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 $65,000 - $75,000 DOQ

The Morton Grove Park District is looking for an innovative, energetic, and driven candidate to join our team as Superintendent of Recreation.

Job Summary: The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, and supervision of a wide scope of recreation programming and special projects of the park district, including Club Fitness, marketing, and aquatic facilities. The Superintendent will oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Recreation Department. The Superintendent will contribute to the master plan; community needs assessments, comprehensive plan, and capital repair and replacement schedule. The Superintendent will supervise a staff of full and part time employees. The Superintendent is an integral part of the district’s administrative team. The Superintendent of Recreation has no established hours yet is required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results. It is essential to be regularly available.

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Minimum seven years of progressive administrative or supervisory experience in the field of recreation. Certified Park and Recreation Professional or obtained within 6 months of hire. Working knowledge Microsoft Office Suite and VSI. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with no license revocation or suspensions within the last three years.

Supervision given: The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible to the Executive Director.

Supervision provided: The Superintendent of Recreation provides supervision to five full-time Recreation Supervisors and one Marketing Manager.

Essential Functions: Develop and promote a broad spectrum of diverse activities and services for all segments, groups, ages and interest levels of the community.Assume responsibility for the Recreation Department including aquatics, field rentals, fitness and wellness, tots, dance, youth and teen programs, marketing, adult programs, and special events.Evaluate the needs and interest of the community utilizing participant groups and other resources.Evaluate recreation programs and facilities against the needs and interests of the community via surveys, focus groups or other means possible.Schedule inclusion aids for the District participants working with M-NASR staff. Serve as liaison for all the school districts and park districts in the area, developing cooperative programming.Evaluate staffing needs (including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation) and make adjustments within the Recreation Department so that the programs operate efficiently and create an environment for success.Prepare and administer annual budget for recreation division of the park district.Assist in interpreting community needs and delivering programs and services to meet those needs. Periodically review and evaluate recreational facilities, programs and services to determine if community needs are being met.Oversee the program evaluation process and recommend modifications of existing programs or the introduction of new programs. Report to Executive Director and Board of Commissioners.Prepare and/or direct the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special events. Approve and oversee park and facility use requests.Work closely with Marketing Department on initiatives including three seasonal brochures, flyers, banners and electronic ads.Oversee District’s financial aid program. Prepare bids for projects not done by department personnel.Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgement.Serve as the coordinator of the district’s Leisure Services Committee.Perform other duties and functions as directed.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,500 - $60,000

Position Summary: The Parks and Recreation Supervisor’s position performs professional work in a variety of recreational activities designed to meet the needs and interests of the community. Plans, organizes, promotes and directs programs and activities for all age groups in the Village and assists in the supervision of staff on a daily basis. These activities include a variety of recreational programs and events for various age and special interest groups including sports, special interest classes, before/after-school programs, day camps, teen programs, senior programs, community enrichment and crime prevention programs, and special events. The Parks and Recreation Supervisor is under the general supervision of the Director. In addition, offer and direct implementation of ideas for process improvement, automation, and resource utilization.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Supervise staff and assign work assignments. • Maintain records and makes reports on recreation programs. • Monitors activities and programs to ensure the Village is providing quality services. • Responsible for the issuance, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment. • Organizes and participates in meetings with member organizations and advisory boards. • Recruits, trains, and supervises full and part-time staff and volunteers. • Create staff schedules, approve time worked and benefit time. • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with schools, public agencies, and community organizations to provide quality programs to the community. • Works with Administration Office Staff to effectively market recreation programs and events. • Assist in the preparation of professional quality flyers, brochures, and other publications. • Prepares and administers the budgets for programs.
• Works within the budget limitation and is responsible for the control and supervision of expenditures. • Responsible for proper cash handling procedures. • Researches and pursues donations, grants, sponsorships, and fundraising programs. • Periodically survey fee structures, programs, and part-time staff salaries and recommends adjustments. • Ensure safety precautions are followed and facilities are in safe working order. • Complies with South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). • Performs under various weather conditions. • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public. • Seek programs and events that provides revenue for the Village. • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of basic philosophies, techniques, and methodologies of organizing groups in a recreation setting, including the use of volunteers. Knowledge of budgeting, fiscal control, and cash handling procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Computers, Office Equipment, and Registration Procedures.
Knowledge of spelling correctly, using proper grammar, and good customer service. Ability to multi-task and maintain confidentiality Ability to work in a team environment with a diversified staff with multiple talents. Ability to communicate orally and written effectively, without having inappropriate conversations

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field, along with 2 years of professional level Public Relations and/or Marketing experience. 4 years of related work experience, along with solid communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills and grant writing and administration. Strong supervisory skills Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed both outside and in an office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The employee may be exposed to heat, cold, wetness, and humidity in performance of his or her duties. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works indoors and outdoors daily.

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 Village of Richton Park


Dawn Davis

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $95,000 - $115,000


Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration Closing Date: May 4, 2018 Hours: Full-Time – 40 hours per week plus additional hours as necessary including attendance of committee and board meetings Hiring Range: $95,000 – 115,000 annual salary Location: Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL Website:


Under the direct supervision of the executive director, the director of finance and administration is responsible for the overall financial, business, and information technology operations of the District. This position directly supervises the superintendent of business, information technology manager, and advertising & sponsorship manager, and an overall departmental staff of 14. This position oversees multiple projects, including but not limited to capital planning, annual financial audit, annual budget process, annual tax levy, annual budget/appropriation ordinance, and all on-going financial reporting and analysis for the District. This position assists the executive director and will play a key role in the District’s upcoming comprehensive master plan (CMP). This position will serve as the administrative manager for the Friends of HEParks Foundation and be responsible for the 501C3 Foundation’s financial reporting utilizing QuickBooks and filing all required state and federal reporting including appropriate tax documents. The District has 77 full-time employees, 600 part-time and seasonal employees and operates with an approximate annual budget of $20 million for over 50,000 residents.


Minimum of eight years of full-time experience in a related field, with at least four years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in finance, accounting, business administration, or other related field is required. Valid Driver’s License is required. Master’s Degree, CPA, and CPRP/CPRE are all preferred. Experience with VSI RecTrac, FinTrac, MainTrac, and BS&A Financial Software strongly desired.

The Hoffman Estates Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified and interested individuals are encouraged to review the full job description and complete an online application through the jobs page on the District’s website:

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Eric Leninger
(847) 885-7500

 Closing Date

May 4, 2018

 $85,000- $126,000

The Park District of Forest Park, Illinois (population 14,000) is seeking resumes for a full time Executive Director. Applicant should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, or closely related field, from an accredited university; five or more years of proven experience in a management or supervisory role, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This position is responsible for the finances of the district and maintenance administration; also the operations and activities of the recreation department, which includes a new Recreation and Fitness Center. Desirable candidates should have the ability to provide effective leadership with the organization, and develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Village, School District and Chamber of Commerce. A complete job description will be provided upon request. Salary of $85,000- $126,000 DOQ, plus a generous benefit package, including health and dental insurance, IMRF, paid holiday and vacation time. Cover letter and resume, with references (hard copy only) may be mailed to:The Park District of Forest, Attention John Doss, Board President, 7501 Harrison, Forest Park, Illinois 60130

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 Park District of Forest Park


John Doss

 Closing Date

June 1, 2018


Category Facilities Job Title Building Supervisor/Custodian/Maintenance Class Part Time Days Varies Monday - Sunday Hours Evenings and Weekends Salary $11.00-$14.00

Requirements:Employee must be at least 21 year of age. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Must be dependable. Must be able to follow directions and work with the public.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Employee will be exposed to chemicals, (cleaning materials) Must be able to work indoors & outdoors with exposure to weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, and ice.

Duties: Employee will be responsible for opening and closing facility for rentals and programs. Must set up and take down equipment as needed. Responsible for maintaining the facility cleanliness performing light custodial duties as needed. Must be able to timely and accurately complete paperwork.

The Huntley Park District is an equal opportunity employer. A criminal background check is required.

Application can be picked up at the REC Center or download from Completed application should be returned to the front desk,emailed to or mailed to:

        Huntley Park District  
        HR Dept.
        12015 Mill Street.
        Huntley IL, 60142
        No phone calls please.  

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 Huntley Park District


Nancy Sprouse
847-669-3180 Ext. 413

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled