The Sycamore Park District has experienced exponential growth over the last two years which has brought residents a community center, dog park, splashpad, and sled hill. With a soccer complex and trail connection almost complete and a ball diamond expansion on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for Sycamore! It is also an exciting time for a process-driven leader with strategic planning skills to move the district into a new era of recreational opportunities and services. If you are looking for a chance to serve a great community and be a visionary for the park district this is a great opportunity for you!
The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners seeks an Executive Director whose financial skills can help these new facilities reach their full potential and whose communication and leadership skills guide a growing staff to be the best it can be. Four hardworking (yet fun) superintendents are experts in their areas who love being a part of the positive impact the park district has on Sycamore. Supportive residents are proud of the district’s recent growth and appreciate the open lines of communication and quality customer service throughout the agency.
Just like Sycamore itself, the new park district director must be friendly, approachable, and ready to be actively engaged with the community. Sycamore’s strength is teamwork with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and units of local government working together so that all can thrive. But, don’t let Sycamore’s small-town charm fool you – there are great things happening and lots to do!
In addition to a responsive park district, a vibrant business community, a great school district, an engaged library, nearby Northern Illinois University, and two enriching museums all come together to truly make Sycamore a place where “Life offers more!”
10+ years in parks and recreation or a related field. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
About Sycamore Park District
The Sycamore Park District is a tax-based recreation and wellness service provider in Sycamore, IL. Along with being stewards of Sycamore’s neighborhood parks, community parks, athletic fields and natural areas, the District provides a wide variety of recreational, social and educational opportunities and services. The District is in the midst of a period of growth as it fulfills its long-range plan, ACTION 2020. Facilities and services continue to expand with the 2018 additions of a community center, splashpad, and sled hill along with an upcoming dog park, sports complex expansion and golf course improvements. These new projects along with the existing community pool and golf course continue to expand services and opportunities, attract new users, and enhance the District’s mission: “We put the MORE in Sycamore!”