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 Starting at $69,300+ (depending on qualifications).

The Batavia Park District has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune for the second time in a row (2016 & 2017)!

About Us: Nestled in the scenic Fox River Valley and just 45 miles west of Chicago, the Batavia Park District serves a thriving, growing community of 26,298 people strong. The Batavia Park District maintains and operates approximately 350 acres, compromised of 40 park sites. Vibrant and charming, Batavia’s Riverwalk (named one of the Midwest region’s “Top 10” by the Chicago Tribune) is known for being a unique recreational area in the downtown area. The Batavia Park District is committed to excellence and is a leader in providing leisure experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community.

Job Summary: The Director of Community Recreation is responsible for the overall management of six full time recreation supervisors their areas that provide a variety of activities to the community, including arts and crafts, dance, fitness, nature, performing arts, preschool, senior programming, sports, teen programming, trips, special events and more. Several successful programs are operated by the Recreation Department, including a Kindergarten Enrichment Program, Kids’ Club before and after school program and the New Horizons Preschool. This department is also responsible for the operation of the Hall Quarry Beach, athletic field facility rentals.

Essential Functions: • Within established Batavia Park District goals, objectives, policies and procedures, plan and administer assigned recreation programs, special events, facilities and services. • Monitor and make recommendations regarding the performance of all community recreation facility operations and programs, paying special attention to financials, service quality and patron experience. • Perform semi-annual analysis of all community recreation facilities, including use by in-house programs/events, public and private rentals. • Overall responsibility for recreation staff which includes involvement in hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and discipline. • Create and instruct recreation staff in program budgets, analysis reporting and projections. Hold staff accountable for working within approved budgets. • Perform other duties, special projects and events as assigned.

Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Sports Management, Health Sciences, Business or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is strongly preferred; in addition to having experience supervising full time employees.

Benefits: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance (PPO or HMO), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.

Starting Salary: $69,300+ (depending on qualifications). In this role, you will be required to work days, occasional evenings, occasional weekends, certain holidays; along with participation in some activities, meetings and events. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and online application to ( Only online applications and qualified candidates will be considered for potential candidacy and contacted for potential interview(s). Batavia Park District is an equal opportunity employer (and one of the best places to work)!

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 Batavia Park District


Allison Niemela

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Parks and Recreation Director General Description of Work: This is a highly responsible administrative work in directing the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. Work involves the responsibility for efficient and effective operation of the Parks and Recreation Department through planning, organizing and directing its activities, and assuring that Village parks are maintained properly. Supervision Received: Works under the general guidance and direction of the Mayor. The Parks and Recreation Director shall execute the Village Board’s policy decisions concerning the basic operation, improvement and planning, present and future, of the park facilities and recreation activities within the Parks and Recreation Department. Supervision Exercised: The Director shall exercise general supervision over the park maintenance workers, secretarial staff, recreation personnel, volunteers, and other non-paid staff. Duties: (the listed examples may not include all duties performed by this class) The Director shall plan, organize, and direct programs and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department; provides leadership in the initiation and enactment of new and improved policies and procedures; provides current facts and explanations necessary to assist the Mayor and board of trustees in their duties; and insures proper record keeping of the parks and recreation operations, annual budget of programs, program participation, fundraising, personnel, payroll, inventories, public usage of facilities, and facility maintenance. Investigates and makes application for available grant programs. Supervises the Village parks maintenance and operations. Formulates and prescribes work methods and procedures to be followed by the department so that recreation facilities may be properly maintained and operated. The Director shall serve as the Village’s arborist and have the following responsibilities: study, investigate, counsel, and develop a plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and on other public areas. Serve as a liaison between the Village Board and special appointed committees dealing with parks and recreation related matters. Plans and implements a program of public information to explain and promote the activities and functions of the department. Performs related work as required. Requirements: Education Requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field and/or equivalent experience and training. Experience Requires a minimum of three (3) years experience in full time work in the area of parks and recreation. Thorough knowledge of current principles of park and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and development in the field of parks and recreation administration. Considerable knowledge of the standards by which the quality of park and recreation service is evaluated. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Village officials, authorities of other governmental levels, civic leaders, the public, and the news media. Considerable ability to prepare and present effective oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the department. Considerable ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a large number of subordinates performing varied operations connected with the department’s activities. Considerable knowledge on the use of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Considerable knowledge in the fields of horticulture and arboriculture. Considerable knowledge on purchasing, budgeting, bidding, and contract procedures.

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 Village of Godfrey


Michael McCormick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $42,000 - $47,000


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Accounting Manager is responsible for coordinating, developing, and the administrating of all accounting processes and procedures, as well as all budgetary needs for the District. Job responsibilities include Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budgeting, Government Reporting, Financial Reports, as well as all other Park District financial information.


Preferred Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. A minimum of three (3) years of administrative experience in municipal or public accounting is preferred. A thorough knowledge of computer-based accounting systems and financial management is required, as well as familiarity with Illinois Park District Code and statutes regarding local governments.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Daily journal entries using Quickbooks. • Bi-weekly payrolls using ADP software. • Troubleshoot day-to-day problems and provide training as needed. • Prepare documents including Tax Levy, Resolutions, Ordinances, Treasurer’s Reports, and Warrants.
• Assist Department Heads and Executive Director in preparation of the annual budget and proposes procedures and methods to facilitate budget preparation. Compile annual budget for Board approval.
• Coordinate annual bonding, update cash flow projections and summary of Capital Expenditures. • Oversee activities related to annual audit and work with Auditor for completion. • Prepare monthly financial reports for submittal to the Board of Commissioners and Staff. • Manage/review/prepare monthly bank statement reconciliation for all accounts. • Prepare journal entries as necessary: month end and year end. • Maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in all bank accounts and funds. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures and that they are adhered to at all times.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Attend staff and in-service training meetings. • Attend professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Provide assistance to Technology staff related to accounting applications. • Maintain relations with other agencies/municipal governments to exchange information on accounting procedures.

PSYCHOLOGICAL & COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: • Ability to handle multiple tasks, quick transitions between duties each day, and varied work schedule each week. • Ability to work with individuals in a professional; empathetic and respectful manner, maintain a positive attitude, high moral standard in public places. Ability to maintain discipline, communicate rules and regulations and use good judgment in keeping with the Park District Mission. • Must have the ability to work with others in stressful situations. • Must exhibit good problems solving abilities and use good judgment. • Must be able to prioritize tasks in fast paced environment. • The Finance Manager must be highly organized and have the ability to prioritize administrative projects, multi-task and be extremely detailed.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Capable of communicating and working with all levels of Park District staff. • Ability to work under stressful conditions solving problems comprehensively and producing accurate work in a timely manner. • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work at desk, or workstations. • Ability to handle mental stress in order to cope with deadlines.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATION: • Must be able to work independently but also in an office of daily activity.

OTHER TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: • Full Time Employment & Benefits Package as stated in the Salt Creek Rural Park District Personnel Policy Manual.

ENVIRONMENT • Will mainly be in an office setting. The employee will need to maintain a neat and orderly work space. Work Hours/Work Week: • Normal work week will be designated by the Director of Parks & Recreation as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. A minimum of 40 hours must be achieved.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND ACTUAL DUTIES MAY NOT ALWAYS COINCIDE Due to the dynamic nature and diversity of work required in the recreation area, it would be unrealistic to expect strictly outlined job descriptions to apply in every case. Job responsibilities may overlap categories at any given point in time. Under normal operations it would be understandable to ask employees to occasionally perform work outside of their normal job descriptions.

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 Salt Creek Park District


Diane Hilgers

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 50,000 to 70,000 DOQ

COME GROW WITH US! Sycamore Park District has just broken ground on a new "Recreation Campus" featuring a Community Center/Fitness Facility, Dog Park, Splasphad and Sled Hill with Natural Amphitheater. The park district seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual to lead our growing recreation presence in town. The successful applicant will be able to form their core staff with a small number of existing staff to create a team that can make our district the leading provider of health and recreation opportunities in our area.

This position has a high degree of independence to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates performing recreation programming and customer service tasks. A strong knowledge and experience with Aquatics and/or Fitness are a must. This position also coordinates with other departments/divisions, citizen groups and outside agencies in the development of recreational programs and events. Qualities sought by the district include enthusiasm, a customer orientation, and a pro-active leader with residents, customers, businesses, and our community as a whole. The Superintendent must be comfortable doing presentations, communicating clearly and directly with customers and staff, and be active in the community. High Energy is a must!

If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up! Your co-workers are dedicated, hard-working, and easy to get along with. We have a great team, and this position affords an individual to join us in our growing success. Sycamore is a great place to live and work, and our residents are committed to our park district. We have great small town charm, with the amenities and strengths that come with larger communities.

For more information on the Recreation Campus, you can go to:

For a job description, go to:

Applicants should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Daniel Gibble, Executive Director; Sycamore Park District; 940 E. State Street; Sycamore, IL 60178 no later than NOON on January 15, 2018. ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS PREFERRED to: No calls.

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 Sycamore Park District


Daniel Gibble
no calls

 Closing Date

January 15, 2018

 $47,393 - $59,934

JOB SUMMARY Under supervision of the Superintendent of I.T., The Network & Systems Administrator’s primary function is to maintain the security and functionality of the Districts networking, software, and information systems. This position also supports the technical staff within the IT department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Primary job function is to maintain security of the Park District’s network and computer systems, using a variety of tools ranging from firewall(s) and security appliances, to endpoint security software and configuration policies. • Maintains hardware required to operate the network, including routing/switching equipment, servers, and dedicated appliances. • Configuration and maintenance of HP Store Virtual and Lefthand SAN systems. • Operates and maintains a mixed environment consisting of physical servers and virtualized servers (VMWare and Hyper-V). • Administration of an Active Directory domain consisting of approximately 1000 objects across 6 sites; responds to end-user password reset requests, and coordinates account changes with other IT staff as necessary. • Maintenance of a Microsoft Exchange email system and/or Office 365 environment. • Makes use of various tools to enforce policies, procedures and standards for use of the EGPD network and associated equipment.
• Active monitoring and optimization of the District’s network using live monitoring tools • Deployment of security patches and upgrades to servers, network equipment, and end-user workstations in testing and production environments. • Identification of obsolete, aging, or insecure systems and planning for future upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning of systems. • Establish, test, and maintain a disaster recovery plan; maintain backups for critical systems. • Ensure District compliance with various regulations (PCI, FOIA, HIPPA). • Provide Tier 2 support; respond to escalation requests from other IT staff and direct requests from end-users, as well as tickets as assigned in the Work Order system. • Identify and respond to outage situations; coordinate with vendors and internal staff to return to normal operations. • Assist in development of annual capital project plans; prepare detailed flow charts, diagrams, and reports when requested. • Deliver effectively and consistently on project plans, deliverables, and deadlines with minimal supervision. • Provide support during all hours of operation for District facilities. • Must be able to work overnight hours to perform preventive maintenance on the production environment. • Occasionally perform structured cabling installations or upgrades (CAT6 or Fiber Optic) • Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Effective communication skills, both orally and written. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • Knowledge in project management; including documentation. • Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems; (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, MAC OS X) and server Operating Systems and roles(e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS); basic Linux knowledge is necessary. • Knowledge of or ability to learn installation and maintenance of network operating systems. • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems or related field. Two year actual work experience in a network-or-server-focused role. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled