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Due to a recent promotion, the Village of Lincolnwood's Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible and enthusiastic applicants for the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation position.

The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, operation, development and supervision of the Department’s recreation programs, events, parks and facilities. This position oversees two full-time Recreation Supervisors and indirectly oversees all of the Department’s part-time and seasonal staff.

The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation coordinates and oversees the Village's Turkey Trot 5K/10K, Park Patrol team, playground inspection process, and seasonal brochure development process; working nights and weekends as needed for programs and special events.

This position serves under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation and may assume duties of the Director of Parks and Recreation in his/her absence.

The candidate’s education and experience shall include a Bachelor of Science Degree in parks and recreation, leisure services (or a related field) and three to five years professional recreation/parks management experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Some aquatics experience preferred, but not required. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) status preferred or must be secured within one year of employment.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated leader, be highly organized, and have the ability and mindset to: resolve differences and conflicts among staff members and with patrons, prioritize administrative projects and handle several projects at the same time, interpret technical procedures and government regulations, write reports and procedure manuals, effectively present information and respond to questions from stakeholders, and use a variety of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, RecTrac, E-Gov, and Laserfiche.

This position is classified as a full-time, exempt, non-union position. All applicants must be able to work 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and attend some Commission and Board meetings before and after normal business hours.

The Village provides a comprehensive benefit packaging including medical, dental, and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension, ICMA-RC retirement plans, paid sick, vacation, and holiday time, Flex 125 plan, and more.

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To apply, visit Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible, with a goal of the first round of interviews being complete prior to the end of December. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Village of Lincolnwood


Heather McFarland

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Executive Director

$90,000 - $120,000

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2020.

Northern Will County Special Recreation Association (NWCSRA) will be merging with Lily Cache Special Recreation Association, creating a four community SRA (Bolingbrook, Lockport, Plainfield, and Romeoville) beginning September 1, 2020. This newly merged SRA will be offering year-round programs and services for all ages and disabilities, including: weekly adult programming, cultural, wellness, Special Olympics training, adaptive sports, special events and trips.

NWCSRA is seeking a detail-oriented, communication centered candidate, with multiple community SRA administrative/leadership experience, to fill the role of Executive Director, beginning around March 1, 2020. This individual’s initial role is to serve as team leader for the transition from LCSRA and the current NWCSRA operation to the new merged and unified special recreation Association. Post merge, this individual will serve as chief administrator overseeing financial, legal, personnel, risk management, and overall SRA operations.


• Bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation or related field from an accredited college or University

• Five years of administrative or supervisory experience in the recreation setting for special populations

• Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred

• Certification in first aid and CPR

• Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, or the ability to obtain within two years

• Valid driver's license


• Ability to recognize and appropriately interact with people with disabilities

• Extensive knowledge of all aspects of special recreation for various ages and ability levels

• Thorough knowledge and experience with budget preparation and administration

• Understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to recreation settings

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs

• Thorough knowledge of marketing, management and labor law

• Ability to problem solve comprehensively and effectively

• Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and professionally

• Effectively transition through multiple tasks and/or multiple interruptions


• Determines the objectives and plans to effectively support organizational goals including the mission and vision statement

• Communicate with Board of Directors on issues and activities related to the Association, in an effort to ensure effective operations of the Association. Prepare reports as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and regularly participate in Board meetings

• Manages time effectively to meet goals and deadlines

• Establish a comprehensive risk management program, which provides for worker and public safety and the control of loss experience

• Develop long range plans and strategies to ensure the Association’s long term viability and success

• Identifies critical and less critical activities and assignments, based on the mission and strategic plans

• Prioritizes activities, making adjustments when appropriate and anticipates potential threats or opportunities

• Provides guidance and input on hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of full-time and part-time employees

• Supervise, establish, review and coordinate Association activities

• Develop and oversee annual operating fiscal year budget for Association

• Develop Association goals and objectives

• Analyze and use data to improve the Association

• Supervises the work of the Association with the general policies established by the Board of Directors

• Attend meetings, conferences, related workshops and professional development opportunities

• Serve as the official spokesperson for the Association

• Develop and implement a fundraising program for the Association

• Respond to citizen complaints and inquires

• Assist the member agencies with planning, design, construction, and renovation of accessible facilities and parks

• Use appropriate technology to facilitate project oversight and communications

• Establish and review procedures so that maximum service may be provided at a reasonable cost to the participants

• Continually evaluate policies and procedures and with advice from Board of Directors; revise add or delete policies when needed

• Serve as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for the Association

• Perform other duties as assigned


• Extensive knowledge of special recreation, public parks and recreation or community organization

• Ability to direct and supervise

• Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with various audiences

• Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively

• Perform well under stressful situations

• Oversee and assist in the preparation of the seasonal brochure series

• Maintain a continuing cooperative relationship with other special recreation Associations

• Communicates to staff and implements appropriate privacy and security measures for information developed and used in the Association

• Develop process to monitor information distributed to internal and external audiences for currency, consistency and correctness

• Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings

• Identify outside sources of revenue and actively participate in fundraising events

• Prepare, and see to the preparation of reports, the agenda, and other monthly material for monthly Board meetings

• Use of phone, computer and messaging on a daily basis

• Routine use of office equipment (i.e. copier, postage machine, shredder, etc.)


• Exhibit positive and effective customer service to participants, parents, co-workers and community contacts

• Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing

• Coach, mentor, guide and lead co-workers through positive attitude approach

• Encourages flexibility in re-evaluating staff roles and standard operation procedures

• Coordinates and communicates with department staff and public

• Meets timelines, budget and expectations given by Board of Directors

• Use appropriate technology to facilitate project oversight and communications

• Establish and review procedures so that maximum service may be provided at responsible cost to participants

• Initiate new creative ideas for improved programming, procedures, projects and opportunities

• Control and prioritize workload effectively through strong time management and organizational skills and regular attendance. Meet all defined deadlines

• Exercise independent judgement and make sound decisions based on appropriate research and analysis

• Possess solid computer skills in order to create and maintain documents, budgets and files in various office software programs

• Respect and assist others by actively participating in Association programs and events, and attend required meetings

• Participate in the creation, assessment and completion of Association goals

• Establish and review procedures so the maximum service may be provided at a reasonable cost to the member’s districts. Advise the Board of Directors on recommendations for advancement of Northern Will County Special Recreation Association

• To employ and supervise all employees and volunteers directly responsible for Northern Will County Special Recreation Association programs, and ensure that each employee is properly trained; and also complete a written evaluation of their performance

• Participate in creation, assessment and completion of Association goals

• Must be able to adhere to the rules, guidelines and recommendations set forth by PDRMA


• Walking: while observing programs and reviewing facilities

• Talking/Hearing: to communicate with staff and public

• Sitting: to drive a vehicle; to work on computer at desk and attend meetings

• Reaching: to write at desk; to retrieve files or manuals

• Pulling: to open drawers; to open doors

• Pushing: to close drawers; to close doors

• Stooping: to retrieve files at lower levels

• Crouching: to retrieve files at lower levels

• Seeing: to obtain information from written material, view computer screen; drive a vehicle; observe participants and staff

• Lifting: to assist non-ambulatory participants and move equipment and/or supplies


• Must have the ability to read, write and organize materials. Ability to plan, direct and supervise staff. Ability to develop and administer a complex budget. Ability to understand basic computer programs. Must be able to drive an automobile. Must be able to relate to people in a professional manner. Must exhibit good safety awareness and judgment including decisions regarding program and agency vehicle use during weather conditions.


• This is a full time, salary, exempt position


• The Executive Director shall have no established hours yet is required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results.

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 Northern Will County Special Recreation Association


Kelly Rajzer

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 DOQ

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Position Summary:

The full-time Human Resources/Payroll Specialist is responsible for the administrative support of Human Resources and Payroll functions. Responsibilities revolve around recruitment, benefits administration, and compiling payroll information to processing payroll and HR/payroll data management.

Schedule is generally Monday through Friday with occasional evening or weekend work required for special events or meetings.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Supports managers with recruiting including job posting, pre-employment screening, orientation, onboarding and
separations and creating and managing personnel files. • Participates in job fairs and recruiting events. • Supports administration of the HR software system. • Collects and accurately enters payroll related data necessary to process bi-weekly payroll, incorporating deductions necessary to process and meet deadlines.
• Maintain and manage HR and payroll documentation in accordance with the State’s Records Retention policy. • Thorough input into HRIS for employee pay and job changes, new hires, terminations, leave of absences, and other employee transactions. • Prepare annual audit documents as they relate to accrued payroll and compensated absences. • Benefits support including preparing the annual employee benefit statement and open enrollment. • Processes worker’s compensation and unemployment claims and assists in leave of absence including FMLA, preparing documents and notifications, and OSHA logs. • Develops reports and filings for IMRF, ACA, union, and various stakeholders. • Assists HR and Finance with projects including compensation and government surveys. • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees through coaching. • Makes recommendations to gain efficiencies. • Other duties as assigned; job duties may be modified at any time.


• HS Diploma, PHR or SHRM-CP preferred. • A minimum of 1 year in payroll and HR, experience in ADP Workforce Now preferred. • Requires proven analytical skills in interpreting data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data. • Able to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality. • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals across the District. • Proficient in Microsoft Office including excel.

Resumes should be sent to with cover letter

The Downers Grove Park District is an EOE.

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 Downers Grove Park District


Marian Olund

 Closing Date

December 27, 2019

 Starting $62,000, commensurate with experience

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Are you looking for a fun, engaging environment where you can utilize your skills to make a difference?

Then we need you! We are seeking an applicant who is innovative and thrives in a computerized HR environment. WDSRA will invest in the right person who brings HR management experience and ideas for how to maximize benefits, minimize risk and maintain compliance. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a feedback rich culture, developing staff, and building employee relations.

This position is a full-time, 40 hour per week, exempt position. Applications accepted through December 26th. Go to - Join Our Team to apply.


  • Independent thinker who has the ability to determine what is best for the HR department/agency and has the confidence to communicate those recommendations
  • Fiscally responsible and able to balance WDSRA budget while still looking out for the employees
  • Tech savvy and appreciates the intricacies and efficiencies of multiple systems that interface with each other
  • Ability to negotiate with benefit providers to offer the best possible benefits at an affordable price
  • A rule follower that can also adjust to the needs of the staff or the agency when appropriate
  • A recruiter that believes they have an obligation to find the best fit and do everything they can to help new staff succeed
  • Someone who promotes continual feedback and can assist managers in setting appropriate goals and targets for staff development or is not afraid to recommend disciplinary action when appropriate
  • A trainer that cannot only personalize training needs but can develop relevant all-staff training -Safety-minded individual that will focus on leading the charge to minimize risk
  • Detail-oriented person who can organize agency records and follow state mandated retention guidelines
  • Caring person who is willing to listen to employees and effectively bring a resolution to their concerns


  • Extensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of human resource management, benefits administration and insurance
  • Experience with various HR related computer systems
  • Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with various audiences
  • Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively
  • Performs well under stressful situations
  • Effectively transitions through multiple tasks and/or multiple interruptions
  • Prolonged use of computer with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in human resource management or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in human resource management, insurance, benefits management and/or related areas
  • HR system administration experience
  • Certification or the ability to attain certification for IMRF administration within one year
  • HR certification preferred
  • Risk Management experience preferred

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Gail Bettcher

 Closing Date

December 26, 2019

 $77,816 - $96,361

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

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the vision of the Leisure Services Department. Responsible for the operational excellence of programs and facilities. Responsible for implementing the organizational vision and mission statements within the Leisure Services Department. Work cooperatively with the Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and the Director of Parks & Planning as a part of the Executive Management Team to provide outstanding services to the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Responsible for the vision of the Leisure Services Department. ● Overall leadership and management of recreational services, including the union of facilities and programs as one. ● Develop and Implement Revenue Goals for the Leisure Service Department. ● Work with the Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and the Director of Parks & Planning to implement the organizational values of the District. ● Responsible for all recreation budgets. ● Responsible for coaching and evaluating of Superintendents of Recreation. ● Be an integral part of the Community Character Coalition and support its mission with the District’s programs and facilities. ● Work with the athletic Advisory Boards to meet the goals of the community. ● Facilitate and participate in community focus groups. ● Facilitate Quarterly Meetings for the district. ● Become involved in professional organizations, particularly IPRA, including networking with professionals in other districts. ● Continue to be an integral part of the community, including working with the school districts, the Village and local service groups. ● Perform 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 ● Responsible for community special events that enhance our programming, involving all recreation staff. ● Work cooperatively with other departments to achieve the goals stated in the District’s master plan. ● Responsible to manage and maintain the District’s Internship Program. ● Approve all negotiated contracts for the Leisure Services Department. ● Work as a team member of the Executive Management Team. ● Work as a team member of the Management Team. ● Work on District wide projects, such as Distinguished Agency Award. ● Responsible for recognition programs both internal and external. ● Directs the Leisure Services community special event offerings. ● Continue to develop the in-house mentoring program. ● Participates on various work teams. ● Attends Park District Board Meetings. ● Reviews all department processes on an annual basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ● Knowledge of park and recreation field. Emphasis on providing leisure services to an entire community. ● Knowledge of diverse program offerings in a community setting. ● Knowledge of recreational facility management that includes water parks, fitness center, skate park, theme park, historical museum and community centers. ● Knowledge of recreation registration and reservation system. ● Ability to prepare and monitor budgeting processes. ● Knowledge of human resource concepts and how to implement. ● Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. ● Ability to handle the public’s concerns in a timely and professional manner. ● Build strong relationships with outside organizations. ● Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with all departments and staff. ● Skillful in solving problems and making decisions. ● Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. ● Good Leadership skills. ● Effective in analyzing policies throughout department for consistency. ● Ability to work in a fast paced team environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE The above knowledge and skills may be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. Masters Degree preferred, plus a minimum of seven years in a supervisory position in leisure services. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

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

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled