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 Parks & Recreation Director

The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing all Parks & Recreation Department policies, procedures and standards for successful service delivery, including creation and implementation of marketing plans, evaluation of recreation programs; development and oversight of department budget and plans including goals and objectives; approves expenditures and monitors revenues and expenditures; recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate staff; fosters cooperative working relationships with other departments, outside agencies and the public served. This is a management position reporting directly to the General Manager.

The ideal candidate for the Parks & Recreaiton Director of the McKinleyville Community Services District will join a professionally committed informal working atmosphere and will possess many of the following personal and professional attributes:

Engaging leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff to achieve District goals.
Strong and effective communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to present technical information with ease. 
Attention to detail, organized and risk averse.
Strategic thinker and innovative with a long-term vision.
People oriented, enthusiastic and passionate about working with a team.

In summary, the ideal candidate will be highly qualified, experienced, and motivated to connect with the community, staff, and the Board and who will oversee the Parks & Recreation services of the District with an effective and engaging style.

Education & Experience

A combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and skills may include the following:
Experience: Minimum five (5) years of full-time supervisory or administrative experience in the field of parks & recreation. 
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a 4-year college or university with a degree in recreation administration, public administration or related field
Special Skill Requirements: The position requires servant leadership, excellent verbal and written communication skills; customer service skills; and proficiency with computer networks and software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access).  

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package that considers the candidate’s qualifications and track record of career success.  The existing monthly salary schedule for this position is $5,754-$7,344 and includes a generous benefit package (including Health & Dental Insurance, PERS and Deferred Compensation).  

Application & Selection Process 

The filing deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024  Please submit a resume, letter of interest, five work-related references and current salary to:

Joseph Blaine, Board Secretary
Parks & Recreation Director Search
McKinleyville Community Services District
PO Box 2037
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone: 707.839.3251
Fax: 707.839.8456