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The Village of South Elgin is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Superintendent, in the Parks & Recreation Department. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and scheduling projects. Will supervise the Recreation Supervisor position; as well as scheduling the Park staff work assignments, including maintaining equipment, and inventory of the Parks, and the Buildings & Grounds Department. Position includes managing projects and grants to ensure safety, effectiveness and efficiency in accordance with standard practices and procedures; as well as frequent interaction with other Village departments, the Fire Protection District, the community, IPRA and IAPD.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Management or related degree, and one to three years of recreational programing or any equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License, Certification in First Aid, Playground Safety Inspector Certification and CPR or the ability to obtain all certifications within six months of employment.

Position requires a 40 hour work week with the ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings, holidays, and weekends. Must be available to answer phone calls during off hours or travel to a park/facility. The Village offers an excellent compensation and benefit package with a starting salary of $74,263 per year.

Submit resume, and three references, to the Village of South Elgin, ATTN: Human Resources, 10 North Water Street, South Elgin, IL 60177. Position opened until filled. EOE

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 Village of South Elgin


Paula Glaspie

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Flagg-Rochelle Park District serves the residents of the Greater Rochelle area. Parks and facilities include Skare Park, Cooper Park, Spring Lake (Outdoor Pool Facility), Fairways Golf Course and more. The Flagg-Rochelle Park District strives to provide quality recreation programs and maintain high quality facilities.

The District is seeking highly professional and energetic candidates interested in serving as the next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader with a strong commitment to excellent customer service and a highly collaborative/team-oriented style combined with a proven track record in a municipal environment. Having a strong finance/budget background with the ability to find creative solutions to fiscal constraints is recommended. Being an active community leader with a professional and engaging communication style with respect to residents, elected and appointed officials, the business community and staff is a must.

Roles and Responsibilities • To provide managerial leadership that helps to achieve the goals and visions of the District.

• To plan, organize, and direct a general program of park and recreation services.

• To establish rapport and communications with the citizens and visitors of the District.

• To act as a liaison with community groups and individuals concerned with park and recreation programs and represent the District on matters concerning park and recreation services in the community.

• To interpret to the public the philosophy, goals and objectives of the District via an active program of public relations.

• To build partnerships with community-based organizations that further the goals and objectives of the District.

• To direct, supervise and evaluate District personnel consistent with District personnel policies for job descriptions, performance appraisal, hiring and dismissal procedures, salaries, benefits, grievances, affirmative action, and training.

• To administer the budget; directing, investing, controlling and accounting for the receipt and expenditure of District funds in accordance with budget appropriations and State law, and supervising the keeping of detailed and accurate financial records. Monitor, manage, and forecast daily revenues, expenditures, financial operations, obligations and staffing levels within a balanced budget.

• To inform and advise the Board on all matters relevant to the functioning of the District, including recommending courses of action, plans, and policies that ensure the smooth operation of the District.

• To be able to respond/arrive to emergencies at District facilities in a timely and effective manner.

• To prepare, issue, or oversee regular and special informational materials for use by the staff, Board and others regarding the affairs of the District, including brochures, flyers, annual reports, news releases, and so on.

• To supervise the recruitment, selection, and employment of District personnel and to recommend to the Board the employment of personnel or contracts outside the scope of normal operations.

• In concert with the Board and community develop and execute a Master Plan. Plan and develop goals, objectives, and philosophies for the District. Develop strategies to prepare and implement projects and programming and plan for future needs and operations.

• Analyze, coordinate, and prepare official agreements. Maintain contacts with city, state, and federal officials and legislators. Examine and evaluate lawsuits and complaints. Review and maintain park ordinances and codes.

• Review and recommend written policies and procedures for Board approval. Implement Board decisions and policies. Inform Board of relevant legislative and legal matters and complaints.

• Collaborate with other bodies of government and local sports affiliates for the betterment of the taxpayers of the District.

Desired Education and Experience A 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 of study is preferred. In the discretion of the Board, however, a comparable amount of directly related experience will be considered as a substitute for the minimum educational requirements. The Executive Director must have at least five (5) years of related experience in an upper level management/administrative position, preferably in the field of parks and recreation. The Executive Director must have certification status as a Parks and Recreation Professional in accordance with the standards of the IAPD/IPRA and NRPA (or obtain such certification with one (1) year of commencing employment with the District) and maintain such certification throughout employment with the District.

Residency Requirement

• Relocation within ten miles of Flagg Rochelle Park District or be able to relocate within 6 months. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

Salary and Benefits

• Annual compensation based on experience. Non-traditional time commitments will be considered.

Apply To: Flagg Rochelle Park District 735 North 2nd Street Rochelle, IL 61068 Or fax to: 815.562.5383 Or email to:

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Flagg Rochelle Park District is an Equal Opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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 Flagg-Rochelle Park District


Brent Carmichael

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $79,000 - $87,500 (depending on qualifications)

Director of Finance Job Posting:

ABOUT US: The Batavia Park District has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the second year in a row (2016 & 2017)! The mission of the Batavia Park District is to be committed to excellence by providing fun, safe and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents. 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.

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial and accounting activities which include maintaining the District's financial systems, payroll systems, the organization and supervision of all financial policies and internal control procedures, coordination of the annual audit, preparation and monitoring of the Annual Operating Budget, debt management, investment of funds, purchasing and preparation of the annual tax levy. This position is responsible for an annual operating budget of $6.5 million with a total budget of $10 million. This position directly supervises the Payroll & Accounts Payable Coordinator. This position reports to the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position serves as an asset to the Leadership Team by providing clear direction, forward thinking and stable leadership with sound financial practices.

• Oversee an annual operating budget of $6.5 million with a total budget of $10 million. • Administer banking functions which include deposits, wire transfers, direct deposit, in-store credit accounts, employee purchasing cards and bank statement reconciliations. • Develops financial strategies to meet the overall vision and goals of the Batavia Park District. • Prepare annual tax levy, budget and Annual Operating Budget and budget and appropriation ordinance, Treasurer’s Report, prevailing wage ordinance and other financial documents required by law. • Directs and coordinates the development of the District’s Annual Operating Budget. • Administer debt management and issuance including determination of bond type, appropriate sizing and timing.
• Assist in the development of the District’s Capital Development Plan and long term capital and recreation program pricing financial models. • Oversee the District’s payroll operations, vendor database and time and attendance system (ADP). • Serve as the authorized agent for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). • Oversee the District’s document archive records management system. Coordinate the records disposal activities through the Illinois Secretary of State.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field required; Master’s degree preferred and CPA highly desirable. A minimum of 5 years’ progressive work experience and supervisory experience required. Experience with fund accounting is mandatory. The ideal candidates will have the ability to communicate complex financial information clearly to residents and will model our core values: integrity, trust, respect, creativity, motivation, growth, clarity and teamwork. A history of leading cross-communication and collaboration are also necessary for success.

BENEFITS: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical coverage (PPO or HMO), dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, pension/benefit plan (IMRF), paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick) and Park District facility and Program benefits. Work life balance is important at the Batavia Park District.

STARTING SALARY: $79,000 - $87,500 (depending on qualifications). In this role, you will be required to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week along with participation in some activities, meetings and events that may fall on occasional evenings and or weekends. Attendance at Park Board Meetings 1x/month is required.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume and online application at Only online applications and qualified candidates will be considered for potential candidacy and contacted for potential interviews. 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
630.879.5235 x 2017

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $75,000 to $95,000 DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: The Finance Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director and has district-wide responsibility for the administration, planning, organization, and supervision of all park district financial and accounting activities. Includes accounting & financial operations, reporting, investments & bonds, regulatory compliance, budget, and planning. Develops financial strategies to meet the goals of the park district. Oversees district-wide budget of $40 million. Supervisory responsibility for four full-time employees and other contractors as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred and CPA highly desired. At least 5 years’ progressive work experience and supervisory experience required. The best candidates will have a strong knowledge of governmental accounting, financial systems, internal controls & auditing, standard business practices, the ability to communicate complex financial information to a general audience, strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to perform financial analysis as well as make projections and sound recommendations. (Note: No residency requirement for employment.)

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time, year-round supervisory level position. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm, plus additional evening and weekend work as required. Target hiring range is $75,000 to $95,000 DOQ (depending on qualifications).

BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:  Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO  Prescription Coverage  Dental Coverage  Vision Reimbursement Program  Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)  Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)  Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)  457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan  ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts  Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time  Tuition Reimbursement  Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits APPLY ONLINE! Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000-$65,000 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

The Niles Park District is seeking full time Executive Administrative Assistant. The position is responsible for performing clerical and administrative duties to support the Executive Director, Finance Director, and the Park Board of Commissioners. This is a full time position that offers an excellent benefit package.

Job Duties:

  • Performs all administrative and clerical duties for the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners
  • Maintains the official ordinance and minutes of the District
  • Coordinates Commissioner election preparation
  • Acts as the Freedom of Information Act officer and open meetings act
  • Coordinates the retention and storage of records and documents of the District
  • Assists the Finance Director with payroll and accounts payable processing
  • Prepares the annual tax exempt property list and statement of economic interest list, including memorandums to those on the list
  • Coordinates monthly Park Board packets and arranges delivery to the Commissioners
  • Coordinates training and travel bookings for staff and Commissioners
  • Prepares all Park District gift certificates requested by various organizations


High School or G.E.D supplemented by studies in business office administration. Minimum five years administrative experience with a minimum of three years of executive level administrative work. Thorough knowledge and previous experience pertaining to Board meeting agenda preparation. Must be proficient in MS office which includes word, excel, outlook, and power point.

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 Niles Park District


Tom Elenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled