SENIOR COMMUNITY & LIBRARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR-Senior Services & Arts and Cultural Services
City of Huntington Beach
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Salary: $83,553 - $111,966 annually
Arts & Cultural Resources
Plus an excellent benefits package
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
The City of Huntington Beach is located in northwestern Orange County, 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 90 miles northwest of San Diego. With a population of about 202,265 residents, Huntington Beach is the fourth largest city in Orange County and the 24th largest city in California. Known as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach features nearly 8.5 miles of spectacular beaches and one of the largest recreational piers in the world. The City is home to a thriving beach community and is consistently named as one of the top ten beaches in California. The City hosts an annual visitor population of over 11 million people, featuring numerous large-scale special events, surf competitions, and festivals. Even with its swell of summer visitors, Huntington Beach has been listed for decades as among the FBI's safest cities in the nation. In 2021, WalletHub ranked Huntington Beach as the best-run city in California. The City is supported by nearly 1,500 employees and has a General Fund budget of $285 million (total budget $508 million).
While Huntington Beach is no stranger to front-page news, it’s really what’s happening behind the scenes that makes the City a fantastic place to live, work, and visit. Huntington Beach has emerged as a regional leader in the development of innovative services, like the City’s Project HOPE mobile crisis response program, increasing beach access by rolling out ADA accessible Mobi-Mats, and standing up a homeless navigation center.
Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we're looking for the "right people" to serve as Senior Community and Library Services Supervisor at the Senior Center in Central Park and at the Art Center.
First and foremost, the City is seeking an individual who has an unwavering commitment to team-based environment, and recognizes that leaders must be focused always on serving their people. For us in Huntington Beach, successful candidates must be genuinely committed to living our organization’s behavioral values, which include:
Humility… be willing to place the team before self.
Exceptionality… be really (REALLY) good at what you do.
Social Awareness… say and do those things that bring people together.
Passion… recognize the awesome responsibility we have to serve the people of HB.
Integrity… live our values authentically.
Outside of these behavioral characteristics, we’re also looking for candidates who are ready to grow and develop and who can envision new ways to improve and enhance services.
The mission statement of the Community & Library Services Department is to "provide outstanding programs, services and facilities that enhance and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors" and to "welcome, empower, and enrich our community by providing innovative and traditional library services that inspire and encourage transformation and growth." The Community & Library Services Department carries out this mission by providing a full spectrum of year-round and seasonal recreational, cultural, human, and library services programs.
The Senior Community and Library Services Supervisor provides leadership and direction for the Huntington Beach Art Center or the Senior Center in Central Park, and related recreation and human service programs. Supervises, coordinates and oversees the program development, operations, staff, and marketing. Depending on assignment, works to implement and develop programs to serve all seniors with a strong focus on low income seniors, or implements a strong arts program supporting the cultural affairs of the City.
Examples of Essential Duties
Supervises, plans, coordinates, and oversees a variety of community services programs.
Oversees the operations of the Art Center, including performing arts, visual arts, special events or museum programs
Liaisons with the Huntington Beach Art Foundation
Develops and recommends policies for the Art Center and related programs; oversees program development, marketing and implementation
Develops, plans, and implements artistic, cultural, and educational programs that include art exhibitions, gallery/studio tours, lectures, poetry readings, and an active studio program
Determines and implements annual exhibition plan; plans and develops related special programs for each exhibition; directs development of arts classes, oversees recruitment of teachers and instructors, and provides guidance to developers of art
Oversees maintenance of Art Center facilities and equipment; arranges for necessary repairs; assists with the development of the program’s operating budget
Serves as the City’s primary liaison with community groups, business organizations, corporate partners, government agencies, other City departments, the media and the public for cultural affairs
Senior Center in Central Park
Supervises the operations, centers, and staff of human services and recreation programs serving the needs of senior, low income, and other targeted resident groups
Educates residents and community organizations on aging and health issues and the availability of community resources to meet their needs
Works closely with the Huntington Beach Council on Aging to ensure proper alignment with agency mission and goals
Networks with outside agencies, for profit and non-profit as well as government entities that can enhance our delivery of service; develops strategies with local large medical groups to provide on-going funding of key programs, including fitness and care management
Develops and recommends policies for the Senior Center in Central Park and related programs; oversees program development, marketing and implementation
Manages operations within the senior or recreation services center including events and activities; works with staff and outside service providers to develop new center programs and classes; reviews client progress with case management staff
Ensures delivery of services including educational and direct services such as meals to homes, case management, and transportation; organizes fund and food raising programs; solicits and collects donations
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, Human or Social Services, Fine Arts or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in community center management, public relations, recreation, or related experience, including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Experience in art or cultural center management preferred for Art Center assignment. Experience in human or social services, including client assessment and referral preferred for Senior Center in Central Park assignment.
License/Certificates: A valid California Class C driver license with an acceptable driving record required by time of appointment and throughout employment.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Application Review - Apply online. Applicants best meeting the city's needs will be invited to participate in the examination process.
Examination(s) - A virtual oral exam (weighted 100%) is tentatively scheduled for December 14, 2023.