TO APPLY: If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit www.vniles.com/jobs and email your application and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 5, 2020. The interview process will begin on on Friday, June 12th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evangeline Alpogianis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-588-8013.
The Community Welcome to the Village of Niles, where we take pride in our local community, our businesses, our schools, and our residents. Located approximately fifteen miles from downtown Chicago and eight miles from O’Hare Airport, Niles is a hub of business and cultural activity. Niles makes up about six square miles of land and is home to approximately 30,000 residents. The community is a melting pot of culture that includes residents of Polish, Irish, Italian, German, Greek, Asian and mixed heritage. Convenient transportation options like the Niles Free Bus provide residents with easy and affordable travel around Niles and the region. Surrounding communities include Chicago, Morton Grove, Skokie, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, and Glenview. Niles’ Village Government has remained consistent in preserving high quality of life by providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses. The Village of Niles is reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.
Village Organization Niles is a full-service, charter village with an adopted FY 2020 budget of $100.7 million, and 238 full-time and approximately 290 part-time authorized positions in the departments of Administration, Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, Community Development and I.T. The Village of Niles has additional departments that many municipalities do not, including a Senior Center, Family Fitness Center, Family Services, and a Teen Center. Niles has a Board of Trustees composed of a President plus six Trustees who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for four-year, overlapping terms.
Finance Department The Finance Department consists of eleven full-time employees, including six employees represented by AFSCME and five non-union employees. The Department provides all accounting services, performs investment and cash management activities, coordinates capital financing, purchasing, budget preparation and control, as well as audit preparation and compliance.
Finance Director This position is responsible for coordinating the fiscal activities and systems for the Village of Niles, which includes administrative control and direction over budget and financial forecasting, accounting and financial reporting, auditing, treasury management, investments, purchasing, utility billing, debt administration, Police and Firefighter Pension Fund administration, liability insurance, revenue collection and vendor disbursements. The Office of the Finance Director shall be filled by an appointment, made by the Village President, with the recommendation of the Village Manager and with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, of a person competent to carry out the duties of the office.
Essential Job Functions • Plans, directs, organizes, communicates and controls Finance Department operations, including direction of the finance staff in department functions such as the maintenance of accounts payable and receivables, processing payroll, Village’s water billing and the collection and recording of all Village fees and fines; • Participates in inter-department meetings to provide input, advice, technical assistance regarding accounting, funding and budgeting issues as they relate to the development of programs and projects; • Plans, develops and coordinates the preparation of the Village annual budget including advising other department directors in formulating budgets, reviewing status of budgets and preparing required reports: • Responsible for the completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) Program. The CAFR process includes a significant amount of account analysis at year-end including preparation and review of closing entries, audit schedules and final audit report; • Responsible for preparation and filing of all Federal, State and County fiscal reports and for preparing and submitting monthly financial reports to the Village Board; • Responsible for investment of all Village funds; management of the Village’s outstanding debt, coordination of the sales of new debt and direction of the Village’s role in the annual audit; • Advises Village Manager, staff, the President and the Village Board of fiscal policies, interpretations, procedures and challenges; develops new and innovative ways of managing departmental financial operations; • Assists the Village’s insurance brokers by collecting and organizing the necessary data and reports for the annual renewal of medical, life, workers compensation and liability insurance to obtain the best plans, options and rates; Optimizes department functions and procedures by investigating various relevant software programs to improve department efficiencies; • Completes special projects as assigned or as identified; • Maintains a working knowledge of the laws and ordinances that relate to areas of responsibility. These include all revenue related village ordinances and all Federal and State laws related to municipal fiscal issues; • As treasurer of the Police & Firefighter pension funds, maintain fiduciary oversight including approval of investment transactions and analysis of fund performance; • Prepares requested reports for union contract negotiations; • Responsible for managing TIF budgets and Joint Review Board planning; • Mediate issues that arise with residents or commercial customers.
Ideal Candidate The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, and able to take on new challenges in a high-pace environment. This position will need to lead a transitioning department and provide excellent leadership and direction. This position has the authority and responsibility to coordinate fiscal activities and systems for the Village of Niles; including administrative control and direction over budget and financial forecasting, accounting and financial reporting, auditing, treasury management, investments, purchasing, utility billing, debt administration, Police and Firefighter Pension Fund administration, liability insurance, revenue collection and vendor disbursements.
This is a very challenging position that requires a high degree of interpersonal skills in addition to outstanding organization and administrative abilities. The ideal candidate will need to possess a strong ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as well as speaking comfortably in front of large audiences. Further, this role requires a keen ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Village officials, other staff, the public, demonstrate responsibility, initiative, dependability, adaptability, creativity, and flexibility with a commitment to quality, customer service and trustworthiness.
Education and Experience • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required; • A CPA or advanced degree is preferred; • Experience in the public sector is required; • A minimum of 5 years in a similar management position is required; • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and a safe driving record.
Compensation Current salary range is $128,846–$180,384. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a competitive benefit program. Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance, IMRF Pension, vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay. Additional benefits include complimentary fitness center membership and tuition reimbursement, among others.
View additional information on Village of Niles employee benefits at www.vniles.com/benefits.
The Village of Niles is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Sycamore Park District has experienced exponential growth over the last two years which has brought residents a community center, dog park, splashpad, and sled hill. With a soccer complex nearing completion and one trail connection finished with the $2,000,000 bid just awarded for the second of three, total trail segments to be constructed, the district is on a fast track to becoming a DeKalb County leader in parks and recreation. Additionally, the golf course is just about to complete an overall replacement of its irrigation system, and we just received and OSLAD Grant to add six more ball diamonds in our district! It’s an exciting time for Sycamore! It is also an exciting time for a process-driven leader with strategic planning skills to move the district into a new era of recreational opportunities and services. If you are looking for a chance to serve a great community and be a visionary for the park district this is a great opportunity for you!
The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners seeks an Executive Director whose financial skills can help these new facilities reach their full potential and whose communication and leadership skills guide a growing staff to be the best it can be. Four hardworking (yet fun) superintendents are experts in their areas who love being a part of the positive impact the park district has on Sycamore. Supportive residents are proud of the district’s recent growth and appreciate the open lines of communication and quality customer service throughout the agency. Just like Sycamore itself, the new park district director must be friendly, approachable, and ready to be actively engaged with the community. Sycamore’s strength is teamwork with individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and units of local government working together so that all can thrive. But, don’t let Sycamore’s small-town charm fool you - there are great things happening and lots to do! In addition to a responsive park district, a vibrant business community, a great school district, an engaged library, nearby Northern Illinois University, and the DeKalb County History Center all come together to truly make Sycamore a place where “Life offers more!”
8+ years in parks and recreation of a related field. Considering Strong Superintendent Level Candidates. Bachelor’s Degree required in Parks & Recreation or Closely Related Field; MBA or Master’s in Public Administration a plus!
Please direct questions to Jackie Hienbuecher, at 815-895-3365. Deadline to submit applications: 5pm on Friday, June 12, 2020
To learn more and apply, submit your cover letter and resume at SycamoreParkDistrict.com/jobs.
Program Manager – Children’s Music Education and Arts Camps
OTS is seeking a creative and entrepreneurial Program Manager for Children’s Music and Arts Camps.
The Program Manager – Children’s Music Education and Arts Camps, oversees the quality and implementation of the comprehensive curricula in the categories of drumming, fiddle, ensembles, guitar, piano, ukulele, visual art and voice for children, and the coordination of summer camp programs at all Old Town School campuses and in satellite locations where required.
This includes establishing and achieving goals for new student enrollment and student retention, establishing and monitoring curriculum, ensuring quality faculty and staff, coaching and managing faculty and staff to success, and monitoring student satisfaction.
Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education required, along with two or more years’ experience teaching music to children. Two or more years of program management experience required. Experience with camp programming preferred. Experience multiple teaching groups preferred. Proficiency on one or more of the instruments supervised required.
Must be able to lead successfully in a highly collaborative environment.
Must be an effective communicator in verbal, electronic, and written forms, and have experience working with diverse groups.
Must be computer capable including Mac skills and Google Suite.
Summary of Duties:
Works with Marketing team, faculty and students to ensure programs meet enrollment objectives (attracting new students and retaining existing students).
Establishes and monitors curriculum goals and objectives (classes, summer camp, and special events for children and families) for assigned program areas.
Works with faculty to build a robust class catalog that aligns with student interests and needs, offers an appropriate number of classes in core and specialty subjects, and minimizes class cancellations due to low enrollment.
Works with faculty to develop classes and activities that maximize student learning and provide a consistently positive Old Town School community experience.
Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises faculty and staff for assigned program areas including development of new class and workshop initiatives. Plans and facilitates faculty and staff training and meetings for assigned program areas. Enters teacher and accompanist substitutions and special events into payroll log.
Evaluates faculty and staff performance on an ongoing basis. Develops faculty and staff professionally, and acts as a liaison between faculty and OTSFM leadership.
Partners with colleagues on events, faculty/staff issues and promotions.
Manages customer service requests, comments, and complaints from parents of students and campers. Counsels student families on classes and appropriate levels of study.
Maintenance of assigned programs in the FileMaker system to include: · Scheduling rooms for classes, workshops, recitals, and showcases. · Managing computer program entries for scheduling, describing, canceling, and changing offerings.
Schedules, coordinates, and emcees program performances including room reservations, lighting and sound technician, and volunteers.
Coordinates the facility and set-up needs for assigned program areas.
Monitors maintenance and equipping of classrooms. Assesses equipment, books, music, props, and materials and researches necessary purchases.
Makes recommendations for supporting materials to the school store and Resource Center.
Other duties as assigned.
Director of Parks and Recreation
$75,249 - $86,500 D.O.Q (exempt position)
The Town of Munster Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Director of Parks and Recreation to administer the day to day operation of the Parks and Recreation Department in accordance with the general policies established in accordance with the Park Board and Town Council.
Located right on the Illinois border, along or near several interstates, and less than 30 miles from Chicago, Munster is an easily accessible town that prides itself on its state-of-the-art parks and recreational opportunities. This bedroom community of approximately 23,000 is a great place to live, work and recreate.
Essential Functions and Duties: • Manages the total operation of the Parks and Recreation Department according to approved policies and directives. • Organizes and supervises an efficient administrative structure • Implements Board and Town directives and policies in a timely and efficient manner. • Oversees Superintendent of Recreation and Recreation Department; Coordinates recreation staff in developing and implementing comprehensive leisure services programs for the Town; Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans. • Oversees Superintendent of Parks Maintenance; Oversees and manages the entire Park Maintenance system; gathers data for long-range goals, oversees maintenance of park property and grounds, athletic fields, playgrounds and facilities such as the Centennial Park Clubhouse, Community Park Social Center and Munster Community Pool. Oversees contracted management company at Centennial Park; manages golf, banquet and concession operations and provides additional special events. • Maintains familiarity with master plans, financial reports and accepted practices relating to parks and recreation. • Research, recommend and apply for grants and other funding opportunities; acquire the appropriate personal and departmental credentials to ensure that the department is grant and funding eligible. • Promote department through involvement in schools, community groups, the business community, the public and other Town Departments. • Responds to public inquiries about department business; answers questions, provides information, resolves complaints. • Attends all Park Board meetings and advises them on issues presented to them for consideration. Recruits personnel; provides training and instruction; plans, coordinates, assigns and reviews work; allocates personnel; maintains standards and evaluates performance. Determines work procedures and prepares work schedules. Resolves grievances. • Prepares a variety of reports, studies and correspondence; gathers and prepares data for studies and recommendations. • Coordinates department activities with other departments. • Prepares annual budget requests; performs cost control activities and monitors revenues and expenses. Ensures compliance with budget guidelines. • Performs other related functions as assigned or required.
Experience: Bachelors in Park and Recreation Administration, Leisure Services or Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university required; Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) or MBA preferred; eight or more years of demonstrated experience in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field in a managerial or department head role.
Classification: Full-time, exempt/non-overtime eligible. Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision, pension.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Town Manager Dustin Anderson at: email@example.com
Questions may be submitted by email at the same, or directed to 219 836 6905.
Closing Date: Friday, June 12, 2020.
The Town of Munster is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employee.
At Deerfield Park District, we provide outstanding parks, services, facilities and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living and inspire memorable experiences. We are looking for hard working, caring people that support our mission.
The Facility Maintenance Tradesman is responsible for performing maintenance, inspections and repair of all Park District buildings and facility electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. Primary duties and responsibilities include: preventative maintenance and repair of all mechanical and HVAC systems and related components; inspections and maintenance of all athletic field and parking lot lighting, electrical and irrigation systems; maintenance and inspections of swimming pools including monitoring water chemistry and maintaining pumps, motors, boilers, plumbing and electrical systems. Other duties include general building maintenance such as carpentry, painting, drywall, roofing, cleaning and snow removal. The full list of essential functions and marginal functions will be reviewed prior to hire.
Qualifications: Minimum High School Graduate or equivalent. 3-5 years of experience in building and facility maintenance including working knowledge of HVAC, electric, plumbing and mechanical trades is required. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years of age. Experience in operation of trucks, trailers, tractors, utility vehicles power tools and other equipment is required. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers and public. Ability and initiative to obtain additional training and certification as required. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Certified Pool Operators License is required within first year of employment.
Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position. Hours are M – F, 7:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Weekend and evening work as required.
Rate of Pay: $23.54/hr. - $27.13/hr. depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefit package.
Excellent benefit package including: Retirement Plan/Paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members. And much more.
Open until filled.
Apply online at http://deerfieldparks.org/jobs
Contact Information Jay Zahn, Director of Parks Deerfield Park District 836 Jewett Park Drive (847) 572-2670 firstname.lastname@example.org