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: 

Food Service Worker - Part Time (27.5 hours/week 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Oak Park Township is seeking a part time Food Service Worker to serve as a member of the Senior Services team to help the Township achieve its mission of: 1) addressing the needs of our community by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for recreation, education, and socialization for older adults; 2) assisting with the operation of the nutrition site in an open, inclusive, and fiscally responsible manner while maintaining or improving service quality to staff, program participants, vendors and other partners; 3) assisting with opportunities for increased collaboration with community partners and providing volunteer opportunities to enhance service provision while conserving funds.

The Food Service Staff Worker will:

  • Package and serve meals for older adults who dine in our nutrition site or receive delivery of meals in their homes while ensuring adherence to food safety guidelines throughout the service day
  • Set tables and serve food to older adults
  • Aide nutrition staff and volunteers in successful daily operations of the nutrition site
  • Stock supplies for the site and inform Nutrition Lead of inventory needs
  • Create a friendly, open, and welcoming environment by engaging with participants, volunteers, and staff.
  • Act as a team player by providing staff coverage for other members of the Nutrition team as needed.
  • Utilize food sanitation skillset to maintain high level of food safety at all times.


The position requires a High School Diploma, ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Certification and one year experience in a food service environment. Successful candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills, work well as part of a team, demonstrate tact, and show sensitivity to the needs of older adults. A background check and pre-employment test will be required for all candidates. Experience with Microsoft Office, databases and applicant tracking systems a plus.

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 the Oak Park Township, please visit: http://www.oakparktownship.org

Interested applicants should submit a resume via email by June 29, 2018 to Madeline Pietryla, mpietryla@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.

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government guided by our mission, vision and values.

Oak Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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


Please review our volunteer opportunities here.



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