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 $75,000-$78,500 DOQ


The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is one of the most noteworthy park districts in Illinois. Located 25 miles northwest from downtown Chicago, AHPD is the 3rd largest Park District in Cook County and the 12th largest in the State of Illinois. Since 1925, AHPD continues to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible, and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and every season. The District are stewards of five community centers with outdoor pools, two tennis clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Ridge Center, two public golf clubs and a driving range, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, Senior Center, 58 parks, 44 playgrounds, 22 miles of jogging and bike trails across 714 acres of land. AHPD is a three times National Gold Medal Award recipient for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management and an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency.


The Park District’s 714 acres and 22 buildings are maintained by the staff in the Parks and Planning Department. The grounds department maintains the 58 parks with 43 tennis courts, 16 pickleball courts, 21 soccer fields, 42 baseball/softball fields, 24 basketball courts and 22 miles of paved walking and biking paths. The trades department is dedicated to their trade responsibilities of HVAC, pool maintenance, fleet, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. While each has their own dedicated responsibilities, they also work together across disciplines to provide quality and efficient service and repairs. Staff work cooperatively alongside the Park Planner and Director of Parks and Planning to to deliver fun and safe engineering, design, landscaping, and construction management functions involved in all parks and recreation facilities.


Join the Parks Department and become part of the team that helps guide and implement the capital improvements of the District. This position reports to the Director of Parks and Planning and is instrumental in shaping the development of the District. The Arlington Heights Park District continues to focus on infrastructure improvements and will begin a final design for an OSLAD Grant at Recreation Park this summer.


In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage) IMRF Defined Benefit Pension Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) 457 and ROTH 457 Defined Contribution Plans Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off (sick, vacation and Floating Holidays) PPE Reimbursement Park District facility memberships and program discounts


Prepares plans, specifications, bid documents, and estimates for development and construction of park and recreation facilities Reviews and approves plans and specifications prepared by others for park construction contracts Manages park and recreation facility construction projects to determine conformance with approved plans and specifications Prepares permits, records, and reports for construction and other special projects Prepares design development drawings and illustrations for presentation purposes Makes estimates of quantities and costs for construction of park and recreation projects Prepares grant applications for park development projects Develops budget requirements for park planning activities Coordinates community events and volunteer projects related to park development Provides assistance with the Village of Arlington Heights Planning Department and Plan Commission for matters relating to the Land Dedication Ordinance and the Village Recreation Development Plan Administers Buy-A-Brick and Memorial Programs Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Park Planning Interns, if any Prepares board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports


BA/BS in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or closely related field from an accredited college or university Minimum of two to four years demonstrated success as a landscape architect or urban planner Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License

The Arlington Heights Park District commits itself to diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a mutually respectful, multicultural, and equitable environment.

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Ben Rea

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 + DOQ

Stony Creek Golf Complex Manager The Stony Creek Golf Complex Manager is responsible for the assisting in the overall operation of the Stony Creek Complex including, but not limited to administering the Oak Lawn Park District policies and procedures, assistance with implementing and monitoring the budget, hiring, training, evaluating and supervising part time staff members and volunteers, monitoring the quality of Stony Creek products and services while ensuring maximum guest satisfaction in all areas of the property. This position will oversee Stony Creek golf outings and banquets.

BENEFITS: The Oak Lawn Park District is committed to a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. Some of the many benefits we offer include: Medical, Dental and Vision Care; Pension Plan (IMRF); Paid-Time Off (Vacation, Sick-time, Holidays); Employee discounts at park district facilities and for programs- free use of all fitness facilities for employees; Monthly Healthy Living Club Meetings- provide staff an opportunity to try different forms of recreational activities at no cost.

ABOUT US:  The Oak Lawn Park District, incorporated in 1944, has a long and proud history of serving the recreational needs of our 56,000 residents with a myriad of recreational programs and services. We operate under the state tax cap as a municipal corporation, meaning we are our own taxing body. Overseen by a Board of five elected officials, the District manages a combination of 34 parks and facilities which cover over 280 acres. In addition, we manage a Special Recreation Cooperative that offers recreational programs and services to individuals with disabilities in 9 municipalities.

*The Oak Lawn Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring accommodations to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Personnel Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Commercial Recreation, Hotel/Resort Management, Sports Management, Golf Management, or related field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The position requires a minimum of two years of golf and/or banquet experience or related facility management/supervisory experience. The position is required to possess and maintain an Illinois Driver's License. Existing certificates in Illinois Food/Sanitation and Bassett Alcohol Certificate, or ability to obtain within three months, is required. CPRP is preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Stony Creek Golf Complex General Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Oversee golf outings and banquets for Stony Creek. • Assists with the operating budget and marketing plan. • Develop and maintain customer service standards and training. • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time and seasonal staff as well as volunteers. Part-time staff may include servers, bartenders, and kitchen staff. • Assist with league and tournament organization for players of all ability levels. • Assist in the creation and coordination of Stony Creek’s marketing strategy in conjunction with the Marketing team. • Conduct regular staff meetings and training. • Ensure the highest standards for golf outings, instruction, food, beverage, and guest service. • Participate in outside activities that are judged appropriate by the General Manager to enhance the presence of Stony Creek in the local community. • Professionally and efficiently stock and display merchandise in the clubhouse. • Actively work to grow membership, food and beverage, outings rounds and revenue, youth leagues, instruction, simulators, and miniature golf at the facility through outside sales and retention. • Obey and enforce the practical safety rules, adhere to PDRMA standards, and all regulations and procedures established by the Risk Management Committee. • Work Oak Lawn Park District Back to School and Halloween special events. • Performs all other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. • Must be able to work while standing for up to 7 hours. • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the public. • Ability to resolve differences and problems that arise with employees and patrons. • Employee may have to work in stressful situations. • Ability to use good judgement in absence of supervision. • Ability to work a varied schedule. Weekend work may be required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: • Performs duties indoors and outdoors including lighting, temperature, and weather. • Employee may be involved in repetitive work (i.e. computer keyboard and writing)

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS: • Employee must have the ability to follow and give directions. • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. • Employee must possess time management and organizational skills to effectively perform their job. • Employee must possess computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products. • Employee must have the ability to make judgements with respect to confidentiality of information and problem-solving. • Employee must use good safety awareness and judgement in all aspects of this position.

TO APPLY: Please apply at Any questions can be emailed to Delaney Harty, HR/Risk Manager, at

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 Oak Lawn Park District


Delaney Harty

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $175,000 to $195,000

The Northbrook Park District Board of Commissioners seeks a dynamic professional to carry out the agency’s mission and embrace its positive, motivational culture. The ideal candidate will be a person of great integrity who possesses a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration and at least 10 years of administrative experience. Leaders who demonstrate a stewardship mindset regarding resources and public lands, and a willingness to work with stakeholders to add value to the Northbrook community members’ lives are encouraged to apply. For more information regarding the agency and application procedures, please visit:

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 Northbrook Park District


Alan Howard

 Closing Date

June 30, 2023

 91,000 - 120,000


Superintendent of Recreation & Facility Services

Equal Opportunity Employer


Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent is responsible for utilizing innovative and progressive approaches while leading a dedicated and innovative team. This team is responsible for providing quality programs, facilities and services in an expansive and advancing park system to a supportive community. The Superintendent will have a fantastic opportunity to evaluate and provide recommendations and execute innovative approaches in a growing community while blending an existing talented and fun team. The Superintendent is responsible for maintaining over significant programs and services being an essential part of advancing our programs, facilities, services and district.

The Executive Director is looking for a dynamic candidate who can execute visionary leadership for the department and maintain current outstanding innovation with a progressive and leading agency in the industry. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively the agencies strategies, goals and objectives while establishing standards for programs and facilities, collaborate with multiple departments, keep advancing through innovation and maintaining a current positive culture with a terrific team, handle personnel matters efficiently and effectively, establish, promote and execute safe operations, manage resident feedback, enhance learning and development opportunities for department staff, establish specific data/statistics while addressing trends, execute excellent internal and external service, build relationships with community groups, establish agreements and become fully engaged in the Mundelein community.


Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Candidate must have a minimum of five years of full-time experience in the field of recreation, government, non-profit, government or academic institutions and a minimum of three years supervisory experience of several or more full-time employees at one time. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. The individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead a large group full and part-time staff. CPR, First Aid and AED Certification required within 90 days of employment. Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.


Hiring range is $91,000 to $120,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Position includes an excellent benefit package.


Full-time, salaried position that may require nights and weekends on a regular basis. However, hours are flexible. Must be able to attend day/night board meetings, leadership meetings, trainings and conferences.

Contact Apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.

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 Mundelein Park & Recreation Dist.


Please apply on-line at:

 Closing Date

June 11, 2023

 $85,000 to $100,000

About the Superintendent of Human Resources and Risk Management position The Superintendent of HR and RM is responsible for all Human Resource activities for the District, including but not limited to adherence to all Federal, State, and Local laws, establishing and administering recruitment and on­boarding procedures for the District, providing an orientation to all employees, communicating new benefits, services, or changes to human resources procedures, and encouraging job satisfaction and self-actualization to achieve organizational goals and on-going continuing education and training for all staff.

The Superintendent of HR and RM is responsible for all Risk Management and loss control aspects of the District, including but not limited to chairing the safety committee, maintaining safety files and records, enforcing safety rules and ADA regulations, establishing loss control procedures and training, and coordinating the PDRMA Loss Control Process.

The Superintendent of HR and RM is responsible for providing HR support to all staff and providing support for any administrative functions to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Apply at:


  1. Minimum of seven years personnel management or related field experience.
  2. Minimum seven years supervisory experience.
  3. Experience with District proprietary software desirable.
  4. Experience with PDRMA and IMRF desirable.
  5. Human Resource and NRPA certifications or obtaining such desirable.


  1. Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field required.
  2. Master's degree a plus.


A. Human Resources

  1. Develop and maintain an onboarding program for all full-time employees, including the new-hire safety training PowerPoint.
  2. Develop and maintain appropriate manuals, handouts, and materials for new employees to ensure they are fully aware of all benefits available through District employment. Develop and maintain the Human Resources and applicant tracking software for the District.
  3. Act as a resource center to aid employees with any questions or concerns regarding their employment with the District.
  4. Ensure accurate processing of personnel status forms.
  5. Ensure all personnel information is included in the employee master files.
  6. Serve as PDRMA membership representative and wellness ambassador and encourage employees to participate in health and wellness programs.
  7. Act as a liaison to outside vendors offering benefits to employees.
  8. Maintain information and files regarding voluntary deductions, including but not limited to health insurance, voluntary life insurance, flexible spending account, and AFLAC policies.
  9. Maintain active employee files, removing files for inactive employees.
  10. Conduct exit interviews for FT employees leaving the District.
  11. Monitor benefit time off for full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) employees.
  12. Ensure all new-hire verifications, including but not limited to social security, national/Illinois sexual offender lists, I-9 (citizenship), criminal background check, driver's license abstract check, pre­ employment physical, and drug screens are completed.
  13. Monitor part-time employee hours for benefit eligibility.
  14. Process IMRF reports and monitor employees for participation/eligibility requirements.
  15. Respond to employment verification requests and wage garnishments.
  16. Provide staff training for non-compliance involving HR issues, including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, unemployment, IMRF eligibility, and use of independent contractors.
  17. Monitor and coordinate required training to ensure certifications are up to date.
  18. Maintain internal and external job postings for open FT and PT positions across the District. Participate in the interview process for all FT hires.
  19. Knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws and the ability to keep up-to-date with emerging legislation.

B. Risk Loss and Insurance

  1. Serve as PDRMA benefits coordinator, assisting employees with health, vision, and dental insurance questions regarding personnel benefits.
  2. Act as liaison for District with the insurance provider.
  3. Act as a liaison to Unemployment Consultants, Inc., providing them with requested information regarding unemployment compensation claims against the park district, and participating in hearings as necessary.
  4. Act as a liaison to the Illinois Department of Transportation for random testing for CDL compliance and maintain appropriate records.
  5. Prepare and maintain reports and all records regarding accidents and workers’ compensation for PDRMA.
  6. Communicate with staff regarding pending workers’ compensation claims and pending accident reports.
  7. Liaison to IDES (Ill. Dept. Employment Security), and ensure monthly/quarterly unemployment reports are filed.
  8. Provide appropriate PDRMA training to all full-time staff quarterly and as otherwise needed for position-specific training.
  9. Ensure all District-wide safety equipment is properly maintained, including AEDs.
  10. Proactively lead loss prevention and risk management throughout the District.

C. Financial

  1. Process District payments to Nationwide and IMRF for mandatory and elective retirement contributions.
  2. Process District payments to PDRMA and AFLAC for elective health insurance and medical policies.
  3. Process monthly payments to Illinois State Police for criminal background checks.
  4. Review/approve and keep accurate records of monthly and quarterly commissions earned by employees.
  5. Assist Director of Finance and Administration with annual salary/budget projections for FT staff district-wide.
  6. Maintain District job descriptions and pay grade information.
  7. Serve as IMRF Authorized Agent.
  8. Provide all required PDRMA budgetary reports for rate determination.

D. General

  1. Process volunteer requests and maintain records noting eligibility after a criminal background check and dates of service.
  2. Serve as one of the District's FOIA/OMA officers, maintaining annual OMA and FOIA training.

E. Divisional

  1. Perform any other projects or duties at the discretion of the Director of Finance and Administration.
  2. Attend professional educational training and remain informed to current trends and issues in related responsibilities.
  3. Serve on various district and departmental committees.
  4. Be familiar with the district procedures that are necessary in accomplishing required tasks.
  5. Help maintain the District's Policy Manual and Personnel Policy Manual, ensuring any required policy changes are proposed to the Executive Director.   F. Safety, Health, and Loss Control/Legal

  6. Support, promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies adopted by the park district.

  7. Maintain the District's Employee Safety Manual.

  8. Maintain the District's Emergency Operations Plan.

  9. Be familiar with the safe operation of equipment necessary to accomplish required tasks.

  10. Responsible for providing all injury, illness, and health information required by the Hoffman Estates Park District to assign tasks within an individual's capacity to prevent potential injury/illness.

  11. Liaison to Executive Director and/or outside counsel for pending litigation against the District.

  12. Responsible for notification of injury or illness relating to a task assignment as described in the Employee Safety Manual.

  13. Responsible for the PDRMA re-certification process.

G. Risk Management

  1. Chair District safety committee, serving as safety coordinator, by preparing agendas and keeping minutes.
  2. Develop and maintain a loss prevention program
  3. Coordinate with staff to conduct safety inspections of sites and facilities to identify unsafe conditions and practices and ensure corrective action is taken when necessary.
  4. Maintain safety files/records.
  5. Complete and file worker's comp and accident incident reports with appropriate authorities.
  6. Enforce safety rules and regulations.
  7. Plan, implement, and, when necessary, conduct a program of safety-related staff training.
  8. Develop safety policies, procedures, manuals, and texts.
  9. Investigate accidents and inquiries and coordinate the preparation of material and evidence for hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  10. Coordinate District compliance with PDRMA Loss Control requirements.
  11. Serves as Safety Coordinator. Appoints Alternate Safety Coordinator.
  12. Reviews accident/incident/worker's comp reports and routes to PDRMA when necessary.
  13. Attends PDRMA RMI.  
  14. Ensures staff are enrolled on PDRMA website.
  15. Oversee the Safety, Wellness and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees.

H. Staff

  1. Provide daily assistance and supervision ensuring adequate work load for Human Resource Manager.
  2. Coordinate training and development of Human Resource Manager.
  3. Provide mentoring for advancement.
  4. Prepare and conduct performance reviews.

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 Hoffman Estates Park District


Nicole Hopkins

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled