The search begins for a new Director of Recreation for Norwich, as Jill Kearney Niles recently announced her retirement, after 26 years of service. See Rec Director To Retire.
On the Connecticut River in the heart of the Upper Valley and adjacent to Dartmouth College, Norwich takes its recreation seriously. Trails abound. Youth have access to baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and, yup, yoga and fencing, too. There are events like Circus Camp, Touch-a-Truck, Labor Day Run, and Halloween celebrations. We have ice skating on the Town Green, outdoor tennis courts, a picnic pavilion, a youth mountain bike trail, and a park that even includes a pizza oven. And, since Norwich seems to spawn more USA Olympians per capita than the rest of the US, perhaps the incoming Director will mentor a future medalist!
Minimum qualifications: BA/BS in a related field and at least 3-5 years of experience sufficient for a thorough understanding of the diverse objectives and functions of recreational opportunities during all of Vermont’s seasons (indoors and out). Public presentation, writing, and superior “customer service” communication skills are integral for this position. The successful candidate will be organized, self-motivated, people-oriented, and skilled in volunteer recruitment. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary starts at $64,165 with excellent benefits.