Apply by 03/25/19 at www.metroparkstacoma.org/jobs
Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, manage the planning, organization, administration and direction of assigned recreation divisions. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff and provide leadership in the administration of the overall departmental organization.
Oversee the development of all business plans associated with the assigned units. Ensure the linkage and alignment of business plans with the Mission Led Comprehensive Program Plan, and Strategic Master Plan.
Manage the activities of the assigned operational unit, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, rules and/or standards.
Provide and inspire a culture which encourages collaboration and employee development and practices effective leadership by empowering staff to make decisions. Recruit, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff, direct and coordinate staff training.
Implement department responsibilities within the Strategic Master Plan and Mission Led Comprehensive Plan; establish and report on the department work plan, benchmarks and performance measurement objectives.
Assess community needs and develop a variety of recreational, cultural, and educational programs/services and assure appropriate program interpretation for the general public; develop and implement a plan to inform education and communicate the benefits of parks and recreation to the Tacoma community.
Develop and prepare biennial budget for areas of direct responsibility; Review, approve and submit the recommended program budgets for assigned units; create cost centers and incorporate outcome measures; analyze and review financial and outcome data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
Participate in special projects, a variety of hearings, task forces, meetings, committees, and/or training sessions. Represent the department on multiple cross-departmental committees and work groups.
Communicate with other administrators, District personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs within assigned unit, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information; communicate with Board of Park Commissioners via the Director of Parks and Recreation and Executive Director regarding issues related to District operations; serve as departmental liaison to government agencies.
Create and work with external partners to enhance program delivery and maximize the use of resources.
Identify alternative funding through other city, state, federal, and other governmental agencies and grantors.
Participate in the administration and leadership of the overall department and organization.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations related to assigned programs, activities and operations to the general public and special interest groups. Recommend and prepare policy and procedure changes to assist in program operation or as assigned as district wide policy review.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Recreation Program Administration or related field, and five (5) years increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
About Metro Parks Tacoma
Metro Parks Tacoma was created in 1907 as a municipal corporation to manage park, recreation and zoological services and facilities for the citizens of Tacoma, Dash Point and Browns Point, Washington. Governed by an elected five-member board of park commissioners, Metro Parks Tacoma maintains and cares for more than 100 parks and open spaces in the Tacoma area including Point Defiance Park with its Zoo and Aquarium, Boathouse Marina, and Fort Nisqually; Northwest Trek Wildlife Park near Eatonville, WA; W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory; Meadow Park Golf Course; and Ruston Way waterfront parks including Les Davis Pier.Metro Parks Tacoma includes approximately 247 full-time employees and 600-800 part-time/seasonal employees. Career full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life and state retirement benefits and paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.