The City of Golden desires a creative, flexible, and passionate leader willing to try new things for alternative programming and boosting attendance to city facilities. A leader with a strong work ethic, collaborative management style, and a keen ability to communicate, listen, engage, and respond while maintaining a sense of humor will serve the department well. This role offers the right leader a tremendous range of potential opportunities to make an impact on the City of Golden now and into the future. The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for a high-performing department with a $25 million budget, 8 direct reports, and an overall staff ranging from 100 to 400 including seasonal employees. The Director leads day to day operations and ensures effective collaboration and consistency among the division’s functional departments and with the city organization.