January 18, 2022

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla to revitalize City’s recreational programming

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today announced the City of Hoboken seeks qualified applicants for the City’s Division of Recreation. This new administrator will spearhead key initiatives to improve, expand, and modernize the City’s recreation programs.  

“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,” said Mayor Bhalla. “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 City’s 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. It offers baseball, flag football, soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, and other sports annually.    

To learn more about the role, go to www.hobokennj.gov/jobs. Those interested in submitting an application can do so online at www.hobokennj.gov/jobs or email a resume and cover letter to Personnel Officer Michael Kraus at Mkraus@Hobokennj.gov.      

The City of Hoboken offers a variety of athletic programs throughout the year to over 1,000 children across the City. Programs include soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, and more.