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Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space
City of Aurora

The City of Aurora, CO is seeking a Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space.  Under the general direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space manages a department responsible for planning, coordinating, administering and directing the operation of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department in pursuit of the City’s mission to maintain and enhance the overall function and appearance of its infrastructure. This position requires comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and operating requirements of a parks and open space system; urban and parks design concepts; capital improvement program administration; contract administration; building, facilities and grounds maintenance; municipal management, budgeting, long range planning, and regulatory requirements.  The ideal candidate has a strong, transparent, and motivating leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and develops sustainable relationships and demonstrates adaptability to thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment. The new Director will be an advocate and communicate the positive impact that parks, recreation programming and outdoor spaces has on the community.
 

Location: Aurora, Colorado
Salary: $127,816 – $191,681
Final filing date: July 26, 2019

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.