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Friday, 22 February 2019 15:32


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Parks & Recreation Director, City of Marshfield, MO 65706

The City of Marshfield, Missouri is seeking an innovative and experienced leader to serve as our Parks and Recreation Director.

The Successful Candidate: Will be an effective communicator with excellent people skills as the position has extensive interaction with the program participants, coworkers, elected officials, community partner organizations, and the public. Internal and external customer service is a priority with an emphasis on delivery of quality programs and services to the community.

Works is performed under the general administrative direction of the City Administrator and is responsible for providing leadership of the Parks and Recreation Department. This position works with a 9-member Park & Recreation Committee. The ideal candidate should possess:

• Ability to collaboratively plan, develop, execute and evaluate programs, activities, events, and facilities for community members of all ages

• Innovative mindset, emotional intelligence, leadership qualities and team skills necessary to advance the community’s values, vision and plans for a comprehensive recreational system;

• Proven management skills;

• Ability to implement parks and recreations master plans;

• Experience with the operation and maintenance of a community pool facility,

• Knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive park and recreation system;

• Knowledge of funding parks capital projects, programs and operations;

• Understanding of principles and practices of maintenance, construction and use of public buildings and park facilities;

• Familiarity with methods for marketing of programs and facilities;

• Ability to continually learn and expand their knowledge base.

 It is preferred that the successful candidate have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in parks and recreation management or administration, public administration or closely related field and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation services.

Starting Salary & Benefits: The starting salary is $40,000 to $50,000, dependent on qualifications, experience and demeanor. A full benefit package is also provided which includes: 100% city paid medical insurance coverage for employees and 80% city paid coverage for family members as well as Missouri LAGERS plan L-6.

Submittal Information: Applications can be obtained below or at Marshfield City Hall, 798 S. Marshall Street, Marshfield, MO.

For additional information please contact John Benson, City Administrator, at .

Position is open until filled, review begins upon submittal.

Applications and submittals should be submitted to:

City of Marshfield
Attn: City Clerk
798 S. Marshall Street
Marshfield, MO 65706

The City of Marshfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer / ADA compliant employer.