Parks & Recreation Director Recruitment

The City of Surprise is seeking an experienced servant leader to support and guide an accredited Parks & Recreation Department as Parks and Recreation Director. Strong candidates will be visionary team leaders who exhibit high energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. They will have experience across a variety of parks and recreation operations; and have a proven record of thinking big while following through with tangible, high-value results.

How to Apply

To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please click the button below to submit your online application, including cover letter, resume, current salary, and list of four work-related references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment).


Resume should reflect to/from dates (months and years) of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

Recruitment Timeline

  1. Application Period:  May 10, 2021 – May 30, 2021
  2. Final Filing Date:  May 30, 2021
  3. Finalists Interviews:  Week of June 21, 2021

The City anticipates filling the Parks & Recreation Director position in July 2021 (subject to relocation needs).

Note: Interview dates may be subject to change