City of Hoboken seeking applicants for administrator to run division of recreation


The City of Hoboken is now seeking applicants for an administrator to run the division of recreation, which is part of the department of health and human services.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“As Hoboken’s youth population continues to grow and demand for our recreation offerings climbs, we must continue to improve our existing services, as well as provide new and innovative programs to meet the needs of our residents,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“The head of the Division of Recreation will lead this effort together with the Director of Health and Human Services, Leo Pellegrini, with a focus on priorities such as upgraded technology and mobile applications for sports leagues, as well as exploring the opportunity for new and affordable programming. I encourage all those interested to apply, and I look forward to transitioning to a more modern, efficient and user-friendly recreation experience in the months ahead.”

The new head of the division of recreation, under the direction of the director of health and human services, will plan and administer a comprehensive community recreation program, coordinate recreation programs with other city departments, expand and improve the City’s recreation offerings, apply for and administer grant funds for programming, and supervise full-time and part-time staff – among other duties.

The recreation department promotes the joy of sports and physical activity through a variety of youth athletic programs to over 2,000 children annually between the ages of 5 and 18.

Currently, it offers baseball, flag football, soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, and other sports annually.

To learn more about the role, go to

Those interested in submitting an application can do so online or email a resume and cover letter to Personnel Officer Michael Kraus at

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