Deputy Director of Recreation Services & Golf Hiring salary range: $112,490 to $140,630 Final filing date: Monday, November 27, 2023.
Situated on prairie grasslands, rolling hills and the Black Forest’s northern tip, Aurora offers something for every lifestyle, from convenient urban living to master-planned communities. Aurora is a close-knit community with excellent services and amenities including a parks and open space system encompassing over 8,000 acres of natural areas, 99 developed parks, 180 athletic fields, 3 nature centers, and 2 reservoirs. More than 386,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado. Aurora also provides quality education, with five school districts and nine campuses of higher learning. It is an exciting time to live in and work for the City of Aurora!
The City of Aurora is seeking a Deputy Director of Recreation Services & Golf with strong leadership, financial acumen, and excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates who are strategic, solutions-oriented, and diplomatic business partners able to build the trust and support of staff and the community will be most successful. Reporting to the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, the Deputy Director supervises three direct reports and an overall staff of 140 full-time and 500 seasonal employees while planning, supervising, and administering the activities of the City of Aurora recreation facilities, programs, and golf courses. Competitive candidates will be approachable, effective communicators with the ability to demonstrate flexibility and strategic compromise.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of demonstrated leadership and management experience in an active, highly engaged community. Recreation experience in the areas of strategic planning, performance-based management objectives, recreation program and partnership development, and sustainability efforts involving economic, social, and environment policy development and implementation is also required. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a similar field is preferred, as is experience with public sector golf operations.