PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR

CA ORANGE COUNTY, CA | Temporary

Post Date: 03/10/2015 Job ID: 1144 Municipal Skills and Departments: PARKS & REC./COMMUNITY/HUMAN SERVICES Pay Rate: 0.00
A government organization in Orange County, CA is looking for an experienced Director of Parks and Recreation to fill this full-time position for 4+ months. This is a temporary position but can become extended or permanent at the clients discretion. Compensation is DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, coordinates, and prepares and administers the budget for the Parks and Recreation Department, including arts education, performing arts, arts exhibition, museum programs, all recreation programs, and directs facilities operations.
Analyzes community arts and recreation program needs and desires, availability of resources, existing programs, and other factors in developing departmental programs; prepares or directs the preparation of proposals concerning departmental activities for consideration by the General Manager, including grant proposals.
Serves as executive secretary and provides administrative support for Agency commissions or committees; coordinates activities of the Department with those of school districts, art associations, and other agencies; meets with community leaders and groups to review policies of the Department and promote involvement and assistance in conducting programs; monitors and directs departmental promotional efforts.
Establishes general policies, procedures, and guidelines to be observed by departmental staff; resolves citizen complaints or problems concerning activities of the Department which cannot be handled by subordinates; coordinates activities of the Department with those of other Agency departments.
Education and Experience: A Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Arts Administration, Fine Arts, Theater, Recreation, or a related field, is required. Possession of a Master's Degree is highly desirable. A minimum of ten years of extensive, progressively responsible experience in the development and administration of arts and recreation programs; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

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