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Apply now to be our new Director of Recreation Programs

Feb 09 2016

South Suburban Parks and Recreation is looking for a progressive and talented Director or senior Recreation professional with solid leadership skills. The ideal candidate must be a passionate, creative, constructive and high performing leader who can shape and carry forward a dynamic vision for the Department.

Position Title: Director of Recreation Programs
Hiring Salary: $100,000 - $130,000 annually 
Position Closes: February 22, 2016


The Director of Recreation Programs is a Department head position, reporting directly to the Executive Director and responsible for all operations of the Recreation Programs Department. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to producing, implementing, and administering comprehensive programs to meet the recreational and leisure needs of the District; selects, trains, supervises, evaluates, and coordinates activities of subordinate Department personnel and delegates appropriate responsibilities; prepares and administers the Department budget, develops and maintains necessary records on a current and accurate basis; and submits various reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors as requested.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience in many or all aspects of Recreation Programs. NRPA Gold Medal and CAPRA accreditation experience preferred.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Public or Business Administration, or a related field is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible management and administrative experience in public program administration, project planning, personnel leadership and recreation program management. Experience working with Boards, Commissions, community associations and/or partner agencies for at least five (5) years. Management experience in a Department with similar facilities, functions, and programming, preferably serving populations of 100,000 or more. A combination of experience and education may be considered.


South Suburban Parks & Recreation provides a rich benefits package including, but not limited to medical, dental, retirement, vacation, sick, and holiday leave. In addition to the traditional benefits, the District offers a variety of exceptional wellness and recreation benefits.

To Learn More and Apply

For more detailed information on job functions and requirements and to submit the required online application, please view the full job description on NeoGov.

Please contact Kristin Kolstedt with questions regarding this position at or 303.483.7007. Please note, the advertised range is the hiring range.


About the District

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of   the environment, parks, trails, and open space and by providing recreational services and programs. We operate four full-service recreation centers and serve nearly 146,000 residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties.