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 $150,000 to $200,000

The Oswegoland Board of Park Commissioners is seeking an Executive Director who will have extensive experience in parks and recreation operations. In addition to an extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of maintenance, open space management and trails planning, the successful candidate will have experience with municipal funding, land acquisition, park construction, and recreation program and facility management. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, collaborative leader with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

The Oswegoland Park District was established in 1950 by a public referendum, the Oswegoland Park District is a separate governmental entity known as a “special district” and serves approximately 62,000 residents who live within this District’s 38-square-mile service area. This service area includes all of the Village of Oswego, parts of Montgomery, Aurora, and Plainfield, and all of Boulder Hill. The Oswegoland Park District also includes the surrounding countryside of Oswego Township and a tiny portion of Will County.

The successful candidate will:
  • Report to the 5-person elected Board of Commissioners, and implement and administer the policies adopted by the Board. 
  • Possess a clear vision and goals for the agency’s future and communicate that vision clearly and effectively to staff and all sectors of the community. 
  • Be present and approachable with community members, board members, and staff.
  • Participate and engage in various District and community events and programs.
  • Possess a wide range of experience across diverse types of parks, facilities, and recreation experiences.
  • Have strong planning, capital project management, and facility renovation experience.
  • Possess the financial skills and experience to support and lead the District’s fiscal future. 
  • Be able to collaborate with a highly talented team of employees, agency partners, the school district, and the Village of Oswego. 
  • Be a transformative leader, a conductor/connector that takes action confidently and decisively.
  • Have a proven track record of connecting with stakeholders and working innovatively to deliver the parks, programs and services desired by the community.
  • Be a person who leads and motivates by personal example, encouraging high standards of performance, productivity, accountability and ethical conduct from self and all staff.

A board of five elected Park Board Commissioners set policy and conduct the official business of the District. The Executive Director, who is hired by the Board, manages the day-to-day operations of the District, and oversees a staff of 50 full-time, 220 part-time, and 185 seasonal employees. The District also offers the residents 7 facilities, 66 parks, and over 18 miles of paths and trails and has an annual operating budget of over $17,000,000. 

Experience and Education: 
  • Must have experience leading an organization of similar complexity and have a broad range of experience with the diverse types of community-based recreation services, programs, and facilities that the Oswegoland Park District offers. 
  • Should have at least 10 years of progressive management and operational experience at a parks and recreation agency, park district, municipal department, or related field with experience overseeing the management of a large team of employees. 
  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, Facility Management, Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field. 
  • Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) designation is preferred.

The hiring salary range for this position is $150,000 to $200,000. The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate's qualifications and commensurate experience. Additionally, the Oswegoland Park District offers an extensive benefit plan, including a defined benefit pension plan, competitive health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 457 savings plan, car allowance, flexible spending plan, and a variety of other recreational benefits.

Apply online at with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by Monday, September 25, 2023. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joe DeLuce or Chuck Balling, Vice Presidents, and Executive Recruiters, GovHR USA. TEL: 847-380-3240.

The Oswegoland Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oswegoland Park District


 Closing Date

September 25, 2023

 Hiring Range of $90,000 - $115,000

Executive Director - Medinah Park District

The Board of Commissioners of the Medinah Park District invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director.  Applicants should be of high moral character, demonstrate ethical  standards, promote a cooperative work environment, provide motivational leadership and have a proven record of accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration, public administration, finance, or business from an accredited college or university.
  • Have achieved a minimum of 10 years of responsible management and operational experience in a park and recreation environment or related field.
  • Be a certified park and recreation professional.
  • Possess a clear vision and goals for the agency's future and be able to communicate such vision to the Board, staff and community.
  • Possess sound business acumen focusing on fiscal management, capital projects and alternate revenue sources.
  • Have experience with comprehensive long-range planning and the ability to assess community needs and wants.
  • Have knowledge of park and recreation trends, personnel management and creative financing.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be able to collaborate with community organizations, local governments and the business community.
Position Summary:

Reporting to a five (5) member Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director runs the day-to-day operations of the agency administering the policies adopted by the Board.  He/She provides direction, leadership and general administrative oversight of the district.

Hiring Range:

The hiring range is $90,000 - $115,000.

For full information on the recruitment of this position and how to apply prior to the deadline date of Wednesday, September 27, 2023 please contact Mr. Ray Ochromowicz at or telephone 630-418-0991.  Detailed announcement information on the hiring search can also be attained by visiting the Medinah Park District's website at - under "About Us" click on 'Employment Opportunities' for additional information.

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 Medinah Park District


Ray Ochromowicz

 Closing Date

September 27, 2023

 EL $22.63 hr., plus years of experience

Business Services Supervisor
Job Description
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Business Services, the Business Services Supervisor is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash balancing.  They are also responsible for payroll processing, coordination of fringe benefits, employee related postings and maintaining various monthly reconciliation worksheets in order to aid the Director Business Services to successfully reach the goals and objectives of the Business Services Department.
Must be able to uphold and enforce Park District Policies and Procedures, able to provide work direction and supervision and have a comprehensive understanding of inventory control and budgeting.  Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of training and experience are required. Illustrate a general knowledge of analytical, accounting and computer skills.  Interpersonal and communication skills are also required, as well as being able to respect the confidentiality of the Park District files where appropriate.  This position also requires CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
Primary Responsibilities
This person’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
1.      Accounts Payable:  
Ø  Oversees accounts payable invoices and enters various journal voucher entries into the accounting system

Ø  Balances and maintains various spreadsheets related to Business Services

Ø  Prepares and, after approval, distributes annual tax forms

Ø Reviews/edits accounts payable batches for accuracy, makes any necessary corrections/changes

Ø Once batches have been approved for payment, prepares/prints checks and oversees the mailing of checks and back-up

Ø Oversees the preparation and maintenance of monthly securities on deposit spreadsheet
Ø Calculation, reporting and, after approval, payment of sales tax collected 
2.      Accounts Receivable:  
Ø Oversees the preparation of billing and sending of invoices as requested by departments

Ø Oversees the preparation and update of the monthly accounts receivable report

Ø Provides Front Office with documentation to deposit cash, upon receipt
3.      Lease Agreements:
Ø  Collect all pertaining documents and verify accurate information prior to submitting to lessor 
Ø  Setting up the liability and asset in the accounting system
4.      Fixed Assets:
Ø  Collects, monitors, and enters fixed asset data into the fixed asset system

Ø  Prepares monthly reports

Ø  Enters into fixed asset system annually to assist with fiscal year-end report for audit 
5.      Payroll Data Entry:  
Ø  Export/Import payroll from STA to HRMS  

Ø  Reviews and approves wage compilation, deductions and the payroll ACH file and initiates payroll wire transfer

Ø  Compiles and distributes statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to payroll and employee benefits  

Ø  Prepares and balances pay period-end reports 

Ø  Approves and submits bi-weekly payroll taxes
Business Services Supervisor (continued)
Ø  Prepares and, after approval, submits monthly/quarterly tax reports and/or payments

Ø  Prepares and, after approval, distributes annual tax forms
6.      Employee Benefits:  
Ø  Works with employees and representatives from various insurance companies to ensure proper paperwork has been submitted /received and appropriate coverage is designated
Ø  Codes/processes invoices for insurance premiums and unemployment benefits
Ø  Calculates and uploads file for monthly IMRF wage reporting and, after approval, submits payment electronically
Ø  Coordinates and monitors attendance software; including merging with payroll software for accurate recording and reporting
Ø  Coordinates health and wellness programs offered through Park District’s Health Care Provider
7.      Personnel: 
Ø  Submits data for requesting background check searches and verifies information on the Illinois Sex Offender website for all employees, community service workers and volunteers. 
Ø  Coordinates and monitors on-line application software, including the posting of employment, community service, and volunteer opportunities, as well as the routing of the data
Ø  Responsible for making sure all annual labor related postings are up to date and in compliance with current laws
8.      Insurance - General Liability, Bonds and Worker’s Compensation:
Ø  Responsible for the Park District’s general liability, business auto, inland marine, and fiduciary bonding  
Ø  Responsible for the Park District’s worker’s compensation benefits; claims handling, loss control, record keeping and log posting
9.      Annual/Special Audit(s):  
Ø  Assists Deputy Director with compiling data and preparing annual audit schedules
10.   Budget:
Ø  Forecasts, monitors, and stays within strict budget guidelines for specific line items
11.   Staff Supervision/Training:
Ø  Provides guidance and training for Business Services Generalist and Coordinator positions
12.   Payroll:
Ø  Monitors and approves bi-weekly timesheets
13.   Month-End/Year-End Reporting:
Ø  Updates and ties month-end/year-end spreadsheets to assist the Deputy Director of Business Services with end of month/end of year reporting
14.   Other Duties:  
Ø  Clerical support as needed
Secondary Responsibilities
1. Back-up functions to the Deputy Director of Business Services
Ø  Financial reporting
Ø  Payroll and Benefits Reporting

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 New Lenox Community Park District


Please use website

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000+ (DOE)

Job Overview:
Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this multi-faceted position (customer service, program registration, and finance) is responsible for overseeing registration and monitoring payments from participants in the District’s programs that are billed on a monthly basis. This includes preschool, before and after school care, summer camp programs, and competitive gymnastics and dance teams. This individual works directly with customers and programming supervisors to ensure a smooth process for some of the District’s largest programs.

Education, Experience, & Training:
  • Must have experience with registration management and monthly billing programs in a business environment or commensurate experience
  • Must have proven experience with attention to detail
  • Must have experience in customer service and communication

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the District
  • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Possess decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Work independently and as a team member of the Finance Department
  • Ability to operate office equipment and computers and knowledge of ActiveNet and the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of the District

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the District’s Director of Finance, Superintendent of Recreation, Kid’s Connection Coordinators, Preschool Coordinator, and Customer Service Representatives
  • Significant involvement with the set-up of early childhood programs within the registration software
  • Handle customer registration/participation adjustments for early childhood programs and provide excellent customer service to participants in regards to those activities
  • Provide updated information regarding registered participants as needed to programming staff during heavy registration periods
  • Handle monthly billing program responsibilities, including application of fees, collection of payments, and reporting of payment activities to recreation supervisors
  • Assist in answering and managing phone calls regarding registration, participation, adjustments, and collection for all billed recreation programs
  • Establish payment plan agreements for billing program customers as needed, and maintain communications and records related to agreement terms and payments
  • Apply scholarships awarded to participant accounts and maintain the related records, assisting the Accountant with periodic updates to the Director of Finance and Director of Recreation on available scholarship funds
  • Assist with the development and enhancement of reports within the registration software, and assist the Accountant with reconciling reported amounts with the general ledger
  • Act as a backup for other accounting functions, such as cash receipts, payroll, and/or accounts payable as needed
  • Collect and organize records in accordance with records retention policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle and feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this job.

Cognitive Considerations:
Must have the ability to work at a fast pace and multitask; must have good communication and problem solving skills; must demonstrate good safety awareness and sound judgment

Normal work hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Benefits We Offer:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan
  • Paid Time Off

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 Oswegoland Park District


Keith Zalewski

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 95,126 + DOQ

The Lombard Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, fun, and motivated individual to lead the Recreation Department. The Director of Recreation is responsible for the administration, daily operation, development, management, planning, organization, and evaluation of recreation programs, facilities, and services within the Lombard Park District. This position reports to the Executive Director and directly supervises four Program Managers, two Facility Managers, Office Manager, and the Superintendent of Golf Operations.    

The mission of the Lombard Park District is to provide quality recreation opportunities for people to enjoy life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 500 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association, and is a CAPRA Accredited Agency. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation Management or related field. Minimum seven years of experience and understanding of recreation programming, aquatics, fitness, golf, concessions, and rental facilities, including at least five years of supervisory experience. Independent, innovative, adaptable, and organized, with strong management, leadership, and customer service skills. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required or training will be provided.  CPRP preferred.    

We offer a competitive compensation package. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time, and personal days.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Please visit us at – under “Contact Us” select “Job Opportunities” to complete the full online job application through Frontline. Please attach a resume and cover letter.  

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 Lombard Park District


Joe McCann

 Closing Date

September 22, 2023