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With 21 parks and facilities, the Hanover Park Park District brings the community together through shared green space, seasonal events, and outdoor activities. Each park offers something slightly different.  In addition to these facilities, the park district hosts a variety of events for all ages.  This year is the 60th anniversary of Hanover Park Park District. 

SUMMARY:
The Executive Director is directly responsible to the Hanover Park Park District Board of Commissioners. The primary function of the Director is to carry out the policies adopted by the Hanover Park Park District. The Director shall be the administrative head of all departments and divisions of the facility development and business management. The Director shall be the official medium of communication between the employees of the District and the Board of Commissioners.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate from an accredited university with a Baccalaureate Degree in Recreation and Park Administration. At least ten years of responsible administrative experience in the field of public recreation and parks management is desired.  Certification with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association or similar professional organization is desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and park management and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others is required.  
  • Possess a sound background in financial management with emphasis on budget principles, financial forecasting, and fund accounting.  
  • A working knowledge of the Park District code of Illinois, other state statutes which impact on public agencies and Federal regulations affecting leisure agencies should be able to be demonstrated.
  • Other areas of knowledge required would be personnel management practices, knowledge of the theory of management with emphasis on a variety of management techniques which have been experienced in prior job settings.
  • The Director should also possess knowledge of the lay-out and design of general development site plans and architectural drawing interpretation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
            Agency Administration
  • Implement Board decisions and policies, while supervising the work of the Park District, in accordance with said policies established by the Board.
  • Prepare agenda and supporting written reports and studies for regular and special Board meetings.
  • Communicate between Board meetings with all Board members on matters of importance.
  • Develop and annually update a multi-year capital improvement plan.
  • Develop agency goals and objectives.
  • Recommend, organize and implement improvements and efficiency measures.        
  • Analyze and handle crisis situations, delegating authority as necessary.
  • Review and recommend changes to the District’s Policy Manual.
  • Advise the Board on recommendations for the advancement of parks and recreation, as well as recommendations of policies, plans and programs and otherwise prepare, or cause to be prepared all present facts and explanations necessary to assist the Board in its duty of legislation for the parks.
  • Study conditions, needs and trends affecting the recreation and parks requirement of the District.
  •  Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies, governmental, voluntary and private.
  • Maintain systematic, complete and accurate records of departmental activities, services, personnel and property.
  • Serve as Board Secretary for the Park Board of Commissioners. 
  • Act as District representative to the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) Board of Trustees.
  • Act as Hanover Park Park Foundation Board Secretary and administer. activities associated with all Foundation work.
           Public Relations
  • Develop, interpret, and promote the leisure philosophies of the District in order to encourage the public use of facilities, areas and programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local social, service and political entities.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the District at public meetings.
  • Maintain positive press relations.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and/or inquiries within five working days of receipt.
  • Develop positive relationships and interchange ideas with other Park Districts.
  • Maintain a continuing cooperative relationship with various civic, school and municipal boards and administrators within the community.
           Personnel Management
  • Recruit, select, employ, and evaluate full-time and part-time employees as identified below:
                         Superintendent of Parks and Planning
                         Superintendent of Recreation
                         Superintendent of Special Facilities 
                         Superintendent of Business Services 
                         Executive Assistant
                         Human Resources Generalist 
  • Organize, assign and train department personnel.
  • Work with attorney on matters requiring legal review and interpretation.
  • Conduct staff meetings with department heads to promote effective communication.
  • Conduct written evaluations on all department heads on an annual basis.
  • Periodically recommend revisions to the District's organizational chart including number of personnel for each position, job description revision and salary ranges.
  • Insure that employees maintain proper safety standards and that safety precaution measures are enacted to safeguard the welfare of the general public during their use of parks and facilities.
 MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Attend all Park District workshops, board meetings and committee meetings as needed.
  • Represent the Park District at various affiliated organization events, community groups and governmental functions as necessary.
  • Be observant of potential property acquisition, new development and annexation opportunities, as they become available to serve the recreation and park needs of the Park District residents.
Benefits Offered:
  • Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO)
  • A retirement plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Paid vacation, personal days, holidays and sick time
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Reimbursement Program
 


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 Hanover Park Park District

 Contact

Edie Runnion
630-468-1448
e.runnion@hpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,000 to $58,000 DOQ

The Hoffman Estates Park District is excited to announce a professional opportunity within our Rec Department. Our General Program Manager position is for an individual who wants exposure to all aspects of Recreation Programming. During each season they will assist Program Managers by helping to enhance athletics, aquatics, camp, early childhood, seniors, and special events. It is the perfect growth opportunity that could lead to a more specialized program manager role within the District. HEParks is a multi-award-winning park district, recently earned the Class IV Gold Medal at this year’s NRPA conference and secured its third NRPA CAPRA accreditation. We stand unparalleled in the state of Illinois with both overall state and national accreditations combined with gold medal awards.
 
HEParks represents a dynamic community with over 50,000 residents, boasting 900 acres of open space, and more than 80 parks. Among our amenities are two recreation centers, a two-sheet ice arena, a Seascape family aquatic center, an 18-hole golf course with a TopTracer facility, and a remarkable 100,000+ sq ft fitness center (the Club). We take pride in offering the very best in the park district services and facilities.
 
We are seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to join our team of 75 full-time staff.  This individual will report directly to the Superintendent of Recreation and will work closely with all Recreation Managers. It is a great opportunity for someone newer to the Park and Recreation field who enjoys helping in all specialty areas or a seasoned individual trying to find just the right fit. This position comes with excellent benefits, such as health, vision/ dental insurance, IMRF pension, and complimentary programming and facility usage, just to name a few. Continuing education opportunities are provided and a great work-team atmosphere. 
 
If you are excited to jump into the park and recreation field or want to broaden your experience to all areas of recreation programming, this is tailor-made for you! Apply today, as we will promptly interview quality candidates upon receiving their resumes.
 
The Hoffman Estates Park District is a proactive equal-opportunity employer.
 
Function
The Genera Program Manager is responsible for assisting with the planning, operation, and organization of recreation programs with the district including, but not limited to before after-school programs, camps, special events, athletic, senior programming, aquatics, and early childhood. 
 
Supervision Received
The General Program Manager is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. 

Education & Experience
A minimum of 1-3 years of park and recreation experience including part-time work and internships.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Recreation or Education.

Application:  Click here to apply

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 Hoffman Estates Park District

 Contact

Kimberly Engler
847-781-3637
kengler@heparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $58,000-$70,000

The Village of Antioch is seeking experienced, creative, qualified, and team-oriented applicants for the position of Aquatic/Recreation Program Supervisor.  Under the guidance of the Director of Parks, the Aquatics/Recreation Program Supervisor will be responsible for the planning, development, and execution of recreation programs and services for the Antioch Parks & Recreation Department. This role involves overseeing the curriculum development, scheduling, and implementation of programs catering to children aged 3 to 12, as well as managing all aspects of pool operations including staff, lifeguards, and swim instructors.  
https://www.antioch.il.gov/download/human_resources/jobs/Aquatic-Rec-Program-Sup-Job-Posting-020924.pdf  

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 Village of Antioch

 Contact

Lori Romine
847-395-1000

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 Starting

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision and direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the planning, organization, and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs, events and facilities.  The Recreation Supervisor shall act as a general assistant to the Superintendent of Recreation and shall represent him/her at meetings, workshops, conferences, and in other relationships as assigned.  
 
GENERAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 
Athletic Leagues, Programs, Camps and Clinics. Sports Complex Rentals, Staffing and Scheduling. Field Rentals. Athletic Affiliate Group Liaison.

COGNITIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Ability to read, write and organize materials
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise staff
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to work in teams and independently with all types of people
  • Ability to troubleshoot, solve problems and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, board members, vendors and the public
  • Must be a self-starter willing to work with minimal supervision
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:
  • Thorough understanding of the theory and philosophy of recreation
  • Knowledge and ability to plan, organize and conduct creative and extensive recreation programs.
  • Knowledge of the principles of sound financial management
  • Knowledge of the program budgeting process
 
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation or other related field from an accredited college or university
  • Two years or more experience in the field of recreation
  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • AED/CPR certified or ability to acquire within 30 days of hire
  • Valid driver’s license required
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES):
  • Initiate, plan, administer and evaluate a diversified breadth of programs and events
  • Manage specific indoor and outdoor facilities as assigned
  • Recruit, lead and train and supervise part-time employees and volunteers for facilities, programs and events
  • Assist in the administration of Recreation programs as assigned by the Superintendent
  • Prepare budgets and monitor financial results within area of responsibility
  • Establish positive relationships with community groups and agencies serving the area
  • Plan and conduct training for staff and volunteers 
  • Work collaboratively with all departments in the Park District
  • Assist with district special events
  • Solicit sponsors and donations for programs
  • Visit sites and facilities to monitor and evaluate programs
  • Additional responsibilities relating to the specific facilities, programs and events assigned to the Recreation Supervisor and that may change from time-to-time as assignments are modified
  • Perform other duties and functions as directed
 
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual, Personnel Policy Manual, and Safety Manual
  • Participate in District working committees as assigned
  • Represent the Park District while working with the community and other organizations 
  • Participate with IPRA, PDRMA, SSPRPA, SSSRA and other organizations
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops
   
HOURS:
The Recreation Supervisor will maintain certain standard business hours, but involvement with community programs and events will require some evening, weekend and holiday hours.

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 Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

 Contact

Mike Gianatasio
708-957-0300
mgianatasio@hfparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $74,000-$95,000 DOQ

Salary Range: $74,000-$95,000 DOQ
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://oakbrookpark.bamboohr.com/careers/35

Are you passionate about providing the very best in park and recreational opportunities, facilities, and open lands? Are you energized by using your creativity to implement a vision that promotes a diverse, inclusive and holistic range of opportunities designed to keep staff and the community happy, fit, and active? If so, the Oak Brook Park District has an exciting opportunity for you!

Our CAPRA and Distinguished Agency accredited, NRPA Gold Medal, and IPRA Champions for Change award-winning agency is seeking a Human Resource and Risk Manager to join our team! The Human Resource and Risk Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The Human Resource and Risk Manager is responsible for the management of human resources, and risk and safety operations for the District. This position also assists with budgeting and payroll functions.

All Oak Brook Park District employees benefit from a work-life balance atmosphere, a complimentary Central Park Campus Membership for you and your immediate family living within the same household, and substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE! Full-time positions are also eligible for health insurance benefits as well as participation in a pension plan.

THE OAK BROOK PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Employment with the Park District is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Mike Contreras, ADA coordinator, at (630) 645-9527 or mcontreras@obparks.org

Bilingual Candidates Encouraged to Apply.

SUMMARY:
The Human Resource and Risk Manager is responsible for the management of human resources, and risk and safety operations for the District. This position also assists with budgeting and payroll functions.

SUPERVISORY:
The Human Resource and Risk Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer. In the absence of the Chief Financial Officer, shares all the finance department managerial duties along with the Finance Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Effectively communicate with the Chief Financial Officer on Park District matters, and coordinate with the Finance Manager in regards to the processing of payroll.
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills and address employee matters with fairness, consistency, discretion and confidentiality in all situations.
  • Manage the Human Resources Function for the District, including: legal compliance, maintain required postings, policy and procedure formulation, new hire onboarding and termination offboarding processes, including updating the time and attendance and HRIS software, new hire/rehire reporting, annual merit program, job descriptions, FMLA administration, coordinate salary study, training, employment verifications, records management, unemployment reporting, and I-9 compliance.
  • Manage employee benefits, including: PTO eligibility, Sick Bank, health insurance enrollment/termination, life insurance enrollment/termination, COBRA reporting, FSA administration, deferred compensation, pension, annual insurance withholding authorizations, monthly insurance payments, disseminate EAP information.
  • Responsible for ACA administration, including: tracking hours, determining eligibility, offering insurance, annual employee and government reporting.
  • IMRF Authorized Agent responsible for analyzing eligibility, enrollment/termination, monthly reporting/transfer of withholdings, disability benefit processing, IMRF audit.
  • Plan, research, and develop training programs for district staff, including orientation/safety orientation, and other required skills identified by the District.
  • Responsible for coordinating the Safety Function for the District, including: chair monthly Safety Committee meeting, liaison to PDRMA, PDRMA LCR, PDRMA Salary Audit, formulate policies and procedures, claims management, incident/accident tracking and reporting, annual OSHA 300/300A reporting, Workers Compensation, annual driver abstract review, SDS system maintenance and reporting, coordinate EOP with Village of Oak Brook emergency personnel, disseminate information to staff, general safety budget.
  • Communicate policy and procedure changes to staff and maintain employee acknowledgements.
  • Update Personnel Policy Manual, Safety Manual, and Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Consult with and respond to staff inquiries on payroll, personnel and safety issues.
  • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, investigating and reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.
  • Active member of the Distinguished Agency Committee and assist with other agency accreditation projects or committees as assigned.
  • Assist with the annual financial statement audit.
  • Focus on welcoming diversity, encouraging inclusion and creating equity for all.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Director.
  • Assist with Park District Special Events.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Attend Park District meetings as necessary.
  • Attend PDRMA meetings as necessary.
  • Assist with Accounts Payable/Payroll processes, as necessary.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations.
  • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting.
  • Drive a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.
  • Perform lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.
HOURS:
The Human Resource and Risk Manager is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, including ½ hour unpaid lunch.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor degree in human resources, business administration or closely related field and minimum of five (5) years of related experience. Preference given to those individuals with a parks and recreation background or experience in the government sector. Professional certification such as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or equivalent is preferred. Advanced knowledge of computers with experience in Excel, Word and Human Resource management software. A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required. CPR and AED certification required and related training will be provided by the Park District.

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 Oak Brook Park District

 Contact

Marco Salinas
630-645-9536
msalinas@obparks.org

 Closing Date

March 01, 2024