Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation
The City of Harrisonburg, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation to oversee the management of cultural arts programming, special events planning, and recreation center operations. Harrisonburg, (pop. 54,224) is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, and one of the fastest-growing cities in Virginia.
The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department manages 12 main parks, numerous playgrounds including an award-winning ‘Dream Come True Playground’, a skate park, bike trails, Smithland Athletic Complex, softball and baseball fields, a dog park, two pools, and the Heritage Oaks Golf Course. The largest park in the City of Harrisonburg is Hillandale Park which encompasses 74 acres.
The Department is an integral part of the City through the delivery of a variety of affordable leisure, recreational, and sports programs. The Department strives to provide cost-effective, year-round management and maintenance of the City’s parks, public buildings, and golf course with a workforce of approximately 80 FTEs and a budget of $6.8 million for the fiscal year 2023.
More information directly related to this opportunity is located on the City’s website: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/employment.
Application Requirements: All candidates must complete a City of Harrisonburg online employment application, including work experience and education history in the body of the application, by 5:00pm EST on Friday, July 8, 2022 to be considered for this recruitment process. In addition to the City of Harrisonburg online employment application, applicants must submit the following:
– Cover letter;
– Resume; and
– Three (3) professional references.
Applicants unable to attach documents via the online application should contact the Human Resources department at 540.432.8920 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.