Recreation & Community Services Director

City of Campbell

The City of Campbell announces an employment opportunity for:

Recreation & Community Services Director

Open Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Close Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $14,771.47 - $19,319.73 per month


The Position:

The Recreation and Community Services Director reports to the City Manager and is focused on providing superb customer service through the delivery of high quality and cost effective services.  The Recreation Department is viewed as responsive, with the ability to deliver a broad array of programs and services.  In driving key business partnerships with public and private organizations, the Director must continue to serve as a team-oriented leader who offers innovative solutions and facilitates    ongoing communications with all stakeholders.

Serving as a key strategic resource as part of the City’s executive team, the Director will take a leadership role in helping mentor and lead a great team of employees while actively involving the community and residents.

The Recreation and Community Services Director plans, organizes, analyzes and directs the delivery of Recreation and Community Services activities and programs.  The Director has an essential role in fiscal management, while maintaining the successful operation of the Campbell Community Center, Theater, Museum, Ainsley House and Adult Center.  Incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment, knowledge, and initiative in establishing efficient and effective departmental operations consistent with City Council policies and administrative guidelines.

Ideal Candidate: 

The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in recreation with exposure to a variety of program types. Someone who is familiar and sensitive to working with the unique challenges that are inherent to this position.  Someone who deals well with families, preschoolers and their parents, seniors, teen recreation staff, fitness instructors, museum board and foundation members and theatre management. An individual with strong budget  experience with an understanding of cost recovery and the ability to explore unique funding opportunities and community partnerships. An individual with experience in supervising a year-round aquatics program, summer day camps, preschool programs, and experience in supervising special events, working with non-profits and fundraising is being sought.  The City seeks an individual who will build on the team environment that exists among the staff and who has very good interpersonal skills.  The desired candidate will be a self-starter, results-oriented individual with good communication and strong interpersonal skills who has integrity, is ethical, energetic and innovative.

Education and Experience:

This position will require an experience base of a minimum of five years of management experience in recreation/leisure   services (Master's Degree in recreation/leisure services may be substituted for one year of the required experience).  Education equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major work in recreation/leisure services, or closely  related field.

Application and Selection Process:

This recruitment will close at 5pm on Friday, April 3, 2020. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete a City application on or Completed employment application, cover letter and resume must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 5pm on the final filing date. Following the closing date, application materials will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the interview process.  Should you have any questions, please contact:

City of Campbell, Human Resources

70 N. First Street

Campbell, CA 95008

408-866-2122 or

 The City of Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Campbell upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.