Under direction of the Richland County Recreation Commission Board, the Executive Director is the Chief Operating Officer for the Richland County Recreation Commission and leads and manages all personnel, programs and activities of the Richland County Recreation Commission through subordinate personnel.
The Executive Director plans and directs the activities of the Richland County Recreation Commission which is made up of Recreation Services and Programs, Physical Education Programs, Community Parks, and Community Services.
Examples of Work:
Directs, organizes, administers and supervises the operation of the entire agency, which includes its finance, personnel, programming, master planning, budgeting and funding.
Recruits, hires and coordinates work assignments. Evaluates all personnel reporting directly to the Executive Director and approves the hiring of agency staff.
Recommends policy changes to the Commission Board, and interprets agency policies, procedures and regulations to staff and the public.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in this class.)
A demonstrated familiarity with the basic operation of a state, county or city recreation agency.
A self-starter able to work independently toward the accomplishment of the agency mission and goals.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Able to establish and carry out goals and objectives and to work effectively as a team leader and team member.
Minimum or Desired Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, recreation, parks management, physical education or related field is required. A master’s degree in public administration, recreation, parks management or related field is desirable.
A minimum of five to eight years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience in recreation, physical education, parks, community services and programming. Previous experience at the director level in a state, county or city agency or as a head in a large department is desirable. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) desirable. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which (as determined by the Board of Commissioners) may provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable (commensurate with education and experience)
MissionDedicated to enriching lives and connecting communities through diverse recreational opportunities.VisionTo be recognized as a leader in park management and the delivery of quality recreation programs in order to better promote health and improve the quality of life in Richland County.Vision DescriptionTo be the model recreation agency in the state of South Carolina.To be a leader in innova...tive parks, recreation programming and green initiatives.To be a nationally recognized leader in self-sustaining state-of-the-art recreational programming.To be recognized as “making a significant difference” in the quality of life in Richland County.To be a recognized leader in the state for preventive health programs.To be a health conscious agency through recreation and sports.To be highly effective in our community wellness programming initiatives.To see marked increase in utilization because of new programs.To be a “model agency” with superb parks, facilities and recreational programs.To become an agency with a greater number of adaptive recreation and facility options.To work in cooperation and collaboration with elected officials and community leaders.To become totally self-sufficient.To be recognized by NRPA (Gold Medal Award) and maintain our CAPRA certification.To have a fully functioning Foundation that has name recognition, is self-sustaining, can enhance the needs of RCRC, conduct special events, concerts, assist in any funding shortfall from the County and has higher success rates in grant awards.Core ValuesOur Agency’s Guiding Principles are:HONESTYTRUSTRESPECTCARINGINTEGRITY