Parks and Recreation Director

City of Redmond, WA - Redmond, WA

Redmond, Washington is a thriving, culturally diverse community of more than 62,100 residents who enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s year-round outdoor playground. Located just 11 miles northeast of downtown Seattle, Redmond’s diverse employment base offers more than 87,000 jobs in a variety of fields. Housing options range from stately single-family suburban homes to modern, multi-family complexes. The City maintains an excellent record for public safety and includes several award-winning schools, a great park system, an emphasis on quality development, and a commitment to protecting the natural environment.

Redmond’s extensive recreational facilities include 40 developed parks covering over 1,000 acres, seven undeveloped parks comprising another 300 acres, 29 miles of developed and managed trails, a variety of sports complexes, a Teen Center, a Senior Center, and a Community Center. Additional planning and programming are underway to meet future needs of the City as it grows and welcomes higher densification in its urban core. The Parks and Recreation Department has 75 regular employees and is supported by up to 200 supplemental employees during peak season. FY 2019-20 has an operational budget $33 million and $17 million for capital improvement budget.

Redmond is seeking a strategic, results oriented, leader that is ready to hit the ground running as Redmond’s next Parks and Recreation Director. The ideal candidate is dedicated to serving the community and has a true passion for providing the types of facilities, programs, and activities that enrich resident’s lives and create a connected community. This person is an optimistic and approachable servant leader, whose infectious “can do” attitude inspires others to accept and manage change while upholding high-performance expectations. This individual’s values should align with those of the organization: integrity, accountability, and commitment to service. A successful Director is also a supportive, respectful mentor and coach who motivates and develops staff, seeks and provides clarity, and follows through to ensure that goals and timelines are met. The person selected to fill this position will be a team-oriented problem solver who enjoys working in a highly collaborative organization where strategic decision making is shared with other members of the Directors Team.

In addition to keeping current programs and activities running smoothly, the Director of Parks and Recreation will be responsible for:

  • Promoting new and exciting ways to deliver recreation programs that enrich the community
  • Streamlining current practices to enhance cost-effectiveness
  • Implementing the recently completed Cost of Service Study
  • Facilitating an integrated customer service model
  • Developing an asset management program for the City’s parks and recreation facilities
  • Developing external partnerships to coordinate the effective delivery of services, reduction of costs, and elimination of duplicative efforts

Education and Experience:

Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of progressively responsible supervisory, management, or leadership experience. A master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration is preferred. The best qualified candidate will have significant experience leading represented and non-represented engineering and public works employees in a municipal government setting.

Apply online by May 3, 2019, at For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at [email protected] or 562-901-0769.

Salary Range: $128,328 - $179,664 per year, DOQ. Compensation also includes an attractive benefits package.

Posted On: Monday, April 8, 2019

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