City of Alameda
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Work Schedule
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
The City of Alameda is pursuing an experienced recreation and parks executive administrator with innovative and strategic thinking, excellent problem-solving, collaborative community engagement, and strong interpersonal skills to lead the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department as the next Director.

The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) serves a community of nearly 80,000 and is California’s third oldest recreation program with deep community roots and significant project development opportunities. The department manages:
 - 26 parks spanning 200 acres
 - 17 additional recreational facilities
 - 45- hole golf course oversight
 - Diverse array of programming and events for all ages with 120,000 enrolled participants annually.

ARPD staff includes 31 full-time, 300+ seasonal part-time and 250 volunteers with a $13 million annual operating and $7 million capital budgets. Strong project management is sought to support projects now in design including: an ecological habitat park, fully inclusive designed community park, joint school district pool facility rebuild and a new City Aquatic Center.

The ARPD Director coordinates across City departments to develop and implement climate action and sustainability, the Urban Forest Plan, Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Plan and citywide Strategic Plan. The department supports the Recreation and Parks Commission and Golf Commission. ARPD partners and maintains effective relationships with the Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation, school district, numerous non-profit organizations, stakeholders, other agencies and our community. 

The ARPD Director will report to the Assistant City Manager and work with an experienced, cohesive Executive Team. The Director will closely engage with department staff to motivate and empower them to further the department’s programs and initiatives, establish priorities, policies and direction, develop and oversee the department budget, secure and manage grants and supplemental funding and work collaboratively with organizations and individuals throughout Alameda.

Ideal Candidate
 - An Executive Level experienced in recreation and parks in a local government and/or non profit organization with a record of collaboration, strategic coordination, and project management;
 - A collaborative team builder to support and develop an experienced recreation and parks team;
 - A positive communicator actively engaging staff, community groups, and residents;
 - Ready to take on new challenges and opportunities to meet changing community and social service needs; and
 - Flexible, innovative and ready to explore new challenges and opportunities to learn.

Compensation & Benefits
The Salary Range for the Recreation & Parks Director is $188,073 - $228,605 annually based on a 37.5 hour work week; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications. 

The City also offers a competitive benefits package, including:
Retirement Program – Classic members established with PERS on or before 12/31/2012 will be assigned a retirement formula of 2.0% at 55. Employees hired on 01/01/2013 or later and who are not eligible for reciprocity with another California public retirement system, are classified as New PERS members and will be assigned a retirement formula of 2.0% at 62. Classic members pay a total pre-tax contribution of 8.868% (7% employee contribution and 1.868% employee paid City contribution). New members pay half the normal cost as determined by PERS, for FY22/23 New Members pay 8.25%. The City does not participate in Social Security; however, employees contribute 1.45% for Medicare.
Medical, Dental & Life Insurance – Pre-tax monthly allowance up to $2,523.31 City contribution towards selected CalPERS medical plan; depending upon health plan and number insured; dental insurance fully covered for the employee and all eligible dependents; and a $100,00 life insurance policy provided by the City.
Vacation – 150 hours of vacation per year, increasing according to length of service time up to a max of 187.5 hours annually.
Holidays – 11 observed holidays plus 5.5 floating holidays.
Sick Leave – 90 hours per year. Unused sick leave is converted to CalPERS service credit upon retirement.
Transportation Allowance – $250 per month.
Administrative Leave - 60 Hours per fiscal year - cashed out if not used.
Long-Term Disability – The City provides LTD insurance up to $8,000 per month.
Optional Benefits – Several optional insurance plans are available to eligible employees including vision, flexible spending account, dependent care program, long-term care, additional life insurance and 457 deferred compensation plans.

Submit your resume and cover letter athttp://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alamedaca
The final filing date is 5:00 PM, Friday, April 14, 2023.
If you have questions regarding this position or process, please contact: Jessica Romeo, Human Resource Director, (510) 747-4916 or jromeo@alamedaca.gov.