Recreation Director
City of Port Washington, WI

Job Description
Your Home Port. The Premier Community on the Great Lakes. Port Washington is known for offering “a touch of New England charm combined with Midwestern friendliness” and has been named by Midwest Living to their Top 100 Best Midwest Small Town Getaways. Port Washington, today, is a tourist destination with a vibrant downtown and community events. The City’s population of 12,353 resides within seven square miles including 4 miles of waterfront. The City provides full-city services including Library, Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering, Public Works, Water and Sewer utilities, Building Inspections, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Marina, Senior Center, Library, Finance, Clerk and Administration. We are a welcoming destination for living, working, and visiting that – combined with our core values of accountability, innovation, trust, industriousness, and friendship – create an environment with opportunities to make a positive impact for our community.

The Role:
Reporting directly to the City Administrator, the Recreation Director is responsible for the planning, development, and operation of comprehensive recreation programming to include aquatics, sports and leisure leagues, athletics, cultural programs, community events, multi-generational programs, and other recreation activities. The Recreation Director will collaborate and build strong partnerships with community organizations, recreation and sports leagues, school, and other mission-similar organizations. The individual in this role will supervise three full-time employees and a large contingent of seasonal employees.The Recreation Director will oversee process improvement, provide policy direction and oversight, and serve as a member of the City Leadership Team. In a management capacity, the individual in this role will assist in the development of the City’s operating and capital improvement budgets and oversee and implement special projects.

What does it take to succeed in this role? We’re looking for a motivated individual with strong project management skills and the ability to navigate organizations to build relationships and garner support.

You should also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Public Administration, or related field
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in municipal parks and recreation
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and/or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license

Salary/Salary Range
$64,778 to $82,026 per year, dependent on experience and qualifications

Apply To
Please email your resume to Emily Blakeslee at [email protected] or click here to apply. 

Closing Date
September 30, 2022

Date Posted
August 8, 2022