Employment Opportunities

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The Connection in Summit, NJ: Full time Aquatics Director
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Ad Posted December 13, 2017 Ad to be Removed February 13, 2018


FT DIRECTOR OF RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS – Borough of RIVER EDGE.  Seeking experienced individual with strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.  Responsibilities include planning, promoting, organizing and administering municipal recreation programs and park facilities.  Overseeing scheduling, maintenance and operation of recreational facilities, field and office work also required.  Strong communication, people management, customer service and interpersonal skills required.  Will consider candidates for an interim position as well.  See website for details:  www.riveredge.nj.org, Employment Opportunities.  Please submit application to Borough Clerk, Stephanie Evans, Borough of River Edge, 705 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge, NJ 07661.  Application deadline – January 5, 2018.

Ad Posted December 8, 2017 Ad to be Removed January 5, 2018


Somerset County Park Commission: Manager, Park Rangers
Exempt Grade 15 Administrative Division
Starting Rate: $67,200
Description: Under direction of the Deputy Director/Business Administrator, responsible for the
coordination, operation, and management of the Commission’s Park Ranger personnel
and activities. This position is accountable for the efficient day to day operation of the Park Ranger Department and directly supervises two (2) fulltime supervisors who oversee 11 full-time and up to eight (8) seasonal employees.
The Somerset County Park Commission owns and maintains approximately 14,500 acres of property. The properties, which include undeveloped natural areas, developed natural areas, general-use parks, and special-use parks, attract several million visitors each year.
The Manager of the Park Ranger Department is responsible for managing general patrol, visitor services, and protection management of natural resources, and public safety issues of these areas.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree majoring in Park/Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, or related field, with a minimum of five years management experience. Neat, clean appearance and ability to work with the general public crucial. Ability to
supervise staff, departmental programs, and operation of facilities.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, and ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of programs and facilities.
Must have valid CPR and First Aid certification. Certified Recreation and Park Professional preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Benefits: The Somerset County Park Commission has a knowledgeable, motivated, and
dedicated staff. Our goal is to create a working environment that will motivate all
employees to provide unique, personalized, and unparalleled service. Each of us is
dedicated to creating a superior work experience in a friendly, efficient, and comfortable
environment. We recognize that a happy employee will lead to a satisfied customer and
the result will be a successful and profitable business.
The Park Commission offers an attractive benefits package with the following
Pension Plan – NJ Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); Voluntary 457
Deferred Compensation Plan
Life Insurance – Through PERS, non-contributory at 1.5 x salary; contributory at
an additional 1.5 x salary
Health Insurance – The Commission participates in Horizon Blue Cross Blue
Shield of NJ POS Direct Access and Delta Dental Premier Plan of NJ. A portion
of employee/dependent coverage is paid for by Park Commission
Holidays – 15 paid holidays per year
Vacation – 10 days per year minimum increasing depending on years of service
Personal Leave – 3 days per year
Sick Leave – 15 sick days per year
Flexible Spending Account – maximum amount $1000 annually
Employee Assistance Program – Free counseling services for employees and
their dependents including family, parenting and dependent care, education, daily
living and stress management, and work and career growth
Jury Duty Compensation
The Commission offers Tuition Reimbursement for approved courses.
Blood Donor Program through the County where donors can be recipients if needed.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and three professional references to
Donna Umgelter in Human Resources @
Somerset County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Ad Posted November 29, 2017 Ad to be Removed January 29, 2018


United States Tennis Association Middle States (USTA MS) has retained Vetted Solutions to recruit a new Executive Director (ED) for the association. USTA MS is located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

The organization’s focus is to effectively manage recreational and competitive programs within the geographic boundaries of the association while enhancing the image and awareness of USTA MS programs and building a sustainable partnership between the association and the constituency it serves. USTA MS serves more than 28,000 members.

The ED is responsible for implementing the strategic plan, carrying out the direction of USTA MS Board of Directors, managing the day-to-day operational programs, policies and procedures, and the functioning of the office of USTA MS.   

He/She will provide direction, support and supervision for 34 USTA MS staff to execute the policies established by the Board of Directors.  USTA MS operates on a $3M budget. This position’s focus is on ensuring that the organization is providing tools, training and leadership necessary for volunteers, community leaders and tennis enthusiasts to grow the game of tennis.

Successful candidates should possess a passion for tennis and association management; the ability to create powerfully focused staff and volunteer work teams with clear written, shared and measurable goals; a strong work ethic and creative leadership; a dedication to the well-being of the association and its mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis throughout its territory; expert and timely communication abilities with insightful use of social media; effective management, assessment, development and evaluation abilities regarding in-house and field staff; comfort in shared leadership of non-profit staff/volunteer organizations; and demonstrated credible and ethical character as a representative of the association.

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Ad Posted November 27, 2017 Ad to be Removed February 27, 2018


The Township of Bloomfield is currently seeking to hire two Recreation Leaders. The full time positions entail planning, developing, promoting and overseeing recreational programs, sports activities, cultural affairs and special events to meet the needs of the community.  

The Recreation Leader will be responsible for recruiting, training and evaluating program instructors, counselors and other paid and volunteer staff members.  They will be responsible for establishing schedules and methods for providing recreation services and will be required to participate in special events throughout the year, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Appointees must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.  Additional work experience may be substituted. 2018 Salary Range $41,616-$53,060
Please submit resume and references to:
Bloomfield Recreation Board of Commissioners
C/O Michael Sceurman, Director

Ad Posted November 27, 2017 Ad to be Removed January 27, 2018


Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator-Somerset County Park Commission

Under the direction of the Therapeutic Recreation Manager, this position, in conjunction with the other department Program Coordinator, is responsible for the planning and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities who reside in Somerset County. Programs encompass a variety of artistic, culinary, sports, fitness, and horticulture activities, as well as community outings, overnight and week-long trips, and special events. Two summer day camps are also conducted for children with learning disabilities or Asperger’s Syndrome. Evening and  occasional weekend hours required.  Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation or a  related field preferred, but at least a minimum of three years experience in planning, developing, and implementing recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Possess knowledge of various disability groups. Ability to supervise staff. Must be certified in First Aid/CPR or obtain certification within six months of employment. CTRS certification is a plus. Must possess valid driver's license and the ability to perform the responsibilities. Ability to use Microsoft Office. Must work evenings and weekends as assigned or as needed. Strong communication skills required including written, expressive, and receptive.  Salary: $38,300.00 /year.  Email resume to Donna Umgelter, Manager of Human Resources,  dmumgelter@SCPARKS.ORG.  For a copy of the job description please contact the Manager of Human Resources.

Ad Posted October 24, 2017 Ad to be Removed December 24, 2017 

FT DIRECTOR OF RECREATION & PARKS Township of SCOTCH PLAINS. Seeking experienced individual with strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Responsibilities include planning, promoting, organizing and administering municipal recreation programs and parks facilities. Overseeing scheduling, maintenance and operation of recreational facilities, field and office work also required.  Strong communication, people management, customer service and interpersonal skills required.  NJ Certified Parks Professional or Recreation Administrator preferred. Bachelor degree preferred.   Salary based on qualifications and experience. Please send resume to Township Manager Al Mirabella (amirabella@scotchplainsnj.com), Township of Scotch Plains: 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Application deadline – October 31, 2017.

Ad Posted October 13, 2017 Ad to be Removed December 13, 2017 


RECREATION ASSISTANT – LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, Morris County is seeking a Part-time Recreation Assistant who, under supervision, assists in the planning, organization, development and promotion of recreation activities. Assists in the preparation of registration and financial records and completion of reports. Assists in all other projects as assigned by the Recreation Director. Ideal candidate would have computer proficiency in various programs including Excel and Community Pass, professional demeanor in handling telephone inquiries and in-person public interaction, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle physical demands of the position including movement and transport of sports equipment, files, and materials for programs/events. Prior recreation experience preferred. E-mail resume to Township Administrator Nancy Malool at administrator@longhillnj.gov.

Ad Posted October 10, 2017 Ad to be Removed December 10, 2017 


For other Job Posting Opportunities, please visit the following sites:

Civil Service Commission

League of Municipalities

City Park Alliance