Recreation and Community Partnerships Supervisor

City of Ventura


Cultural Arts Programs
Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Dept
Recruitment #17-S52-001
Salary:  $68,870.67 - $92,287.73/year

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community?  Are you a natural leader with proven experience developing and delivering top-notch cultural arts programs? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Recreation and Community Partnerships Supervisor on the creative and collaborative Cultural Arts team in the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department.  To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply on line at by the 10/1/2017 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department, visit

Under direction, coordinates, organizes, and supervises major and/or multiple recreation, cultural, or social service programs.  Plans, directs, coordinates, and participates in assigned special projects and community events.  Provides specialized technical and professional assistance in assigned area of responsibility.
An eligibility list is being established to fill the current full-time vacancy in the Cultural Arts program, as well as future full-time, part-time and temporary related vacancies in the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department.


  • Is creative, and can develop innovative programs from scratch.
  • Has great attention to detail in the oversight and delivery of quality services and programs
  • Embraces new ideas and demonstrates initiative and interest in supervising a program area
  • Leads by example, and empowers staff to do the same
  • Fosters strong working relationships with staff, contractors, and the public
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates through actions a strong customer service work ethic
  • Is a natural leader who is able to effectively coach, train, motivate, evaluate and provide leadership to staff
  • Encourages teamwork and is able to work collaboratively with others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, while making logical decisions and meeting deadlines k collaboratively.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Coordinates, organizes, plans, and supervises multiple and varied programs within a major leisure services/recreational or cultural area, such as adult and youth sports, educational and after school programs, adaptive programs, interpretive programs, senior and adult programs/centers, public art, cultural events, and other community events and activities.
Develops, implements, and monitors designated programs' goals, objectives, and operational procedures to be reflective of community needs, the Recreation and Community Partnerships Department's over-all goals, policies, and priorities, and in compliance with pertinent governing rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Assists in the design, and implements new and modified programs and projects within designated program areas, based on analyses and assessment of community's leisure and cultural services needs and priorities.  Participates in the development of program objectives, design of action plans, projection of resource needs and requirements, and scheduling of frames and facilities for successful implementation.
Assists in the development of annual budget for assigned areas of responsibility. Prepares resource and revenue projections, administers and monitors assigned budget monies.  Tracks and analyzes revenues and expenditures on an ongoing basis.  Recommends budget adjustments as necessary.
Designs and initiates a variety of publicity and information strategies and materials to disseminate through appropriate channels to targeted community members.
Recommends program fees and participates in the development of additional funding sources according to Department and City policies and regulations, and per management approval.  Monitors fee collection, writes grants, and prepares cost/benefit analyses of programs.
Recruits, selects, trains, supervises, evaluates, and participates in progressive disciplinary process for assigned staff.  Analyzes current staffing needs and projects future requirements.  Monitors subordinates' performance on a continuous basis and prepares evaluations in a timely manner.
Plans, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff; determining job assignments, reviewing work products, and training staff as necessary. 
Coordinates designated recreation, cultural, and/or social services programs, events and activities with other City departments, outside agencies, and service providers.  Co-sponsors a variety of programs and events.  Serves as City liaison to various commissions and community groups as assigned.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises the collection of data regarding program effectiveness, as well as the community's future needs.  Compiles a comprehensive analysis for planning and developmental purposes.
Purchases or oversees the purchase of a variety of supplies, materials, and equipment for designated program areas.  Reviews and approves all requests for expenditures by assigned staff
Attends meetings, workshops, and conferences as required.  Makes presentations and provides information regarding assigned program areas, special projects, and events upon request.  Responds to citizen inquiries and input.
Performs related duties as required.

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in public administration, recreation, cultural arts, or social services, and two years of progressively responsible experience in leisure services or cultural program operations, including supervision of staff and program development, are required.

  Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

To view benefits, please visit our website at

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at

Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in October 2017, date to be determined.

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