Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation seeks a visionary leader for their next Director. If you are an outstanding project manager who is interested in shaping the footprint of parks in Chapel Hill, inspiring innovation in recreation programming, establishing new public-private partnerships and attracting and developing talented staff to serve a broad set of customers, this opportunity is for you. The department has a comprehensive master plan with capital projects in the pipeline. The next Director must have a servant leader philosophy with strategic planning and implementation skills. The position is open due to a retirement. About Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is one of 13 departments and has 60 full-time and up to 150 part-time employees with an operating budget of $6.3M and over $10.M in planned capital improvements. Through the Master Plan, the Department plans, organizes, and conducts a diverse system of recreational, cultural, and athletic programs. The Department also plans and maintains park facilities and grounds, including lakes, trails and athletic fields. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Director also works with The Chapel Hill Parks, Recreation and Greenways Commission. Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation operates over 50 facilities, including 14 neighborhood parks, 13.4 miles of greenways and natural surface trails, 4 swimming pools (3 indoor pools), 3 recreation centers, 20 tennis courts, and 4 municipal cemeteries. The Department has three divisions: Park Maintenance, Recreation, and Administrative Services, through which 1243 programs were offered serving over 7,500 patrons in 2018. The pools receive over 90,000 visits in a year and other Recreation facilities receive 45,000 visits a year. Key priorities of the new Director will include: collaborating with staff to develop and implement plans to shape the department of the future with increasingly more retirements over the next 3-5 years in order to flexibly respond to changing trends and preferences in parks and recreation services; working with community partners such as other regional park systems, nonprofits, K-12 schools and universities as well as Town departments such as Housing, Public Safety and the Library, in order to deliver more effective programs to a larger audience; facilitating vision development and managing capital projects related to land that has been designated for parks and greenways; and, responding to community survey feedback to place more emphasis on the number of walking and biking trails, the maintenance of Town parks, and the Quality of Town recreation programs for seniors.
Qualifications: The candidate’s work history must include well rounded experience across both parks and recreation divisions with five (5) or more years of successful and progressive levels of responsibility. Municipal parks and recreation experience and a bachelor’s degree are required while a relevant master’s degree and CPRP certification are strongly preferred. The hiring range is $85,405.00 - $115,000.00. Compensation is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Information about the Town’s benefits can be found by clicking here (or by copying and pasting: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/human-resource-development/employee-benefits). To apply, please go to http://www.developmentalassociates.com and click on the Director, Parks and Recreation – Chapel Hill link on the left side of the home page. All applications must be submitted online, it is not sufficient to submit only a resume. Semi-finalists will participate in on-site assessments in Chapel Hill on March 21-22, 2019. Application review begins February 4, 2019. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. EOE.
Additional Salary Information: The hiring range is $85,405.00 - $115,000.00. Compensation is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Information about the Town’s benefits can be found by clicking here (or by copying and pasting: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/human-resource-development/employee-benefits).
About Town of Chapel Hill
About the Community: Chapel Hill, NC, is a multicultural university town with a population of almost 60,000 that frequently appears in national “best place to live” listings and was recently recognized as one of the best towns in the U.S. by the Guardian. As home to the nation's first public institution of higher learning and 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball champions, Chapel Hill is a picturesque community of 21 square miles filled with trees, historic and mid-century architecture and a thriving downtown.Chapel Hill is a recognized pioneer in education, research and innovation. This is a place where ideas are born. Chapel Hill is also home to brilliant minds, award-winning restaurants, innovative businesses, outstanding public schools and a vibrant music and performing arts scene. Historic homes and modern condos coexist beautifully here, all connected by open spaces and free public transportation. Located in the beautiful piedmont region of central North Carolina, Chapel Hill sits within a few hours of the coast and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are less than a 30-minute drive from Research Triangle Park and the RDU International Airport. Major employers include The Universi...ty of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. These thriving institutions help account for a stable employment base that is consistently rated above state and national benchmarks. Our emerging entrepreneurial community is led by LaUNCh, an internationally recognized business accelerator program and collaborative venture of the Town, Orange County, and University. We are a diverse, welcoming community in which 17% of our residents were born in countries outside the United States. Demographically, the racial composition of the town in the 2010 census was 73% white, 12% Asian, and 10% black. About 6.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Chapel Hill has a relatively young population with a median age of 25.7 years old. We are also North Carolina's best-educated municipality, with 73% of adults possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher.Chapel Hill offers a small-town culture with metropolitan amenities. The 2018 Community Survey reflects that 81% of respondents with an opinion indicate high levels of satisfaction with quality of life in the Town. Our community is home to a dynamic, multi-cultural arts scene, including many museums, music and performing arts venues, galleries, festivals and athletic events. While passionate about the Tar Heels and Carolina Blue, Town residents are also green in terms of sustainability and community character. Our community enjoys pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, greenways and trails, and more than 700 acres of parks and open space. About the Organization: Our organization’s RESPECT values (Responsibility, Equity, Safety, Professionalism, Ethics, Communication and Teamwork) are the basis for our choices. They are reflected in our behavior and decisions every day. They are our compass as we accomplish our mission and objectives. As a result, residents have consistently rated Chapel Hill as “high-performing” in biennial community surveys. Due to a solid employment base in and around Chapel Hill and careful management of resources, the Town of Chapel Hill has bond ratings of AAA and consistently wins awards for its annual budget and financial report.Chapel Hill’s strategic focus for the future is guided by the community vision established in the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan and is incorporated into the organization’s departmental business plans.The Town prides itself on community engagement and offers multiple ways for the community to become involved and stay informed from 19 Advisory Boards and Commissions, to state of the art communication tools such as an open data Web platform, and social media, to community surveys. More information about the Town, its mission and its core values of RESPECT can be found here (or copy http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/human-resource-development/mission-and-values into your browser).