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Under the direction and supervision of the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and visionary for the district. The Executive Director will work within the guidelines and framework of policies, ordinances and procedures as established by the Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director will be the administrative head of all departments and functions within the district regarding recreation programming, facility development, parks management, finance, human resources, risk management, marketing/communication, administration and information technology. The Executive Director serves as the official medium of communication between the employees of the District and the Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director provides entrepreneurial leadership and is responsible for preparing and overseeing the preparation of intermediate and long-range agency plans, goals and objectives. The Executive Director keeps the board of commissions informed on all policy and major operational issues, as well as administrative situations that affect the district’s overall performance. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative, independent judgement and discretion with information regarding communication and correspondence pertaining to staff, patrons, other local governments, businesses and organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduate from a college or university of recognized standing with a Baccalaureate Degree in business, public administration, parks and recreation or a related field is required. Master’s degree or coursework is preferred. Certification: Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Certification Board or National Recreation and Park Association or obtain within one year of employment.

Experience:

Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in supervisory, administrative or managerial assignments in the public sector. Experience in public administration or park and recreation administration helpful. Experience working in and with a diverse cultural and socio-economic environment helpful.

Skills:

Strong leadership skills with excellent oral and written communication skills, long-range planning skills and a working knowledge of public administration. Successful executive-level management experience in Finance and Budget, Human Resources, Capital Asset and Resource Planning and Implementation, Risk Management or related fields. Demonstrated record of understanding and using technology systems and procedures, with a commitment to furthering the use of technology throughout the organization. A record of continuous, progressive professional development, training and education for self and staff as well as staying current with best industry practices and cutting-edge management techniques. Excellent written communication skills using proper grammatical form and proficiency in orally communicating in group and individual situations, organizational skills that demonstrate the ability to generate new ideas and directions and interpersonal skills that include leadership, flexibility and sensitivity.

Residency:

Residency in the District is required within a reasonable amount of time following appointment as determined by the Board.

License:

Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General Administration

• Direct the activities of the Park District in accordance with the general policies established by the Board of Commissioners. • Recommend policies, plans and programs and provide to the Board of Commissioners information necessary to the Board’s policy making functions. • Informs the Board in a timely manner of the progress of approved goals and of changes and events which affect Board policy. Responds to Board Member inquires. • Supervise the provision of a broad program of leisure services which meet the needs and desires of community residents. • Organize and supervise and efficient administrative organization for the Park District.
• Develop, review, analyze and implement operational procedures required to effectively manage day-to-day operations and implement board approval policies. • Oversee the development and maintenance of all District parks and facilities to meet the needs of the community. • Oversee the development and operation of revenue facilities for the district. • Act as District representative to the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA Board of Trustees).

Leadership

• Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies, procedures and the adhere to them as well as enforce staff compliance. • Develop a long-range comprehensive park district plan for Board approval. Develop a measuring system for monitoring progress on plan goals. Review and adjust plan as needed. • Give direction for the development and promotion of recreation philosophies for the district. • Promote and enforce ethical behavior throughout the district. • Approve and direct the implementation of administrative improvement and efficiency measures. • Analyze and handle crisis situations, delegating authority, as necessary. • Create and encourage a positive internal and external customer service atmosphere.

Planning

• Coordinate the development of a Park District Master Plan, park development plans and a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan. Conduct and/or supervise any research, surveys and feasibility studies necessary for development of these plans and programs. Work in conjunction with consultants as deemed appropriate. • Annually update developed Master Plan, park development and Capital Improvement Plan. • Recommend goals and objectives for the Park District operation and develop strategies for achieving these goals and objectives. • Make recommendations to the board concerning land acquisition and facility development. These recommendations shall reflect thorough analysis of available Park District resources, competing and current public needs and projected community needs. • Work with the Board and citizen committees with implementing methods of involving the public in Park District planning/decision making process. • Be aware of and represent the Park District in all matters pertaining to zoning changes, land development and related concerns which affect Park District current and future interests.

Finance

• Develop and recommend to the board the annual operational budget and capital budget, appropriation ordinance and levy ordinance and operate within the budget. • Maintain fiscal control of the Park District finances. Work closely with the Superintendent of Finance and to develop financial strategies and coordinate and monitor departmental and capital improvement budgets. • Exercise sound fiscal management by reviewing and analyzing current fiscal conditions and projecting financial needs and resources. • Plan and coordinate efforts to receive federal, state and foundation funds to assist the Park District operations. • Supervise preparation of requests for grants from various state, federal and private programs related to parks and recreation.

Personnel

• Act as the official means of communication between the employees and the Board of Commissioners. • Empower others and value the contribution of employees at all levels. Be approachable and accessible, displaying care to all employees and the Board. • Directly mentor, supervise and evaluate all superintendents. • Assist in the selection of supervisory personnel. • Develop and coordinate an effective personnel administration program which includes: personnel policies and procedures, job descriptions, training programs, evaluation procedures, clear performance standards, salary and benefit plans and fair employment practices and procedures. • Work with Superintendents in determining current and future staffing needs and appropriate personnel organization. • Conduct staff meetings with Superintendents and full-time staff to inform of significant information with the goal of enhancing staff capabilities and maintaining open and effective staff relations. • Work with attorneys on matters requiring legal review and interpretation. • Conduct written performance appraisals of Superintendents on an annual basis. • Periodically work with Human Resources to make revisions to the district’s organizational chart including number of personnel for each position, job positions and description revision and salary ranges. • Ensure employees maintain proper safety standards and safety precaution measures are enacted to safeguard the welfare of the general public during use of parks and facilities.

Marketing

• Use knowledge and foresight to calculate a strategic direction for the Park District that reflects the desires of the Park District Board. • Work with the Park District Board to create strategic goals and objectives.
• Provide vision and insight to the Marketing Manager to create a long-range strategic marketing plan which reflects the evolving needs of the community. • Support the Marketing Manager in the development of marketing programs and services. • Provide guidance to the Marketing Manager in creating a Park District wide communication plan.
• Periodically review and implement change to the marketing strategic plan as measured against accomplishments.

Public Relations

• Develop, interpret and promote the leisure philosophies of the Park District in order to encourage the public use of facilities, parks and programs. • Demonstrate an understanding of local, social, service and political entities. • Serve as a spokesperson for the district at public meetings and venues. • Maintain positive press relations. • Respond to citizen complaints and/or inquiries within 2 working days of receipt. • Develop positive relations with other Park Districts. • Maintain a continuing cooperative relationship with various civic, school and municipal Boards and Administrators within the community.

Meetings

• Attends all meetings of the Board. Act as a non-voting member of all committees and attend all meetings of the same, with the exception of the Committee Chair, may approve as a designate; an appropriate supervisor or superintendent to attend.

Legal

• Adhere to the Illinois Park District code and District policies, as well as other federal, state, local statures and ordinances which affect Park District operations. • Work with the District attorneys in conjunction with Board established policies, procedures and directives in the handling of District’s legal matters.

For complete Job Description, visit our website: we-goparks.org / About Us / Employment / Executive Director links

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary Depending on Qualifications

Comprehensive benefit package including: • Park District Housing and housing allowance • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Employee Wellness Program and Incentives • Life Insurance (Basic provided Additional Voluntary coverage available) • Participation in IMRF (Defined Benefit Retirement, Disability, Life Insurance) • 457b Retirement Savings Plan available • Paid Holidays • Vacation, Personal and Sick Days • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Park District Membership and Programs

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Email application packet to:

HR@we-goparks.org

Send application packet marked as Personal and Confidential to:

Louisa Walsh
Human Resources Manager
West Chicago Park District
201 W National St
West Chicago IL  60185

Applicant packet must contain all requested information for full consideration. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind. To receive consideration, the applicant packet must be received by January 10, 2022.

  1. Completed Employment Application downloaded from our website: we-goparks.org/employment
  2. Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate.
  3. Current resume needs to include, but not limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised, budget amount managed and complete list of accomplishments/completed projects.
  4. Contact information for at least three professional references including complete name, address, phone and email.
  5. Three letters of recommendation. These should include former employers, employees and board members.
  6. Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of diploma is acceptable.

As part of the application process, please answer each of the following questions and submit along with other application materials. Each response should be no more than one page.

• What will you bring to the West Chicago Park District to grow our Park District community?

• Describe how you would use influence and leadership to attain the goals of the Park District Board.

• Give an example from your career that demonstrates leadership and explain how leadership was utilized to reach a goal.

• Describe a career challenge you faced that became an opportunity for success. Explain how the success was measured.

*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, employment verification, criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

West Chicago Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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 West Chicago Park District

 Contact

Louisa Walsh - Human Resources and Payroll Manager
630-231-9474
HR@We-goparks.org

 Closing Date

January 7, 2022

 $65,000-$70,000

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The Village of Romeoville Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Full-Time Program Supervisor. The department has a budget of $8 million and a population of approximately 40,000 residents. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the community by providing a variety of leisure time activities. To accomplish this, the department provides over 1,000 different programs and events.

Job Summary: The Program Supervisor will develop, oversee, plan, and coordinate programming for all age groups – Early Childhood, Youth, Teen, Adult, and Senior. This position will also coordinate, plan, and assist with various special events held by the department. The Program Supervisor must be a strong and effective manager with the ability to train, inspire, motivate, and evaluate staff progress. They should be innovative to aid in the ongoing program development and growth. Must be able to establish a cohesive and team-oriented work environment. Program Supervisor must have a high level of professionalism to interact and correspond with participants, parents, contractors, and various organizations. Additional duties include the management (registration, payments, and correspondence) of a new dog park facility. Candidate may be required to get certified for pool operations and assist the Manager of Aquatic Facilities from time to time (new pool 2023). The Program Supervisor will be under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation. The hours for this position are generally Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm; however, additional nights and weekends are required on a regular basis for program and event needs. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or closely related field is required. A minimum of two years of experience in developing and administering recreation programming for all age groups is preferred. Knowledge and experience of planning and implementing Special Events is preferred. Strong communication skills and attention to detail is a must. Ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of appropriate programming for all ages and have the ability to be innovative, creative, and adaptable to change. Candidate should have basic knowledge of general budgeting and invoicing. RecTrac experience is desired.

This is a full-time, non-union position with excellent benefits including IMRF pension, in additional to vacation, personal, and sick time. Salary range is $65,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications and/or experience.

Questions? Contact Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 815-886-6222 or email at krajzer@romeoville.org with any questions.

Closing date is December 10, 2021 or until filled. Submit resumes to Kelly Rajzer at krajzer@romeoville.org or 900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.

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 Village of Romeoville

 Contact

Kelly Rajzer
815-886-6222
krajzer@romeoville.org

 Closing Date

December 10, 2021

 $20.00 - $23.00/hr. depending on qualifications

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JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Board Secretary is primarily responsible for providing quality customer service and support to the Board of Commissioners, assembling board packets, attending board meetings and taking minutes, coordinating Board elections, and other projects or assignments related to the Board. Additionally, this position provides support to administrative management staff including the Executive Director, coordinates Director’s Updates, and is assigned special projects. Also performs office manager duties to include ordering office supplies, coordinating copier contracts, maintenance, and repairs, maintaining District files, records, agreements, ordinances, and historical documents, managing records retention and destruction initiatives, and mail machine liaison for maintaining the lease, updating software, uploading funds, etc. This position includes frequent interaction with the public and park district staff to assist/advise customers, promote programs, services, and special events, as well as participate and offer support where needed. This person will perform other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING The ideal candidate will be service-oriented and friendly with an outgoing personality and a commitment to the mission of the Park District. Preference would be to have a person who lives in or is familiar with the Glen Ellyn community. Ability to be professional, understanding, and resourceful with a high degree of confidentiality is essential. A high school graduate or equivalent is required with some college preferred. A people person with strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public, someone who wants to serve and assist customers as quickly and completely as possible. Previous office and customer service experience with a high level of attention to detail is required. Prior experience as a Board Secretary and/or familiarity with the Open Meetings Act, FOIA, etc. is highly desired. Solid computer and keyboard skills required with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as database applications. Must be a self-starter who is dependable, flexible, and able to work independently or as part of a team. Solid problem-solving skills with the ability to act calmly and effectively under pressure or in difficult situations. The successful candidate will be resourceful, with effective organizational skills, the capacity to multi-task, and able to project a professional appearance. Must be CPR/AED certified or obtain within 6 months of hire.

The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics, and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District has 29 parks that are meticulously maintained for the community’s use in both unstructured recreation and for programmed events. The Park District operates one outdoor aquatic facility, two recreation centers, three athletic field complexes, 23 playgrounds, two lakes, the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf Course, Maryknoll Splash Pad, and the recently renovated Lake Ellyn Boathouse. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities, and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!

Hours: 24 – 28 hours per week and every other Tuesday Evening for the Board meeting. Some flexibility with hours and days. This person would be enrolled in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Location: Spring Ave. Recreation Center, 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

To apply please go to: https://www.applitrack.com/gepark/onlineapp/ and include a resume and cover letter.

For questions contact: Lynn Wiltfong at lwiltfong@gepark.org OR (630) 942-7259.

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 Glen Ellyn Park District

 Contact

Lynn Wiltfong
6309427259
Lwiltfong@gepark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000- $50,000/yr. depending on qualifications

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JOB SUMMARY This is a brand-new position! Under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Natural Areas & Outdoor Education, the Environmental Outreach Specialist has three main objectives, 1) develop and promote outdoor education programs related to environmental initiatives and topics for various age groups, 2) conduct outreach in the community related to our environment, and 3) serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for groups wishing to perform community service. Will create, coordinate, and/or assist with curriculum development for preschool, home school programs, school field trips, summer camps, youth and family programs, scouts, and others. Work with Manager to develop a Conservation Connection Outreach Program and/or Ecology Club or similar, to increase awareness and participation in conservation efforts throughout the community. Serve as Volunteer Coordinator for church, scout, or other community groups or individuals seeking to perform community service such as litter pick up, river clean up, tree ambassadors, ecological restoration, Adopt A Park, etc. Other duties include but not limited to, assisting with the garden plot program, Earth Day and Arbor Day special events, updating Facebook page dedicated to Environmental Education, providing content for seasonal activity guide/Playbook, and occasional ecological restoration work. Programs and events are regularly scheduled for Saturdays but will adjust hours accordingly. This is an at-will position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and have a strong interest in conservation and the environment. A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Outdoor Education, Parks and Recreation, or other related field is required, with two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Enthusiastic, friendly, and prior experience working with children is vital. Certified Interpretive Guide status is preferred, or willing to attain certification. Having a general understanding of local ecosystems, the practices of ecological restoration, and basic plant identification skills is required. Excellent customer service skills with strong and effective communication skills in both verbal and written format. Good leadership skills with strong facilitation/presentation skills required. Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task is essential. Tech-savvy with proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and experience using recreation software with the aptitude to learn other systems. ActiveNet software experience a plus. Illinois Teaching Certificate is a plus or familiarity with State education standards. Possess First Aid, CPR and AED certification or obtain within 3 months of hire. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Hours: Generally, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm during the week with some evening and frequent Saturday hours required. Flexible with the schedule.

Location: Frank Johnson Center – 490 Kenilworth Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

BENEFITS WE OFFER:

• Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO option • Prescription Coverage • Life Insurance
• Free Fitness Membership & Wellness Program • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IL Municipal Retirement Fund) • Tuition Reimbursement • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Employee Assistance Program • Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Voluntary Optional Insurance Plans

To apply for this position, go to: https://www.applitrack.com/gepark/onlineapp Please complete an employment application online and include a resume and cover letter. For questions and to request a complete job description, please contact:

Lynn Wiltfong – HR Generalist & Safety Coordinator Glen Ellyn Park District 185 Spring Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Email: lwiltfong@gepark.org Office: (630) 942-7259

Renae Frigo – Manager of Natural Areas & Outdoor Education Glen Ellyn Park District 490 Kenilworth Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Email: rfrigo@gepark.org Office: (630) 858-6037 x6006

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 Glen Ellyn Park District

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Lynn Wiltfong
6309427259
Lwiltfong@gepark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $55,000 DOQ

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Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is a cooperative of eight park districts and three villages in northeast DuPage and west Cook Counties, Illinois. NEDSRA was formed in 1976 as a means of combining resources among the member agencies to provide recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Today, NEDSRA serves approximately 3,500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events. NEDSRA's main objective is to meet the unique social and recreation needs of individuals with disabilities, so they may increase their enjoyment of life and reach their highest level of independence.

Job Summary: NEDSRA is looking for an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Manager to promote the agency’s public image and develop effective strategies to encourage financial support for NEDSRA. This position will organize and execute all aspects of agency fund-raising events and campaigns; manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic promotional material including, but not limited to, marketing and sponsorship materials, four seasonal brochures, social media, website, press releases and email blasts; manage all media contacts; foster relationships with advocates and key persons; effectively represent NEDSRA for networking and recruiting of sponsorships and corporate partners; promote special events and programs; maintain a fund-development database; and assist with reports as required.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, media or similar, at least three years of experience with demonstrated skills and proficiency in content marketing and creations of marketing materials, preferably with park districts, special recreation associations or non-profits; experience in event planning; and in digital advertising and social media. The Marketing Communications Manager must possess the following skills and attributes: strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work at a fast pace, unsupervised; proven project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; and strong attention to detail. They must also be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Photoshop, have strong MS Office Suite experience, fund-development data base experience (knowledge or Raiser’s Edge a plus), experience using Facebook, Twitter, etc. as marketing tools, strong knowledge of Constant Contact email marketing, and also a strong passion to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation.

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

Contact: Sue Martellotta, Executive Assistant/HR Manager smartellotta@nedsra.org

Fax: 630.576.4066 www.nedsra.org

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 Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Sue Martellotta
smartellotta@nedsra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled