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 $43,000 - $50,000 annually depending upon qualifications

Park Ridge is a community located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation.

As a result of a well-earned retirement, we have a rare opportunity for the full-time position of Payroll Administrator. Selected individual will serve as the District’s primary individual responsible for monitoring and processing the Districts’ $6.6 million dollar payroll utilizing a third party software.

Will ensure the District is in compliance with the IL Wage and Hour rules, federal and state government taxing bodies, union contract and District policy. Oversees accurate withholding of funds from employees paychecks and disbursements to respective parties such as the IMRF pension, health and welfare vendor, wage assignee's etc. Processes a significant amount of year-round changes related to the general ledger and pay rates affecting a headcount that can reach up to 800 employees during high volume seasonal staffing. Entails a significant amount of troubleshooting, data analysis and corrective measures regarding wages and benefits. Will monitor and adjust Benefit accruals such as vacation, sick and personal time. May perform general accounting clerical and analytical financial tasks. 

This position requires three to four years of direct experience processing a payroll preferable in the parks and recreation field; however we will consider applicants with other industry experience. This job requires extreme attention to detail, intermediate skills in Microsoft, a genuine concern to help employees and ability to maintain confidentiality. Experience with payroll software is required; our current software is Paycom. Requirements include advanced level written and verbal communication in the English language, a high school diploma or GED with some accounting coursework helpful.

This position requires a 35 hour work-week. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a pension through IMRF.

To apply and view the full job description, visit our District web site at: and click on Jobs, or the following link:

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 Park Ridge Park District


Diane DiGangi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 - $75,000 DOE

JOB TITLE: Athletic Program and Facilities Manager (FLSA Exempt) R 6.18

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities

Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation or closely related field; a minimum of five (5) years of full-time related experience and a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory or administrative experience required in athletic program and facility management; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in programming a variety of youth and adult athletic programs, and special events as assigned.

Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of youth and adult athletics programming and management, and community recreation.

Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in managing an outdoor sports complex.

Understanding and working knowledge of best business principles, practices, and objectives of revenue generating sports facilities, including concessions, and operations.

Supervisory experience required. Must possess the ability to hire, organize, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for program responsibilities.

Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.

CPR/AED certification.

Valid Illinois driver’s license required.

Must able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus.


The Athletic Program and Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing, managing and programming the Heritage Park Sports Complex. Responsible for all operational, managerial and risk management processes at the Agency’s athletic facilities. Programming includes adult and youth athletic leagues, classes and special events. This position requires an active and participative management approach and an overall working knowledge of all aspects of the Heritage Park Sports Complex operations.

The Athletic Program and Facilities Manager is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Facilities but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility. The Athletic Program and Facilities Manager also works closely with the Superintendent of Parks and Facility Services to coordinate all activities

The Athletic Program and Facilities Manager is responsible for supervising two full-time Athletic Program Managers.


The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will vary depending on the season and workload.


Organizes, implements and evaluates a comprehensive selection of athletic programs, events and activities designed to meet the needs of the community.

Manages the operation and scheduling of the Heritage Park Sports Complex including recruiting and hosting regional tournaments and activities.

Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates all staff for programs, volunteers, and instructors.

Provide leadership to staff to ensure communication of facility information.

Analyzes and evaluates financial data, usage, industry trends and customer satisfaction.

Prepares monthly board reports, bi-weekly payroll, program evaluations, annual reports, and any special reports requested by the Superintendent of Programs and Facilities.

Prepares marketing and promotional information in cooperation with the marketing staff.

Works cooperatively with Risk Management and conducts required training and safety programs as established and recognized by the Wheeling Park District.

Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Works with Facility Maintenance staff to ensure safe, productive and efficient operations.

Utilizes district’s computer software and systems applicable to area.

Coordinates room, school, park, athletic field and gym scheduling with facility clerk as needed for programs.

Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with affiliated groups and community organizations.

Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals.

Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.


Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. Attends all meetings when appropriate.

Coordinate assistance as needed from Parks and Facility Services Division.

Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

SALARY: $60,000 - $75,000 Based on experience and qualifications

This is a full-time position. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $400 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.


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 Wheeling Park District


Jennifer Sweeney

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Graphic Designer is responsible for the design, creation, and delivery of a variety of print and digital marketing materials that exhibit an effective and consistent brand message across all communications and marketing outlets for the District. The Graphic Designer will create a variety of print materials including flyers, posters, brochures, playbills, banners, and postcards. In addition, the Graphic Designer is responsible for the creation of various design needs for the digital sphere including materials for the mobile app, television slides, website graphics, social media, and presentations. The Graphic Designer is responsible for managing the content, layout, and overall design of four quarterly program brochures including color palettes, photo selection, and copyediting through strong communication with a variety of staff members at all levels of the organization. Additional projects include event photography, logo creation, forms, newsletters, and additional design projects that may be needed. The Graphic Designer position is a full-time, benefited, exempt, year-round position reporting to Communications and Marketing Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, or related field or equivalent experience required; and one to three years related experience and/or training preferred. Strong skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office 365 Suite required, along with strong publishing skills including copyediting, proofreading, typesetting, and style sheets. The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of visual design including image editing, design principles, Pantone Color Matching System, printer-ready file creation, illustration and drawing skills, composition, and creativity. Additional skills include still photography, and videography. The Graphic Designer must have excellent time-management and organizational skills. Must have an online portfolio – link to be submitted with application materials.

BENEFITS:Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members. Apply online at under the Jobs tab, Full-Time.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Compensation: $41,895-$45,561 commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Full-Time Position

Location: North Chicago, IL

Salary Range: $53,775 - $67,247 - $80,718


The Event Manager is responsible for contract management and sales strategies relating to operation of the Greenbelt Cultural Center. Develops strategies to maximize event sales and to cultivate relationships with corporate clientele. Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan in concert with the District Public Affairs division in order to maximize exposure in the social and corporate event planning fields. Supervises full-time staff.


Develops and executes an ongoing strategy for promoting sales of the banquet space. Manages relationships with local corporate clients, striving to maximize Greenbelt Cultural Center’s exposure as a banquet/meeting space. Works directly with clients to plan and facilitate events. Prepares contracts, manages transactions and prepares room floorplans using event planning software. Trains, schedules and supervises staff. Maintains financial files for the facility according to District procedures. Works with facility vendors in order to manage building systems. Coordinates District Events at the facility. Performs tasks that will require walking, lifting, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Associates’ degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field. Three years’ experience in event sales. One year supervisory experience. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must possess strong skills in conveying ideas and concepts in writing or orally. Strong capabilities in coordinating the collective efforts of staff to meet the facility goals and objectives. Knowledge of Sales, Promotions, Marketing and Social Media. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

July 13, 2018

 $50,000 - $60,000/year

Position Summary: This position, located in DeKalb, IL is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, organization and administration of a variety of recreation and athletic programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Coordinates and supervises all program and athletic staff, prepares and monitors all program budgets. Directly supervises recreation program staff, administrative staff, volunteers, student interns, coaches and instructors. Responsible for the development and implementation of the annual budget. Visit our website at for a complete job description.

Qualifications: The best applicants will have graduated from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, or related field of study; possess knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with different abilities; hold a current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) as a CTRS or have the ability to get certified; have a minimum of two years of full time experience with children and adults with various disabilities; and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with full-time staff, student interns, part-time staff, volunteers, parents/guardians, participants, park district and school district personnel, as well as members of the general public.

About Us: The Kishwaukee SRA is an extension of five park district member agencies – DeKalb, Flagg-Rochelle, Genoa Township, Sandwich, and Sycamore. Please explore the organization’s website at to review the exciting programs and services that KSRA offers!

Benefits We Offer: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • FSA Healthcare • Life Insurance • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Legal Shield Plans • 457 Deferred Comp. Plan • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Paid Holidays • Vacation Time • Personal/Sick Time • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • DeKalb Park District Memberships & Privileges

To Apply: Email a cover letter and your resume to Amy Doll, KSRA Board President at by July 13, 2018.

For more information, please contact Amy at 779-777-7265.

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 Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association


Amy Doll

 Closing Date

July 13, 2018