This position works under the general direction of the Director of Parks & Neighborhoods to manage, plan, evaluate the direct services and public programs components of the Division including golf, tennis, aquatics, athletics, stadium, youth and family, and senior programs. Oversees the delivery of services through the City-owned community centers, senior centers, museums, and golf courses. Serves as liaison to nonprofit partners managing City-owned assets under the Parks & Neighborhoods jurisdiction. Attends board meetings, manages multi-year agreements, and oversees City support of the partnerships. Works with subordinates and Division management staff to develop, review and prepare annual budget for the assigned service centers. Reviews and/or prepares reports and monitors adherence to adopted budget for the Division service centers. Develops short- and long-range plans for direct services that are responsive to community needs. Develops and implements standards of customer service and operational excellence. Supervises grant and resource development activities undertaken by the Division, including review of grant applications and reports. Manages special projects and initiatives that advance the mission and goals of the Parks & Neighborhoods Division. Attends meetings and conducts site visits throughout the City. Ensures the Divisions' operations are in compliance with City policy and procedures. Develops, implements, and evaluates performance and operating goals. Manages all aspects of Human Resources, Risk Management, OJI, Payroll, Contract Compliance, Performance Evaluations, and Safety for the Division. Responsible for compliance of all rules, laws, regulations, and licensing or reporting requirements from any legal and authorized agency outside the City.
Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. May be required to travel to offsite meetings in various locations throughout the City.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment. Outdoor activities will be conducted in a variety of off-site settings during seasonal activities or special events. Must be on-call 24 hours a day. Work schedule may include weekend and evening hours.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Parks & Recreation, Business Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or related field and seven (7) years' experience as a Senior Manager or Administrator in Park or Recreation Services; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
Please submit answer to the following required questions
Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Parks & Recreation, Business Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or a related field? __Yes __No
Do you have a minimum of seven (7) years experience as a Senior Manager or Administrator in Park or Recreation Services? __Yes __No
Please describe, in 250 words or less, the qualifications that you bring to the Deputy Director position with a special focus on your experience in the parks/recreation/sports management field.
Please describe how you have managed change while serving in a leadership or supervisory position. Thinking about your actions to move staff to embrace change, what strategies were most successful / least successful in your effort?
What are some of the innovations in the parks/recreation/sports management field that you find most exciting?
City of Memphis, Division of Parks & NeighborhoodsThe Division of Parks and Neighborhoods supports an active civic culture reflective of the diversity of the community's voices. The Division oversees all Parks, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Aquatic Centers, Tennis Centers and Golf facilities across the City of Memphis. Our goal is to create thriving communities through people, services, pro...grams, parks and our facilities. We have been providing fun and educational activities for the residents and visitors of Memphis for over 100 years and many activities are free. Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods oversees: 162 Parks 83 Playgrounds 25 Summer Day Camps with 2,000 campers a year 24 local Community Centers and 5 Senior Centers & 4 Rec Svcs Facilities (former head start sites) 17 Aquatic Facilities (13 outdoor and 4 indoor) 1 Sprayground - Peabody Park 8 Golf Courses 34 Soccer/Football Fields 182 Basketball Hoops Indoor and Outdoor 113 Ball diamonds 7 Tennis Centers 2 Dog Park - Tobey Park and Overton Park 1 Skate Park - Tobey Park 1 Marina - McKeller Lake at King/Riverside Park The May Soccer Complex The Award-winning Skinner Development Center for people with special needs The Memphis Zoo and Brooks Museum of Art The Memphis Botanic Garden and Pink Palace Family of Museums Why not plan an outing with your family or join a sports team? There are so many things to do in Memphis. We are just waiting for you to join in!