The Deputy Director will manage daily operations of assigned functional areas and provide technical support as needed. This person will perform complex professional and administrative work with an emphasis in operations administration, recreational activities and events; business service delivery; accounting and budget oversight. The Deputy Director will provide leadership assistance to the Director in planning, coordination and management of the entire department and act on behalf of the Director during absences. All duties are performed in accordance with applicable laws, resolutions and city policies.
Essential Job Duties/Work Performed
• Manages the day to day operations of all business-related activities and provides oversight and guidance to managers and supervisors. • Manages staff by planning prioritizing tasks; ensuring policy and procedure compliance; recommends changes and adjustments; develops staff through training and mentoring; evaluates employee performance and makes recommendations for promotions and/or discipline as needed. • Develops and administers the annual budget for assigned functional areas: makes recommendations to the Parks & Recreation Director; monitors budget expenditures; ensures revenue collections; and oversees payroll, procurement and accounts payable. • Develops and implements the department’s annual Capital Improvement and divisional Work Programs. • Develops the implementation of programs, events and services; evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of functional area operations and implements improvements as necessary. • Develops agendas and packet materials for city council, boards and commission meetings. • Attends city council, boards and commission meetings as required. • Actively participates on the City of Marion Leadership Team. • Assumes leadership role in developing and maintaining professional relationships with interdepartmental, local and regional partners. • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of parks, recreation, urban forestry and cemetery standards, codes and regulations. Stays up-to-date on industry trends and maintains professional affiliations.
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The Marion Parks and Recreation Department strives to meet the needs of its citizens by providing high quality parks and recreation services and facilities, and has adopted the following statements as guidelines to align with the community's vision.
Mission Statement: "To enrich Marion and the lives of our residents and surrounding communities by providing a wide-range of recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages that encourage healthy, active lifestyles and life-long learning."
Vision Statement: "Our vision is that every person enjoys unlimited access to high quality recreational programs and parks that enhance, preserve and protect the environment."