Join the team at the Elmhurst Park District where we enrich lives while having fun! In 1920, the residents of Elmhurst created a unit of local government to provide for the community’s recreational and park interests. The Park District develops and maintains park land, provides recreational programs, and develops and operates enterprise facilities. With a population of 45,556, the Park District manages 462 acres of parkland within 28 parks ranging in size from small neighborhood parks to large community parks. Facilities vary from formal gardens to playgrounds (The Hub at Berens Park, Wagner Community Center and East End Pool to mention a few).
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to fill the position of Division Manager - Facilities. The successful candidate will oversee the District’s facility operations, manage staff, while also managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities. The position plans, budgets and schedules facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor materials and other related costs.
Job Summary • Manage all assigned park facilities, equipment and property to ensure proper levels of safety and cleanliness are maintained and determine necessary repairs. • Direct repair, reconditioning and upkeep of facilities, equipment, playgrounds, and outdoor swimming pools. • Schedule and monitor all facilities. • Assist in coordination, planning, design, layout and construction of new and renovated facilities. • Manage various permits for special use of facilities by outside groups. • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff. • Provide ongoing leadership, foresight and motivation to staff. • Prepare and monitor budget, and manage it within guidelines including accurate preparation and completion of financial paperwork. • Develop bid specs and manage independent contractors. • Recommend and identify costs for capital improvements and repair for facilities. • Facilitate large scale special events across the District.
Educational and Experience Requirements • Bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university with 6 years of progressively responsible experience in public parks and recreation management and 3 years management experience. • Certified Playground Inspector's license
Hours This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, the positions requires overnight on-call duty and the ability to work during nonstandard hours when the need arises.
Benefits We Offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package, including: • Medical Insurance, PPO or HMO • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits