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 Starting at $50,000 Depending on Qualifications

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Under the general direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Special Event Supervisor is responsible for leading the West Chicago Park District’s special events. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, often working weekends/evenings for Special Events and setup/breakdown. This is an at-will position. This position does not allow for remote work, as work must be performed at assigned Park District locations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Associates - Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred with minimum 5 years of combination of education and experience.

Experience: Candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in special event planning and implementation.

Required Certification and Skills: Candidate must like working with people. Candidate must be CPR/AED/First Aid certified within six (6) months of hiring. Candidate must have Illinois Driver’s License and reliable means of transportation to drive own vehicle to special event locations and perform duties as required of this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Perform all functions with close attention to customer service.

• Responsible for creating annual list of all special events and developing and revising timelines for all events.

• Responsible for creating, planning, executing and evaluating all Special Events.

• Must communicate effectively with fellow employees, management and the Public.

• Must be able to effectively supervise event staff and volunteers.

• Make decisions based on the best interest of the event for patrons and the West Chicago Park District.

• Must foster special events to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

• Responsible for the set-up and breakdown of events.

• Responsible for the scheduling of community events and the appropriate staffing of these events.

• Responsible for working with the Superintendent of Parks and Parks staff in preparing, running and maintenance for Special Events.

• Provides input for marketing, and website updates regarding Special Events.

• Responsible for the acquisition, purchasing of supplies and other event materials within budget.

• Responsible for preparing annual budget projections and monitors revenue and expenses for all special events.

• Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and scheduling subordinate employees.

• Responsible for recruiting and contracting independent contractors and vendors for Special Events.

• Responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers.

• Must work harmoniously with community organizations, including volunteer groups, police and fire department to ensure special events are completed successfully.

• Must attend staff meetings as required.

• Must schedule staff, volunteers and independent contractors for coverage of special events.

• Responsible for performing all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the West Chicago Park District safety program.

• Exhibits understanding and tact when dealing with internal and external patrons’ needs and expectations.

• Must follow and complete the current accident and incident reporting procedures in the required timeframe and follow all safety procedures.

• Must be proactive in creating and maintaining a viable special events program.

BENEFITS:

We offer In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

• Medical Coverage (PPO or HMO)

• Dental Coverage

• Prescription Coverage

• Hearing Coverage

• Vision Reimbursement Plan

• Paid Life Insurance

• Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)

• Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)

• Paid Time Off

• Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement

• Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

To Apply:

To apply please complete a job application from our website: www.we-goparks.org/employment and email to HR@we-goparks.org along with your cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation.

Employment Application can be found at our website:we-goparks.org / About / Employment or through this link:

https://www.we-goparks.org/_files/ugd/cf7c5b_cbbae8f6872a43198fa0d1d61ddfdb74.pdf

Please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing will begin soon to fill this position as soon as possible. West Chicago Park District is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Park District, please visit us at we-goparks.org.

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 West Chicago Park District

 Contact

Louisa Walsh
630-231-9474
HR@we-goparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $19/hr +DOQ

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Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/lisleparkdistrict/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Parks+Department

Join our dynamic Parks Department!

If you enjoy working outside, making a difference in the community, being active, and working with a fun team, we want you to apply!

Pay rate is based on years of experience and skills and starts at $19/hr+

This is a full-time hourly position offering health, dental, vision, and life insurance, wellness incentives, generous paid time off, IMRF pension and facility benefits such as free aquatic membership, free golf privileges, and substantial discounts on programming.

Time off includes 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 6 sick days, and 10 paid holidays.

Job duties include the following (and other duties as assigned):

Builds, installs, paints and maintains park facilities including play structures, benches, shelters, retaining walls, borders, drinking fountains, pathways, goal posts, piers, grills, fences and bridges. Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, turf grasses and flower beds. Trims and prunes trees and shrubbery. Performs a bi-monthly inspection of all assigned sites. Assists with the construction and maintenance of athletic fields. Performs daily inspection of mowers, tractors and trucks before use. May perform small engine repairs. Identifies tree and shrubbery illnesses and issues, troubleshoots and resolves. Troubleshoots and resolves site drainage issues. Performs masonry, carpentry and stone work to build and repair park facilities including shelters, retaining walls, borders, washrooms, sidewalks and curbs. Plows and removes snow and ice as required. Assists with special event preparation, operation and clean-up as required. Trains and delegates tasks to assigned seasonal and part-time employees. Requirements:  Expertise typically acquired through completion of a high school program. Additional course work in horticulture or landscaping preferred. - Minimum of 1 year related work experience including experience in landscaping or grounds keeping. - Valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record. - Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally. Ability to obtain Pesticide Operators License within three (3) months of employment.

Contact Scott Hamilton with any questions at shamilton@lisleparkdistrict.org

Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/lisleparkdistrict/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Parks+Department

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 Lisle Park District

 Contact

Scott Hamilton
shamilton@lisleparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $90,000-$105,000 DOQ

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DESCRIPTION: The Park District of La Grange serves a three-square mile area almost contiguous with the boundaries of the beautiful west suburban Village of La Grange. The park district maintains 78.5 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1,500 recreation programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents. The agency’s operating budget is approximately $6 million, with 18 full-time and approximately 80 part-time and seasonal employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, human resources, as well as the agency’s Information Technology (IT) third-party vendor. This position is a department head which oversees two Full Time staff, who support the finance, accounting, human resources, information technology functions and administrative services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include to plan, organize, and control all general accounting and finance operations (including but not limited to general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, program registration, investments, capital assets, and payroll tax reporting). Generate and analyze monthly financial statements. Prepare and manage annual budget including monthly monitoring and reporting in accordance with appropriation levels. Prepare, publish, and file annual Levy, Truth in Taxation, and Budget and Appropriation ordinances as well as all financial and business operations reports as required by law. Serve as the key liaison to external auditors and prepare work sheets and assist auditor in annual District and special audits. Periodically review the agency’s investment portfolio and recommend investment opportunities in accordance with District’s investment policies. Serve as the District’s “Disclosure Officer” responsible for enforcing the agency’s debt issuance disclosures policy and procedures. Maintain accurate employment and personnel records including the IMRF pension records. Oversee the insurance program and annual open enrollment. Provide guidance in matters related to disability and leave. This department head will assist in the coordination of the agency’s Information Technology (IT) resources through internal oversight and partnerships with third-party IT providers regarding network systems, hardware, and software related to financial accounting, timekeeping, program and facility registration, golf operations, telephone system, internet access, interoffice communications, and office applications.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. • Eight years of satisfactory experience with at least four years of supervisory experience in governmental accounting with a thorough understanding of principles and practices of municipal fund accounting.

PREFEERED ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES: • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) • Government Finance Officers Association certification • Proven human resources experience

We offer a generous benefit package: • Medical, dental, and vision coverage • Life Insurance (basic and voluntary) • Pension defined contribution plan (IMRF) • Short and long-term disability • 457 Defined contribution plan • Paid holidays and vacation time • Facility discounts & usage benefits

The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply email cover letter and resume to jennybechtold@pdlg.org. First review of applicants will be July 11, 2022, and daily thereafter. Projected start date September 1, 2022. Please visit pdlg.org to review the full job description.

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 Park District of La Grange

 Contact

Jenny Bechtold
(708)532-1762
jennybechtold@pdlg.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $90,000 - $105,000

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DESCRIPTION: The Park District of La Grange serves a three-square mile area almost contiguous with the boundaries of the beautiful west suburban Village of La Grange. The park district maintains 78.5 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1,500 recreation programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents. The agency’s operating budget is approximately $6 million, with 18 full-time and approximately 80 part-time and seasonal employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, human resources, as well as the agency’s Information Technology (IT) third-party vendor. This position is a department head which oversees two Full Time staff, who support the finance, accounting, human resources, information technology functions and administrative services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include to plan, organize, and control all general accounting and finance operations (including but not limited to general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, program registration, investments, capital assets, and payroll tax reporting). Generate and analyze monthly financial statements. Prepare and manage annual budget including monthly monitoring and reporting in accordance with appropriation levels. Prepare, publish, and file annual Levy, Truth in Taxation, and Budget and Appropriation ordinances as well as all financial and business operations reports as required by law. Serve as the key liaison to external auditors and prepare work sheets and assist auditor in annual District and special audits. Periodically review the agency’s investment portfolio and recommend investment opportunities in accordance with District’s investment policies. Serve as the District’s “Disclosure Officer” responsible for enforcing the agency’s debt issuance disclosures policy and procedures. Maintain accurate employment and personnel records including the IMRF pension records. Oversee the insurance program and annual open enrollment. Provide guidance in matters related to disability and leave. This department head will assist in the coordination of the agency’s Information Technology (IT) resources through internal oversight and partnerships with third-party IT providers regarding network systems, hardware, and software related to financial accounting, timekeeping, program and facility registration, telephone system, internet access, interoffice communications, and office applications.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. • Eight years of satisfactory experience with at least four years of supervisory experience in governmental accounting with a thorough understanding of principles and practices of municipal fund accounting.

PREFEERED ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES: • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) • Government Finance Officers Association certification • Proven human resources experience

We offer a generous benefit package: • Medical, dental, and vision coverage • Life Insurance (basic and voluntary) • Pension defined contribution plan (IMRF) • 457 Defined contribution plan • Paid holidays and vacation time • Facility discounts & usage benefits

The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply email cover letter and resume to jennybechtold@pdlg.org. First review of applicants will be July 6, 2022, and daily thereafter. Projected start date September 1, 2022. Please visit pdlg.org to review the full job description.

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 Park District of La Grange

 Contact

Jenny Bechtold
(708)532-1762
jennybechtold@pdlg.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13-$15 / hour

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The Schiller Park Recreation Department is offering an Internship to students working towards a degree within the field of Parks and Recreation. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a college student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Sports Management or related fields. Weekday and weekends are required with carious evening hours. A valid driver's license is required, must submit to a criminal background check, and provide verification of education.

The position communicates with the Director of Parks and Recreation on issues that are related to the Program and Facility management. This includes programming, public relations, and hiring and supervising part-time staff. Will develop and implement quality recreation programs that meet the needs of the community as well as long and short-term goals of the department. Continually identify nation-wide and local trends. Work closely with local school districts to strengthen and maintain a positive cooperative working relationships. Prepare and submit promotional material for assigned program areas for the seasonal brochure, flyers and website. Assist with the development and implementation of special events. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

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 Schiller Park Recreation Department

 Contact

Randy Splitt
847-671-8580
rsplitt@schillerparkil.us

 Closing Date

June 10, 2022