The Bainbridge Decatur County Recreation Authority is seeking an innovative and experienced leader to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will bring not only the technical skills and knowledge in the areas of parks and facility management and programming, but also the emotional intelligence, leadership qualities and cooperative team skills needed to advance the Authority’s mission and vision for the community and citizens. The Executive Director leads the Authority by planning, organizing, and directing activities of a full-service Recreation Authority to promote and administer public, state and federal grant programs that benefit the community under policies established by the Authority Board.
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to the Bainbridge Decatur County Recreation Authority, Attn: Recreation Director Search, P.O. Box 7520, Bainbridge, GA 39818, or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application submittal is 5:00 p.m., December 4, 2020. Applications may also be hand delivered to 205 W. Water Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817.
The Bainbridge – Decatur County Recreation Authority is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free workplace. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires a high level of critical thinking and excellent analytical skills
Must be able to develop strategies for addressing goals and objectives; make fiscal and administrative decisions with multiple competing priorities.
Prepare and present complex issues to internal and external customers.
Experience in park maintenance and recreation programs; knowledge of planning and supporting large programs and community events would be highly beneficial
Maintain professional and technical knowledge and skills through involvement with professional organizations and maintain required certifications/licenses.
Certifications, Licenses or Other Requirements
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) highly preferred.
Active involvement in the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) preferred.
Active involvement in other State Professional Organizations preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Parks Administration, Recreation or closely related field required (BA/BS)
Minimum of ten (10) years directly related experience.
Experience in local government is required, with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license within 90 days of hire
About Bainbridge Decatur County Recreation Authority
The Bainbridge Decatur County Recreation Authority exists to inspire and empower the residents of Bainbridge and Decatur County, of all ages and diversities, by providing fun competitive sports, special events and safe facilities that encourage health and wellness to strengthen individuals and our community.