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The Northbrook Park District is a leader both regionally and nationally in parks and recreation. We are looking for an experienced professional to serve on the District’s Senior Leadership Team as the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management. The Director of Human Resources and Risk Management is responsible for providing strategic leadership and managerial oversight for all aspects of Human Resources and Risk Management operations. This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supervises three full time staff: a Human Resources Manager, a Risk Manager and a Human Resources Generalist.

Salary range is $100,000-$120,000.

Responsibilities include:

Leads the HR Team in delivery of services in the areas of recruitment and selection, onboarding and offboarding, benefits and wellness, performance management, employee engagement, risk management, training, compensation and employee/ labor relations. Evaluates departmental operations. Identifies opportunities and solutions for process improvement based on ongoing feedback from the business. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the work performance of staff. Continuously develops direct reports by providing feedback and opportunities for growth. Performs short and long-term Division planning to align with District goals, reviews and evaluates plans and develops and implements initiatives to support plans. Partners with Senior Leadership on various District-wide projects to ensure alignment across Divisions and District goals. Provides leadership to the Wellness, Safety and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees. Partners with the Director of Parks and Properties and Parks Department managers to foster a positive working relationship with the bargaining unit representing Parks employees. Works collaboratively with outside labor counsel and the District’s negotiation team to plan and successfully complete labor contract negotiations. Attends evening Board meetings and may be required to be available evenings and weekends as needs arise

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Human Resources. Masters Degree and professional certification in Human Resources (S/PHR or SHRM/S-CP/SCP) are also strongly preferred. A minimum of seven (7) years of increasing responsibility in human resources, talent management or related experience; experience as a department head preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of human resources supervisory experience required.

Position offers a full benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage; life insurance; pension - enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); 457 deferred compensation plan; flexible spending; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; and recreation benefits.

To apply, visit and submit an application, including cover letter and resume. Desired hire date is May 1.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $50,000

CENTERS, LLC is a professional management firm specializing in facility, operation, and program management for higher education. CENTERS' management approach is customized for each client yet retains our uniform quality. Our firm unites site staff with a centralized administrative team, each contributing to the firm's goals and client needs. The CENTERS team is innovative, entrepreneurial, trail-blazing, and ambitious for both CENTERS and our clients. Today, CENTERS provides management services for 11 clients.


Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Membership Services will provide leadership and management of the Membership Services desk, Pro Shop, and KidRec (childcare) daily operations through staffing, policies and procedures, access control, billing, customer service, and sales. This position will supervise 15-20 part-time Membership Services and KidRec employees. In addition, the Assistant Director of Membership Services will monitor and process membership and KidRec usage, provide excellent customer service, and assist with daily cash-handling and reconciliation duties.

Built in 2014, the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center at Moraine Valley Community College is a 113,000 sq. ft. building offering the latest equipment, fitness spaces, and technology to students and the community. The facility is also the home of Moraine Valley Athletics and several academic programs and courses. Facility features include a large fitness center, 4 group fitness studios, a 3-court gymnasium, and an aquatics complex.

Essential Functions: Learn and become proficient using RecAutomation, an online member management platform; Conduct and oversee monthly billing audits to ensure proper automatic payments; Lead the development of a comprehensive membership retention program; Oversee and manage our member rewards program through Perkville; Schedule clients for the Learn to Swim Program; Prepare and deliver required and requested reports and data to the client and CENTERS central office; Conduct annual member survey and evaluation; Work with professional staff colleagues to develop programs targeted toward generating membership sales; Manage budget and strategic planning for areas of responsibility; Participate in CENTERS meetings and trainings, setting CENTERS standards for operations, and innovation

Supervisory Responsibilities: Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide direction for Membership; Services and KidRec part-time employees; Manage bi-weekly payroll for direct reports

Site Specific Responsibilities: Represent FitRec at campus events as needed; Serve on various committees representing FitRec for both Moraine Valley Community College and CENTERS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree OR 4+ years of work experience required; Master's preferred; Knowledge of standard practices and demonstrated experience in customer service; Leadership and supervisory experiences; Collegiate and/or community recreation work experience preferred; Experience using facility member management software such as ClubAutomation or RecAutomation preferred Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA certification (or willing to obtain)

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 Centers, LLC - Health, Fitness & Recreation Center


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled



The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—one of the largest communities in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Senior Center and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our over 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.

General Finance and Personnel Information

The Park District’s Finance Department supports the Recreation, Parks and Administrative functions through accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, registration, human resources, and IT. The Human Resources team of four provides personnel management support through ongoing recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing the District’s over 90 full-time and 1,000 part-time staff.

Job Specific Information

Come join the team that supports our staff who provide opportunities for members of the Arlington Heights community to enjoy Arlington Heights Park District! The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties to support the daily functions within the Human Resources. This position will support both the HR and Finance sides of the department. We are looking for a customer-oriented go getter with a keen eye for detail.

Essential Job Duties

Manages job postings and coordinates recruiting Sends out new hire paperwork to new and returning employees and reviews the completed paperwork for compliance and accuracy. Processes employee hiring including completing background checks, reviewing I-9 forms and setting up employees in the time and attendance and payroll systems. Works with the HR Benefits/HRIS Specialist to assure that employees successfully complete the onboarding/offboarding process. Processes job changes, pay changes, terminations and other HR changes in HR, payroll and Time and Attendance systems. Assist with annual budget preparation, proofing, printing and distribution. Proofs and formats the department’s monthly reports and budget summaries.

Benefits We Offer

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 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), Park District facility and program discounts

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website at

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Rosie Gallina

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 range begins at $67,000

The Job

We're seeking a passionate parks & recreation professional to develop community collaborations, deliver outstanding customer service, foster meaningful resident engagement, and oversee a dedicated and experienced staff in alignment with the Department mission. This position reports to the Director and oversees 10 full-time staff, 25+ part-time staff, 200+ volunteers, and 120 acres of parks, trails and open space.

What You'll Do:

  • Deliver excellent customer service in a fun & fast-paced agency.
  • Serve on the Opening Team for the new community center, Five Oaks on Warson, opening mid-summer 2023.
  • Support implementation of programs & events based on individual and community needs.
  • Manage Capital Projects, Assets, Procurement, and Operating Budgets.
  • Assist with updating the Parks Master Plan & its implementation.
  • Develop and implement Department policy & procedures.
  • Serve as Secretary to the Parks & Recreation Commission.
  • Implement the City's participation in the Creative Communities Alliance.
  • Supervise full-time, part-time, seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Serve on the Manager-on-Duty rotation for Five Oaks on Warson.
  • Write reports and deliver presentations to Commissions and City Council
  • The Essentials:

    A typical way to obtain the knowledge & abilities required would be: Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation delivery, with two years supervisory experience. Municipal experience preferred. Training: A Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Parks Management, Business Administration or a related field. Special Requirements: 1. CPR/AED certification, or ability to obtain within three months of hire. 2. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license

    Are We a Match?

  • You work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • You are adaptable, flexible and a creative problem solver.
  • You possess the knowledge of principles & practices to deliver recreation services for diverse populations & ages, and like to jump right in!
  • You love to connect with people and establish good working relationships.
  • You are detail-oriented & organized to manage multiple programs.
  • You seek training and professional activities that keep you engaged and up to date on best practices.
  • And you believe in the Leslie Knope quote: "Now go find your team. Get to work. Whatever that work is that you find worth doing. Do it, and find some people to love who'll do it with you."
  • To Apply:

    Please email a cover sheet and resume to Human Resources Manager, Denise Mandle

    View Full Job Brochure here:

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     City of Olivette


    Denise Mandle

     Closing Date

    March 24, 2023

     $23.00 - $27.00 per hour

    Job Summary: As the key administrative support for the Executive Director and Park Board of Commissioners, this individual maintains confidentiality and professionalism representing the voice of the Executive Director to employees and supervisors alike. Serves as a supportive arm to the Director of Talent & Culture to perform elements of HRIS system management, employee onboarding and record management.   Responsibilities:  Assume daily responsibility for the accomplishment of a wide variety of administrative functions and tasks related to the smooth operation of the Executive Director’s office. Prepare and distribute accurate and detailed minutes for open and closed session Park Board meetings, Cross Communication Meetings and Leadership Team meetings. Serve as an Open Meetings Act Officer which includes reviewing Executive Session minutes and maintaining and destroying closed session recordings while preserving confidential information. Manage special projects as needed including the Distinguished Accreditation Agency program. Transcribe or develop confidential correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, media clippings, statements, and other materials; create letters, reports, notices, forms, and other materials from rough copy.   Act as administrator for the Extranet which includes adding and deleting users, creating groups, loading and unloading data onto the Extranet. Operate PC based word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database and email software related computer programs to create specialized reports and presentations; receives, edits and summarizes material for preparation of reports. Prepare memos, reports and correspondence to ensure that proper legal documents and Park Board related records are signed and followed through with appropriate individuals. Post annual Board Meeting schedule and monthly agenda for Park Board meetings at appropriate locations. Upload Board Meeting minutes and agenda to the Park District website; route the agenda to the marketing department for dissemination to the media. Serve as the Executive Director’s main point of contact for research and preparation of Board packets. Coordinate with the Executive Director and the Board Secretary on the election process for the Board of Commissioners and assist with new Board Member orientations. Maintain, update, distribute and file Park District ordinances, resolutions and policy manuals. Provide project and clerical support to Department Heads at the Executive Director’s discretion. Perform routine tasks to administer and support human resource programs including but not limited to: scheduling candidate interviews, assisting with the onboarding process ensuring processes are followed and supporting the coordination of Open Enrollment activities. Serve as a point of contact for administration of the HRIS, including but not limited to set up, troubleshooting and following up with candidates to ensure high standards of customer service are being met. Assist human resources with coordination of onboarding, record retention and HRIS system maintenance. Manage the Park District’s association memberships (NRPA, IPRA, IAPD, etc.) Cross communicate with other local governmental agencies as well as Park District residents. Maintain Executive Director’s calendar by scheduling appointments, meetings, travel and conference registrations. In addition, arrange travel and conference registration for Park Board and Department Heads. Direct public inquiries to appropriate staff. Provide administrative backup support for the District’s front office during certain times throughout the year. Maintain a variety of files both of a routine and confidential nature including legal and land acquisition related documentation.  Perform administrative duties that include but are not limited to: writing, filing, copying, emailing, scanning and faxing information. Maintain a tickler file of District agreements and items of a recurring nature, and initiate review and/or action for follow-up. Oversee the permanent and safe storage and upkeep of official District records; coordinate the maintenance of all District files. Perform the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, safety rules, and the Administrative and Personnel Policy Manuals.  

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     Batavia Park District


    Lynn Boerman

     Closing Date

    March 31, 2023