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 $93,000-$120,000 plus company vehicle

The Superintendent of Parks is responsible for the direction, development, maintenance and operation of the District’s parks, buildings, grounds and recreational facilities.  The Superintendent must be able to function independently with a wide range of professional discretion.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Park Management or a similar/related field.  
The position requires graduation from a recognized college or university.  Additionally, preference will be given to applicants with specialized training in the fields of horticulture, turf management, arboriculture, aquatic facility maintenance, building maintenance and/or construction management.  The position requires a minimum of five years of management experience in the field of parks.  The quality of previous experience and its similarity to the requirements of this position will be a consideration.
A thorough knowledge of the philosophy of park and recreation management and the ability to communicate this to others is required.  Knowledge of principles relating to maintenance of park grounds, recreation facilities and mechanical equipment is mandatory.  The Superintendent should also have knowledge relating to both fiscal and personnel management and supervision.  Must have the ability to plan and organize a total park maintenance program including buildings, ADA knowledge, facilities, and grounds, and maintenance for all bodies of water.  Experience in the construction of parks, buildings, and recreational facilities, and the ability to operate mowers, trucks, and tractors is important.  Good verbal and written skills are necessary. Must demonstrate proven ability to solve problems.  Computer literacy is required.  Must be able to manage, motivate, supervise, direct, and discipline park and facility maintenance staff.
Illinois Pesticide Applicators License, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified Pool Operator, and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional are a plus.
Essential Job Functions
  • Responsible for maintaining all parks and facilities to meet the standards established by the Park District Executive Director.
  • Participate in the hiring process of all Full Time maintenance staff.  Responsible for staff training and assignment of duties.
  • Develop both short-range and long-range park maintenance and development plans consistent with the Master Plan of the District.  Assist with the development of the Agency Strategic plan.  
  • Prepare an annual budget for the Parks Division to include park maintenance, operating expenses, general Capital Improvements and ADA improvements. 
  • Work closely with the Superintendent of Recreation to assure those assignments necessary to the conduct of recreation programs or facility maintenance are carried out by the maintenance staff.
  • Attend all Park Board meetings and/or workshops to discuss Park Maintenance areas of responsibility, prepare Board report and provide additional input for the good of the District by attending Park Chats or Park Community Meetings
  • Submit annual evaluations of maintenance personnel to the Executive Director, with recommendations for performance increases.
  • Maintain all records and reports required by the scope of the job and gather information for and/or prepare special reports which may be requested by the Executive Director.
  • Assist in the preparation of plans, design and landscaping of park areas and facilities, oversees construction projects.
  • Oversee the general safety of operations and facilities.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.  Respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails, comments and suggestions in a timely manner.  Promote District to patrons, guests and staff.
  • Coordinates and works closely with other municipal agencies – such as Village, public works, county, state agencies, etc..

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 Vernon Hills Park District


Shona Hedke

 Closing Date

December 01, 2023

 $52,900-$58,000 DOQ

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District: 
Administrative Assistant (Full Time)
                           “Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!
This position is responsible for all administrative services for the Division Directors and staff of Special Revenue Facilities and Recreation and Museum Services. The Administrative Assistant provides exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers via in person, phone and email. This position communicates effectively and takes an active role in supporting and responding to in-person community inquiries and administrative building visitors. This position plays a key role in preparation of Board Committee meetings including agendas, packets, postings, room set-up and minutes. The Administrative Assistant provides support for special projects, initiatives, and select special events within each division and participates in district-wide initiatives such as agency accreditation and strategic initiatives. 
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a High School Diploma and some college is highly desirable. At least 3 years of relevant work experience and prior experience supporting senior management desired. Excellent communication & organizational skills and strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) are required. Advanced knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is a must. Ability to accurately type along with ability to transcribe recorded dictation preferred.  
This is a full time, year-round position. Typical position hours are Monday through Friday are 8:30am to 5:00pm and may include occasional nights based on meetings, program and facility needs. Target hiring range is $52,900-$58,000 DOQ (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.
Application Deadline: November 27, 2023
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District


Melissa Marsh

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,000.00 - $75,000.00 annual salary depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefit package.

Status of Employment:

Full-Time, Year-Round, Exempt


We provide a highly competitive, employee friendly benefit and incentive package to support you in your personal and professional journey which includes:

medical, dental, vision coverage or opt out incentive. life insurance. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension and 457 deferred compensation plan. Flexible spending account. paid time off starting first day of employment: 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, 4 floating holidays, sick time accrues monthly, and discretionary time earned annually. Park District facility usage and program discounts. cell phone reimbursement. training and

professional development opportunities.


Supervises full-time and part-time planning department personnel. May serve in a leadership capacity with parks division employees and contractual service providers.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for supervising and coordinating logistics for outdoor facility rentals, including, but not limited to, providing tours and information to prospective renters, and implementing details outlined in rental agreements to ensure events are properly executed. Maintain registration records and files for outdoor facility rentals and other program and service functions. Provide excellent customer service to users and renters. Develop content for seasonal program guides, promotional materials, and website. Perform routine facility inspections and ensure cleaning and repairs are completed as needed. Monitor inventory, orders supplies, and maintain purchase records within budget. Serve as the liaison between the parks department and other departments for snow removal operations. Assist in the coordination of district snow removal operations. Perform administrative tasks related to payroll, purchase orders and vendor payments, project and property file management, and other area tasks as necessary. Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned personnel. Recruit, select, train, and evaluate personnel. Supervise and coordinate custodial service at buildings/facilities with contractual services and in-house staff. Plan, schedule, and follow-up on daily work assignments to assure proper completion of each task. Prepare written documentation of daily work plans, assignments, and schedules. Assist with personnel interviews, work schedules, time reports, evaluations, salary adjustments, personnel requests, and suggestions. Assist with training and development of personnel, disciplinary action, layoff, and dismissal. Develop, maintain, and/or engage with community agencies and groups whose purpose will benefit the district or improve the community. Assist in the coordination of volunteer events. Manage district’s donation programs. Attend pertinent departmental/district meetings and in-house training sessions. Conduct self in accordance with the policies and procedures as established by the district. Participate in district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner. Assist in the coordination of the Capital Improvement Plan. Collaborate with consultants and staff to prepare property, topographic, and park utility maps of existing district properties and potential land acquisitions. Collaborate with consultants and staff to prepare bid specifications, drawings, and estimated cost of construction for comparison purchasing and contracting construction projects. Communicate effectively with architects and engineering consultants, contractors, and employees for coordination of park design, renovation, and construction projects. Assist with bid and quote documents, graphics, procedures, and summaries for selection of contractors on park improvement projects. Inspect and approve work performed by in-house staff and contractors. Assist in supervision, inspection, and administrative tasks related to contractor’s practices to ensure specification compliance and satisfactory completion of project. Participate in preparation of grant applications for park development projects. Assist with grant progress reports and related documentation.

Marginal Functions:

Serve as weekend on-call supervisor. Assist with the Parks and Open Space Master Plan development. Assist with implementation of the Master Plan District-Wide Improvements, including, but not limited to, Capital Asset Replacement/Maintenance Schedule (CARMS), Paving Maintenance Plan (PMP), Sport Court Maintenance Plan (SCMP), Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Management Plan, Playground Audit Recommendations, ADA Compliance Recommendations and Transition Plan, and Vehicle Equipment Replacement Schedule (VERS). Present reports at district and other meetings as required. Establish membership and participate in appropriate professional organizations. Assist staff in the performance of their duties. Assist staff with completion of work orders and special event needs as required. Serve on in-house committees. Attend seminars and training workshops. Inspect and keep department first aid kits properly stocked. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field preferred.


Minimum three (3) years of related experience, including supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Supervision of crews on assigned jobs at various sites. Custodial maintenance. Principles of park maintenance operations. General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure service field. District ordinances and park permit policies. Snow removal operations. Sound customer service techniques. Park planning and management principles. Project management principles. Geographic Information System (GIS). Microsoft Office software. Ordinances and permit requirements and application process for state and local agencies.


Valid driver’s license required. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.

Hours: 40 hours/week. Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed. Position requires on-call availability.

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 Waukegan Park District


Tim Girmscheid

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Are you ready to take your passion for recreation to the next level? We're on the hunt for a dynamic individual to become the Superintendent of Recreation at Rochelle Park District! If you're all about spreading smiles and making our community a better place, this is the job for you!

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the management of The REC Center as well as the wide scope of recreation, aquatics, fitness and facility related programs. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, supervision and budgetary planning for the Park District. 


Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, or related field.
    • Seven (7) years full-time experience in the field of Recreation/Leisure Management.
    • Minimum five (5) years of management, leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificates:
    • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of current parks and recreation programs, and special recreation
    • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license required.
    • Knowledge of fitness facility operations, management and programming preferred.
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement a comprehensive community recreation program.
    • Strong organizational and project management experience.
    • Work independently and as a team member as assigned.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel, other agencies, and the public.
    • Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values,
      and vision of the District.
    • Ability to plan, organize and provide leadership to personnel that will give them the tools necessary to fulfill the
      goals of the Department and the District.
    • Demonstrate decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, in writing and through presentations.
    • Knowledge of Word, Excel, social media and RecTrac applications for program registration, facility rental and


  • Plans, develops, schedules, directs, and implements a year-round, city-wide recreation/aquatic program serving all
    ages and community needs.
  • Serves as a liaison between the recreation/aquatic department and community-based organizations.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates fitness, recreation/aquatic, customer service representatives and support staff.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with local businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, city schools, and
    other governmental agencies, etc., as necessary to maximize the strength and effectiveness or programming.
  • Ensures the implementation of effective publicity and marketing efforts to maximize community awareness participation in department programming.
  • Plans and implements special events and health awareness programs.
  • Supervises staff management of household accounts, maintains memberships/afterhours records and retention program.
  • Oversees the operations of The REC from all aspects.
  • Prepares and monitors budgets relating to recreation operations, including, but not limited to, determining cost
    effectiveness and revenue potential of programs.
  • Develops marketing plans and opportunities.
  • Promotes the public use of recreational resources, areas, and facilities for group and individual play and recreation.
  • Manages the training, supervision and guidance to District personnel such as Recreation Supervisor, Aquatic Manager, Athletic Supervisor, Assistant Fitness Manager, CSRs, Office Managers, etc.
  • Assists Executive Director in budgeting and future planning.

The position of Superintendent of Recreation is a full-time position and shall be paid every two weeks at an agreed upon yearly salary DOQ. This position is classified as an exempt employee status and will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. However, as a professional employee in the park and recreation field, it shall be assumed that hours beyond the minimum, including evenings and weekends, will be expected. 

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 Flagg-Rochelle Park District


Jackee Ohlinger

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled