THE OPPORTUNITY Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation and Community Services, the Recreation Manager directs, plans, organizes and manages recreation programs and services for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in one of five areas: Business Services; Community Services; Cultural Arts; Leisure and Aquatics; and Sports and Athletics. This position functions as a member of the recreation division management team and works to plan and carry out the department’s vision, mission and values.
Recreation Managers lead and direct a variety of staff including supervisors, coordinators and specialists, pool managers and other aquatic staff. Recreation Managers provide leadership and support in the creation of departmental policy, administrative planning and addressing departmental challenges. They prepare, execute and monitor expenditures of the annual budget for their assigned area of responsibility; analyze and evaluate assigned program performance per performance measurement criteria and apply data to program performance improvements. Recreation Managers work with various department divisions, across section of departmental staff, community groups and the general public to interpret and explain Department policies and decisions, and to develop support for the Department’s recreation programs and services. They provide management oversight of the purchase of equipment and supplies; direct the preparation of reports and maintenance of operational files and records; and represent the Department at meetings and conferences. Recreation Managers may be designated to act for the Superintendent in the latter’s absence; and performs other duties as assigned.
IDEAL CANDIDATE Recreation Managers must be strategic thinkers and problem solvers who can provide innovative, yet practical solutions to long-term challenges. They must be effective team builders who can lead, coach, train, empower and develop staff. They must be willing to build a collaborative, positive environment which builds employee engagement.
Recreation Managers of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department must understand public sector administration and its impact on community well-being; partner well with the public, local businesses and community stakeholders.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Parks and/or Recreation Administration or a related field; AND
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience supervising employees engaged in the planning/implementation of a broad range of recreational activities; AND
Possession of a valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment.
SUBSTITUTION: Additional qualifying experience as described above in minimum qualification #2 may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units.
Note: One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week).
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
Experience/Competence: Extensive background in recreation. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience, and accomplished results demonstrating positive organizational impact.
Strong, astute leader and communicator who can align the department’s vision and values by inspiring, advising and facilitating goal accomplishment.
Demonstrated expertise in successful team-building by developing direction and structure for subordinates to facilitate accomplishment of identified goals.
Solid experience in managing work groups by instructing and advising staff, assigning and delegating workload and tracking and evaluating performance.
Strong collaborator who understands public sector administration and its impact on community well -being, with experience in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve department goals.
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About San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America. San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course. The department manages an annual budget in excess of $230 million.