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Director of Parks & Recreation






The City of Virginia Beach is seeking to hire a Director of Parks & Recreation that provides leadership and direction in the management, strategic planning, operations, and initiatives related to parks, community recreation centers, tennis facilities, boat ramps, a marina, an athletics program, a marketing and information systems unit, and a capital improvement program; guides opportunities that have a maximum impact on the quality of life enjoyed by all citizens. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, works closely with the Commission, and keeps the Commission informed concerning the interests, needs, objectives, and progress of plans, projects, and other factors related to Parks and Recreation. Also works collaboratively with the Parks and Recreation Foundation, Open Space Advisory Committee, and the Bikeways and Trails Committee. Uses feedback and input from throughout the organization and provides recommendations to the Deputy City Manager and City Manager on Parks and Recreation program/policy innovations, changes, and enhancements; leads organizational initiatives and assignments to support and address Parks and Recreation common issues; serves on teams and committees, and partners with various departments and agencies for effective results; and serves in other capacities in support of organizational strategies.

For more information and to apply on-line by 12/1/17 go to  EOE

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Virginia Beach, VA