The Executive Director is responsible for implementation of agency policy and the overall management of the park and recreation system. The Executive Director will carry out the Park District’s statutory responsibilities and will enact and follow the policies adopted by the Elk Grove Park District Board of Commissioners.
Knowledge of a comprehensive park system.
Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning.
Project management experience.
Golf industry management experience.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance.
Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Computer fluency and a working knowledge of basic accounting software.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Ability to perform duties with substantial initiative and creativity.
Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tact, and courtesy.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with the staff, public, media, and Board.
Skill to evaluate Park District programs and operations.
Must be able to attend frequent meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours.
Submit to and successfully complete all pre-employment screenings.
Certified as a park and recreation professional with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.
Working knowledge of rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to recreation programs and facilities.
Ability to understand the recreation needs of the community and to formulate programs designed to meet these needs.
Awareness of all state and federal compliancy responsibilities.
Documented work with local and state regulatory agencies.
Through knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others.
Ability to develop, organize and direct a comprehensive community recreation program.
Ability to develop, organize and direct a program of acquisition, construction and maintenance of park areas and facilities.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business management, public or business administration, parks and recreation administration, or a closely related field. The Executive Director must possess 8-10 years of related experience; at least 5-8 years should be in public or business relations and 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.