The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Youth and Countywide Sports Division Chief to lead the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Department’s initiative to expand athletic opportunities for the county’s 912,000 residents and establish a countywide youth sports registration system serving 180,000 plus young people.
The newly created Division includes three major programs: Sports, Health and Wellness and Permits and Field Operations. A primary focus for this position is to direct and oversee the creation of a countywide network with one-stop access for youth sports registration and permitting of fields and facilities operated by the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Department and partnering agencies such as the Prince George’s County Public Schools and Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club. The Division Chief reports to the Deputy Director of Facility Operations, and directly supervises a three-member team comprised of the Assistant Division Chief, the Health and Wellness Officer and the Administrative Supervisor. For fiscal year 2020, the Division has a budget of $3.4 million and 23 full-time staff. The Division is expected to grow with the annual budget reaching $4.7 million in fiscal year 2021 and 29 full-time staff.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation or a related field and six years of highly responsible varied park and recreation experience, including four years at a supervisory level. A master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Previous experience in facilities management and certification as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) are preferred.
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