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 $135,000 to $155,000

The Glenview Park District (population 63,000) is one of the most unique park districts in Illinois. Located 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Glenview Park District employs 115 full-time employees plus 750 seasonal and part-time employees. The Park District has an annual fiscal year budget of $43 million with approximately $30 million in operating budget plus a current capital budget of $7.8 million and debt service budget of approximately $5.4 million. The District enjoys an Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services, is CAPRA and Distinguished Agency Accredited, a 2019 Gold Medal Finalist, the 2022 Champion of Change winner, and an IPRA Exceptional Workplace recognized agency. 
The District operates numerous recreational facilities including a 170,000 square foot community center which features an indoor pool, full service fitness facility, gymnasiums, senior center, preschool, dance and arts studios, banquet facilities and several multipurpose rooms; two outdoor pool complexes; an indoor 2 and ½ sheet ice skating facility; one 18 hole golf course with full service restaurant/banquet facilities; a 9 hole golf course with paddle tennis courts; indoor tennis facility; The Grove outdoor history and nature museum; the historic Wagner Farm; an educational building showcasing green technology; 13 field houses and other facilities; plus 26 parks encompassing 850 acres of parkland.
The Executive Director is seeking a highly qualified Division Director to lead the Administrative Operations Division, one of four major divisions of the organization. The Administrative Operations Division provides accounting, payroll, financial reporting, human resource, technology, and risk management services to the District. The Division Director has direct supervisory responsibility for three department managers and indirect supervisory responsibility for an additional dozen full-time staff and part-time staff. The Division Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Park Commissioners, legal counsel, and other Division Directors. 
As part of the senior management leadership team, this position assists with the overall management of the District and in setting and communicating the District’s culture, goals, and priorities. The Division Director of Administrative Services is also responsible for the coordination of resources, projects, policies and procedures across divisions and monitors District-wide activities for compliance with applicable rules, laws, and procedures. 
The Ideal Candidate Will: 
·        Be experienced in the successful management and operation of a complex multi-faceted organization having diverse business needs. 
·        Possess a strong business acumen with knowledge of human resources, public accounting and finance, technology and risk management and an understanding of best practices in parks and recreation operations.
·        Be a results-oriented project manager with the ability to prioritize and delegate effectively. 
·        Be an excellent communicator and an active listener.
·        Be an approachable and supportive leader who has a proven record of building and mentoring high performing teams. 

·        Be a transparent leader with the ability to build collaborative, trusting and effective relationships across all levels of the organization.

·        Possess a global perspective of the park district operations to combine vision, strategy, and innovation in addressing business issues.
·        Be a community-engaged leader with the ability to establish and maintain trusting relationships with staff and board members.
·        Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for working at a fast pace.

 Candidate Requirements:

·        Possess a bachelor’s degree in business, public or business administration or related field. 

·        A master’s degree is highly desirable.

·        Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience with at least 3 years in a managerial or director role. Experience in operations, administration or management at a park and recreation department or park district preferred. 

Salary Range and Benefits
The starting salary range for this position is $135,000 to $155,000 depending on qualifications. The District offers an excellent benefit package including membership into the Illinois Municipal Retirement System (IMRF), optional 401(K) and 457 deferred compensation plans, a District provided vehicle, and an expansive menu of health and wellness benefits. The District is committed to on-going employee education and training. 

How to apply:
Apply online at with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by Monday, January 5, 2024. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joe DeLuce Vice President, and Executive Recruiter, GovHR USA. TEL: 847-380-3240 x155.

The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.

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 Glenview Park District


Joe DeLuce

 Closing Date

January 05, 2024

 $41,031 - $42,031 annually DOQ.

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities through a partnership with 17 Park Districts located within the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  NWSRA provides outstanding recreation opportunities for people with disabilities within our partner Park Districts through weekly programs, adult day programs (PURSUIT), special events, day camps and inclusion in Park District programs. NWSRA is a park district that serves people with disabilities. 

Job Summary: 
Plan, direct and coordinate recreation and leisure programs for NWSRA participants. Assess appropriate goals and programs for individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
·         Supervise part-time Program Staff
·         Plan & develop recreation programs
·         Provide assistance & instruction to participants
·         Plan, Coordinate and oversee Summer Camps
·         Develop goals & objectives for programs
·         Prepare & implement Behavior Plans
·         Drive agency vehicles & transport program participants

Graduate from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field of study. Must have knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with disabilities. Current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) or the ability to get certified within an allotted amount of time determined by the policy of the Association and/or the Executive Director. 

Scheduling and Pay:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Weekly schedule is generally 40 – 45 hours. Weekends and evenings are required. Start wage is $41,031.00 - $42,031 annually DOQ.

Benefits we offer: 
·         Medical Coverage                              
·         Dental Coverage
·         Vision Coverage
·         Group Life Insurance 
·         AFLAC Indemnity Plans
·         IMRF Pension Plan
·         Mission Square Retirement 457b Plan
·         Paid Holidays
·         Vacation Days
·         Sick Days
·         Personal Days
·         Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To Apply:  

Visit us at to complete an online application and submit your current resume.  For questions on this position please call Darleen Negrillo - Superintendent of Administrative Services at (847)392-2848 or email at

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 Northwest Special Recreation Association


Darleen Negrillo

 Closing Date

January 01, 2024


Park Ridge Park District (PRPD), IL. (pop. 39,656) is seeking to hire a forward-thinking Executive Director with a proven record of being a collaborative and innovative leader who can combine vision, strategy, and effective governance in the oversight of the agency. PRPD is in a key geographic location close to O’Hare Airport, major expressways, and rail transportation. The community is committed to offering excellent schools and outstanding recreational amenities that serve as an important factor in the quality of life for all residents. 

The Executive Director leads a team of 62 full-time, over 530 part-time and over 200 seasonal employees. The PRPD has an operating budget of $17 million and offers 21 park sites totaling 138 acres of park land, 15 playgrounds, 5 aquatic facilities, driving range, indoor ice arena, 4 recreation centers, 2 nature centers, fitness center, dog park, and multiple outdoor sports courts and athletic fields.  The PRPD offers a wide variety of year-round recreation programs. The PRPD has very high participation with 38,759 program registrants and over 320,000 daily attendance at facilities last year.

The PRPD Board is looking for an active leader who values teamwork, effective communication and manages people with accountability. The Executive Director will be expected to continuously demonstrate the character, experience, interpersonal skills and judgment to create trust, deliver results, and influence a positive culture.

The Ideal Candidate Will:
  • Have extensive experience in parks and recreation operations, as well as a robust knowledge of park and facility construction and maintenance. 
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to environmental sustainability, open space preservation, and natural resources management.
  • Have enthusiasm and energy for working at a fast pace with the ability to prioritize and delegate effectively.
  • Have a strong commitment to excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Have strong business acumen and financial skills.
  • Be a proven collaborative leader with a professional and engaging communication style with respect to residents, public officials, the business community, and staff.
  • Be an approachable, empathetic, and a supportive leader who has a proven record of developing high performing teams. 
  • Be a visionary leader who can develop the district’s mission, goals, and strategies in alignment with the Park Board’s priorities.
  • Be a transparent and knowledgeable leader able to build trust with all stakeholders.
  • Be innovative and experienced in identifying emerging parks and recreation trends and opportunities and able to effectively implement best practice solutions.
  • Be decisive and firm when necessary while acting with a clear sense of urgency with important priorities set forth by the Park Board.
  • Be an excellent communicator and an active listener.
  • Be experienced in the principles of good governance, making well-researched, data-driven recommendations while building consensus with all Board members.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Parks and Recreation, Facility Management, Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field. 
  • 15 years or more of experience at a park and recreation agency, park district, municipal department, or related field, with at least 10 years in a Senior Leadership Management role and experience overseeing the management of a large team of employees and/or a department with similar scope of services and complexity. 

Licenses and Certifications:  
Must have valid Illinois driver’s license to perform as a PRPD driver; Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) designation is preferred, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified or ability to obtain certification within 90 days.

Salary Range and Benefits:  
The hiring salary range for this position is $160,000-$190,000. The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and commensurate experience. Additionally, the PRPD offers and extensive benefit plan, including a defined benefit pension plan with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, competitive health, dental, vision, and life insurance, recreational benefits, and voluntary 457 savings plan and flexible spending plan. 


Apply online at with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by January 8, 2024, to the attention of GovHR USA Steve Scholten or Chuck Balling, Vice Presidents, and Executive Recruiters, GovHR USA. TEL: 847-380-3240 ext. 185 or ext. 130.

The Park Ridge Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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 Park Ridge Park District


Chuck Balling

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 41k-45k DOQ

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the front desk operations and park district registrations, programs, facility rentals, payments of the Feldman and Dee Park Recreation Center. The Facilities Manager oversees up to 25 part-time employees. This position requires a customer service-oriented employee to manage both facilities (Feldman Park & Dee Park).

The Facilities Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Communicate with the Executive Director regularly on park district matters. This individual must be knowledgeable on all park district programs and facility matters.
Assist with supervising of open gyms, programs, party rentals and all other facility services.
Assist with the preparation and review of performance appraisals for part-time staff.
Recruitment, hiring, and discipline of part-time employees.
Attend to the needs of patrons, answer phone calls, take registrations, and promote programs.
Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communication.
Maintaining existing customer accounts.
Promote and create new customer accounts.
Maximize facility usage at both facilities.
Effectively communicate with staff, businesses, vendors, residents, and professionals.
Call facility vendors as needed.
In charge of daily cash drops to Park District Safe.
Serve as a liaison to our special recreation association, M-NASR.
Prepares special reports for Director as needed.
Regular inventory program supplies and equipment. Identify, recommend, and order of products and quantity needed.
Support the quality of the loss control program for the park district.
Assist Marketing Committee in all essential functions of marketing.
Assists with special projects and must attend all park district events.
Create schedules for part-time staff.
Commuting between facilities.
Communicates with Recreation and Maintenance Department on facility issues and needs.
Use of RecDesk, registration software, and ability to train part-time staff effectively.
Opening and closing of Park District facilities.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Attend Park district meetings as necessary.
Represent the park district in various public forms.
Assist the recreation department with special events.
Attend conference workshops to expand knowledge in related areas of responsibility.

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 in stressful and demanding situations.
Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid and CPR are required.

Frequently – Sitting, walking, or standing
Occasionally – Climbing, balancing, stooping or kneeling
Strength – Work requires handling average weight (up to 25 lbs) of materials or equipment.

Normal office conditions for most of the work. May include variation in temperature.
Outside conditions for special events.

The Facilities Manager position is an exempt full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The scheduled work hours for this position may vary depending on staff and what is scheduled in the building. Typical weekly hours are 830am-5pm, with 30-minute lunch. Weekend and night hours may be required, as directed by Supervisor.

Certification in advanced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
A bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism or related area of study, or 1-3 years of experience working in event planning, facility management, promotions, customer service or related field.
A valid Illinois State driver’s license.
The candidate must pass a criminal background check, physical, and drug test.
Computer skills and ability to operate office equipment.
Knowledge in Microsoft and Google applications.
Spanish speaking preferred, but not necessary.

Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision Coverage
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Life Insurance Coverage
IMRF Retirement
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation and personal days based on years of service.

Please send your cover letter and resume to

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 Golf Maine Park District


Kevin Hubka

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

  $95,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year

To apply please complete an online employment application on our website:; PLEASE INCLUDE RESUME AND COVER LETTER

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 171 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the district’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

The Fox Valley Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The principal function of the Finance Director is to provide administrative oversight to all operations and activities of the Finance Department including a budget control and accounting system, the audit, the property tax levy, debt management, the investment of District funds, purchasing and payroll. The nature of the work performed requires that the Finance Director establish and maintain effective working relationships and interface with other District employees, the District’s Board of Commissioners, businesses, community and committee groups, outside auditors, state and federal officials, and the public. The Director of Finance position directs complex financial and accounting matters involving the operations of the District and is responsible for recommending, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures affecting the financial management of the District. This position also serves as Treasurer to the Board of Commissioners, as Treasurer to the Fox Valley Park Foundation and assists the Executive Assistant as a secondary FOIA Officer. The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director and directly and indirectly supervises full-time and part-time staff. This position may serve as acting Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence. This is an at-will position.


A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field is required. An MS or MBA is highly desirable. Ten years of prior experience involving governmental finances, accounting, budgeting, financial forecasting, purchasing, and investments is preferred, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, and local ordinances pertinent to finance, accounting, and purchasing. Must possess excellent analytical skills to evaluate and recommend alternative actions with minimal direction and comprehensive skill in managing and coordinating diverse operations. Personnel management skills necessary to effectively plan, motivate, train, and supervise the work of professional and technical staff. Certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional a plus. 

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 Fox Valley Park District


 Closing Date

December 30, 2023