The City of Stockton is seeking to fill a Recreation Superintendent position in the Community Services Department. This single-position class has division-level responsibility for operations of the City’s recreation programs and facilities. The incumbent is responsible for developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering and monitoring the Division’s budget, and directing day-to-day activities. Assignments allow for a high degree of administrative discretion and judgment in their execution. This class is distinguished from the Deputy Director of Community Services - Recreation in that the latter has overall administrative responsibility for the Recreation Division.
The ideal candidate is an emotionally intelligent, community-oriented supervisor who has extensive experience in a range of recreation operations including sports, community centers, special events and contracts. A seasoned professional with at least three years of increasingly responsible experience at the Supervisor or Manager level, the ideal candidate will also be well versed in the management and evaluation of employee performance, have a strong foundation in developing policies and procedures, and demonstrate an ability to motivate staff to improve operations and deliver excellent service. Working closely with the Deputy Director of Community Services—Recreation, the Superintendent will be a key team member responsible for making the recreation vision a reality.
The incumbent will work Mondays through Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with occasional evenings or weekends.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, or a related field; AND three (3) years of supervisory experience in recreation which has included recreation program planning and administration.
Internal Number: 0119-04208
About City of Stockton
Located in California’s great Central Valley, Stockton has grown from a community with rich agricultural roots to an urban destination with an emerging arts and cultural scene, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, and family activities. Stockton is the home of two major sports teams as well as the University of the Pacific, a California State University, Stanislaus extension campus, San Joaquin Delta College, and the robust and thriving Port of Stockton which has direct waterway access to the San Francisco Bay. Year-round events and activities make Stockton a destination for events, venues and attractions such as the Annual Jazz Brubeck Festival, Bob Hope (Fox California) Theatre, Children’s Museum, Haggin Museum, San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, and the Stockton Symphony. The 10,000 seat multi-purpose, waterfront Stockton Arena is home to the Stockton Heat, recently purchased by the Calgary Flames. The adjacent 5,000 seat Stockton Ballpark is home to the Stockton Ports single-A minor league baseball team.Stockton is the 13th largest city in California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of over 300,000 residents. It is centrally located and offers... excellent quality of life for its residents. Stockton has a long tradition of established families who have called Stockton their home for generations in addition to many new residents who have chosen Stockton as their home. The city has a number of beautiful residential communities along waterways and tree-lined streets, and it offers affordable cost of living.Downtown Stockton is located on the waterfront that has renewed energy with new development and increased opportunities as the community rediscovers its historic roots. Stockton also enjoys a bounty of fresh fruit and produce from the rich agricultural area that surrounds the City.With all of this and so much more to look forward to, Stockton’s future is bright.