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 Starting salary range: $110,000 - $125,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package.

Parks and Recreation Director, Woodbury, MN (pop. 69,426). Woodbury, incorporated in 1967, is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, and the 9th largest city in the state. Over the past three decades the population has tripled, and is expected to exceed 85,000 by 2040. As the economic hub of the Twin Cities east metro, Woodbury is well known as a healthcare and retail destination with a diverse economy of many growing business sectors, including finance, light industrial, office/showroom and distribution.

Woodbury has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and raise a family with easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Recent recognitions include: Money Magazine 2017 Best Places to Live in U.S., National Civic League 2016 All-America City Award finalist, and an S&P AAA bond rating since 2009. Woodbury’s long-serving Parks and Recreation Director is retiring in fall 2018.

Woodbury has more than 3,300 acres of parks and open space, 152 miles of trails and 123 athletic fields and courts. It also operates an 18-hole golf course, a field house and hockey complex, as well as an indoor park with playground, meeting rooms, and amphitheater connected to a YMCA, county library and early childhood center. The Parks and Recreation Department includes four divisions: Eagle Valley Golf Course, the indoor intergovernmental Central Park, Health East Sports Center and Recreation. The Director’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and include providing leadership in parks planning, development and oversight of a comprehensive and high quality recreation system. The City’s parks and recreation offerings enjoy wide community support, and are viewed as an essential part of Woodbury’s quality of life.

Woodbury is a full-service city. In addition to Parks and Recreation, services also include Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering, Public Works, Community Development, Information & Communications Technology, Finance and Administration (HR, legal, clerk). The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for leading a department of 20 full-time and part-time employees, as well as managing approximately $6.9 million in operating, capital and enterprise budgets. The position reports to the City Administrator.

Qualified candidates should have: • A Bachelor’s degree in parks and/or recreation management, sports management, or related field; a Master’s degree is desired;
• Experience managing enterprise-based, or self-supporting recreation programs, is a plus; • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a public parks and recreation system, or similar client-based organization, is desirable; • Experience developing and/or managing complex budgets in a municipal or park district setting; • Minimum of three years supervisory experience; • A collaborative and communicative approach to work; • Comfort working with an array of stakeholders including elected officials, residents and intergovernmental contacts; and • Passion for a fast-paced, demanding and rewarding environment.

Starting salary range: $115,000 - $130,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply on line by September 12, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

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 City of Woodbury


Lee Szymborski

 Closing Date

September 12, 2018

 $75,000-$85,000 based on qualifications

The Wood Dale Park District is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration to administer all financial, marketing, human resources, risk management and technology operations for the District. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration supervises the full-time Accounting Supervisor, Finance Administrative Assistant, and Marketing and Public Relations Manager, the part-time Human Resources Specialist and Safety Coordinator, and the contractual Information Technology consultant.

About the Park District Encompassing a 6-mile area, the District serves most of the City of Wood Dale as well as portions of Elk Grove Village, Bensenville and Itasca. The Wood Dale Park District serves an estimated population of 13,535 with approximately 136 acres of park land on 12 park sites. District facilities include a recreation complex, an outdoor pool with a water park, and an 18-hole golf course with a banquet facility. The golf course has a partnership with TopGolf, a driving range and entertainment center. The District is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large for overlapping terms. Day-to-day operations are administered by the Executive Director and staff.

Duties and Requirements The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of all accounting and financial systems and the maintenance of records and related detail to ensure the effective and efficient financial operation of the District. In addition, the position oversees the marketing/public relations, human resources, safety and technology functions with support from hired and contractual team members. Specific duties include: • Overseeing all accounting and financial operations including creating, implementing, monitoring and analyzing all financial reports • Creating and maintaining the annual budget, long-term capital plan and related forecasts • Managing the financial elements of all major capital projects • Preparing and maintaining records, licenses, and tax returns • Implementing, maintaining, and training District staff on the use of financial and payroll software systems • Developing and updating operational, financial, human resources and safety policies and procedures • Managing and monitoring investments • Supervising and completing the annual financial audit • Preparing and completing the annual working budget, annual wage and salary schedule and tax levy • Managing debt instruments and all Internal controls • Ensuring compliance with all financial, human resources and safety legal postings and filing requirement • Preparing and analyzing financial projections • Overseeing the strategic marketing program and all associated initiatives • Hiring, supervising, training and evaluating direct reports • Serving as the PDRMA Benefits Coordinator • Administering and evaluating the employee benefits program and overseeing the open enrollment process • Managing Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment claims • Managing and monitoring technology services and associated contracts • Serving as the IMRF Authorized Agent and the alternate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer • Attends monthly evening Board meeting and other special meetings, as needed.

Qualifications Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field plus a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in municipal accounting/finance. A CPA and/or master’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy or business administration is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits The hiring range is $75,000 - $85,000 based on qualifications. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in the IMRF pension program. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Selection Process Candidates should submit their letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references by August 29, 2018 to Nancy Aldrich, Human Resources Specialist, Wood Dale Park District. 111 E. Foster Ave., Wood Dale, IL 60191 Email: The Wood Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

August 29, 2018


Duties: The Recreation Program Manager is responsible for the administration, organization and management of programs in the Recreation Department with emphasis in Preschool, Early Childhood, E.T. KidZone (before and after school program), Special Events, and Adult General Interest. Also must cooperatively work with independent contractors and contracted service providers.

This full-time (non-exempt) position requires an energetic and creative individual who possess outstanding communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be able to work varying hours to meet program, special event and facility needs and perform the physical demands of the position. Other required tasks, duties and responsibilities include planning, customer service, public relations, safety & risk management, personnel, financial and facility management. As needed, this position will require driving agency vehicles which includes 14 passenger minibus. A detailed job description is available on request.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks, Recreation or Leisure Services Administration or related field with a minimum of 1 year full time experience in the field. CPR/AED certification and a valid driver’s license are required. Individuals who have achieved Certified Recreation and Park Administration status are preferred.

To apply for this full time position, a cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via mail or email. Emailed resumes should be sent to: with Job Posting in the subject line. Mailed resumes should be sent to the Community Center to the attention of Erica.

Address: 255 Briargate Rd, Cary, IL 60013

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 Cary Park District


Erica Hall
(847) 639-6100 x 117

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 + based on qualifications and experience

The Park District of Oak Park is hiring a part-time year round Early Childhood Coordinator. The position will work an average of 28 hours per week, will accrue up to 12 pad time off days and is part of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Review the job posting and applying online:

The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,000 annually

If you haven't heard, Plainfield Park District is opening up a new Recreation and Fitness center in January 2019 and we are ready to find the perfect staff!

Interested in fitness operations, membership development/retention, personal training, group fitness programming, and fitness equipment standards? Then we want you to apply for our new Recreation Supervisor, Fitness position.

Duties for this full-time, Exempt position include:

-Represents the Recreation department and actively participates as a member of the Recreation team. -Maintain budgets for assigned areas. Participates in annual budgeting process, providing analysis of program season review/evaluation. -Prepare schedules and work assignments for fitness staff. -Stay abreast on latest updates in the fitness industry. -Organize educational training, seminars and meetings for fitness staff. -Plan, organize, and direct assigned programs and services; provide leadership to reporting staff and volunteers ensuring that overall objectives are met on a consistent basis. -Oversee that the fitness areas maintained clean, safe, orderly, and in good working condition. -Work in coordination with all internal departments to reach overall strategic objectives of the District. -Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program.

We are looking for candidates with amazing customer service skills and the following qualifications:

-3+ years fitness experience required with a strong knowledge of fitness principles, exercise programs, and equipment. -Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management or Administration, Leisure Studies, or related field required. -2+ years progressively responsible experience in program development and service delivery within a recreational, travel, leisure environment required. -Certification(s) by a professional Health or Fitness association and record of ongoing participation in continuing education seminars and workshops is desirable. -Experience in managing program/service budgets. -Strong analytical and problem solving skills. -Solid decision making ability. -Required First Aid/CPR training or to acquire within six months. -CPRP preferred, or ability to acquire within one year.

We offer a generous benefit package including health insurance, employer paid dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, wellness and IMRF.

For more information and to apply, please go to

Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

September 4, 2018