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Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) was formed in 1976 and is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, Sugar Grove Park Districts, and South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department to provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment. Today, FVSRA serves approximately 1500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events.

FVSRA has 18 full-time employees, 150 part-time employees and roughly 101 seasonal recreation staff with an operating budget of 2.8 million dollars.

The mission of FVSRA is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Working collaboratively with member agencies and community partners, we pledge to put PEOPLE FIRST.

JOB PURPOSE: Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service. Updates payroll system. Counsels with department heads and employees regarding performance reviews, personnel issues, scheduling, benefits, wages, etc. Coordinates a variety of administrative duties including facilitating, recruiting, hiring, payroll, performance reviews, orientation, benefits, employee counseling, etc. Ensure that HR policy, procedures, and processes are implemented in a consistent manner.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required. 2) Knowledge of human resources trends and issues, procedures, and policies. 3) Minimum of five years’ experience in the field of Human Resources. 4) Must have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with coworkers, and member agency staff. 5) Must be organized and able to work independently and with others, train others, and convey a positive attitude to coworkers. 6) Proficiency with office equipment and Microsoft Office software (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word) and QuickBooks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Oversee system used to hire all employees, including background checks, pre-employment physical exams, communications, and office arrangements. Evaluate and make recommendations for revision to this system as necessary. 2) Coordinate needs or requests of employees, with appropriate FVSRA staff (computer, office space, phones, business cards, etc.). 3)Develop and maintain personnel files for all employees. 4) Distribute and explain the FVSRA Personnel Policy Manual to new employees. 5) Provide all employees with information regarding benefits. Enroll eligible employees and dependents in health and other insurance plans, pension plans, flexible spending, and other programs. 6) Serve as the FVSRA contact to PDRMA’s HELPLine as needed. 7) Serve as the Recording Secretary for the FVSRA Board of Directors by attending all regular and special board meetings and record the meeting minutes. 8) Prepare and deliver, via determined method, all materials for the Board Meetings as directed by the Executive Director. 9) Revise as necessary all job descriptions, with the advice of the Executive Director and the Superintendent of Recreation. 10) Coordinate disciplinary process including assisting with creation of disciplinary write ups, reviewing all disciplinary write ups, participating in all disciplinary meetings, and filing all disciplinary actions in employee’s file. 11) Oversee dismissal process including formulating dismissal letters, scheduling and attending dismissal meetings, and filing all appropriate information in employee’s file. 12) Oversee the implementation process for performance evaluations of employees, including making necessary revisions to evaluation forms, providing necessary information and forms to evaluators, prompting evaluators regarding due dates, distributing completed evaluation documents as required, and filing completed evaluation forms in employee’s file. 13) Consult with supervisory employees as requested to minimize liability for worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation claims and handle all claims made. 14) Provide reports on human resources issues to the Executive Director as requested. 15) For assigned line items, prepare budget projections, monitor expense and revenue, and prepare reports as required. 16) Oversee Front Office operations and customer service. 17) Assist Business Manager with computer and software purchases, upgrades, installations, and any related issues. 18) Manage relationship with outside IT provider. 19) Maintain all records including ordinances and resolutions pertaining to staff, Board of Directors, and committee meetings and file with appropriate offices. 20) Serve as the designated Health Benefits Coordinator and Wellness Ambassador for the Association. 21) Perform other duties as assigned.

BENEFITS: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days

Submit resume via email to: Keith Zalewski, Human Resources Manager, at

 Fox Valley Special Recreation Association


Keith Zalewski

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