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

Description:
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.
Budget/Finance
  • 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.
Personnel
  • 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.
Professional
  • 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.
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS    
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.
Requirements
  • 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.
Benefits:
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. dmohr@lindenhurstparks.org; 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

 Contact

David Mohr Jr.
847-356-6011
dmohr@lindenhurstparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 52,500-62,500

                                       JOB DESCRIPTION

FLSA:
Exempt
 
Benefits:
Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package: vacation, personal and sick days; ten paid Holidays annually, pension plan, NRPA and IPRA Memberships; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency fitness center membership and program benefits.
 
Directly Reports to:
Superintendent of Recreation
 
Responsible for Directly Supervising:
All part-time staff and volunteers associated with designated areas of supervision and all Inclusion staff.
 
Job Purpose:
The Recreation Manager is responsible for providing year-round special events (all ages), day trips (teen-adult) and general recreational programs and services (teen-adult) for individuals with disabilities. This position will have direct management of Inclusion through recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating part-time staff and assessing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the placement of individuals with disabilities in Warren Special Recreation Association’s member entity programs and events.
 
Position Qualifications:
1.Graduate from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation & Administration, Education, Social Work or a related field. 
2. 1-2 years of full-time professional experience in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred.
3. Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. 
5.  Must have or willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification within six months of employment.
6.   Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
7.  Must be able to work independently, solve problems and consistently convey a positive attitude toward others.
8.  Ability to be flexible, some evening and weekend hours will be required.
9. Must demonstrate dependability, promptness, punctuality, maturity, and professionalism.
10. Create, assist, and present training materials to WSRA staff, member agencies and community groups.
11.  Serve as the liaison to part-time staff and member districts with inclusion needs and be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, such as emergencies and deadlines.
12.. Must be willing to be available and on call when programs/events are in session.
13.  Experience in program planning, implementing, adapting, and evaluating.
14.. Valid Driver’s License is required (driving WSRA buses/vehicles will be required with  this position)
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee all operations of the Agency Inclusion Program, including but not limited to:
·        Completing inclusion observations, follow through with necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation.
·        Schedule assignments, direct supervision and evaluation of inclusion staff.
·        Conduct intake meetings with new families seeking inclusion.
·        Recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Inclusion staff.
·        Develop, promote, implement and evaluate inclusive practices with Member Agencies.
·        Develop and maintain attitudes conducive to inclusive practices.
·        Guide and support inclusion staff and serve as back-up in their absence when necessary.
2.  Plan, conduct, implement and evaluate a variety of Recreation Programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities. (excluding Special Olympics)
3.  Organize and lead evening/weekend programs and special events.
4.  Assist with office tasks, including but not limited to customer service, RecPro, phones, processing payments, etc.
5.  Prepare or assist with marketing and informational materials and projects.
6. Provide physical and emotional assistance to all participants with disabilities.
7. Provide direct leadership for day/overnight weekend trips (All Ages).
8. Prepare program budgets, maintain monthly expenditures/revenue, complete monthly Board Reports and all other reports as needed.
9.  Actively support WSRA’s Risk Management Program. (PDRMA)
10.  Assist with the year-round Adult Day Program-Leap as deemed necessary.
11 Provide direct leadership of programs on an average of 8-10 hours weekly.
12. Assist and/or support WSRA team in Fundraiser/Special Events that will benefit and support WSRA. Assume lead on one annual fundraising/special event initiative. 
13.  Attend job related in-services, trainings, workshops and conferences.
14.  Represent WSRA through attendance at assigned community/member district meetings and functions.
15.  Adhere to all agency policies, procedures and safety requirements by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and departmental rules and operations.
16.  Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of WSRA, as assigned.
 
Agency Expectations:
1. Exhibit positive, effective customer service to participants, families, co‐workers and community contacts.
2.  Know and follow personnel, safety, fiscal and agency policies and procedures. 
3. Demonstrate financial responsibility in all areas of operation. 
4.  Produce accurate, quality work on a consistent basis. 
5. Control and prioritize workload effectively through strong time management and organization skills. Meet all defined deadlines. 
6.  Exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions based on appropriate research and analysis.   
7. Adapt to changes in all aspects of job including assigned tasks, scheduling and new or unforeseen circumstances.
8.  Initiate new, creative ideas for improved programming, procedures, projects and opportunities.
9. Seek professional growth through workshops, seminars, conferences, in‐house training and professional organizations directly related to the position or the agency. Set appropriate professional goals. 
10.Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
11.Possess solid computer skills in order to create and maintain documents, budgets and files in various office software programs.
12. Coach, mentor, guide, lead and respond to the needs of co‐workers and participants with a positive attitude and approach.
13. Project a professional image by demonstrating the agency’s core values.
14.Support the agency by actively participating in agency‐wide programs, events and committees.   
15.Handle confidential information discreetly and professionally.
16.Participate in the creation, assessment and completion of agency goals.
17.Maintain a clean and orderly work environment. 
18.Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings.
 
Essential Job Functions:
1.Communicate with staff, participants, vendors, and the general public, by phone, email, and in person.
2. Understand complex instructions and solve problems related to the task. 
3. Keyboard information efficiently and with a high accuracy rate, with periods of up to an hour or more without break.  
4.Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking.  
5.Lift 50 pounds and reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve supplies or documents.
6. Basic understanding of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and hardware necessary. 
 
Physical Demands:
1.Purchase, gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities.
2. Supervise individuals, including at times the use of physical restraints.
3. Physically assess individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling or providing stabilization on unknown terrain.
4. Physically transfer individuals from wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck into pool, in washroom facilities, etc.
5.  Lift and carry as much as 50 pounds for as long as 300 feet.
6.  Active participation in programs.
7.  Must be able to drive a 15-passenger wheelchair accessible bus.
8. Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.
 
Working Conditions:
This position operates indoors in classrooms, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and exercise rooms, as well as outdoors at different activity fields, parks, playgrounds, etc. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working inside conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or programs.

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 Warren Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Jessica Fultz
847-244-6619
jessica@warrentownship.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled