Parks and Recreation Director

City of Edina, MN

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager); Parks and Recreation Director
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $123,419 - $161,988.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 47,941
  • Where: 4801 W. 50th St. Edina, MN 55424
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 6 2019

The position will remain open until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume online at by March 8, 2019. For more information, contact Sharon Klumpp at or at 651-223-3053.


The City of Edina, MN is seeking an outgoing and engaging leader to direct its Parks and Recreation department. The Parks and Recreation Director oversees master planning and major park developments and improvements, and serves as a member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team. The Director is responsible, directly and through subordinate supervisors, for the performance of 57 full-time and 360 part-time staff, and an operating budget of $18 million.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, or a related
field, and 10 or more years of related experience, including five years in a leadership role in
Parks & Recreation, or equivalent. Additional desired qualifications include a master’s degree in a related field, and membership in Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) or similar professional development organization.

The salary range for this position is $123,419 – $161,988 with an anticipated starting salary of $129,590 – $148,103.