The General Manager (GM) reports directly to the Board of Directors, manages District operations to provide for quality service provision, provides professional and technical staff support, and assistance to the Board, and coordinates all District activities with Federal, State, County, local and private agencies. Performs additional duties as required.
Implement the policies and directives as set by the Board of Directors for the operations of the District
Supervise and hire employees of the District
Manage the Isla Vista Community Room and other District facilities
Oversee the District’s finances
Conduct community outreach, analyze the needs of the District, and make recommendations for future acquisitions, projects and improvements to meet those needs
Communicate with Board members in a proactive manner during and outside of Board meetings
Train and manage staff of public policy interns
Recruitment Opens: October 10, 2018 Deadline for Applications: November 9, 2018 Invitations to Interview: November 14, 2018 Interviews Conducted: November 26-30, 2018 Target Hire Date: December 11, 2018
Please submit your application, cover letter, and resumé to Ethan Bertrand, President of the Board. firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE ISLA VISTA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
Isla Vista, CA is a close-knit beachside town along the South Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. It is known for its youthful atmosphere and the adventurous spirit of its residents. The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) was formed in early 2017 (Pursuant to Government Code § 61250) after years of struggles for local governance and decision making by the residents of this unincorporated community. The District currently manages community facilities and programs, contracts for certain policing services, operates a tenant/landlord mediation program, and more, while continuing to build the administrative structure of our newly formed District. The adopted 2018-2019 budget includes a total operating budget of $1.3 million for public safety, community programming, public works, housing mediation services, and more. The District’s vision is to be a voice for Isla Vista, by Isla Vista, building the community we deserve.
Pursuant to Government Code § 61250, the Isla Vista Community Services District is authorized to:
Create a tenant mediation program;
Finance the operations of area planning commissions;
Exercise the powers of a parking district;
Contract with the County of Santa Barbara or the Regents of the University of California, or both, for additional police protection services;
Acquire, construct, improve, maintain, and operate community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centers, libraries, theaters, museums, cultural facilities, and child care facilities;
Acquire, construct, improve, and maintain sidewalks, lighting, gutters, and trees to supplement the level of service already provided by either the County of Santa Barbara or County Service Area 31;
Finance the operations of municipal advisory councils;
Contract with the County of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara County Department of Planning and Development’s Code Enforcement Program, or both, to provide Code Enforcement services to supplement the level of service provided by either the County of Santa Barbara or the Santa Barbara County Department of Planning and Development’s Code Enforcement Program, or both.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following attributes and qualities:
Willingness to understand and take part Isla Vista’s unique community culture.
Substantial, progressively responsible experience which demonstrates the ability to lead, motivate, establish goals, organize, and oversee all District functions.
Ability to think issues through, and recommend sound alternatives and solutions.
Proven ability to work with local and state officials in relation to District matters.
Experience writing and securing grants from public agencies and private foundations.
Ability to build organizational capacity.
Holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited College/University.
Additional Salary Information: HEALTH INSURANCE
The District will provide up to $5,050 per year in healthcare cost reimbursement through a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Account (QSEHRA).
The District will contribute to a 457(b) non-qualified, tax advantaged deferred-compensation retirement plan.
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