Parks and Recreation Director

City of Mission, KS

Job Details

  • Job Function: Parks and Recreation Director
  • Salary: $84,399 - $122,377.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 9,516
  • Where: 6090 Woodson Rdn , Mission, KS
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Apr 8 2019

For a full position description, please visit Submit cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to No phone calls please. Review of applications begins April 22.


The City of Mission seeks a highly qualified, dynamic parks and recreation professional to lead the Parks and Recreation Department. The Department includes twelve full-time staff, and approximately 150 part-time and seasonal employees during the peak summer season. The Department budget for 2019 is estimated at $2.8 million. The Director reports to the City Administrator.

The Director will establish and administer long-range strategic plans and goals for the 80,000 sq. ft. Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center and the Mission Family Aquatic Center. Improvements and upgrades to the City’s ten outdoor parks will be an area of emphasis in the next 5-10 years. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of all phases of community recreational activities and their administration, and a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration especially with respect to personnel and budget administration.

The Director is a highly visible member of the leadership team who works closely with the Governing Body, citizen boards and commissions, consultants, vendors, patrons and residents. One to five years related experience and/or training; and a Master’s degree or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.