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 $35,000 - $45,000 Depending on Qualifications


Qualifications – Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business management, finance or another related field.

Experience – Preferably 3-5 years experience, in a position of financial responsibility.

Knowledge and Personal – Basic knowledge in aspects of public accounting. Proficient with all aspects of Microsoft Office, public accounting software and recreation software. Professional appearance, pleasing personality, and ability to deal effectively with fellow employees and the public.

The Business Manager acts as the Treasurer to the Board and creates and maintains all financial reports and records as directed by the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners.

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Business Manager:

1.1 Reconciles and balances the District’s accounts monthly.

1.2 Prepares all monthly financial reports and assists the Executive Director with all reports pertaining to monthly Board meetings.

1.3 Tracks and processes all revenues and expenditures of the District.

1.4 Assists the Executive Director with all record keeping aspects of the District budget, as well as, all other areas of record keeping.

1.5 Inputs and maintains all official employee records.

1.6 Processes and keeps records of all District payroll including all taxes, retirement, direct deposit, insurance and vehicle use.

1.7 Oversees and the District bank accounts, District-issued credit cards, and processes transfers as needed.

1.8 Is proficient in all aspects of RecDesk. Creates all programs within the RecDesk software and performs all other assigned duties as needed.

1.9 Oversees and processes all credit card payments to the District.

1.10 Processes all refunds and reimbursements of the District.

1.11 Processes all daily cash deposits of the District.

1.12 Processes all payments to independent contractors.

1.13 Processes all incoming tax revenue checks and distributes them accordingly to appropriate funds.

1.14 Issues all start-up cash for District facilities and programs.

1.15 Administers and documents all aspects of the District’s petty cash.

1.16 Coordinates the annual audit of the District, as well as, quarterly reports as required by law.

1.17 Inputs all information pertaining to the annual District budget and rolls over the budget, as well as, starting each new fiscal year.

1.18 Maintains the District’s security deposit box.

1.19 Assists the Administrative Secretary when necessary.

1.20 Assists the Superintendent of Recreation in preparation the Summer Program Guide and in other aspects when necessary.

1.21 Assists the Executive Director in other aspects (not listed) when necessary.

1.22 Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director or the Board.

Salary/Benefits Overview:

1.23    Vacation Schedule:     1-5 Years    -   2 Weeks
                           6-10 Years   -   3 Weeks
                           11+ Years    -   4 Weeks

1.24    Paid Holidays:         10 Paid Holidays

1.25    Personal/Sick Days:    10 Paid Personal/Sick Days

1.26    Retirement/Pension:    Illinois Mutual Retirement Fund

                       - Employee Contribution – 4.5% of gross
                       - Employer Contribution – 11.78% of gross

1.27    Voluntary 457b Plan:       All full-time, salaried employees qualify

1.28    Health Insurance:      Individual, Dependent, and Family options available as well as Group Dental and Vision plans

1.29    Salary:            Starting $35,000 - $45,000 Depending on qualifications

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 Morton Park District


Joel Dickerson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10 - $15/hour

The mission of the Lombard Park District is to Provide People with Quality Recreation Opportunities to Enjoy Life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 340 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association, and was a finalist in 2017. In 2016, the District received accreditation from the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for meeting 151 national standards. These awards provide recognition to the District for providing exceptional services to the community of Lombard.

Description: The Lombard Park District is seeking motivated individuals with a passion for working with kids to join our Before & After School Care Program, Club Rec. Must be available Monday-Friday from 6:45am-8:30am and/or 2:45-6:30pm during the school year. Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. Experience working with children is preferred. Enrollment in a college degree program in education, recreation, or a related field is desired.

Duties and Responsibilities Lead a group of children through daily before or after-school activities including snack, homework time, arts & crafts, outdoor and indoor recreation games. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents, and activity planning.

To Apply: Please visit us at – go to “Home” and then “Job Opportunities” to complete our online job application. Please attach a resume and cover letter.

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 Lombard Park District


Katie Manheim
630 953-6102

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000-$55,000 DOQ

Description: Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor II, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of a variety of summer camps, busing, childhood enrichment art and general interest programs, a variety of District-wide special events, the management of several district affiliate contracts and the development of new programs. Responsibilities include the supervision of part-time staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related professional certification preferred. American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, valid driver’s license (IL) and intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Additionally, a successful candidate will have working experience with considerable knowledge in the areas of youth programming, childhood enrichment, art, and busing, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly (i.e. – software programs).

Responsibilities: The Recreation Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be to: recruit, train, supervise and evaluate adequate staff and volunteers to operate areas of responsibility; assist with the preparation of an annual budget, including fee recommendations and supervising the expenditure of funds once approved by the Board; record and process all bills, request forms, end of season reports and miscellaneous reports; work collaboratively with recreation and facilities staff to develop comprehensive programs; make recommendations for improvements within areas of responsibility; make recommendations for dissemination of news releases, flyers, brochures and other public relations materials; assist with preparation of seasonal brochure and marketing for areas of responsibility; purchase supplies and equipment used in areas of responsibility in compliance with the Park District’s purchasing policy; plan, organize, implement and evaluate special events and programs, including making recommendations for the continual improvement of existing programs and development of new programs with current recreational needs of residents in mind; complete all required paperwork and process staff payroll.

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

Hours: Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Close Date: Open until filled

Apply: To apply for this full-time position, please visit our website at to submit your application, resume and cover letter.

E.O.E: The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Cathy Fiori

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Location: Reports to Greenhouse, 259 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am-3pm; some overtime and weekends may be necessary Salary: $17.50/hour

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field or three years related experience or equivalent combination of both. A minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff. General knowledge of plant identification and proper care as well as proper use of tools required. Ability to obtain (within six months) and maintain a Pesticide Operator’s License. Horticulturist shall be in good physical condition. A valid Illinois State Driver’s License is also required.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Horticultural Supervisor, the Horticulturist is responsible for planting, cultivating, maintaining and harvesting landscape plants such as perennials, annuals, indigenous plants, and shrubs in environmentally controlled structures and throughout Park District facilities and parks by performing various duties. Supervisory skills are required. This position requires participation in the weekend greenhouse care rotation which requires some weekend work. This is an at-will position.

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 Fox Valley Park District


Jadie Aguilar

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $65,000-80,000 DOQ

Lisle Park District is seeking a Superintendent of Recreation to oversee the operations and services provided by the Community Park Fitness Center, Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle Station Museum and Recreation Center. 

Applications must be submitted online at

Major responsibilities include the following.  Other responsibilities may be assigned.

Administers the planning, development and implementation of all recreational programming. Studies and evaluates the recreational needs of the community through the use of surveys, patron evaluations, focus groups and research of recreational trends. Oversees the proper operation of the Community Park Fitness Center, Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle Station Museum and Recreation Center.  Works with administration to evaluate staffing and volunteer requirements.  Develops recruitment strategies.  Hires, trains, manages and evaluates subordinate employees in accordance with Lisle Park District Employee Handbook. Oversees Recreation Programming staff to ensure consistency and efficiency in delivering services and dealing with the public. Promotes relationships with organizations and businesses that promote the goals of the park district and its recreational facilities, programs and special events. Recommends sources of alternative revenues through grants, collaborative relationships with other community groups, and vendors. Prepares, submits and oversees an annual budget plan for all areas of responsibility. Monitors revenue and expenses of facilities in addition to making long-range recommendations for capital expenditures. Conducts staff training in the areas of recreation programming and recreation policy and procedure development.

Requirements: Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word/Excel and Recreation programming software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation with an emphasis in park district management (masters preferred). CPRP preferred. A minimum of five years progressive, park district work related experience required.

Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds occasionally and a negligible amount frequently. 

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 Lisle Park District


Dan Garvy

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled