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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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Joe DeLuce

 Closing Date

January 05, 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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Chuck Balling

 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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 Closing Date

December 30, 2023


Do you love to work in a great community? Then the Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois is for you! We have an opening for a full-time Building Attendant. As a five time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year. A person in this role is responsible for  cleaning, setting up for rentals, and minor building repairs at the Fred C Hohnke Community Center.  Hours would be 5:00am - 1:30 pm. Flexibility in working hours may be requested based on facility programming and events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A person in this position is responsible for moving furniture/equipment; performing set-up and tear downs of rooms based on program requirements; locking and unlocking doors as required; monitoring equipment that is utilized by programs and rentals; cleaning and maintenance upkeep of facility; miscellaneous custodial duties; and reporting items that need to be repaired. A full job description is available upon request.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A valid Illinois state driver's license is preferred.
  • Ability to perform custodial duties in the upkeep and cleaning of building as directed by the FHCC Facility Manager.
  • Ability to operate heavy power maintenance and cleaning equipment and tools to include but not limited to: floor cleaning/buffing machine, vacuums, and audio visual equipment.
  • Ability to use good safety awareness and judgment.
  • Ability to use public relation techniques with the public.
We are seeking dedicated individuals who are self-sufficient, very punctual, and dependable.  The position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity; requires eye hand coordination sufficient to operate motorized vehicles and equipment, requires frequent standing, bending, stooping, and walking, requires working in areas which are not ventilated or air-conditioned, exposure to weather conditions which can include extreme heat and high humidity, exposure to various chemicals (i.e. cleaning agents, and oil fuels).

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Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job Title: Director of Finance & HR
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Date: November 28, 2023 

Our mission is to promote the conservation of natural and cultural resources by acquiring, maintaining, and restoring areas of natural and cultural significance within Macon County, and to protect and preserve those spaces for the education, recreation, and enjoyment of all its citizens in perpetuity.  The vision for the Macon County Conservation District is to continue to build an organization that has strong ties to the community, encourages stewardship of our land, inspires, captivates its users and balances the need to connect people with nature while protecting our natural resources giving them the opportunity and experiences that are fill with healthy activities where people can enjoy, have fun, learn, recreate and live their best lives.  

We are seeking a Director of Finance and HR who will be responsible for the fiscal and personnel management functions for the Conservation District.  The incumbent will act as a liaison to affiliated organizations, community groups, and other units of government, representing the District positively and ethically to visitors, patrons, and staff. 
The position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Prepare, monitor and control departmental operating and capital budgets.
  • Coordinate purchase of department supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Invest Conservation District funds per policy and governmental regulations.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget with all departments.
  • Prepare and file budget and appropriation and tax levy ordinances and supporting documents.
  • Prepare financial analysis and internal audits as needed including cash receipts, reports and controls on Programs, concessions and revenue facilities.
  • Prepare and file state and federal reports.
  • Coordinate bank and general ledger reconciliation.
  • Review and maintain financial software programs.
  • Coordinate registration system.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the Board and staff.
  • Prepare annual treasurer’s report.
  • Prepares for and serves as the District’s liaison to the auditors for the annual audit, reviews audit findings and implements recommendations, files audit with appropriate state and local offices.
  • Prepare financial reports, monitor transactions and insure preparation of state and federal reports for the Conservation Foundation.
  • Coordinate and oversee financial procedures related to construction contracts within the District including certificates of insurance, lien waivers, prevailing wage documents, certified payroll reports and performance and labor and material bonds.
  • Oversee all bond issues and debt service from bond issues.  Work closely with finance consultants, bond counsel, Executive Director, and auditor on all bond and debt issues. 
  • Administer and process services for the recording and paying of bi-weekly, quarterly and yearly federal, state and social security payroll taxes and issue and balance W-2 forms, Complete journal entries as required, Prepare and submit monthly IMRF deposits as Authorized Agent.  Submit deferred compensation payments.
  • Accounts Payable:  work with Finance staff to proof bills and vouchers, maintain vendor file, input vouchers, print vendor checks and generate all reports.

  • Oversee Human Resources functions and maintain records for the Conservation District.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate Business Office staff.
  • Adhere to and enforce staff compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Administer the employee benefits program of Medical, Dental, and Life insurance and assist in employee insurance claims and reports.
  • Develop and maintain a confidential personnel record system containing all pertinent data for each employee.
  • Assist in orientation of all new full-time employees in regard to procedures and benefits. 
  • Administration and Planning & Safety:
  • Establish, monitor and achieve departmental goals.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the department and Conservation District.
  • Serve as member of the management team and other appointed committee assignments.
  • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with other community agencies, exchanging information, procedures, ideas, etc. for mutual benefit.
  • Review and be responsible for all record-keeping procedures, forms and systems, and make recommendations as to methods of simplifications and conversion to mechanization of these systems and procedures.
  • Prepare studies and conduct projections that may have any impact on future ability of the Conservation District to meet its financial obligations.
  • Maintain all records including ordinances and resolutions pertaining to staff, board and committee meetings and file all records of the District with appropriate county offices.
  • Maintain a capital asset replacement program schedule.
  • Attend Conservation District Board Meetings and other meetings when they pertain the Conservation District and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate and join professional educational training events/seminars and remain informed of current trends and issues in related responsibilities.
  • Safety: Serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Public Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.  
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgeting, reporting processes, computer applications, internal audit and systems and control procedures.  
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, computer-based accounting systems, cash management, investment instruments, and internal audit functions.
  • Sound background in financial management and budgetary techniques as well as knowledge of management principles and practices. Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial documents. 
  • General knowledge proposal processing, and grant administration.
  • Proven problem-solving, leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to organize and supervise employees and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including articulating complex messages to a diverse audience. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, an expert level in MS Excel, and familiarity with current fund accounting financial software.   

  • Must be a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or hold an equivalent certification in the government accounting or HR field (SPHR
  • Familiarity with Illinois statutes regarding local governments.
  • CPR and First Aid certification within six months of employment.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

Macon County Conservation District offers excellent benefits plans: Medical Insurance, IMRF Pension Plan, Time Off, educational and reward programs, and much more!

The position is required to be onsite -  Monday-Friday.   

Lisa Trujillo, STA
Talent Acquisition Consulting Manager
Sikich LLP

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Lisa Trujillo

 Closing Date

January 29, 2024