The Grandwood Park Park District, established in 1965, is a municipal governing agency providing parks, recreation facilities and events/programs for its residents. It is located in unincorporated Gurnee, in northern Lake County, Illinois. It is governed by a five (5) member Board of Commissioners who are unpaid elected officials, each serving a 6-year term.
The General Manager of the GPPD is a part time hourly position that supports the 5 member Park District Board of Commissioners. The manager must have a thorough knowledge of public park district operations, as well as park district finance.
The executive manager has responsibility for day to day operations of the Park District, of all Park District properties which includes a community lake, several parks an athletic field, playgrounds, Unity Trail, a Community Center building, a pole barn storage facility, retention ponds and several undeveloped areas.
The Grandwood Park Park District Community Center is home to Little Learners Preschool, Little Explorers Summer Day Camp, various programs and is available for private rentals. The park district also works with the Grandwood Park Civic Association to provide community programs, events, and activities. The goal of these is to not only support the community, but bring its residents together increasing involvement, safety, interaction and friendships.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Finance or closely related field. Minimum of three (3) years of prior professional experience in recreation or governmental/public sector work. Must have a working knowledge of financial, office and personnel management. Must be proficient in Microsoft Work, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Quickbooks Pro Accounting Software. Effective interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals. Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communications skills and high public visibility.
• Demonstrated capabilities in fiscal management. Must have experience budgeting; budget forecasting; development of funding strategies, including bonds, public/private partnerships and grants and have experience in grant writing.
• Works with GPPD Board of Commissioners to initiate the annual levy and budget and appropriations process.
• On a timely basis, files all legally required taxes, levies and ordinances as required by law. Responsible for oversight of all updates to policies, ordinances, and procedures per the board of direction.
• Responsible for obtaining and supplying any information requested under the Freedom of Information Act within the legally mandated timeframe.
• Maintains the Park District Master Plan for capital improvements. Works to establish annual and 5 year master plans. Organizes process to solicit feedback from community to develop short and long term goals.
• Provides Board of Commissioners with monthly financial statements which includes accounting of income, expense, and fund balances.
• Manages regular audits with an approved 3rd party organization.
• Manages day to day operations of the park district including but not limited to purchasing and procurement of goods and services, rental operations, staffing of office, marketing, and insurance and liability management.
• Establishes and maintains open communication and collaboration with staff, community, other agencies and associations, agency neighbors and governmental entities.
• Responsible for payroll management of employees. Review and approve timesheets, meeting payroll on a biweekly basis, paying monthly federal and state withholding taxes, submitting all required state, federal and local tax reports, ensures that all new employees have completed appropriate tax withholding statements, creates annual W2 and 1099 documents for staff and contractors.
• Initiates annual payroll/benefit review and goal process.
• Works with the GPPD Attorney of record to resolve any questions, provides guidance, enact and enforce new procedures and ordinances.
• Manages GPPD risk and liability by working with insurance carriers to arrange for cost effective coverage. Resolves any insurance observations and report to GPPD Board of Commissioners.
• Research’s and identifies grants that may be applicable to GPPD. Completes processes required to apply for and obtain grants for the district. Works with other local park districts, county offices or outside consultants to apply for grants for GPPD.
• Works to develop partnerships with businesses and other governmental entities.
• Ensures that GPPD is represented for any matters applying to or requiring support form state, local, regional and special interest groups, including, but not limited to IAPD, Lake County Forest Preserve, Lake County Board and Warren Township.
Application forms can be found at www.grandwoopark.net
Return application form, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Board of Commissioners
Grandwood Park Park District
36630 N. Hutchins Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assists the Conservatory Department Manager with all duties pertaining to the management of planting and maintenance of the Park District's plant materials. Plan, implement, and maintain floral plantings at the Mt. Prospect Golf Course. Supervise greenhouse employees and volunteers. Participate in Conservatory special events. Act as liaison between Conservatory Department Manager and Conservatory Maintenance staff. In the absence of the Conservatory Manager, assumes responsibility of the Conservatory.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
A minimum of an Associate Degree in Horticulture or three years field experience with proficiency in plant identification, pests and their controls and basic horticulture.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed.
Must possess a valid Illinois Pesticide Applicators license.
Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of common hand tools and power tools.
Must have ability to operate trucks, tractors and other common construction equipment.
Must be able to work without supervision.
Proficiency in MS Office, data base software, internet and website portals.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.
Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.
Please mail resume and salary history to:
Friendship Park Conservatory
395 W. Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Attn: Barb Koch, Conservatory Department Manager
Email to: email@example.com
Education: Associate’s degree or certification program requiring two years to complete in Information Systems or related field. Prefer individual with Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field. Applicants will be considered with relevant work experience of at least three years in lieu of Information Systems degree or certification.
Experience: Three years relevant help desk and technical experience in a corporate environment. Experience with Vermont Systems and MSI software a plus.
Certifications: Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers’ License. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification.
Other Qualifications: Must possess strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational and communication skills.
DUTIES: Assists the Director of Information Technology with hands on enterprise application support and the day to day operations of the IT Department. Duties may include:
1.Enterprise Application Support for MSI, RecTrac, FinTrac, MainTrac and video surveillance.
2.Help desk support related to network, phones, PC’s, peripherals and Windows applications including Microsoft Office Suite.
3.Assists in developing and providing end user training.
4.Windows Server administration (Active Directory, Exchange, file and print management).
5.Cisco Call Manager and Unity VoIP administration.
6.Installation, configuration and maintaining PC’s on a local area network.
7.Assist with installation and maintenance of District’s hardware and software upgrades.
8.Investigate, diagnose, solve and prevent viruses, malware and hacking attempts.
9.Add and delete users.
10.Support the IT Director with daily operational and technical projects.
11.Basic Apple server and Macintosh desktop support.
12.Performs other duties as assigned.
To apply for this position, submit application and resume to:
Lynn Seebacher, Human Resources Manager
Skokie Park District
Weber Leisure Center
9300 Weber Park Place
Skokie, IL 60077
Job Title: Gymnastics Coach
Classification: Full Time - Exempt
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
• Instruct and coach Boys & Girls USAG, GIJO gymnastics team training, competition meets, and recreational gymnastics classes and special events.
• Monitor gymnastics equipment for safety, maintenance and replacement needs.
• Communicate with, but not limited to, staff, volunteers, participants, and parents.
• Effectively manage the use of facilities, equipment, space and staff resources.
• Assist with the development and implementation of ongoing analysis and evaluation of the gymnastics program and the individual athletes.
• Assist in training and supervision of assistant coaches and instructors.
• Participate in district wide projects and events.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience Required:
• Must be 21 years or older with 2 years of gymnastics coaching experience.
• Ability to teach gymnastics skills through progressions.
• Ability to spot competitive gymnasts through USAG level 10.
• Must be able to lift/move 40 pounds.
• Must have good safety awareness and use good judgment in all aspects of this position.
• Supervisory experience is preferred.
Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificates:
• Ability to plan, organize, and lead daily operations and safety of team and recreation programs.
• Knowledge and physical ability to teach specialized team and recreational programs.
• Ability to observe and spot athletes as they perform on various apparatus. This may include some physical contact and lifting.
• Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the District.
• Knowledge of and ability to implement trends and practices in gymnastics related services, management and community needs and interests.
• Requires current CPR / AED / First Aid certifications.
• Requires current USAG safety certifications.
• Maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.
• Ability to use applicable computer software including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Outlook, and registration software.
• Ability to lead others to common goals and to work cooperatively with other employees, team and the public and to accept direction for professional improvement.
Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Demands:
Primary work location will be Boulder Point Community center, with occasional alternate site job responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, bend, lift, jump, turn, and talk. The employee frequently is required to stand for long periods of time, kneel, reach and carry. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 lbs. The employee may on occasion, transport participants in district owned vans, buses or trucks. The employee will typically be scheduled to work a mix of nights, weekends and daytime hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this job.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Oswegoland Park District management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. The Oswegoland Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Thomas K. Betsinger
Oswegoland Park Distirct
313 E. Washington St.
Oswego, IL 60543
via email to:
The Pleasant Dale Park District is accepting applications for various positions. The positions and contact person are listed below:
Front Desk Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before/After School Care: email@example.com
Birthday Party Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soccer Referee: email@example.com
Zumba Instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of work, qualifications, and pay scale will vary by each position. Please contact the appropriate staff member for additional information.