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The Executive Director of the Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD) directs and manages all activities and operations of the District. Under the direction of the CVPRD Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for establishing and enforcing major departmental policies. This position is also responsible for the direct and indirect supervision of all District employees.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Develop a plan to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing recreation programs and services while managing the growth of the District.
Practice fiscal responsibility by operating within an established budget and advise the Board of any significant or substantial deviations that affect the District.
Promote and enhance the image of the District through community involvement and enrichment opportunities.
Work with the Human Resource Department to develop a staff empowerment strategy that ensures continuity and competitive development.
Develop and enhance relationships with community leaders and business partners to aid in future projects as it pertains to growth of the District.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
The following duties are intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Board may change these duties at any time.
Manage and supervise operations to achieve goals within available resources; plan and organize workloads and staff assignments; train, motivate, and evaluate staff; review progress and direct changes as needed.
Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long-term plans; gather, interpret and prepare data for reports. Coordinate park and recreation activities with other agencies as needed.
Assist the Board in updating and implementing the Master Plan; manage all aspects of constructing new and maintaining current recreation facilities.
Represent and promote the District through regular interactions with government officials, private contractors, business and individual donors and sponsors, consultants, and other stakeholders. Attend community meetings as needed.
Provide professional advice to the CVPRD Board of Directors.
Prepare a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making, including reports and presentations for monthly board meetings.
Develop and implement plans, policies and procedures for efficient and effective operations and maintenance. Enforce District expectations and policies by communicating to staff and the public. Ensure compliance with, justify and defend District policies and programs.
In accordance with State statutes, supervise the preparation and administration of the annual budget; ensure that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; perform cost control activities; monitor revenues and expenditures to ensure sound fiscal controls.
Monitors all deposits and records, approve all accounts payable, including all program and facility expenditures.
Supervise District human resource functions. Assist and encourage staff in the performance of their duties by providing meaningful and timely feedback and appraisals. Effectively address employee performance problems and clearly define expectations.
Implement changes and/or new programs to meet the recreational needs of the community.
Respond to public inquiries by answering emails, phone calls and meeting with citizens to resolve concerns and complaints in a timely manner.
Exhibit pride in oneself, the District and the community. Conduct oneself in a professional manner.
Review cost estimates for improvements in facilities and equipment; oversees construction projects and improvements.
Works with the Safety Committee to develop and implement a risk management plan in accordance with industry standards and safety practices.
Demonstrate leadership by making or supporting decisions that reflect the CVPRD mission and goals.
Oversee the District’s Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA), programs and services with other agencies, municipalities and counties operating within the area.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws, local statutes, ordinances, standards, procedures and trends.
Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, loyalty and ethical behavior.
The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
JOB LOCATION AND EQUIPIMENT UTILIZED:
Most duties are performed in an office setting during normal business hours. The Executive Director is required to attend meetings, workshops and events outside of normal business hours. The ability to operate standard office equipment including copiers, scanners, printers, telephones, and computers utilizing MS Office software are required. The Executive Director must be able to communicate thoroughly and effectively, orally and in writing. This position works independently and as part of a team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:
Understanding of the principles and practices of park and recreation programing
Knowledge of the facilities and equipment needed in broad parks and recreational programs
Techniques and equipment need in the major components of construction, maintenance, and operation of public areas and facilities.
Community recreation needs and resource planning
Ability to motivate, lead, and supervise employees
Ability to deal constructively with conflict and to develop consensus
Ability to interpret, understand, and comply with complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, standards and laws
Ability to coordinate, analyze and utilize a variety of reports and records
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, government agencies, private businesses and the public.
Maintain interest and enthusiasm with public and private groups
Knowledge of basic principles of finance
Ability to develop, manage, monitor and maintain budgets
SUPERVISON RECIEVED: Works under the direction of the CVPRD Board of Directors.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Executive Director directly supervises the administration and upper management level staff. Indirectly supervises all other District employees.
Requires a BA or BS in Parks and Recreation Management, Public Administration, or related and relevant field of study, and a minimum of five years’ experience in a high level executive or management position at a parks and recreation agency or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in public administration, municipal accounting and budgeting, and personnel management.
Valid Colorado driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALFICATIONS:
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
Master’s degree preferred
About Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District
Established in 1983, the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District is a special district covering roughly 45 square miles, including the communities of Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and rural areas that surround the Tri-Towns in Colorado.
Through the management of two facilities, the District offers new as well as traditional programming. The main recreation facility is a 50,000 square foot center that hosts a 25 yard, six lane lap pool, an activity pool with amenities such as logs, lazy river, 18 ft. slide, and a kid’s splash pool. The aquatics section also offers a steam room and a hot tub for guests. Outside of the pool area the facility houses a dance studio, two gymnasiums, cardio room, fitness studios, a state of the art weight room, a child care facility and public meetings spaces. The second facility is across the street and houses the District’s Gymnastics Center and Senior Center.
The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District strives to increase and enhance recreational opportunities by providing a variety of quality programs and activities for the residents of Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and surrounding communities.