Join an award-winning agency that thrives on positive relationships and partnerships in our community. The Cordova Recreation and Park District is seeking a Recreation Superintendent, a Department Head position with the responsibility for the management of a comprehensive public recreation program and golf course. 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, principals, and practices of public recreation and comprehensive recreation program development and golf course management. 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 implementation of 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 Cordova Recreation and Park Foundation, 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 following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
The Recreation Superintendent performs the following essential duties:
Assumes administrative and management responsibility for the delivery of a comprehensive recreation program including golf course operations; 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, golf course 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 staff including those involved in organizing and encouraging the formation of clubs, teams, leagues, tournaments 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 and golf programs, events, and activities; participates in the design, preparation, and distribution of recreation publicity including recreation 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 the Cordova Recreation and Park Foundation.
Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Manages the Fee Assistance (scholarship) Program including application review, client interview, fundraising and documentation; coordinates Special Use Permits and Agreements, picnic reservations, and other facility rentals; manages the online registration systems, 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.
The Recreation Superintendent may also perform other nonessential duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include:
FULLY PAID medical, dental, and vision premiums for employee and eligible dependents; life insurance plan equivalent to one year of salary; long term disability; and EAP. Additional benefits available at employee cost.
CalPERS retirement enrollment: 2% @ 55 for classic members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA members. CalPERS 457 (deferred compensation) plan available at employee cost.
Vacation accrual of 8 hours per month to start, sick leave accrual of 8 hours per month.
Administrative Leave of eighty (80) hours per calendar year.
Holidays: eleven (11) fixed and one (1) floating per calendar year
Internal Number: 00000294
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.