Sycamore Park District has just broken ground on a new "Recreation Campus" featuring a Community Center/Fitness Facility, Dog Park, Splasphad and Sled Hill with Natural Amphitheater. The park district seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual to lead our growing recreation presence in town. The successful applicant will be able to form their core staff with a small number of existing staff to create a team that can make our district the leading provider of health and recreation opportunities in our area.
This position has a high degree of independence to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates performing recreation programming and customer service tasks. A strong knowledge and experience with Aquatics and/or Fitness are a must. This position also coordinates with other departments/divisions, citizen groups and outside agencies in the development of recreational programs and events. Qualities sought by the district include enthusiasm, a customer orientation, and a pro-active leader with residents, customers, businesses, and our community as a whole. The Superintendent must be comfortable doing presentations, communicating clearly and directly with customers and staff, and be active in the community. High Energy is a must!
If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up! Your co-workers are dedicated, hard-working, and easy to get along with. We have a great team, and this position affords an individual to join us in our growing success. Sycamore is a great place to live and work, and our residents are committed to our park district. We have great small town charm, with the amenities and strengths that come with larger communities.
Applicants should submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Daniel Gibble, Executive Director; Sycamore Park District; 940 E. State Street; Sycamore, IL 60178 no later than Noon on January 15, 2018. ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS PREFERRED to: email@example.com
Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or Closely Related Field required. Master's degree preferred in Management/Administration/Business/Marketing or related field. A minimum of five years continuous work experience as a Recreation Programmer is also required. Focused experience in one or both of the following will be of advantage to the applicant: Aquatics or Fitness Center programming/management.
Professional Certification (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Park Association or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire is preferred.
We are a "Park District": Separate Unit of Local Government, independent of the City, the Sycamore Park District is overseen by a Five Member Elected Board of Commissioners whose sole focus is the provision of parks and recreation services for residents of Sycamore, IL. A growing population currently at 17,000, Sycamore has a vibrant central business district, is close to Northern Illinois Univers...ity, and has major sports, entertainment, dining and indoor/outdoor recreation opportunities. Many local retail establishments compliment a good representation of regional and national retail establishments and food chains. Our schools are considered some of the best in northern Illinois, and the park district and City, both, are in solid financial condition.