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Director of Recreation and Community Services
City of Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita, CA is seeking a Director of Recreation and Community Services.  The Director of Recreation and Community Services will report directly to the City Manager and will serve as a member of the City’s Leadership Team. This position will make independent decisions on complex City issues that shape and impact the City and provide support to the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission and the Arts Commission. In addition, this position will ensure responsible processes, procedures, and controls; oversee departmental fiscal policies and budgets; lead and participate in organizational and departmental strategic planning; and develop and encourage a positive working environment. The Director will establish a shared City vision and work collaboratively and cooperatively with all other City departments. The Director of Recreation and Community Services will be a dynamic and collaborative leader with a strong work ethic, strategic awareness, sense of vision, a cooperative spirit, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong business acumen. The Director will have an engaging management style with a successful track record of creating and implementing innovative and nontraditional approaches to challenges while maintaining energy and enthusiasm within the department. The successful candidate shall have expertise in the areas of recreation, community services, arts, and open space management; budget administration; and the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with City Council, regional and business partners, surrounding cities, governmental agencies, staff, and the community, through open and respectful dialogue. The City seeks someone who is responsive, approachable and non-bureaucratic and can demonstrate the ability to work positively and effectively with staff, develop talent, promote positive morale, and develop a team-oriented working environment.

Location: Santa Clarita, California
Salary: $167,377 - $203,465
Final filing date: First review of applications: April 15, 2019

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.