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 $75,000 - $90,000


Position: Assistant Superintendent of District Services & Projects (Human Resources)


Our mission is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks, programs and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.


We are committed to moving the District’s mission forward through actions guided by the following values:

Integrity – Exhibiting trust and transparency in all our actions, or in other words, what you do when you think no one is watching.

Communication – Creating and setting clear expectations through timely and open conversation while effectively respecting the differences of others.

Accountability – Taking action and ownership for all work responsibilities, obligations to those we serve and ensuring timely and effective follow through in all we do.

Collaboration – Seeking outreach and partnerships within the community and achieving better results by working together in a respectful and inclusive way. Being leaders in community development and improvement.

Leadership – Encouraging opportunities and professional growth for employees within a positive culture and trustful environment while practicing open mindedness and fairness to all involved. Being leaders in our community by promoting positive social influences through role modeling.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of Superintendent of District Services and Projects, the Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects is responsible for managing the human resource functions and ensuring the District is compliant with all applicable laws and requirements for human resources. This position will supervise the risk management and volunteer management programs and participate as a member of the District’s Leadership Team.


The Assistant Superintendent of District Services and Projects is responsible for: job recruitment, screening, hiring, pre-employment requirements and onboarding of District staff. Maintenance of the District’s compensation plan with its related pay grades, salary and wage schedules and maintaining current and relevant job descriptions. Lead facilitation of the District’s performance management systems. Serve as ambassador to staff to remedy employee relations and facilitate investigations. Manage employee benefits including the renewal process, open enrollment and provide assistance to staff regarding benefit issues and concerns. Maintain the District’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual and develop and coordinate staff training in relevant HR related topics.

Abilities and Skills

Independent worker with strong organization and time management skills. Exceptional knowledge of the principals, strategies and best practices of human resource management. Knowledge and understanding of employee benefit management and administration. Aptitude and inclination to utilize information technology systems and software. Attain a valid adult CPR/AED certification and class D driver’s license.


A Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field and/or equivalent experience. Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Human Resource Management with three (3) years supervisory experience. Public sector experience is preferable.


Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal) medical, dental and life insurance, annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employees and family members.

Starting Range: $75,000 - $90,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Apply online at under the Job tab /Full-time.

Closing Date: Until Filled

The Palatine Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Palatine Park District


Cheryl Tynczuk

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000 - $45,000 DOQ

Full – Time Employment Coloma Township Park District Director of Parks & Recreation

The Coloma Township Park District is seeking a qualified, friendly, energetic, and experienced applicant to work with the elected Park Board Commissioners. A four-year degree from a college or university in Parks and Recreation Administration preferred.  The director is responsible for the entire operation of the district, including all park sites, facilities, recreation programs, and supervising staff on a year-round basis. The director will be required to promote the park district using various online marketing tools. The director will work with office and maintenance staff to create a positive, and productive work environment. A detailed application and job description, including salary range and benefits are available at the Park District Administrative Office, 508 East 11th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071. Interested applicants may apply in person or contact the Park District at 815-625-0272, or email at Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018. 

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 Coloma Township Park District


Michael Sterba

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018

 $55,000 to $62,000 hiring range depending on qulaifications and experience

The Skokie Park District is seeking a full time Application/ Desktop Support Specialist to come join our team! Your role will be to assist the Director of Information Technology with hands on Enterprise application support along with the day-to-day operations of the IT department. Key responsibility will be to become the subject matter expert for the District’s registration system – RecTrac.

Compensation: $55,000 to $62,000 hiring range depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits Offered: We offer an immediate benefit package that includes Medical, Vision, Dental and life insurance along with retirement plans. Our employees enjoy a free membership to our health club - Fitness First, golf, pool access as well as other facility usage benefits.

Qualifications and Skills We Seek:

• We require a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or a related field from an accredited college or university. We will consider relevant work experience of at least three years in lieu of a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems.

• 3 to 5 years of IT experience in a corporate setting with help desk experience preferred.

• Experience with Vermont Systems software including RecTrac, MainTrac and FinTrac strongly desired.

• Experience working with Active Directory

• VMware experience is a plus

• SharePoint and / or Office 365 experience is a plus

• Experience with MSI (Municipal Software) applications and Applitrack software a plus.

• Demonstrated track record of learning new IT skills

• Must have the ability to work with individuals that have a variety of IT skills from basic to highly experienced.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience writing procedures, knowledge articles, support documentation and conducting training sessions.

• Must possess patience, tact and courtesy along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Position requires a valid Illinois Drivers' License and reliable method of transportation to drive between facilities as needed.

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and pass pre-employment physical, drug test, criminal background check and driving record check.

Essential Duties:

• Provides application support for the District's registration system (RecTrac), time management system (FinTrac) and maintenance work order system (MainTrac).

• Assist with level 1&2 help desk support related to software, IP network, VoIP phones, computers, peripherals, smart phones, etc.

• Basic Windows Server administration, user creation / deletions, password resets, group policy, Active Directory, Exchange, file, print and security management.

• Cisco Call Manager and Unity VoIP administration.

• Provides application support for security camera system (Exacq).

• Develop and maintain technical process and procedure documentation.

• Assists the Director of IT with installation and maintenance of the District's hardware and software upgrades.

• Processes approved technology requests that grant technology access for employees and deactivates technology permissions when employees leave or positions change.

• Configure, deploy, and maintains PC's on a local area network.

• Basic Cisco switch, router, and firewall administration.

• Investigates, diagnoses, solves and prevents viruses, malware and hacking attempts.

• Assists with the development and presentation of training programs. • Perform other duties as assigned.

To apply: Apply by completing online application and attaching resume. Go to the following link:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled



Job Title: Business Intern

Salary: $9-$10/hour, 12 weeks - Summer

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Business


Reports to: Business Manager

BASIC FUNCTION Business Intern will assist with answering phones, processing registration, filling, reviewing cash journals, and miscellaneous other business department tasks.


  1. Process registration and help the Registration Coordinator during busy times

  2. Review cash journals for discrepancies

  3. File and answer phones

  4. Create basic reports for the Business Manager


  1. Administer First Aid, when required

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather

  4. Attend related training and meetings as requested

  5. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned

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 Des Plaines Park District


Todd Lehky
(847) 391-5081

 Closing Date

April 30, 2018


Position: Grant Writer and Special Projects Administrator Full-Time Non-Union Classification: Exempt
Compensation: Range: $44,320-$68,941 annual salary depending on qualifications plus excellent benefit package.

Description/Duties: Description: Researches, advances, manages, communicates, and promotes strategic initiatives, grant and special projects for the Waukegan Park District.

Duties: • Research and identify funding sources that include federal and state programs as well as foundation, not for profit, and corporate grants and/or partnerships. • Initiate grants, special projects and collaborations with internal and external entities that advance the strategic plan. • Write effective grant proposals and reports that demonstrate meticulous grammar and spelling, adherence to granting agency guidelines and timetables, thorough analysis and and presentation of the feasibility of the project’s budget, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, successful relationships/contacts with grant agencies, and methods to monitor and report expenditures and progress. • Coordinate intra- and interagency work groups for grants and special projects. • Complete special project assignments from the Executive Director related to affiliate and community relationships, strategic direction, and park district recognition and accreditation. • Establish strong relationships with colleagues, constituents, and various external agencies to forward Waukegan Park District initiatives and strategies. • Generate, compile and maintain tracking systems. • Assess potential collaborative opportunities with high value impact for the Waukegan Park District. • Demonstrate organizational skills and strong business acumen, including problem solving, vision, ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, collaboration, leadership, decision making and ability to analyze diverse facts and develop clear, concise reports and recommendations. • Represent the Waukegan Park District and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with various stakeholders and public. • Review and prepare costs for the annual budget. • Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions. • Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the park district. • Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor degree required. Preferred course work in planning, urban studies, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, park and recreation planning, park and recreation management, engineering, or related field. Master degree, equivalent experience or enrollment in a master’s degree program is preferred.

Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in grant writing or special project management.

Knowledge: Superior written and oral communications skills. Excellent organizational skills and analytical skills. Proficient with computers and spreadsheet/word processing applications. Familiarity with project management software.

License: Valid driver’s license

Certification: CPRP certification required within three years. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one year.

Hours: 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week, additional hours as needed.

Conditions of Employment: Must submit to a reference check/ employment verification Submit to a state criminal background check Must submit proof of date of birth Submit to random, reasonable cause and post-accident drug and alcohol testing. Submit to a pre-placement physical Submit to a drug and alcohol test TB test Provide verification of education Copy of driver’s license Driver’s abstract. Successfully complete a six (6) month introductory period.

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 Waukegan Park District


Theodora Anderson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled