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Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services - City of Pasadena

The City of Pasadena is looking for a Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services.

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Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services

Application deadline:  Friday, June 9, 2023

The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department operates four recreation and community centers, one teen center and maintains 26 parks (with over 1,000 acres) providing the community with places for active and passive recreational activities with gorgeous views, tranquil walkways, sporting grounds and exciting playgrounds. The Director oversees a solid team of 155 employees with an additional 100+ seasonal and part-time staff. The annual budget is approximately $24 million and the department provides staff support to eight City Council-appointed commissions. Programs provided include an array of self-improvement and exercise classes, youth and adult sports leagues, support for various legal issues and document preparation, and youth workforce development, as well as multi-cultural festivals and events, and programming for youth through seniors, adaptive and inclusive recreation, before and after school care, and teen activities. 

The Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is responsible for the maintenance, development and administration of programs and operations of City parks and open space, recreation and community centers, recreation programming, and community services in a diverse and multicultural community. 

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To learn more about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, go to:

To be considered for this position: please electronically submit your resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to:

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas
Phone (510) 495-0448 

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