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 $95,000 to $115,000 DOQ

The Park District of La Grange is excited to announce an outstanding professional opportunity for the Director of Finance & Human Resources within our organization. 
The Park District of La Grange serves a three-square mile area almost contiguous with
the boundaries of the beautiful west suburban Village of La Grange. The park district
maintains 66.7 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1500 recreation
programs annually for its more than 15,000 residents. The agency’s operating budget is approximately $6 million, with 18 full-time and approximately 80 part-time and seasonal employees.
We are seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to join our team. The position comes with excellent benefits, such as health, vision, dental insurance, IMRF pension and facility discounts and usage benefits. We provide outstanding continuing education opportunities and a flexible working schedule. The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, human resources, as well as providing support to the agency’s Information Technology (IT) third-party vendor. This position is a department head which oversees one Full Time staff, who support the finance, accounting and human resources. 

Essential duties include to plan, organize, and control all general accounting and finance operations (including but not limited to general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, program registration, investments, capital assets, bank reconciliations and payroll tax reporting). Generate and analyze monthly financial statements. Prepare and manage annual budget including monthly monitoring and reporting in accordance with appropriation levels. Prepare, publish, and file annual Levy, Truth in Taxation, and Budget and Appropriation ordinances as well as all financial and business operations reports as required by law. Serve as the key liaison to external auditors and prepare work sheets and assist auditor in annual District and special audits. Periodically review the agency’s investment portfolio and recommend investment opportunities in accordance with District’s investment policies. Serve as the District’s “Disclosure Officer” responsible for enforcing the agency’s debt issuance disclosures policy and procedures. Maintain accurate employment and personnel records including the IMRF pension records. Oversee the insurance program and annual open enrollment. Provide guidance in matters related to disability and leave. Prepare monthly board reports and other documentation as required. Help improve district operations by developing new procedures.  

5-7 Years of accounting or related field experience
3-5 Years of supervisory experience
Experience with Incode, and RecTrac is desirable.

Bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
CPA, CPFO or Master’s degree preferred. 

The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer. 
To apply email cover letter and resume to Visit to view the full job description.


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 Park District of La Grange


Jenny Bechtold

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $90,000-$105,000 DOQ

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District:
Assistant Finance Director 
“Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!
ABOUT US: The Glenview Park District is an independent local government agency that provides beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Glenview, IL and beyond. Major facilities include a 170,000 sq. ft. community center, three aquatic centers, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and restaurant, a 9-hole golf course with platform tennis, a tennis club, an ice center, a 1920s dairy farm, an 1850s nature/history center, and newly renovated administrative offices. The District has over 100 full time employees, 300 year-around part time employees and another 500 summer / temporary employees. 
JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Finance Director reports to the Finance Director and assists with the overall management and operations of the Finance Department.  Acts as the manager on duty in the absence of the Finance Director.  Serves as backup for the Senior Accountant and Accounts Payable positions. Conducts internal audits of financial activity and practices.  Assists in the development, analysis and monitoring of the budget. Assists with the coordination and data collections for the annual audit. Performs financial analysis and prepares ad-hoc reports.  Assists in developing financial strategies to meet the goals of the District.  
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field required. CPA highly desired. Will consider significant and material experience in lieu of formal education. At least 5 years relevant experience required, prior experience in managerial or governmental accounting strongly preferred. The best candidates will have significant knowledge of accounting practices, financial systems, internal controls and auditing, standard business practices, advanced skills in Excel and report writing, strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex financial information to a general audience.
SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm, plus additional evening and weekend work as required. Target hiring range is $90,000 to $105,000 depending on qualifications. Some flexibility with remote work/hybrid (up to two days) and work hours.
BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including
·         Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
·         Prescription Coverage
·         Dental Coverage
·         Vision Coverage
·         Life Insurance (basic & voluntary)
·         Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
·         Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
·         457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
·         ROTH IRA & Flexible Spending Accounts
·         Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time
·         Tuition Reimbursement
·         Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits
Visit us at  – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District


Sarah Bagley

 Closing Date

November 30, 2023

 $52,900-$58,000 DOQ

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Glenview Park District: 
Administrative Assistant (Full Time)
                           “Recreate” a better life with a career in the field of Parks & Recreation!
This position is responsible for all administrative services for the Division Directors and staff of Special Revenue Facilities and Recreation and Museum Services. The Administrative Assistant provides exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers via in person, phone and email. This position communicates effectively and takes an active role in supporting and responding to in-person community inquiries and administrative building visitors. This position plays a key role in preparation of Board Committee meetings including agendas, packets, postings, room set-up and minutes. The Administrative Assistant provides support for special projects, initiatives, and select special events within each division and participates in district-wide initiatives such as agency accreditation and strategic initiatives. 
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a High School Diploma and some college is highly desirable. At least 3 years of relevant work experience and prior experience supporting senior management desired. Excellent communication & organizational skills and strong technical ability (MS Outlook and MS Office) are required. Advanced knowledge and skills with computers and software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is a must. Ability to accurately type along with ability to transcribe recorded dictation preferred.  
This is a full time, year-round position. Typical position hours are Monday through Friday are 8:30am to 5:00pm and may include occasional nights based on meetings, program and facility needs. Target hiring range is $52,900-$58,000 DOQ (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Emergency Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Membership Dues Reimbursement
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

Visit us at – click on “Jobs” at the top of the page.
Application Deadline: November 27, 2023
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Glenview Park District


Melissa Marsh

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $54,050 - $78,281

The Big Picture

The Champaign County Forest Preserves offer a unique opportunity to support the finance department responsible for the fiscal sustainability of over 4,000 acres of beautiful natural and recreational areas throughout Champaign County. We are in search of someone with the distinct capability to not only proficiently manage financial affairs but also to embody a commitment to the preservation and enhancement of our rich natural and cultural resources.  As part of the dynamic team at the Forest Preserves, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader mission of conservation, education and compatible recreation. 

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Business and Finance (AFD) works closely with the Business and Finance Director (BFD) to conduct or oversee all Forest Preserve financial operations, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, reporting and record keeping, and all information technology (IT) functions.

Supervisory Relationships

Reports to the Business and Finance Director.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions
  • Supervises purchasing activities below the Executive Director purchasing limit, including identifying legal and appropriate purchasing methods, contracts development and management, and enforcement of purchasing policies.
  • Oversees purchasing card program, including establishing and maintaining employee purchasing limits, and handling credit card issues.
  • Prepares monthly and annual treasurer’s and disbursement reports for Board of Commissioners approval and ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Prepares standard monthly general journals for supervisor review, posting these when approved. Researches transactions for documentation of non-standard adjustments.
  • Approves routine purchasing, cash receipt, and general journals for posting by purchasing and payroll assistant. 
  • Ensures that purchasing activities are properly recorded and accounted according to applicable policy and generally accepted accounting practices.
  • Prepares accurate and timely monthly reconciliations for financial institution statements. Investigates and reports discrepancies between financials and bank statements. 
  • Ensures timely and accurate recording of deposits and billing for accounts receivable.
  • Coordinates fixed asset inventories and recordkeeping with Planning Director. Processes all project/equipment transactions to ensure accurate fixed asset capitalization. Provides fixed asset reporting for annual audit.
  • Reports problems with financial transaction processing promptly to vendors for resolution.
  • Serves as member of internal committees as needed.
  • Provide a high quality of internal and external customer service. Works to resolve vendor payment issues and to ensure timely delivery of goods and services for operations and projects.
  • Assists with bank transfers, the preparation of financial estimates and projections, ensuring adequate and timely cash flow.
  • Supports and serves as backup for the Business and Finance Director and others in their absence, including processing payroll, purchasing transactions, and check runs.

 Secondary Functions

  • Provides accounting support to the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation, drafting monthly and annual financial reports as needed to meet federal and state reporting requirements.
  • Identifies ways to improve processing efficiency in all accounting processes.
  • Assists with development, training, and implementation of finance and business policies/procedures.
  • Continues professional development to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices in the field. 
  • Assists with setting department goals in alignment with the Forest Preserve’s Strategic Plan.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of Commissioners and other events as needed.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports and implementation of special projects as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration with a major in accounting, or a closely related field of study desired.
  • Must be experienced with computerized financial operations.
  • Experience with local governmental accounting and budget operations desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state procurement and finance statutes/regulations for local governments.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles to Forest Preserve financial operations and transactions.
  • Ability to use financial applications, including querying and using financial data.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships throughout the Forest Preserves.
  • Ability to represent the Forest Preserves in a professional manner and to establish and maintain good public relations with all staff, Board, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills; ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems and making decisions; ability to respond professionally to challenging or stressful situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely in a professional manner.
  • Working knowledge of (or ability to gain) Forest Preserves ordinances, personnel and operational policies.
  • Valid driver’s license is required within six months of date of hire.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work is performed indoors in a standard office setting with occasional interruptions. This position is required to regularly use a computer, telephone, and other standard office equipment. The employee must be able to speak and hear to regularly communicate with various internal and external constituents. The visual acuity to prepare and analyze detailed reports as well as enter/review information to ensure accuracy is required.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time. However, the employee may need to occasionally move to access file cabinets, office machines, etc. The employee may regularly handle, grasp, or feel objects; reach, push, or pull to reposition items; and may occasionally lift and transport up to 10 pounds.

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described above are representative of those an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please Note: Studies have shown that people from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, women and other excluded or historically excluded people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe that they meet every one of the qualifications as stated in the job description. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role. 
EOE Statement
The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or any other non-merit factor.

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 Champaign County Forest Preserve District


Kathryn Glynn

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 - $48,000/year

Salary & Benefits:
- $45,000 - $48,000/year
- Full benefits package including health insurance, IMRF Pension, paid time off (10 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 13 holidays), program discounts, and complimentary Fitness Center, Dog Park, and Coral Cove Water Park memberships for you and your immediate family.

- 40 hours a week; weekday evening and weekend hours.
- Tuesday - Friday hours are between 12:00pm - 8:30pm.
- Saturday hours are between 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Position Summary:
This highly independent and responsible position oversees the day-to-day operations of the district's Registration & Membership Services. The Registration & Membership Services Supervisor will assist the manager in customer service operations, customer database management, cash handling, controls, and directly supervise part-time registration staff. The supervisor will take the initiative in the manger's absence.

Essential Job Functions:
- Ensure accurate and secure processing of all revenues, customer registrations, and accurate entry of information into the registration database.
- Oversee training, scheduling, evaluation, and supervising of part-time registration staff.
- Provide outstanding customer service experience and promote positive public opinion with great service, accurate and timely information, and professional and courteous communication.
- Assist with the development and monitoring of annual department budget.
- Work cooperatively with other departments to improve service, operations, and communications.
- Implement changes to procedures, and make recommendations to reduce costs, maximize efficiency, and improve service.

- High School degree; College degree in a related field, or equivalent professional experience. 
- Minimum of 5 years applicable experience.
- Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills. 
- Able to interact and collaborate with all levels of employees and customers.
- Exceptional customer service and communication skills. 
- Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and problem-solve with minimal direction. 
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of ActiveNet registration system is a plus. 
- A valid Illinois driver's license is necessary. 
- Must successfully pass a post-offer drug test and driver's abstract.
- Must successfully pass a background check.

Please visit the "Job Opportunities" section of our website at to complete an online application and upload your resume.

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 Carol Stream Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled