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 $72,000 Annually+ DOQ

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Overall Job Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent is responsible for all day-to-day operations for finance, human resources, information systems (IT) and safety through application of policies, procedures, reporting systems, etc. The Superintendent is also responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of the District’s strategies, initiatives, training, business plans, master plans, capital improvement plans, strategic plans, policies, procedures, etc. to meet the goals of the Addison Park District (the “District”). The Superintendent is on call (as needed), must attend all Board Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings and will be responsible for supervising, training, coaching and leading full-time and part-time employees in the Business Department. This is an at-will position.

Financial Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day financial operations and ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, while implementing the appropriate policies, procedures, checks and balances. The Superintendent also oversees the District’s general accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable operations. While working closely with the District’s Finance Manager, the Superintendent manages the District’s bond payments and investments for optimal return and necessary liquidity.

Human Resources/Safety Job Summary Overview

The Superintendent is also responsible for overall management and day-to-day operations of the District’s human resources and risk management functions. The Superintendent is also responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing policy implementation, compensation, benefits administration, payroll, professional development, coaching, training and legal compliance, while working closely with the Human Resource Generalist. In addition, the Superintendent, while working closely with the Safety Coordinator, oversees the District’s Risk Management program, in many different areas, including, but not limited to areas of employment practices, workmen’s compensation, unemployment, property and casualty, liability and general safety.


• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Preference given to candidates with a Master’s in the related field (Personal Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, Accounting or related field) from an accredited college/university. • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of full-time experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of supervising staff. • Must have extensive and proven knowledge in government finance, human resources, public administration, organizational development or related experience. • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability to adapt, learn and understand various District software. • Must have strong leadership skills with exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, human relations and long range planning skills. • Must have a valid Illinois State Driver’s License and willing to travel to meetings, training and seminars on and off the District’s campus. • May need to be Red Cross CPR and AED Certified depending on current staff (District provided).

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 Addison Park District


Jennifer Hermonson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 per hour

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Elk Grove Park District - Summer Internship - Information Technology

As an intern, you will be tasked with providing excellent I.T. support services to Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal recreation facilities.

Elk Grove Park District Overview The Elk Grove Park District is a special district of government located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 43 parks, a community athletic field with football, soccer, and baseball fields, 19 public tennis courts, and several public facilities. These include both an indoor and outdoor water park, a recreation center, a golf course, a senior center and preschool, an indoor and outdoor skate park, and an Administration Building, among others. The District currently has roughly 75 full-time staff and employs hundreds of part-time staff of all ages during the summer months at our seasonal facilities, making it one of Elk Grove Village’s largest employers.

Program Overview This is an 8- to 10-week internship program (depending on your school’s requirements and your availability), with scheduled hours of 32 hours per week (Tuesday - Friday). You will be asked to arrive at the Administration Building and clock in no later than 8:00AM, and clock out no later than 4:30PM. This is not an on-call position and you will not be required to respond to user requests on weekends or your days off. You will be reporting directly to the Superintendent of Information Technology, and to the Director of Business Services. The start and end date of the program will be worked out between you, your school, and the Superintendent.

The program will place you in charge of Tier 1 support services for Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal facilities. The waterpark sees thousands of visitors on it’s busiest days; the I.T. environment at the facility includes desktops, point-of-sale hardware, wireless and wired networking, and surveillance systems. When there are no tickets or tasks to complete at the waterpark, you will assist the I.T. Department with other projects across the District. At all times, you will have the full support and assistance of the entire I.T. Department. As part of this assignment, you will collect data from various I.T. systems and provide professional reports and status updates to the I.T. Team on a regular basis.

You will also be asked to perform a small programming task, which consists of identifying a process which can be automated to save time, money, or labor, and scripting or developing an automated tool for completing the task using the programming language of your choice (the I.T. Department is capable of assisting you with Python, Java, C#, Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, and PHP).

Additionally, you will also spend three days embedded with other departments within the agency to gain an understanding of the user side of the equation and to expose you to other elements of working for a Park District and/or Government agency.

The Superintendent of I.T. will conduct a mid-term and final evaluation with you, and will be available to answer any questions you might have during the course of the internship. Prior to the conclusion of the program, you will be asked to write a 4-5 page report on the state of the I.T. environment at Rainbow Falls, with recommendations for improvements.

Application Process & Timeline The position will be posted in early January. Applicants must apply online through Applitrack (visit

Interviews will begin in mid-February and conclude by mid-March. The District will select an intern by the end of March. The selected intern will be asked to make themselves available for a brief orientation in mid-April.

Recommended Experience/Education For this internship, we are seeking a student starting at least their 2nd year of education towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Services, Computer Science, or a related field at an accredited 4-year College with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Alternatively, we are seeking a recent (within the past six months) graduate of a 2-year Associates Degree program in the same academic areas.

The Elk Grove Park District cannot offer relocation assistance of any type for this position. You must have reliable transportation to/from the work location(s). This internship is intended for Chicago-area residents.

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Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $104,500 to $119,000 hiring range depending on qualifications

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Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:

•Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or closely related field

•Minimum of 10 years progressive experience and responsibilities in the field of Parks and Recreation that includes programming, facility management, administration, leadership and supervisory experience of full-time staff

•Must be able to prepare comprehensive reports and presentations

•Must have experience preparing budgets and have the ability to analyze and interpret program budget data

•Experience in creating bid documents and purchasing materials and supplies

•Experience in creating contractual agreements and intergovernmental agreements preferred

•Strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, communication and customer service skills required

•Must possess strong attention to detail

•CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) or CPRE (Certified Park and Recreation Executive) required

•Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR/AED certifications

•Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License

•Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug test, Illinois Drivers' License record check and criminal background check

Position Duties:

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for administering quality recreational facilities and recreational programs that are responsive to the needs of the community. Acts as the head administrator for the operation of the Recreation Division. Provides the leadership necessary to carry out the functions of the Recreation Division. Works in tandem with Administrative staff to develop innovative partnerships and outreach within the community. Oversees all division planning, organization, staffing, supervision, evaluation and budgeting of all aspects of the Recreation Divisions operations.

Duties include:

•Approves the hiring of all Recreation Division personnel; reviews the performance of staff and assists in staff training and staff development. Insures that division is practicing sound personnel practices within established policies and procedures.

•Assists the Executive Director in the development of a five year comprehensive master plan.

•Develops goals, timetables and work schedules for the Recreation Division.

•Works effectively with architects and engineers in planning and executing construction projects; monitors projects to ensure timelines are met.

•Develops and maintains a positive working relationship among all staff.

•Encourages and inspires staff to develop new programming and special events that meet the needs of the community.

•Oversees all summer day camp programming.

•Coordinates state and federal grant applications and implementation and record keeping of grants received.

•Follows all established district purchasing procedures and policies; bids supplies, materials and equipment to be used in the Recreation Division as well as contractual services with outside firms.

•Oversees all Recreation Division special events.

•Conducts periodic operational audits and inspections of facilities.

•Directs the efficient operations, maintenance and programming of the Weber Leisure Center, Fitness First Health Club, Oakton Community Center, Exploritorium Indoor Playground, Devonshire Cultural Center, Devonshire Preschool, Skokie Heritage Museum and Log Cabin, and Emily Oaks Nature Center.

•Prepares reports and presentations for the Executive Director, Park Board, staff meetings and community meetings.

•Maintains and updates procedural manuals for areas of responsibility.

•Serves as a lead team member during the DPRA (Distinguished Park and Recreation Agency) reaccredit process.

•Serves as a key member of the Safety Committee.

•Coordinates the District's efforts with MNASR (Main Niles Association of Special Recreation).

•Oversees recreational programming that takes place at local Skokie public schools.

•Attends Park Board meetings, committee meetings and community meetings

•Performs other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

To apply: Please complete online employment application and attach resume and cover letter. Apply early as interviewing will begin promptly. Use the link below to apply:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the supervision, organization, implementation, evaluation and expansion of all recreational staff, programs and facilities. Candidates must have organizational, administrative, marketing and computer skills with practical knowledge of recreational programming and management. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation with a minimum of 4 years of supervisory and recreational programming experience.

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 Clarendon Hills Park District


Donald Scheltens

 Closing Date

January 31, 2020

 53,290 to 63,586, DOQ

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Are you an organized, team-oriented self-starter who loves to plan and build in a high growth environment? If so, the Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for a highly motivated individual, passionate about planning for success and capable of managing the details of complex projects. The department is dedicated offering our residents the best services and that requires us bringing together the best people to understand our customers' needs to better serve them today and tomorrow. This job contributes to the department's success by planning and managing the development and implementation of large or highly-complex new projects that streamline operations, enhance recreational opportunities and improve the overall quality of life in our community. The position is responsible for planning, design and project management related to multiple projects with varied scope. This position will also strategically support and assist the Parks and Recreation Director with the development and execution of department's Capital Improvement Program, implementation of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan and maintenance of the Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, by managing the planning, design, and construction projects in collaboration with various City staff. Responsibilities also include development and execution of annual park maintenance projects in coordination with the impacted divisions.

General Responsibilities Under general direction, manages, administers, and coordinates various planning and construction projects related to planning, acquisition and development of parks, open space, recreational facilities and trails, while ensuring conformance with applicable city, state, and federal standards. The position manages assigned Capital Improvement Projects by completing cost estimations; providing design services; reviewing and approving expenditures/designs; coordinating permitting processes; works with departments and authorities having jurisdiction; reviews project progress; monitors contractors and project amendments; and coordinates communication with involved parties.

Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in planning, construction management, business administration, public administration, landscape architecture or a closely related field required. Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in project planning and construction project management or substantially similar position in the public sector, including two years of experience in the coordination of park projects or capital project management and some experience in planning and designing park and recreational facilities required. At least one year of public sector work experience and AICP or CCM certifications are preferred. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and project scheduling software to create and monitor project schedules required. Valid driver’s license required.

To apply, please visit

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 City of Wentzville


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled