Employment

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Oak Park Township. Oak Park is a great place to live, work and play. We often post new opportunities, so please check back.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We offer numerous benefits including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • Dedication to providing quality services to residents
  • Opportunities for advancement and professional development

When a position is open at Oak Park Township we will post it here, and will place an announcement in the local press. If you are interested in a particular position, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the staff listed in the announcement via email.

Current Employment Openings: 

Director of Youth Services
 

Oak Park Township is seeking an experienced professional social services administrator to lead the Youth Services department. Youth Services provides supportive services for youth that are at risk of becoming involved in inappropriate or illegal activities. Youth Services also supports and advocates for programs and services which enhance the social and emotional development of youth and their families. Youth Services is committed to promoting opportunities for youth and their families to obtain needed services.

The Youth Services Director:

  • Supervises staff, interns, activities, and operations of Youth Services for Oak Park and River Forest Townships,
  • Builds and maintains collaborative agreements and ventures to forward the mission of Youth Services,
  • Performs administrative and budgetary supervision for the Youth Services Department,
  • Develops, plans, implements and monitors programs that serve the youth population
  • Works with the volunteer, advisory Youth Services Committee in reviewing and implementing the departmental mission, goals and objectives and developing recommendations to the Boards of Trustees for Oak Park and River Forest Townships.

The position requires a Master’s degree in social services administration or related field and five (5) or more years of management and supervisory experience, with increasing responsibilities in the human services field, specifically with youth and families.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for small groups as well as large group presentations
  • Flexibility to adjust to unpredictability and the ability to prioritize
  • Supervisory experience for employees with varying cultural and educational backgrounds, and leadership skills in a variety of contexts
  • Sensitivity to protecting confidential information
  • Ability to resolve conflict, anticipate obstacles and creatively design solutions
  • Effectively partner with other local governments and non-governmental agencies and funding sources to identify, design, and implement services that meet community needs.

For a complete job desciption, please click here.  For more information on the Oak Park Township Youth Services Department, please visit www.oakparktownship.org/departments/youth.

Interested applicants should submit a resume by email by Thursday January 31, 2019 to Felita Wilson, Human Resources Coordinator, fwilson@oakparktownship.org.

 

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government, providing human services to vulnerable citizens of our community: at-risk youth needing guidance to improve their chances for a successful life, senior citizens needing support to maintain their independence and financially struggling residents who need monthly assistance and job seeking help.  In addition, the Township provides funding for mental health agencies and assistance with property tax inquiries and appeals.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on Oak Park Township, please visit: http://www.oakparktownship.org

 

Our Mission

Providing locally-governed supportive services to our community

 

Our Vision

To be a well-known and respected community partner and the leading provider of proactive, responsive and relevant supportive services for all residents at every stage of life.

 

Our Values

Service: We accept our responsibility to manage and preserve the resources entrusted to us to provide equitable and accessible services for all residents of Oak Park.

 

Community: We are a community of professionals dedicated to the dignity and well-being of all of the residents of Oak Park regardless of their means, backgrounds, or abilities.

 

Caring: We act in the best interests of each other and all of our residents by responding with respect, empathy, compassion, and professionalism.

 

Please review our volunteer opportunities here.

 

Contact

General Information:
708.383.8005

Youth Services:
708.445.2727

Senior Services:
708.383.8060

Fax:
708.383.8062

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