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The City of Bloomington, Illinois is seeking a dynamic director to lead the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is comprised of five divisions, and offers its residents 38 community parks that maintain 768 acres (130 acres of prairie grass), 30 miles of trail, three outdoor spray parks, three championship golf courses, the Pepsi Ice Center ice rink, the Miller Park Zoo, two-outdoor pools, a 1,200 seat performing arts center, the Lincoln Leisure Center and a diverse recreation programming division.
Established in 1968, PR&CA has been providing recreation opportunities for over 45 years, and serves a community of more than 77,000.
For complete job description and how to apply please visit www.cityblm.org.
PLEASE APPLY AT: http://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration
Director of Park and Recreation Services
Under the direction of the Director of Park and Recreation Services, the Communications Manager is responsible for the administration, organization and development of public information, public relations and marketing strategies for operations and departments of the District. The Communications Manager will promote Park District programs and facilities, determine public attitudes and needs, use public relations and marketing principles in publications, photography, advertising, web design, promotions, etc.
This position is considered confidential and strict adherence to the employee code of organizational values is required.
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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Communications, Public Relations, or related field from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in Graphic Design and/or Marketing is desired. A high level of desktop publishing, graphic design and print production knowledge is required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language/ Written Skills:
Ability to read analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, business correspondence, procedure manuals, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
Demonstrates group presentation skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be competent in using the latest versions of InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop and Dreamweaver for website updates.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid Illinois driver’s license
Include, but NOT LIMITED to the following. Other duties may be assigned
Establish a schedule, facilitate the exchange of information, create the design and layout for all of the Wheeling Park District’s brochures, promotional pieces (including tri-folds, flyers, posters, postcards, logos, etc.) and newsletters. This will include writing, editing and preparation of copy, graphic design, printing and distribution for the following: three seasonal and specialty brochures (athletics, camps and ice show); three Community Recreation Center newsletters; three District-wide newsletters; and additional promotional pieces (as identified, but not limited to) as needed.
Promotional Pieces: Will need to research and determine the best solution for individual event, program and facility promotional needs.
Newsletters: Will need to research, write and edit articles.
Banners: Will need to research, create, and develop Park District banners using the District-owned Sign Machine equipment and software.
Responsible for maintaining the nonresident mailing list.
Establish a schedule, facilitate the exchange of information, create the design and layout for all the Wheeling Park District’s electronic newsletter and surveys. This will include writing, editing and preparation of copy, electronic design, managing email lists, distribution and tracking results for the following: all facilities and programs.
Responsible for maintaining the Park District's Facebook page, Twitter Account, Google+Account, and any and all other social media outlets, which includes providing information about the Park District including, but not limited to, upcoming events, photos, media exposure and facility information.
Identify promotional materials (e.g. water bottles, T-shirts, car magnets, etc.) that will resonate with the community. Coordinate with staff to develop a message or logo.
Lead the district’s team efforts to establish and develop corporate and partner sponsorships.
Achieve annual predetermined fundraising goals with the support of the park and recreation services department
Maintain the website and ensure up-to-date information is being presented to the public. Coordinate with staff to keep facility information current.
Responsible for communicating with the website provider regarding issues and updates to the website that cannot be completed internally.
Present a positive image of the Park District on the website.
Prepare copy and graphics for the website.
Receive Park District emails and inquires through the website. Responsible for responding to emails and inquires, or sending to the appropriate staff member to generate a response.
Oversee and assist with the implementation and responsibilities of adding agendas, minutes and Park Board meeting video content to the website. Liaison between the media streaming company and the Park District.
Photography and Videography
Photograph special events, programs and facilities.
Supervise freelance photographers and videographers. Responsible for the coordination and preparation of schedules for, but not limited to, photography for selected events, summer camps and facilities as needed.
Media and Community
Is the Park District's contact for public information.
Represent and maintain positive relations with media, local businesses and organization professionals, and elected officials.
Prepare and coordinate media press releases for all departments within the Park District. Maintain working relationships with local newspaper and magazine representatives.
Responsible for media buying and staying within the fiscal budget for the Park District. Establish a message, create a design, edit and submit advertisements for all facilities and areas to media outlets including, but not limited to, local newspapers, magazines and websites.
Submit special event details to local websites.
Software and Technology
Increase knowledge of desktop publishing and design software on an ongoing basis by attending seminars and workshops.
Attend Park Board, committee, staff meeting and events as directed by the Director of Park and Recreation Services.
Prepare educational/training materials to supplement ongoing marketing efforts.
Meet with facility/area managers periodically to discuss and establish a plan for marketing. Develop a month to month plan for each facility/area.
Assist the District’s efforts with obtaining sponsorships.
Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.
Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Must be able to complete job assignments without direct supervision.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
$45,906 - $57,364
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.
PLEASE APPLY AT: http://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration
Job Title: Business Supervisor – Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
Full Time / Non-Exempt
Salary: $35,000.00-$40,000.00 - DOQ
Location: Split Between
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
5050 Sedge Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Hoffman Estates Park District
1685 West Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
• Process all receipts and record all bank deposits on a daily basis.
• Process all billing, account remittances and NSF or returned payments. Monitor to ensure collection and ensure they do not exceed 60 days.
• Maintain accurate database of all new members and/or customers, including filing of District records.
• Maintain accurate account ledger including preparing journal entries as needed.
• Maintain district software applications.
• Maintain and order facility office supplies and equipment if applicable.
• Assist with audit and budget process as required.
• Deliver interdepartmental mail between facilities.
• Act as facility liaison to coordinate with administrative departments as needed.
• Data entry of new inventory if applicable.
• Help to improve daily business operations through development of new procedures.
• Be familiar with the district procedures that are necessary in accomplishing required tasks and assist in familiarizing others to ensure accurate processing.
• Reports directly to the Superintendent of Business
Education / Experience: High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree in business or related field strongly preferred. Special consideration will be given to those who exhibit exemplary performance and knowledge of VSI RecTrac software.
Travel Requirements: Daily banking and interdepartmental deliveries between facilities. This position will have split time spent between Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center and Hoffman Estates Park District administrative facilities. Valid driver’s license required.
Please submit Hoffman Estates Park District employment application and resume online via the career opportunities page on the District’s website: www.heparks.org. In order to be considered for the position, all applicants must submit an application as well as a resume. If unable to apply online, please submit application and resume to Eric Leninger, Human Resource Manager. Email: Eleninger@heparks.org
Austin, Texas (pop. 865,000). The City of Austin, Texas Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a progressive, visionary, state of the art Parks and Recreation executive to serves as its Assistant Director for Parks and Facilities. This is a critical leadership position in a nationally accredited, award winning department. The Assistant Director for Parks and Facilities has responsibility for the Athletics and Aquatics Program, the Parks and Recreations Grounds and Facilities Maintenance Program and the Capital Improvement Program. This position will require experience in operations management, planning and implementing capital improvements projects, maintenance management as well as extensive interaction with other city departments in meeting the operational and strategic goals of the Parks and Recreation Department. This is a unique opportunity to join an exceptional staff dedicated to excellence in a city that tops numerous lists for business, entertainment and quality of life. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field plus five years of progressively responsible upper management level experience in parks and recreation or a related field. A master’s degree may substitute for two years experience. Background in operations management, maintenance management, asset management and a Certified Parks and Recreation designation is preferred. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills with a proven record of innovation and creativity in the development of exemplary parks and facilities systems. Candidates must also have experience in the development of successful partnerships with stakeholder groups, elected officials, city and departmental staff. Starting salary is $125,000+/- up to $130,000 DOQ with excellent benefits including pension and relocation assistance. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references by December 1 to Heidi Voorhees at www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment. Tel: 847-380-3243 or email: HVoorhees@govhrusa.com.
DIRECTLY REPORTS TO:
The Executive Director
This position receives an hourly rate of pay and is assigned to work no more than 25 hours per week.
To provide for the management and reporting of all fiscal oversight for the Association and Foundation, with the direction of the Executive Director. To maintain, distribute, and balance cash, and monitor the use of the agency credit cards. To post payables and prepare and make deposits.
1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, public finance, business, public administration or related field of study.
2. Minimum of five years of successful experience in a similar position.
3. Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgeting, reporting processes, computer applications, and laws effecting employment of personnel and financial/accounting procedures.
4. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Must be familiar with the Park District Code and other statutes relating to the operation of local governments.
6. Must understand the theory, purpose and practice of providing public park and recreation/special recreation services.
7. Maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, clientele and the public.
8. Must have strong knowledge of QuickBooks, general computer skills and application.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Administratively direct all business department activities.
2. Audit, develop, and implement financial systems.
3. Recommend financial policies and formulate procedures.
4. Develop and maintain a system of internal controls.
5. Collect and analyze data in the evaluation of financial operations and services.
6. Write reports and summarize findings related to the financial and management of programs and procedures.
7. Determine parameters needed for all departments to prepare budget recommendations.
8. Direct the preparation of all budgets and thoroughly review all budgets.
9. Oversee the administration of all purchasing procedures.
10. Ensure the maintenance of all financial records and reports in compliance with applicable laws.
11. Manage the health insurance, benefits, and retirement fund and payroll process for the Association.
12. Manage liability, property and unemployment insurance programs and insure compliance with applicable laws.
13. Oversee the program registration records and collection of fees.
14. Supervise the auditing of records, merchandise sales and rentals, including audits of cash receipts.
15. Maintain liaison with and assist the external auditing firm in their examination of financial records.
16. Maintain all capital asset management systems.
17. Maintain working knowledge of computer system applications.
18. Attend all FVSRA Board of Director meetings.
19. Coordinate and manage the FVSRFoundation book keeping, investments, transfers and certificates of deposits.
20. Create financial reports for the FVSRFoundation.
21. Manage and coordinate the oversight of the investments, cds and any account transfers.
22. Assist the Executive Director with the preparation of budget and financial reports.
23. Maintain the Association’s bookkeeping system.
24. Prepare the payroll and the required records for the Association.
25. Oversee and maintain all P-card related documents, requests, data entry, and payments.
26. Calculate, prepare, complete, and file all State and Federal forms. (W-2 and I-9 Forms)
27. Write all checks for accounts payable.
28. Oversee the accounts receivable process and procedures.
29. Handle all invoicing and billing for the Association for STARS program, trainings by staff, WAHS rentals, and FVSRA Multipurpose Room rentals.
30. Assist the Executive Director in gathering information about salary ranges and preparing recommendations for the Board of Directors.
31. Communicate effectively with large and small groups of people.
32. Prepare, receive, and understand written material, whether by mail, facsimile, or email.
33. Solve complex financial problems.
34. Must be able to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, possibly stressful environment with a positive attitude while dealing with many interruptions.
35. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
36. Must follow all of the safety policies as indicated by the PDRMA Loss Control Program and the FVSRA Safety Manual.
37. Effectively and appropriately use computers, email, internet, voicemail, and cell phones.
38. Perform other duties related to the Business Manager, or duties in the best interest of the Association.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may apply by completing the online application by copying and pasting the following URL into their web browser: http://www.applitrack.com/foxvalley/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Management
The Glenview Park District (population 56,000) is one of the most unique park districts in Illinois. Located 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Village of Glenview is a fully developed, 17 square mile mix of mature and new housing, extensive commercial and retail development and excellent schools and services. The Park District is a separate taxing body with a seven member elected Park Board that governs the Park District. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Park Commissioners and is responsible for the management and operations of all departments of the District. The Board of Park Commissioners is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director to lead its organization of over 105 full time employees and 750 seasonal and temporary employees. The Park District has a $23 million operating budget plus a current capital/debt budget of approximately $16 million. Numerous recreational facilities include a 165,000 square foot community center which features an indoor pool, full service fitness facility, gymnasiums, senior center, preschool, banquet facilities and several multipurpose rooms; two outdoor pool complexes; an indoor ice skating facility; one 18 hole golf course with full service restaurant/banquet facilities; a 9 hole golf course with paddle tennis courts; indoor tennis facility; the Grove outdoor history and nature museum; the historic Wagner Farm; an educational building showcasing green technology; several field houses and other facilities; plus 26 parks encompassing 850 acres of parkland. The Board of Commissioners seeks an Executive Director with a proven track record in the management and operation of a large scale, market driven recreation service portfolio. The Executive Director must also possess excellent leadership and strong management and human resources skills, public finance acumen, as well as demonstrated oral and written communication abilities. The ability to work in partnership with the citizens, a dedicated community of volunteers, and other local governments is essential. Experience with managing multiple complex facilities and utilizing strategic planning is desirable. Successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration, public or business administration or related field. A Master’s degree along with professional certification as a park and recreation professional is highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of seven to ten years of increasingly responsible management and operations experience. Starting Salary range: $155,000 - $170,000 +/- (DOQ) plus excellent benefits, negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. Residency within a reasonable period of time is highly desirable. District owned housing is a possibility. Submit résumé, cover letter with salary history and five references to our online application system by December 1, 2014 to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Heidi Voorhees or Terry Porter, at GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240;
Fax: 866-401-3100. Electronic Submission Preferred.
The Glenview Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Visit the Park District website at www.glenviewparks.org
Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Business Services Coordinator. NWSRA is an extension of 17 park districts in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, providing recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities within these park districts. NWSRA receives support from the Special Leisure Services Foundation (SLSF), a 501(c) (3) organization.
Position Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Superintendent of Administrative Services and the Executive Director, this position:
Cooperatively works with the Executive Director and Superintendents on budget preparation for NWSRA and SLSF budgets. Maintains a logical plan of financial operation, cash flow and forecasts. Oversees with the Executive Director and the Superintendent of Administrative Services Operations the agency’s financial systems.
Responsible for monthly and annual financial statements. Prepares monthly account reconciliations. Prepares and enters journal entries.
Maintains liaison with and assist the external auditing firm in their examination of financial records. Calculate, prepare, complete and file all State and Federal forms. (W-2 and I-9 Forms and prepare the 1099’s.)
Reviews and suggests internal controls for more effective accounting procedures. Assist the Executive Director and Superintendent of Administrative Services with recommending financial policies and formulate procedures. Collect data in the evaluation of financial operations and services to be analyzed with Executive Director and Superintendent of Administrative Services.
Prepares reports and summarize findings related to the financial and management of financial programs and procedures for NWSRA and SLSF.
Maintains liaison with and assists the external investment firms for coordinating and managing NWSRA and SLSF investments, transfers and certificates of deposits.
Ensures the maintenance of all financial records and reports in compliance with applicable laws.
Manages payroll process for the agency. Assists Superintendent of Administrative Services with the health insurance, benefits, and retirement fund.
Works with SLSF staff to maintain appropriate records for grants and restricted funds.
Maintains the NWSRA payroll analysis spread sheet of the staff salaries and assist the Executive Director and Superintendent of Administrative Services in gathering information about salary ranges and preparing recommendations for the Board of directors.
Assist the Superintendent of Administrative Services with the capital asset management systems.
Prepares a health insurance analysis, employee matrices for budgeting.
Oversees the supervision of and monitors the progress on special projects of one part-time Payroll Specialist. Oversees the processing of biweekly payroll by the Payroll Specialist to include: Processing changes or additions to the payroll worksheet by the Friday before payroll week. Before filing new hire paperwork, proof all changes against the payroll worksheets or employee paychecks for accuracy. Transmit data for full and part-time staff to payroll provider. Proof the numbers of hours actually paid against the total hours on the bottom of the individual payroll sheets. Oversees the ADP payroll system and software including the recording of vacation and sick time and produce reports using the system upon request of the Executive Director and Superintendents.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field, along with 2-3 years’ low to mid level experience in a public sector or governmental accounting. Experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Quickbooks. The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, motivated individual who possesses strong administrative, analytical, written and communication skills along with the ability to supervise clerical staff effectively.
The Northwest Special Recreation Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military status, with applicable local, state and federal laws. In addition, The Association complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HOW TO APPLY: Interest in NWSRA employment can be indicated by submitting a cover letter, resume and completed application, which is available at www.nwsra.org/jobs or: NWSRA, Attn: Human Resources, 3000 W. Central Rd., Suite 205, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.
The Information Technology Administrator shall assist in support of the Park District information network.
DUTIES AND LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY
Administer, provide technical support, monitor and maintain operational stability for Park District data and communication systems including:
VMware virtual infrastructure.
vCenter, vRanger, Linux, BSD, OES, Windows Server / 7 / 8, pfSense, ZCM, HostMonitor, Intermapper, VLAN, SAN, VPN
120+ Windows / Novell client workstations.
120+ User Groupwise eMail, self-hosted.
11 WAN sites.
26 Points of Sale and related equipment.
70 Park District issued cell phones.
125 user Avaya IP Office phone system.
Time Pro data collection system.
Electronic message board system.
Milestone security camera system.
Liaison with product support on behalf of Park District users in support of software systems including: Recreation (RecTrac), Accounting, Fore Reservations, StrikeGuard, PubWorks, Novell Zenworks Configuration Management and other systems.
Administer user accounts and security.
Create and maintain user training resources including intranet web site.
Maintain daily activity log and submit written reports and recommendations as directed by the Information Technology Manager.
Participate with the Finance Department as a team member to assist and improve the overall services to the community. This includes, but is not limited to attending all department meetings and park Board of Commissioner meetings as requested.
Maintain a neat and orderly work environment.
Participate in professional committees, conferences, workshops and classes to improve knowledge of job responsibilities and skills.
Be familiar with established District policies and procedures and conduct self in accordance with same.
Be mindful of the best interests of the Palatine Park District, fellow employees and patrons.
Follow and promote all Park District safety procedures.
May be requested to respond to emergencies.
Perform any other similar or related Park District duty as required or assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Strong knowledge of computer hardware, software, servers, data structures and technology systems.
Ability to follow directions, manage time effectively, multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently with initiative.
Solid written and oral communication skills.
Approach duties and lines of responsibility with enthusiasm.
The ability and desire to learn new software packages and hardware platforms.
Ability to resolve service issues with creative, cost effective strategies.
Should possess a solid work ethic, high level of personal integrity and a commitment to helping provide user-trusted resources.
Use of personal vehicle to travel between park district sites, mileage to be reimbursed by park district.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING
Data systems related certifications / degrees a plus. Minimum five years of professional experience in support of computer systems, hardware / software installation and network administration.
Valid State of Illinois Class “D” driver’s license.
Successful criminal background check in conjunction with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and Park District Code prior to employment.
Attain (within six months of employment) and maintain valid Adult CPR/AED certification.
Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, with work hours agreed upon with the Information Technology Manager.
Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required as needed.
Participate in Information Technology requirement for on-call 24/7 support for District information technology needs. This responsibly will be shared / split with the Information Technology Manager.
Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists.
Established in wage category C based on the evaluation, experience and recommendation of the Superintendent of Finance and the Executive Director.
Sitting: frequently Walking: frequently
Climbing: occasionally Strength: medium (25-50 pounds)
Balancing: occasionally Stooping: occasionally
Kneeling: occasionally Crouching: occasionally
Crawling: occasionally Reaching: frequently
Handling: frequently Dexterity: frequently
General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting.
Exposed to indoor elements when performing duties and lines of responsibility. These elements can include, but are not limited to, fluorescent lighting, computers (CPU/monitors), keyboards, and calculators.
Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies (ex: copier toner).
Occasional need to go on roofs to evaluate wireless equipment.
Parking is provided in a public lot across from the Community Center. May potentially walk on all types of uneven surfaces including, but not limited to, mud, snow, and ice.
The Executive Director is responsible for implementation of agency policy and the overall management of the park and recreation system. The Executive Director will carry out the Park District’s statutory responsibilities and will enact and follow the policies adopted by the Elk Grove Park District Board of Commissioners.
- Knowledge of a comprehensive park system.
- Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning.
- Project management experience.
- Golf industry management experience.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance.
- Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
- Computer fluency and a working knowledge of basic accounting software.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
- Ability to perform duties with substantial initiative and creativity.
- Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact, and courtesy.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with the staff, public, media, and Board.
- Skill to evaluate Park District programs and operations.
- Must be able to attend frequent meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours.
- Submit to and successfully complete all pre-employment screenings.
- A value based leadership style that promotes team building, employee participation, innovation, risk taking and continuous learning.
- Certified as a park and recreation professional with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.
- Working knowledge of rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to recreation programs and facilities.
- Ability to understand the recreation needs of the community and to formulate programs designed to meet these needs.
- Awareness of all state and federal compliancy responsibilities.
- Documented work with local and state regulatory agencies.
- Through knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others.
- Ability to develop, organize and direct a comprehensive community recreation program.
- Ability to develop, organize and direct a program of acquisition, construction and maintenance of park areas and facilities.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business management, public or business administration, parks and recreation administration, or a closely related field. The Executive Director must possess 8-10 years of related experience; at least 5-8 years should be in public or business relations and 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.
The application deadline is NOVEMBER 30, 2014.
Please see further instructions regarding the application process at our website:
Executive Director – Western Springs Park District
The Western Springs Park District Board of Commissioners invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board will select an Executive Director to fill this position and begin employment at the district approximately on January 1, 2015. The Western Springs Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
November 7, 2014 Deadline for Applications to be Postmarked
November 18, 2014 Candidates Presented to the Board
November 22-December 7, 2014 Board Begins Interview Process
January 1, 2015 Tentative Date of Employment
The starting salary range for the position of Executive Director is $65,000 to $80,000. Salary and benefits will be negotiable with the Board of Commissioners depending on qualifications and experience.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation administration or related field, preferred.
• Five to seven years administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.
• A person of great integrity, self-confidence, and charisma.
• Effective interpersonal skills. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals and have proven administrative and management skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and a commitment to high public visibility.
• Demonstrated success in budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, 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. Preferred management style is one that is collaborative and emphasizes team management.
• Demonstrated experience with involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning. Background in community involvement and working with volunteers.
• Ability to enhance broad public understanding and support of the agency’s services and future needs.
• Maintain and improve community services with a record of a high level of customer service and satisfaction.
• Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs and research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long- range planning.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to use technology to streamline processes, promote the agency, and communicate with stakeholders.
• Strong background and knowledge in facility, field and park maintenance.
• Ability to work closely with the locally elected board and an in-depth understanding of board/director relationships.
All applications or inquiries should be referred to:
Screening Committee—Western Springs Park District
Illinois Association of Park Districts
Attn: Peter Murphy
211 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1186
Applications should be marked personal and confidential.
All applicant packets must be completed by November 7, 2014 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 including, but not limited to, employment history, responsibilities, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed.
3. Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects.
4. At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members.
5. Three to six (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 chosen for the position, what steps will 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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