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 $120,000 - $140,000

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Home to the first territorial legislature and territorial governor in what later became the State of Kansas, Shawnee is now part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Shawnee is one of the fastest growing cities and the third largest city in Johnson County. Situated in the northwestern corner of the county between Interstate 35 and the Kansas River to the west and north, Shawnee's convenient location, sense of community, and parks and recreational opportunities have attracted new residents for decades. With a current population of more than 68,000 residents, the City’s 42 square miles of land encompasses diverse residential neighborhoods including established neighborhoods, new subdivisions, lakeside estates, multi-family, townhomes, and senior communities.

The Parks and Recreation Department is a leader in creating a healthy community by promoting innovative and inclusive opportunities that fulfill each person’s mind, body, and spirit. The Department provides a wide range of services for the City, including park development, recreation programming, recreation and rental facilities, and grounds maintenance. The City of Shawnee is seeking a community oriented and forward thinking individual to serve as the Parks & Recreation Director. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Department including parks, recreational facilities, aquatics facilities, Shawnee Town 1929 museum, parks and facilities maintenance, and community programs.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills while providing support across all divisions of the Department. The successful individual will be creative and fiscally responsible in their efforts to offer amenities that enhance citizens' quality of life and continually work to improve the City of Shawnee's parks, facilities, and operations.

Requirements: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, horticulture, turf management, or a closely related field. A Master's degree is preferred. • At least ten (10) years of parks and recreation experience is required, with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in executive management of a public agency. • Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional(CPRP) preferred. • If hired from outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area, relocation to Shawnee will be required within one year of employment.

The hiring salary range for this position is $120,000 - $140,000 annually.

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For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker Strategic Government Resources 817.337.8581

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 City of Shawnee, KS


 Closing Date

February 11, 2022

 $46,500 - $55,715

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The following duties are normal for this position and are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or is a logical assignment to the position. Other duties may be required and assigned. General Management/Administration/Human Resources/Supervisory

Oversee and coordinate delivery of various recreation programs and activities including but not limited to summer programs, adult sports, youth sports, enrichment activities, city events and outdoor Sunset Pool operations. Confer with and assist Director in development and implementation of programming goals and objectives; monitors program performance; recommend and implement modifications to improve quality of program delivery. Maintains records and develops reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness; prepares statistical reports as required. Assists Recreation Director in pursuit of additional resources for program through grant applications, solicitation of donations and other fund-raising activities. Conducts informational meeting with staff, and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules and regulations to their specific assigned activities at the recreation center. Assist the administrative assistant with day-to-day operations such as daily registrations by online, in person and over the phone. Collaborates with Recreation Director and Administrative Assistant to prepare and distribute brochures, flyers, news releases, social media announcements to promote and advertise programs. Assists with preparation of the department's annual operating and capital budgets; develops program cost estimates and monitors expenditures; maintains work order and project budget reports; reconciles and closes work orders. Instruct, review, schedules and supervise part time seasonal staff; delegates authority and responsibility recreation lead positions; ensure training requirements are met; makes recommendations regarding interviewing, selection, promotion, discipline and discharge of employees. Additional duties may also require periodic in-person monitoring of programs and attendance at meetings outside of normal workday hours. Fills in for supervisors, umpires, referees, and seasonal staff as needed for programs.


Associate degree Recreation, Leisure Service or related field. A minimum of two years in recreation supervisor experience, or equivalent combination of educations and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the positon. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience and minimum of 3 months aquatics program experience and facility management is required. Additional experience is preferred. Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid is desired. Desire to obtain or currently have Red Cross Lifeguard certifications include CPR/AED and first aid), Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI) within a year of employment.

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 City of Elkhorn Recreation Department


Karl Sorvick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $105,000 to $121,000 DOQ

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Ann Arbor, MI (population 123,851) - The City of Ann Arbor is located in southeast Michigan, approximately 30 miles west of the Detroit metropolitan area and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. Ann Arbor is an active and vibrant community of charming neighborhoods, excellent schools, an extensive parks system, and is the home to the University of Michigan. Frequently recognized as a leading place to learn, work, thrive and visit, nearly 124,000 people live within city limits, which spans 28.97 square miles. Recent accolades include: Most Fitness-friendly Places, Best College Towns & Cities in America, Best Cities to Live in America, Cities with the Best Public Schools in America, Top Places for Career Opportunities, and the Bicycle Friendly Community (Gold Level) award from the League of American Bicyclists. According to the National Community SurveyTM 2020 results, respondents’ ratings of all aspects of City of Ann Arbor parks and recreation were outstanding and higher than the national averages. About 9 in 10 residents gave high marks to the overall quality of parks and recreation opportunities, city parks, recreational opportunities, recreation programs and centers, and fitness opportunities. Additionally, assessments of the availability of paths and walking trails were much higher than the national benchmarks and ranked 12th out of all comparison communities in the country. The City of Ann Arbor is looking for an experienced collaborative leader with a proven record to think strategically, communicate effectively, demonstrate strong business acumen, and collectively manage change and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. The successful candidate will be expected to continuously demonstrate the interpersonal skills, integrity, confidentiality, and judgment to create trust, deliver results, and influence a positive inclusive as well as transparent culture. The Parks and Recreation Services Manager will understand the needs of a diverse community, have a true passion for parks and recreation, demonstrate a proven record of sensitivity for the preservation and protection of the natural environment, and be committed to developing and empowering employees. The manager must have experience leading an organization of similar size and complexity and be able to collaboratively combine vision, creativity, and innovation in the oversight and continuous improvement of the Parks and Recreation Services Department and their mission "Together, we enrich life by cultivating exceptional experiences".

Reporting to the Community Services Administrator, The Parks and Recreation Manager is responsible for providing both strategic direction and day-to-day operational oversight for a dynamic and diverse parks system and recreational facilities that have a significant impact on the quality of life and economic vitality in Ann Arbor. This leadership position will oversee 35 full-time staff and up to 400 seasonal and part-time staff. The department includes over 2,200 acres of park land with 161 parks (including 80 neighborhood parks and playgrounds), and recreation facilities including 4 pools, 2 golf courses, 2 hockey rinks, event rental facilities and shelters, a Senior Center, 2 Community Centers, a Farmers Market that welcomes over a million visitors annually, an award-winning skate park designed by Tony Hawk and the largest boat livery operation in the State of Michigan. Responsibilities include routine and complex work with park planning, green space management, park forestry, capital projects, park and facility maintenance, recreational programming, budgeting and financial planning, staff supervision and development, a robust volunteer program, and a Natural Area Preservation team.

The successful candidate must possess well developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills with a history of success in maintaining collaborative relationships with elected officials, community organizations, advisory boards, and city staff.

Education and Experience:

Required: • Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Recreation Management, Leisure Facilities Management, Commercial Recreation, Public Administration, or a related field • Experience supervising others: at least seven years • Recreation facility management experience: at least five years • Administrative experience in parks and recreation management: at least four years • Union environment work experience: at least two years • The City of Ann Arbor, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience

Preferred: • Master’s degree in Facilities Management, Recreation Management, Leisure Facilities Management, Commercial Recreation, Public Administration, or a related field. • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)

The hiring range for this position is $105,000 to $121,000 DOQ. The City of Ann Arbor also provides a competitive benefit package.

Apply online to with your resume, cover letter, and contact information with five professional references by February 7, 2022. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Chuck Balling or Steve Scholten, Vice Presidents and Executive Recruiters, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240.

The City of Ann Arbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 City of Ann Arbor, MI


Krista Warnstedt

 Closing Date

February 7, 2022