Director of Parks & Recreation – Palm Springs, CA

Client: City of Palm Springs, California
Position: Director of Parks & Recreation
Closing Date: Closed

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The City of Palm Springs is seeking a Director of Parks & Recreation to head the City’s Department of Recreation (27 full-time staff and a budget of $5.7 Million). Serving at the pleasure of the City Manager the Director of Parks & Recreation is responsible for ensuring overall accountability for effective operations and control of the City’s recreation programs including parks and recreation, athletics and aquatics, youth services, facility rentals, contracts classes and services, cultural programs, golf course, parades and events, and facility and recreation management and maintenance programs. Additionally, the Director of Parks & Recreation will oversee departmental fiscal policies and budgets, strategic planning, and develop and encourage a positive working environment. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in parks, community services, and cultural programming which includes 2 years of administrative and supervisory experience along with management of professional staff, preferably in a public agency. A Bachelor’s degree in public, business, recreation administration, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. The annual salary range for this position is up to $166,992 DOE/DOQ. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.