The El Dorado Hills Community Services District (District) is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and forward thinking professional to serve as the next Director of Recreation who succeeds in a fast-paced, highly demanding, yet rewarding work environment. Responsibilities include all functions and operations related to the District's diverse recreation program, including planning; development and implementation of programs; originating, carrying out, reviewing and interpreting, and coordinating District policies.
A key element of the District's culture is based on open communication, and was awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence for 2013-2017 by the Special District Leadership Foundation. As a key member of the District's management staff, the Recreation Director will work closely with the District's General Manager, District Board members, peer department heads, recreation staff and members of the community.
The successful candidate is analytical, innovative and creative, adept at prioritizing projects and tasks, and provides clear day-to-day direction for operations while managing Recreation projects. Exceptional candidates will also possess the business and professional acumen to pursue delivery of a world class recreation department through partnerships, both internally and with outside agencies and community groups. This position requires a deep commitment to the success of the Community Services District, and a passion for providing exceptional public service while providing responsive, helpful and informative assistance to the District's staff and members of the community. Becoming the next Recreation Director is a unique opportunity to lead an established, resourceful and dedicated department in an innovative and thriving community. The District welcomes all applicants and encourages those who may have experience in Recreation to participate in this recruitment.
The Director of Recreation is the senior management level class responsible for all functions and operations related to recreation program planning, development and implementation. The Director of Recreation is responsible for originating, carrying out, reviewing, interpreting and coordinating policies. The incumbent plans, supervises and evaluates the work of teams responsible for supporting the District's recreational program operations. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of General Manager in that the latter has overall responsibility for administering the District's operations.
Departmental operations are coordinated with the activities of other District departments and are developed within the framework of District policies, finances and the District's Strategic Plan. The Director of Recreation has primary responsibility for dealing with difficult matters involving departmental programs, including interpretation of related laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations, and for ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal law. The position requires a demonstrated ability for working successfully with staff, management, citizens, planning groups, neighborhood associations, development corporations, Board level committees and other organizations and individuals. The position requires considerable contact and the ability to have a successful working relationship with appointed committees and elected boards.
Under administrative direction, plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services of the Recreation Department; major areas of responsibility include youth and adults sports, youth development, senior center, aquatics, special interests classes, District registration office and related program areas; develops, implements and maintains departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures, work standards, and internal controls; participates as a contributory member of the District's Management Team, coordinating efforts with the General Manager and all other departments; and performs related duties as required. Receives administrative direction from the General Manager. Exercises direct and indirect supervision over supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.
Accepts management responsibility for planning, coordinating and directing the activities, operations and services of the Recreation Department; plans, supervises, coordinates, prioritizes and monitors the work of teams responsible for supporting the District's recreation program operations; conducts staff meetings; monitors performance of department staff; coordinates the work of the Recreation Department with other District departments and divisions, outside agencies, community groups and the public.
Develops implements and maintains departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures, work standards and internal controls; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance, enhancing services and meeting goals; ensures that goals are achieved.
Participates as a contributory member of the District Management team, coordinating efforts with the General Manager and all other departments; attends meetings with the General Manager and Management Team; attends Board of Directors meetings as required; prepares and presents reports to the General Manager, Board of Directors and other public agencies or groups; analyzes complex technical and administrative challenges, evaluates alternative solutions and adopts effective courses of action.
Develops memorandums of understanding with community, school and governmental organizations to facilitate use of facilities for recreation programs, for general manager or Board approval.
Participates in the development of policies and procedures; recommends programs, projects and work assignments to the General Manager and Board of Directors; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality and accuracy; ensures compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures.
Assists with long range planning for recreation facilities based on participant needs and desires, and community input.
Provides leadership and supervision; establishes performance goals for assigned employees; coordinates and participates in the recruitment, selection, and training, assignment of work, management, discipline and termination of full-time and part-time personnel; assumes responsibility for motivating and evaluating assigned personnel; provides necessary training; initiates disciplinary procedures as is appropriate, up to and including termination.
Develops, monitors and administers the annual Recreation Department budget, including manpower needs, salary expenses, operating services supplies and equipment needs; monitors monthly budget reports for all program areas.
Directs the procurement of recreation equipment, materials and services, ensuring that all purchasing is conducted in compliance with mandated and District policies, procedures, rules and regulations; prepares, reviews and authorizes related supplies and equipment purchases;
Researches and secures alternative funding sources including sponsorships and grants to support recreation programs; researches, writes and administers grants.
Develops and administers internal controls for assigned program areas, ensuring continuous monitoring, evaluation and reporting on effectiveness of controls in meeting organizational goals.
Prepares and submits a variety of administrative, technical and fiscal reports for assigned program areas; prepares and conducts presentations on program areas to internal and external stakeholders including the Board of Directors, department heads and community groups.
Manages and coordinates all functions related to program operations, including the recruitment of a diverse range of part time employees who support the District's programs, and the provision of programs designed to support community needs and interests.
Works with supervisors and external agencies to identify community needs and ensure a diverse range of programs to meet those needs; plans and implements public engagement activities and events.
Responds to the more difficult questions and concerns from the general public and outside agencies; provides information as is appropriate and resolves public service or operational complaints; establishes and maintains customer service orientation within the department.
Monitors and keeps informed of current trends in the field of recreation program development and implementation including professional practices and techniques; stays current on state and county issues, evaluates their impact and recommends policy and procedural modifications accordingly
Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, District management, District staff and the public.
ABOUT THE EL DORADO HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT The El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) provides the community with public parks and recreation services and facilities, CC&R, design review approval and enforcement, cable television and waste/recycling collection. This local, special district is led by the EDHCSD Board of Directors, who is elected by our residents. We employ ...professional management and staff who manage the diverse services and facilities for the El Dorado Hills community. Among our responsibilities is to continue to provide quality programming for all ages at facilities that are clean, well-maintained, and safe; to be environmentally conscious; and to be responsive to our customers – the people who use our parks and recreation amenities and who enjoy and benefit from the multitude of activities and services we offer. During these challenging economic times, we remain operational because of the tremendous efforts of our employees, patrons and volunteers.