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 $123,636 to $165,647 DOQE

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Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,251,000) County Seat: Pontiac, MI / Position Office: Waterford, MI. Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities. Providing the diversity of choice vital to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and high quality of life: 38,000 businesses, 1,100 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries, call Oakland County home. The county blends the State’s most robust economy with an unmatched quality of life. This diversity makes Oakland County unique and competitive. Oakland County’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $100 billion, which represents 23% of the state of Michigan’s total GDP.

The County is governed by a 21-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected by district for a two-year term, and an elected County Executive, David Coulter, who serves as the executive officer and oversees the activities of the County. The Parks and Recreation Commission was established by Public Act 261 of 1965 to oversee the County’s Park resources. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission is a 10-member body that include appointments from the Board of Commissioners and statutory appointed individuals. These include: three county commissioners, four citizen members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, the county Executive, the Water Resources Commissioner, and the Road Commission for Oakland County. The Director of Parks and Recreation is appointed by the Parks and Recreation Commission, with the consent of the Board of Commissioners, and serves at the pleasure of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Oakland County Parks system includes nearly 80 miles of trails, 14 parks, comprises nearly 7,000 acres including passive/active land an several bodies of water, and hosts more than 2 million visitors annually. Recreation, leisure and learning opportunities are available at two nature centers, three dog parks, five golf courses, two waterparks, two campgrounds and the Oakland County Farmers Market, offering fresh produce year-round from local farmers. The County’s newest park, an innovative off-road vehicle (ORV) park, opened in September 2020. The ORV park is an innovative partnership between the Oakland County Parks and Recreation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. During 2019, an estimated 1.9 million people visited the County parks or participated in its recreation programs. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation 5-year Master plan (2018-2022) guides the County’s parks and recreation policies.

The Director of Parks and Recreation functions as the chief executive officer over the parks system and provides strategic and professional policy advice to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Director oversees a staff of approximately 76 full-time and over 650 seasonal/part-time employees. The 2021 budget for the department is approximately $28 million.

This position will advance the County's parks, trails, active and passive recreation, environmental, healthy living, and other community engagement interests. In addition to managing the activities of the County parks system, the Director serves as a key facilitator to engage external partners, including the local municipalities and other multijurisdictional parks systems, to comprehensively meet the diverse recreational needs of all County residents. An important early responsibility of the position will be to engage all stakeholders to develop a new 5-year Master plan for parks and recreation.

Desirable Experience: ● Possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major pertaining to Public Administration, Parks/Recreation Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field. ● Have had at least six (6) years of full-time experience in an administrative capacity with major responsibility for budget planning and presentation, program and policy development and implementation and staffing decisions. ● Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

Desirable Qualifications: ● Knowledge of and experience in general overall public management, operations, accounting, personnel, and budgets. ● Ability to establish effective working relationships with administrators, employees, and the public. ● Ability and skill in communicating with community groups, organizations, officials, and general public. ● Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work performed by staff. ● Ability to present oral and written financial, operational, and other types of reports to stakeholders, interested groups, and individuals. ● Ability to act efficiently during difficult and emergency situations requiring immediate decision-making in accordance with Parks and Recreation Commission objectives.

Preferred Qualifications: ● Ten (10) years of diverse managerial experience, including at least four (4) years’ experience as chief executive or operational officer for an organization similar in complexity as the Oakland County Parks and Recreation department.

Salary range is $123,636 to $165,647 DOQE.

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references. Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, jvettraino@govhrusa.com, Tel: 847-380-3240

Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by October 18, 2021.

Click Here to Apply https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/Wt6bxkeoa3/Oakland-County-MI-Director-Of-Parks-Recreation

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 Oakland County, MI

 Contact

Jaymes Vettraino

 Closing Date

October 18, 2021

 Hiring Range $30 to $35 per hour

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Please go to the Vernon Hills Park District Website to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vhparkdistrict?keywords=finance%20assist

SUMMARY: Under supervision of the Superintendent of Finance and Human Resources, the Finance Assistant supports the District’s Business Office. Assists with financial administration including; accounting, financial reporting, investments, audit, budget, levy and fixed assets. Completes monthly and annual financial reports.

This position may be approved for participation in IMRF and for some work hours to be completed by telecommuting. Hours and days worked are flexible.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field is required from an accredited university. A minimum of five years of experience in public accounting or finance; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The applicant must be proficient in the use of financial software; experience with BS&A financial software and ActiveNet registration software is a plus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Job Functions

  1. Assists the Superintendent of Finance and Human Resources with the operation of all accounting systems.

  2. Prepares all journal entries. Reconciles the general ledger with district bank statements.

  3. Completes monthly bank reconciliations. Researches and resolves any cash discrepancies.

  4. Produces monthly and year-end financial reports for the Board of Commissioners.

  5. Reconciles and uploads all daily deposits from the registration software to the financial software.

  6. Assists with banking functions.

  7. Supports staff in budget process and reviews revenues and expenses on a monthly basis.

  8. Monitors monthly credit card fees to confirm adherence to credit card agreement.

  9. Enters and maintains fixed assets inventory using AssetMaxx software.

  10. Coordinates annual audit of the Park District financial statements. Responsibilities include providing documents as requested by auditors during fieldwork, writing the MD&A, entering adjusting journal entries, and reviewing the audit draft.

  11. Assist in the preparation of the annual Levy ordinance.

  12. Monitors and project cash flow on an ongoing basis.

  13. Researches available investments in cash in interest-producing opportunities within the confines of the District’s investment policy.

  14. Documents financial procedures as needed.

  15. Assists with special accounting projects.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

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 Vernon Hills Park District

 Contact

Marla DeCicco
847-996-6932
marlad@vhparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17-$20 part time hourly

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The Recreation Coordinator performs duties as directly assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, may have responsibilities assigned indirectly by Superintendent of Recreation and/or Deputy Director. General responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting school age programming such as: Sat Live, School’s Out Club and Circle of Friends. The Recreation Coordinator will assist in organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing recreation programs. This is an at-will position.

TASKS YOU WILL DO

General Operations

Organizes, implements and evaluates programming to meet the needs of the community. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates program staff. Orders and distributes program supplies, maintaining appropriate inventory and supply for programs. Oversee special programs such as Sat Live and Schools Out Club. Assist the Recreation Supervisor with the Circle of Friends afterschool program Maintain a solid understanding of Dundee Township Park District, its programs and initiatives, history and goals to build programming at Dundee Township Park District. Supports DTPD’s Mission statement, by providing exceptional leadership to peers and subordinates. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds Contributes to the overall success of the assigned department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned. Assists other Park District Departments and its employees as needed.

Administration/Budget

Ensures compliance with budgetary limits. On an ongoing basis, recommend any cost saving procedures thought necessary and continually monitor operations for needed planned budget expenditures to maintain a high quality of service level.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has supervision of staff for various programs and/or events. May contribute or recommend to direct manager performance issues.

Communication & Customer Service

Communicates and demonstrates DTPD’s Mission to staff ensuring understanding. Develops and maintains positive and effective working relationship with coworkers and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Demonstrates commitment to organizational team values. Accountability, Communication, Connected to Community, Integrity, Team Oriented Ensures that matters of importance are shared to staff in a timely manner. Solicits feedback and actively listens to subordinates, peers and patrons. Makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Attends meetings and participates on teams or committees as required. Employee represents the Dundee Township Park District in a professional manner.

SKILLS YOU NEED QUALIFICATIONS (KSA) & PHYISCAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications Educations: High School degree or equivalent required Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience within Recreation, Community Development and/or related field. Licensures: Illinois CDL Class C- Driver’s License Certifications and/or Memberships: NA

TO APPLY:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dtpd/jobs/3233585/recreation-coordinator?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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 Dundee Township Park District

 Contact

Erin Weingart
847-428-7131 x2205
eweingart@dtpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17-$20 hourly

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The Recreation Coordinator performs duties as directly assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, may have responsibilities assigned indirectly by Superintendent of Recreation and/or Deputy Director. General responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting school age programming such as: Sat Live, School’s Out Club and Circle of Friends. The Recreation Coordinator will assist in organizing, creating, budgeting, promoting and implementing recreation programs. This is an at-will position.

TASKS YOU WILL DO

General Operations

Organizes, implements and evaluates programming to meet the needs of the community. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, terminates, schedules and evaluates program staff. Orders and distributes program supplies, maintaining appropriate inventory and supply for programs. Oversee special programs such as Sat Live and Schools Out Club. Assist the Recreation Supervisor with the Circle of Friends afterschool program Maintain a solid understanding of Dundee Township Park District, its programs and initiatives, history and goals to build programming at Dundee Township Park District. Supports DTPD’s Mission statement, by providing exceptional leadership to peers and subordinates. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds Contributes to the overall success of the assigned department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned. Assists other Park District Departments and its employees as needed.

Administration/Budget

Ensures compliance with budgetary limits. On an ongoing basis, recommend any cost saving procedures thought necessary and continually monitor operations for needed planned budget expenditures to maintain a high quality of service level.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has supervision of staff for various programs and/or events. May contribute or recommend to direct manager performance issues.

Communication & Customer Service

Communicates and demonstrates DTPD’s Mission to staff ensuring understanding. Develops and maintains positive and effective working relationship with coworkers and to promote and maintain high morale and enthusiasm. Demonstrates commitment to organizational team values. Accountability, Communication, Connected to Community, Integrity, Team Oriented Ensures that matters of importance are shared to staff in a timely manner. Solicits feedback and actively listens to subordinates, peers and patrons. Makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies. Attends meetings and participates on teams or committees as required. Employee represents the Dundee Township Park District in a professional manner.

TO APPLY:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dtpd/jobs/3233585/recreation-coordinator?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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 Dundee Township Park District

 Contact

Erin Weingart
847-428-7131 x2205
eweingart@dtpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $50,000

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JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Manager of Fund Development is responsible for the overall management and implementation of; the NISRA Foundation and NISRA fund development strategies, fundraising events and annual giving campaigns; will work cooperatively with the Executive Director and other staff in the research and submittal of grants and funding applications and managing reporting requirements; input of donor information in DonorPerfect data base and donor recognition; coordinate Foundation Board member recruitment, development of meeting packets & distribution for a minimum of six Board meetings annually and four subcommittee meetings; assist with annual Audit process; facilitate and nurturer both external and internal professional relationships; Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Parks and Recreation, Business/Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university, with at least three (3) years of full time experience. Knowledge of special recreation associations, not-for-profits, park districts, local government, community organizations, and other social agencies strongly preferred. Required to have proficient knowledge and ability to use DonorPerfect, Canva, and Microsoft Office 2016. Professional Certification—or willingness to obtain it—is desired. Must have a valid Driver’s License and able to provide own transportation.

SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Forty hours per week – occasional evenings and weekends as required. Target hiring range is $45,000 - $50,000, DOQ (dependent on qualifications). This is an at-will position.

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage, Dental & Vision Coverage, Short & Long-Term Disability, Paid Holidays & Vacation Time, Life Insurance (basic & voluntary), 457 Defined Contribution Plan, Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF), Flexible Spending Accounts, Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits.

APPLY TODAY! (Open until filled) Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to: Email: jwiseman@nisra.org Mail: NISRA Attn: Jim Wiseman, Executive Director 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake IL 60014

The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

 Contact

James Wiseman
815-459-0737 ext. 230
jwiseman@nisra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled