The Worth Park District serves a community of 10,800 residents located 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The park district provides recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities. The Park District operates highly utilized facilities including 10 year-round parks, a sled hill, ball fields and two community centers. The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, supervision an evaluation of a wide scope of recreation programs, special events and services of the Park District.
Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Minimum three years of responsible administrative or supervisory experience in the field of recreation. Certified Park and Recreation Professional or obtained within 1 year of hire. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Must possess a valid driver’s license with no license revocation or suspensions within the last three years. Employment is contingent upon physical examination, including, but not limited to, a drug screen and passing a criminal background check. Possession of a valid Illinois Class D Drivers License is required. Availability: Generally, 40 hours per week Monday - Friday with weekend and evening work occurring on a frequent basis. A combination of daytime and evening hours is necessary and may work in excess of 40 hours per week to achieve exceptional results. Will be on-call to support personnel and respond to emergencies.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kelly Pezdek, Finance and Human Resources Manager, Worth Park District, 11500 S. Beloit Ave., Worth, IL 60482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATEGORY: Full-Time Plus Benefits
JOB SUMMARY: Under the management of the Executive Director and the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Early Childhood Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the development, operation and evaluation of a variety of recreational programs throughout the year with an emphasis in the early childhood programs. The Early Childhood Recreation Supervisor is a full-time employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week. .
QUALIFICATION: A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and 5 years’ experience working with preschool age children in education or in a recreation setting. Must have good supervisory, organizational and communication skills, with experience and practical knowledge of early childhood and recreational programming. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum planning, in service staff training, program goal setting and evaluating the progress of individual children.
The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!
General Purpose The principle function of the Assistant Director of Finance is to perform complex, high-level technical work, directing and managing finance functions in the areas of audit and financial reporting, budgeting, investments, purchasing, payroll and other financial functions. This individual is responsible for the direct supervision of the Finance Accounting Specialist, Accounts Payable Clerk, Payroll Specialist, Accounting Assistant and Guest Service Staff at the Cole Administration Office. This is an exempt, at will position.
Supervision Received Works under the supervision of the Director of Finance
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Responsible for the direct supervision of payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, compliance accounting and guest services functions • Provide direct oversight and management of the District’s annual budget process, the five-year capital improvement plan and the long-term financial forecast, including preparation of the budget document for submission for the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award. Assist in preparing the Budget and Appropriation ordinances • Assist the Director of Finance with the tax levy, including the tax levy ordinance and preparation of the Truth in Taxation documents • Responsible for preparation and coordination of the annual financial audit with the independent audit firm. Prepare necessary year end accrual workpapers related to accounts payable, accrued payroll, and interest receivable. Work with auditors on annual audit. Prepare interest income schedules and others schedules as related to the position’s scope of responsibilities • Develop accounting procedures, recommend accounting policies and update as needed • Responsible for all phases of cash management to maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in all bank accounts and funds • Compile and provide monthly reporting related to investment performance and allocation, monthly membership revenues and counts, daily facility membership scans, and financial reports by fund • Prepare the monthly financial report for submittal to managers and to the Director of Finance for review and ultimately preparing the reports for the Board of Commissioners • Prepare monthly investment rollforwards (3) as reviewed by the Director of Finance and post the monthly activity to reconcile the General Ledger to the rollforward • Prepare Bank Reconciliations for all accounts (10) and process bank transfers. Maintain accurate balances of cash on deposit in Orchard Valley Golf Course, Orchard Valley Capital Expense, Foundation bank accounts and other accounts as assigned • Process ACH transfers with a dual control system for contracted service providers, bond payments and other payroll related payments • Oversee the maintenance of employee payroll records. Implement changes in payroll program due to new policies and/or benefits • Responsible for the oversight of the month end closing of the various computer accounting systems, i.e. RecTrac and Munis. Prepare month-end adjusting entries and G/L closing • Responsible for all year-end tax related documents (ie- W-2’s, 1095’s, 1099’s) • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned full-time and part-time employees • Monitor staff performance, take appropriate disciplinary action when needed, and complete staff evaluations for regular employees annually • Review all state and federal tax reports, unemployment insurance and IMRF • Keep current with labor, IMRF and tax regulations and how they must be implemented with our bookkeeping system • Interpret, implement, and enforce all Park District policies and procedures • Maintain excellent inter-departmental communication within the District through verbal and written means • Assist Department Heads and Managers in establishing and maintaining G/L accounts on computer accounting system. Coordinate revenue account numbers with payroll and expense line items for Recreation Programs • Prepare and enter monthly GL entries to clear all negative cash balances
Peripheral Duties Attend District-sponsored events or meetings, as required Attend seminars, workshops and training sessions related to position
Education and Experience The Assistant Director of Finance will possess six to eight (6-8) years of experience in governmental accounting with previous management experience. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field is required. MBA or CPA is preferred
Experience with cash management, accounts payable, auditing practices, budgeting, purchasing, payroll processing, taxes, investments, and an extensive knowledge of accounting is required. Must have the ability to understand and be proficient with financial applications. Analytical skills, both financial and operational, are required
Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation
Performance Aptitudes Data Utilization – Requires the ability to perform high level data analysis including the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or reference data and/or guidelines and/or group, rank, investigate and diagnose. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established standards to recognize interactive effects and relationships.
Human Interaction – Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others, such as co-workers, staff, and the public, on how to apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations. Verbal Aptitude – Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information such as policies, procedures, reports, records, correspondence, forms, requisitions, purchase orders, notifications, permits, invoices, and general operating manuals. Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization – Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustment on equipment, machinery and tools such as a computer and other office machines, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Mathematical Aptitude – Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to calculate percentages and decimals. Functional Reasoning – Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective. Situational Reasoning – Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. Equipment Used Multi-line phones; personal computer including the Office 365 Suite, Munis Financial Software, RecTrac, Kronos Timekeeping, other various software; printers, and copy machine.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Pay Range $85,000 +/- Depending on Qualifications Selection Guidelines Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check, job related tests may be required. Fox Valley Park District
Location Cole Administration Center 101 W. Illinois Avenue Aurora, IL 60506
How to Apply Complete an online employment application at www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Business Services is responsible for providing financial and administrative guidance and support to part and full-time staff and Board to ensure achievement of the strategic initiatives while maintaining financial sustainability and positive culture for employees.
The Superintendent of Business Services is responsible for the overall financial and business operations of the Park District. The Superintendent of Business Services will prepare monthly reports and attend Board meetings and other meetings as needed as well as manage multiple projects such as employee market analysis, capital planning, tax levy preparation, debt and finalizing a financial sustainability plan. The Superintendent of Business Services will work closely with the Executive Director in providing guidance to the Human Resources, Guest Service and Information Technology departments and other administrative functions as needed. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve and present current and future financial status professionally and concisely.
Qualifications include graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and a minimum of five (5) years full-time related experience and a minimum of three (3) years administrative experience. Preferred candidate has CPA designation and at least five years related experience in the management of fiscal operations in field of parks and recreation, municipal government, school districts, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training.
The Hiring range is $75,000 to $85,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Position includes an excellent benefit package.
This is a Full-time, salaried position that requires some nights. Must be able to attend day/night board meetings, leadership meetings, trainings and conferences.
To apply, please go to our website: http://www.lakebluffparks.org/employment.html
To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Location: Oakhurst Maintenance Hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm, the scheduled hour/days, which will be nontraditional Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday to Saturday Salary: $16.85 +/hour DOQ
Qualifications: High School graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Previous grounds maintenance experience is required with the ability to operate various lawn equipment, trucks and tractors. Previous supervisory or crew leader experience preferred with effective communication skills and good decision making in stressful situations. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator license required, or ability to obtain within six months of hire date. A valid Illinois driver’s license is required. A CDL is preferred. Must be in good physical condition to perform manual labor in various weather conditions including high heat, humidity and cold. Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, with possible overtime during prime season is essential.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Park Grounds Operations Supervisor, the FT Grounds Maintenance Worker must be sufficiently skilled to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks with minimal supervision related to the long-term care and maintenance of District parks and grounds. Responsible for general landscape maintenance work which includes mowing and trimming of grass, shrubs, trees, etc. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls. Assist in supervision of seasonal staff while helping to ensure schedules are met and projects are completed in both an efficient and timely manner. Additional duties include but not limited to; spraying herbicides, performing construction or repairs to park elements and preventative maintenance of equipment. Removal of all garbage, paper, refuse material, etc. from trails, parks and playing fields. Removal of snow from parking lots, sidewalks, etc. and spreading salt on public passageways to prevent ice buildup. Perform other duties as assigned. Will assist other divisions and departments as needed. This is an at-will position.