GVRD is looking for a dynamic, innovative, energetic, passionate, and interdepartmental team builder to join our Executive Staff to plan, organize, and manage the Recreation Department. Our top candidate will develop, and administer the divisional budget, attend Board meetings, prepare and present verbal and written reports, conduct site visits, supervise Recreation staff, collaborate with other District departments and the community, and take our Recreation Department to the next level!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
Leads Recreation policy development and implementation.
Prepares and submits a variety of reports, correspondence, grant requests, community notifications, press releases, and RFP/RFQs.
Attends various meetings with internal and external committees. Facilitates direct report staff meetings.
Drafts contracts and agreements. Conducts research into grants and submits applications.
Manages Community Engagement and involvement in Recreational Services.
Performs related work as required.
Work requires managing and monitoring work performance of an organizational unit (i.e. Recreational Services) or key work area including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, establishing broad organizational goals and realigning work and staffing assignments for the department.
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Principles and practices of budget oversight and management
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, including applicable software
Principles and practices of employee supervision
Current theories, principles, practices, and application of recreation
Innovative Recreation Programming
Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
Meet schedules and deadlines of the work.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.
Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District staff and Community members.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary for the Recreation Superintendent will be
$97,260.80 to $118,248.00. An at-will contract will be offered to the top candidate with an initial one year term in this executive level salaried position. Moving forward, the Recreation Superintendent will negotiate additional contract years and terms with the General Manager. Additionally, GVRD offers an excellent benefits package including:
CalPERS Retirement for both Classic Members and New Members as defined by PEPRA. Employees are responsible for paying the employee portion of the CalPERS retirement contribution.
Generous vacation, sick, executive, and holiday leave.
Healthcare benefits include options for:
CalPERS medical insurance;
Dental, Vision (100% District paid);
Deferred Compensation (No employer match and only those cafeteria funds not used for benefits);
*Cash in lieu if not electing benefits in the amount of $225 per month with proof of comparable, full medical insurance through another source.
Life Insurance: Employer paid life insurance and AD&D policies – $50,000.
Voluntary Employee paid life insurance and AD&D options
Employee Assistance Program
About Greater Vallejo Recreation District
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, an Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers.
GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land.
GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2020-2021 fiscal year budget of approximately $10 million for general fund operations, recreation revenue and Measure K. The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.