The City of College Station is seeking an experienced professional to lead our team of dedicated public servants as the Director of Parks and Recreation. We are extremely proud of our nationally accredited Parks Department that has an excellent reputation for hosting national events, tournaments and activities as well as providing engaging and substantial programs for our community. Our facilities are outstanding; the result of years of consistent dedication to innovative opportunities to be excellent stewards of our resources.
For more details about the position, the department and the qualifications, please see our webpage here:
First Review of candidates will be August 30, 2020.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation, business administration, or related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation, including five (5) years in a supervisory or management capacity, preferably within a local government (or related field). Texas Driver’s License. Experience and knowledge in park planning, facility design and construction, landscape maintenance, capital project management, recreation programs, and municipal finance procedures. Experience with applying the principles and practices of public parks and recreation management and administration, including knowledge of facility, equipment and staffing needs. Demonstrated success analyzing and reviewing the parks and building facility needs of a community and coordinating, planning for, and managing the efficient delivery of high-quality parks and recreation services. Proven track record in managing people and building relationships with community stakeholders. Proficiency in delivering recreation services to a diverse population and in optimizing participation. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of parks and recreation administration Excellent oral and written communication abilities. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships and good communication with a variety of individuals; and demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Public Administration or related field. Designation as Certified Park & Recreational Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE).
About City of College Station
The City of College Station is a growing, vibrant city of over 122,000 residents that has received numerous accolades for our quality of life, economy, and dynamic growth! We have seven accredited departments that strive for continuous improvement so we can offer excellent services to our residents and visitors. Some of our awards include:
No. 3, Affordable Texas Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live - USA Today (2019)
No. 1, Best Small Places in Texas for Education - Forbes (2019)
No. 1, Best Places in Texas to live on a Fixed Income - GoBankingRates.com (2019)
No. 4, Safest Cities in Texas - Tuck.com (2019)
No. 4, Best Places to Live in Texas - Livability.com (2019)
No. 11, Fastest-Growing Cities in U.S. - WalletHub (2019)
No. 2, Best Small Places in U.S. for Business and Careers - Forbes (2019)
No. 1, Best Small Places in Texas for Business and Careers - Forbes (2019)
We are a dedicated team of professional public servants who provide a variety of opportunities for like-minded people to join our team. We value respect, excellent service and personal responsibility as we strive to make the City of College Station an employer of choice.