Assistant Director - Parks and Recreation

  • City of Austin
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jan 10, 2018
Full Time Parks and Recreation Executive
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Feb 11, 2018


The City of Austin is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Director for the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. This Assistant Director will demonstrate effective leadership, strategic planning, and employee development, as well as be accountable for the functional areas of Human Resources, Budget and Finance, Marketing and Communications, Natural Resources, and Golf Services.

Job Description

The Assistant Director will serve under the direction of the Director of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Under nominal direction, this position oversees the daily operations and management of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department requiring knowledge of business planning, finance and budgeting, policy and program administration, and strategic management of human capital. Executes policies included in City ordinances, resolutions, administrative regulations, and State law.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Parks Administration, Recreation and Resources Development, Public Administration or related field, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible upper management level experience in public parks or recreation programs or a related field.

Masters degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

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Additional Information

Austin offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for the Assistant Director position is commensurate and depends on qualifications and experience.

The City of Austin offers an attractive benefits package to employees that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance in the amount of base salary, optional supplemental life insurance, short term disability coverage at no cost, flexible spending accounts, an award-winning wellness program, a legal plan, two childcare programs, compensated leave programs and commuter transportation and other services. Relocation assistance is negotiable.