Brooklyn Park, MN

Job Vacancy: Recreation and Parks Director

Stephanie Moua

BROOKLYN PARK, MN — The City of Brooklyn Park is looking for an inspiring, collaborative, and innovative leader with a proven ability to effectively direct, plan and administer an award-winning Recreation and Parks Department.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer priorities for long-range program planning, establish comprehensive offerings to benefit diverse segments and interest areas of the residents of Brooklyn Park.
  • Establish priorities for facility development based on community needs, program opportunities, and collaborative opportunities.
  • Provide fiscal administration of four departmental budgets of approximately $10 million dollars annually.
  • Establish and collect recreation-related fees and develop revenue forecasts for departmental operational and capital budgets.
  • Foster relationships and engages with the residents of Brooklyn Park, civic and special interest groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education

Bachelor's degree in recreation, public administration or a similar field.

  • Experience

Seven years of increasingly responsible municipal/public sector management experience with knowledge in the structure, function, operations, programs, and services of a Parks & Recreation department.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master degree in Parks and Recreation or related field
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in parks and recreation program management
  • Certification as qualified leisure professional through National Parks and Recreation Association
  • Successful completion of ongoing continuing education in the field of Parks and Recreation in such areas as Revenue Management, Communications, and Public Relations/Marketing
  • Knowledge in the areas of landscape, maintenance, equipment, park facility design and use, land acquisition, and a sound understanding of maintenance procedures
  • Previous experience working with people from various cultural, socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Laotian, or Vietnamese language(s)

Applicants are expected to submit the applications no later than July 5, 2021, 11:59 PM Central.

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