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!
Qualifications & Requirements
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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 directreport staff meetings.
Drafts contracts and agreements. Conducts research into grants and submitsapplications.
Manages Community Engagement and involvement in Recreational Services.
Performs related work as required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Work requires managing and monitoring work performance of Recreational Services, including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, establishing broad organizational goals and realigning work and staffing assignments for the department. Communications and discussions result in decisions regarding policy development and implementation. Interaction with others outside the organization requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY This position is responsible for department-wide financial decisions and has major fiscal responsibility. The top candidate will assure that appropriate linkages exist between budget requests and departmental goals and objectives. The Recreation Superintendent monitors budget plans and adjusts as necessary to help both the department and the district excel.
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.
How To Apply
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE Please respond to the questions below and include your one page response in your application packet.
Briefly describe your experience preparing annual recreation division budgets. Include the size and organization/complexity of the budget. Provide three examples of community outreach and staff engagement that resulted in programs and services filling a need or bringing residents together in the community. Briefly describe two innovative revenue generating programs you’ve championed, or program ideas you would like to bring to the community in the future. Briefly describe the leadership framework you use for building trust and a team atmosphere both at the departmental level as well as interdepartmentally.
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 The 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, and 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 2018-2019 fiscal year budget of $7.9 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million. The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.