Become Part of Our City’s Team
The City of McMinnville, Oregon is seeking a dynamic and broadly experienced leader to serve on the City of McMinnville’s Management Team. The Parks and Recreation Director’s position experiences high public interaction and enjoys active engagement with significant agency, organization, and citizen partners within the community. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing community and an organization committed to maintaining a safe and livable environment, open governance and efficient delivery of public services.
The City of McMinnville has a great deal to offer the new Parks and Recreation Director, including a supportive Mayor, City Council, City Manager, staff, and community. McMinnville (population 33,000) is located in the western portion of Oregon’s agriculturally rich Willamette Valley on U.S. Highway 99W. McMinnville’s historic Third Street was recently honored by the American Planning Association as one of its prestigious Great Streets in America. The historic downtown was also recently recognized by Parade Magazine as the best downtown west of the Mississippi River. McMinnville is a progressive, easy-going city that enjoys a central location to the Pacific Ocean beaches, the big City (Portland) and the State Capitol. It’s an easy scenic drive to Mt. Hood and other exciting winter activity areas. McMinnville is home to Linfield College, one of the nation’s most respected small colleges.
McMinnville has a Council-Manager form of city government. It is a full service city, providing a broad range of public services, and has a statewide reputation for stability and effective governance.
A recent citizen survey rated the City’s livability very high. The small-town atmosphere, the historic downtown area, and community spirit were most highly valued by those responding to the survey.
The Parks and Recreation Director reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the comprehensive operations of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Department includes a wide variety of Recreation programs and services, facility operations of McMinnville’s Aquatic, Community and Senior Centers as well as park system planning development (implementation of McMinnville’s Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, adopted in June 1999). The Parks and Recreation Director will lead, support and elevate a team of nine professional staff, 125+ part-time staff and over 300 volunteers through motivation, engagement and empowerment.
The Director actively participates and adds value to the high functioning leadership team while supporting mutually beneficial service outcomes.
The Parks and Recreation Director will prepare and manage an annual Department budget of $2.7 million. The City currently has 18 developed parks and greenways (340 park acres owned; 280 developed).
The job description for the Parks and Recreation Director may be found on the City’s website.
Parks and Recreation Management Team
The Department’s experienced Management Team is currently comprised of three Recreation Program Managers, three Supervisors (one position open) and three Coordinators with a combined 120 years of professional experience. The Management Team develops and administers their respective facility and program budgets and actively promotes programs and services of the Parks and Recreation Department.
- Complete new construction specifications and documents (currently underway) for McMinnville’s new NW Neighborhood Park and barrier free Playground; Execute a construction bid process and contract award that leads to the planned park construction in a timely fashion; maintain contact with project related grant providers, ensuring successful communications during the Director position transition.
- Within two years, conduct a comprehensive, citizen involved process updating McMinnville’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan to create a citizen driven, practical ten year “road map” of community priorities relative to program planning, park development, indoor recreation facility development, and funding.
- Determine functional priorities, needs, responsibilities and duties for filling open Recreation Supervisor position.