CPR/AED/FA certifications are required.


This position must be available to work approximately 35-38 hrs/wk throughout the summer programming season April through mid-August.  Minimal weekly planning hours in off months, up to 10 hours per month, September through March.  Must be available to work from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.


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