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 Starting $37,000 DOE

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The Registration Coordinator is responsible for all functions relating to the front desk. Providing all guests with a positive and safe experience by performing duties listed below. The Registration Coordinator is an exempt position qualifying for IMRF benefits.

Qualifications: High School graduate with some college coursework and the ability to deal tactfully with the public and staff. Organizational skills are required. Must be honest and trustworthy. Strong computer skills and knowledge of recreation programming is desirable. RecTrac a plus.Certification in CPR and First Aid required (will train). Must be available evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions: Supervises the guest service representatives and the front desk. Responsible for all daily point of sale closeouts and reports. Creates monthly work schedule for staffing customer service desk. Greet all customers who walk into the facility in a timely and friendly manner, providing world class customer service always. Processes program registrations and fitness memberships through Rec Trek. Runs monthly billing and follows up on any payments that did not go through. Keep registration staff informed of updated programs information such as program cancellations, changes, filled programs, etc. Responsible for processing daily bank deposits. Process check requests for recreation programs, refunds, etc. Supports the rental process ensuring timely and accurate pricing and reservations .includes scheduling rental attendants. Compile information and prepare status reports. Register guests and collect appropriate fees. Understand closing procedures, by closing safe, turn off register, computers, monitors, camera, lights, and elevator. Closing shift responsible for closing batch, complete nightly deposits and reconcile starting bank. Monitors that customer accounts receivable in RecTrac are current . Complete additional tasks as assigned.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $67,000 - $74,000 DOQ

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Applicants with Aquatics experience strongly encouraged to apply.


The Roselle Park District serves a community of approximately 20,000 residents. The park district provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities to all ages and abilities. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administration, planning, organization, and supervision of recreation department facilities, programs and services. Implements and executes the policies and directives of the Director and the Board of Commissioners .


• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration or closely related field plus a minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in recreation programming.

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

• Must be able to lead, manage, and motivate assigned staff.

• Must have great problem solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills.

• Must be able to multi-task and work calmly and effectively under pressure.


• Hire, orient, train, and supervise all recreation staff. Monitor their performance with continual feedback and regular performance reviews. Promote staff growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed.

• Make recommendations to programming staff ensuring that all ages and interests are served and service gaps are identified.

• Develop department budgets and monitor financial activities within it.

• Manage and supervise all aspects of the District’s recreation programs and services.

• Seek, interpret, and implement input from the public.

• Establish outreach, development and maintenance of working relationships with school districts, support groups and other organizations related to the development and expansion of services.

• Ensure the highest level of customer service.

• Prepare and/or direct the preparation of board summaries, monthly, quarterly, and periodic special reports, as required in a timely manner.

• Provide appropriate information for district program guides and websites . • Make long-range recommendations for facility improvements/replacements.

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

Roselle Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

Applicants must apply online at

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 Roselle Park District


NIcholas Kapetan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 The hiring salary range for this position is $130,000 - $160,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners.

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Mundelein Park & Recreation District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: February 21, 2020 Salary: The hiring salary range for this position is $130,000 - $160,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners. Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners at the Mundelein Park & Recreation District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

• A strong academic background in parks and recreation or related fields, such as urban planning and management. • Five to seven years administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional preferred. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Effective interpersonal skills. Must possess compassion and the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals. Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills and high public visibility. • 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. • Ability to create a sound fiscal program that includes budgeting, capital projects, budget management and the development of creative funding strategies, including fundraising. • Proven track record of developing strong intergovernmental relationships and cooperative efforts. • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, the development of projects through the referendum process and other alternative funding sources (e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations). • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. • Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, ability to delegate and maintain high visibility and accessibility. • Maintain and improve community services with a high level of customer satisfaction. • Must be willing to reside within the district.

Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Mundelein Park & Recreation 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 May 4, 2020. Mundelein Park & Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by close of business on February 21, 2020 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 must 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 (DATED) 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 phone numbers and emails. 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 each question to one page. 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) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 8) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee – Mundelein Park & Recreation 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

February 21, 2020

 BOE - Based on Experience

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The Northbrook Park District is seeking an experienced Risk Manager. This individual will be responsible for the development, management and evaluation of risk management and safety initiatives, programs and reporting at the District. The Risk Manager will work with Divisions to develop and manage a strategic and systemic risk management program. This person will serve as the primary liaison to PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency).

This is a full-time position with benefits and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).


• Partner with Managers and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to develop a “best practice” strategic and systemic risk management program that encompasses comprehensive initiatives as it relates to operations, facilities, technology and records management and program delivery.

• Partner with Divisions to create a culture of safety, including overseeing training, procedures, preventative plans and recommendations for change in all areas of risk.

• Serve as the main point of contact for District initiatives and obligations with PDRMA; including leading the internal PDMRA Loss Control Review/Audit.

• Partner with Divisions to deliver, create and track engaging, relevant and required trainings such as CPR/AED, required Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trainings and recommended internal and/or PDRMA trainings.

• Serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert. Acts as a resource regarding changing laws, standards and government regulations that may impact the District from a risk management perspective.

• Lead the Risk Management Committee by partnering with a cross functional team dedicated to meeting regularly and advancing risk management, training initiatives and preparing for the PDRMA Loss Control Review/Audit and maintaining such standards.

• Serve as District point of contact for all accident, incident, property or vehicle loss, reports of unsafe conditions and employee injuries and worker’s compensation claim-handling.

• Manage the acquisition and review of all Certificates of Insurance for District initiatives, programs, rentals, contractors and operations.

• Analyze operational data, identifying patterns in accident and incident reporting, then working with Divisions, develop and implement training, technology or proactive/corrective action based on best practices and the needs of the District.

• Perform crisis management and preemptive emergency, safety and compliance planning for the District as it relates to risk management; identify level of training needed relating to Emergency Preparedness; work with external public/private agencies to provide on-site training; topics include, but not limited to; facility security, personal safety, lockdown, severe weather and critical incident response; coordinate as necessary with Managers, SLT and external resources.


• Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Risk Management, insurance or a related field and five (5) years of risk management program administration; preferably in a related industry.

• Proven record of working collaboratively with teams.

• Strong project/organizational management skills, critical thinking and multi-tasking abilities and be confident in public speaking and communicating (both orally and in writing) with all levels in an organization.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other software systems.

• Valid Driver’s License.

• CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain after hire.


Work is occasionally performed out in the field as well as in an office setting. May be exposed to warm or cold temperatures for short periods of time when working outdoors.


• The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Required to sit, stand, bend, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

• Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

• Specific vision abilities are required and include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

• May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Apply online Provide a cover letter and resume upon submission of application.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.50 an hour

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The intern will assist with the completion of special projects within the Finance and Human Resources department which may include budgeting, internal audits, staff recruitment, risk management, data analysis, and data entry.

• Prepare spreadsheets in relation to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting. • Assist with budget preparation, reconciliation worksheets, and accounts payable invoices. • Develop ideas for future training plans for staff. • Provide assistance with seasonal staff recruitment and on-boarding process for part-time and seasonal staff. • Plan, organize and execute employee events that contribute to a culture of fun.


• High school graduate or equivalent, pursuing a degree in parks and recreation administration, public administration, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources or a related field.

Rate of Pay: $10.50 an hour

Schedule: 20 - 40 hours a week for 10 weeks

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 Elmhurst Park District


Meagan Rawls

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled