Township

Position Openings

Internship – Parks & Recreation

Internship – Parks & Recreation: (Click for job description) Seasonal, part time, paid hourly. Applicants should be enrolled in related academic program or recent graduate.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Tuesday April 20th, 2021 to: Mark Fitzpatrick, Ada Township Parks, P.O. Box 370. Ada, MI 49301 or email mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com

Softball Program Assistant

Softball Program Assistant: (Click for job description) Seasonal, part time, paid hourly. To assist with softball games, maintaining fields, parks, trails and recreation programs.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Tuesday April 20th, 2021 to: Mark Fitzpatrick, Ada Township Parks, P.O. Box 370. Ada, MI 49301 or email mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com

Recreation Program Assistant

Recreation Program Assistant: (Click for job description) Year-round, 30 hours per week, paid hourly. To assist with planning and implementation of recreation and education programs and community events.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Tuesday April 20th, 2021 to: Mark Fitzpatrick, Ada Township Parks, P.O. Box 370. Ada, MI 49301 or email mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com

Downtown Development Authority Director

The Ada Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) seeks a qualified individual to support the DDA Board and administer DDA plans, projects and programs. The DDA District includes the Ada Village town center, surrounding residential neighborhoods, and commercial and industrial areas along the M-21 (Fulton St.) corridor. The Ada Village area is in the midst of a major physical transformation that will retain the traditional small-town character of the historic Village core, while replacing its 1970’s-era shopping center with a walkable, mixed use environment with traditional urban form. The Township has recently completed a 3-acre riverfront park, and a 24,000 square foot Community Center which features a Kent District Library branch both of which are in the district. This position offers the opportunity to be a part of this exciting time in the Ada’s history. The director will manage an annual budget of approximately $600,000.

Ada Township, population 14,391, is a world-class community located just 12 miles to the east of Grand Rapids. Ada residents are very proud of their unparalleled amenities. From Legacy Park to the 1867 Covered Bridge, Ada is the type of community that attracts all walks of life. With quaint neighborhoods, award-winning schools, a regional trail system and easy access to the big city, Ada is one of Michigan’s premier communities.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business or a closely related field

• Three or more years of applicable experience preferred in the same or related fields.

• Experience in one or more of the following areas: community planning, urban design, economic development, business, marketing, finance, grant writing, public relations, and project management.

• Basic knowledge of downtown development planning, municipal infrastructure and public finance.

• Ability to meet numerous deadlines, concentrate, scrutinize project or work details, organize, prioritize, schedule work independently, and produce quality work in a timely and efficient manner.

• Strong written and oral communications skills.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, applicants, community groups, residents and other professionals and representatives of the general public and other agencies.

Compensation range for the position is $52,032 to $60,000 (DOQ), plus a full benefit package including a defined contribution retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter, resume and five professional references to Julius Suchy, Township Manager at jsuchy@adatownshipmi.com or by mail at PO Box 370 Ada, MI 49301 by 5:00 pm on Friday April 9, 2021. Ada Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The full position description can be downloaded in pdf format using the following link:

DDA Director Position Description