Parks and Recreation Director

City of Belmont CA | Belmont, CA

Posted Date 11/28/2017

The Parks and Recreation Director is a key member of the City's senior management team reporting to the City Manager.  This at-will position will manage an operating budget of $8.5 million, and is responsible for leading a department of 23.5 FTEs, 50 part-time staff, and volunteers; management of 14 parks, 11 athletic fields, 335 acres of open space, and has oversight of robust recreation programs for seniors, adults, teens, and youth; the rental of City Buildings and picnic areas; and the coordination of youth sports program and City run pre-schools.  The Director works closely with the City's Parks and Recreation Commission to create and evaluate strategies for services and facilities.

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 If you are community oriented, have strong leadership skills, innovative, results/outcomes oriented leader who can motivate staff to perform at the highest level, and have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, please consider applying for this excellent opportunity.

The ideal candidate will possess six years of increasingly responsible parks and recreation experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility or a minimum of five (5) years of experience serving in a supervisory/management capacity in a similar setting.  Local government experience and/or current or prior experience serving in a parks and recreation supervisory/management capacity within a similar sized community is ideal.

A Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or recreation administration, parks management, or related discipline is required.  A Master's degree is preferred.

Belmont is a San Francisco Peninsula community abundant in trees, vast canyons, and homes built throughout the wooded hillsides. Located midway between San Francisco and San Jose, Belmont’s population of 26,000 accentuates it’s urban small town appeal.

Belmont is a full-service city and includes the departments of Public Works, Planning and Community Development, Police, Parks and Recreation, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, City Clerk, City Attorney and the City Manager’s Office. 

For information on benefits, please refer to the Compensation and Benefits Program for the City of Belmont Unrepresented Management Group.

To apply:

File immediately--may close at any time, when 50 applications have been received. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Belmont Human Resources, in order to be considered.

Principals or experienced managers in Parks and/or recreation field are encouraged to apply.


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