Employment Type: Full-Time
THE CITY OF COSTA MESA IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR
THE POSITION OF RECREATION MANAGER
For detailed information about this opportunity, see the Recreation Manager brochure.
This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. The first application review date is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
The City of Costa Mesa encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California's incomparable coastline. Located in Orange County on the 'coastal tableland' above Newport Beach, Costa Mesa has established a reputation as one of the area's leading cultural and business centers. Its predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, finance/insurance and real estate. Since its incorporation in 1952, the City has transformed form a quiet suburban community with deep farming roots, to a world-class city featuring some of the best restaurants, retail centers, and cultural arts in the nation.
The City offers its diverse population of residents two municipal golf courses and 32 neighborhood and community parks, including Fairview Park, a 208 acre nature park with trails and wetlands. There are also 20 public schools, two libraries, and three colleges and universities in city limits and many other universities, colleges, and trade schools nearby.
Costa Mesa takes pride in its abundance of cultural and economic opportunities. Prominent centers of cultural and economic activity within the City include: The Orange County Performing Arts Center, Tony Award Winning South Coast Repertory Theater, Orange County Fairgrounds, The Lab Anti-Mall, and Metro Pointe. The City is also home to South Coast Plaza, a luxury retail destination with more than 250 boutiques, 30 restaurants, and the Segerstrom Concert Hall and Center of Arts. Thee volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, estimated at more than $1.5 billion annually, makes it one of the most successful retail destinations in the United States. The community has established its identity in the region as the 'City of Arts', but is also a center for cutting edge youth apparel and sporting goods manufacturers.
Residents enjoy a mild Southern California climate, perfect for year-round leisure and recreation. It's location and proximity to I-405 and SR 1 provides easy access to many of the area's major attractions such as beaches, mountain regions, high and low deserts, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, The Honda Center, Angel Stadium, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles. With an ideal location, business-friendly atmosphere, and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer.
The City is currently seeking to fill its Recreation Manager position. Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Community Services, the Recreation Manager plans, organizes and manages recreational, community and senior services programs for the department. Will direct the work of the Recreation Supervisors and other professional, administrative and support staff and manage various program budgets, foster and maintain relations with community and business representatives and support various committees and commissions.
This position manages the development and administration of comprehensive municipal recreation, community, and senior services programs and events, including the effective operation of a variety of community centers, dog park, recreation areas and senior center facilities and equipment. This position exercises considerable independent judgment and ingenuity in creating and staffing programs, raising funds and controlling costs, and interpreting the needs and desires of the community.
The ideal Recreation Manager will have a passion for improving services to the community. Must also have a proven track record of visionary and collaborative leadership and successful experience mentoring a progressive workforce. The Recreation Manager must have the highest level of integrity and strong work ethic and be able to inspire staff to be responsive to the needs of citizens while maintaining a high quality of service.
Appointment will be made within the range of $101,112 - $135,492 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Application & Selection Process
To be considered for this desirable opportunity, candidates must submit an application online.
Candidates must also provide four (4) professional references representing various organization levels into the 'References' section of the online application.