The City of Chandler, Arizona is conducting a national search for the next leader to oversee all aspects of its Community Services Department. This is an exciting career opportunity to lead an exceptional department that consists of Library Services, Parks Development and Maintenance, and Recreation. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of proactive, participative management experience and possess excellent relationship building skills coupled coupled with excellent project management, communication, problem solving and leadership skills.
The Community Services Department is responsible for parkland acquisition, park planning, design/development, and maintenance of 1,242.19 acres of developed parkland and 65 individual park sites. The Recreation Division provides year-round programs that include adult sports leagues and tournaments, youth sport camps, special events, instructional classes, and programs for youth, teens, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. The division operates the Chandler Community Center and Senior Center, Snedigar Recreation Center and Snedigar Sportsplex, Espee Bike Park, Snedigar Skate Park, Paseo Vista Archery Range, Tumbleweed Recreation Center and Tennis Center, and Veterans Oasis Environmental Education Center, among other facilities. In addition, the Aquatics division operates and maintains six aquatic centers and five fountains.
The City operates four public libraries throughout the city, two on shared campuses with the Chandler Unified School District.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Recreation or related field
• Ten (10) years progressively responsible public sector experience managing recreation and aquatics programs, park operations, and libraries including five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Residency in the City of Chandler is required within one year of appointment.
For consideration for this opportunity, please apply on-line at http://www.chandleraz.gov/jobs by May 6, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: The City offers an attractive benefit package including affordable medical, dental and vision programs, wellness programs, retirement health savings, deferred compensation, vacation, sick leave, holidays, short term disability, group life and commuter insurance an and array of voluntary benefits. The City of Chandler participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Internal Number: 1900217
About City of Chandler
The City of Chandler, one of Arizona's first master-planned cities, is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and has a current population of approximately 259,264. Industry leaders such as Intel, Northrop Grumman, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Rogers Corporation, Waymo, PayPal and Microchip have chosen Chandler not only because of what the City offers businesses, but also because of its people. Chandler is a young, family oriented community - the median age is just over 31 years. Chandler is an increasingly diverse community in terms of ethnicity, religion and income. Sixty-seven percent of Chandler's citizens have some college education.With more than 330 days of sunshine a year, Chandler encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, hiking and biking are easily accessible to residents.Called the "Innovative and Technology Hub of the Southwest" because of its wide variety of high technology industries, the City has developed good relationships with the business community and Chamber of Commerce and has a very strong job base. The City of Chandler operates under the council-manager form of gov...ernment. The City has a capital budget of $875 million and a workforce of 1,650 FTE. In 2010, Chandler was selected as a winner of the prestigious All-America City Award by the National Civic League.