Park & Recreation Director

Park & Recreation Director
Organization City of Dallas, Texas - Park & Recreation Department
Location Dallas, Texas, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jan 17, 2020

Park & Recreation Director
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application deadline: Open until filled.

First resume review: Friday, January 17, 2020.

The vibrant spirit of Dallas, and its true Texas charm, provides an authentic experience that is world-class! As the ninth largest city in the United States and the third largest city in Texas, Dallas has over 1.3 million residents. Dallas Park and Recreation is looking for the ideal candidate with a focus and vast experience working in large, diverse urban communities, and places a priority on employee development and providing customer service excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a progressive, visionary leader to make an impact on a diverse, CAPRA accredited, NRPA Gold Medal award-winning department in partnership with a Board and community that has a passion for Parks and Recreation! This “big picture” thinker must be a community-minded, enterprising, passionate, and participative servant leader committed to cultivating healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces, urban and park design concepts, capital improvement program administration, long range planning, and successful public-private partnerships.

Candidates shall possess a bachelor’s degree in Park & Recreation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Natural Resources Management or directly related field. Master’s degree preferred. At least 10 years of senior-level park and recreation and/or municipal managerial experience. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Executive (CPRE) is highly desirable. Experience with CAPRA Accreditation and Landscape Architect credentials are a plus!

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice). Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. To review more information on the position, and to submit your materials visit:

For additional information contact:

Kylie Wilson
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3325
[email protected]

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Dallas Park & Recreation website:

The City of Dallas is an equal opportunity employer.