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 $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees

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Channahon Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: September 28, 2018 Salary: $125,000 - $150,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Trustees Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

  • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma with excellent time-management and priority-setting skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in parks & recreation, administration or related field; a master’s degree and CPRP/CPRE are preferred.
  • Five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency.
  • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability.
  • Ability to provide leadership and development of long-range plans that provide for continued improvement of agency.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals.
  • Active community leadership with knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism.
  • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management.
  • Knowledgeable of park and recreation issues, trends, personnel management, creative financing, marketing and public relations.
  • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning.
  • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Channahon Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by January 9, 2019. The Channahon Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by September 28, 2018 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 CURRENT letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 PROFESSIONAL references with complete names, addresses and phone numbers. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to one page per question. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Salary history for the past 5 years. 8) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 9) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee - Channahon Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

September 28, 2018

 Hiring Range: -  $43,085 - $55,144

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For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for deployment and maintenance of end-user hardware and software in coordination with the rest of the Information Technology team, and for responding to helpdesk tickets and other reported Technology problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Administration of the Park District’s IT Ticketing system, including providing Tier 1 support for end-user requests and assigning tickets to other IT staff when necessary •Installation, configuration, and maintenance of end-user desktops, mobile devices (phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops) •Responding to and resolving alerts and notifications from anti-virus and anti-malware systems •Administration of desktop imaging software (ManageEngine OSDeployer) for annual desktop deployments, off-cycle deployments, and disaster recovery •Maintenance and administration of the District’s IT Asset Management system(s) •Coordination of setup and tear-down for temporary Audio/Visual setups for meetings and special events •Administration of Mobile Device Management programs (Maas360, Meraki SM) •Installation, maintenance, and monitoring of Genetec security system software and Axis security cameras throughout the Park District •Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. •Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS •Assist with ongoing IT Projects. •Participate in on the job training or off-site training. •Respond to end-user trouble reports and outages on nights and weekends; be available to answer District-issued cell phone during all business hours of District facilities •Knowledge of audio and video equipment. •Participation in monthly off-hour maintenance windows (one weeknight per month) •Write or record documentation for various IT systems •Occasionally perform structured cabling installations or upgrades (CAT6 or Fiber Optic) •Occasionally perform basic Systems Administration tasks, such as password resets, when necessary

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS •General work area in indoors, in a smoke free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. •Works in a wide range of weather conditions, which can include cold, rain, and extreme heat. •Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies (e.g. printer toner). •Exposure to electrical equipment and electrical systems. •Must be able to work in a team environment. •Physical agility to maintain mobility from site to site. •Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Sitting – frequently              Walking – frequently      Strength – heavy 
(over 50lbs with assistance)
Climbing – occasionally       Balancing – occasionally      Stooping – frequently
Kneeling – occasionally       Crouching – occasionally        Crawling – occasionally
Reaching – frequently     Handling – frequently     Feeling – occasionally

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS •Effective communication skills, both orally and written; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical end-users •Ability to troubleshoot without direct supervision; willingness to ask questions of other I.T. Staff for clarification when needed. •Excellent customer service skills. •Strong knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Mac OS X) and basic knowledge of server Operating Systems and roles (e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS) •In-depth knowledge of hardware components such as motherboards, ram, processor chips, video cards, etc. •Subject to modified/flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. •Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. •Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize projects and ticket work based upon immediate needs, agency priorities, and department goals

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates degree in computer science, information systems, or related field. Actual work experience installing and maintaining Windows network and PC software applications. CompTIA A+ Certification strongly recommended. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $75,000 - $90,000

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POSITION FOCUS Responsible for the overall management, direction and programming for Cultural Arts, Children-at-Play, Fitness, Seniors, Early Childhood, Museum and Day Camp programs. Also responsible for Guest Services operations and staff at the Administrative Center.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS • Reports to the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Supervises the Cultural Arts Supervisor, Senior Center Supervisor, C.A.P./Camps Supervisor, Early Childhood/Fitness Supervisor, Museum Administrator and the Administration Center Guest Services staff

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Plans and directs a comprehensive and expanding program of recreational activities for all segments, groups, and age and interest levels in the areas of before and after school care, day camp, cultural arts, early childhood, museum, fitness and seniors. • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and reports for Cultural Arts, Children at Play, Early Childhood, Museum, Fitness, Senior and Day Camp programming. • Manages recreation/facility scheduling software including program administration and staff support. • Identifies a long range schedule of capital development projects and administers expenditures of the budget and capital development funds. • Develops and implements a long range recreation programming plan approved by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Directs the development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy to increase program participation and facility use • Evaluates the appropriateness of existing fees and services and recommends modifications to administrative staff and the Board of Commissioners • Develops, implements and monitors a system of financial reporting and cash control procedures in conjunction with Department of Finance and Personnel staff • Acts as a liaison between the Department of Recreation and Facilities and all other Park District departments while working closely with administrative heads • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for areas of responsibility • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, financial reports, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports and maintains department records • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates direct reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional job duties as assigned, which may be considered essential

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES • Speaks before local clubs and groups • Acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, community groups and industry affiliate organizations • Serves as a liaison to the Northwest Special Recreation Association • Coordinates ideas and materials for publicity and marketing through the Graphic Communications Specialist, the Website Content Specialist and the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications • Maintains affiliation with appropriate industry professional organizations to keep informed of trends and influences potentially impacting operations • Approves park and facility use requests that are within this area of responsibility and presents recommendations to the Director of Recreation and Facilities that require Executive Director or Board approval • Provides orientation and training to direct reports • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community park and recreation administration and recreational programming • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to lead staff in the development and execution of long-range strategic planning initiatives • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to work harmoniously and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently under general direction of the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals by utilizing effective time management and organizational skills • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to maintain confidential records and information • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing, and to read and understand materials printed in English • Proficiency in word processing, advanced spreadsheet, and basic database applications • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success as a superintendent, recreation/aquatics program administrator or facility manager • CPRP Preferred • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License

HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Attendance is required at evening and/or weekend meetings, as directed. Occasional additional evening and/or weekend hours and being on call, as needed • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when working on computer keyboard, calculator, etc. • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in paper boxes, storage boxes and other supplies. • General work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting • Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities at locations away from the office • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas • Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies • Parking is provided in a garage approximately one block away from building • Capacity to work in a high stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions • Ability to work extra hours to accomplish and complete high volume of work • Potential eposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: • CPR Microshield • Non-latex gloves

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and three references to : Patricia Klawitter, Supt. of Human Resources Arlington Heights Park District 410 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights. IL 60004

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Patricia Klawitter

 Closing Date

October 12, 2018

 $58,000-$63,000 DOQ

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Why the Butterfield Park District? If you are looking to work in a challenging, yet rewarding professional environment, the Butterfield Park District is right for you! Under experienced and visionary leadership, the Butterfield Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this changing community. With the resurgence of new younger families and the challenge of serving our more experienced residents, the Butterfield Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to all those who call Butterfield home.

About the Position: This position, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for developing and leading the Recreation Department operations: developing a line-up of exciting programs and events, overseeing a recognized aquatics program, nurturing a respected and growing early childhood program, assisting in developing district operational standards and processes, along with developing, mentoring and leading an eager team of park and Recreation professionals!

An exciting Opportunity: The right person for this position would include a person with: a positive attitude, effective communication skills, the understanding and sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, passion in what they do, open mindedness, ability to embrace change, is creative, innovative and is trustworthy. Our candidate will be a person who wants to lead through integrity and enthusiasm.

What you should expect: We are a moderately small district and all of our professionals work very closely together. This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position’ office will be located in the Butterfield Park District Recreation and Aquatic Center and will work very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be available for evening or weekends on occasion and on site for major activities or events when needed. Support, training and supervision of the recreation department’s personnel is a critical part of this position.

Qualifications We highly value education, training and experience. As a key member of our leadership team, this position requires a degree from an accredited university or college, preferable in the field of Parks and Recreation. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain within the first year of employment. Other, related certifications will certainly be considered favorably.

The Challenge: Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing a program that is ripe for new ideas and approaches in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a service centered team? If so, come join us and help make Butterfield Park District better together!

How to Apply: Please email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Dr. Larry Reiner @ by October 5th, 2018 for consideration.

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 Butterfield Park District


Larry Reiner

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $82,666 to $103,333 (DOQ)

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Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director and Director of Operations and Public Safety, the Chief of Police is responsible for all activities of the Police Department, including police operations and administration. The District expects an active leader who is highly communicative, engaging and accessible to the members of the McHenry County Conservation District Police Department.

The Police Chief is expected to not only lead the activities of the Police Department, but also be a key member of the District’s Leadership Team. He/she must consistently work toward the overall betterment of the Conservation District and the greater McHenry County. This work is done in an environment of transparency, accountability and collaboration.

For further job details, position qualifications, and application requirements, please visit the employment page on the McHenry County Conservation District's website at

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 McHenry County Conservation District


Jenny Heider

 Closing Date

October 5, 2018