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Unless directed otherwise in a job posting or advertisement, completed applications should be sent to:

City of Northville
Attn: Melissa Wyman, Finance Department
215 West Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

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The City of Northville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accepting applications for:

Parks and Recreation Director
Summer Program Counselor
Seasonal Park Worker

Parks and Recreation Director

Rate of Pay: $68,000 – $85,000
Reports To: Northville City Manager
Supervises: Parks and Recreation Supervisors and Staff

General Summary:

This is a supervisory position that plans, promotes, organizes and administers the parks and recreation department services including the direct supervision of the department’s supervisory employees. Parks and Recreation is a shared program between the City of Northville and the Charter Township of Northville. This position reports to the Northville City Manager but also works collaboratively with The Township Manager and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal administration and Parks and Recreation management.
  • Ability to analyze organizational issues and present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignment.
  • Must be proficient in the use of a computer, word processing, spreadsheet programs, desktop publishing, and other software.
  • Prepare and administer annual department/program budget.
  • Formulate objectives, plans and programs for areas of responsibility, and works with management to integrate these into the overall recreational objectives, plans and program.
  • Oversee the administration and promotion of sports programs, leagues, tournaments, exhibitions, and facilities.
  • Ability to review plans and programs of subordinates, ensuring that they are in harmony with the department’s objectives, plans and programs.
  • Ensure that authorized budgetary procedures are properly utilized within the department.

Employment Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation/Business Administration, Public Administration, supplemented by additional related training, with a Master’s Degree in Recreation/Business Administration/Public Administration preferred.

Experience: A minimum of five years of responsible experience in recreation, or related field required. Must possess a current, valid Michigan Driver’s License with a history that does not create liability concerns.

Procedure and Process for the Hiring of the Parks and Recreation Director:

  • Post the announcement with deadline for application submittal.
  • A completed employment application form filed with the community by the posted deadline.
  • Applications will be screened for candidates to progress in the process. The screening criteria will include:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree at the time of employment
  • Minimum of five years full time related work experience
  • Thorough completion of the application

The preferred candidates selected for an interview will meet the following criteria:

  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule, (night meetings, night and weekend programs)
  • Preferred work history – free of involuntary terminations, absenteeism, tardiness, and employment disciplines.
  • Background free of liability concerns related to driving
  • Candidate will have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Candidate will have experience in using various means of communication to a wide audience.
  • Candidates will have experience in team leadership including delegation and follow through.

Oral Interviews will be scheduled after screening applications. The oral interviews will include extensive questions regarding the applicants work experience. All applicants being interviewed will be asked the same questions.

The candidate selected will require interviewing, reference checking, background check, work history verification, a physical exam including a drug screen and a satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

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Summer Program Counselor

Northville Parks and Recreation Department, a shared service between the City of Northville and Northville Township is accepting applications for Summer Programs counselors. The position is a non-union, seasonal position; mid June through mid August, some prep hours in May required. Monday-Friday with the exception of calendar dictated holiday/s. Approximately 25-35 hours per week. The position is paid hourly with no benefits.

Job Summary: Under the Direction of the Summer Program Director and Assistant Director, counselors supervise children ages 5 -11, plan and lead activities including group games, swimming, crafts, for day camp and similar activities for the Safety Town Program, etc. Also responsible for set up, take down, equipment inventory and record keeping.

Minimum Qualifications: 18 years of age or older preferred. A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching, coaching or supervising children in a group setting. Babysitting jobs alone will not qualify you for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to and from the work sites. Certification of Basic First Aid and Adult & Child CPR with AED training or ability to obtain prior to first day of work.

Compensation: $8.50/hour

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016.  Mail completed application form and resume to Northville Parks & Recreation, 700 W. Baseline, Northville, Mi 48167, Attn: P. Brown, or e-mail to  No phone calls please.
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Seasonal Park Worker

Northville Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for Seasonal Park Worker, Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. Employees in this position provide maintenance services for the Northville Parks & Recreation parks and facilities. Position runs from March 21st through November 11th. This is a seasonal position.

Successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to perform basic maintenance duties. Average work week schedule would be up to 40 hours per week, with occasional flex scheduling depending on work load.

Starting wage is $10 per hour depending on experience. There are no fringe benefits with this position.

Applications accepted online at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact info: Jason Nezich 248 305 2878 /
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