Director of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

  • City of Aurora, Colorado
  • Aurora, Colorado
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management non-profit management Parks and Recreation Planning and Development Executive, Management
  • Salary: $127,816 to $191,681 Annually
  • Salary Top: $191,681
  • Apply By: Jul 26, 2019

Summary

The City is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader in parks and recreation that can motivate and lead a progressive and high-caliber team. 

Job Description

City of Aurora, Colorado 

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space 
Annual salary range: $127,816 to $191,681 
Application deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019 

Aurora is Colorado's third largest city with a diverse population of more than 366,000. Located in the eastern Aurora-Denver Metropolitan Area and covering 154 square miles, the city reaches into Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties. Tree-lined streets, open prairie, majestic views of the mountains and ample neighborhood parks make Aurora neighborhoods a comfortable place to call home. More than 450 neighborhoods complete the fabric of the community. 

The City is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader in parks and recreation that can motivate and lead a progressive and high-caliber team. The new Director of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) will oversee seven (7) divisions: Planning, Design & Construction, Open Space and Natural Resources, Business Services, Recreation, Parks & Forestry, Golf, and Special Events and Marketing, as well as work in cooperation and collaboration with a diverse and committed leadership team and community. The department has a $44M operating budget and $40M capital budget, along with 300 full-time and 1,200+ part-time/seasonal staff. 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in parks administration, recreation management, business administration or directly related field, and fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in the field including at least 5 years supervisory experience at a senior management level. A Master’s Degree is desired. Public sector experience is a must, and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) credentials are a plus. 

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter, and six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) by applying on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=474 

For more information, contact: 

Kylie Wilson 
CPS HR Consulting 
kwilson@cpshr.us 

Recruitment Brochure: www.cpshr.us/search 
City of Aurora website: www.auroragov.org 

 
 

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.