The Calumet Memorial Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: November 15, 2019 Salary: $60,000 - $75,000. 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 Calumet Memorial Park District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:
• A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. • At least five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, 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. • 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. • Must possess the ability to carry out organizational restructuring, yet stay true to the mission and maintain the strength, identity, and traditions of the organization. • Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and high public visibility. • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management. • Experience in facility management from planning stages through day-to-day operations. • Knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent time-management and priority-setting skills. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma.
Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Calumet Memorial Park 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 January 6, 2020. The Calumet Memorial Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by November 15, 2019 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 needs to 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 – Calumet Memorial Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email email@example.com