General Manager Application deadline: Friday, December 18, 2020 Annual salary range: $262,891 to $335,670
(Commensurate with experience and qualifications.)
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is the jewel of the East Bay and is looking for their next General Manager! With 73 parks, 125,000 acres, 55 miles of San Francisco Bay and Delta shorelines, 1,330 miles of park trails and a regional green trail transportation network of 120 miles of paved trails, EBRPD is the largest regional Park District in the United States and is a pioneering and progressive national leader in the parks and conservation field. From shorelines, lakes, wilderness areas, forests, visitor centers, swim facilities, golf courses and cultural sites, EBRPD has a diverse portfolio of parks across two counties which include 33 urban cities.
The quality of life available in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the East Bay in particular, is well documented as fundamental to its vital, innovative, and diverse economy. Located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay quality of life is enhanced by a Mediterranean climate, easily accessible high-quality parklands, open spaces, waterways, world-class educational and cultural/arts institutions, a culturally diverse and well-educated work force, vital urban centers, and transportation connectivity. The East Bay has shaped the national discussion around issues of environmental protection, social justice, and parkland preservation.
Under the policy direction of an elected Board of Directors, the General Manager will oversee a $276.9M balanced budget, including a $1M contribution to the District’s pension trust to stabilize and minimize future pension costs, and an appropriation of over $40 million for dozens of capital projects throughout the Park District. Headquartered in Oakland, a staff of 874 (FTEs) permanent/seasonal employees oversee all facets of the Park District’s responsibilities including Acquisition, Development and Stewardship; Finance and Management Services; Human Resources; Legal and Risk Management; Park Operations; Public and Government Affairs; and a Public Safety Division with a full-time Police and Fire department. Experience in park operations, park planning, natural resources, design and construction, land acquisition, public outreach programs, public labor relations and legislative advocacy is highly desirable.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in management, business or public administration or a closely related field. Professional experience shall include 10 years in public sector management, with at least 5 years be at the senior management level of a very large, multi-functioning, and multi-funded organization. Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or a closely related field is highly desirable and be accepted as a substitution for two of the required ten years of experience.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume (reflecting beginning/ending dates for each position, major responsibilities and accomplishments, as well as the size of staff and budgets managed), cover letter, a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) on our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1697
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The East Bay Regional Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
About East Bay Regional Parks District
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay.The East Bay Regional Park District will preserve a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and will set aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.