DESCRIPTION: 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 78.5 acres of parkland at 11 locations and offers over 1,500 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration and management of finance and accounting, human resources, as well as the agency’s Information Technology (IT) third-party vendor. This position is a department head which oversees two Full Time staff, who support the finance, accounting, human resources, information technology functions and administrative services.
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, 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. This department head will assist in the coordination of the agency’s Information Technology (IT) resources through internal oversight and partnerships with third-party IT providers regarding network systems, hardware, and software related to financial accounting, timekeeping, program and facility registration, golf operations, telephone system, internet access, interoffice communications, and office applications.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. • Eight years of satisfactory experience with at least four years of supervisory experience in governmental accounting with a thorough understanding of principles and practices of municipal fund accounting.
PREFEERED ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES: • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) • Government Finance Officers Association certification • Proven human resources experience
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 • Paid holidays and vacation time • Facility discounts & usage benefits
The Park District of La Grange is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. First review of applicants will be July 11, 2022, and daily thereafter. Projected start date September 1, 2022. Please visit pdlg.org to review the full job description.
Job Title: Aquatics & Facility Manager. FLSA Classification: Full-time; Exempt Employee Benefit Status: Level 1; Exempt Department: Administration Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities.
Submit cover letter, resume and Park District application (found on website) via mail: Itasca Park District, c/o Sandy Harris, 350 E Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply ASAP, as interviews will occur as obtained. www.itascaparkdistrict.com. A complete job description is available upon request.
Itasca is a 9,200 resident community, west of Chicago. It is governed by a 5 member Board of Commissioners and employs 13 Full -Time and over 250 Part-Time Employees, with a $5.8M budget. The District is a 3X Gold Medal Award Winning Agency and boasts 144 acres of parks, 8 playgrounds, nature center, bird sanctuary, athletic fields, waterpark, museum and 40,000 sqft, Recreation & Fitness Center. Annually, 76,300 participate in programs and events; 300,000 visit parks; and 370,000 visit the Recreation Center.
The District is committed to the future by being innovative, proactive and evolving; while remaining inspired by the communities’ past. This is reflected in district led projects; including, redevelopment of the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary; preservation and restoration of the oldest publicly owned building in the community…. The Itasca Train Depot; and the most recent $4M Itasca Waterpark Redevelopment. The district is a leader among local taxing bodies, businesses and community groups; looked to for creative ways to work together for the benefit of the community. Through over 20 intergovernmental agreements and 50 public-private partnerships/sponsorship, the District has provided the community cost and energy savings, improved quality of life and wellness, and improved access to all.
Position: The District is looking to find someone who is innovative, creative, dynamic, willing to learn at a fast pace and be exposed to a wide variety of areas! You do not need years of experience, nor be an expert in any given area, just a dedication to parks & recreation, and having fun. The position has a focus on Facility Management of the Itasca Recreation & Fitness Center, Itasca Waterpark (summer only), and designated program and special events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to hiring, creating, planning, budgeting and implementing.
Applicant must be 21 years or older. A bachelor degree in Park and Recreation Management or the equivalence in related experience and education is required. The individual should possess friendly and effective interpersonal, written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Individual must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and able to learn other software packages. The individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead recreation and educational programs and staff. The individual will be expected to be/or become a certified First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor, Ellis Instructor, and obtain a Food & Service Sanitation License, AFO or CPO certification, and have a valid Illinois class D driver’s license.
The Aquatics & Facility Manager is a full-time employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. Work hours generally take place Monday through Friday, although some weekend hours and evening hours apply – especially during the Waterpark Season.
The Park Ridge Park District has an exciting and unique opportunity to serve as the Skating Director. We are seeking a motivated and creative individual to manage and grow the ice-skating program of the Park District. Under direction of the Oakton Facility Manager, this position is responsible for managing the skating staff, engaging the participants, planning and directing the annual ice show and increasing participation in the group lesson program. The Skating Director will have day-to-day communication with management staff of the Ice Arena and collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote programming.
Qualifications: Two or three years of occupationally specific training beyond high school. Four to five years of experience in an ice arena facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience managing staff and programs. Membership in U.S. Figure Skating and/or ISI and PSA. Must have the ability to establish positive customer service and an intermediate level of written and verbal communication in the English language in order to communicate with staff and patrons.
Availability: Generally, Monday – Friday daytime hours with weekend work occurring frequently. A combination of daytime and evening hours may be necessary.
Benefits: We offer a generous health plan effective the first day of employment in addition to many other benefits including a pension through IMRF.
Our employees enjoy a multitude of facility benefits valued up to $6,000 such as:
Memberships at our: Fitness Center, Ice Arena and Activity Center (for Active Adults 55+) Indoor and Outdoor Pool Use Driving Range - Buckets of Balls Private Room Rental for Your Special Occasions Classes such as: Fitness, Tae Kwon Do, dog obedience Discounted Preschool and Summer Camps for dependents
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The Landscape Specialist serves as a primary resource for the planting and maintenance of displays in the Conservatory showrooms and landscapes in all parks and/or facilities and reports to the Horticulture Supervisor. This work includes: planting and maintenance of annual and perennial beds, shrubs and trees, and seasonal cleanup operations. This position is part-time, year-round.
In order to effectively perform the functions of this position, the Landscape Specialist shall assume the following responsibilities and associated duties: Facility Management/Programming Implements planting designs and maintenance practices for landscapes in all parks and/or facilities including tiling, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pest management Assists Horticulture Supervisor with maintenance and upkeep of Conservatory showrooms, production greenhouses, and operations areas (i.e., watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, sweeping, etc.) including all exterior landscapes and landscape features (i.e., ponds, irrigation systems, planters, etc.) Assists Buildings & Grounds Department with snow removal at the Conservatory and other Park District parks and/or facilities as needed Ensure that all installation work is performed in accordance with industry and park district standards. Drive District Vehicles
The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer!
The Assistant Customer Services Manager is a leadership position requiring the ability to train and advocate on behalf of Registration Staff. This position assists in assessing, implementing, and managing the Park District registration function with emphasis on managing affiliate billing and events. The right individual for this role provides excellent customer service, creates accurate reports, and works collaboratively with facility and program staff to serve customers. Preferred experience with VSI for registration, cash register and account receivable and ability to learn new systems and products for time and attendance. Competence in Microsoft office and Office 365 is essential.
Qualifications include: High School diploma and Bachelors degree or equivalent experience and strong supervision skills. Candidates must posses a valid Illinois Class D driver's license, successfully complete a criminal background check and attain within 6 months of employment and maintain a valid CPR/AED certification.
Join Palatine Park District and Live the Parks and Rec Life! To Apply: https://il-palatineparks.civicplushrms.com/careers/