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 $13 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking motivated, creative and experienced Camp Site Directors for the 2018 Summer Camp program. Applicant must be available Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm, June 18-August 10. Attendance at orientation and training on May 22, June 5 and June 11-15 is required.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and have 2 years of experience working with children. Enrollment in or completion of a college degree in education, recreation or related field is highly desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities: Directors are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of their assigned camp site. Directors supervise camp counselors and communicate with parents on a regular basis. Directors also plan and implement a variety of activities to provide quality recreational camp experiences for children. Other responsibilities include creating camp calendars and weekly newsletters.

Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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 $8.60 per hour

The Northbrook Park District seeks motivated, creative and experienced Camp Counselors for the 2018 Summer Camp program.

Applicant must be available for the full 8 weeks of the camp season, June 18-August 10. Must also be able to attend training June 11-15.

Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and have experience working with children.

Duties & Responsibilities: Counselors are responsible for the direct supervision of a group of 8-12 campers. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Site Director, counselors plan and implement a variety of activities structured to provide quality recreational experiences for the children in camp. Counselors also act as a liaison between parents, children and Leisure Services administration.

Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs

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 Northbrook Park District

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 $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 ctpd4fun@gmail.com. Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018. 

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 Coloma Township Park District

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Michael Sterba
815-625-0272
ctpd4fun@gmail.com

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018

 $44,320-$68,941

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

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Theodora Anderson
847-360-4726
tanderson@waukeganparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $70,000 - $80,000 depending on qualifications

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent is responsible for the overall financial, business and human resources operations of the Park District. The Superintendent will oversee multiple projects such as capital planning, financial sustainability plan, the financial aspect of the food and beverage portion of the golf course to be acquired in 2019, etc. The Superintendent will oversee the Human Resources area while assisting the Executive Director to analyze future organizational structure and needs. The District operates on a calendar/fiscal year with 18 full-time employees and approximately $6 million annual budget for a population of approximately 15,000 individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, etc. • minimum of three (3) years full-time related experience • minimum of two (2) years administrative experience • minimum five (5) years related experience in the management of fiscal operations in field of parks and recreation or municipal government • Possesses knowledge of administrative techniques, oral and written communication skills, and ability to be detail oriented.
• Proficient in fund accounting, budgeting, and financial forecasting procedures and methodologies; internal control systems; and financial reporting requirements. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Prefer experience with Tyler Technologies’ Incode financial software and / or Vermont Systems, Inc. RecTrac registration software. Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with system selection, new system implementation, and project management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ADMINISTRATIVE: • Responsible for the overall financial operations of the District including general ledger maintenance including adjustments and unearned revenue; month-end closing of financial records including reconciling of bank statements; financial reporting to staff and board. • Monitors District investments by investing available funds in interest producing instruments allowable within the Illinois Statutes and policy of the District. • Directs and coordinates the annual budgetary planning process and reviews recommended budget requests, monitors expenditures to insure compliance with approved budget. • Presents, along with Director, annual budget to the Board of Park Commissioners. • Oversees the Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Accounts Receivable functions of the District. • Responsible for the coordination and successful completion of the annual financial audit. • Manages purchasing functions for the park district; develops purchasing, receiving and inventory procedures and assures compliance to it. • PDRMA Contact for liability, property, worker’s compensation, and related coverage.
• Supervises employee benefit administration and payroll processing, including but not limited to, 1099’s, W-2’s, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance, and registration system operations, and ensures compliance with all state and federal laws.
• Supervises the purchasing policy and procedures; authorizes or directs the requisition and distribution of equipment, services and supplies within the authorized parameters including the solicitation, analysis and recommendation for award of bids, quotes, and requests for proposals (RFP); develops purchasing, receiving and inventory procedures and ensures compliance for all procurement regulatory requirements. • Manages or oversees the management of the District’s cash flow requirements, inter-fund borrowing, investments, debt issuance, and debt administration compliance.

PERSONNEL: • Oversees the Human Resource function of the District including ensuring compliance with all federal and state labor laws. • Executes and implements personnel and payroll policies and procedures. • Supervises the recording keeping for payroll and personnel requirements, maintains information on compliance for all applicable laws and regulations related to payroll and personnel. • PDRMA Contact for staff health insurance and related coverage.

PLANNING AND RESEARCH: • Performs long range financial planning relating to operation and expansion of facilities and sites; • Develops fiscal planning required for implementation of the annual and long term capital program; • Provides financial input to the development and implementation of projects requiring the issuance of bonds; makes recommendations on bond sales, tax rates, and debt service.

RECORD, REPORTS AND MEETINGS: • Prepares and files the annual Tax Levy Ordinance. • Prepares, presents and files the annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance. • Prepares and provides financial information and records required for the annual financial audit. • Files a copy of final audit report and Comptroller Annual Reports with the State of Illinois and Cook County. • Prepares and presents monthly financial reports to the Executive Director and the District Board of Park Commissioners. • Maintains active and participating membership in the state and local park and recreation associations. • Directs the maintenance of fixed asset records for all buildings and contents. • Develops and recommends a long term financial strategy, policies and procedures to provide for the long term financial sustainability of the Park District.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings • Attend professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility • Maintain relations with other agencies / municipal governments to exchange information on accounting procedures

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Capable of communicating and working with all levels of Park District staff • Ability to work under stressful conditions solving problems comprehensively and producing accurate work in a timely manner • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Some bending, kneeling and reaching items off floors and high shelves • Lift and move computers paper boxes, mail containers, storage boxes and packages up to 30lbs. • Perform repetitive hand / arm movements when working on computer keyboards, calculator, or writing reports, etc. • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work at desk or workstation • Ability to handle mental stress in order to cope with deadlines

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
• Employee duties / activities performed indoors, conditions include lighting and temperature • May need to drive vehicle to other facilities or to attend meetings or seminars

COGNITIVE AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS • Good verbal and written communication skills in dealing with staff • Possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform job • Ability to make judgements with respect to confidentiality of information • Good safety awareness and sound judgment

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 Prospect Heights Park District

 Contact

Christina Ferraro
847-666-4861
cferraro@phparks.org

 Closing Date

April 27, 2018