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Arlington Heights Park District, Superintendent of Human Resources


The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago’s prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Senior Center and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our over 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.


The Park District’s Finance Department supports the Recreation, Parks and Administrative functions through accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, registration, human resources, and IT. The Human Resources team of three provides personnel management support through ongoing recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and developing the District’s over 90 full-time and 1,000 part-time staff.


The Superintendent of Human Resources works under the Director of Finance and Personnel. This person oversees, manages, and coordinates the activities and operations of the District’s Human Resources program including recruitment, and selection, classification, compensation, group benefit administration, Worker’s Compensation, employee relations, regulatory issues, training, and ensures the District’s compliance with current applicable labor laws. The ideal candidate is a seasoned human resources professional and an exceptionally strong verbal and written communicator who values the art of listening, encourages diversity of thought, viewpoints, and experiences, and possesses the utmost integrity and discretion to view issues objectively and find workable solutions. The successful candidate shall develop safe work policies and practices, attract, and retain the best talent available, foster employee engagement and internal customer service, as well as focus on cultivating diversity, inclusion, equity, and access. As the team leader, you will bring a comprehensive understanding of best practices in HR from across the spectrum of services, partner with subject matter experts and hiring managers to develop solutions to operational problems and foster continuous improvement for the benefit of the entire organization. The Superintendent of Human Resources will be expected to develop a team culture that encourages open dialogue, active listening, and sharing of ideas.


For additional information and to apply, please visit Application submission will close October 9th, 2022. The salary range for this position is $95,000-$108,000.



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