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 $150,000 to $200,000

The Oswegoland Board of Park Commissioners is seeking an Executive Director who will have extensive experience in parks and recreation operations. In addition to an extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of maintenance, open space management and trails planning, the successful candidate will have experience with municipal funding, land acquisition, park construction, and recreation program and facility management. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, collaborative leader with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

The Oswegoland Park District was established in 1950 by a public referendum, the Oswegoland Park District is a separate governmental entity known as a “special district” and serves approximately 62,000 residents who live within this District’s 38-square-mile service area. This service area includes all of the Village of Oswego, parts of Montgomery, Aurora, and Plainfield, and all of Boulder Hill. The Oswegoland Park District also includes the surrounding countryside of Oswego Township and a tiny portion of Will County.

The successful candidate will:
  • Report to the 5-person elected Board of Commissioners, and implement and administer the policies adopted by the Board. 
  • Possess a clear vision and goals for the agency’s future and communicate that vision clearly and effectively to staff and all sectors of the community. 
  • Be present and approachable with community members, board members, and staff.
  • Participate and engage in various District and community events and programs.
  • Possess a wide range of experience across diverse types of parks, facilities, and recreation experiences.
  • Have strong planning, capital project management, and facility renovation experience.
  • Possess the financial skills and experience to support and lead the District’s fiscal future. 
  • Be able to collaborate with a highly talented team of employees, agency partners, the school district, and the Village of Oswego. 
  • Be a transformative leader, a conductor/connector that takes action confidently and decisively.
  • Have a proven track record of connecting with stakeholders and working innovatively to deliver the parks, programs and services desired by the community.
  • Be a person who leads and motivates by personal example, encouraging high standards of performance, productivity, accountability and ethical conduct from self and all staff.

A board of five elected Park Board Commissioners set policy and conduct the official business of the District. The Executive Director, who is hired by the Board, manages the day-to-day operations of the District, and oversees a staff of 50 full-time, 220 part-time, and 185 seasonal employees. The District also offers the residents 7 facilities, 66 parks, and over 18 miles of paths and trails and has an annual operating budget of over $17,000,000. 

Experience and Education: 
  • Must have experience leading an organization of similar complexity and have a broad range of experience with the diverse types of community-based recreation services, programs, and facilities that the Oswegoland Park District offers. 
  • Should have at least 10 years of progressive management and operational experience at a parks and recreation agency, park district, municipal department, or related field with experience overseeing the management of a large team of employees. 
  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, Facility Management, Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field. 
  • Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) designation is preferred.

The hiring salary range for this position is $150,000 to $200,000. The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate's qualifications and commensurate experience. Additionally, the Oswegoland Park District offers an extensive benefit plan, including a defined benefit pension plan, competitive health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 457 savings plan, car allowance, flexible spending plan, and a variety of other recreational benefits.

Apply online at with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by Monday, September 25, 2023. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joe DeLuce or Chuck Balling, Vice Presidents, and Executive Recruiters, GovHR USA. TEL: 847-380-3240.

The Oswegoland Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oswegoland Park District


 Closing Date

September 25, 2023

 $38,000 - $42,000

Athletic Supervisor
Hampshire Township Park District
Full-Time Exempt
Salary Range: $38,000 - $42,000

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Recreation Manager, the Athletics Supervisor is tasked with overseeing, managing, and enhancing all athletic programs, adult sports leagues, recreational youth sports initiatives, open gym sessions, and field scheduling. This full-time position requires flexibility, including on-call duties and variable working hours to accommodate evening and weekend programs.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead the planning, organization, and execution of all athletic programs. 
- Provide guidance to reporting coordinators and referees to ensure consistent achievement of athletic objectives.
- Manage the financial aspects of athletic programs, including budgeting revenue and expenses.
- Exhibit exceptional customer service skills and maintain composure in challenging situations.
- Proactively troubleshoot and make confidential, well-informed judgments.
- Collaborate with various departments to promote athletic programs and facilities.
- Attend board meetings as needed and foster positive relationships with Athletic Associations, schools, and interest groups.
- Act as a liaison with School District 300 for facility usage, coordinating schedules and adhering to guidelines.
- Establish and cultivate relationships with contractors, vendors, and Athletic Associations.
- Work closely with the recreation team to ensure efficient facility operations and exceptional customer service.
- Supervise direct reports, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
- Research and recommend equipment and supply purchases, manage accounts payable, and maintain inventory systems.
- Maintain accurate records and reports, and manage other assigned programs and events.
- Coordinate field, gym, and room reservations with Affiliate groups, including tournament scheduling.
- Collaborate with neighboring Park Districts for local league play and third-party athletic programming.
- Plan and execute summer sports camp and contribute to field usage and maintenance discussions.

  Additional Duties:

  - Manage the procurement and inventory of athletic supplies.
  - Support/attend Park District special events.
  - Collaborate with the parks department for optimal field conditions.
  - Prepare regular board and departmental reports.
  - Collect, analyze, and recommend improvements based on participant feedback and trends.
  - Update field conditions on Rainout Line and maintain Teamsideline schedule.
  - Track TimeClock Plus records for referees and coordinators.
  - Exhibit composure and proactive problem-solving in challenging situations.
  - Fulfill other assigned duties as required.


- Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Sports Management, Leisure Studies, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in athletics management preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication with diverse clients.
- Strong passion for developing athletics programs across age groups.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and office programs.
- Fluent verbal and written English skills.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within six (6) months of hire.
- Willingness to obtain BASSET, Food Handler, and Food Management certification within six (6) months of hire.
- Proficient in Rectrac, Teamsideline, TimeClock Plus, Google Suite, and Rainout line.


- Full time positions are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, life and IMRF retirement.
- Hampshire Township Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Hampshire Township Park District


Michael Prill

 Closing Date

October 01, 2023

 $57,096 – $74,963 DOQ

The Village of Glendale Heights has a position available for a Recreation Supervisor in the Recreation Division of the Leisure Services Department.

The Recreation Supervisor is primarily responsible for the Village’s growing soccer program, as well as, other contracted athletic programs.

Additionally, this position will be asked to organize and direct a variety of other indoor and outdoor recreational and leisure community programming.  They will also assist the Recreation Division in leading special events of the Village.

 The Recreation Supervisor employs a variety of creative, innovative, and motivational methods to create a market and customer-oriented approach to developing, promoting and evaluating services.

 This position will also exercise independent judgment and discretion not of a routine or clerical nature in evaluating and reporting on the work efforts of employees, and oversees the recruitment and selection process for the division.

 Will be required to work nights and weekends to meet recreational and special event needs of the general public.


This position requires graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a degree in recreation or closely related field (CPRP preferred), minimum of 3 years recreation experience including community center programming and supervision, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary Range: $57,096 $74,963, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Very competitive benefits package.This is an AFSCME union, exempt position. 

Apply online at Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.

The selection process includes a panel interview and may include job skills testing. All job offers are conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of pre-employment drug testing and background check. Employees are required to have permanent residency within a 20-mile radius of the Village unless waived by the Village Administrator.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. The Village of Glendale Heights’ is committed to a nepotism policy of employment and advancement based upon qualifications and merit, without discrimination in favor of or in opposition to the employment of immediate family members.

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 Village of Glendale Heights


Shannon McCrea

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22 per hours plus excellent benefits

 $22 p/hr plus excellent benefits package

Frankfort Square Park District is looking for a Full Time Parks Buildings and Grounds Maintenance person for the overall upkeep of buildings, grounds, and park maintenance activities to provide safe, high-quality parks and facilities. Responsibilities include safely operating a variety of equipment, the labor needed working in and around that equipment, general maintenance, and some supervision of the day-to-day seasonal employees, as well as on call needs. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday with evening and weekend hours as necessary to produce exceptional results. Successful candidate will have a: high school diploma, valid Illinois drivers license, at least 3 years experience in the field of park maintenance, landscaping, turf, forestry, horticulture, and/or related field or equivalent, and strong mechanical ability to perform maintenance and repairs. Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Operator's Pesticide License certifications within the first year of employment.

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 Frankfort Square Park District


ed reidy

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.86 to $24.21 per hour DOQ

Do you have excellent supervisory skills and love sports recreation and working outdoors?  This position is responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the Recreation and Parks department’s outdoor athletic complexes.  This position oversees as many as 25 other team members and has direct contact and communication with the public.  This is a year-round part-time position generally scheduled evenings and weekends and holidays, up to 29 hours per week on a regular basis during the field season which runs from March through November.
  • The Complex Manager may be scheduled up to 35 hours per week or more during the months of May-August
The individual in this role must be able to provide regular and consistent attendance, and also must be flexible to schedule changes.  Must be available seven (7) days per week. Weekdays after 2pm until 10pm or 11pm. This position also works holidays for the opening shift or the closing shift.

He/She maintains outdoor complexes, complex facility cleanliness and athletic fields and manages the supervision and scheduling of Complex Attendants and Complex Supervisors.  He/She will have a lead role in the hiring of Complex Attendants and Complex Supervisors.
The Complex Manager attends to the needs of participants, responds and resolves complaints, and will act as lead driver for appropriate vehicle and vehicle/trailer combinations for assigned work location.

  • High School Diploma OR GED
  • Minimum of 2-3 years prior related maintenance experience.
  • Related ball field and supervisory experience is preferred.  Ability to work independently, complete tasks in a timely manner and give instructions to others.
  • OR any combination of education, experience, and training that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
  • Non-CDL Class ‘C’ required within 90 days of hire.
  • Possess or ability to obtain Illinois Pesticide License with in first year of employment

Ball field maintenance, basic computer functions, customer service, janitorial knowledge, developing/managing staff schedules, strong organizational skills, basic MS Office skills, ability to prioritize work, good written/verbal communication skills, self motivation, ability to learn new technology and/or software programs as needed.

  • Must be able to lift or carry up to fifty (50) pounds, and push or pull up to ninety (90) pounds

  • Will be expected to work in some inclement weather, including heat, rain and/or cold

Part time position, IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) eligible, Rate of Pay: $16.85 to $24.21 per hour, DOQ.

To Apply Follow the Link:

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 Village of Orland Park


Beau Breunig

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled