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The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is responsible for directing all District accounting and financial operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. As CFO, this position has primary responsibility for budgeting, receiving, accounting, and expending all District monies. The CFO also oversees key District administrative functions, including human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, cash management, business services and volunteer services.


Reports to: Supervises: • President, Board of Commissioners • Accounting & Finance Department • Volunteer Services • Information Technology Department • Human Resources • Business Services


  1. Plans, develops, organizes, directs, implements and evaluates all District fiscal operations including directing the finance, accounting, information systems, human resources functions, business services and Volunteer Services.

  2. Develops and manages the District’s annual budgeting process, including the preparation of appropriate justifications for shifting spending priorities.

  3. Develops and directs the District’s financial planning process (short-and long-term) and makes revenue projections based on recent fiscal and District development trends.

  4. Assumes responsibility for all fiscal reporting, including, Federal, State and County reports, monthly financial reports to the Board and the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

  5. Prepares for and directs the District's participation in the annual audit.

  6. Establishes development and operational priorities and reviews and approves the application of new systems to computer operations and the purchase of new hardware/personal computers.

  7. Oversees the District's tenant billing and collection functions, as well as the collection and recording of all related fees and fines [littering], such as fees for picnic shelter rentals.

  8. Disseminates policies, procedures, rules and regulations regarding the storage, retrieval, microfilming and destruction of District fiscal records.

  9. Directs all cash management and investment instruments and implements new or revised investment policies to insure the security of District accounts and investments.

  10. Supervises investment of monies for bond fund construction and reserve monies (as dictated by bond resolutions, grants and other special source monies).

  11. Prepares financial and related data required in the issuance of District revenue bonds, notes and for tenant Special Purpose Revenue Bonds.

  12. Oversees the purchasing of all District materials, equipment, supplies and services and administers any ongoing contracts.

  13. Acts as a key advisor to the Board of Commissioners on fiscal policy matters; prepares the finance portion of agenda for District Board meetings; and prepares brief summaries of Board fiscal actions for public information release.

  14. Exercises overall responsibility for the development, implementation and ongoing administration of the District's risk management programs including special and general liability insurance coverages.

  15. Manages full and part-time staff including interviewing and hiring, performance management and evaluations, job descriptions, and application of District personnel policies. Additionally, ensures staff members are aware of proper safety procedures and guidelines and applies these in performing daily activities and tasks, and performs other duties as required and assigned.

  16. Advises the Board of Commissioners on all matters concerning the District’s annual Levies.

  17. Maintain a sound personnel practice system.

  18. Prepare and execute the annual budget adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

  19. Conduct public speaking and confront public debate as needed.

  20. Coordinate the District’s risk management strategy as it relates to asset protection.

  21. Other duties as assigned.


• Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles of public financial management, administration, budget preparation, accounting and financial statement preparation. • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices involved in information services, investment, bond financing, risk management and purchasing. • Considerable knowledge of the rules and regulations governing municipal financial accounting/management in Illinois and of the administration and application of the Illinois statutes, the District's Enabling Act, and other special rules and regulations as they apply to the District's financial and accounting matters. • Ability to analyze and interpret complex documents. • Effective management and interpersonal skills. • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing. • Computer skills.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting plus Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) is required; however, if not a CPA then a Master's Degree in Accounting or Master’s Degree in Finance is required. • Technology implementation experience preferred • Eight to ten years of professional accounting experience including three years’ experience in managing or supervising government fiscal operations; or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience


Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear.

• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

• The noise level in this job is usually moderate.

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County


Donna Suca

 Closing Date

October 25, 2019


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"Make it simple, but significant." -- Don Draper, fictional character on Mad Men

Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Graphic Designer who will be responsible for the design, creation and delivery of a variety of print and digital marketing collateral that exhibit an effective and consistent brand message across all communications and marketing outlets. Starting salary for this Exempt position is $47,500 and experience and qualifications will be also be taken into consideration.

As part of your total compensation package, which includes your salary, we offer: Low to no cost employee and family health insurance coverage, Dental insurance at no cost for employee and family, Vision reimbursement, Life insurance, Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent costs, IMRF pension and 457 plan(s), Wellness paid incentive program and free facility memberships. We also value the importance of a work/life balance and offer paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

We are looking for the right person to create well-designed materials to promote the District’s facilities, programs, and events.

For more information and to apply, please go to and click on Employment. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for all non-athletic and non-fitness programming. The Recreation Supervisor is a full-time employee working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Work pace is moderate to active depending on the task required. The position of Recreation Supervisor requires the ability to work in active pace (30 lbs. or more).

QUALIFICATIONS: The Recreation Supervisor should have a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field and at least 1 year of full time experience in a Parks and Recreation related position. The Recreation Supervisor must have experience working with Microsoft computer programs. Experience with Vermont Systems, Inc. (VSI) RecTrac preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Recreation Supervisor is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

1. Directly supervise and manage the Early Learning Program, Summer Camps, Active Adult Programs and Trips, Special Events and as well as general interest programs and events. 2. Evaluate the need for new programs and events as well as retiring outdated programs and events. 3. Manage rentals, including staffing, for Heritage Center and parks. 4. Actively participate in creating and maintaining the Recreation Department budget. 5. Monitor revenue and expenses for programs and events. 6. Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and manage staff. 7. Work to develop a network of volunteers to assist with Park District special events.
8. Purchase all supplies necessary for program and special event operations. 9. Attend and participate in Active Adult’s Club meetings. 10. Plan and organize the Active Adults Trips. 11. Attend weekly staff meetings. 12. Attend Park District Board Meetings as required. 13. Knowledge of Park District policies and procedures.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAITS: 1. Excellent customer service skills, (internal and external customers) 2. Ability to successfully use the secondary electronic devices: copy machine, postage machine, laminator and label maker. 3. Work well with all departments and personalities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Have a basic knowledge of all programs, special events, and memberships; or know how and where to obtain the information. 2. Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

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 Oakbrook Terrace Park District


Cathy Fallon

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.50-$16.00 per hour

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APPLY TODAY at *Please include Cover Letter and Resume

ABOUT US: The Bartlett Park District is an independent local government agency that provides 597 acres of beautiful parks and outstanding recreational opportunities for the residents of Bartlett, IL and surrounding neighbors. Major facilities of this Distinguished Accredited Agency and two-time National Gold Medal Finalist includes 44 parks, a community center, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, banquet facility, ski hill, athletic field complex, nature center, and more.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Parks & Athletic Field Manager, Maintenance Level I Parks & Athletic Fields position’s primary responsibility is to perform a wide variety of maintenance tasks within the District’s parks. This is an at-will position. Additional responsibilities include:  Mow & trim all athletic fields and other turf areas weekly during growing season.  Assist with layout, striping, and maintaining sports fields.  Assist with turf maintenance (aerating, seeding, sodding, and establishing new turf).  Responsible for weed control on athletic fields both infield and turn areas.  Repair damaged recreational items in field such as tennis court nets, basketball courts, soccer goals, playground equipment, and shelters.  Repair and perform preventive maintenance to playground equipment.  Assist with trash removal of all district parks.  Remove snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and throughout Park District as needed.  Perform preventive maintenance on equipment such as checking fuel levels, cleaning and inspections, greasing, etc.  Gain knowledge and understanding of Park District policies and procedures.  Attend District-wide trainings as directed.  Comply with District’s dress code.  Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age and high school graduate or equivalent. Prior experience in parks maintenance or related field preferred. Ability to have flexible hours during prime seasons crucial. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and able to provide own transportation. SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm (40 hours per week). Target hiring range is $14.50 - $16.00 per hour, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage; Dental & Vision Coverage ; Short & Long-Term Disability; Paid Holidays & Vacation Time; Life Insurance (basic & voluntary); 457 Defined Contribution Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF); Flexible Spending Accounts; Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits

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 Bartlett Park District


Alison Reicher

 Closing Date

October 28, 2019

 $60,000 - $75,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners

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The Calumet Memorial Park District seeks Executive Director Contact Name: Casey Wichmann Contact Email: Contact Phone: 217.523.4554 Closing Date: November 15, 2019 Salary: $60,000 - $75,000. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and will be negotiated with the Board of Commissioners Job Title: Executive Director The Board of Commissioners at the Calumet Memorial Park District is seeking to employ an Executive Director with the following qualifications, characteristics and traits:

• A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. • At least five to seven years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred. • Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the referendum process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations. • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to assign personnel and delegate responsibilities with assurance and accountability. • Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning. • Must possess the ability to carry out organizational restructuring, yet stay true to the mission and maintain the strength, identity, and traditions of the organization. • Administrative skills based on positive human relations, interactive communication skills, and high public visibility. • Preferred management style that is collaborative and emphasizes team management. • Experience in facility management from planning stages through day-to-day operations. • Knowledge of the importance of involving communities in collaborative processes for park planning and the belief in the strength of community involvement and participation, including volunteerism. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent time-management and priority-setting skills. • A person of great integrity, honesty, self-confidence and charisma.

Application Procedure The Board of Commissioners of the Calumet Memorial Park District invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The board is interested in the selected Executive Director to begin employment at the district tentatively by January 6, 2020. The Calumet Memorial Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be marked Personal and Confidential. All applicant packets must be received by November 15, 2019 and must contain the information below in order to meet the Board consideration. All documents (other than education credentials) must have a left margin of 1.5 inches. Each numbered item below needs to be on a separate page. Please do not bind or staple.

1) Formal letter of application indicating reasons you desire to be a candidate. 2) Current resume needs to include, but not be limited to, employment history, duties, number of employees supervised and budget amount managed. 3) Complete list of accomplishments/completed projects. 4) Provide at least 3 current (dated) letters of recommendation. These written references ideally should include a balance of former employers, employees and board members. 5) You must also supply 3-6 professional references with complete names, addresses, phone numbers and emails. These references need to be different from those providing letters of recommendation and will be contacted by the Illinois Association of Park Districts upon receipt. 6) Typewritten responses to the following management questions. Please limit your responses to each question to one page. a. Describe your management style. b. State and discuss your philosophy of parks and recreation. c. What issues do you consider to be critically important to the park and recreation field today? d. If given the opportunity, how will you attempt to resolve these issues? e. If you were chosen for the position, what steps would you take as the district’s new leader in your first 120 days? 7) Complete set of up-to-date credentials which include legal proof verifying educational degrees. Transcript or copy of degree is acceptable. 8) Written permission to contact past employers and written permission to have a criminal background check.

Mail Applications to: Screening Committee – Calumet Memorial Park District Illinois Association of Park Districts 211 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186 Email applications to: Questions: Call 217-523-4554 or email

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 Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)


Casey Wichmann

 Closing Date

November 15, 2019