The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for the direction of recreation activities for the community to include oversight and management of a city swimming facility, a gymnasium and workout facility, sports programs, interest-based recreation programs, classes, and volunteer-led community programs while overseeing the work of a team of year-round, seasonal, and volunteer personnel.
CLASSIFICATION: OVERTIME EXEMPT, SALARIED AND CONFIDENTIAL
SALARY: $57,668 – $75,637 DOE
HOURS: CAN VARY TO INCLUDE EVENINGS/WEEKENDS; MON-FRI OFFICE HOURS, 0800-1700
QUALIFICATIONS: Five (5) years’ progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation programs with three (3) years of supervisory-level experience. Valid State of Alaska driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. Preference given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or related field or certification as a Park and Recreation professional.
- Prepare and administer annual departmental budget and fee schedule.
- Establish short- and long-term plans/priorities. Recommend staff, resource and capital project requirements.
- Collect and analyze program metrics and implement changes to meet community needs.
- Develop, communicate and implement department policies and procedures.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate all Parks and Recreation personnel.
- Oversee volunteer-led programs and manage volunteer staff.
- Provide periodic written and oral status reports to the City Manager, City officials, and community at large.
- Perform facility assessments and participate on-site with capital project contractors.
- Coordinate with other department directors regarding policies, programs, personnel and fiscal matters.
- Support and record regular meetings of the Council-appointed Parks and Recreation Commission.
- Support the City Incident Command as Resource Unit Leader and Shelter Manager.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, this position is subject to a background check (criminal history, verification of education and employment history) All required licenses/certifications must remain current for the duration of employment.
TO APPLY: Download a City application and complete job description, which includes necessary knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions. Interested individuals should submit a City application, cover letter and resume to Helen Howarth, City Manager, email@example.com. Applications accepted until position filled.
THE CITY OF CORDOVA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER