Director of Parks and Recreation

Director of Parks and Recreation
Organization Maryland Heights, Missouri
Location Maryland Heights, Missouri
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline May 31, 2024

The City of Maryland Heights, Missouri (pop. 28,284) is seeking a dynamic, responsive leader to be its next Director of Parks and Recreation.  Reporting to the City Administrator, the Director oversees the administration of the Parks and Recreation Department, which includes the Recreation Services, Community Center Maintenance, Government Center Maintenance, Aquaport, and Parks Maintenance programs; budget preparation and control, personnel management, clerical and record-keeping functions and departmental planning and evaluation. The Director oversees an FY2024 department budget of $7.8M and exercises administrative direction over approximately 79 FTEs.

This position requires graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, or physical education including course work in organization and administration, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation programs; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates will possess a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) or an equivalent certification.

The starting salary range for this position will be $111,230 – $159,612. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to include an auto allowance of $600/month, LAGERS pension, long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D, health and dental insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and membership to the Community Center and Aquaport all fully paid by the City for the employee. Voluntary benefits include vision, short term disability, whole life and term life insurance, cancer coverage, accident coverage, FSA/dependent care, critical illness coverage, and pet insurance. The City offers relocation assistance.

Qualified applicants are asked to review the recruitment brochure and submit a cover letter and resume at:

This position is open until filled; however, qualified candidates are asked to apply by May 31, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at [email protected] or 312.240.3401.

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