The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:
• Proven community leader who can work collaboratively and build consensus with citizens, volunteers and other community leaders. • Demonstrate leadership that promotes and develops trust and respect of board, staff, volunteers and residents. • Possess great integrity, honesty, sound judgment, creativity, and self-confidence. • Ability to provide leadership and development of long range plans that provide for continued improvement of agency. • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals. • Ability to effectively resolve highly emotional situations that may arise. • Strong personnel management skills with proven ability to be a respected mentor. • Possess financial acumen with proven success in securing alternative revenue sources and management of a sound fiscal program with ability to forecast both operational and capital needs. • Proven track record of developing strong intergovernmental relations and cooperative efforts. • Possess a passion for parks, recreation and service to the community. • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation, Administration or related field; a Master’s Degree is preferred. Parks & Recreation Certifications (CPRP & CPRE) preferred. • Minimum seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in the Parks & Recreation field. Foundation experience preferred.
Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Hoffman Estates Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by April 16, 2018.
The Hoffman Estates Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by January 8, 2018 and must contain the information below in order to meet Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.
1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be 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 written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 professional references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to each question to one page. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Salary history for the past 5 years. 8) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.
All applications or inquiries should be referred to: Screening Committee – Hoffman Estates PD Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186
Under the direct supervision of the Park Specialist II and the general direction of the Superintendent of Parks, the Park Specialist I position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work of park properties and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS: Employee must be at least 21 years old. High school graduate required. 3 years parks experience and advanced training preferred. Employee must have a valid Illinois License and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Must be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License in turf and right of way within six months of hire. A thorough pre-employment physical examination and criminal background check will be required after conditional job offer.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receives instruction from the Parks Specialist II regarding work assignments.
Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, landscape, and turf field maintenance.
Ensures that accidents and injuries are tented to and reported promptly.
Operates all District’s vehicles and equipment: trucks, power mowers, tractors, edgers, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, front end loaders, wood chippers, trimmers, back hoe, chain saws, etc.
Provides flower, tree and shrub care in parks and facilities including watering, weeding, planting, trimming/pruning and chipping for disposal.
Maintains paths by blowing or sweeping debris and garbage.
Removes all refuse and debris from parks and facilities weekly/biweekly. Safely and correctly apply herbicide and pesticide. Provide safe and efficient snow and ice removal practices in winter months.
Execute playground inspections and document repair problems as documented
Gain knowledge and understanding of Park district policies and procedures and see that they are adhered to at all times.
Able to operate and maintain all grounds maintenance equipment including power mowers, tractors, edgers, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, etc.
Employee will be at times expected to work or be on call during non-traditional hours (evenings, weekends, etc.)
Perform all duties within the rules and regulations of the District’s Safety program and immediately report any hazardous situations to supervisor. The safety of staff and participants is a continuing responsibility of all employees
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS: Employee must be skilled in the use of computers for record keeping, report writing, and communication.
Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform his/her job responsibilities.
Employee must possess good problem solving skills and have the capacity to act rationally and calmly in high stress and/or emergency situations.
Employee must be able to represent the West Chicago Park District in a professional manner.
The City of Wood Dale is seeking a full-time Marketing & Special Events Manager. This is a highly skilled and responsible position within the Administration Department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of City public information and communications management, marketing and public relations including print materials, electronic communications and social media. This position is also responsible for organizing and the execution of all special events for the City of Wood Dale. Additional duties involve website development, e-news and print publications and social media oversight. This position reports directly to the City Manager.
The successful candidate must possess strong organization, initiative, customer service and communications skills. Thorough knowledge of marketing and event planning is strongly desired; previous experience utilizing graphic design software, website software and photography skills a plus. Typical work hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Marketing & Special Events Manager attends various evening meetings for the City including Prairie Fest Committee, Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings and occasional weekend events when necessary.
A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field with high level of knowledge of media relations. 2-3 years’ experience in marketing, media relations, public relations or related field, municipal government experience preferred. Experience in computer hardware/software, desktop publishing, website development, event planning, social media platforms and content.
The salary of the Marketing & Special Events Manager will be based upon qualifications and work experience. The salary range is $65,000 - $90,000. Benefits included Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund; paid vacation and sick leave accrual; medical, dental, vision and life insurance. This position is open until filled. Applications are available on the City website and at City Hall.
Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter, salary history and City Employment Application to: City of Wood Dale Attn: Human Resources 404 N. Wood Dale Rd Wood Dale IL 60191 Applicants may also submit application materials and/or inquiries to the City at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Wood Dale is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Join the award winning Glenview Park District as the Assistant Director of Recreation. You will be working at Park Center, our highly active and popular 188,000 sq. ft. community center. Expand your skills and professional knowledge as you experience all the diverse facilities, programs and services the Glenview Park District has to offer including two golf courses, indoor tennis, indoor ice rink, paddle tennis, a working farm, a nature center and living history museum, banquet and rental facilities, a fitness center, senior center, preschool, sports, cultural arts and more.
JOB SUMMARY In this position, you will take a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of 3 aquatic complexes (1 indoor and 2 outdoor) including facility maintenance and pool concessions and Park Center customer service, program registration and facility rentals, including rentals at Schram Memorial Chapel. You will also be actively involved in planning, organizing, and running the Glenview 4th of July celebrations, the Glenview Park Foundation fundraising events and Park Center special events. You will directly supervise 3 full time exempt positions and indirectly supervise 3 additional full time employees and more than 250-400 part time and/or seasonal employees . QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or a related field required. Master’s degree a plus and at least 2 years of supervising fulltime employees. Seven (7) or more years of related progressive experience, including programming, budgeting, marketing, facilities management, and customer service. Prior supervisory and aquatics experience and a proven track record of effective leadership skills a must. Critical thinking, analytic ability, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) all required. RecTrac experience is desirable. Starfish and CPO certifications required. Professional certification(s) and/or active membership in a professional association desirable. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
TARGET HIRING RANGE: $55,000 – $89,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
BENEFITS WE OFFER In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO. Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits Tuition Reimbursement Dental Coverage Flexible Spending Accounts Prescription Coverage Vision Reimbursement Program Life Insurance.
APPLY ONLINE ONLY Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. If interested, please apply by December 4, 2017. Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Recreation is an important member of our leadership team and is responsible for overseeing the following program areas: aquatics (5 locations), fitness (3 locations), athletics, concessions, cultural arts, senior center, preschool (3 locations), before and after school care, summer camps, birthday parties and rentals, and special events. Major facilities include the Community Recreation Center, Meineke Recreation Center, Bock Neighborhood Center, the Sport Center, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, Atcher Island Outdoor Waterpark, and the Pat Shephard Early Childhood Center. Directly oversees two division managers and one program supervisor. Indirectly oversees 15 supervisors, 7 full-time staff, and nearly 500 part-time and seasonal staff. Oversees $14 million operating budget and additional $500,000 in capital budget.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, tourism, sport management, business or other related field of study along with at least 7 years prior related work experience at the senior manager or director level. CPRP certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months) required. Must have significant supervisory experience and demonstrable leadership skills. Additional requirements include a clearly defined vision and the ability to communicate forward-looking direction to staff; ability to inspire a high level of creativity and innovation related to programming and facility management; ability to identify and create operating efficiencies using technology tools and resources; strong organization and planning skills; critical thinking and a high level of attention to detail; operational excellence; proven teamwork and collaboration; excellent time management and ability to self-direct; and the ability to contribute positively to the leadership team and overall organizational culture.
SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time year-round exempt-level position. Schedule is generally Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, plus mandatory attendance at board, committee, and other meetings as well as special events and training conferences. Target hiring range is $105,000 and up, DOQ (depending on qualifications).
BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage • FSA Healthcare and Dependent Care • Employee Wellness Programs and Incentives • Life Insurance (Basic and Additional Voluntary) • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Nationwide Retirement Solutions 457 Plan • Paid Holidays • Vacation Time • Personal Days and Sick Time • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • A Variety of Park District Memberships and Privileges
TO APPLY: Complete the online job application at www.parkfun.com – click on “About” then “Employment”, and attach a cover letter with salary history; a current resume; a 1-page summary of significant professional accomplishments over the last 10 years (including dates achieved); 5 professional references (3 superiors and 2 subordinates); and written responses to the following pre-work exercises (one single-spaced paragraph for each response, maximum of 2 pages total): A. Please share your greatest staff management success story. B. Describe at least 3 significant opportunities in the field of public recreation. C. Describe the 3 most imminent threats to the parks and recreation industry.
Interviewing expected to begin in December 2017. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Laila Bashia, Director of Human Resources LBashia@parkfun.com or 847-985-2115 x1008
The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.