Executive Director – M-BC Parks & Recreation

Executive Director – M-BC Parks & Recreation



POST OPEN JUNE 25, 2021 TO 4:00PM JULY 9, 2021

The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking an innovative and experienced leader to serve as the Executive Director. The successful candidate will need the technical skills and knowledge in the various areas of parks and facility management and programming, as well as the emotional intelligence, leadership qualities and cooperative team skills needed to advance the M-BC Parks & Recreation Department’s mission and vision for the community and its citizens. The Executive
Director of Parks and Recreation leads the department by planning, organizing, and directing activities of a full-service Parks and Recreation department to promote and ad-minister public, state and federal grants & funding to programs that benefit the community under policies established by the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide administration and leadership of programs and service delivery of parks and facility management and maintenance for the department
  • Develop policies, procedures and establish annual goals to foster innovation and improvement with allocated funding sources
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of the Parks Master Plan; lead staff in the creation and development of program goals and objectives, provide input and direction in the development of comprehensive master and site-specific plans
  • Direct implementation of department assets and facility management programs
  • Ensure staff is properly trained in areas of discipline by supervising employees and enforcing the Organization’s policies and procedures
  • Provide financial management and oversight for budget resources and revenues in the general fund
  • Conduct regular review of department expense and revenues; identify alternative funding resources for enhancing department development, programs and services
  • Oversee grant and capital improvement budgets
  • Monitor and review the department’s marketing plans and initiatives to ensure messages regarding programs and services are conveyed positively and consistently via various media outlets
  • Oversee and direct contract issues and renewals, review and approve substantial purchases
  • Attend, and may be required to lead, public meetings within the community to include various board and commission meetings and make presentations on park maintenance and development items
  • May be asked to perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires a high level of critical thinking and excellent analytical skills
  • Must be able to develop strategies for addressing goals and objectives; make fiscal and administrative decisions with multiple competing priorities
  • Prepare and present complex issues to the Board, Governing Bodies, and the Community at large
  • Experience in park maintenance, facility management, recreation, and staff management would be preferable.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Parks Administration, Recreation or closely-related field required (BA/BS); or a minimum of 5 years comparable experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Possession of a valid driver's license is required

Salary Information:  Salary $90,000-$140,000 based on education and experience. Please provide any salary requirements for consideration with resume packet.

To Apply:
All of the following must be submitted to be considered: M-BC Parks & Recreation application, a resume, cover letter, letters of reference and a signed reference contact authorization form.

The deadline is 4:00pm on Friday, July 9, 2021 by way of:
Mail/Hand Delivered:
M-BC Parks & Recreation
Attention: Executive Director Position
273 Woodbury Avenue,
Martinsburg, WV 25404
Email: [email protected]
M-BC Parks & Recreation


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