The Executive Director is responsible for implementation of agency policy and the overall management of the park and recreation system. The Executive Director will carry out the Park District’s statutory responsibilities and will enact and follow the policies adopted by the Elk Grove Park District Board of Commissioners.
- Knowledge of a comprehensive park system.
- Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning.
- Project management experience.
- Golf industry management experience.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance.
- Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
- Computer fluency and a working knowledge of basic accounting software.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
- Ability to perform duties with substantial initiative and creativity.
- Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact, and courtesy.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with the staff, public, media, and Board.
- Skill to evaluate Park District programs and operations.
- Must be able to attend frequent meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours.
- Submit to and successfully complete all pre-employment screenings.
- A value based leadership style that promotes team building, employee participation, innovation, risk taking and continuous learning.
- Certified as a park and recreation professional with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.
- Working knowledge of rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to recreation programs and facilities.
- Ability to understand the recreation needs of the community and to formulate programs designed to meet these needs.
- Awareness of all state and federal compliancy responsibilities.
- Documented work with local and state regulatory agencies.
- Through knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others.
- Ability to develop, organize and direct a comprehensive community recreation program.
- Ability to develop, organize and direct a program of acquisition, construction and maintenance of park areas and facilities.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business management, public or business administration, parks and recreation administration, or a closely related field. The Executive Director must possess 8-10 years of related experience; at least 5-8 years should be in public or business relations and 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.
The application deadline is NOVEMBER 30, 2014.
Please see further instructions regarding the application process at our website:
The Rental Coordinator will assist in the scheduling and coordination of seasonal facility rentals that include outdoor pavilions, facility tent, multipurpose room, and pro shop. Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision,and be willing to work evenings and weekends. The Rental Coordinator should be able to provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. The Rental Coordinator will report directly to the Facility Manager.
* Attends events to assist with the facilitation of operations and responds to problems that pertain to the setup of the event; ensures assigned aspects of events are implemented and controlled according to plans.
* Maintains records for event activities, progress or status.
* Responsible for follow-up phone calls, evaluations, and email correspondence.
* Maintains facility or event calendars; updating when necessary.
* Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in written form.
* Keeps track of event finances including check requests, invoicing and reporting.
* Coordinate appointments and visits to see our facility.
* Prepare and modify event contracts as requested.
* Assist with negotiations for space contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment and ensure appropriate decor (floral, linens, color schemes, etc.) to meet the quality expectations of the renter.
* High School Diploma or equivalent AND one year of facility coordinator, OR, three years progressively responsible for events or facility coordination.
* Knowledge of Reserve Interactive Software a plus.
* Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
* Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays. Hours vary by season: ~25-40 hours/week. Pay range: Hourly
• Requires a bachelor’s degree in related field
• Requires two years of experience in website design, social networking, online media, and marketing tools
• Requires proficiency in Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; Quark Xpress/Adobe InDesign; Adobe Acrobat Professional; DCM (Drupal Content Management System); as well as photo/video skills
• Must be able to communicate effectively with others working throughout the district and with outside vendors
• Must be able to multi-task producing projects on deadline and within budget
• Creation and production of all visual representations of the park district message including, but not limited to, posters, fliers, banners, postcards, dasher boards; table tents; certificates
• Creation and delivery of print and digital advertisements for park district events and programs
• Development of logos for use on a wide variety of media including, but not limited to, clothing; cups; pins; pens; program guides; lunch bags; tote bags; district giveaways
• Creation, development and execution of program guide covers and annual financial report
• Design of park district newsletters – employee; community
• Photograph activities and events as needed
• Responsible for keeping subscriptions current to visual images services
• Responsible for delivering projects on time and within budget
• Works with printers
• Responsible for monthly activity report to Director of External Affairs
• Responsible for maintenance of present website
• Assist in planning, writing, publishing and managing web content including job postings; news and events; park board information; photography; current park brochure
• Assist in posting communications on outdoor electronic message boards
• Responsible for the creation of the park district’s monthly e-blasts
• Responsible for posting emergency messages and weather related closings
• Responsible for posting web versions of “Inside the Parks” video magazine
• Act as primary liaison to our outside website company
• Responsible for sizing and posting images across the website
• Responsible for maintaining pages across the website
Part-Time IMRF (20 -25hrs/wk)
$20 or negotiable based on experience
Until November 3, 2014
How to Apply:
No phone calls please
Send resume and salary history via e-mail to Catherine Miller at email@example.com
or by mail:
Mt. Prospect Park District
1000 W. Central Rd. Carboy
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Attn: Catherine Miller
Executive Director – Western Springs Park District
The Western Springs Park District Board of Commissioners invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board will select an Executive Director to fill this position and begin employment at the district approximately on January 1, 2015. The Western Springs Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
November 7, 2014 Deadline for Applications to be Postmarked
November 18, 2014 Candidates Presented to the Board
November 22-December 7, 2014 Board Begins Interview Process
January 1, 2015 Tentative Date of Employment
The starting salary range for the position of Executive Director is $65,000 to $80,000. Salary and benefits will be negotiable with the Board of Commissioners depending on qualifications and experience.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation administration or related field, preferred.
• Five to seven years administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.
• A person of great integrity, self-confidence, and charisma.
• Effective interpersonal skills. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals and have proven administrative and management skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and a commitment to high public visibility.
• Demonstrated success in budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations.
• Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. Preferred management style is one that is collaborative and emphasizes team management.
• Demonstrated experience with involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning. Background in community involvement and working with volunteers.
• Ability to enhance broad public understanding and support of the agency’s services and future needs.
• Maintain and improve community services with a record of a high level of customer service and satisfaction.
• Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs and research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long- range planning.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to use technology to streamline processes, promote the agency, and communicate with stakeholders.
• Strong background and knowledge in facility, field and park maintenance.
• Ability to work closely with the locally elected board and an in-depth understanding of board/director relationships.
All applications or inquiries should be referred to:
Screening Committee—Western Springs Park District
Illinois Association of Park Districts
Attn: Peter Murphy
211 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1186
Applications should be marked personal and confidential.
All applicant packets must be completed by November 7, 2014 and must contain the information below in order to meet Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.
1. Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate.
2. Current resume including, but not limited to, employment history, responsibilities, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed.
3. Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects.
4. At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members.
5. Three to six (3-6) professional references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt.
6. Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your response to each question to one page.
A) Describe your management style.
B) State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation.
C) What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today?
D) If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues?
E) If chosen for the position, what steps will you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days?
7. Salary history for the past 5 years.
8. Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of
diploma is acceptable.
9. Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.
The Facility Grounds Specialist is a full-time position who performs skilled parks maintenance and construction of parks and park facilities.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Oversees the landscape maintenance of Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Community Center, Recreation Center, Depot, and Community Park, including plant material, fencing, retaining walls and decorative stone work.
2. Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges.
3. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grass and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery.
4. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites.
5. Assists with the construction and maintenance of various athletic fields.
6. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs.
7. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves.
8. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues.
9. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs.
10. Plows and removes snow and ice as required.
11. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required.
12. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees.
1.Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a 2 year program in landscaping or horticulture.
2.Minimum of 5 years related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping.
3.Ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds.
4.Valid Illinois driver's license and excellent driving record.
5.Ability to obtain state Pesticide Operator's License within 6 months of employment.
6.Excellent oral communication skills, manual dexterity skills and time management skills.
Please apply at www.lisleparkdistrict.org/jobs.