An opportunity to enhance our resident’s quality of life through innovative services and positive spaces.
Do you imagine yourself being part of a first-rate executive team? Are you someone with the courage and skills to be a transformative executive leader to create a real difference in your community? Do you bring a progressive and entrepreneurial mindset? This is your chance to utilize all of your talents to enhance our Community Services programs, facilities, parks and open spaces, and enrich the health and quality of life of the San Rafael community.
The City of San Rafael is looking for a Community Services Director. We invite you to lead innovative changes in support of a flourishing city. The successful candidate will have a history of pushing the envelope to bridge the public-private divide, think beyond bureaucracy and to provide excellence in service and programs while balancing a culture of fun and professionalism. The ideal Director will have experience with community services, park development and recreation programs, facility management, child care and cultural services. This is a great position for a candidate who brings excellent communication and leadership abilities and is looking to work for an innovative City administration that focuses on reducing process and bureaucracy, while making things happen.
The Department of Community Services is progressive, creative and enterprising. If you are looking for an innovative, forward thinking organization where you have exceptional opportunities to advance a career, take on exciting projects and be a part of a dynamic leadership team, then this is a great match for you! Read further for a sneak peek of the exciting opportunities awaiting our next Director.
The department oversees the following facilities and parks:
3 Community Centers
7 School Age Licensed Child Care Centers
2 Preschool programs
2 Municipal pools
Falkirk Cultural Center
2 sports field complexes
19 parks with 5 group picnic facilities
8 tennis courts
2 community gardens
The Community Services Director leads five divisions: Administration, Facilities, Community Programs, Youth and Family Services and the Falkirk Cultural Center. This position is part of the City’s executive team with a team culture that inspires creative thinking, engagement and supports quality of life and work-life balance. This is an at-will, executive position that reports directly to the City Manager and oversees a budget of $8.4 million with outside revenues of approximately $7 million and has over $600,000 in capital improvement projects planned and approved for the upcoming year. The Director oversees a solid executive team of five division managers that oversee 52 full-time staff, over 200 part-time seasonal employees, and 200 contract program providers. This position will also oversee:
Park planning, design and funding.
Capital improvement projects.
Contracts and partnership agreements with community groups and organizations.
Policy development, update to service delivery, personnel recruitment, selection, management and support.
Candidate should have:
A Bachelor’s Degree in recreation administration, business, public administration, or related field, and five years of experience in municipal recreation administration including at least two years in a senior supervisory and management role with budget and revenue generation experience. However, we will consider any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledges, skill and abilities desired. A Master’s Degree is desirable.
Background working for or with a municipal organization in parks and recreation is ideal, however someone with a background in private sector recreation management or facilities, such as a theme park (e.g., Disneyland) would be exciting to also consider.
Recent membership, involvement with California Parks and Recreation Society, National Park and Recreation Association and/or participation in other related professional organizations.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. The salary range for this position is $127,464 – 154,932 annually DOQ/DOE, and a competitive benefits program, please see link for complete details
Interviews are scheduled for December 7 & 8, 2017; please hold the dates on your calendar. This is a two day interviewing process. Selected candidates will be required to participate in the first round of interviews and finalists will be invited to return for the second day. Candidates selected to interview will be notified November 17, 2017.
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