Parks and Recreation Director

$171,720 - $208,726 yearly
  • Peckham & McKenney
  • Hollister, CA, USA
  • Mar 18, 2024
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

Parks and Recreation Director

City of Hollister, California

 

The City of Hollister is nestled in San Benito County, 47 miles South of San Jose, along Highway 156 near the San Luis Reservoir. Historically an agricultural community established by ranchers and farmers, Hollister has a population of more than 40,000 residents and has developed into an anchor community for the surrounding area, drawing residents, businesses, and tourists to its beautiful weather, charming downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, diverse workforce, friendly people, and rural roots.

 

The beautiful hills and valleys of San Benito County make Hollister a dreamland for those who love the outdoors. Hollister Hills offers over 6,800 acres of scenic and varied terrain for off-highway vehicles as well as dedicated hiking, bicycling, & equestrian trails. Only miles away from Pinnacles National Park, and with back country roads for bikers, the City is an ideal location for nature-lovers. Hollister is home to the widely popular Independence Day Motorcycle Rally, which began in 1947 and is believed to be the event that gave rise to the “American Biker”.   In the midst of exponential residential and commercial growth, the City of Hollister maintains its independence, small-town charm, and agricultural/ranching heritage in its community and business-friendly environment. For more information on this charming city, please visit the City of Hollister’s website at www.hollister.ca.gov

The City seeks an accomplished professional with a strong “service-first” orientation and a proven performance record in working collaboratively with staff and community partners to deliver high-quality parks, programs and facilities, with a background park operations and maintenance, recreation programming and Landscape & Lighting Districts.  Candidates with a strong background in park maintenance and development and other facets of recreational programming are encouraged to apply. 

Customer service and responsiveness are values modeled and promoted by this individual.  The next Director will be a strategic thinker, politically astute but not political, technically competent with a strong sense of community and a “can-do” attitude.  The next Director will value the traditions that make the Hollister community unique while embracing a sense of innovation, inclusion and diversity.

A candidate who communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and who is comfortable engaging with internal and external stakeholders will be a good fit for the position.  

 

The annual salary range is $171,719.86 to $208,726.44.  Placement within this range dependent upon qualifications.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney

www.peckhamandmckenney.com

 

Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

 

Filing Deadline:          April 21, 2024