The Sandwich Park District was established in 1966 and serves approximately 8,000 district residents. The total service area reaches about 13,000 community residents. The park district manages a total budget of approximately $1,000,000 and may have an annual debt service of $115,000. The district manages 10 parks and offers a wide extensive program curriculum throughout the year.
Description: The Director of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the operations of the Sandwich Park District. The Director will maintain complete charge of the operation, maintenance, and construction of all District facilities, property and recreation programs. He/she will be responsible for maintaining complete charge of all Sandwich Park District personnel required for operating the Park District; subject to the employment and salary provisions established by the Board of Commissioners.
DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Organize and supervise an efficient professional administrative organization for the Sandwich Park District. Supervise the daily operation of the Sandwich Park District in accordance with established policies approved by the Board of Commissioners - Determine the procedures for operation to provide maximum service at reasonable costs - Advise the Board of Commissioners on all Sandwich Park District operational and administrative matters of the District - Assist the Board of Commissioners in its role as the policy making body of the District and implement all Park District policies - Recommend, develop and supervise recreational activities and services to meet the leisure needs of the community - Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate district maintenance and recreational personnel. Maintain a sound personnel management program and evaluate the effectiveness of Sandwich Park District services - Oversee the preparation and execution of the annual budget, tax levy and audit adopted by the Board of Commissioners - Maintain a continuing cooperative relationship with other Board-appointed officers, advisory groups and other community agencies - Adhere to and actively enforce safety procedures of the Sandwich Park District and its overall risk management system - Administer the development and implementation of the Sandwich Park District’s Strategic, Master, and Risk Management plans and formulate short and long-range planning for the Sandwich Park District - Oversee the Personnel Policy, including job descriptions and properly maintain personnel records which will be in the best interest of the employee - Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Administration or related field required. Master’s Degree in Park and Recreation Administration is preferred - Five years administrative experience in parks and recreation or a related field is required - Certified Park and Recreation Professional Certification (CPRP) preferred or will acquire within a one-year period after hire. Ability to communicate verbal and written English language and produce accurate work on a timely basis. Strong oral, mathematical and written communication skills are required and knowledge using fund accounting software preferred - Proficient in utilizing social media such as Facebook, Wordpress entry and website management - Demonstrate good computer skills, proficient with Word, Publisher, Excel, Calendars and Photo Editing. Experience with RecTrac registration system and reporting preferred - CPR/AED Certification is required within a 6-month period after hire - Membership in professional agencies such as IPRA, NRPA is required. The Board of Commissioners encourage the prominence of having the Director live in Sandwich. Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and must pass a standard background check.
JOB STATUS: Full time, exempt. Reports to the Board of Commissioners.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter including reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) A current resume, which should include but not limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised, and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 current letters of recommendation. These letters should include a balance of community representatives, employers and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-5 professional references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different than those submitting letters. Please submit to Stephen Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. If mailing resume, envelope should be marked Personal and Confidential, Sandwich Park District, Attention: Stephen Wolf, Personnel Chairman at 1001 N. Latham Street, Sandwich, IL 60548. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls.
The Sandwich Park District is an equal opportunity employer.