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Centerville-Washington Park District-Director -Wed, 10/14/2020 - 4:18pm



Centerville-Washington Park District
Centerville , OH 45459
United States
Ohio US

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The Board of Commissioners is seeking to employ a dynamic individual to plan, organize and direct all operations of the district. For application instructions, additional information and a full job posting, please visit:

Application deadline: November 6, 2020


• A bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred.

• Ten years of administrative experience in the park and recreation field. Experience as a director preferred.

• Possess an understanding of sustainability principles and management of natural resources and the eco-system.

• Effective interpersonal skills. Must possess compassion and the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals.

• Comprehensive planning skills and experience. Ability to assess community needs, research trends and innovative concepts as they apply to improvement of the agency operations and long-range planning.

• Evidence of skills and experience in developing short-range and long-range goals to incorporate the agency’s master plan.

• Ability to plan, establish and evaluate a vision for the agency.

• Demonstrated skills in seeking outside funding for the agency.

• Experience in facility park, and program management from planning stages through day-to-day operations.

• Proven track record of developing strong intergovernmental relationships and cooperative efforts.

• Demonstrated success in administration and budget management. Must have experience in the creation of a sound fiscal program including: capital projects, budgeting, forecasting, development of projects through the tax levy (referendum) process, and other alternative funding sources; e.g. foundations/federal/state grants and enterprise operations.

• An in-depth understanding of the board/director relationship and the ability to cultivate a positive working relationship with all commissioners. Accessible to commissioners and citizens.

• A valid driver’s license.


Additional Salary Information:

-Commensurate with experience

-Comprehensive benefit package

-Relocation expenses to be negotiated

The Village of Centerville covered 2.5 square miles in the early 1950s. The unincorporated part of Washington Township, which covered 30 square miles, was 90% farmland. That open space included countryside, many natural wooded areas and a network of creeks and streams. In 1952, Montgomery County brought the public water line into the township, making the area ready for development, both housing and commercial. Local residents interested in preserving open space in the community established the Centerville-Washington Park District (also known as the Washington Township Park District) in 1959. The Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) now operates eight community parks, nine nature parks and 34 neighborhood parks encompassing 1,030 acres in Centerville and Washington Township. Each of the 51 parks has varying amenities. You will find a sprayground, a dog park, a skatepark and an archery range; top-notch sports fields; hiking trails and nature preserves; and more, all within the boundaries of one south Dayton, Ohio suburban community of 56,000 people. The median household income in the community is $81,000. U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Dayton, Ohio is ranked: #69 in Best Places to Live #75 in Best Places to Retire #3 in Best Places to Live in Ohio

Full Name 
Alan Howard