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Jobs and Internships


GLASA’s internship programs provides career development opportunities for students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Adaptive Sports, Sports Psychology, Non-Profit Management, Development, Marketing and more.  Interns can be currently enrolled in a college, be a recent college graduate or be an experienced professional looking to gain exposure to a new career or field.  Intern positions vary from part-time (as little as 10 hours/week) up to full time positions for the entire season.

For internship inquiries, please contact:
Shannon Hellen, Office Manager
[email protected]

Employment Opportunities:


Be a part of something great! The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), a progressive non-profit organization, is looking to add a talented Accountant to the team that will make a daily impact on the organization’s finances.

GLASA, a $1 million Not-For-Profit organization, impacts the lives of over 600 athletes in the Midwest. We strive to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operate under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities.

The Accountant will report to the Executive Director and work directly with the Program Managers, Events and Competition Manager, Development Director, Grant Writer, Office Manager and GLASA Board. This individual will be responsible for all financial aspects of GLASA including accounting, payroll, financial planning and reporting, and treasury. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience including knowledge of Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Desktop. Non-profit experience is a plus.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Work can be split between the office location in Lake Forest, IL and remote home office. GLASA’s benefit package includes offerings of health, dental, vision and life insurances plus paid time off.

The specific responsibilities include:

• Process and post Accounts Payable
• Manage Accounts receivable
• Close the monthly ledger, including final postings, trial balance and closing
• Coordinate annual audit with external auditors

• Process semi-monthly payroll, including compensation and deduction management
• Generate 1099’s, W2’s
• Support various HR processes as required, jointly with the Executive Director
Financial Planning and Reporting
• Prepare monthly financial report for review with the GLASA management team
• Prepare and present monthly financials to the GLASA Board of Directors (6x per year)
• Manage the annual budget process in conjunction with the GLASA department leaders
• Assist in preparing fundraising applications and prepare regular reports to donors as required
• Perform analysis of results or projections as required to GLASA management and Board to support strategic plan development and decision making
• Assist in maintaining program statistics

• Perform monthly reconciliations of various monetary platforms
• Manage reserve funds
• Manage credit card access, expenses, reconciliation, and controls
• Manage insurance needs of GLASA

Send resume and cover letter to:
GLASA, 27864 Irma Lee Circle, 101, Lake Forest, IL 60045 ATTN: Accountant [email protected]
No phone calls or recruiters please.

Program Manager (Full- Time, Salaried)

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to “Let No One Sit on the Sidelines” and operates with a mission to promote and support the development and well-being of physically disabled youth, adults and veterans by providing inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive adaptive and Paralympic sports activities. GLASA also offers opportunities for empowerment though education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

GLASA is seeking a Program Manager to ensure GLASA’s adaptive and Paralympic sports, recreation and wellness activities are of the utmost quality and value to athletes who have a physical or visual disability.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate GLASA’s adaptive sports, recreation and wellness activities including weekly programs, injured military programming, clinics, and competitions. Larger programs will have shared responsibility with another Program full-time staff member.
  • Provide coaching and instruction to programs and clinics as needed
  • Work closely with national governing bodies and other sports organizations to ensure compliance in programming
  • Coordinate team and individual travel for GLASA teams and athletes
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to support and recruit coaches as needed
  • Prepare and monitor budget for programs
  • Recruit, supervise and evaluate interns
  • Provide on-going communication with staff members, athletes and family members to ensure success in all areas
  • Work with athletes on adaptive equipment fittings, ordering equipment and making modifications as needed
  • Report prudent programming statistics to GLASA staff as needed for grants, donors, etc.
  • Maintain SafeSport and other certifications for coaches and staff as required
  • Ensure that equipment is loaded into van/trailer and transported to weekly programs and other GLASA events
  • Provide support as needed for special events, programs and competitions
  • Promote GLASA’s programs, competitions and special events through outreach, promotional events and community engagement opportunities to recruit new athletes and share GLASA’s mission
  • Ensure a safe environment for all assigned programs
  • Provide direction, supervision and support to volunteers, part-time staff and coaches


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Kinesiology, Adaptive Physical Education, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Therapeutic Recreation or related degree
  • Minimum of one year of coaching, leadership and programming experience required
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Office products
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed for weekly programs, competitions and special events
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work successfully both with a team and independently
  • Strong passion to support adaptive and Paralympic sports both live and virtually
  • Ability to travel to regional and national competitions

Benefits include: Health insurance, paid time off, company cell phone. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Relocation stipend is available if moving from outside a 50-mile radius.

GLASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel is selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No recruiters please.