Director of Parks and Recreation

City of Pelham, AL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Parks and Recreation Director
  • Salary: $85,367 - $111,385. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 23,493
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  • Where: 2020 Pelham Park Boulevard, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Mar 14 2019

Deadline: Apr 15 2019

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Candy Porter at: Resumes will be accepted through April 15, 2019.


Things are happening in Pelham, Alabama. Our focus is moving from a reactive city to one in which careful planning and strategic operational excellence are the new normal. We are looking for a senior leader who will serve on the city's executive team and be an integral part of coaching those at all levels and areas of the organization as we walk (and sometimes run!) through our critical change. This individual will lead a department of 10 full time and many part time and seasonal
employees. This leader will work closely with the school district, library, city-owned ice arena, golf course and racquet club and with community partners to ensure all citizens have the opportunity to be active, engaged and connected.

Major responsibilities include the following:

Studies and analyzes community wellness programs, recreational needs and resources to ensure maximum utilization of all parks and facilities as well as program effectiveness.

Conducts market research (including best practices) and develops short-and long-range goals and objectives.

Oversees the scheduling and maintenance of facilities including all parks, recreation center and senior center.

Plans and schedules all wellness programs, activities and special events and adjusts as needed to meet goals.

Develops and maintains positive relationships with other recreation providers and partners (i.e., school district, YMCA).

Prepares budget and monitors all fiscal operations of the department.

Contributes to the economic viability of the city by bringing in sports tournaments and events that are well-run and growing.

Serves others as a positive and encouraging energetic leader.

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