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Director of Parks and Recreation
Maryland-National Capital Park Planning Commission, MD
Job Description

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a nationally recognized leader in land use planning, parks, and recreation, achieving countless awards for innovation, stewardship and exemplary vision for enhancing the lives of current and future generations.

M-NCPPC is seeking a visionary Director of Parks and Recreation with demonstrated experience in advancing major park and infrastructure projects and recreation programs that contribute to a community’s overall quality of life. The position builds deep connections throughout Prince George’s County and consistently upholds and reflects M-NCPPC’s core values of inclusion and diversity. With an astute political awareness, the position builds effective relationships with state, regional, and local officials and, without taking political sides, advocates and partners on behalf of the Commission.

This is a highly visible position requiring exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills that demonstrate sound judgment are of critical importance to this position. Successful candidates will demonstrate visionary leadership, a passion for building community and quality of life, and successful experience in cultivating effective working relationships with the Board and staff at all levels of an organization.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, recreation management/administration, business administration or a comparable field, advanced degree preferred, and ten (10) years of senior level management experience, with at least five (5) years as executive or department head at a comparably complex organization engaged in the delivery of public parks and recreation and/or community programs or services. An equivalent combination of education and management experience will be considered. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation as granted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is a plus.

The starting salary for this position will be based on the successful candidate's experience and qualifications. The Commission provides robust and highly competitive health, employee and retirement packages benefits. Establishing residency in Prince George’s County is highly desired. Relocation is negotiable. Employment agreement available. The Commission is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Details
Job Function:
Parks and Recreation Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Maryland-National Capital Park Planning Commission
6611 Kenilworth Ave
Riverdale, MD 20737-1332
United States