Job Posting – Canton Parks and Recreation Director

Governed by the statutes of the Ohio Revised Code, the Canton Park Commission is a three-member entity appointed by the City of Canton Mayor. The Director reports to the Commission and is responsible for planning, directing and managing the professional staff and the daily operations of parks and recreation, while carrying out the goals, strategic plan, policies, and regulations approved by the Commission. The Director of Parks will oversee operations of more than 60 parks, 2 community centers, and over 200 programs including community and senior recreation, aquatics, sports, arts, outdoor education and special events.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Public Administration or related field and six to eight years of progressively responsible experience in a related field or any combination of training, education, or experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A Master’s Degree in a related field and/or CPRP preferred.

Starting salary is negotiable. Attractive benefit package including vacation, holidays, sick leave, employer participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and career development opportunities.

Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, and any supplemental information to the Canton Civil Service Commission Office via no later than December 1, 2017.

Canton Parks and Recreation Director – Full Description

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