Join an award-winning agency that thrives on positive relationships and partnerships in our community. Cordova Recreation & Park District is seeking a Recreation Superintendent, a Department Head position with the responsibility for the management of a comprehensive public recreation program that meets the needs of our community. Benefits: A friendly, supportive and fun work culture where we value our people and their growth.
The Ideal Candidate
The candidate must have knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and practices of public recreation and comprehensive recreation program development. Substantial administration, budget, and business funding development experience is critical. The ability to foster relationships with key partners and stakeholders is essential. The next Recreation Superintendent should be prepared to: manage and participate in the implement goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; prepare and present complex verbal and written reports to the Board of Directors, other agencies, and community groups; develop and administer the Recreation Department annual budget by forecasting funds needed; staff liaison with the Friends of Cordova Park, Inc., a Charitable Foundation; establish and administer joint use agreements and affiliation agreements with other organizations such as school districts, local and state organizations; and analyze trends, demographics, and community conditions in the preparation of a variety of reports and memoranda on various parks and recreation related subjects.
The Recreation Superintendent performs the following essential duties:
Assumes administrative and management responsibility for the delivery of a comprehensive recreation program; manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
Provides administrative support to the Director of Parks and Recreation in planning and executing the District's missions and objectives; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; prepares and presents complex verbal and/or written reports to the Board of Directors, other agencies, and community groups.
Develops, oversees and administers the Department's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments; and allocates resources to accomplish program goals and service levels.
Gathers and interprets statistical and fiscal data, conducts research, and analyzes trends, demographics, and community conditions in the preparation of a variety of reports and memoranda on various parks and recreation related subjects; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of recreation and leisure services; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned recreation staff including those involved in organizing and encouraging the formation of clubs, teams, leagues, and special events; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures to ensure safe work practices, work quality, and accuracy and to ensure compliance to applicable rules, policies, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; motivates staff and recognizes and rewards exceptional performance; serves as mentor to staff to help promote their professional development; assigns and delegates work in order to meet performance objectives and provides guidance to assist staff performance; ensures effective staff/management relations and maintains a good working relationship with the District workforce.
Works closely with Marketing and Communications to develop the marketing of recreation programs, events, and activities; participates in the design, preparation, and distribution of recreation publicity including activity guides, District website, press releases, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and printed schedules; represents the District to the news media.
Establishes and administers joint use agreements with school districts; establishes affiliation agreements with other organizations and collaborates with local and state organizations; Staff liaison to Friends of Cordova Park, Inc., a Charitable Foundation.
Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Manages the Children's Funding Assistance (scholarship) Program including application review, client interview, fundraising and documentation; coordinates Special Event Permits and Agreements, picnic reservations, and other facility rentals; manages the online registration system, requiring coordination with software vendors.
Prepares contracts and Requests for Qualification/Proposals/Bids; administers and oversees concession and other contracts; actively seeks and applies for grants, sponsorships, gifts, and donations.
Serves as the liaison with other departments and outside agencies; attends and participates in organizational and community meetings as necessary; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; responds to inquiries or requests for service from interested community groups and citizens; interprets District policy for community groups, commissions, advisory boards, and citizens; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; responds to citizen inquiries in timely manner; establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City/County management and staff, and the public.
Provides recommendations and participates in the planning and coordination of facility development and renovation; manages/assists with capital improvement projects.
May assist in the oversight of Golf Course Operations.
The Recreation Superintendent may also perform other nonessential duties as assigned.
Education and Experience (position requirements at entry): Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management, Leisure Services, or Public/Business Administration or closely related field. Ideally possess five (5) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience that includes three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Knowledge and experience in program planning, swimming pool, sports center, or senior center operations, staff recruitment and training, the conduct of special events, coordination of volunteers, and new park development and renovation is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and all dependents; life insurance plan, long term disability, EAP; CalPERS retirement plan of 2% @ 55 for classic members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA (newly hired after 12/31/2012)
Internal Number: 00000273
About Cordova Recreation and Park District
The Cordova Recreation and Park District is one of the largest Independent Special Districts in Sacramento County. It encompasses over 75 square miles with over 120,000 residents of extraordinary diversity. The District administers a total of 438 acres which include over 40 parks and facilities including neighborhood parks, community parks, two community swimming pools, the Community Center at Hagan Park, Cordova Senior Activities Center, Mather Sports Center, and the Cordova Golf Course. The District has great potential for future growth and expansion and during the next few decades anticipates approximately 70 new parks will be built in the southeastern portion of the District. During this time, the population is estimated to double in size. Additionally, resources continue to be available to renovate existing parks and facilities. This provides the District and its employees a unique opportunity and challenge to create a legacy of parks, facilities, and recreation programs for present and future generations.
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