Job Posting: Community Resource, Parks & Recreation Director

5130 West Court Street
Monee, IL 60449


Company / Organization

Village of Monee


Community Resource, Parks & Recreation Director - Full Time

Job Description

Directly responsible to implement, promote, and execute all phases of resource, parks and recreation functions; serve as the administrative head of the department, its divisions and functions. Acts as the medium of communication between employees of the department and the village board. Reports directly to the Mayor and Village Administrator. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plan and direct a comprehensive program of quality recreational activities and special events for all segments, groups, ages, and interest levels of the community.
  • Hire, assign, train, supervise and evaluate full and part-time staff within the Resource, Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Prepare, implement, control, and report on the recreational department budgets.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and report on resource, parks and recreation goals and objectives.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, review, and oversee effective marketing plans/communications for resource/recreational programs and special events.
  • Develop and maintain effective public relations/communications with staff, customers, village board, other agencies, and the community in general. Village representative for committees, funded agencies and various community organizations.
  • Prepare, create, and oversee the design of municipal newsletters, recreation brochures, flyers, and department press releases.
  • Maintain records of Resource, Parks and Recreation Department activities and prepare appropriate reports.
  • Evaluate customer and community interests, assess needs and make recommendations for future programs, facilities, services and special events.
  • Solicit donations, sponsorship and grant funds for department as needed.
  • Evaluate and direct possible implementation of public transportation.
  • Maintain human resource and other confidential personnel records on volunteers and employees of Resource, Parks & Recreation Dept and assist with same for other departments.
  • Maintain and contribute to personnel disciplinary and performance review records on volunteers and employees of Resource, Parks & Recreation Dept and assist with same for other departments.
  • Responsible for processing and maintaining personnel accident reports, claims, after-accident follow-up, as well as training and prevention records.


  • High school graduate or related progressive resource, parks and recreation experience. Advanced degree and coursework helpful.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of recreational and educational programs
  • Knowledge of Village, State, Federal Government programs that are germane to department functions. (i.e., grants sources of funding, services, benefits and programs for the population at large).
  • Effective communication skills – oral and written.
  • Effective supervisory and organizational skills.
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employee will work a schedule and other working times as specified by the Mayor and/or Village Administrator. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Twelve (12) months. EVALUATIONS: Within the first year of employment, evaluations will occur at 90 days, six months and one year. Thereafter, an annual evaluation will take place. Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to perform the essential functions. In order to meet the needs of the Village of Monee, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.