Superintendent of Finance, HR & IT


Come join the Norridge Park District!  Our current Superintendent is retiring and we are seeking a new Superintendent of Finance, Personnel & IT to join our team.  The Superintendent of Finance, HR and IT is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the financial, insurance, IT and personnel operation records and related detail of the Norridge Park District. This position is a key position of the District, and at times shall assume duties of the Executive Director in his/her absence. The Superintendent is responsible for performing the essential and marginal functions as outlined in this description.




•             Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.

•             Applicant must be 21 years or older.

•             Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Recreation/Park Administrator or related field and/or a minimum of five years full-time progressive work experience in the park and recreation industry.

•             Minimum of 5 years of experience at a park district or organization of comparable scope in a supervisory position. 

•             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.

•             Familiarity with Account Mate financial software and ActiveNet, a plus.

•             Individual should have the ability to plan, organize, supervise and lead part/full-time staff.

•             Ability to read, understand and communicate effectively using the English language – applies to spoken, written and 

       electronic media and communications.


The Superintendent of Finance, Personnel & IT is a full-time salaried employee. General work hours are a minimum of 40 hours a week. General work hours take place Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours due to the nature of the meetings, programs and facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A.            General Administration & IT

•             Administer the district’s comprehensive insurance program thru PDRMA.

•             Develop and implement the policies and programs related to the District’s safety and risk management functions.  

•             Maintain familiarity with Local/State/Federal Law Compliance.

•             Serves as FOIA Officer and is secondary authorized agent for IMRF.   

•             Responsible for operation and maintenance of management information systems (computer hardware, software, network, 

              phone & security, etc)

•             Perform all other duties as directed by the Executive Director.

B.            Finance

•             Responsible for the operation of all accounting systems, and records, including, but not limited to receipts, expenditures, 

             purchasing, inventory, assets, payroll and personnel and other procedures necessary to the efficient operation of the district

•             Responsible for the development and maintenance of financial reporting systems to insure integrity of finances based on 

              sound accounting procedures and controls.

•             Prepare and/or direct the presentation of financial reports and statements as required by law and consistent with Park    Board policy.

•             Responsible for working with the Executive Director on coordinating the preparation of the annual tax levy, 

       budget/appropriation, and working cash documents.

•             Responsible for financial trending and forecasting.

•             Coordinate and evaluate purchasing procedures.

•             Prepare, oversee and act as liaison to the auditors in preparation of the annual audit.

C.            Personnel

•             Responsible for overseeing the general management of employee screening, interviewing, hiring, disciplinary and 


•             Plans and directs employee benefit programs.

•             Develop, maintain and implement personnel policies, and changes when necessary.

•             Administers staff meetings and in-service training programs as needed.   

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:

•             Assisting with questions, concerns and complaints from the public (walk-ins as well as telephone calls,) resolving 

       immediately whenever possible.

•             Investigate and recommend alternative funding resources such as grants and donations that would assist the Recreation 

       Department and Park District.

•             Prepares projects, reports and records on both a routine and special purpose basis as deemed necessary by the Executive 


•             Attends and actively participates in meetings of local, state and national recreation and park associations and related 

       organizations (PDRMA).

•             Required to develop and promote safe work habits and to contribute in every manner possible the safety of themselves, co- workers and the general public.

•             Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Knowledge:

•             Knowledge of, but not limited to, governmental fund accounting, budgeting, municipal government operations, data 

       processing, risk management, fiscal resources, human resource activities, audit 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, subordinates, public and financial 


•             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, clerical and semi-skilled employees.

•             Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships.

•             Ability to work with minimum supervision.

•             Ability to produce accurate work on a timely basis.

•             Ability to perform duties with initiative, sound judgment, persistence, creativity, integrity, tact and courtesy.


•             100% paid by the district Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for the employee

•             Life Insurance

•             Participation in IMRF

•             Paid Holidays, Vacation Time, Sick Time

•             Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

•             Park District Memberships and Discounts

Salary Description
$75,000 + depending on qualifications