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The City of McHenry, population 26,676, is a full-service municipality located along the Fox River in McHenry County. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and services in a customer-oriented, efficient and fiscally responsible manner. We are seeking candidates for the position of Recreation Superintendent. This position reports to the Deputy City Administrator. The person in this position directs, organizes, promotes, and manages recreation services including management of the McHenry Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is a modern 18,000 sf state of the art facility with current membership of 2,000. This position has four direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Recreation, Leisure Management, or closely related field.

• Five (5) years demonstrated experience in facility management and recreation management, including demonstrated staff development and supervisory experience.

• Demonstrated leadership ability.

• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.

This position requires availability on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Essential functions include:

• Membership management, sales, and marketing of facility and programs including group fitness classes, personal training, adult and youth programming

• Provide a high level of customer service to residents, members, vendors, and employees using above average written and verbal communication skills.

• Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and processes.

• Ability to lead the department and staff through growth and development of facilities, programs, and services while maintaining a creative and positive work culture.

• Evaluate effectiveness of recreation areas, facilities, and services through statistical measurement and member feedback.

• Develop, administer, and monitor the department budget and Recreation Center budget.

• Coordinate, delegate, and review work of assigned staff. Sets and manages priorities.

• Delegate and monitor all facets of personnel management including supervision, staffing, payroll, performance, discipline, training, etc.

• Surveys the community to determine needs; work with staff to develop and implement programming to meet those needs.

• Maintain a clean and safe facility including scheduling maintenance, repairs for facility and equipment. Create and maintain safe work environment for members and staff.

• Promote Recreation Center group events, rentals, and general usage.

• Assist with sponsorship and fundraising.

• Oversee membership system and registration process

• Above average ability to use spreadsheets, word processing, presentation and other software

• Ability to speak in public and make informative, effective presentations.

• Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.

• Must work a variable schedule that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements: Work is performed in both office setting and in the field and the physical demands vary with the work of the season; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Reach with hands and arms; climb, kneel, crouch, crawl and bend. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50+ pounds.

Application Process: Applications are online only at

The City of McHenry is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 City of McHenry


 Closing Date

October 4, 2017

 $13.00 - $16.00 an hour


TITLE: Recreation Coordinator (FLSA non-exempt) R 9.17


The Recreation Coordinator is a task orientated leadership role and will assist in all areas of Recreation Services, which includes recreation programs, youth programs, adult programs and special events. Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating recreation programs and special events. The Recreation Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Recreation Services Manager, but is granted the opportunities for  independent supervision in related areas of responsibility.


-Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related field.

-Must possess strong supervisory skills, teamwork and customer service skills. 


This role will work approximately 35 hours/ week on varying days and hours depending on need.

Must have the ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. 


-The Recreation Coordinator is a task orientated leadership role and will assist in all areas of Recreation Services, which includes recreation programs, youth programs, adult programs and special events.

-Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating recreation programs and special events.

-The Recreation Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Recreation Services Manager, but is granted the opportunities for  independent supervision in related areas of responsibility.



$13.00/Hr - $16.00/Hr  In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or Aetna PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and Fitness center and indoor pool membership or pool pass to the Family Aquatic Center.


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 Wheeling Park District


 Closing Date

October 20, 2017

 $66,000+ DOQ

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association ("FVSRA") is seeking an adaptive, resilient, quick to change direction and customer-centered Business/Finance Manager. This position sits at the crossroads of our great people and our business processes. In this role, you'll act as a teammate sponsor, a change agent, a representative of our values, and an engineer of a supportive, fun, and high-performing environment.

The ideal candidate is able to get things done. They will need to be smart and outspoken. They will need to be experienced in working with strong and varying personalities, balancing the need to listen, encourage and be responsive while being critical of things that do not add value to the organization or culture. They need to be able to relate to all levels of staff, make people feel heard while still providing the best laid plans of attack.

Job Purpose: The Business/Finance Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Accounting/Finance functions of the Agency. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. This person will also need to prepare financial reports and present findings and recommendations to top management. It’s a tall order. You’ll be proactive in all cases, needing to understand the needs and requirements of the management team and staff. You’ll be required to identify trouble areas and come up with possible solutions that truly solve the problem.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field of study. CPA, CMA or MBA preferred; 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience; Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgeting, managing processes, financial software (QuickBooks), developing standards, audit, corporate finance, and laws effecting financial/accounting procedures; Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; QuickBooks ProAdvisor (preferred); Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures; Must be familiar or become familiar with the Park District Code and other statutes relating to the operation of local governments; Must understand the theory, purpose and practice of providing public park and recreation/special recreation services; Maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): Audit, develop, and implement financial systems; Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals; Provide a visionary and leadership implementation role on behalf of Finance to all departments, creating a well-respected and sought after department goal; Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures; Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments; Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, initiating corrective actions; Coordinate and manage the FVSR Foundation book keeping, investments, transfers and certificates of deposits; Create financial reports for the FVSR Foundation.

Benefits: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days

Submit resume via email to: Keith Zalewski, Human Resources Manager, at

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 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association


Keith Zalewski

 Closing Date

October 6, 2017

 $34,000. - $43,000.


The General Recreation Supervisor position is an at-will appointment that receives direction from the Superintendent of Recreation. This Supervisor will be responsible for the maintenance and marketing of Cultural Arts, Teens and Special Event programs. This Supervisor assures that the highest quality of leisure services is provided during the programs they monitor and are responsible for maintaining and assuring the highest levels of safety practices are maintained. This position determines staffing levels and adjusts the workforce size and work schedules to assure program patrons a positive and satisfying recreation experience. This position requires the supervision, maintenance, and coordination of budgeting, marketing, revenue generation/expense control, customer related issues, and motivation and development of staff.


Knowledge of Recreation Programming

Principles and practices of recreation program development, brochure preparation, budget preparation and management.

Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations of part-time instructors and staff.

Principles and practices of recreation risk management and loss prevention.

Computer operation, including Microsoft Office software.

Recent recreation industry trends and current literature.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in a public recreation or park agency, including two years of supervisory responsibility related to operating recreation programs.

Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation administration, sports management, physical education or a related field.

On-going training in recreation programming or related field . Licenses or Certificates: Drivers with the Park as a Certified (CPRP)


Per Americans with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:

Ability to perform work functions indoor and outdoors. Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing ability. Ability to work seated at a desk for extended periods, a minimum of 2 hours. Ability to bend and lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.


Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plan, implement, evaluate and supervise recreation programs from inception to completion.

Evaluate programs through review of participant evaluations and public comments.

Recruit, select and employ adequate staff and volunteers to effectively operate programs. Orientate, train and supervise all assigned part-time instructors and volunteers.

Prepare annual job performance evaluations for all assigned part-time instructors and assistants. 6 Act on employee problems in a timely and effective manner.

Maintain accurate financial, personnel and program participation records. Complete payroll information for staff bi-weekly as needed.

Prepare and manage annual budgets for assigned programs and events.

Supervise the expenditure of funds and income for assigned programs and operate within the established budget . Order, purchase and coordinate assigned program supplies and equipment.

Support district polices and operational procedures

Work with the Marketing and Communications Department to disseminate newsletters, flyers, press releases, the brochure and other public relations materials to promote assigned programs and events.

Schedule the use of facilities for area programs and events, including the necessary information for proper program set-ups and cleaning.

Cooperate with the Parks Department to ensure quality field and facility environments

Receive and respond to citizen inquires and complaints.

Implement appropriate safety and disciplinary practices.

Perform general administrative/office duties as required, including attending meetings, assisting customers, answering the telephone, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, etc.

Operate a variety of office equipment, including a computer, printer, calculator, copier fax machine, telephone, etc.

Maintain a clean, safe and orderly working environment.

Review and visit programs, activities and special events initiated by the District.

Act as a district liaison with special interest groups as assigned. 23 Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the parks and recreation industry

Attend training sessions as identified by the Superintendent of Recreation

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Please apply online at

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 Roselle Park District


Nick Kapetan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000 - $55,000/year, DOQ

Summary: Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor II, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of a variety of summer camps, performing arts, dance and general interest programs, a variety of District-wide special events and the development of new programs. Responsibilities include the supervision of part-time staff.

Responsibilities: Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate adequate staff and volunteers to operate areas of responsibility. Assist with the preparation of an annual budget, including fee recommendations for areas of responsibility, and supervise the expenditure of funds once approved by the Board of Park Commissioners. Record and process all bills, request forms, end of season reports and any miscellaneous reports as would be pertinent to said operations in accordance with Park District policies and procedures. Work closely with recreation and facility staff to develop comprehensive programs. Make recommendations to the Recreation Supervisor II - Recreation for proposed long-term and short-term improvements for areas of responsibility. Make recommendations for dissemination of news releases, flyers, brochures and other public relations and materials. Assist with the preparation of seasonal brochures and marketing plan for areas of responsibility. Purchase supplies and equipment used in areas of responsibility. Plan, organize, implement and evaluate special events and programs, including a variety of summer camps, performing arts, dance and general interest programs. Make recommendations for the continual improvement of existing programs and the development of new programs and services that meet the current recreational needs of residents. Complete all required paperwork and accurately review and approve part-time staff's payroll. Perform other related duties assigned by the Recreation Supervisor II - Recreation.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related professional certification preferred. American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, valid driver’s license (IL), and intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Additionally, a successful candidate will have working experience with considerable knowledge in the areas of youth programing, performing arts and event planning, exceptional customer service skills, and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly (i.e. – software programs).

Classification: Full Time. Exempt (salaried)

Wage Range: $51,000-$55,000/year, DOQ

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

The Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Renee Brainerd

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled