The City of Paragould is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, community-minded director to oversee the Parks and Recreation department. This is an appointed position, under direction of the Mayor, the Parks and Recreation Director ensures that department programs and services are aligned with the City’s strategic direction. Responsible for planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive program to provide year-round leisure, recreation and parks programs within the city of Paragould including city parks, community centers, aquatics center, senior center, and various fields and open spaces. The department has an authorized staff of 13 full-time and up to 60 part-time/seasonal employees. The Recreation Director also serves as staff liaison
to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Director’s position requires a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks management, business administration, physical education, or a closely related field, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The 2021 salary range is $50,000—$59,527; starting salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package available, including participation in APERS pension plan. Qualified candidates please submit your application online at www.cityofparagould.com, please attach a resume. This position is open until filled.
For more information please email Human Resources Director, Tisha Baldwin at
tisha.baldwin@paragouldcity.org.
THE CITY OF PARAGOULD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE CITY OF PARAGOULD DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX,
NATIONAL ORIGIN, MARITAL OR VETERAN STATUS OR OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS