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 Executive Director, Parks & Recreation (The Town of Merrillville, IN) - Merrillville, Indiana, United States

Job information
Posted by: Organizational Development Solutions Inc 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: mfgL39zu9O8omXpXL2ZouRWu4v8I0K / Latpro-3821532 
Date posted: Sep-04-2021
State, Zip: Indiana, 46410


Executive Director, Parks & Recreation

The Town of Merrillville, IN

Purpose of Position

The Executive Director of Parks and Recreation is responsible for developing, planning, promoting, maintaining, and supervising department recreational programs, special events, and all park facilities including long-range strategic planning and budgeting.  This position is responsible for management of the day-to-day operations of the town’s 84,000 square foot community center that offers basketball, volleyball, running track, rock-climbing wall, fitness center, event center and various community events for residents and visitors.

Education, Training & Certification

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and significant experience working in a city or town parks and recreation department and or other pertinent managerial experience required.

Skills and Competencies

  • Communications skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Scheduling flexibility

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Plan capital expenditures for the town’s parks and recreation department.
  • Design appropriate parks and recreation programs to fit the needs of the community.
  • Ensure that revenue is properly accounted for and balanced with the budget.
  • Prepare annual budget request to the town council/town manager.
  • Create regular reports for the town council and appropriate committees.
  • Present information to the town council Parks Committee and the Dean and Barbara White Community Center Committee on budgeting and other department matters.
  • Coordinate fundraising initiatives for the department.
  • Oversee marketing and publicity tried to the town recreation department.
  • Interact with other town department directors and managers on budgeting issues and publicity as well as sharing department resources with other departments as needed.


The Town of Merrillville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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