*3% raise scheduled for December 31, 2019; 2% raise scheduled for December 31, 2020.
An opportunity to enhance our resident’s quality of life through innovative services and positive spaces.
The City of Santa Maria, California is looking for an exceptional Assistant Recreation and Parks Director to join their Executive Leadership Team in a quickly expanding city located in one of the most beautiful and desirable places to live in California. This opportunity is a newly created position to assist with the management of the department, as well as the likely succession plan for the Director’s retirement in the next two years. The ideal candidate is collaborative, transparent, community minded, an exceptional communicator, and has a background working with other municipal organizations, and ideally experience working with development and planning professionals and a technical background with landscape architecture. If you are looking to be part of a first-rate executive team, if you are a creative executive leader interested in making a real difference in your community and you are progressive, and bring an entrepreneurial mindset, then this is the position for you!!
The Assistant Recreation and Parks Director will assist in the oversight of the organization, including:
Parks and Landscape Maintenance,
Youth and Family Services,
Cultural Center, and
Park Ranger Division.
This is an at-will, executive position that reports directly to the Director of Recreation and Parks and oversees a budget of $9.7 million and has over $15 million in capital improvement projects planned and approved for the next five years. The Recreation & Parks department consists of 44 full-time staff, over 200 part-time seasonal employees, and 200 contract program providers. This position will also oversee:
Park planning, design and funding.
Capital improvement projects.
Contracts and partnership agreements with community groups and organizations.
Policy development, updates to service delivery, personnel recruitment, selection, management and support.