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 Starting Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 DOQ

*Why the Manhattan Park District?

If you are looking to work in a challenging, yet rewarding environment, the Manhattan Park District is for you! Under new leadership, the Manhattan Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this fast-growing community. With a growth rate of nearly 700 people per year, the Manhattan Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to those that call Manhattan home.

*About the Position:

Starting from the ground-up! This newly developed position, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for developing and leading the Recreation Department operations: developing a line-up of exciting programs and events, assisting in developing district operational standards and processes along with developing, mentoring and leading an eager team!

*Finding the right “Fit”:

The right fit for someone looking to join our team would include a person with: a positive attitude, effective communication skills, the understanding and sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, passion in what they do, open mindedness, ability to embrace change, is creative, innovative and is trustworthy.

*What you could expect:

This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position will be located in the Hansen Community Center and will work very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be avvailable for evening or weekends on occasion and on site for major activities or events when needed.

*Is Education Everything?

We highly value education and in some cases, such as this, the answer is yes! As a key member of our leadership team, this position requires a degree from an accredited university or college. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain within the first year of employment.

*The “Fit” works both ways:

Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing a program base from the ground up in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a like-minded team? If so, come join us and let’s make Manhattan better together!

*How to Apply:

Please go to for full job description and application. Please email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to by June 29, 2018 for consideration.

 Manhattan Park District


Jay Kelly
815-478-3324 ext. 208

 Closing Date

June 29, 2018  Print