Parks and Recreation Director

Organization: Town of Gilbert, AZ
Salary: The starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and likely will not to exceed $141,794.
Close Date: May 12, 2013

Job Description:

Gilbert with a population in excess of 210,000 is the sixth largest community in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Recently named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live, Gilbert’s education, income, and owner-occupied housing levels are well above national averages. In addition Gilbert has consistently been one of the fastest growing communities in the country for the last 30 years. Additional information about Gilbert is available at

The Town of Gilbert functions under the council-manager form of government with the Town Manager reporting to the Town Council. The Parks and Recreation Director who reports to the Deputy Town Manager is responsible for an annual operating budget of $12 million and 105 FTE’s. Also, the Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for coordinating with Engineering Services to execute its $40 million five-year CIP program.

The Town is seeking candidates able to meet the needs of a high growth, conservative community in creative and cost-effective ways. The minimum job requirements are a Master’s Degree and seven years of experience related to the essential job duties including three years of leadership experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The salary range for this position is $105,033 to $178,556 annually with the starting salary dependent upon qualifications and likely not to exceed $141,794. Gilbert offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; and more. In order to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter with current salary by May 12, 2013 to

A detailed recruitment profile for this position will be available soon at and at the Town’s website. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants


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