Jefferson County Greenways Commission


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COMING SOON: Jefferson County Greenways Commission seeks an extraordinary leader to steward the region’s greenways, parks, and recreational areas.  

The Jefferson County Greenways Commission (Commission) was established in May 2023 to oversee Red Mountain Park, Ruffner Mountain, and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, signaling a significant shift in the management and care of parks within Jefferson County, Alabama. Park responsibility has traditionally rested with individual municipalities, but the expansion of the County’s beloved nature parks requires a collaborative, cross-jurisdictional approach to effectively manage on a regional scale. This unique model offers a groundbreaking opportunity for a park leader to implement a pioneering unified management strategy.

The Commission is a first of its kind parks system model. We seek an individual with a high degree of independence who will be the driving force behind turning the Commission’s vision into reality. The Superintendent must efficiently manage the protection of the Greenways Commission’s cultural and natural resources, real property, plans, and procedures to meet the Commission's objective of providing quality service and experience to the public. They must maintain cooperative professional relationships within the community system’s purposes and ensure clear, direct liaison with local, county, and state governmental entities.

The Superintendent will bring park leadership expertise and extensive experience in park operations, capital improvement projects, and personnel management. They will lead an established team, collaborate with the Commission and key stakeholders, and manage the parks’ fiscal and operational health. The ideal candidate is people-focused, skilled at developing staff, and experienced in creating and tracking progress toward clear strategic objectives. We seek an expert implementer to maintain overall operational excellence; align strategic direction, vision, and policy; and uphold the parks’ integrity and fiscal sustainability.


A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered based on experience. The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $95,000 — $105,000. Qualified candidates outside of the range will be considered. Retirement benefits are provided through Retirement Systems of Alabama. Health benefits are provided through the State Employment Insurance Board (SEIB).


The Superintendent will work in Birmingham, Bessemer, Irondale, and Pinson, Alabama, and manage a distributed team throughout Jefferson County. Regular intra-county travel is required.

To Apply

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Start Date

Early 2024

Additional Information

For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact Daniel Student, Senior Consultant, Potrero Group at

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