The City is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader in parks and recreation that can motivate and lead a progressive and high-caliber team.
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:
CPS HR Consulting
Recruitment Brochure: www.cpshr.us/search
City of Aurora website: www.auroragov.org
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.