Bellevue’s Parks & Community Services builds a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, open spaces, recreation, cultural arts and community services. With 2,700 acres of parks and open space, Parks & Community Services provides a variety of traditional recreation and human service programs and activities that support the quality of life for all residents. The Community Services divisions provide a continuum of prevention, intervention and enhancement programs and services:
The Human Services divisionacts as a planner, funder and facilitator. Programs and services are designed to help individuals living in Bellevue meet basic needs.
The Probation division monitors adult misdemeanor offenders and holds them accountable for court-ordered sanctions.
Recreation Programs and Facilities provide a range of recreation events, activities and services for all ages and abilities.
Family, Youth & Teens Services creates a diverse and accessible environment to provide youth with hands-on experiences to learn confidence and integrity.
About the Position
The Parks & Community Services Department is seeking an Assistant Director to provide innovation, vision and management expertise for several Community Services divisions which provide a continuum (prevention, intervention and enhancement) of programs and services. The position directs and integrates Community Services work including the following;
Oversees three divisions: human services; misdemeanant probation; youth, teen and family services; and recreation facilities. Manages community partnerships as assigned.
Develops and implements broad policies and procedures and innovative approaches to service delivery, performance measurement and financial development and control.
Establishes and maintains a diverse working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.
Recognizes the value and strength of a diverse work force and community and uses an equity and social justice lens to level the playing field.
Works collaboratively within the department, city and community to build positive relationships and community partnerships. Serves as a city’s representative to assigned committees and organizations.
Participates in or facilitates citywide committees and task forces.
The city of Bellevue is seeking a skilled, visionary leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff to get measurable results.
The chosen candidate will have a team-focused management style and support a collaborative One City organizational effort to achieve high-performance in every part of the City government. The ideal candidate will possess the capacity to be an effective mentor and leader for staff and set a positive example of competence, professionalism, trust, energy and industriousness.
It is important for the Parks & Community Services, Assistant Director to demonstrate the City of Bellevue's executive core competencies of managing ambiguity, maintaining a global perspective, making good and timely decisions, building effective networks and gaining buy-in and commitment while leading with vision and purpose. Promoting diversity through understanding and practicing access, equity, inclusion, opportunity and cultural competency is also central to the role.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to develop positive working relationships with the leadership team, elected officials, staff, contractors, community leaders, representatives of the other governmental agencies and the public.
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, parks and recreation management, social work or related field.
Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in Parks and Recreation, Human Services, Community Services and personnel management as well as supervisory experience.
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Internal Number: 18-00047
About City of Bellevue
Bellevue operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of seven members, elected at-large, serving staggered four-year terms. Council Members select a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from among themselves. The Council sets the general policies of the City, which the City Manager and City Staff implement. Bellevue, a full-service city, has more than 1,300 employees and a 2017-2018 adopted budget of $1.51 billion.
The City of Bellevue is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to its residents and businesses. With a culture of high performance, Bellevue has adopted an organizational philosophy called “One City” that embraces shared leadership, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and performance management. Employees are dedicated to each other’s success and to stellar community outcomes. We share leadership to generate the passion, commitment and creativity of every employee.
The City of Bellevue is dynamic, international and multicultural, future-focused and diversity. Five essential, enduring core values guide our actions and decision making: Exceptional Public Service, Stewardship, Commitment to Employees, Integrity and Innovation. We val...ue all employees and their contributions. The City invests in its staff and encourages and rewards employee growth and development. We build on our commonalities and our differences.