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Executive Director – Kankakee Valley Park District The Board of Commissioners of the Kankakee Valley Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in selecting an Executive Director to fill this position and begin employment at the district tentatively by August 1, 2016. The Kankakee Valley Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SELECTION PROCESS June 20, 2016 Deadline for Applications to be Received June 28, 2016 Candidates Presented to the Board July 2-10, 2016 Board Begins Interview Process August 1, 2016 Tentative Date of Employment

COMPENSATION The salary range for this position is $80,000-$95,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/CHARACTERISTICS • A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional is also preferred. • Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Must reside in the community. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma. • Experience in facility management from planning stages through day-to-day operations. • 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. • Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency. • Proven track record of developing strong intergovernmental relationships and cooperative efforts. • 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. • An in-depth understanding of the board/director relationship and the ability to cultivate a positive working relationship with all commissioners. • 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. • 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE All applications or inquiries should be mailed to: Screening Committee—Kankakee Valley Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186

Or, e-mail applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

Applications should be marked personal and confidential. All applicant packets must be received by June 20, 2016 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 three (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 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 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 diploma is acceptable. 9. Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

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Cindy Timmermann

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,000 - $45,000

Job Summary: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Creative Corner’s Preschool Program, Early Childhood classes, Summer Camps and other related programs as assigned. In addition, this position oversees the operations of the Administrative and Leisure Center facility which includes a teen center, game room, small fitness room, sauna and whirlpool. Duties include budget creation and management, scheduling and managing staff, preparing various reports, creating new programs regularly and preparing all related material for the program brochure. The Recreation Supervisor position reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation and supervises approximately fifty part-time and/or seasonal staff. Candidates must be highly creative, motivated, have excellent communication skills and able to work a flexible schedule.

Qualifications must include bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, Parks and Recreation or related field with two year of related full or part-time experience. CPR certification must be obtained within first six months. This position also requires a valid driver’s license.

For a complete job description and to apply online visit the Des Plaines Park District website,

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Desiree van Thorre

 Closing Date

June 6, 2016


The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the creation, development, and management of Preschool, Day Camp, Special Events and various recreation programs as assigned. Must demonstrate organizational ability, supervisory skills and creativity. The Recreation Supervisor's schedule will include evening and weekend hours as required by programming needs.

Educational and Experience Requirements: -A bachelor's degree in leisure studies, recreation management or related field from an accredited university. -3 years of applicable experience in a recreation setting. -Valid driver's license. -Must be CPR and First Aid certified within 6 months of employment.

Please email cover letter and resume to or mail to: Colleen Broderick, Director Wildwood Park District, 33325 N. Sears Blvd. Wildwood, IL 60030

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Colleen Broderick

 Closing Date

June 24, 2016

 $38,000 - $43,000

The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time position under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a diversified group of athletic programs, tournaments, camps and special events for youth and adults. Develop and oversee program budgets for all assigned programs. Reserve and schedule indoor facility space and athletic fields for use of programs, including affiliated athletic organizations. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating staff including building supervisors, field supervisors, scorekeepers, and volunteers. This position will work a minimum of forty hours per week including some evenings and weekends. Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Recreation Administration or a related field. Must have a minimum of two years of experience at a supervisory level in the field of recreation or a related field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs. Valid Illinois Driver’s License. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, organized, and demonstrate excellent customer service.
Frankfort Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your resume and cover letter to Stacy Proper, Superintendent of Recreation, Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423 or email to

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Stacy Proper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for development, supervision of all senior programs; special events for the residents of Foss Park District.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises volunteer Senior Citizens and other volunteers for senior programs.


  1. Plans and implements comprehensive programs and trips for the older adult population programs consistent with goals and objectives of Foss Park District. Keeps alert to current trends with geriatric field and keeps alert to needs and desires of program participants.
  2. Conducts meetings, special event, oversees elections and obeys by laws.
  3. Prepares P.O. and check request in accordance with established accounting procedures.
  4. Maintain a system of records and reports and submits all necessary reports on a time basis.
  5. Abides by and follows all policies and procedures of Foss Park District.
  6. Assist in proper inventory of all supplies and materials and assists in risk management.
  7. Responsible for promotion and publicity of Senior Programs. Submits copy for Park District brochures. Strives to create community awareness of the recreational needs of seniors.
  8. Establishes and nurtures a positive public image. Attends regularly community meetings that have importance to the effective functioning of assigned program area.
  9. Works cooperatively with recreation staff and other departments to schedule facilities to avoid conflicts in program implementation and vehicle usages.
  10. Attends scheduled staff meetings, training, workshops as assigned.
  11. Complete forty hours of job related training yearly.
  12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

HOURS: Senior Coordinator shall be on duty as required of the position or scheduled by the Recreation Superintendent.

QUALIFICATIONS: Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility are required.

EDUCATION: Preferred Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Administration or Gerontology or related field desirable. A combination of education and work experience may substitute for B. S. degree.

EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) experience in program planning for seniors.

Knowledge and Abilities: • General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure field with special emphasis in gerontology. • Considerable knowledge and abilities to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate senior programs, special events and trips. • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and staff. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

LICENSES: • Valid Illinois Driver’s License. • CPR

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical condition adequate to drive park district vehicle, to conduct programs, special events and trips.

If interested, please submit your resume by June 2, 2016 to Angela Smith, Superintendent of Recreation,, Foss Park District 1730 Lewis Ave. North Chicago, IL 60064 847-689-7480

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Angela Smith

 Closing Date

June 2, 2016