Arlington County Government is seeking a dynamic and creative senior manager to serve as the Division Chief of Community Recreation within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). The Chief is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and coordination for community recreation programs for all ages and abilities, including therapeutic recreation services, arts, wellness, preschool, elementary and teen year-round and summer programs, and senior centers. The Chief ensures that the Community Recreation Division operates efficiently and effectively in its day-to-day business and strategically plans for future trends in community based recreation programs and services. The major focus of this position is overseeing the management of the County's recreation programs by introducing innovative management strategies and ensuring resources are effectively managed.
The Chief will establish and cultivate effective relationships with other divisions within DPR, other County departments, Arlington Public Schools, community and regional organizations, and interested stakeholders. The goal of these relationships is to ensure the delivery of recreational programs for all ages and abilities, facilitating support services to ensure the community's ease of participation in DPR's programs and access to facilities, and implementation of related departmental plans and policies. Reporting directly to the DPR Director, this member is part of the department's Executive Leadership Team.
Arlington County's strong economy, diverse population, significant national landmarks, unsurpassed quality of life, engaged community and world-renowned location (a stone's throw from the Nation's Capital), makes it the ideal place to work, live and play. Arlington County has a 2017 operating budget of $1.1 billion and employs approximately 3,700 highly dedicated employees. For more information and to apply go to: http://careers.arlingtonva.us
Arlington County is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich va...riety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business. The community values its parks and open space and regularly rates parks and recreation amenities as very good to excellent.