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ABOUT US The Bartlett Park District is a local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, Illinois and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 43 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for balancing and banking daily deposits for all revenue facilities and recreation programs. This position is responsible for cashier training and performing periodic audits of the cashiers. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for preparing, replenishing, and balancing cash bags and petty cash. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Gain knowledge and understanding of each facility’s financial and recreational software utilized to record revenues. Collect facilities’ deposit envelops and receipts to balance with software. Transport cash deposits to the District’s bank. Record all daily receipts and corrections in appropriate spreadsheets. Perform daily and monthly financial file uploads and journal entries.  Balance event account receivables and deposits to general ledger at the end of each month. Perform year-to-date balancing of various general ledger accounts as directed by Accounting Manager. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma and Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Suite Possess the ability to master software systems and have attention to detail Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

SCHEDULE & PAY This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. Hours include Monday through Friday totaling 37.5 hours per week. Target hiring range is $18.00 to $23.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications.

BENEFITS OFFERED In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package:

Medical, dental, and vision coverage Life Insurance (basic and voluntary) Pension defined contribution plan (IMRF) Short and long-term disability 457 Defined contribution plan Flexible spending account Paid holidays and vacation time Tuition reimbursement Facility discounts & usage benefits

The Bartlett Park District has adopted a mandatory COVID vaccination requirement for all full-time staff, unless granted a religious or medical exemption. 

The Bartlett Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Bartlett Park District


Meagan Rawls

 Closing Date

May 31, 2022

 $70,000-$75,000 DOE

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The Round Lake Area Park District, located in the northwest suburbs of Lake County, Illinois. We have more than 60 parks and provide recreation services to a diverse community.

Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles through recreation programs, facilities and open spaces. Help us reach our mission by applying for our open Superintendent of Recreation position. Your input and decisions will have a meaningful impact on our community.

This is a full-time, IMRF position. Our benefits package include medical, dental, vision and life insurance. In addition to IMRF, we offer a 457 retirement savings plan.

Our Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the overall supervision of all recreation programming. Our programs include athletics, theater, dance, senior citizen programing, and special events. You will also serve as the District's risk management liaison.

Our ideal candidate will:

have a Bachelor's degree recreation, physical education, public administration or similar field.

Three to five years of progressive recreation experience

CPRP certification a plus or the ability to obtain professional certification

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google suite of products.

Your responsibilities include:

-Supervision of all Recreation department staff

-Review the effectiveness of current programming

-Collaborate with the Recreation team to establish department goals.

-Work with PDRMA's Risk Management Consultant on the Loss Control Review and safety projects

-Develop Summer Internship program

-Prepare Recreation Department annual budget

This position offers an excellent opportunity for growth and development in the parks and recreation field. If you are ready to join a team where your input is valued and respected submit your resume and cover letter to

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Jennifer Ruehrdanz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting Salary Range $53,000 - $63,000 annually

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The Plainfield Park District is seeking an Accounting Manager to be part of it's finance team.   

The position comes with an extremely favorable employee benefits package:

100% Employer Paid HMO  BCBS Health Insurance OR Low cost PPO BCBS Single $8.35 per pay period, Family $30.87 per pay period

100% Employer Paid Dental Insurance

100% Employer Paid Life Insurance

100% Employer Paid EAP

Wellness Program- up to $400 yearly participation incentive

Free/Discounted Park District Programs

Participation in the IMRF pension fund. 

Starting Salary Range $53,000 - $63,000 annually


Oversees the day to day accounting and financial work involving accounting and finances of the District.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, organize, and direct accounting and financial processes and procedures.  Provides leadership to accounting staff.

Responsible for the management of employees including hiring, training, performance evaluations, promotion, disciplinary action and termination.

Ensures accuracy of balances, operating transactions, and postings, and reconciles discrepancies.  Monthly and fiscal year end balancing and closing.  

Develops financial policies and procedures, implements, and trains on policies and procedures

Remains current on accounting policies and procedures.

Supports internal departments with accounting and financial needs.

Maintains capital assets of the District.  Files applications on tax exempt park properties and maintains tax exempt property files.

Assists in managing the District’s budget process; leads process for District’s GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.   Assists in annual audit preparation and follow up.  Leads preparation of statistical section of CAFR.

Oversees the accounts payable, payroll, billing and accounts receivable functions of the District.

Cross trains self and team members on all key functions within the department and acts as back up as necessary.

Prepare board reports, financial reports, and administrative reports for the board and/or committee meetings.

Reconciles quarterly and yearly payroll tax returns.

Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Park District’s safety program.

Performs any additional related tasks as required.


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field

5 years practical experience in accounting; governmental accounting experience preferred. 

Two years management experience.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal departments.

Experience with Microsoft office programs; advanced knowledge of Excel.

Ability to follow direction and work independently.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Plainfield Park District is an EEO employer 

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Linda Michels

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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York Center Park District Executive Director

This is a salaried, exempt full-time position that reports to the Board of Commissioners.

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for York Center Park District’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.

Individual must be positive, organized, have an excellent work ethic, and be able to effectively direct and manage a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage individuals, and teams of multiple departments that carry out the mission of the park district

Responsibilities: Carry out the Mission Statement of the Park District The York Center Park District was organized in 1971 with the following goals: • To conduct programs which will enhance the leisure life of residents and their families. • To encourage groups to develop such programs. • To conserve the area's natural environment values. • To acquire, protect, and develop other valuable resources. • To strive to protect the community from environmentally destructive and degrading influences.

Leadership & Management: • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals • Actively engage and energize park district volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, and partnering organizations • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations • Lead, coach, develop, and retain the park district’s supervisory team. Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents • Manage the Loss Control Review process along side the Risk Management Consultant assigned by PDRMA.

Revenue & Communications: • Expand local revenue generating activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Qualifications: The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to York Center Park District’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Administration or a related field is preferred. Five to ten (5-10) years progressive responsibility in park and recreation management with supervisory experience preferred. CPRP Certification from NRPA is preferred. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include: • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships • Strong marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

This is a salaried, exempt position with benefits

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 York Center Park District


Michele McDonough

 Closing Date

June 8, 2022

 $20.00 - $22.00/hour

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Under the direction and supervision of the Human Resources Manager, this position will provide administrative, strategic and project support for the human resource functions of the District including data entry, file maintenance, training, employment law compliance, benefits administration, recruiting, new hire orientation, employee relations and performance management. This is a part time Business Services Department position. The schedule will primarily be Mondays – Fridays, approximately 25 hours per week and include some flexibility.

QUALIFICATIONS • Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required. • Experience – At least two years of Human Resources or similar experience is preferred. • Skills – Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and writing skills. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to quickly learn additional software and systems required for supporting business transactions. Ideal candidate will pay great attention to detail, have excellent follow-through skills, be able to effectively multi-task, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and be a solid team player. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. • Competencies – Demonstrates a basic knowledge of employment laws at the federal, state, and/or park district code level, including: FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, WC, UC, FLSA, ERISA, PPACA, DOL/IDOL, EEOC, COBRA and the like. Knowledge and skills with computers, office equipment and software (Outlook, Word, Excel, other HR Software). Capacity to take initiative, proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound suggestions. Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals by utilizing effective time management and organizational skills. • Certifications – CPR, AED and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire and must be maintained. Training is provided. HR Certification is a plus. The District will support attainment of the HR credential from HRCI or SHRM.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers at all times. 2. Maintains employment requisitions and candidates within the applicant tracking module. 3. Maintains electronic employee documents and files. 4. Coordinates new hire orientations, schedules department trainings for staff. 5. Conduct staff trainings, maintain training records. 6. Coordinates and participates in job fairs and recruiting events; Assists with staff recognition events. 7. Respond to employment verification requests. 8. Respond to questions about HR policies and procedures. 9. Aids in developing strategies for implementing operational efficiencies by reviewing HR workflows, procedures and performance. 10. Serves as a point of contact for employee suggestions and complaints. Directs inquiries to appropriate channels in a timely manner for resolution. 11. Conducts exit interviews of all year-round employees (FT and PT); analyze data and make recommendations for continuous improvement. 12. Prepares and maintains HR reports as assigned. 13. Assists with the coordination, implementation and maintenance of the human resource functions of the Park District personnel management software system. 14. Assists with the District’s annual employee performance evaluation program. 15. Maintains job descriptions at the direction of the Human Resources Manager. 16. Maintains the Park District organizational chart. 17. Assists with the annual employee survey process.
18. Performs other duties as required or assigned and within the scope of the job duties.

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 Gurnee Park District


Majeeda Purnell

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled