For more than 60 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality programs, professionalism and response to developing trends. The District’s contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County’s citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim including receiving the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in 2017. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and over 2 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs.

Johnson County Park & Recreation District is seeking a proven leader who enjoys working in a fast-paced, high profile, and progressive environment to join its Gold Medal Team as the District continues unprecedented growth through the development of new parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs and events.


Provide agency management through support of the executive director in the implementation of the organization’s strategic plans, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures. Provide leadership and direction to the agency as a member of the Administrative Team, JCPRD’s highest-level leadership group; Oversee administrative services as assigned by the executive director through mentoring, coaching, and guiding the managers of the agency’s internal services departments, which include Administration & Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Information Technology Services, and Planning & Development; Coordinate the planning and timely completion of administrative projects and oversee the implementation of JCPRD’s Legacy Plan; Serve as acting executive director in the absence of the executive director; Assist in budget development and provide effective/efficient management of budget and resource allocations; Develop and maintain relationships with various public and private partners; and represent the agency in external and internal meetings, presentations, and groups.


Educational Requirements:
Required – Bachelor’s degree required in Parks and Recreation, Public Administration, Business, or related field.
Preferred – Master’s degree in applicable field of study.

Professional Experience:
Required – Ten years of progressively responsible high-level management or executive management in parks and recreation or related field. Ten years of administrative and supervisory experience. Five years of project management experience.
Preferred – Experience within the public sector. NRPA Certified Park and Recreation Professional or Certified Park and Recreation Executive.

Required Skills:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong mathematical and budgeting, skills, knowledge of marketing and fee strategies. Ability to work on multiple priorities simultaneously. Leadership and supervisory skills, including teambuilding, motivation, delegation of duties, strategic planning skills, goal setting skills, and complex decision-making skills. Skilled in public presentations and report preparation.

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How to apply: Interested applicants shall provide a resume and cover letter to the attention of Susan Scanlon, Personnel Coordinator by October 4, 2019