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 $47,500 - $75,000 Depending on Qualifications and Experience

The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for an Accountant. As a four time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 655 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, performing monthly reconciliations, maintaining fixed asset records, preparing information for annual audit, assisting with the budgeting process, monthly financial reporting, and performing inventory audits.


This is a full time, exempt position with an exceptional benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, pension plan (IMRF) and much more.


• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.

• Minimum of three years of satisfactory proven experience in accounting.

• Experience in governmental accounting principles and procedures is preferred.

• Thorough knowledge of computer/server operations including but not limited to proficiency in Microsoft Office products, registration and financial accounting software programs is required. Experience in Incode, Timepro, and Activenet preferred.


This position reports to the Superintendent of Finance, Personnel, and IT and is part of a three person finance team. Essential duties include but are not limited to preparing monthly reconciliations for bank, balance sheet accounts and assigned financial reporting. Analyzing trends with revenues and expenses. Conducting regular inventory audits to ensure inventory systems are accurately reflecting goods on hand. Preparing sales tax reporting to be filed with the State of Illinois. Assisting recreation staff with program accounting. Assisting with accounting processes including cash management, accounts payable, daily deposits, and accounts receivable as well as troubleshooting customer financial transactions. Assisting in responding to Freedom of Information Act requests. A complete job description is available upon request.


We are seeking a dedicated individual who is a self-starter with an eye for detail that strives for excellence; understands and executes strong financial controls and results; possess strong organizational skills; strong written & oral communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations.


Woodridge Park District, Connie Curry, Human Resource Generalist, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517

Application can be picked up at the Community Center at the address listed above or obtained from

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $50,000 or DOQ

SUMMARY The Superintendent provides leadership to the staff; recommends policies, projects, priorities, programs and budgets within the area of Park District service for which the Academy has been designed. The Superintendent develops and administers the Academy in order to offer child care and educational programs in accordance with the philosophies and policies outlined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Park District, and any accrediting bodies within the available budget.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED The Superintendent directly supervises all employees attached to the Early Childhood, School Age Care, Summer Camp, and Enrichment programs; as well as all administrative staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES General Acts as the Director-on-Site in a non-teaching capacity; if out of the building, has a secured Director-on-Site such as the Assistant Director or qualified teacher. Keeps Park District advised about potential financial resources from which to draw support for Academy programs and projects. Serves as a resource to the Board of Commissioners in matters concerning children from birth to age twelve. Provides factual data as required for Board deliberation and decision making. Attends monthly Committee of the Whole meetings. Recommends Academy fiscal policy to the Park District. Ensures Academy compliance with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services licensing requirements. Ensures Academy compliance with Park District policy as set forth by the Board of Commissioners. Ensures Academy compliance with the local, state, and federal regulations governing children, personnel, and property. Shapes the programs, leads, coordinates, makes decisions, develops and maintains a quality agency for the Park District and its families. Is aware of all policies and procedures described in the Park District’s Personnel Policy, the Safety Manual and Crisis Management Plan, and the Academy Policy and Procedural Manual. Participates in 25 clock hours of annual training as required by the Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois ExceleRate, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

ADMINISTRATION Ensures the preparation of policy interpretation for the Academy set forth in all handbooks and manuals. Prepares procedural statements and directives. Develops record keeping and data retrieval systems essential to the effective administration and operation of the

ACADEMY'S PROGRAMS Ensures the development of inventory control practices for both expendable and non-expendable materials. Ensures the development and maintenance of quality curriculum and assessment programs. Serves as a liaison between the Park District and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Applies for and maintains State (ExceleRate) and National (NAEYC) Accreditations. Monitors the enrollment status and registration of all Academy programs. Financial Prepares, monitors, and completes accounts receivable, accounts payable and petty cash flow. Prepares, monitors, and updates the annual fiscal budget for the Academy. Prepares, monitors, and completes the USDA Child and Adult Food Care Program application and reimbursement claims. Prepares, monitors, and completes the Illinois Action for Children subsidy reimbursement claims and staff requirements. Prepares, monitors, and oversees any Academy orders for food, materials, equipment, etc. Researches and prepares Grant requests from various state and federal programs related to child care and education. Develops and manages fundraising opportunities for the Academy. Personnel Develops and periodically reviews the administrative structure of the Academy. Ensures the development of a staffing plan that clearly defines position functions. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations covering equal opportunity, minimum wage requirements, pensions, and benefits. Hires and provides orientation for all new employees. Ensures annual compliance with state and national training and credential requirements for all personnel.
Conducts performance planning, observations, and formal evaluations for all personnel. Makes wage adjustments within the guidelines set by the Board of Commissioners and the Park Director. Monitors and revises as needed Academy policies and procedures. Interprets policies set by the Board of Commissioners and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Makes speeches, prepares news releases, writes articles, and develops marketing strategies for Academy programs. Functions as a spokesperson at Academy and/or Park District special event functions. Meets with prospective parents to provide tours and program orientations. Meets with parents to effectively handle concerns, complaints, and inquiries. Maintains good relationships with community services: School District 80, the Eisenhower Public Library, police and fire departments, etc. Reporting Relationships Serves as the liaison between the Department of Children and Family Services, the Academy and the Park District’s Board of Commissioners. Reports directly to the Board of Commissioners via monthly Committee of the Whole reports and on an as needed basis for special projects. Reports to the Park Director on matters concerning the general daily business operations of the Academy, special projects and events, and any problems related to the Academy’s liability. Procures prior authorization to create new Academy staff positions and set fiscal policy as well as to function outside approved budget guidelines. Takes action but must inform Park Director when hiring and/or terminating Academy staff, setting policies, and reorganizing Academy structure. Other Responsibilities Other job related duties as assigned by the Park Director.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to handle pressure from being responsible for the Academy’s daily operations, finances, and personnel. Ability to handle questions, complaints, and concerns from the public and from employees in a professional manner. Ability to work with Park District co-workers on a cooperative basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform responsibilities indoors and outdoors. Ability to perform duties in various lighting, temperature and weather conditions.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS Ability to follow directions given by the Park Director. Good analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and good judgment in completing responsibilities. Mandatory Qualifications Excellent organizational skills and ability to show high level of performance. Knowledge of fiscal procedures and budgetary planning. Knowledge of efficient personnel management techniques. Skill in oral and written communications. Computer fluency and working knowledge of basic accounting software. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to perform duties with sound judgment, persistence, integrity, tack and courtesy. Ability to motivate and supervise staff. Emotional maturity when working with children. Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children, families and staff. Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities. Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy, and involved in learning experiences, play, recreation, and other activities. Skills to help children meet their developmental and emotional needs. Skills in planning, directing, and conducting programs that meets children’s basic needs. Demonstrated professional skills in the areas of curriculum planning, staff development, in-service training, program goal setting, lesson planning and performance appraisal. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, and conferences during non-business hours. Successfully pass a background check as required by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid. Ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses. The use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devises to accomplish the job including the emergency evacuation of the building.

PARK DISTRICT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. •A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. A minimum of two years’ experience as an administrator in Early Childhood Education.

Additional Qualifications as Stated by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses directly related to child care and/or child development from birth to age six from an accredited college or university.

BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts

Interest in the Superintendent of Early Care & Preschool Academy position can be expressed by submitting a Cover Letter and Resume to Monica Slonski, Administrative Services Manager, Please no phone inquires.

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 Norridge Park District


Monica Slonski

 Closing Date

March 20, 2018

 $330/week stipend

12 week internship through the summer months (dates are flexible). Variable hours throughout the week. Must be available on occasional weekends.

Job Requirements:

Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of park district management. Special projects and tasks will be completed in cooperation with all departments. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, with a professional and positive attitude
  • Physical ability for lifting up to 30 lbs
  • Must complete a post-offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search
  • Must complete a post-offer drug test
  • Must have valid Illinois drivers license and pass a drivers abstract

Interested applicants should complete an application at

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 Carol Stream Park District


Melissa Adamson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax (847) 847-3591.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)

Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West

Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go

Description: Complete your internship With the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. Emphasis will be on program management skills in the areas of early-childhood, school-age, summer day camp, theater, special events and trips. We are seeking one individual for this position.

Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program development, contracts, and marketing.
Interns will be required: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.

Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.

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 West Chicago Park District


Mary Lester

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled