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IPRA Job Board

 $90,000 - $ 110,000

The Roselle Park District is seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is a highly responsible professional and administrative position serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Roselle Park District. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations of the District so as to provide responsive recreational programs and maintain quality park facilities for the citizens of the District in a manner that is fiscally responsible and which provides the opportunity for fun, fitness and development of skills for all. The Director is appointed by the Board of Park Commissioners, which establishes policy for the District and provides general direction to the Director. The Director reports to the Board of Park Commissioners.

The Roselle Park District operates and manages over 158 acres of land in 16 parks, and offers approximately 276 recreational and seasonal programs. We provide a full range of activities and services year round. Major recreation programs include athletics, music, cultural arts, dance, day camps, fitness, preschool, outdoor recreation, trips, and special events.


• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of recreation administration, park and facility maintenance management, and recreation programs and services development. • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision, training and performance evaluation, and mentoring. • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of park and recreation risk management and loss prevention. • Principles and methods of data collection and social research. • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of public agency governance, including the Board-administrator relationship. • Knowledge of alternative funding for park and recreation agencies, including grant programs, foundations, and public-private partnerships. • Considerable knowledge of recent industry trends, current literature and sources of information related to park and recreation services, planning and administration. • Thorough knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations related to park and recreation administration. • Knowledge of State and Federal legislative processes.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge would be:

• Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a public recreation or park agency, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park and recreation administration, public administration, business administration, education, or a related field.


• Valid Illinois Driver’s License. • Certification with the National Recreation and Park Association. If not certified to be completed within 12 months.


Per Americans with Disabilities Act, general physical requirements include the following:

• Ability to perform work functions indoors and outdoors. • Ability to communicate including sighted and auditory comprehension and verbal and writing ability. • Ability to work seated at a desk for extended periods, a minimum of 2 hours. • Ability to bend and lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.


Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Establishes and administers the safety and loss control programs. • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules. • Assumes the duties of/or appoints a Safety Coordinator to implement the loss control program for the agency. • Instills in each department head, a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities in the areas of loss control and safety. • Participates in Safety Committee functions.


Essential job functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Manages park and recreation activities including park and facility planning, development and maintenance; recreation programs and services; and community relations. • Identifies and responds board and community issues, concerns, and needs. • Manages the development and implementation of district policies, procedures, goals, and priorities. • Recommends the annual district budget to the board; oversee the administration of the budget; monitors and regularly reports on the status of the budget to the board; and works with the independent auditor in reporting to the board on the district’s financial condition. • Seeks out and applies for alternative sources of revenue and/or additional resources. • Advises the board on staffing and organizational needs; establishes within district policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery; and the allocation of district resources. • Ensure the condition of parks and facilities operated by the district to safeguard public and employee safety; and to protect against deterioration. • Negotiates contracts and agreements for professional services; oversees the administration of agreements; inspects the work of professionals, contractors and suppliers to ensure that work is performed in accordance with contract specifications. • Develops systems and procedures to offer high quality recreation programs, services, and special events that meet community needs. • Represents the board and district on local park and recreation matters before elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public. • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of district records and documents, including board meeting agendas and minutes; legal documents; property inventories; personnel and financial records; and other district records. • Attends and participates in professional meetings and stay abreast of new industry trends and innovations and methods. • Monitors various legislative initiatives to assess impact on district activities; attends and participate in State and Federal legislative conferences. • Evaluates the accident investigation policy and procedures to ensure that sufficient data is being gathered for review.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required by the Board of Park Commissioners

The hiring range is $90,000 - $110,000 based on qualifications. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance and participation in the IMRF pension program. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Candidates must apply online at

Please include in your application a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references by August 31, 2018.

The Roselle Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Roselle Park District


NIcholas Kapetan

 Closing Date

August 31, 2018

 Starting salary range: $110,000 - $125,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package.

Parks and Recreation Director, Woodbury, MN (pop. 69,426). Woodbury, incorporated in 1967, is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, and the 9th largest city in the state. Over the past three decades the population has tripled, and is expected to exceed 85,000 by 2040. As the economic hub of the Twin Cities east metro, Woodbury is well known as a healthcare and retail destination with a diverse economy of many growing business sectors, including finance, light industrial, office/showroom and distribution.

Woodbury has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and raise a family with easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Recent recognitions include: Money Magazine 2017 Best Places to Live in U.S., National Civic League 2016 All-America City Award finalist, and an S&P AAA bond rating since 2009. Woodbury’s long-serving Parks and Recreation Director is retiring in fall 2018.

Woodbury has more than 3,300 acres of parks and open space, 152 miles of trails and 123 athletic fields and courts. It also operates an 18-hole golf course, a field house and hockey complex, as well as an indoor park with playground, meeting rooms, and amphitheater connected to a YMCA, county library and early childhood center. The Parks and Recreation Department includes four divisions: Eagle Valley Golf Course, the indoor intergovernmental Central Park, Health East Sports Center and Recreation. The Director’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and include providing leadership in parks planning, development and oversight of a comprehensive and high quality recreation system. The City’s parks and recreation offerings enjoy wide community support, and are viewed as an essential part of Woodbury’s quality of life.

Woodbury is a full-service city. In addition to Parks and Recreation, services also include Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering, Public Works, Community Development, Information & Communications Technology, Finance and Administration (HR, legal, clerk). The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for leading a department of 20 full-time and part-time employees, as well as managing approximately $6.9 million in operating, capital and enterprise budgets. The position reports to the City Administrator.

Qualified candidates should have: • A Bachelor’s degree in parks and/or recreation management, sports management, or related field; a Master’s degree is desired;
• Experience managing enterprise-based, or self-supporting recreation programs, is a plus; • Eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a public parks and recreation system, or similar client-based organization, is desirable; • Experience developing and/or managing complex budgets in a municipal or park district setting; • Minimum of three years supervisory experience; • A collaborative and communicative approach to work; • Comfort working with an array of stakeholders including elected officials, residents and intergovernmental contacts; and • Passion for a fast-paced, demanding and rewarding environment.

Starting salary range: $115,000 - $130,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply on line by September 12, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

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 City of Woodbury


Lee Szymborski

 Closing Date

September 12, 2018

 $75,000-$85,000 based on qualifications

The Wood Dale Park District is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration to administer all financial, marketing, human resources, risk management and technology operations for the District. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration supervises the full-time Accounting Supervisor, Finance Administrative Assistant, and Marketing and Public Relations Manager, the part-time Human Resources Specialist and Safety Coordinator, and the contractual Information Technology consultant.

About the Park District Encompassing a 6-mile area, the District serves most of the City of Wood Dale as well as portions of Elk Grove Village, Bensenville and Itasca. The Wood Dale Park District serves an estimated population of 13,535 with approximately 136 acres of park land on 12 park sites. District facilities include a recreation complex, an outdoor pool with a water park, and an 18-hole golf course with a banquet facility. The golf course has a partnership with TopGolf, a driving range and entertainment center. The District is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large for overlapping terms. Day-to-day operations are administered by the Executive Director and staff.

Duties and Requirements The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of all accounting and financial systems and the maintenance of records and related detail to ensure the effective and efficient financial operation of the District. In addition, the position oversees the marketing/public relations, human resources, safety and technology functions with support from hired and contractual team members. Specific duties include: • Overseeing all accounting and financial operations including creating, implementing, monitoring and analyzing all financial reports • Creating and maintaining the annual budget, long-term capital plan and related forecasts • Managing the financial elements of all major capital projects • Preparing and maintaining records, licenses, and tax returns • Implementing, maintaining, and training District staff on the use of financial and payroll software systems • Developing and updating operational, financial, human resources and safety policies and procedures • Managing and monitoring investments • Supervising and completing the annual financial audit • Preparing and completing the annual working budget, annual wage and salary schedule and tax levy • Managing debt instruments and all Internal controls • Ensuring compliance with all financial, human resources and safety legal postings and filing requirement • Preparing and analyzing financial projections • Overseeing the strategic marketing program and all associated initiatives • Hiring, supervising, training and evaluating direct reports • Serving as the PDRMA Benefits Coordinator • Administering and evaluating the employee benefits program and overseeing the open enrollment process • Managing Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment claims • Managing and monitoring technology services and associated contracts • Serving as the IMRF Authorized Agent and the alternate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer • Attends monthly evening Board meeting and other special meetings, as needed.

Qualifications Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field plus a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in municipal accounting/finance. A CPA and/or master’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy or business administration is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits The hiring range is $75,000 - $85,000 based on qualifications. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in the IMRF pension program. The District also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Selection Process Candidates should submit their letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references by August 29, 2018 to Nancy Aldrich, Human Resources Specialist, Wood Dale Park District. 111 E. Foster Ave., Wood Dale, IL 60191 Email: The Wood Dale Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

August 29, 2018

 $14.00 + based on qualifications and experience

The Park District of Oak Park is hiring a part-time year round Early Childhood Coordinator. The position will work an average of 28 hours per week, will accrue up to 12 pad time off days and is part of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

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The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-$50,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications

Springfield Park District


Department: Finance

Position Title: Senior Accountant

Reporting Authority: Director of Finance & Administration

Classification: Exempt – Non Union

Salary Range: $40,000-50,000 annually, commensurate with education/experience

Position Summary:

Manages the following agency-wide functions:

Accounts Payable

System administration of accounting software (MS Dynamics©)

Accounting and reporting cycles

Internal controls

Property management and control

Assist Director of Finance in managing various finance functions as needed

Other duties as assigned

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for journalizing summary payroll data and reconciling payroll related accruals. Responsible for monthly reconciliation of accounts, real-time monitoring and reporting on operating and capital budget variances, identifying differences and presenting alternative funding options where applicable. Compile budget data, forecasting expenditures and provide reports as needed to executive management team. Work closely with departmental supervisors/budget managers and provide procurement management and assistance as requested/needed. Provide statement of claims and other financial reports to executive staff and the Board of Trustees on a monthly basis. Act as Park District Liaison with Springfield Parks Foundation finance function. Troubleshoot problems with vendors and related disbursements. Create/update ad hoc reports as needed or requested. Function as system administrator over general ledger/accounts payable software package. Provide assistance to staff in administering and applying District policies and procedures. Qualifications Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated aptitude in procurement, accounts payable and reporting. Aptitude with accounting software and with utilizing Microsoft Office©Suite, especially Excel©. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in accounting, finance or business disciplines. One to three years of experience in an accounting position, with some supervisory experience preferred. Experience in Public Accounting preferred but not required. General Requirements:

Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language. Good oral and written communication skills. Physical capabilities – squat, bend and move as necessary for the job. Must be able to perform advanced mathematics. Must have high proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Suite©. Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public. Must present a neat and professional appearance. Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual. Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District. The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

Revised June 2018

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 Springfield Park District


Stephen Flesch
217-544-1751, x1003

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled