Experience in delivering high quality park and recreation experiences; focus on fiscal stewardship; strong collaborative leadership; visionary; creative and innovative in oversight and development of parks, programs and facilities. The Director reports to a five member volunteer elected Board of Commissioners. The Board establishes the park district policy and strategic direction, and creates ordinances that govern the park district. The Executive Director is responsible for the day to day management of the district. His/Her primary function is to carry out the District's statutory responsibilities and to enact and follow the policies adopted by the Board of Commissioners. The Director is the administrative head of all superintendents and divisions. The District employs 16 full time staff, 45 part time staff and 45 seasonal part time staff.
Minimum requirements include a degree in park and recreation administration, public administration or related field; 7 years of progressive experience including several at an upper management level.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive health benefits, life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), paid holidays, vacation and personal days, cell phone, laptop, vehicle allowance, professional development opportunities. Merit increases.
About Park District of Lagrange
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 1500 recreation programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents.
Our mission is to provide quality recreation programs, facilities, and parks that enhance the health, happiness and quality of life of Park District residents and program participants.