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 $85,000 - $95,000

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The Wood Dale Park District has a unique opportunity for an innovative visionary with proven success in golf course and food and beverage/banquet operations, management and leadership. Our recently completed transition agreement with TopGolf allows us to continue operation of their former Wood Dale facility as a learning and entertainment venue. Our Director of Golf Operations will play a pivotal role in all aspects of planning, marketing, implementing, and overseeing the successful operation of two premier golf, entertainment and food & beverage/ banquet facilities: The 18-hole Salt Creek Golf Club and the former TopGolf Wood Dale.

Reporting Relationships: The Director of Golf Operations reports to the Executive Director and supervises three full-time staff: the Greens Superintendent, the Head Golf Professional and the Head Chef, and two year-round part-time staff: the Food & Beverage Manager and the Food & Beverage Sales Manager. The position also oversees the supervision of numerous part-time and seasonal staff. The Park District anticipates expanding the workforce including direct reports to this position in unison with the future operation of the former TopGolf facility.

Work Environment: Our mission is to serve the community with quality recreational experiences that provide a fun and healthy lifestyle, and we aspire to create positive memories and endless opportunities for the community. To that end, we strive to provide a work environment that is innovative, collaborative, supportive and collegial.

Position Expectations: The following are the main highlights of the expectations of the position: • Aid in the establishment and implementation of the vision and direction for all operational aspects of the golf course and former TopGolf facilities, ensuring that performance and revenue goals are met. • Conduct and manage short-and long-term planning for both facilities and lead staff in their implementation. • Develop, recommend and Implement fees and pricing structures for golf play and instruction, food & beverage and banquet services, pro shop and learning center merchandising, and other programs/special events. • Hire, train, evaluate, and lead staff to deliver high quality services and facilitate golf, club house, food & beverage, banquet, learning, entertainment, and special event initiatives. • Collaborate with Department of Recreation staff to develop, offer, and market recreational programming within the two golf facilities • Prepare, monitor and administer detailed budgets, financial reports, cost analysis and other recommendations for all operational aspects of the operations, • Coordinate all point of sale and customer service functions including quality control by developing and utilizing methods and systems which determine satisfaction and identify trends and future service needs. • Oversee purchasing functions including reviewing expenditures, approving purchase orders, ordering equipment and supplies, and monitoring the bidding process for large cost items. • Successfully serve as a member of the Leadership Team, driving forward the mission, vision, values and strategic plan of the Park District. • Develop and maintain effective communication through presentations, resolution of complaints and suggestions, attendance at meetings, and active observation of the all operations.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Professional Golf Management, Business Administration, Food & Beverage Management, Sports Management or a closely related field. • Three to five years or more of experience in a leadership and supervisory position • Good to strong knowledge of golf, banquet and/or restaurant operations and management • Ability to prepare staffing and operation plans and monitor their implementation • Capacity to prepare, analyze, and maintain detailed operational and financial performance records and reports.
• Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of staff in the daily operations of the golf course, restaurant and banquet facility.
• Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the general public • Ability to communicate clearly and effective both orally and in writing • Ability to prepare and implement risk management practices, policies and standards • Capacity to work a flexible schedule, including early morning, evenings and weekend hours.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit their letter of interest, resume, and list of 3-5 professional references by December 23, 2019 to: Director of Golf Operations Search, c/o Nancy Aldrich, HR Specialist, Wood Dale Park District, 111 East Foster Avenue, Wood Dale, IL 60191. Documentation may also be emailed by December 23, 2019 to:

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 Wood Dale Park District


Nancy Aldrich

 Closing Date

December 23, 2019

 $17.00 - $20.00/hr. depending on qualifications

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Hours: This is a part-time, IMRF-eligible position, with a maximum of 25 hours per week. Workdays/hours are flexible and may fluctuate to accommodate District programming. Primary hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Spring Ave. Recreation Center – 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Pay Rate: $17.00 - $20.00/hr. depending on qualifications

JOB SUMMARY The Marketing Coordinator is a member of the Marketing and Communications Division of the Recreation Department and is responsible for assisting the Marketing Supervisor in the development and dissemination of all Park District marketing and public relations. The primary responsibilities of the Marketing Coordinator will be; developing social media content, drafting website content and managing homepage sliders, photography, videography and editing for programs and events, proofreading various District content and materials, maintaining District displays including posters, flyers and outdoor banners, and assisting with the day-to-day management of the Marketing and Communications Division. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High School graduate or equivalent required with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Information or related field preferred or in progress. 1-3 years of marketing experience is required with social media, website and marketing analytics experience a plus. Demonstrated ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and meet deadlines with accuracy. Attention to detail, proofreading and editing skills are essential. Requires strong people and communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the public. Proficient in Microsoft Office products with Adobe Creative Suite experience required. Strong photographic and video editing highly desired. Effective problem-solving skills with the ability to act calmly and effectively under pressure or in difficult situations. The successful candidate must be able to project a professional appearance. Must have a valid IL Driver’s License and provide own transportation.

The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!

To apply, please visit our website at

For questions, contact Courtney O’Kray at OR (630) 942-7260

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 Glen Ellyn Park District


Courtney O'Kray
(630) 942-7260

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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SUMMARY: The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all non-athletic and non-fitness programming. The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Work pace is moderate to active depending on the task required. The position of Recreation Supervisor requires the ability to work in active pace (30 lbs. or more).

QUALIFICATIONS: The Recreation Supervisor should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field and at least 1 year of full time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position. The Recreation Supervisor must have experience working with Microsoft computer programs. Experience with Vermont Systems, Inc. (VSI) RecTrac preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Recreation Supervisor is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

1. Directly supervise and manage the Early Learning Program, Summer Camps, Active Adult Programs and Trips, Special Events and as well as general interest programs and events. 2. Evaluate the need for new programs and events as well as retiring outdated programs and events. 3. Manage rentals, including staffing, for Heritage Center and parks. 4. Actively participate in creating and maintaining the Recreation Department budget. 5. Monitor revenue and expenses for programs and events. 6. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and manage staff. 7. Work to develop a network of volunteers to assist with Park District special events.
8. Purchase all supplies necessary for program and special event operations. 9. Attend and participate in Active Adult’s Club meetings. 10. Plan and organize the Active Adults Trips. 11. Attend weekly staff meetings. 12. Attend Park District Board Meetings as required. 13. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS: 1. Excellent customer service skills, (internal and external customers) 2. Ability to successfully use the secondary electronic devices: copy machine, postage machine, laminator and label maker. 3. Work well with all departments and personalities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Have a basic knowledge of all programs, special events, and memberships; or know how and where to obtain the information. 2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Cathy Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting $62,000, commensurate with experience

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Are you looking for a fun, engaging environment where you can utilize your skills to make a difference?

Then we need you! We are seeking an applicant who is innovative and thrives in a computerized HR environment. WDSRA will invest in the right person who brings HR management experience and ideas for how to maximize benefits, minimize risk and maintain compliance. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a feedback rich culture, developing staff, and building employee relations.

This position is a full-time, 40 hour per week, exempt position. Applications accepted through December 26th. Go to - Join Our Team to apply.


  • Independent thinker who has the ability to determine what is best for the HR department/agency and has the confidence to communicate those recommendations
  • Fiscally responsible and able to balance WDSRA budget while still looking out for the employees
  • Tech savvy and appreciates the intricacies and efficiencies of multiple systems that interface with each other
  • Ability to negotiate with benefit providers to offer the best possible benefits at an affordable price
  • A rule follower that can also adjust to the needs of the staff or the agency when appropriate
  • A recruiter that believes they have an obligation to find the best fit and do everything they can to help new staff succeed
  • Someone who promotes continual feedback and can assist managers in setting appropriate goals and targets for staff development or is not afraid to recommend disciplinary action when appropriate
  • A trainer that cannot only personalize training needs but can develop relevant all-staff training -Safety-minded individual that will focus on leading the charge to minimize risk
  • Detail-oriented person who can organize agency records and follow state mandated retention guidelines
  • Caring person who is willing to listen to employees and effectively bring a resolution to their concerns


  • Extensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of human resource management, benefits administration and insurance
  • Experience with various HR related computer systems
  • Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with various audiences
  • Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively
  • Performs well under stressful situations
  • Effectively transitions through multiple tasks and/or multiple interruptions
  • Prolonged use of computer with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in human resource management or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in human resource management, insurance, benefits management and/or related areas
  • HR system administration experience
  • Certification or the ability to attain certification for IMRF administration within one year
  • HR certification preferred
  • Risk Management experience preferred

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Gail Bettcher

 Closing Date

December 26, 2019

 $41,000 - $47,000

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The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking to hire a full-time Park Grounds Worker II for the Department of Parks and Planning to perform a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties throughout the Park District.

DUTIES: Perform general parks maintenance duties, including mowing, trimming, weeding, planting, watering, weed whipping, tree and shrub maintenance and removals, pesticide and fertilizer applications. Perform trash and debris removal; assist in installing benches, picnic tables, fencing, backboards, hockey rinks, and other site amenities. Maintain and repair equipment; paint; remove snow; maintain ice rinks; operate all Park District vehicles including tractors, loaders, truck trailer trucks, and mowing equipment; and perform all other parks grounds and field maintenance duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Good working knowledge of a variety of skilled and semi-skilled grounds/turf and field maintenance tasks involved in the general upkeep and development of park grounds and facilities; good knowledge and skill in the use and maintenance of common hand tools and grounds equipment; ability to safely operate various pieces of maintenance equipment and machinery; knowledge of pertinent safety practices; ability to lead and supervise crews, as directed; must know how to use and safely dispose of various chemicals; ability to interpret and work from sketches, drawings and blueprints; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to plan and follow through on a task from start to finish without immediate supervision; ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other Parks staff, other District employees and the general public; team-centric with leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities; and ability to work collaboratively with others while performing work. Possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license. Ability to successfully pass the District’s defensive driving course. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or G.E.D. Certificate preferred or combination of experience in the following; Athletic Field and General Grounds maintenance; Synthetic turf maintenance, Playground maintenance, Horticultural maintenance. Possess basic construction and other applicable trade’s skills. Additional licenses and certifications preferred: Commercial Driver’s License A or B; Illinois Pesticide License; Certified Arborist; Certified Playground Safety Instructor.

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-3:00 pm with overtime, evenings, weekend, overnight hours and modified work schedules required, as needed.

SALARY: $44,500 - $47,500 based on qualifications.

Qualified candidates may submit their job application and resume online by the Closing Date at

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Jeff Lindstrom

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled