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 Salary Range $74,200 - $90,100, Target Hiring Salary $82,150 DOQ

The Lindenhurst Park District is excited to announce an opening for the new position of Director of Finance and Personnel.  After over 30 years of service, our Business Manager is retiring at the end of August.  If you're motivated and results-oriented, we want to hear from you!

JOB SUMMARY             
Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Personnel is responsible for organizing, planning, implementing, supervising and maintaining the finances, employment benefits, human resources, contractual IT services and general office supplies of the Lindenhurst Park District.
JOB DUTIES Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

General Administration
  • Responsible for administering the district’s comprehensive insurance program through PDRMA.
  • Serves as the Treasurer for the District.
  • Serves as the authorized agent to IMRF.
  • Serves as an Open Meeting Act Officer and Freedom of Information Act Officer.
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of information systems (computer hardware, software, and network).
  • Manage and maintain office supplies for the district.
  • Responsible for the operation of all accounting systems and records, including, but not limited to, cash management, revenues, expenditures, purchasing, inventory, capital assets, payroll, and personnel.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of financial reporting systems to ensure the integrity of finances based on sound accounting practices, procedures and controls.
  • Prepare and direct the presentation of financial reports and statements as required by law and consistent with district policies.
  • Assist with capital funding proposals, debt obligation, and annual bond disclosure reporting.
  • Responsible for financial trending and forecasting.
  • Responsible for preparing the annual budget, working with the Executive Director, Department Heads, and presenting to the Executive Director and the Park Board.
  • Coordinate and evaluate purchasing procedures.
  • Act as the liaison to the auditors in preparation and successful completion of the annual audit.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of GASB and best practice accounting standards.
  • Plans and directs all employee benefit programs.
  • Recommends and implements personnel policy changes accordingly.
  • Responsible for and assist with onboarding and training procedures and personnel.
  • Assist Department Heads and Staff with recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of personnel.
  • Administers staff meetings and training programs and assists the districts PDRMA Safety Coordinator.
  • Maintains an organized filing system for finances, insurance, required document storage, and employee benefits.
Public Relations
  • Responds to questions from the public in a timely manner.
  • Assists with questions, concerns, and complaints from the public resolving immediately whenever possible.
  • Directs unresolved citizen concerns to appropriate staff immediately.
  • Works with the Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure that all communications, including but not limited to, legal, bidding, proposals, taxes, elections.
  • Maintain membership in significant professional organizations and participate in workshops, conferences, seminars, webinars, and programs designed to promote professional development.
Safety Responsibilities
  • Actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents.
  • Obey all Park District and Departmental safety rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Lindenhurst Park District that are pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.
  • Promptly resolve and/or report to Department Heads and Safety Coordinator all unsafe actions, practices, or conditions.
  • Comply with all reporting requirements and follow-up investigating procedures to remedy unsafe conditions.
  • Attend and participate in required safety training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
  • The minimum requirement shall be a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized/accredited college or university in Business Administration, Recreation/Park Administration, or related field.  Minimum five years of experience in related field.
  • Knowledge of, but not limited to, governmental fund accounting, budgeting, municipal government operations, data processing, risk management, fiscal resources, human resources, and audit policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Park District Code as well as local, state, and federal statutes and regulations.
  • Possession of analytical, research and oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret and convey financial information to district officials, professional staff, the public, and financial institutions.
  • Ability to provide fiscal planning and advise the Executive Director on formulation of fiscal policy.
  • Ability to organize and direct the work of professional, skilled and clerical employees.
  • Ability to create reports and present to professional staff and elected officials.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to produce accurate work on a timely basis.
  • Ability to perform duties with initiative, sound judgement, persistence, creativity, integrity, tact, and courtesy.
  • A valid Illinois or Wisconsin driver’s license is required.
The Lindenhurst Park District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full time employees. Additionally, the district offers paid holidays, personal days, vacation, and sick time.
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, David Mohr Jr.; interviews for qualified candidates will begin July 8, 2024. No phone calls please.  The target start date is between August 5-12, 2024, to allow for overlap and training with our retiring Business Manager.

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 Lindenhurst Park District


David Mohr Jr.

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $100,000 +/- DOQ

Human Resources and Risk Manager  - Full Time
Who we are?
The Deerfield Park District was formed in 1951 with a mission to provide outstanding parks, services, facilities, and recreation programs that enrich lives, promote healthy living, and provide memorable experiences. The Park District has over 25 parks and facilities including the Deerfield Golf Club, Sachs Recreation Center, Patty Turner Center, Jewett Park Community Center, Mitchell Pool and Deerspring Pool. The Park District employs an average of 300 staff with over 500 seasonally. The district maintains a modern, well-designed environment and is an IAPD/IPRA Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency and a two-time National Gold Medal Finalist in the last two years. For additional information visit us at

What is the opportunity?  
Our Human Resources and Risk Manager is an integral position within the Finance Department of the Deerfield Park District.  If you enjoy working with people, helping solve concerns and proactively finding ways to be more efficient, this role is for you!  The HR and Risk Manager is responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the human resource, risk management, safety, and training functions of the District. 
Overview of Key Responsibilities:   
The Human Resources and Risk Manager has a wide variety of essential duties including but not limited to:

  • Serves as an internal consultant to Department Heads, Superintendents, Managers and Supervisors on employee processes and/or issues. 
  • Provides support and counsel to supervisors and employees regarding job-related issues. As needed, investigates and resolves employee relations items including claims of harassment and discrimination. Recommends and initiates steps for resolution. 
  • Stays current on employment laws at federal, state and park district level, makes recommendations and updates to the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual. 
  • Coordinates and maintains the HRM software systems including: applicant tracking, onboarding, time & attendance, and data management. 
  • Supports the compensation process, updates the District’s compensation and performance evaluation program.
  • Serves as representative and liaison to the agency risk pool (PDRMA) for loss control. This includes site and safety inspections. 
  • Active member of the safety action committee. Works with the safety committee chair in distributing information and training opportunities for staff
  • Reviews, tracks and analyzes employee incident reports. Works to resolve, remediate and retrain where needed.
  • Works with safety committee chair to schedule recommended staff safety training.
  • Attends agency risk pool (PDRMA) and other related safety workshops.
  • Acts as a resource for staff and management regarding risk, safety, personnel policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations
  • Monitors and maintains compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations including DOL, EEOC, ADA, COBRA, FSLA, FMLA, state and federal posting compliance. 
  • Oversees benefits administration: benefits orientation, enrolling new employees, processing qualifying events, open enrollment, resolving claims issues, terminating coverage, COBRA compliance, retiree continuation, and communicating benefit information to prospective, active and former employees. 
  • Manages and coordinates unemployment claims, protests/appeals unwarranted claims. Works with our vendor, Unemployment Consultants, in the administration of the program.
  • Supports recruitment efforts for all staff (exempt, nonexempt and temporary). Creates job postings; works with supervisors to create interview guides, extends job offers; coordinates and collects new hire paperwork; conducts new employee onboarding, orientation and training. 
What qualifications are needed? 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM certification preferred.
  • Several years of related work experience including prior supervisory experience and significant knowledge of employment laws at federal, state and park district level. 
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS systems.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
Scheduling, pay and benefits
Full-Time, Exempt Position. 

Excellent benefit package including Retirement Plan, Paid days off (vacation, sick, floating holidays), 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.

Apply online at   Open until filled.

Jeff Harvey 847-572-2612

A full job description will be provided during the interview process.


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 Deerfield Park District


Jeff Harvey

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled