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Director of Park and Recreation
Administers and manages the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Manchester including the day-to-day operation of the Recreation Complex.  This includes providing advisement to the Board of Mayor and Alderman on facility on program development, long-term maintenance of facilities, and development of additional funding through private donation and grant resources.  Facilitates public meetings and coordinates youth and volunteer groups use of park facilities.  This position is also responsible for the development and updating of long-range plans for the department.  The position directly supervises three (3) full time subordinate supervisors, eight (8) full time non-supervisory, and 70 part-time/seasonal personnel.  Reports to the Mayor.
Position: Director of Park and Recreation
Organization: Manchester Parks & Recreation
Location: Manchester,  TN 
United States
Salary: DOQ
Posting Start Date: 2/9/2021
Date Posted: 2/9/2021
Requirements Qualifications
  • Education and/or Experience: A BA/BS degree in Parks and Recreation with five years of experience in administration of parks and recreation facilities and programs including employee supervision.  A BA/BS degree and five years serving as a full time Parks and Recreation Director in a department with comparable Manchester facilities.
  • Language Skills: Ability to evaluate and interpret documents and emails such as those pertaining to state and federal studies and notices, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.  The creative skills to produce original written proposals, studies and evaluations of projects.  Presentations of both verbal and written form in digital formats and effectively respond to questions from groups, citizens, and public agencies.  The speaking ability to present to large groups of people.  Must be able to communicate to the public in a polite and reasoned manner. 
  • Extensive knowledge of recruiting and hiring employees to screen applicants and make hiring recommendations.
  • Leadership skills to supervise, train and direct subordinate supervisors and subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines to complete recreation programming, grants and all assigned tasks from Board of Mayor and Alderman and the Recreation Commission.
  • Extensive knowledge of health, physical education, grounds management, and aquatics.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
Valid CPR and First Aid, Valid Driver’s License, and Educational degree.  Certification from the National Parks and Recreation Association as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.
Pay based upon qualifications.
A full job description can be obtained by contacting Candace Davis at 931-728-4652 ext. 1303.  Apply online at www.cityofmanchestertn.com or email resume to cdavis@cityofmanchestertn.com.  Application deadline April 1, 2021.
Mailing Address:
City of Manchester
Attn. Candace Davis
200 W. Fort St.
Manchester, TN 37355
The City of Manchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/1/2021
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Organization Information
Manchester Parks & Recreation

Manchester,  TN 
United States