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 $100,000 - $110,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees

~A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. ~Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. ~A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma. ~Must possess the ability to carry out organizational restructuring, yet stay true to the mission and maintain the strength, identity, and traditions of the organization. ~Must be able to lead the organization through a transformation while maintaining a passion for results with the ability to think and act strategically and stimulate others to do the same. ~Knowledgeable in park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, creative financing, marketing and public relations. ~Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning. ~Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including; capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, 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. ~Knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism.

Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Manhattan Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by February 15, 2018.

The Manhattan Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by December 13, 2017 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 needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 current letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 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 responses 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 you were chosen for the position, what steps would 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 degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

All applications or inquiries should be referred to: Screening Committee - Manhattan PD Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186

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 Manhattan Park District


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

December 13, 2017

 90,074 - $119,123

OUR MISSION Enriching our community through natural area preservation and exceptional recreation, parks, and facilities that inspire memorable experiences.

OUR VISION To be the community resource encouraging PLAY for L.I.F.E. Leadership. Imagination. Fulfillment. Enjoyment

OUR CULTURE We believe in a culture where our team members are respected, valued and appreciated.

Flexibility in one’s life is understood and work-life balance is respected. Innovative thinking is expected and encouraged lacking fear of failure. It is understood that through hard work the organization is committed to assisting in career development. We believe success relates directly to intention, effort and progress.

PROFESSIONALISM Committed to fostering a supportive culture that develops, empowers, respects and appreciates residents, volunteers, and staff.

INTEGRITY Serving consistently, openly, and honestly.

SAFETY Emphasizing a fun environment where residents and staff feel socially, emotionally, and physically secure.

AMBITION Leaders in exploring and creating innovative opportunities based on evolving needs and trends.

RESPONSIBILITY Preserving and maximizing community resources and partnerships through historical, environmental and fiscal stewardship.

This position has become available and provides us the opportunity to bring in an enthusiastic, forward thinking employee who seeks a community where he or she can be part of something special, part of an organization and administrative department where we value more than just the numbers and look at the “big picture”.

The Position Responsible for the leading the Recreation Department in our Mission, Vision and Values. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and is full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This position regularly requires extended hours and weekend work.

The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude, effective written and oral communication skills, belief that everyone is a leader, strong knowledge/experience in creative Recreation Leadership, and active engagement in striving toward the Mission, Vision and Values of the Park District. He or she should possess a team mentality, be open-minded, understand the value of work-life balance, be passionate in what they do, embrace change, creativity and be trustworthy.

Required Education and Experience Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation or related field from an accredited college or university and three years of experience, or Master of Science degree in related field from an accredited college or university and three years supervisory experience.

Certified Park and recreation Professional (CPRP) required within six months of employment

Preferred Education and Experience Experience with Vermont Software Systems

For more information, contact Bill McAdam

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 Downers Grove Park District


Bill McAdam

 Closing Date

November 16, 2017

 $12-$15 per hour

Oakbrook Terrace Park District TITLE: Fitness and Athletics Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is responsible for all fitness and athletic programming, as well as the operations of the fitness center. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is a part-time employee working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Work pace is moderate to active depending on the task required. The position of Fitness and Athletics Supervisor requires the ability to work in active pace (50 lbs or more).

QUALIFICATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field; or at least 1 year of full time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must have experience working with Microsoft computer programs. Experience with Vermont Systems, Inc. (VSI) RecTrac preferred. Ideal candidate will have additional fitness certifications (personal training, group exercise, etc).

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Directly supervise the Group Exercise Programs, Adult and Youth Athletic Programs, Fitness related Special Events, Overall Fitness Facility Operations, Management of Personal Training and Membership. 2. Evaluate the need for new programs and events as well as retiring out dated programs and events. 3. Actively participate in creating the Fitness and Recreation Department budget. 4. Process billing for memberships, as well as follow up on delinquent accounts. 5. Monitor revenue and expenses for programs, events, and the Fitness facility. 6. Work to develop a network of volunteers to assist with Park District special events. 7. Purchase all supplies necessary for programs, special events, and facility operations. 8. Communicate consistently with the program instructors. 9. Ensure all contracted and Park District Instructors have turned in all necessary documentation (certificates of insurance, professional licenses, training certificates) 10. Assure adequate staffing throughout the facility. 11. Actively participate in creating and maintaining program and facility budget. 12. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and manage staff. 13. Contribute information to the seasonal brochure. 14. Preforms required inspections of all strength and cardio equipment, coordinate with maintenance all required repairs. 15. Attend weekly staff meetings. 16. Attend Park Board Meetings as required. 17. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS: 1. Excellent customer service skills, (internal and external customers) 2. Ability to successfully use the secondary electronic devices: copy machine, postage machine, laminator and label maker. 3. Knowledge of programming and league operations. 4. Work well with all departments and personalities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Have a basic knowledge of all programs, special events, and memberships; or know how and where to obtain the information. 2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor may feel added pressure from the volume of calls, walk in requests and emails about programs and special events. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must remain calm and continually share Park District information with patrons. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be a good problem solver, and continually develop creative responses to problems.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 50 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor may be exposed to elements when assisting with outdoor functions. Most activities are preformed indoors; these conditions may include lighting and extreme temperatures.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District. The Fitness and Athletics Supervisor must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.

Please email all resumes and applications to Tom Bell, Superintendent of Facility Operations and Park Maintenance, at

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Tom Bell

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,000 - $90,000

The City of Wood Dale is seeking a full-time Marketing & Special Events Manager. This is a highly skilled and responsible position within the Administration Department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of City public information and communications management, marketing and public relations including print materials, electronic communications and social media. This position is also responsible for organizing and the execution of all special events for the City of Wood Dale. Additional duties involve website development, e-news and print publications and social media oversight. This position reports directly to the City Manager.

The successful candidate must possess strong organization, initiative, customer service and communications skills. Thorough knowledge of marketing and event planning is strongly desired; previous experience utilizing graphic design software, website software and photography skills a plus. Typical work hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Marketing & Special Events Manager attends various evening meetings for the City including Prairie Fest Committee, Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings and occasional weekend events when necessary.

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field with high level of knowledge of media relations. 2-3 years’ experience in marketing, media relations, public relations or related field, municipal government experience preferred. Experience in computer hardware/software, desktop publishing, website development, event planning, social media platforms and content.

The salary of the Marketing & Special Events Manager will be based upon qualifications and work experience. The salary range is $65,000 - $90,000. Benefits included Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund; paid vacation and sick leave accrual; medical, dental, vision and life insurance. This position is open until filled. Applications are available on the City website and at City Hall.

Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter, salary history and City Employment Application to: City of Wood Dale Attn: Human Resources 404 N. Wood Dale Rd Wood Dale IL 60191 Applicants may also submit application materials and/or inquiries to the City at

The City of Wood Dale is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 City of Wood Dale


Brad Wilson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000 – $89,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Join the award winning Glenview Park District as the Assistant Director of Recreation. You will be working at Park Center, our highly active and popular 188,000 sq. ft. community center. Expand your skills and professional knowledge as you experience all the diverse facilities, programs and services the Glenview Park District has to offer including two golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink, paddle tennis, a working farm, a nature center and living history museum, banquet and rental facilities, a fitness center, senior center, preschool, sports, cultural arts and more.

JOB SUMMARY In this position, you will take a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of 3 aquatic complexes (1 indoor and 2 outdoor) including facility maintenance and pool concessions and Park Center customer service, program registration and facility rentals, including rentals at Schram Memorial Chapel. You will also be actively involved in planning, organizing, and running the Glenview 4th of July celebrations, the Glenview Park Foundation fundraising events and Park Center special events. You will directly supervise 3 full time exempt positions and indirectly supervise 3 additional full time employees and more than 250-400 part time and/or seasonal employees . QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or a related field required. Master’s degree a plus and at least 2 years of supervising fulltime employees. Seven (7) or more years of related progressive experience, including programming, budgeting, marketing, facilities management, and customer service. Prior supervisory and aquatics experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. RecTrac experience is desirable. Starfish and CPO certifications required. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

TARGET HIRING RANGE: $55,000 – $89,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:  Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO. Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)  457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan  Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave  Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits  Tuition Reimbursement  Dental Coverage  Flexible Spending Accounts  Prescription Coverage  Vision Reimbursement Program  Life Insurance.

APPLY ONLINE ONLY Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. If interested, please apply by December 4, 2017. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

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 Glenview Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled