Parks and Recreation Director

Location: 
Lakeland

 The city of Lakeland is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Parks & Recreation Director. This employee is responsible for a broad range of administrative and support services under the general supervision of the City Manager.

The Parks & Recreation Director is primarily responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and administering the City’s parks programs, including special events and other activities. Coordinates the maintenance and improvements of leisure facilities. Participates in the long-range planning of parks and recreational facilities and guides plan development. Updates boards and commissions on the status of programs and facilities, as appropriate. Supervises staff with responsibility for employment-related decisions or recommendations that include hiring, disciplining, training, and evaluating performance.

Duties include: Coordinating the maintenance and improvements of leisure facilities including the IH Clubhouse and Senior Center, including assessments and inspections for safety, maintenance, and renovation purposes; updates the Parks Board on the status of parks and recreation programs and facilities on a regular basis and coordinates activities with the board, as appropriate; procures funding for recreation and parks facilities and programs from a variety of sources, including grants, donations and fund-raising activities; supervises staff with responsibility for employment-related decisions or recommendations that include hiring, disciplining, training, and evaluating performance; hires employees under contracts with the City and monitors activities for contract compliance; coordinates activities and trains volunteers, staff, officials, instructors, and other personnel associated with recreation and parks programs; seeks public input on parks and recreational facilities, programs, and associated activities.

Successful applicants will possess the proven ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, city officials, and other employees and the ability to prepare and present accurate reports to the governing body; three to five years of related experience and a Bachelor’s Degree Parks and Recreation Administration or related field. Must have CPRP certification or obtain it within 12 months. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

For more information and for a complete job description, please visit www.lakelandtn.gov/jobs